36 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Guy
Shopping for your man on Valentine's Day isn't always the easiest task—there's only so many printed ties and cuff links you can actually gift him. That's why we've rounded up a list of guy-approved items that we're sure he'll put to good use. After all, the presents he loves the most are the ones he'll turn to every day.
From drinking rocks that won't dilute his whiskey to a masculine candle inspired by his favorite video game, the following gifts definitely err on the side of unexpected. They're one-of-a-kind, just like he is, and are sure to suit his daily routines and hobbies. If he's a vinyl lover, gift him a portable turntable so he can spin his favorite tracks on the go (this is a great option if you two have any road trips planned in the near future). Does he always get up a few minutes earlier to put on a pot of coffee for the two of you? What a guy! Upgrade his caffeine game with a pour over set.
For the man who's dedicated to adding to your bar cart collection, feel free to gift him a few of his favorite spirits, but think outside the bottle. A special occasion bottle that he wouldn't purchase for himself is always a good idea, as is a personalized tasting set that includes a broad range of his favorite types of liquors. If you're lucky he'll let you try the stand-outs, too. However you decide to treat your favorite guy on the day of love, these winners are sure to make you his person of the year.
Chocolate Tasting Set
If he's a chocolate snob, these bars—all are 85% cocoa or above—will suit his palate.
Dandelion Chocolate Three-Bar Gift Set, $45,
If he's a frequent flyer, this travel kit—complete with all the airplane essentials, like a neck rest, warm slippers, and a sleeping mask—will be put to good use.
Herschel Supply Co. Amenity Kit, $30, eastdane.com
Add a mod touch to his at-home happy hour with these geometric drinking rocks. The best part? They won't water down his Scotch, neat.
Areaware "Shapes" Drinking Rocks, $35, eastdane.com
Help him take his passion for records on the road with this suitcase-style player.
Crosley "Cruiser Deluxe" Portable Turntable, $89.95, saksfifthavenue.com
This recipe poster elevates both your bar cart décor and your mixology skills.
Theresa Berens Whiskey Math Cocktail Recipe Print, $30, uncommongoods.com
You can't go wrong with giving him the gift of wireless headphones.
Apple Airpods, $159, apple.com
Combine this sleek stand (it's chic enough to leave out on your shared vanity) with a razor and brush for the full smooth-shave experience.
The Art of Shaving Safety Razor Shaving Stand, $80, theartofshaving.com
Top Shelf Liquor
Make this special occassion bottle of blended, refined XO cognacs even more special by having it monogrammed.
Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire Cognac, $205, reservebar.com
A masculine frame—note the no-nonsense acrylic and gold-brushed and matte-black hardware—looks even better with a photo of the two of you in it.
Artifact Uprising Floating Frames, from $79, artifactuprising.com
Video Game-Inspired Candle
He definitely doesn't know that there's a candle representation of one of his favorite video games. His reaction to the barrel (or dynamite!) option will be priceless.
Joya x Rockstar Games "Red Dead Redemption 2" Barrel Candle, $100, joyastudio.com
Guy-Friendly Skincare Set
A skincare set he'll actually want to use? Genius. This one, which features a slew of travel-friendly, spill-proof items from face moisturizer to eye cream, is also gentle enough for his skin: It's fragrance-, paraben-, phthalate-, and sulfate-free.
Oars & Alps "Oarsman Kit" Skincare Set, $122, oarsandalps.com
He'll use the notepad portion (pen included!) of this leather wallet more than you'd think—it's perfect for jotting down everything from grocery lists to love notes.
Loyal Stricklin "Edison" Wallet in "Tobacco," $140, loyalstricklin.com
This candle—it has a musky base of vanilla and sandalwood, with accents of citrus, ginger, and sage—is soft and comforting. Just like him.
Cavern New York "Eastern Musk" Candle, $16, cavernnewyork.com
Though this tracker tag is most commonly used on keychains, it works on just about any object he's prone to losing.
Tile Mate Item Tracker, $14.99, target.com
Wooden Apple Watch Band
Bring some earthy rusticism to his favorite gadget. The best part? This natural wooden band comes in a plethora of colors.
Epic Watch Bands Natural Wood Watch Band, $59.99, epicwatchbands.com
This handy device lets him print Instagram photos as soon as they're posted, which means he'll have physical copies of all your selfies.
Prynt Pocket Printer, $90.22, amazon.com
Coffee of the Month
Take your groom on a global adventure every single morning, using coffee as a tour guide. Atlas Coffee Club curates the finest beans from 50+ countries all over the world and sends a different coffee (from a different place!) each month. You'll experience a new culture, as well as a new roast, each time the prettily-packaged grinds arrive at your doorstep.
Atlas Coffee Club, from $60 for 3 months, atlascoffeeclub.com
Spirits Tasting Kit
Is he a gin guy? Or is tequila—or maybe whiskey—his thing? If he's a fan of them all, craft a personalized tasting kit, so he can sample the finest liquors from around the world.
Master of Malt BYO Tasting Set, from $29.47, masterofmalt.com
Complete with a sneaker cleanser, leather protector, odor-banisher, and premium brush, this deluxe kit will keep his favorite shoes looking (and smelling) like new.
Sneaker Lab Deluxe Kit, $35.99, us.sneakerlab.com
Travel Vitamin Set
Business trips take their toll on the body. Keep him healthy and strong with this "survival kit," designed for frequent flyers. These vitamins and tinctures help him sleep more soundly on red-eyes and protect him from airport germs, so he'll feel as strong coming back as he did when he left.
The Nue Co. Reboot Travel Kit, $120, thenueco.com
Smooth enough for a martini, but balanced enough for his go-to G&T, this dry gin is everything his collection is missing.
Sipsmith Gin, $24.99, b-21.com
Did you ever think there would be such a thing? Give your man a belt that will fit him no matter what.
Mission Belt Steel Belt, $39.95, missionbelt.com
This speaker not only has surround sound, but it also doubles as a phone charger.
Porsche Gravity One Speaker, $250.80, porsche-design.com
Made in Mystic, Connecticut, this set of bright red coasters will add a nautical touch to his coffee table.
Mystic Knotwork Nautical Sailor Knot Coasters, $22.99 for a set of four, ebay.com
Don't just give him any old chocolate for Valentine's Day. Made in Los Angeles, this treat mixes creamy milk chocolate with donuts and coffee grounds from some of LA's best bakeries.
Compartés Donuts & Coffee Milk Chocolate Bar, $9.95, compartes.com
Create a set of custom sunglasses that suits your S.O. Ray-Ban lets you select the style, lenses, front, temples, temple tips, and size—and you can get them engraved with his initials (or even a heart!).
Ray-Ban Customized Sunglasses, from $175, ray-ban.com
Spice things up with this on-the-go condiment.
Sriracha for You Hot Sauce, $16.50, sriracha2go.com
Was his New Year's resolution to cook more at home? Give him a nudge with this collection of 120 easy-to-make recipes from the editors of Martha Stewart Living.
From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living: One Pot Cookbook, $17.59, amazon.com
The Tie Bar's gift box selection (some customizable) will have him looking sharp for your Valentine's Day date.
The Tie Bar Red and Navy Style Box, $75, tiebar.com
Give him the gift that keeps on giving. Each Mantry includes six full-size artisanal food products delivered to his door each month.
The Mantry Food Subscription, from $59, mantry.com
If he prefers savory to sweet, surprise him with these caramels seasoned with rich duck fat.
Olive and Sinclair Duck Fat Caramels, $19.99, oliveandsinclair.com