Even if gift-giving is your love language, finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the guy in your life isn’t easy. The challenge: You want something as sweet and heartfelt as your love, but still something he’ll find practical enough for day-to-day life.
Browse through these unique Valentine’s Day gifts for him to find the best of both worlds. There’s something for every kind of relationship, whether you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day together as boyfriend and girlfriend, or if you’ve been married to your husband for more years than you can count.
All gift ideas, regardless of price or functionality, are packed with the same level of romance because, remember, you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day after all.
But really, you know your guy best. So if he’s the type to swoon at a personalized print (anniversary pushpin world map) or a funny gift catered to his interests (homemade hot sauce kit), then stick to what he already knows and loves. No matter which gift you pick, there’s no doubt that he’ll love it because it came straight from your heart.
Scratch The World Travel Map
Another Valentine’s Day together? Check. Another adventure in the books? That’s where this scratch-off world map comes into play. A bucket list of sorts, this map may inspire him to book another couple’s trip. Get it from Amazon.
Letters to My Love Time Capsule
Spend a few nights writing 12 heartfelt letters to your loved one about all the ways he inspires, encourages, or loves you. Then seal them in this paper time capsule and tell him to open a letter when he needs it most. Get it from Amazon.
Compact Leather Key Holder
Once he adds up to six keys on this monogrammed leather key-chain, he won’t deal with any annoying jingling in his pockets. Instead, this unique design lets his keys fold in and out just like a pocket knife. Get it from Amazon.
Although he loves wearing watches, he doesn’t know much about ’em. Let Watch Gang do the heavy lifting by signing him up for a subscription that’ll send a new style from top brands like Fossil and Armani Exchange straight to his door each month.
Personalized AirPods Case
Since he loved his Christmas gift so much (AirPods!), give him this monogrammed leather case to make sure they stay in tip-top shape. It even comes with a clip, so he can easily attach his case to a keychain, zipper, or belt loop.
Elgin Leather Card Case
Upgrade his over-stuffed, over-used wallet with this sleek leather option from Fossil. With two card slots, one ID window, and two additional pockets, it’s big enough to store his essentials without weighing his pockets down. Get it from Amazon.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
With this battery-powered mug, he can sip his morning coffee at his own speed without compromising taste. He can even figure out the perfect temperature for his taste buds — somewhere between 120ºF – 145ºF — and control the temperature of the mug through an app, so he won’t have to settle for lukewarm coffee. Get it from Amazon.
Custom Vinyl Record Print
Whether you’re an “At Last” or “All of Me” couple, one thing’s for sure: Your song is a symbol of your commitment to one another. Send the name of your special song along with any personalization details to this Etsy seller and they’ll turn it into a frameable print he’ll cherish for years to come.
Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People
You two are in it for the long haul, which is why this 3-year journal makes the perfect gift. Each day for the next three years, this journal will prompt a question to encourage deeper conversations and self-reflection. Get it from Amazon.
Leather Charger Roll Up
If your tech lover has yet to figure out a method to his madness, then this monogrammed leather roller, complete with three separate pockets, is the best bet to organize all of his cables, cords, and chargers.
Exotic Jerky Bouquet
A dozen roses are more your speed, not his. For a small (but equally sweet) gesture, gift him a bouquet of 20 long-stem sticks of elk, buffalo, and venison jerky. Get it from Amazon.
Our Moments Couples: 100 Conversation Starters
No one wants to be that couple sitting across from each other at a romantic restaurant with nothing to talk about. This pack of 100 cards inspire meaningful conversation, which is a must in any solid relationship. Get it from Amazon.
Sweet and rustic, this personalized wooden pallet will look perfect hanging on the wall in his new-and-improved man cave. Just send your favorite shot to this Etsy seller and pick the pallet shape that suits his space.
Baseball Stadium Word Art
The only thing he loves as much as you is his team (sorry, but you know it’s true). This 16 x 20″ print of Yankee Stadium is full of the names of every Yankee player that stepped foot on the field. And if he’s loyal to another team, there are tons of other options. Get it from Amazon.
Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
Now that you have your honeymoon in the books, it’s time to start planning your next adventure. Use this map as inspiration, and then stick a pin in up to 100 new destinations, so he can see where your love has taken him.
Not only does this dock eliminate the look of messy wires, it doesn’t have any annoying bright lights that’ll keep you (er, him) up all night. Just make sure his smartphone is compatible first. Get it from Amazon.
NES Classic Edition Entertainment System
Bring him back to his glory days — 1985 or later — with this vintage Nintendo gaming system. Each console comes with one controller and 30 preloaded games, including classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. Get it from Amazon.
Smartphone Camera Lens Kit
Thanks to you, he can leave his bulky DSLR at home. When he attaches the macro or wide angle lens to his smartphone, he’ll get Instagram-worthy shots with older phone models. Get it from Amazon.
Six-Pack Greeting Card
Make a practical gift more personal by adding a special message of your choice. Beer not included, so it’s up to you to choose his fave. Get it from Amazon.
Tile syncs with his smartphone, Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant to keep track of stuff that he always seems to misplace (like his phone, wallet, or camera). The brand-new model can track its synced device up to 300-feet away, double the original version. Get it from Amazon.
These ideas of unique and romantic Valentine’s day gifts for him are inspired by Good House Keeping.