34 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him
Romance works both ways. Surprise the guy in your life with a special something just for him on February 14th.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to get the man in your life a Valentine's Day gift, we encourage you to go for it. Despite the fact that they may never admit it, men like to feel seen and special, too—especially during this time, when we could all use a boost. Plus, romance isn't just a one way street: He shouldn't be the only one doling out presents on the holiday of love. That's why shopping for his Valentine's Day present shouldn't be an afterthought.
Instead, take pleasure in finding a gift he'll love. Of course, physical gifts aren't your only option: You can always make a delicious sweet treat, whip together a romantic meal, or surprise him with a personalized, handmade present. Perhaps even better? An at-home massage. But if you do think he's more of the tangible gift type, we're here to make choosing an inspired present he'll love a little big easier. To help, we rounded up some of the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for the man in your life. No matter what your boyfriend, fiancé, best friend, or husband is into, we found something that's bound to resonate with him. If he's a coffee fanatic, he'll enjoy making his daily brew with a concrete pour-over set or a few bags of beans sourced from all over the world. Does he love making you both a decadent breakfast on the weekends? We found a sleek smart toaster that will perfect his toast every time (and a plating kit to turn his tastes-good creations into something beautiful). If tech is what he's into, a new-age alarm clock or portable speaker-radio hybrid or a stylish charging cable will be his new favorite gift.
Whatever you decide to give him this Valentine's Day, make sure you take pleasure in shopping for him. He'll feel the love when presented with any of these unique options.
High-Tech Alarm Clock
Give him the gift of a gentle wake-up call with this cutting-edge, app-controlled machine, which is so much more than an alarm clock. As the day dawns, the Hatch Restore simulates the colors of a sunrise—and doubles as a soothing sound machine at night (or whenever he needs some R&R). Best of all? He can change the color to suit his mood or switch on some wind-down content, which streams through the machine, if he's having a difficult time falling asleep.
Shop Now: Hatch Restore, $129, amazon.com.
Keep him warm—never scratchy—with this beanie, which is composed of canvas fibers, not wool.
Shop Now: The Normal Brand Canvas Fisherman Beanie, $25, verishop.com.
Outdoor Pizza Oven
Whole Bean Coffee
With stately packaging and a classic scent (sandalwood!), this eco-friendly cologne from Caswell-Massey is sure to become a staple in his rotation.
Shop Now: Caswell-Massey Gold Cap Woodgrain Sandalwood Cologne, $44, caswellmassey.com.
Pour Over Coffee
If he's a pour-over guy, he'll appreciate this ceramic set, which is handmade by Taiwanese artists.
Shop Now: Human Mechanic Method Japanese Ceramic Pour Over Set, $50, huckberry.com.
Gift him this smart touchscreen toaster and prepare to find him parked in front of it—mesmerized—for the next hour. He'll be able to toggle the darkness settings of whatever it is he's toasting (swipe for toast, English muffins, bagels, and beyond) and serve up a perfectly-browned result in under 30 seconds. The appliance has brains and beauty, too—its shiny stainless steel exterior looks sleek on your countertops.
Shop Now: Revolution Cooking 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster, $299.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Waffle Towel Set
Vitamin-Packed Body Wash
Treat him to this vitamin-packed line that's designed for sensitive skin. Even better: The company uses recyclable material and post-consumer waste for their chic packaging.
Shop Now: Néccessaire "The Body Wash," $25, nordstrom.com.
New Age Radio
The cook in your life needs to feel good while whipping up those delectable meals.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Chambray Apron, $29.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce
His New Favorite Sweater
Expect to see this lightweight, versatile sweater in heavy rotation.
Shop Now: J. Crew Cotton Crewneck Sweater, $34.50, jcrew.com.
Freezable Beer Glasses
Stylish Charging Cable
His home office desk (or nightstand!) just got so much more attractive, thanks to this sleek charging cable, which comes with a handy leather loop for travel.
Shop Now: Native Union Belt Charging Cable, $39.99, amazon.com.
Food Styling Kit
There's just something exceptional about hotel bath robes—they're infinitely more comfortable than the one you have at home. This option closes that comfort gap. Complete with plush lapels and classic navy stitching, Hill House Home's robe transforms the everyday into a getaway.
Shop Now: Hill House Home The Men's Hotel Robe, $100, hillhousehome.com.
Skin Care Sampler
Chances are, he won't splurge on Dr. Barbara Sturm's legendary face products for himself (stealing yours is a different story). Set him up with this kit of mini essentials—complete with a foaming cleanser, a scrub, two serums, a lotion, and an eye cream—which will serve as his entry point into luxury, science-backed skincare.
Shop Now: Dr. Barbara Sturm Men's Discovery Kit, $175, molecular-cosmetics.com.
Here's the thing about razor subscriptions: Most companies promise savings up front, but require him to purchase blade package after package, so the price adds up over time. Enter this disruptive model. Supply's solid metal razor—it's guaranteed for life—calls for just eight blades over three months (cumulatively, that's $24 per year). Better yet, the razor allows him to adjust the blade exposure to three different shave settings (sensitive, comfortable, and ultra close).
Shop Now: Supply "The Single Edge 2.0" Razor, from $75, supply.co.
The Met feels a bit like a puzzle in real life—experiencing the iconic museum means walking through room after room, taking in the sum of all of its parts. This beautifully-illustrated puzzle encapsulates this: The wonders of the New York City mecca unfold as he puts it together, piece by piece.
Shop Now: The Met Store "Inside the Museum" Puzzle, $19.95, store.metmuseum.org.
These cozy joggers are perfect for weekend stay-in-pajama days, but elevated enough for your Sunday morning coffee run.
Shop Now: Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger, $89, vuori.com.
Speaking of coffee runs—you've likely seen these classic mugs in your favorite café (they're a Brooklyn mainstay). Buy him a set of these cappuccino cups, which are perfect for home brew—and enjoy your morning in.
Shop Now: Acme & Co. Evolution Cappuccino Mugs in Feijoa, $59.04 for six, acmecupsusa.com.
Elevate his Valentine's Day chocolate experience with these scotch-infused candies, which are mini flavor explosions. Each truffle is infused with unique single malt notes and raw honey ganache, candied orange peel, early-harvest first press Mediterranean olive oil, spiced ginger crumb, and vanilla bean coffee burnt sugar caramel.
Shop Now: Vosges "The Dalmore" Scotch-Infused Chocolate Collection, $40, vosgeschocolates.com.
Brass Bottle Opener
You'll be just fine with him leaving out this handsome brass bottle opener, since it doubles as a design object on your counters.
Shop Now: FS Objects Crown Bottle Opener, $60 each, fsobjects.com.
Sleek Cast Iron Pot
Your cooking enthusiast will love Japan's best-selling cast iron pot, with an electric induction heating base (it recently debuted stateside). The multi-functioning gadget—sous-viding (no plastic bag necessary), roasting, and even baking are all possible—is perfect for bold cooks who aren't afraid to experiment.
Shop Now: Vermicular "Musui-Kamado" Pot, $670, vermicular.us.
Single Malt Whisky
East meets West in this creation, inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of lighting incense and the scents of the North American desert terrain.
Shop Now: Tennen "The Sonoran Desert" Incense, $58, for 100 pieces, rikumo.com.