27 Valentine's Day Gifts For Men, Be It A Long-Term Love Or Friend With Benefits
Valentine's Day will be here son, in all it’s lacy pink glory, and you need to start shopping for the man in your life. If your guy is anything like mine, he's probably already insisted that Valentine's Day "isn't for men." I don't know if they're worried you're just going to buy them roses and lingerie, or what, but having a Valentine's Day gift guide for men proves that there are great gifts for guys that aren’t all candy-coated.
You can always settle for homemade chocolates, his favorite candy, or a coupon book full of massages, but not everyone is the crafty type. And if you’re expecting your SO to gift you with something special, it’d be nice of you to return the favor (And yes, walking into the bedroom wearing some sexy red lingerie totally counts as a gift.)
Even if you don't have a traditional significant other, you may be hoping to bestow some love on your BFF, your dad, your adorable personal trainer, or that co-worker of yours that is just too cute to resist at lunch.Whatever your shopping needs are this Valentine’s Day, our ultimate gift guide for men is sure to have something that suits the special someone in your life on Feb. 14.
1. For Dear Old Dad
Chocolates are so played out, but your dad will love this craft beer brittle ($17.88), especially if he's a fan of IPAs.
2. For The Tinder Hookup That Turned Into More
It was supposed to be a hot and steamy one-time thing, and now you're sending your Tinder hookup kiss emojis. Remind them of what started your love story with a set of spicy dice ($7.27).
3. For The Guy You Just Started Dating
When you've just started dating your boo, you want to be cutesy and sweet, so this beer greeting card box ($15.95) is perfect to hold his favorite six pack. The little card pack includes six cards so you can share your favorite Valentine's Day sentiments, too.
4. For The Littlest Love
Other than chocolates, what do you get the littlest guy in your life? This sweet LEGO Cupid Dog set ($21) will definitely do the trick. How adorable are these pieces?
5. For Your Husband
Your husband probably doesn't get much time with his video games these days between work, chores, and kids. When you give him these Turtle Beach headphones ($40), you're letting him know that you don't mind his hobbies and that he deserves a treat.
6. For Your High School Sweetheart
Just think of how many pictures you and your high school sweetheart have taken over the years. Now there's an album perfect for them. The Ussies photo album ($13.50) is perfect for housing all of those arm-outstretched pictures the two of you have been taking.
7. For Your Bro
Your brother's always there to help you move furniture or pick up all those damn IKEA pieces, right? Take care of his hands with this Burt's Bees hand repair gift set ($12.99) because you know they need it.
8. For Your BFF
Everyone loves candles, especially if you can find a manly scent for your BFF. These Man Cave scented candles ($30) come in a set of three and include a razor, leather, and mahogany scent.
9. For Your Long-Term Boyfriend
What dude doesn't love Star Wars? Nothing says "I love you" like these Leia and Han pillow cases ($28) for your bed.
10. For Your Netflix & Chill Guy
He wants something comfy to Netflix in and you need something easy to pull off of him when it's time to chill. This pair of Nautica men's French terry knit lounge pant ($23) is perfect for both of your needs. How sexy will he look in these on your couch?
11. For Your Ex You Might Kind Of Still Possibly Have Tiny Feelings For
A watch is always a classic gift, so if you're hoping to spark something between you and your ex again (although you honestly, truly don't really have any hardcore feelings for him, I know), the Timex weekender watch ($64) is the perfect choice.
12. For Your Work Husband
We all have that one co-worker that we call our work spouse. Treat him to a hot cup of coffee on his way in to see you with this Contigo autoseal stainless steel travel mug ($18).
13. For Your Artsy Crush
You can never go wrong with Wes Anderson, especially if you want the perfect gift for your artsy crush. The Wes Anderson Collection ($23.79) is a great overview of the incredible director/writer's filmography with some amazing behind-the-scenes photos and illustrations.
14. For That Cute Coworker You Eat Lunch With
Now those coffee breaks you invite them on are even more necessary when you give him a digital gift card to Starbuck's ($25). Who can resist a caffeine boost with you?
15. For Your Son
The love you have for your little boy could propel you to the moon, so get him the original Stomp Rocket ($14.50). If you didn't have one of these as a kid, you sorely missed out.
16. For Your "If We're Single At 40" Friend
You can be a little silly with this gift because it's all to prove how fun you are and what a great wife you'll be if the two of you are still single at 40. What guy wouldn't love his very own Syma Quadcopter with HD camera ($49.98)?
17. For The Father Of Your Child
Even if you two aren't together, you might want to celebrate a day you used to love when you were a couple and thank them for giving the best gift ever. This American muscle cars coloring book ($5) is a great choice to give either from you or your little one.
18. For Your Wing Man
He's helped you score a few dudes at the bar, so return the favor by gifting him The Playbook ($11) from How I Met Your Mother. Just remember there's no guarantee that he won't get a glass of water thrown in his face trying some of these moves.
19. For Your Adorable Personal Trainer
They've shown you the way of burpees, and now it's time you taught them all about cheesecake. Give them a gift card for The Cheesecake Factory ($25) and you've basically got a date on the books.
20. For Your Booty Call
Why try and be romantic to the guy you only see at 3 a.m. after too many glasses of wine? These Calvin Klein slim fit boxers ($19) are the perfect gift to say, "Thanks for all those orgasms."
21. For Your Boyfriend That Loves Being Sentimental
If your boo loves to be sentimental, they'll love this Q&A journal for couples ($12). By answering one question a day for three years, the two of you will have a sweet time capsule of your relationship.
22. For Your Fiancee
When it's time to practice those first dance moves, you'll need some music. Give your fiancee the DKnight Magicbox bluetooth speaker ($26) and after the wedding's over, he's got his own way to serenade your new life with tunes.
23. For Your Grandpa
Your grandpa probably has plenty to say about the beard trend, so this complete shaving kit ($40) is right up his alley.
24. For Your BFF That You're In Love With
Dropping a few hints? Maybe. But Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance ($18) is the perfect book to start a chat about the quest for love and how maybe it's right there in front of the two of you.
25. For Your Guy That Loves Movie Marathons
26. For Your Favorite Bartender
You know the one. The bartender that always winks at you during Happy Hour because he knows you want an extra shot of vodka in that martini. Let him know you're thinking of him (and his excellent mixing skills) this Valentine's Day with a set of whiskey stones ($16.95).
27. For Your Long Distance Love
You love when your babe comes to visit, but you hate seeing that ratty old duffel bag from college over his shoulder. Everyone needs a good set of luggage, so start your guy's collection off with this Herschel Supply Co. Novel duffel bag ($79.99).