Internet and Mail Order Gifts for a Boyfriend

Shopping for him has never been more hassle free than it is now. With just a hint of what he likes, it’s easy to do a little clicking around on the computer to find a company that carries the perfect gift for that special boyfriend. Order the item directly online or request a catalog. This is a great way to get the style and color he wants while finding the best deal. Once he finds out where his present came from, he’ll know what a smart girlfriend he has.

Clothing and Accessories

It’s easy to buy men’s clothes online, since most major clothiers have a web presence. Go directly to the Gap, Lands End or Banana Republic to find T-shirts, jeans, khakis and shorts for the man who likes to go casual. Another option is to go to department store websites that offer a larger variety of styles, such as JC Penney, Macy’s or Dillard’s.

Shop at DSW, Shoebuy and Zappos for bargains on the latest styles of men’s shoes. Shoebuy offers free shipping and return.

Books, Music and Movies

For the man who always has his nose in a book, his eyes riveted to the TV screen or his headphones attached to his ears, sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million provide some great deals. Almost every book that has ever been printed can be found at Amazon – even if it’s out of print. It’s easier to locate hard-to-find books, CDs and DVDs online than in brick and mortar stores.

Electronics and Gadgets

By their very nature, almost anything electronic can be found online or in catalogs. BestBuy has a strong web presence, with most of their deals available online. Even Walmart, Target and Amazon offer computers, video games, digital cameras, video cameras and all other electronic equipment. Some of the Wii games are hard to find in brick and mortar stores, but a few clicks of the keyboard will have them delivered within a week or two.

Sports Equipment

The athletic man will appreciate a new piece of equipment for his favorite sport. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority have most of their goods available online. Everything from golf and tennis to football and baseball can be found by clicking through the various departments of these stores’ websites.

TV Retailers

Most of the TV retailers have an Internet presence, allowing customers to buy anything they offer without having to wait for the merchandise to air. Both HSN and QVC have a large variety of merchandise that will appeal to men. Shop for athletic equipment, NFL jackets and T-shirts, electronic merchandise, jewelry, coins and grilling accessories.


Go online and order catalogs from merchandisers, such as Hammacher Schlemmer, Acme Tools, American Science & Surplus, Bass Pro or Blair. Everything from hunting equipment to apparel and musical instruments can be purchased through mail order.

Shopping online and through mail order catalogs is much more convenient, time effective and economical than driving from store to store and having a difficult time finding the perfect gift. Buying from home makes it easier to find the perfect item, compare prices and purchase without having to stand in line.