It creeps up almost unexpectedly every year. January feels like it’s all about post-holiday recovery and resolutions and then suddenly – bam! It’s February and Valentine’s Day already? Have no fear. You’re thinking ahead and searching for that perfect V-day gift for him — one step ahead of most!
Having had brothers, uncles, and boyfriends in my life, I know the challenge of choosing a great gift for a guy. Practical is a fabulous route, but on Valentine’s Day, you want to put some extra thought into your gift to show how much you care. I love the combination of practical AND thoughtful.
- Personalized gifts – A wonderful way to create a special moment and a one-of-a-kind item he will cherish. Just keep in mind that it can take some extra time for the shop to customize your item so leave plenty of time ahead!
- Experiences – Whether it be tickets to a concert, movie, sports game, spa or a vacation, you will both fondly remember a special experience gift.
- Romantic gifts – Gift him a coupon book of things you might like to do with him (wink wink). Or, blindfold him and take him on a little excursion to a surprise hotel for a night away from home.
- Budget gifts – If you’re watching your wallet then try a night in with a homemade dinner, Netflix, and a modest-yet-tasteful gift.
Hopefully, by now I’ve got your wheels turning for a few ideas. This year, I happened to be prepared during the holiday gift rush and kept some romantic gift ideas fresh in mind. I want you to have your gift all wrapped up by February 14th. Without further delay, here are my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him in 2020.
Valentines Gifts for Him
1) Personalized Leather Bracelet
Take your guy’s style up a notch with this sweet-yet-masculine personalized leather bracelet. Choose initials, the coordinates of a special place, or a special message of up to 20 characters. It would also be a nice accent addition to his Fitbit or Smartwatch!
2) Cork Dopp Shaving Kit
A unique gift is often hard to find. This brown cork shave kit is eco-friendly and vegan. Made from natural, renewable, sustainable Portuguese cork, this kit is water-resistant with a sturdy carrying strap and YKK zipper. Better yet, now you have an excuse to go on some fabulous vacations together (see #10 below).
3) Handmade Irish Bog Oak Razor
Staying on the grooming train with our gift suggestions, this handmade razor is a wonderful way to show your love AND help to save the planet. You can order extra double edge blades like these ones and he will never have to buy a plastic shaver or replacement heads again. Made from Irish Bog oak, this aesthetically-pleasing razor is sure to give a smooth shave.
4) Kindle Paperwhite
While this may be a more typical suggestion, an e-reader is a thoughtful gift when done right. Load it up (or make a coupon) with 5 of your favorite books of all time. I love the Kindle Paperwhite due to its glare-free display and extra storage space. Choose from 8GB or 32GB to keep him reading for years!
5) Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
It’s going to be a classy Valentine’s Day with these Moscow Mule Mugs. Are they from Moscow? Why are they made from Copper? Most importantly, why are they magnificent? The description answers all of these questions and more. Essentially you’re gifting a beautiful, solid, practical set of mugs plus some special extras.
The copper cup helps to keep your drink just the right temperature, which is a key aspect of a Moscow Mule. Not sold yet? You’ve got a year to make sure he loves them or you can have your money back.
Throw in a nice quality vodka, ginger beer, and lime for a great drink.
6) Handmade Leather Boxing Gloves
If you’ve got a sports fan on your hands, here’s something a bit different. These gloves are not only handcrafted with love, but they also give off a classic vintage look reminiscent of the days of Rocky Balboa.
Not a boxer? No problem. This top rated shop also offers handcrafted footballs, basketballs, baseballs, and netballs. As a bonus, offer to watch a sports game or movie with him. With this combo, it’s a total score (pun intended).
7) Keep Cup
By Keep Cup
Sometimes practical gifts end up as favorites. With the current state of the planet, everyone is trying to do their part including reducing the number of single-use plastics and paper cups. If he is a coffee or tea drinker, a Keep Cup is essential. Not only can he reduce his carbon footprint, but you may also save him some money if he brews at home and takes his stylish Keep Cup to go.
If you have a favorite coffee roast, a bag of fresh beans makes this gift complete.
8) AeroPress Coffee Maker
By Aero Press
And while I’ve got coffee on the brain, I might as well include one of my favorite items that I gift regularly. The Aeropress is one of those items that make you wonder how you ever lived without it. While it’s the perfect travel accessory, I use mine on a daily basis. Not only does it brew the perfect Americano, but you can also clean it with a 10-second rinse. And as a tip, buy the reusable metal filter and skip paper ones completely. This little device has been through many years and countries with me and it’s great for camping or road trips.
Trust me, he’ll love this one almost as much as he loves you.
9) Cozy Cabin Personalized Blanket
Admittedly this is a slightly self-serving gift as you’ll also get lots of snuggles under this cabin blanket. Made from the coziest fabric and personalized with his name, this is a great gift for the guy who has everything.
10) A Romantic Vacation at Sandals
There had to be at least one splurge item on the list. February is a great month to plan a vacation, and staying at a Sandals resort is certainly romantic. Beat the winter blues with a trip for two to enjoy the sunshine, sand, golf, gourmet dining, and scuba diving.
Sandals has 15 resorts to choose from. Although I’ve never been, I have friends who repeatedly go to Sandals St. Lucia and they rave about it.
Now that the holidays are over, Valentine’s Day is coming up fast. Let us know how you’ll be spending the day with the love of your life. Practical, experience, romantic, splurge – whatever gift you choose, have a warm and wonderful V-Day!!