47 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend or Husband
Ah, Valentine’s Day—a celebration of love, affection, and appreciation ... and Valentine’s Day gifts, of course. Whether you plan to enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a cozy night at home, it’s always nice to spend quality time with your partner and create lasting memories. And if you’re looking to spoil your sweetheart this February 14, we’ve got you covered with some great Valentine gifts for him (plus plenty of Valentine’s Day ideas for her, of course). Real Simple’s editors have searched high and low for the best gift ideas for men (whether he’s your boyfriend, husband, partner, or beau) that are functional, luxurious, and personal, and the list we’ve created truly has it all. Find the greatest gifts for any type of man—from the snazzy dresser or frequent traveler to the beer connoisseur.
Whether he’s an astute businessman who spends most of his days brokering deals in the office, an enthusiastic foodie with an insatiable appetite (no pun intended) for the coolest new snack crazes, a trend-driven designer with a penchant for home decor, or a kid at heart, these choices are certain to satisfy even the most particular man.
Looking for a gift that serves a dual purpose? Perhaps a new smart home device will strike your boyfriend’s fancy. Is your husband a golfer? Let him practice his swing with an indoor putting green. Does your partner love to prepare home-cooked meals? Add a brand new Shun knife to his kitchenware collection. Elevate your man’s sock and underwear drawer with some high-quality items—it may not seem like a super-fun gift, but trust us: He’ll be thanking you for the upgrade. And, for those men in your life who are a bit more traditional, we’ve rounded up some classics: a whimsical tie with a modern twist, a luxe shaving kit, and a practical-but-stylish cooler. So, go ahead and peruse our handpicked list of Valentine’s Day gifts for him to spark some cute ideas for every personality type.
Men’s Star Wars Valentine Looking for Stormtrooper Sweatshirt
Express your love and indulge his (or your) love for Star Wars with this playful, sweet sweatshirt. It’s sure to become a regular in his leisurewear rotation, and you’ll know that you’re the one he’s looking for every time he wears it.
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker Bundle
Lightweight and approved by real espresso snobs, this portable brewer allows him to enjoy an excellent cup of espresso wherever he goes. It’s intended for campers and outdoorsy types, but he can bring this to the beach, on a picnic, or wherever else he’d like to enjoy a fresh shot. This bundle comes with a travel case, too, so he can protect his mini espresso machine from bumps or falls while on the go.
Indie Boards and Cards Terraforming Mars Board Game
Give him a new activity to do at home with you or with friends. This strategic world-building board game has players develop habitable territory on Mars, with several different goals to achieve and paths toward winning to take. He’ll be hooked after one game, and you’ll both be ready to stay in and play this winter and spring.
Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant, and Nils Parker
Chances are, he’s a man with many interests and plenty of curiosity. Help him learn more about the world around him—and give him a good-looking addition to his bookshelf or nightstand—with this tome, which features the personalities behind the beloved podcast of the same name exploring even more stuff we should all know.
Plexus Chirp Wheel
For achy backs, aging ones, and over-worked ones alike, this set of three wheels helps relieve strain to muscles and ligaments in the back. He can pick the wheel of his choice for the proper pressure and enjoy a back massage (and strengthening benefits) every day.
Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard
Whether he’s set to work from home for the long-haul or he’s a frequent traveler who likes to work from planes and trains (and airports), he’ll appreciate this hyper portable, low-profile keyboard. It has ultra-quiet keys so his typing won’t disturb those around him, and it can pair with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, so he can use it with his computer, his tablet, and even his phone.
MeUndies Men’s Boxer
Between the incredibly soft fabric, the no-roll waistband, and the enormous range of prints, patterns, and colors, at least one pair of these boxers will impress him. Pick a playful pattern for a Valentine’s Day treat, or go for a more classic, solid color to give him an essential he’ll want to wear every day. (Fair notice—he’ll be wanting more pairs before you know it.)
Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Give him a fresh (but not unfamiliar) game for his beloved Nintendo Switch this Valentine’s Day. He likely has fond memories of playing Super Smash Bros. when he was younger. Now, he can relive the fun (and action) on a new platform, with new characters and techniques that refresh the game without taking away the fun. Plus, he can take this version on the go, too, for even more fun.
Apple iPad Mini
This Valentine’s Day, give him what he really wants—the gift of fresh tech. Apple’s latest iPad Mini model has a better-than-ever display, camera, battery, and more, so he can read, binge-watch, game, video-chat, and more to his heart’s delight, wherever work and life take him.
Darn Tough Vermont Men’s Warlock Crew Light Hiking Socks
He’ll say goodbye to frustrating socks forever after this Valentine’s Day with these lightweight Merino wool socks, which have phenomenal wicking power and top durability—plus a performance fit that won’t slip, bunch, or rub. They’re sleek enough to wear for work (whether at home or in the office) and outdoor adventures alike, too, so they’re sure to get plenty of wear.
Havly Seriously Black Classic Bath Towel
Perhaps his towel always ends up bunched on the floor; perhaps it looks a little dingy. (Hey, it happens.) Solve both problems with this ultra-practical Valentine’s Day gift for him: These towels are made to last up to 1,000 washes, so they’ll be fresh and plush for years to come, plus they have a sturdy loop for easy hanging. The chic black color means they’ll look clean for longer, too.
Allbirds Men’s Tree Dashers
The best Valentine’s Day gift for him is the practical sort, and nothing’s more practical than a fresh pair of everyday sneakers. (Fair warning: He’s really not going to want to take these off.) Made from renewable materials, flexible, and supremely comfortable (and with a cult following), these sneakers are the sort of gift he’ll wear as long as he can.
Mobot Firecracker 18-Ounce Foam Roller Water Bottle
If he’s all about reaching his fitness goals, give him this multitasking tool this Valentine’s Day: He can stay hydrated all day long while toting a portable foam roller, so stiff or sore muscles can be worked out on the spot with minimal inconvenience.
Indoor Putting Green
Got a guy who loves to hit the links? Help him practice his swing by getting this indoor putting green. Perfect for a garage, basement or man cave, an indoor putting green is a nifty gift that he probably wouldn’t think to buy for himself—and isn't that what gifts are for?
Personalized Family Band Art
If he’s always dreamed of having his own band—or your family is particularly gifted—help him live his rock star dreams with a custom band poster. Pick a special date, plan out the perfect colors, and get excited to hang this colorful, personalized wall art in a place of pride.
How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
So you can count on him to fix the WiFi when the signal dies or climb up on the ladder to change the light bulb up in that vaulted ceiling in your living room, but would he be able to survive in the wilderness? Two years of Boy Scouts probably won’t cut it. Give the guy who always wants to have all the answers a fun and instructional book that’ll teach him how to live life a little more like Bear Grylls. The 320-page tome includes practical advice for “roughing it,” including how to build a shelter, what kind of plants you can (and can’t) eat, how to signal for help, and more.
Hydro Flask Beer Growler
If he’s a regular at the local brewery, he’ll need a good growler. This one is vacuum-insulated, so it’ll keep his beer cool, and the easy-carry handle lets him take his beverage of choice wherever he goes. Plus, it’s sturdy stainless steel, so if it falls, he’ll just be crying over spilt beer, not a broken growler.
Does he love to craft specialty cocktails for friends? Or perhaps he likes to enjoy an Old Fashioned after a long day? Add a fully-equipped mixology kit to his bar so the cocktails can keep coming. This 10-piece bartending kit will allow him to create any cocktail recipe, and it will spruce up his bar's decor.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
As far as gifts for boyfriends go, this one is a goodie. Regardless of his outward demeanor, he’s probably a softie at heart. Help him dress the part with this soft, thick, oversized robe. Your man will feel like he’s wearing a big hug all day long—and if he thanks you with a few hugs for you, too, all the better.
Café Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker With WiFi
If he’s a man who loves a good taste with good taste, he’ll be pumped about this Valentine’s Day gift. Yes, it makes a good drip coffee (and he can even control it through his voice assistant), but it also looks streamlined and modern thanks to the matte black finish and metallic details, so he’ll get a doubly satisfying experience with every use.
OtterBox OtterSpot Wireless Charging System
He may always have his phone on him, but whether it’s charged is another story—and do you really expect him to be tethered to a wall until the battery hits 100 percent? Solve some of your communication struggles with this wireless charger, which has a portable battery for on-the-go cordless charging and a wired pad for charging phone and battery alike at home.
Kammok Roo Double Camping Hammock
He’s itching to get outdoors, you’re dying for a comfortable alternative to a camping chair, and this double hammock is here to solve all your problems. The lightweight canvas is hyper-portable, and there’s room for both of you to stretch out and enjoy the breeze.
Amazon Echo Studio
Whether he’s a smart home junkie, a music aficionado, or he just likes blasting his podcast of choice in the morning, he’ll love this high-volume smart speaker, which produces immersive sound, has a built-in smart home hub (with Alexa features, of course), and adapts to any room to fill it with noise.
Philips SmartSleep Light Therapy Lamp
Mornings are hard for almost everyone, but they may be especially challenging for him. If he hits snooze a few too many times or always seems to be running late in the morning, give him this light therapy lamp, which simulates sunrise to help make early wake-ups a little more tolerable.
OtterBox Trooper Cooler 30 Quart
This soft-sided cooler has a wide opening for easier loading and unloading, plus shoulder straps and a carry strap, so he can tote all his drinks and snacks to the tailgate, campout, Little League game, or wherever else he goes. It can hold up to 50 cans (without ice) and keep ice unmelted for as long as three days, so he’ll be set no matter what he’s doing.
Whether he’s coming to stay at your place for a few nights or heading out on a weekend trip with his buddies, he’s going to want a good suitcase. This one has a padded laptop pocket and an exterior shoe pocket, and it looks refined enough that it can go everywhere from a casual getaway to a work trip.
California Cowboy Men’s High Water Shirt
He likes comfort, you like lounging by the water. You’ll both be happy with this Valentine’s Day gift for him: a tribute to the aloha shirt with a slim fit, a terry cloth lining, a dry pocket for his phone, a bottle pocket, and more. He’ll have everything he needs in one shirt for a day at the beach (though he’ll probably want to wear this shirt all day long).
Art of Words Wrigley Field
Art of Words turns song lyrics, speeches, names, and more into art and has a huge selection of sports-related wall art. Find his team of choice for a colorful, unexpected piece of decor that captures one of his greatest loves (other than you, of course). The Wrigley Field piece is handwritten with the names of every Cub in history, for example, and beloved presidents, cities, and more are also available.