Say ‘Valentine’s Day gift’ and admittedly there’s a certain cheesiness factor that immediately comes to mind. And while we have nothing against teddy bears and oversized boxes of chocolate, this is also another opportunity to give your S.O. a cool, fun present that they’ll truly appreciate. So no matter whether you’re looking for something for your new boyfriend, long-time husband, or just ride-or-die bestie, these 16 gifts are sure to please any special guy in your life.
Top Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys
Williams Sonoma X Woodford Reserve Cocktail Mixers Gift Set ($39.95; williams-sonoma.com)
Perfect for the wannabe mixologist, this comes with a trio of mixes for some classic cocktails: old fashioned, mint julep, and whiskey sour. Bonus points if you throw in a bottle of bourbon and/or some cool cocktail glasses.
Jack Black Shave Essentials Set ($30; sephora.com)
File this one under ‘perfectly practical.’ You get three basics — an exfoliating cleanser, shave lather, and moisturizer with SPF — that are perfect for either the skincare newbie or a devoted product junkie. Also nice: They all come in small sizes that are great for travel.
Autopilot The Skycap ($260; autopilotworldwide.com)
For the guy who’s never without a baseball hat, this bag is a must. Think of it as the equivalent of a hat box, that’s specially designed to hold up to five baseball caps. It’s made from suede and pebbled leather, and has a hook that lets you easily attach it to any backpack or piece of luggage.
Laguna Salt Co. Hot Box Gift Collection ($35; lagunasalt.com)
A surprising alternative for any hot sauce lover, this features four of the brand’s spiciest salts: Ghost Pepper, Smoked Ghost, Ghosted Garlic, and Jalapeno Pepper. Sprinkle them on eggs, meat, veggies, anything that needs a little extra kick.
Paul Stuart Cashmere Socks ($129; paulstuart.com)
In our humble opinion, cashmere socks make the ideal gift for anyone, anytime. Socks equal total practicality, cashmere equals luxurious and special. These are handmade in Italy and come in 15 different colors, but why not keep with the theme and go for this cherry red?
GrowlerWerks Copper 64 oz. uKeg ($199; bloomingdales.com)
This chic copper keg will impress even the biggest beer snobs in your life. Made from stainless steel, it’s vacuum-insulated and pressurized to keep their favorite craft beers perfectly carbonated for two weeks. Plus, it makes a cool conversation starter.
City Bonfires S’mores Night Pack ($36.95; citybonfires.com)
This kills two birds with one stone — not only is it a fun gift, it also makes for an adorable date moment. The portable, mini bonfire burns for three to five hours, which is plenty of time to make s’mores with the included supplies.
Glamcor Home Shaving Mirror ($125; glamcor.com)
Help him seriously step up his shaving game with this specialized mirror. It’s designed to be hung and used in the shower (which, FYI, is the best time to shave). There’s unique defogging technology, five stages of LED lighting, and it’s totally waterproof and rustproof, too.
Only Skin Standard Kit ($68; onlyskin.com)
There may be clean beauty brands galore, but the men’s grooming options in this space are still somewhat limited. That’s why we appreciate that this company creates clean, plant-based products for guys; this particular four-piece set features a totally comprehensive routine with a cleanser, scrub, plus a day cream and night cream.
Nobis Dew Unisex Cable Knit Beanie ($175; us.nobis.com)
A combo of superfine merino wool and cashmere make this extra cozy and extra warm, while the ribbed construction makes it look super chic. The unisex design (AKA you can wear it too) comes in three colors, and it can be worn cuffed or uncuffed.
Hast Chef’s Knife ($99; amazon.com)
A high-quality chef’s knife is one of those thing that both seasoned and novice home cooks alike will appreciate. This particular Japanese-style option is lightweight, has an ergonomic handle, and, perhaps best of all, is available on Amazon Prime so that you can get it fast.
Big Blanket Original Stretch Blanket ($159; bigblanket.com)
Constantly fighting about who’s hogging the covers? Get him this oversized (we’re talking a 100 square feet), super cozy blanket so that you can snuggle up together without anyone ending up annoyed that their feet are sticking out.
Beckett Simonon Morgen Trainers ($159; beckettsimonon.com)
We did a legit double take when we saw the price on these sneakers — because the brand makes every pair to order, they can keep the cost super low, not to mention also help reduce waste. Every pair is made by artisans in Columbia; there’s an amazing selection of sneakers and boots to choose from, but we’re partial to these dual-material sneaks.
The Good Patch Relax Patches ($12 for 4; target.com)
Pop one of these patches on the inside of your wrist and let the combo of ashwagandha, passionflower, theanine, GABA, and more help you Zen out. They can be worn up to 12 hours, making it the perfect thing to help him get through particularly stressful days.
Magic Bullet Air Fryer ($60; target.com)
No matter whether he’s using it to whip up a gourmet meal, cook frozen fries to perfection, or heat up leftover pizza (yes, an air fryer can do all that), this is sure to quickly become his go-to kitchen appliance. Plus, the compact size won’t take up too much counter space.
Threads 4 Thought Invincible Short Sleeve Crew ($38; threads4thought.com)
This isn’t any old white t-shirt. True to its name, it’s odor-free, stain-resistant, sweat-proof, and quick drying, and made of lightweight 100% organic cotton. You can’t go wrong with classic white, but it comes in four other neutrals, too.
Casper Hybrid Pillow ($99; casper.com)
Having high quality pillows is one of those small life changes that can make a huge difference, which is why they make such a perfect gift. We like this one in particular; it has a hybrid foam + fiber design that gives it the perfect mix of support and squishiness, and also always holds it shape without requiring fluffing.
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