No pressure, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready with the perfect present for your partner? It’s understandable if you’ve had other things on your mind (such as planning—and then re-planning—your wedding), but your guy deserves a special something to celebrate this day dedicated to love. No need to stress though: We’ve compiled some seriously stellar Valentine’s Day gifts for your number one man.
From the perfectly practical to the unique and heartfelt, we’ve carefully curated options that are bound to be a hit. Do you love your lazy Sunday mornings together? Consider an ultra-cozy loungewear set. Are your at-home dinner dates the stuff of legends? Check out a cooking kit and whip up something new together. If he never skips the gym, a massage tool is a perfect gift for his post-workout recovery. No matter what your love loves, there’s something to suit his style.
To help narrow down your search, we've researched and selected the best Valentine's Day gifts on the market—keeping thoughtfulness, practicality, and overall quality in mind. A few of our favorite finds include the 1Man1Garage Custom Street Map, the Everlane The Grade-A Cashmere Crew, and the Showstopper Supplies Personalized Leather Bookmark.
Read on for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
Nixon The Sentry Leather Strap Watch
You can’t get wrong with a classic gift like a watch—and this one couldn’t be more handsome. With an elegant black and gold color palette, the stainless steel watch face features elongated indexes, three-hand quartz movement, and a day-and-date window. Finished with a sleek black leather strap with buckle closure, this baby is water-resistant, too, so he’ll hardly ever have to take it off.
Price at time of publish: $175
Uncommon Goods Glass Topper Cocktail Smoker
Does your guy love to play bartender? Give his mixologist arsenal a major upgrade with this cocktail smoker kit. Just place the smartly designed mesh cup and oak cover over a mixed drink, add the included smoking chips, and light it up. He’ll be impressing guests and churning out smoky, complex cocktails in no time!
Price at time of publish: $80 kit with torch
Mr Porter Dents Buxton Touchscreen Leather Gloves
Make frozen fingers a thing of the past with a pair of winter-weather tech gloves. So he won’t have to brave the chill to send you a text, these gloves include touchscreen-compatible fingertips. Moreover, they’re also incredibly classic and refined with supple leather construction in two color options, a wool-blend lining, and snap-fastening cuffs.
Price at time of publish: $70
Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireplace
Splurge on this luxury unisex fragrance that your partner (and you) are sure to love. The warm and spicy scent features notes of clove oil, chestnut accord, orange flower, and vanilla accord to create an intoxicating aroma.
Price at time of publish: $160
VelaDareArtPrints Custom Couple Portrait
How cool is this custom print? The talented artist will turn one of your favorite memories as a couple into a beautiful drawing for your home. The perfect gift is thoughtful, unexpected, and totally one-of-a-kind, and this personalized portrait is just that!
Price at time of publish: $41
Uncommon Goods Movie Night Popcorn Seasoning Set
While you may not always agree on what to watch, you’ll at least have your movie night snacks settled. This set of hand-blended seasonings transform boring bowls of popcorn into flavorful noshes. There are four yummy blends included—Ranch, Rojo Taco, Mojito Lime, and Sweet BBQ—all complete with shaker tops. Movie theater popcorn, who?
Price at time of publish: $35
1Man1Garage Custom Street Map Wooden Cutout
Memorialize the location where you met, wed, or where your new home sits. Crafted from birch wood, this map can be customized to show the crossroads or exact GPS coordinates of your choice. Available in two sizes (8x10 and 16x20), you can further personalize this present with a special message etched into the wood, too.
Price at time of publish: $75 for 8 x 10
Showstopper Supplies Personalised Leather Bookmark
The perfect gift for your favorite bibliophile, this handmade full-grain Italian leather bookmark can be engraved with a personal message, initials, and date. It comes complete with a dark brown suede tassel so he’ll never lose his place.
Price at time of publish: $27
While this personalized gift is perfect all on its own, add a book he’s been meaning to read to really send it over the top.
UrartDesign Men's Wood Valet Box
Help him get organized with this customized box that holds all his special things—from his favorite watch to his fancy new shades. The clever docking station works will any phone model, and the personalized monogram will make him feel like it's a thoughtful gift that's just for him.
Price at time of publish: $55
Airbnb Gift Card
Nothing sparks romance like a getaway for two, making an Airbnb gift card the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. Let your partner pick the place, then you plan a special itinerary to celebrate your next big milestone.
Price at time of publish: $100+
Everlane The Grade-A Cashmere Crew
A cozy cashmere sweater never goes out of style—especially when it’s this well-made. This crewneck must-have from Everlane uses long, fine fibers of high-grade cashmere that will prevent pilling and will soften with each wear.
Price at time of publish: $170
Eberjey Henry TENCEL™ Modal Long PJ Set
It's likely time to give his pajama drawer a refresh. This men’s lounge set from Eberjey is bound to get plenty of wear, thanks to its super soft and lightweight waffle cotton construction. Available in a range of colors, the set includes a comfy pair of joggers and a loose-fit top for ultimate coziness.
Price at time of publish: $158
Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Whiskey Glass Set
If your guy is an outdoorsy type—and also happens to be a whiskey connoisseur—you'll make a big splash with this gift. The bottoms of these glasses feature topographic impressions of some of the greatest mountain peaks around the world. Choose from famous domestic spots like the Rockies or Grand Tetons, or go with an international set that includes the iconic Kilimanjaro and Everest.
Price at time of publish: $60
Theragun Elite Massage Gun
While we’re sure he’s a fan of your massage skills, he may need a more serious treatment when it comes to his post-workout recovery. The Theragun Elite is a top-notch massage gun that delivers powerful percussive therapy to ease muscle tension and soreness. Plus, this model is ultra-quiet for a more peaceful self-care session.
Price at time of publish: $399
Mark & Graham Courant Wireless Charging Accessory Tray
No need to steal one another’s chargers anymore—this techy accessories tray offers wireless charging capabilities. It'll juice his phone up in no time, all while holding his miscellaneous items. Plus, it can also be monogrammed with your beau’s initials.
Price at time of publish: $175
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Toast to Valentine’s Day with this decadent bottle of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that features grain, wood, spice, and notes of fruit and florals. If he's a lover of liqueurs, he's sure to appreciate the gesture. Crack the bottle open and sip it with your romantic date night dinner.
Price at time of publish: $40
L.L. Bean Men’s Bison Double-Sole Slippers
If your love has been rocking the same threadbare socks around the house since you’ve met him, it’s time to upgrade him to a snazzy pair of slippers. The furthest thing from an eyesore (seriously—those old socks have got to go), this L.L. Bean pair is carefully crafted from beautiful bison leather and lined with soft shearling to keep him warm. And with a sturdy double sole, they can even be worn out to grab the mail.
Price at time of publish: $129
Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription
To keep the Valentine’s Day fun going year-round, this subscription service will deliver four quarterly shipments of killer hot sauce right to his door. Each shipment is carefully curated, with every box consisting of small-batch, craft hot sauces that hail from around the world. All are delightfully spicy and deliciously flavorful—yum!
Price at time of publish: $120
We’re predicting some epic living room dance parties in your future, thanks to this wireless speaker by Marshall. With a cool vintage vibe, it delivers rich sound with adjustable brass and treble levels. Additionally, the model also offers Bluetooth pairing and features Amazon Alexa’s voice assistant and far-field voice recognition for hands-free control.
Price at time of publish: $220
Bevel Body Essentials Bundle
Give your guy a skincare overhaul with this collection of grooming goodies. Thoughtfully crafted especially for men of color, the bundle includes a body lotion, aluminum-free deodorant, exfoliating soap bar, and three exfoliating body washes. Never again will he ask to borrow your shower products!
Price at time of publish: $26
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera
From at-home date nights to Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, you can capture all your special, silly moments together with this Fujifilm Instax camera that delivers petite, printed pics instantly. Available in three colors, it features a cool geometric design, built-in flash, close-up mode, automatic exposure and focus, and even a selfie mode.
Price at time of publish: $120
Scotch Porter The It Hits Different Collection
For a gift you can both enjoy, this fragrance collection from Scotch Porter will have your guy smelling ahh-maze-ing. Included in the set are four distinct scents: Woodsy Oriental, Sharp Green Floriental, Warm Boozy Spice, and Fresh Earthy Musk. He can use them throughout the year and then for the next special occasion, you can repurchase his favorite formula. The signature scent, found!
Price at time of publish: $266
Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet
While a bouquet of blooms is what typically comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day gifts, this twist on the classic gift is so much yummier! Instead of stems and petals, this bouquet consists of three to six stalks of gourmet salami wrapped up in kraft paper and tied with a red ribbon.
Price at time of publish: $81 three-salami pack
Happy Socks The Beatles Socks 3-Pack Box Set
All he needs is love—and some cool socks, of course. Shaped like an EP record sleeve, this box set comes complete with three pairs of unisex socks made of soft combed cotton. Each features famous imagery from The Beatles’ discography and the 1968 Yellow Submarine film. Consider them the soon-to-be signature accessories for your fave Beatles fan.
Price at time of publish: $54
Verve Culture Thai for Two Organic Curry Sampler Set
Instead of ordering in for your Valentine’s Day dinner, the both of you can whip up dinner for two with this cooking kit that comes complete with three authentic Thai curries. With ingredients that hail from a USDA-certified organic farm in Thailand and tons of flavor, the recipes can be completed in just minutes—even Postmates can’t serve up dinner that quickly.
Price at time of publish: $35
What to Look for When Shopping for a Valentine's Day Gift
There's no better holiday than Valentine's Day to add an extra special touch to your gift. Looking for something with personalization options is a thoughtful and creative way to show you care. Perhaps they need a new wallet, so you gift them a new leather one with their name on it. Maybe they love to read on a daily basis — the ShowstopperSupplies Personalized Leather Bookmark makes for a sentimental and practical choice.
Consider Their Interests
Of course, it's important to look for gifts that your Valentine will actually use and love! If they're an avid home chef, get them a new kitchen gadget or a cookbook filled with recipes you can make together. Do they love to travel? Give them an Airbnb Gift Card and plan your next romantic weekend getaway.
What are some extra unique gift ideas?
If you're with someone who's hard to shop for or who already has everything they need, go for something experiential instead. If they're always up for an adventure, surprise them with a hot air balloon ride or sunset sail. Are date nights out at the hottest new restaurants a regular part of your routine? Take it a step further by signing yourselves up for a cooking lesson. The options are endless!
How can I make Valentine's Day special?
At the end of the day, Valentine's Day isn't about the gift exchange. It's about celebrating your love and letting your partner know how much they mean to you. Making the holiday special doesn't require any extravagant show of affection, either.
It's the simple things, such as a bouquet of flowers or a handwritten letter, that can go a long way. But don't be afraid to get creative! Perhaps you want to take a walk down memory lane with your love. Celebrate by going to all of your most meaningful spots in town — like your first date spot and the location where they proposed.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Jamie Cuccinelli has several years of experience in the wedding and lifestyle industries as both an editor and writer for publications such as Brides, Bustle, and The Zoe Report. Her time as Brides has made her somewhat of a gift-giving pro, (whether it’s bridesmaid gifts, wedding gifts, or anniversary gifts) and an expert in the art of stocking the perfect registry.