Buying gifts for your boyfriend can be tough. What do you buy the man who already has everything – you are, after all, the perfect partner!
If shopping for the perfect gifts for your boyfriend is stressing you out, take a deep breath in. You’ve come to the right place. Sure, it’s hard to find a good gift that is both fun and practical. Most things are one or the other.
But, instead of fretting over what material things you can buy him, why not consider buying something that gives him an adventurous experience instead? It’s fun, memorable, and serves as an opportunity for the two of you to make memories!
Our list of the best adventure gifts for your boyfriend is sure to get his heart racing and put a smile on his face. From camping gear to unforgettable outdoor experiences, we’ve got you covered for his birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.
Calling Action Man! Sports gear gifts for your boyfriend
If your boyfriend is the active type, it’s not difficult to find something that will get his wheels spinning! Sports gifts are both fun and practical. Especially if your boo is committed to that particular activity. From the mountain to the ocean, we’ve got the gear your boyf is going to love.
For the avid cyclist, we’d recommend the Rook Race 2 Murdered Out for R9,450 from local brand Rook Cycles. This racer bicycle will crush your boyfriend’s city circuit. It features super-strong geometry and an expertly crafted and welded frame. It’s safe to say that this bike is going to outlast your man’s current fixation on cycling. Just kidding – this is one of the best possible cycling gifts for your boyfriend! See you at the Argus.
However, if your boyfriend is more into the ocean than he is into the open road, then Wetsuit Warehouse is where you should be shopping. When it comes to wetsuits, Dakine is the name on every outdoorsman’s lips. Shop the Dakine Men’s 4/3 Mission Chest Zip Wetsuit for R6,300.
Dakine’s custom Apex Fit pattern facilitates total freedom of movement with high-stretch areas made with reinforced elastane for super-strong material. Internal thermo-lining creates high loop insulation, keeping him safe and warm from the elements. The seams are twice-glued, 3D stitched and taped to ensure a watertight wetsuit. You can’t get much better for a man who loves surfing or diving!
Get outside: camping gear gifts for your boyfriend
Is your partner a granola guy? The kind of boyfriend who loves all things wholesome and natural, like hiking and camping? Then these are the perfect gifts for your boyfriend.
First up is the K-Way Nerolite 2-Person Tent for R2,999 from Cape Union Mart. This tent is not messing around. It’s for serious hikers and campers! The Nerolite can handle all sorts of extreme weather conditions, holding its own against heavy rains and high-speed winds. A vestibule allows protected access into the breathable nylon inner. What’s more, the heavy-duty PU bathtub groundsheet will protect you from the wet ground. Plus, it’s the perfect size for two!
Furthermore, on your adventure camping trip, you might want to enjoy the sun when it comes out. If that’s the case, then we recommend purchasing a couple of these Cape Union Weekender Chairs for R499 each. Unwind on these with a cold beer under the Milky Way, or whip them out at an outdoor music festival. Whatever your uses, they make for the perfect outdoorsy gifts for your boyfriend.
Adventure experiences for your boyfriend
Like we said before: sometimes, the perfect gift is an adventure. So far, we’ve written about the things that you can buy to build an adventurous experience for your other half. Now, we’re offering actual experiences that you can buy for your adventurous boo! Can you imagine a more perfect gift for your boyfriend?
Firstly, let’s start with a hole-in-one. If your partner is into golfing, you can’t do better than the Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate Special for R3,180 from Flook Travel. He’ll enjoy a four-ball game in the stunning Cape Winelands. Devonvale is the only golf course to boast an Arboretum, with over 45 tree and plant species marked out across the gorgeous golf course.
On the other hand, if he’s more of the type to sit back and relax in nature, then this 1-Night Tented Stay in Manyeleti Game Reserve for R5,540 is an ideal gift for your boyfriend. This package includes one night in Kruger Safari Lodge (which borders the Big 5 Manyeleti game park as well as Kruger National Park and Sabi-Sand Private Game Reserve), breakfast, and dinner.
For a more accessible adventure experience, check out the “Big Zip” Weekday Zip Lining Experience from Hyperli for R180. Bring the thrill of adventure back into your relationship by gifting him an exciting zip-lining experience for two at Acrobranch Adventure Park. There are branches in the Western Cape, Gauteng, and Kwa-Zulu Natal. It’s a national adventure sensation!
Buying the right gear or experiences to build the perfect adventure is one of the most heartfelt and meaningful gifts for your boyfriend. But, don’t let the cost of organising an unforgettable experience ruin your fun! Payflex makes it easy to make shared memories without breaking the bank. Pay for your purchases in four easy, interest-free instalments. We make shopping an adventure in and of itself!