34 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Valentine’s Day can stump the best of us. On top of the whole holiday serving as a dedicated relationship reminder (aka whether we have one or not), there’s an added gifting component too. It's a February 14 shopping tradition that can become even further complicated when the Y-chromosomes in our lives aren't longing for standard gifts like floral arrangements or chocolate.

But! There's no need for present drama in 2023 because we’ve got the best Valentine's gifts for him lined up right here to save you from last-minute gifting fiascos. Scroll on for our curated hit list of everything from creative gadgets to unique fashion finds to very cool grooming products that your main man (whether best bud, family member, or partner for life) will adore. And for those who are opting out of V-Day altogether, the 34 finds ahead are all still single-and-fabulous-approved.

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Gola Grandslam Trident Sneakers

Upgrade your guy's style game with a brand-new pair of retro-inspired sneaks, like this pair from British legacy brand Gola.

Gola Grandslam Trident, $, available at Zappos

Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette Refillable Twist and Spray

Gifting fragrance can be a tricky move, but we'd venture to say that any man would be eager to make this refillable citrus-sandalwood his new signature scent.

Chanel BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette Refillable Twist and Spray, $, available at Sephora

The Sill Hoya Hearty

It may be a little on the nose, but nothing says "I love you" better than a heart-shaped succulent for him to dutifully take care of.

The Sill Hoya Heart, $, available at The Sill

Cuyana Men's Toiletry Case

With travel plans hopefully in your future, we recommend elevating his on-the-go grooming routine with this handmade Dopp kit from Cuyana.

Cuyana Men's Toiletry Case, $, available at Cuyana

Cable Guys Darth Vader Device Holder

This miniature Vader is perfectly sized to hold his gaming controller or iPhone — it also uses the Force to charge tech devices (okay, fine, a 6-foot micro USB cable).

Cable Guys Star Wars Darth Vader Device Holder, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Duke Cannon Beer & Bourbon Soap Box

Treat him to a toiletry lineup that will keep his top-shelf on brand. Duke Cannon's epic bundle contains three bars of beer soap (a sandalwood-scented Busch Beer, citrus-woodsy IPA, and warm-cedarwood Budweiser) paired with one bar of bourbon soap (an oak-barrel-scented Buffalo Trace Bourbon).

Duke Cannon Supply Co. The Beer and Bourbon Box, $, available at Duke Cannon Supply Co.

Elaine Valentine's Day Spongeworthy Card

If you and your partner like to keep things simple with a thoughtful card exchange, look to Etsy for well-made, totally unique designs. After all, nothing says "romance" quite like Elaine Benes' ultimate stamp of approval.

presspops Elaine Valentine's Day Spongeworthy Card, $, available at Etsy

Man Crates Grand Jerky Heart

This year, say it with...beef jerky. If your man has a special place in his heart for dried, smoked meats, then this gift box will surely delight.

Man Crates Jerky Heart, $, available at Man Crates

Tetra Valise Keychain

For men who prefer to roll their own: this sleek and nifty keychain contains a hexagon-shaped interior chamber made to store his rolled smokes (big and small).

Tetra Valise Keychain, $, available at Tetra

Adidas Trefoil Tree Tee

If you've recently turned one of his tees into one your favorite sleep shirts, gift him this incredibly rad graphic style.

Adidas Trefoil Tree Tee, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Hot Tools Beard Straightener Brush

Gift him the tool he never knew he needed to tame his unkempt beard hairs. The before-and-after shots of dudes across the web all point towards this being a very good buy — as one partner put it, "Works like a charm. It's sleek and lightweight and does its job. I'm glad I bought it for my boyfriend because his beard was getting unruly, but now maybe he will actually DO something with it!"

Hot Tools Men’s Beard Straightener Brush, $, available at Amazon

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Bring the heat this Valentine's Day with a DIY hot sauce kit that allows you to get creative in the kitchen. (Bonus points if you put your taste buds to the test with an at-home Hot Ones challenge.)

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $, available at Uncommon Goods

Bevel Beard Trimmer

If your dad's still reaching for his circa 1990s-beard trimmer, upgrade his life with this top-rated ultra-sleek model by Bevel. (Plus: It's cordless!)

Bevel Beard Trimmer, $, available at Amazon

Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle

A fancy candle he'll finally appreciate. Diptyque's Feu de Bois (famously known as the "John Mayer candle") features a subtly smoky, woody scent profile to elevate any man cave.

Diptyque Feu de Bois/Wood Fire Candle, $, available at Nordstrom

Backcountry Gore-Tex Snow Gloves

Fuel your man's next outdoor adventure (or double-black diamond run on the slopes) with these durable leather gloves.

Backcountry GORE-TEX Snow Glove, $, available at Backcountry

Madewell Mens Athletic Slim Jeans

They're the brand behind your favorite jeans, so why not share the love with your guy? From the lightweight feel to relaxed-but-not-slouchy fit, we're willing to be he'll never want to buy denim from anywhere else again.

Madewell Athletic Slim Jeans in Rinse Wash, $, available at Madewell

HigherDose Infrared PEMF Mat

If he's into his mind-body connection, likes to meditate, or could just use some damn tension relief, then this bestselling infrared mat will do the trick.

HigherDose Infrared PEMF Mat, $, available at HigherDose

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley Sweater

There are two things I know to be true: One, men love henleys. Two, women love to see their men in henleys. I can't explain why, but all I know is that this luxe take on our favorite buttoned top is sure to be a hit.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Henley Sweater, $, available at Huckberry

Great Jones Holy Sheet Baking Pan

This pun's for all the big baking guys out there! Gift him something shiny and new that he can whip you up some Valentine's Day treats on.

Great Jones Holy Sheet, $, available at Great Jones

Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

Beanies are a lot like friends: He can never have too many (and already has a lot).

Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie, $, available at Amazon

Theragun Mini

Theragun's mighty massager has taken the world by storm, and it's easy to see why: The device is a magic wand for sore, overworked muscles, making it a great gift if you're splurging on your fitness-loving partner this year.

Therabody Theragun mini, $, available at Therabody

Bespoke Post Cask

Transform his love of spirits into a constructive activity — this reusable kit will have him brewing up and bottling his very own aged whiskey at home in time for V-Day dinner.

Bespoke Post Charred American White Oak Mini Barrel, $, available at Bespoke Post

Marc Joseph Glendale Perforated Leather Sneaker

Upgrade his ancient pair of sneaks with something that strikes the perfect balance of knock-around luxe.

Marc Joseph New York Glendale Perforated Leather Sneaker, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

6-in 1 Multitool Pen Gadget

This nifty little hand gizmo isn't just a sleek writing utensil; it's also a level, ruler, phone/tablet stylus, and both a flathead and Phillips screwdriver in one. (Don't mind if we order one for ourselves, too.)

‎CRANACH 6-in 1 Multitool Pen Gadget, $, available at Amazon

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

Soft, stretchy, and available in myriad colors? No man can resist the siren song of Vuori's elevated, exceedingly comfortable joggers.

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger, $, available at Vuori

LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262

Appeal to your guy's inner child with an all-grown-up LEGO set in the likeness of 007's iconic set of wheels.

LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262, $, available at Target

Lululemon Drysense Hoodie

Effortlessly chic and practically repellant to sweat, this fan-fave Lululemon hoodie is about to be his new loungewear MVP — and won't embarrass him OR you whilst errand-running around town.

Lululemon Drysense Hoodie, $, available at Lululemon

The Best Paste Low Shine Medium Hold Hair Paste

If your significant other has ever gone to the barber with a photo of Ryan Reynolds or Daniel Craig...or Jake Gyllenhaal...or Shawn Mendes (should we go on?), chances are they've unknowingly come across the work of master stylist and celebrity groomer Kristan Serafino. This matte-finish, firm-hold hair paste from her very own brand is leading man hair in a jar — and is as close as one can possibly get to booking her for what we can only assume would be a very expensive house call.

The Best Paste Low Shine Medium Hold Hair Paste, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet

Dads, grandpas, husbands, VIP buds...they'll all appreciate this high-on-quality, low-on-bulk wallet. It's made of superior leather, comes with a coin holder and secret pocket, is available in10 colors, and has a three-year warranty. Boom.

Bellroy Note Sleeve, $, available at Bellroy

Maude Rise Condoms

Because nothing is sexier than keeping things safe in the bedroom.

Maude rise, $, available at Maude

Nintendo Switch Lite

Win 10,000 relationship points by gifting him what's likely been collecting dust in his Amazon wish list since last year: a portable, sleek Nintendo Switch Lite. If you're feeling extra generous, add in a game for him to enjoy.

Nintendo Nintendo Switch Lite - Blue, $, available at Amazon

Away The Packable Sling Bag

If your man is always on the move, help him get there in ease and style with this lightweight crossbody made from water-repellant nylon.

Away The Packable Sling Bag, $, available at Away

Warby Parker Toddy Sunglasses

The easiest way to upgrade his look is with a pair of fresh shade blockers that you can both get behind.

Toddy, Warby Parker Toddy Sunglasses, Azure Crystal With Oak Barrel, $, available at Warby Parker

Solento Organic Reposado Tequila

This organic tequila is harvested in small batches in Jalisco, making it perfect for savoring every sip together.

Solento Organic Reposado Tequila, $, available at Drizly

Apple Watch Series 8

If you're down to go big this Valentine's Day, you can't go wrong with the latest model of Apple's sleek Apple Watch featuring a crystal-clear display and sleek navy blue case.

Apple Apple Watch Series 8 GPS 41mm Midnight Aluminum Case wi, $, available at Walmart

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