A quirky gift from the traveling spouse
If you travel a lot, consider buying one of these for your spouse at home. It mimics the shape of the human body… well... half of one. Hugging one might bring comfort and a better night’s sleep, but it will never replace the real comfort of human contact with the sounds and smells that go along with it.
Of course, it’s far lower maintenance than the real-life version… a little fluffing every now and then is all it takes. A boyfriend pillow remains a novelty item and a conversation starter as well as a tool to help you feel better rested in the morning.
Originally, these pillows were sold only in Japan, however, modern versions are available today on Amazon and come in a variety of colors. As other manufacturers have jumped on the boyfriend bandwagon, styles have expanded to include torsos with abs (hm, 3-pack?), a variety of shirt styles, and even female versions (Can you say "girlfriend pillow"?).
Check out these fun options today: