Whether your man likes to engage in sports on the field or simply cheer from the bleachers, he’s sure to get a ton of use out of this versatile flannel ball cap. With its vintage looks and sturdy construction (it’s made from cotton twill fabric and features an adjustable leather strap), it’s bound to stand the test of time. Ebbets Field Flannels, known for their quality reproductions of vintage baseball memorabilia, collaborated with J. Crew on this particular shade of navy to produce a one-of-a-kind cap to commemorate the short-lived Brooklyn Eagles. It’s made in the USA for true American authenticity.
Give him a daily (undercover) reminder of your affection with these adorable boxer shorts. Tiny red hearts and black arrows adorn this pair of 100 percent cotton (read: super comfortable) boxers. The playful pair will spice up his predictable solid-or-striped underwear drawer and, just like those old standbys, is machine-washable for the ultimate in ease. He’ll adore them so much, you’ll want to grab more than one pair. Try other Valentine’s Day themed patterns in red and white, or play off his interests and choose a print with dogs, ships, cabins, pipes, and more.
The traditional desk accessory gets an upgrade fit for the man with a stressful day job. Whether he is an engineer, a carpenter, or simply wants to make sure his art gallery wall is hung evenly, this quirky pewter sculpture will help him achieve a consistently straight line every time. Stressful meeting? Impatient client? Demanding boss? This sturdy yet petite paperweight (it clocks in at just 2.6 inches tall!) will remind him to keep his cool with the encouraging embossed message. Its hefty weight, however, will keep important papers and invoices secured in their rightful place.
Short of having an actual palm reader at your next cocktail party, this hip set of coasters is the next best thing. The handmade, heavy stock paper and bright red ink serve a dual purpose: protecting your precious coffee table from ring stains, and providing a touch of whimsy at the same time. Follow the letterpress drawings on these coasters to analyze his heart line. The varied designs in this set of four will tell you which category he falls into: idealistic, passionate, intellectual, or fickle (here’s to hoping it’s not the latter). The set also makes a great conversation piece for your next dinner party.
For the avid reader or the Sunday crossword expert, a literary twist on a classic gift. These handsome cufflinks feature reproductions of pages from his all-time favorite novels (Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Dracula, and more) in silver-plated or bronze settings. Math wizards or physicists will delight in the version that highlights advanced formulas, equations, and arithmetic in aged sepia, while guitarists and other artists might like the black and white musical notes. Each set comes tucked in tissue paper, nestled in a gift box, and then topped with a bow for easy gifting. Note: Please allow 5-10 days for production.
Good things come in pairs, indeed! The perfect addition to a cozy date night at home (or to simply house your morning orange juice), these high-quality glasses will put an end to him questioning “Is this your glass or mine?” The elegantly etched glasses are even dishwasher-safe, so there won’t be any debates over whose turn it is to do the dishes, either. Each glass holds a generous 16 ounces, and come pre-boxed in Kate Spade’s signature witty and colorful packaging, so no gift-wrapping is necessary. The company’s free shipping policy is the icing on the cake.
For the tough guy with a sentimental side, a set of three notecards (in blue, red, and green) that are each handstamped with a gold drawing of man’s best friend. Maybe now he’ll remember to send you little love notes.