Good news, lovebirds—your upcoming wedding day or anniversary isn't the only annual occasion dedicated to pampering your partner and soaking up each other's awesomeness. Enter February 14, which (no pressure) also means you're tasked with finding a Valentine's Day gift for him that says "I love you" without veering into corny and clichéd territory.
Despite knowing your guy better than anyone, finding the perfect gift never gets any easier, and the holiday dedicated exclusively to love certainly ups the shopping challenge. Whether he's a man who has everything or claims he's not the present type (as if), it's hard to get past the mushy motifs and chocolate-covered strawberries to home in on something sentimental that he'll actually use. Just when you thought finding a wedding present was hard...
Lucky for you—because we know that planning your big day demands your undivided attention—we did the legwork for you and highlighted 20 of the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for him. Engaged to a cocktail connoisseur? They're bound to raise a glass to an ultrachic metallic shaker. In love with your binge watching buddy? They'd kill to cuddle up with Pinch Provisions' Binge-Watching Survival Kit. Taking on life with a fellow adventure seeker? Go big with a classic bicycle in a holiday-appropriate hue. And for Valentine's Day traditionalists, we've found plenty of red hot (and literally red!) gifts and goodies. TBH, we discovered the best romantic Valentine's Day gifts for every to-be hubby.
There's no need to use V-Day as an excuse to break the bank, either (keep that wedding budget intact!). We've got you covered with love-inspired goodies as low as $8.50. Prepare to rule Valentine's Day with all of our favorite picks, completely fit for any dude.
Paul Smith Striped Trim Credit Card Case
There's no bad time for a wallet upgrade, so use February 14 as an excuse to indulge your dude in a fiery leather version.
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $175
Mason Shaker Metallics
Shake up V-Day with a new cocktail shaker that combines Southern charm with a modern metallic hue. Bonus: They're dishwasher-safe...because there's no time to waste cleaning barware on this special occasion.
SHOP NOW: W&P Design, $34
Serenflipity: 30 Everyday Adventure Cards
Put your adventurous spirits to the test this Valentine's Day. Designed to make your daily life more serendipitous, each of these 30 cards challenges you to undertake a new, easily doable task, like "wear something unexpected."
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $13
Comme des Garçons Play Hooded Sweatshirt in Gray
Show your groom (and his wardrobe) even more love with a heart-embellished hoodie, and since it has such a cozy fit, you can say hello to his new go-to pullover even post-Valentine's Day. (Trust us, it's worth the splurge.)
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $302
Sugarfina Single Malt Scotch Cordials
With a center full of honest-to-goodness scotch, these cordials ain't your average Valentine's Day chocolate.
SHOP NOW: Sugarfina, $8.50
Columbia Men's 1952 Vintage 26" Cruiser Bike
Even if the weather isn't couple's-bike-ride-worthy yet, this V-Day-colored gift brings a promise of many future outdoor adventures. Plus, the retro styling is just too cool to resist, hence why buying one for yourself is also obviously mandatory.
SHOP NOW: Target, $200
Paul Smith Narrow Heart Tie
You know what they say — tough guys wear pink...and heart motifs. Give your man's tie collection the Valentine's Day treatment with a quirky new addition (and a required date-night accessory).
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $125
Connolly Ribbed Merino Wool and Cashmere-Blend Beanie
Mesh practical with fashionable and keep your sweetheart as warm as possible this Valentine's Day. Cold Februaries naturally call for red cashmere headgear.
SHOP NOW: Mr Porter, $180
Fizzics Waytap Draft Beer System, Slate Gray
Whether he prefers canned or bottled cold ones, this device ensures that his go-to beverage stays carbonated and tastes on-tap.
SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $150
Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
Challenge your spouse to some friendly competition this V-day. Win or lose, you'll both love this romantic spin on classic Connect Four with your own custom game board.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $75
Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Cuddle up for a low-key V-Day with Pinch Provisions' Binge-Watching Survival Kit, complete with 18 essentials for that Game of Thrones mega-marathon.
SHOP NOW: Pinch Provisions, $20
Allbirds Men's Wool Runners in Tuke Jame
Start Valentine's Day with your sweetheart on the right foot—you can both strut your stuff in a pair of his and hers limited edition red Allbirds.
SHOP NOW: Allbirds, $95
Laguna Sock in Midnight
Or, keep up the athletic vibe with a footwear fantasy come true: individually sized socks. Whether they see their fair share of use at the gym or from the living room couch, these bad boys will stand firm as his new favorites in the sock drawer.
SHOP NOW: Kane 11, $18
Our Love Story: A Keepsake Journal to Share with the One You Love. by Julie Day
Sure, it's a little bit corny—but it's Valentine's Day!
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $18