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The best Valentine's Day ideas for him

The best Valentine’s Day ideas for him

Whether you’ve only gone on a few dates or have a long-term beau, these are the best Valentine’s Day ideas for him

Written by
Jennifer Picht
Jordi Lippe-McGraw

Struggling for Valentine’s Day ideas for him? We’ve got you covered. From a personal kit to make great craft beer to quirky letter openers (in a Game of Thrones theme!), we are here to ensure your night ends with love hearts coming out of his eyes and love songs coming out of his speakers.

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Valentine’s Day ideas for him

Prynt Pocket

Give guy who’s way into iPhone photography somewhere to show off his snaps besides Instagram. This handy portable printer attaches to your smartphone so you can print photos from your camera roll or live as you take them.

$149 at

Star Wars Plush Bouquet 3.0

Forget long-stemmed roses: Instead, send a bouquet of nine plush Star Wars characters as a Valentine’s Day gift for him. Darth Vader, Chewbacca, BB-8 and Yoda all make an appearance.

$79.99 on


Owen and Fred Hey Handsome Travel Kit

From the outside, this bag just looks like a high-quality dopp kit. When he peeks inside, though, your man will find a secret message from you.

$55 on

Na Nin Black Pepper and Cedarwood Candle

Set a romantic mood with the flickering flame of this soy candle. The spicy, earthy scent keeps it from feeling too feminine.

$32 on


Personalized Whiskey Barrel

Inscribe a two-liter barrel of whiskey with your boo’s name for a Valentine’s Day gift for him he’ll never forget. You two can crack it open for some cocktails on the big night.

$85 on

Rechargeable Wooden Folding LED Book Light

Avid readers can devour their latest find by the glowing light of this wooden lamp shaped like a book. Open it up halfway or to the full 360-degree extension to change the look.

$29.99 on


Cufflinks, INC Red Heart Cufflinks

Corny as they look, these crimson cufflinks serve as a sweet V-Day reminder of your red-hot love. Plus, guys who work in buttoned-up corporate offices can get away with just a touch of color on the sleeve.

$55 at

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Kit

Dudes who swoon over local suds will be psyched to brew their own beer using this DIY kit. Aromatic hops give this everyday IPA citrusy undertones that make it almost too easy to drink.

$40 at



Yep, this is a football-shaped Bluetooth speaker you can toss around like a pigskin. It’s also waterproof, in case any party fouls occur.

$59.99 on

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman

Anyone on #food Instagram has already seen about 100 photos of the widely beloved salted chocolate chip shortbread cookies from this cookbook. Maybe it’s time to master a few of the other recipes together.

$30 on


Menu Champagne Sabre

Who would uncork a bottle the usual way when you could slice off the top with a saber? Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Veuve Clicquot so he can test it out.

$150 at


Instead of the traditional roses, send him a flower delivery he won’t expect: a succulent. Since these plants don't need much care or water they they make an excellent gift for first-time plant dads.

various on


Sugarfina The Vice Collection Bento Box

Satisfy his sweet tooth with the eight indulgent candies in this collection by Sugarfina: single malt scotch cordials, stout pints, maple-bourbon caramels, chocolate-bacon pretzels, bourbon bears, brown butter brittle, cuba libre gummies and mint-chocolate caviar.

$65 on

Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription

Give the gift of caffeination in a three-month subscription to Blue Bottle. The recipient will get a 6-ounce bag of beans from the company’s Blends series every other week.

$72 for three months on


Happy Socks

Even the most fashion-challenged man can get behind a funky pair of socks. Choose from neon stripes, modern patterns and silly themes.

$12–$14 on

Tabletop Foosball Game

Contrary to what Friends may have led you to believe, most New York apartments don’t have enough room for a full-size foosball table. This tabletop option is the next best thing.

$36 on


Crucial Detail The Porthole Infuser

Use this stunning kitchen gadget to cold infuse everything from liquor to olive oil to tea. The Instagram-bait appearance is only an added bonus.

$120 on

Lands’ End Monogrammed Suede Moc Slippers

His toes will be oh-so-cozy in these faux fur–lined suede slippers. Shell out an extra $6 to monogram the top with his initials.

$49.95 on


Tiffbits Corgi Love Card

Keep it simple and sweet with this Valentine’s Day card featuring a fluffy corgi butt. It’s the perfect option for lovers of doggo memes.

$5.25 at

Beer Chilling Coaster Set

These reclaimed New Hampshire granite coasters don’t just look cool: They can actually chill a bottle of beer. Just store them in the freezer and bring them out when you’re ready for a brewski.

$68 on


Skagen Hybrid Smartwatch – Hagen Titanium and Tan Leather

This stylish smartwatch combines the text, email and call alerts he wants with a classic look he’ll actually wear.

$175 on

Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

Go classic with this paperback of Neruda’s celebrated love poems. Your sweetheart will find reminders of your affection in every stanza.

$6.70 on


Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit

The cleanser, moisturizer, body scrub, shave cream and hand salve in this starter kit provide the best Valentine’s Day gift of all: glowing, healthy skin.

$43 at

New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

Commemorate a special day—your anniversary or day you first met, perhaps?—with a 500-piece puzzle of that day’s New York Times front page.

$49.95 on


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