The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

If someone walked up to you with a microphone and asked you to name a few Valentine’s Day gifts for men off the top of your head, what comes to mind? Slippers? A tie? A new wallet? A gift card? You can probably think of a few. That’s not what this article is about.

If you’re like a lot of others we know, finding Valentine’s Day gifts for him—your him—can be a daunting task. We want to help ease some of the accompanying anxiety. Though it’s important to show our love to those we care about on a regular basis, there’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes us want to take it a step further. If you’re giving him a gift this lovebird season, we want to help you get the creative juices flowing.

What are some unique gift ideas for men on Valentine's Day?

If you have a few Valentine’s Days under your belt, then you might be looking for something different this year—something outside the box (but not totally weird) that would bring a smile of surprise. During our research, we ran across a few of these gifts and thought we’d share them.

Back Hair Shaver

We know, we know, a back hair shaver may seem a bit odd, but it’s not something he’d ever get for himself, right? But if you know your boyfriend or husband would use it, even if it was just out of curiosity, then it’s definitely worth a think. It could be one of those things you try once, and then you never go back to the way it was before. You don’t know what you don’t know.

Hot Sauce-Making Kit

It’s one thing to get a box of different hot sauces to try—but it’s completely different to actually make them yourself. If your guy likes things hot, a hot sauce-making kit could be the gift you’re looking for.<Insert 2-3 SP gift packages here>

What are some practical gift ideas for men?

Some guys like to get fun, quirky gifts, but that doesn’t mean all of them do. If your him is more of a no-nonsense kind of person, then maybe getting a practical gift that he can actually use is the way to go. We’ve listed some suggestions below. Which one do you think your guy would like the best?

Steering Wheel Cover

It’s probably not something he’d buy for himself, but if you’ve had one, you know they’re pretty nice.

Car Wash Membership

If your man is into cars and goes above and beyond to keep his car clean and in good repair, a car wash membership might be something he could get behind.

Multi-Use Tool

Once you get a multi-use tool, you’ll never go back. You just have to remember you have one in the first place.


Practical? Yes, but a belt doesn’t have to be boring. Belts can be personalized, and there are hundreds of different belt buckles out there, from classic to goofy to sophisticated.

How can a person incorporate their partner's interests into their Valentine's Day gift for him?

One way to make your gifts special, regardless of whether you’re looking at Valentine’s Day gifts for her OR him, is to pay attention to what they like. If you don’t know what your man likes, ask yourself these questions and then observe. What does he do in his free time? What things get him riled up? What things distract him? These are all ways to pinpoint the things that catch his interest. Here are some interests we found, with some corresponding gifts to help you get started:

Working Out

A classic interest—hitting the gym. If that’s your guy, consider getting him a neck and shoulder massager, or if he’s more of an outside-runner-no-matter-the-weather type of guy, a Bluetooth hat might be appreciated.


With technology surrounding us on every side, there’s bound to be at least one game your guy likes. If not, then skip ahead. But if so, consider buying two passes to a local arcade for your next date night, or get him a funky can cooler he can use as he sips and wins (hopefully). If he’s a practical gamer, then maybe a wifi extender would be a nice thing to have.


If your guy is always working on something with his hands, consider getting him flashlight gloves or a pair of nice new work gloves.


Consider buying a lifelong learner a course about something he loves or something he’s always wanted to learn about.


Just about everyone loves one kind of sport or another. If you know your guy’s favorite sport, then use that to your advantage. Sport- and team-specific jerseys, hats, and other paraphernalia are fun, as well as more personalized sports balls.


There are so many fun travel gadgets out there, from airplane neck pillows to handheld luggage weights. You can also consider buying him maps or souvenirs.

Star Wars

We love our Star Wars nerds. If your guy is one of them, dig into the many gifts geared toward fans.


We don’t mean to be stereotypical, but we couldn’t not include cars on the interests list. If your guy is an automobile fanatic, consider a Valentine’s gift he’ll use: car air fresheners, roadside emergency kits, and other auto-related gifts.


Food gifts are a go-to if you don’t know where to start. Anything nice and useful in the kitchen works well for many occasions!

Social Gatherings/Games

If your man is the life of the party, then buy him something he can share with others.

Are there any gift ideas that can be personalized?

Getting an item personalized might be one of the easiest ways to take a gift from “run of the mill” to thoughtful and special. With the internet at our fingertips, you can probably find someone who will be able to personalize just about anything you can think of. The key is to think ahead to allow enough time to find your source, get it made, and receive it in time for Valentine’s Day. Below we’ve listed some gifts that you can personalize and linked to a few we think you might like.

  • Mugs
  • Tumblers
  • T-Shirts
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Ties
  • Bags
  • Coasters
  • Signs & Posters
  • Glass Cups
  • Apron
  • Guitar pick
  • Puzzle
  • Golf Balls
  • Boxer Briefs
  • Toiletry Bag
  • Pocket Knife/Multi-use Tool
  • Hats
  • Air Fresheners
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Keyrings (leather photo keychain)
  • Jewelry 
  • Can cooler/sleeve
  • Magnet
  • Hoodies
  • Cool Pens
  • Flask
  • Swim Trunks

What are some sentimental gift ideas for men on Valentine's Day?

If you feel you need to lean toward some luxury gifts for guys, don’t forget that sentimental ones, no matter how simple, can stir up those feelings of awe and gratitude just as quickly. A thoughtful gift is a special gift. Here are a few to think about.

  • Notebook kept throughout the year of things he did to make you smile
  • Notebook of things you love about him
  • Slideshow of photos of you together
  • Playlist of songs that remind you of him
  • A custom relationship timeline
  • Recreate a memory from early in your relationship
  • Engraved wallet insert
  • Personalized “your song” on a vinyl record
  • Framed map of the place you first met

We hope we were able to help you identify some potential gifts and help you think outside of the box. No matter the gift you end up giving your loved one, we’re sure he’ll be delighted!