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.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
What can we say? It’s the top gift of the past few years, and if he doesn’t already have a set, it’s time to get him one: These iconic AirPods come with a charging case, and personalization is free. He’ll use them every single day, whether he’s commuting or working out, so it’ll be a Valentine gift that he actually uses, thinking of you every time.
Delta Glass Rinser
If he’s serious about honing his home bartending skills, this glass rinser makes a great Valentine gift for him. Its water jets offer the cleaning power of his favorite bar, and it can be installed in the kitchen or your home bar, so he can clean out his shaker and glasses with a moment’s work.
Brooklyn Brew Shop Fermented Hot Sauce Kit
Try something spicy for this year’s Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend. If he’s patient and a fan of hot condiments, try this fermenting kit, which lets him make his own hot sauce at home. He’ll have something he can use over and over again, and you’ll get a fresh array of hot sauce to sample: It’s a V-Day win-win.
L.L. Bean Slippers
It’s no surprise that L.L. Bean has sold 4 million pairs of these slippers over the last five years. Made with superior sheepskin and lined with warm fleece, he’ll wear these all winter and for years to come.
Goo Goo Cluster Supreme
You could stop at the convenience store on the way home from work for a last-minute sweet treat for your Valentine—or, you could show just how thoughtful you are by ordering some specialty candy ahead of time. These insanely delicious milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow nougat, and pecan clusters originated in Nashville more than 70 years ago. The original version (still available for purchase) was made with peanuts, but the Supreme means you get a pecan upgrade. Each box, complete with a charming vintage design, comes with 12 1.75-ounce goodies. (Here’s to hoping he shares!)
If he loves spending time in the kitchen cooking up new dishes, he’ll be very excited about a new knife from Shun. Handcrafted in Japan, this stainless steel cleaver is ideal for chopping, slicing, and dicing. You can even have it monogrammed so he feels like a professional 5-star chef.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera
This is the best Valentine's gift for the man who doesn’t go anywhere—not even the beach—without his iPhone, lest he miss the perfect opportunity for an Instagram shot. Though the smartphone camera will generally suffice, this small but mighty gadget will take his photo skills up a notch. An array of special modes—party, landscape, macro, kids, and more—automatically adjust the camera’s settings to ensure it captures the best high-quality picture. Plus, he can enjoy his images right away, thanks to a built-in printer that works just like the Polaroid he used to own. The vintage look only adds to this camera’s appeal.
Prince and the Revolution–Purple Rain
If 2018 left him feeling seriously blue, brighten his spirits with this blast from the past. This album, which includes some of standouts like “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die For You,” “When Doves Cry,” and “The Beautiful Ones,” features the original packaging from when it was first released during the summer of 1984. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and mastered from the original analog tapes, the sound quality is top-notch, too. He might opt to display this true classic treasure in a prominent spot on his shelf, even if he doesn’t own a record player. (Just don’t be surprised when that’s the next thing he asks for!)
Carhartt Shoreline Jacket
A jacket that’s midweight, waterproof, and breathable is pretty ideal for anyone. Whether he’s an outdoorsy kind of guy or a city slicker, this jacket will be put to great use (and look cool) no matter what. Not only that, you can’t beat the price for such a quality garment.
Prowling Foxes Tie
This whimsical tie—a hipper twist on your father’s old classics—will delight any modern man. He can pair it with a light blue button-down shirt and navy suit for an office-friendly look, or wear it dressed down with a casual chambray shirt and khakis. No matter his staple style, this is one tie he’s sure to reach for again and again. The microfiber fabric (stain-resistant!) and an affordable price tag only add to this accessory’s appeal. As an added bonus, it can be converted into a clip-on if your guy needs a quick grab-and-go option.
The only thing that could possibly make hammock lounging even more comfortable? A table to hang right alongside it. This sturdy barn wood table comes with rope, so it can be suspended from a tree limb, beam, or ceiling. If you’re looking for a natural wood element indoors, try replacing a traditional end table or nightstand with one or two of these. A coated finish guarantees it’ll stand the test of time—whether you choose to hang it indoors or out. Note: Due to the nature of barn wood, each table has its own distinct characteristics.
Personalized Stainless Steel Collar Stays
These stainless steel collar stays are perfect for the man who spends most of his day suited up in the office. Engrave them with his initials, a special message, or an anniversary date so that when he’s working late, he’ll have a subtle reminder that you love him—a lot. The fact that each collar stay is stamped by hand (and therefore not necessarily straight or even) lends an imperfect charm to this personalized gift. In addition to being a thoughtful token for your guy on Valentine’s Day, these collar stays also make great groomsmen presents (in the event he’s put a ring on it!).
Kikkerland Portable BBQ Suitcase
Whether his specialty is cheeseburgers or ribs, this portable grill will get the job done—no matter where he’s spending the day. The suitcase opens to reveal a fully functioning charcoal grill with enough room to cook for two—perfect for an impromptu picnic date in the park, an intimate tailgating session, or even in lieu of a larger standalone barbecue for apartment dwellers with small balconies. Pair this suitcase with a cookbook from his favorite grill master or a set of portable grilling tools. It locks and closes securely to tuck away in even the smallest nook of your garage or pantry.
Because it’s often said that humor is the glue that holds relationships together, this funny card might do more good than you realize! The professionally printed heavy card stock reads “I Love Overeating With You” and features a slice of pizza that's sure to spark some memories of late-night pizza orders and nights in indulging together. The 6-by-4-inch card arrives with a trendy brown kraft paper envelope and is blank inside so you can pen your own romantic Shakespearean sonnet (or inside joke if that’s more your style).
Bronze Custom Map Key Ring
Looking for a more personal gift for your guy this Valentine’s Day? This custom bronze key ring can serve as a daily reminder of the exact spot you first met, your destination wedding, or a favorite vacation locale. (Note: International locations are available, but may be a bit less detailed). Each map is immortalized in resin and mounted in bronze to keep it looking as pristine as possible, no matter how careless he is with his keys. As an added bonus, you’ll even receive a proof from the company to make sure the map is perfectly centered on the right location.
Multiplayer Crew Socks
For the professional computer programmer, video game enthusiast, or couch potato in your life, these hilarious mid-calf socks are sure to bring a smile to his face. The blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex combine comfort with a snug fit for the perfect pop of color (and humor). Co-workers and friends alike are sure to get a laugh when they see these peeking out from the bottom of his pants. If he’s more of an outdoorsman than a tech lover, a wide array of other whimsical patterns, including constellations or a football field, are also available from the brand.
The Martini Playdate Book
For the new dad who has been spending late nights by the crib, this humorous compilation will have him laughing himself to sleep. With chapters entitled “Screaming: Is It Necessary?” and “Karate, Little League, and Ballet: Your Child’s Eighty-Hour Work Week,” this lighthearted tome will surely cheer up any overwhelmed father. When he’s feeling uncertain and stranded by himself on “Diaper Island,” this book will reassure him he is not alone. In addition to the relatable content, the paperback book features a handful of recipes, helpful hints, and witty illustrations. Its compact size guarantees a spot can always be had on the nearest nightstand, kitchen counter, or bathtub ledge to lend a bit of insight whenever it’s needed.
Literary Lovers Book Cufflinks
For the avid reader or the Sunday crossword expert, these cufflinks put a literary twist on one of the most classic gift ideas for men. These handsome cufflinks feature reproductions of pages from his all-time favorite novels (The Great Gatsby, Dracula, To Kill a Mockingbird, 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 wrapped in recycled book pages for a special, on-theme gifting touch.
Palmistry Letterpress Coasters
Short of having an actual palm reader at his 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 his 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 each other's heart line. The varied designs in this set of four will tell you which category you both fall into: idealistic, passionate, intellectual, or fickle (here’s to hoping it’s not the last). The set also makes a great conversation piece for the next time he hosts friends.