50 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Men Actually Want
Forget the heart-shaped box of chocolates. We rounded up the best Valentine's gifts for him that he'll rave about for years to come.
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Gifts he’ll love almost as much as he loves you
It’s never easy to pick the perfect present for the guy who means the world to you. And if you’re looking for great Valentine’s Day gifts for him, it can feel downright impossible to find that just-right mix of clever, sweet, indulgent, and practical. You’ll also want to choose the right gift for your type of relationship. Like we said, it’s not easy, but we’re here to help with clever Valentine’s Day ideas for all sorts of gifts for him!
Whether you’re searching for gifts for your husband, your boyfriend, a friend, or another special man in your life for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got dozens of ideas—from cool tech gifts and one-of-a-kind personalized items to cozy clothing and even inexpensive gifts—the things he’ll actually use, savor, and love almost as much as he loves you. If you’re late to the game, don’t worry. We have plenty of last-minute Valentine’s gifts too.
Harry & David Bone-In Ribeye Steak
Chocolate is a classic gift for Valentine’s Day, but what are you going to eat for dinner? If your guy prefers to cook at home instead of eating at a restaurant on this food-centric holiday, gift him a set of these beautifully marbled, bone-in ribeye steaks. Express two-day shipping is automatically included, so they also make a great last-minute Valentine’s Day gift if you were, ahem, behind on your planning.
Boll & Branch Plush Robe
This 100 percent organic cotton bathrobe will be his new favorite go-to for cozy days at home. It’s made of a soft, fluffy weave that’s designed for absorbency and warmth, yet it feels lightweight enough to hang out in all day. Plus, it goes perfectly with his favorite organic cotton sheets and other cozy home essentials.
RTIC Soft Pack Cooler
Take your Valentine for a picnic in the park, a tailgating adventure, or a boating excursion with this useful RTIC cooler that comes in a variety of colors, including classic red for Valentine’s Day. It is 100 percent leak-proof and even floats when it hits the water, making it an excellent choice for guys who love spending time outdoors. Load the inside with his favorite cold drinks and a pair of the best sunglasses with UV protection for an over-the-top Valentine’s Day.
Aura Carver Luxe Digital Frame
He’ll want to display your favorite memories together on this crystal-clear, 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. It offers intelligent photo pairing (which means two portrait photos can be shown side-by-side), as well as unlimited photo and video storage so the good times can continue to roll. Uploading imagery is effortless with the Aura app on iOS and Android. That makes this one of the best tech gifts to give your Valentine, especially if he’s somewhere far away.
Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Pullover Crew
Oprah describes this buttery-soft loungewear, made from breathable, moisture-wicking viscose from bamboo, as the “softest EVER.” The brand, Cozy Earth, is so sure you’ll love it that they offer a 100-night trial and a full refund (they’ll even pay shipping) if you’re not 100 percent satisfied. But this pullover crew is hard not to love. Besides being super soft and stylish, it won’t fade or pill in the wash. Reviewers say their gift recipients never want to take it off. Intrigued? Cozy Earth also makes some of the best loungewear for women, so you might want to buy a little something for yourself, too.
Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Shorts
If you’re looking for something to pair with Cozy Earth’s pullover or lounge tee, you’re in luck. Made of deliciously soft visose bamboo, these are very possibly the world’s softest, best-looking jogger shorts—perfect for a beach day, running errands, working out, or as the pajamas you’ll never want to change out of. One reviewer raves: “I got these shorts for my boyfriend and he hasn’t taken them off since! They look great and feel even better. Highly recommend!”
Keen Howser III Slides
Whether he’s the guy who always runs out to grab another piece of wood for the fire or to handle much-needed errands, he’ll love these surprisingly supportive Keen Howser III slides. Some of the comfiest, most convenient walking shoes for men, they come in five colors and in sizes seven through 15.
Pasolivo Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection
If you’re trying to find a gift for your dad that he’ll actually appreciate, this collection of Pasolivo extra virgin olive oils is the heart-healthy ticket. The set includes four full-size bottles of award-winning California olive oils he’ll love drizzling over all his favorite meals.
Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker
Say “I love you” with breakfast in bed or a family-friendly brunch. This adorable mini waffle maker churns out heart-shaped breakfast treats in a jiffy, and they’re so cute, you’ll want to make them every day of the year. Quirky, affectionate Valentine’s gifts for him like this one also make thoughtful hostess gifts when you’re visiting friends.
Star Trek Wines Duet
If you’re looking for a gift for a wine lover who also happens to be a Trekkie, do we have the perfect gift for you! This Star Trek Wines two-pack offers an out-of-this-world take on traditional Valentine’s Day gifts for men. It comes with an Andorian Blue Special Reserve Chardonnay in a hand-numbered, limited-edition bottle and a Cardassian Kanar Red Blend that is as delectable as it is collectible.
U.S. Polo Assn. Puffer Vest
You can find this pocketed puffer in all his favorite neutrals, but it also comes in a dazzling red that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. It will add the perfect pop of style and warmth, and it’s so affordable that you may want to buy it in a few different colors to layer over sweaters, tees, and other wardrobe essentials, including his favorite winter boots for men.
Saxx Boxer Briefs
If you want to give him a gift he’ll use every day, this two-pack of Saxx boxer briefs adorned with heart-shaped pizzas is the ideal purchase. It celebrates his two biggest loves (after you, of course): comfort and pizza.
Bloomscape Philodendron Heartleaf
Skip the Valentine’s Day flowers and go with something practical that will last, like this no-fuss, air-cleaning low-light houseplant that will instantly spruce up his favorite room. The best part? The heart-shaped leaves provide just the right sentimental touch for the holiday.
Polywood Vineyard Adirondack Porch Swing
This porch swing for two offers roomy seating that spans four feet wide, comes in multiple color finishes, and has a trendy waterfall front. Made of weather-resistant materials with a UV protectant to keep it from fading, it can withstand hot sun, snowy winters, and strong coastal winds—all so you can sip drinks on it and hold hands for years to come.
Wine Enthusiast Push-Button Corkscrew
If he’s the official wine opener in your household, make his job a little easier with this nifty push-button corkscrew from Wine Enthusiast. It takes the hassle out of getting to the good stuff, and it’s an affordable Valentine’s gift that he’ll use all year long.
Leatherology Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set
Whether you’re dreaming of a far-off trip for two or just trying to make his life easier when he’s traveling on his own, this is one of the most useful Valentine’s gifts for him. The full-grain-leather set comes in 13 eye-catching neutrals and bright colors, and the passport cover boasts two additional side pockets with four credit card slots. Add a monogram and it instantly becomes an extra thoughtful personalized gift.
Big Blanket Co. Giant Throw Blanket
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to cuddle up for a movie night for two, and this enormous throw blanket from Big Blanket Co. offers the ultimate in coziness. Each side is 10 feet long, which means you can get the whole family under this thing (or just let him have as much blanket as he needs). It comes in more than a dozen colors, and it’s a showstopper on a large sofa.
Lilysilk Draping Silk Boxer
These luxurious silk boxers are made of 93 percent genuine mulberry silk and seven percent Spandex, creating a soft, smooth texture that moves with his body. He’ll love the fitted yet drapey style, as well as the gift set’s four colors.
Naot Laze Slippers
He’ll slide right into warmth and comfort with these Laze slippers from Naot. A soft fleece lining, a mattress-foam-padded insole, and gentle support feel like a hug for his feet. Want to match? The brand makes some of the best slippers for women, too.
Grooming Lounge Hair Raising Kit
If he’s all about his hair, this beloved stylist-approved kit is going to bring a major smile to his face. The trio includes The Best Shampoo (one of the best shampoos for oily hair), You Need Conditioner, and Some Hair Cream. He’ll look and feel his best with this one, and you’ll love the bundle pricing.
The Rolling Stones Billfold Wallet
Tell him he rocks your world with this Rolling Stones billfold that was designed to honor legendary drummer Charlie Watts. Choose from two colors in pebbled genuine leather. If, however, he’s the type of guy who’s always misplacing his stuff, you might want to go high-tech and opt for one of these smart wallets.
Bugatchi Quarter Neck Pullover
This heathered long-sleeve, mock-neck pullover makes a sharp statement, whether he’s wearing dress pants or jeans. Made of a comfortable cotton blend and boasting nylon trim detail and a sleeve pocket, it comes in six modern neutrals, including a holiday-perfect Bordeaux.
ReserveBar Hot Toddy Cocktail Bundle
Put on a fire, play some love songs, and offer him a soothing hot toddy for a romantic Valentine’s Day date at home. It’s a new twist on the classic hot toddy recipe and features full-size bottles he’ll adore, including port-barrel-aged Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Drift Stone Freshener
Elevate his car’s scent and design with this modern take on the classic air freshener. This Valentine’s Day gift for him is a dose of aromatherapy and European lines that will elevate any ride. Choose from fragrance bar–worthy scents like coffee, amber, cabana, and more.
Community Coffee Strawberries & Chocolate
Start Valentine’s Day morning right with this romantic java offering from Community Coffee. It’s brimming with real strawberry and chocolate flavors that make each sip taste and smell like a fresh chocolate-covered strawberry from a high-end chocolatier. It’s a fun, healthier spin on typical candy gifts that’s perfect for the coffee lover in your life.
Picnic Time Garden Tote
No need to dig for love with this gift idea for gardeners. This sturdy bag comes complete with the tools he needs to make his garden grow—a digging trowel, a planting trowel, and a garden cultivator—and it has several pockets and dual handles to keep everything secure and neatly stored.
Southern Tide Team Colors Striped Performance Polo
He’ll wear this stylish performance polo every day of the week, thanks to its easy maintenance and comfortable quick-dry stretch fabric. It even offers significant UPF protection, which is important for guys prone to spending time on the golf course or otherwise hanging outdoors.
Lookstand Lava Adjustable Cell Phone Stand
He’ll wonder how he ever lived without this adjustable cell phone stand that makes video calling and watching his favorite shows an absolute breeze. It’s one of the best gifts for guys who always need an extra hand, and this cell phone accessory is so affordable, you may want to buy one for yourself, too.
SureCall Flare 3.0 Cell Phone Booster
All the better to hear you with, my dear! This cell phone signal improvement device works with all U.S. carriers in buildings up to 3,500 square feet and features 5G/4G LTE connectivity even in the weakest signal environments. It boasts eight times the connecting power, which means your late-night gab sessions can stretch on for hours without any “Can you hear me now?” interruptions.
Cadbury Drinking Chocolate
Why give an ordinary box of chocolates when you can make a hot, gourmet drinking chocolate he’ll sip with a smile? This Cadbury powder offers a fine, velvety sweet take on the classic that can also be used for baking.
Good Man Flannel Button-Up Shirt
Aside from the brand name describing his very essence with unmatched precision, this flannel is the cozy shirt he’ll reach for time and time again. It comes in eight classic plaids, several of which have Valentine’s Day–appropriate red tones, and is offered in sizes small through XL. Plus, the softly peached cotton is easy to layer or wear on its own for three-season comfort.
Dr. Squatch Men’s Soap Variety Pack
This Amazon best seller has more than 15,000 five-reviews for good reason—it works and it smells delightful. The set comes with three handmade soap bars in manly scents like pine tar, cedar citrus, and cool fresh aloe, and they’re all made in the USA.
Globe Electric Wi-Fi Smart Floor Lamp
“Alexa, turn the lights down low!” Use that phrase or “Hey, Google” to control this genius smart lamp and really impress him. No hub is required to use it, and it easily connects to your home’s Wi-Fi with the touch of a button for instant syncing. Think of this as the very modern version of the clapping-lights device that everyone had to have back in the day…but is way cooler now.
Alaska Salmon Chef’s Selection
Whether you’re social-distancing this Valentine’s Day or just love the idea of sushi-grade fish being delivered right to his door, this impressive collection of fresh Alaskan fish is sure to please. The box comes brimming with four sockeye salmon fillets that weigh an impressive six ounces each, four Alaskan cod fillets, and four Alaskan black cod fillets that are each flash-frozen and packed with care. It’s the same fish served at Michelin-starred restaurants, so you know he’ll love every bite. Want to save this for another night? Buy it as a gift and make a reservation at a romantic Valentine’s Day restaurant near you.
Whether he likes it the classic way, chilled in a small goblet glass, or he mixes it with ginger beer, Nyak Cognac is destined to become his new favorite brand. The liquor is distilled in a copper pot still in a manner that guarantees ample flavor and silky tannins.
Mellanni Organic Cotton Flannel Sheet Set
Adding the best flannel sheets to a bed instantly ups the cozy ante—and sets the stage for a romantic night at home for two. Even better? These affordable sheets are made from 100 percent organic cotton that gets softer with every wash.
Ring Concierge Engravable Tie Bar
This sterling silver engravable tie bar is certainly one of the most beautiful Valentine’s gifts for him, and a piece you can easily customize with his name or a special date. The 4mm width makes it a sophisticated, understated piece he’ll love wearing for years to come.
Wisconsin’s Best Cheese, Sausage, & Crackers Gift Basket
If he’s cheddar than ever and a gouda example of mankind (and you can’t resist a silly Valentine’s Day pun), this delectable basket makes a great gift. He’ll be treated to gourmet cheese, crackers, sausages, and more for a romantic wine-and-cheese night at home. Don’t miss these other Amazon Prime gifts that will make shopping so much easier.
Korres Black Pepper Eau de Toilette
With its refreshing sweet mountain pepper, bergamot, crisp apple, moss, and woodsy notes, this spicy, aromatic scent is just what the modern, nature-focused guy in your life wants on his skin. He’ll also love the vegetarian-friendly formula (believe it or not, some fragrances are made with animal products), recyclable packaging, and cruelty-free ethos.
Personalization Mall Leather 5-Slot Watch Box
Monogramming his initials on this gorgeous watch box makes it a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for watch collectors and those who are time-obsessed. The vegan leather box features a glass top, easy-to-clean construction, felt-lined compartments, and the option to initial one to three letters of your choice on the top. It comes in a sophisticated black gift box, too, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping.
Left Coast Original Personalized Charcuterie Board
Looking for a thoughtful gift he’ll cherish for years to come? You can’t go wrong with an Etsy gift like this personalized charcuterie board. Each board is handmade and offered in amber, espresso, or blond wood finishes to suit his taste, and customized with his name, the family name, a special date, or other important inscription. He’ll serve his favorite meats, cheeses, dried fruits, cut veggies, and other must-have snacks on it with pride.
Outdoor Research Vigor Heavyweight Sensor Gloves
If he lives in a cold climate, these Outdoor Research gloves are really going to wow him—and maybe even inspire him to take longer romantic walks with you. They’re double layered to keep his digits toasty, as well as lined with a cutting-edge smart fleece that thermo-regulates to keep him dry and warm when he’s cold, and sweat-free and cool when he’s pushing himself. This brand also makes incredible heated gloves if you’re looking for something even warmer.
Wine Insiders Date Night Stunners Wines
Say hello to the date night of your dreams with this half-case of wine. Enjoy award-winning bottles of a 2018 Pinot Noir, a 2019 Chardonnay, and a mix of other easily sipped red, white, and blush wines. Present this Valentine’s gift for him with a spread of his favorite cheeses, dried and fresh fruit, and crackers, and you’re sure to win Favorite Person of the Year.
VidDay Video Compilation
This thoughtful gift is the easiest way to get friends and family members from across the globe together in one neat, concise, and expertly edited video message. It’s like a video greeting card, but better. Videos under three minutes in total length are just $5, but longer videos cost a bit more, though they’re still very affordable.
Lovepop Yoda Pop-Up Card
As if everything baby Yoda wasn’t hot enough right now, you can take the world’s most adorable sci-fi trend and transform it into the most awww-inducing Valentine’s Day card for him. Scribble a loving message, seal it in the accompanying envelope, and watch his face turn into one giant smile when he opens the 3D pop-up card. Keep the theme going with one of these awesome Baby Yoda gifts.
T-fal Signature Nonstick Cookware Set
If he’s a home chef with serious skills, he’ll fawn over this T-fal nonstick cookware set. It always heats evenly, making cooking everything from quick meals to over-the-top romantic dishes a breeze. And you’ll both love the lead-free, cadmium-free construction and the fact that you can throw these pieces in the dishwasher.
Life Is Good Peace & Love Tee
This soft, super comfy cotton tee from the always-uplifting brand Life Is Good will make his face light up with even more love than usual. It’s the perfect way to work a little love into his everyday wardrobe without sprinkling his boxers with hearts and cherubs.
Likhâ Pug Planter
He’ll smile every time he looks at this adorable planter. Match the breed to his actual furry BFF and he’ll smile from ear to ear for the rest of the year. Bonus: These handmade planters are crafted from eco-friendly materials. If this sounds right up his alley, check out these gifts for dog lovers, too.
Coalatree Whistler Windbreaker
This featherweight windbreaker can go with him wherever he goes, thanks to easy packing and layering. He’ll throw it in his travel bags, wear it on hikes as a protective layer for cool-weather runs, and so much more. It comes in four colors and sizes XS through XXL.
Personalized M&M’s Love Gift Box
Spell out your love with this deliciously sweet melt-his-heart (and not-in-his-hands) gift box brimming with 16 servings of M&M chocolates. Stick with red, pink, and white colors, or personalize your gift with his favorite hues. Here are more sumptuous Valentine’s chocolates for all of your favorite people.
SundaySomeone Personalized Boxers
You’re going to want to film him opening this funny gag gift that he’ll really use. Include an image of your own face, a hilarious inside joke, or even his treasured pet dog next to Valentine’s Day–perfect red hearts. They’re available in sizes XS through 5XL and plenty of colors, so there’s truly something for every guy.
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