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24 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him, From Cool Tech To Hot Sauce

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Guys love getting Valentine’s Day gifts just as much as women do. There’s a perception that Valentine’s gifts for men are harder to shop for because men aren’t interested in the same sorts of gifts that guys tend to buy for their ladies—like soaps, flowers, perfumes, chocolate, and lingerie.

But make no mistake: He’s not that difficult to shop for, especially when you realize that the only difference between the child and adult version of your sweetheart is that his toys are a little bigger (and sometimes more expensive). Guys enjoy getting gadgets, toys, clever sweets, and other conveniences they might not think to buy for themselves. Below, we’ve rounded up 23 of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him that are sure to put a smile on his face come February 14.

Put A (Signet) Ring On It

Mejuri Black Onyx Signet Ring

The signet ring has become a cool guy staple in the last few years and if he’s been mancessory-curious, this 14k solid gold style accented with black onyx will be a welcome addition to his daily wear.


For The Guy Who Wants It Hot

Fuego Box ‘Tame To Insane’ Hot Sauce Box

Hot sauce enthusiasts can take on this tame-to-insane challenge in the style of Sean Evans’ “Hot Ones” as they sample sauces ranging from “mellow” to “evil.” Risk takers can opt for spoonfuls of sauce at once or the sauces can be saved for the next taco night. Just make sure he has a glass of milk nearby.


Share The Sound Of Music

Apple AirPods

Music is always a great gift, but AirPods are particularly romantic—if both of you are wearing AirPods, there’s a little-known feature that lets the both of you share the same music, as if you were both plugged in at the same time.


A High-End Cardholder He’ll Love Pulling Out

Valextra Cardholder

This handcrafted Italian leather cardholder with painted edges is over the top in terms of quality but elegantly minimal in design, making for a functional substitute to his bulky wallet.


An All-In-One Charging Station

Native Union ‘Drop XL’ Wireless Charger

Native Union ‘Drop XL’ Wireless Charger (Watch Edition)

With a place for his iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, this XL charging station brings the power. It has a minimalistic design but enough surface area to charge up to three devices at once. Now he’ll never have an excuse to not text you back.


An Upgraded Weekender

Filson Large Duffle Bag

This water resistant duffle with saddle-grade leather accents is the perfect weekender bag for any guy who loves that combination of rugged and a little bit luxe.


Clean, Happy Skin Year-Round

Harry’s Body Wash Variety Pak

Your partner might initially give you the evil eye for implying their hygiene needs work, but a pack of Harry’s body wash might be the ticket for a happy hubby. They can throw away the chemically-drenched gunk harming their skin and enjoy a satisfying lather and intoxicating smell that makes no use of sulfates, dyes, or parabens. The result? Cleaner skin that won’t prune the moment you step out of the shower.


A Luxe Subscription Box

Vices Luxury Subscription Box

There are a lot of subscription boxes out there claiming to deliver goods your guy will actually like each month. Vices is one of few luxury options that actually delivers. Each themed shipment includes a small selection of beautifully packaged, high-design, high-quality products which will especially please the cocktail curious. Past boxes have included special estate wines paired with delicate Josephinen wine glasses and artisanal prime ribeye potato chips and an Emile Henry ceramic fondue set alongside small batch marshmallows, chocolate, snowflake butter cookies, and nocino Italian liquer.


Coffee That’s Always the Perfect Temp

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

What better way to tell your Valentine you care than with the gift of hot coffee? This temperature control smart mug from Ember keeps drinks hot for 80 minutes (or all day if you leave it on the charging coaster), so your sweetie will never have to suffer through a lukewarm cup of Joe again. The mug can be controlled by an app, where you can choose your desired temperature from 120-145°F.


A Soft, Plush Robe for Cozy Days at Home

Parachute Soft Ribbed Robe

Parachute is known for its unparalleled approach to home linens, but the direct-to-consumer brand’s take on loungewear deserves just as much credit. One of the company’s newer offerings, this soft ribbed robe is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in white, grey, or “clay” (a rusty pink-red). Your significant other will put it to good use through the rest of winter and beyond.


An Interactive Gift For Your Next Date Night

Box One Presented By Neil Patrick Harris

This Valentine’s Day gift is a mystery game the two of you can solve together. The brainchild of everyone’s favorite actor/magician/child doctor Neal Patrick Harris, Box One starts out as a trivia game and becomes… something else entirely, but to say any more is to spoil the fun. It’s a fun adventure infused with NPH’s signature sense of humor, and a joy to share with your partner over the span of two evenings.


A Classy Shower Accessory

Caswell-Massey Triple Milled Luxury Bath Soap Newport Soap On A Rope

Caswell-Massey Triple Milled Luxury Bath Soap Newport Soap On A Rope

This luxury bath soap’s deep ocean blue tone and rugged rope are visual clues to the crisp scent that reminds any guy of the seaside. The soap itself is a cruelty-free vegetable-based bar that bears a classy-looking imprint of the Caswell-Massey brand, but its best feature is the deep, rich lather it develops in the bath or shower. An American brand for over 266 years, it’s a great gift for any guy who loves delicate but masculine scents in the bath.


Personal Solitude

Anker Soundcore Life Q30

For those times when it’s important to tune out the world, a set of headphones with active noise cancellation is critical. The Anker Soundcore Life Q30 is remarkable in that it has surprisingly good noise cancellation and solid audio performance, yet is a fraction of the price of premium headphones.


Not Your Grandfather’s Wallet

Dango M1 Maverick Rail Wallet

There was a time when a guy might roll his eyes at getting a wallet for a gift, but that was in the old days, before the renaissance in wallets. These days, there are exciting titanium wallets, tactical wallets with paracord that look like they should be worn by Navy Seals. The Dango M1 Maverick is just such a wallet—chock full of fancy engineering, it carries up to nine cards plus cash in an all-metal frame that’s machined from essentially indestructible aerospace-grade aluminum. One ID card is always visible without the need to remove it. This wallet will make any guy feel like a spy.


Endless Journaling

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Executive Size Notebook

This isn’t just any notebook; it’s literally the last one he’ll ever need. Rocketbooks are made with a special erasable paper and come with unique Frixion pens. The paper feels like ordinary paper and the pen writes like a normal pen, but dampen the page and wipe the ink away to start over like new. That’s not all: Use a mobile app to photograph a page and it’ll automatically be stored in the cloud for instant archiving or sharing.


Documenting Adventures

GoPro HERO9 Black

Whether your guy is into skateboarding, backpacking, snorkeling, or skydiving, GoPro is the ideal camera to capture the action. And for the right outdoorsman, no gift is more appreciated than GoPro’s newest action camera. It shoots 5K video, has rock-solid image stabilization, and shoots smooth-as-butter slow motion. You can even add lens attachments. And the new longer battery life means more time to record every life adventure.


Bespoke Sweets

Personalizable M&M’S Bulk Candy

Forget about chocolate hearts or boxes of truffles: Try personalizing a giant bag of M&Ms. You can choose the quantity (they run $23-$25 per pound), color, and the design that appears on each candy. Designs can include custom messages (keep it short—the candy is small), clipart, and even custom images you upload from your computer. When you’re done, you choose the kind of packaging (there are dozens to pick from). At every step of the way, you’ll see a preview of what it’ll all look like.


Recapturing the Past

My Arcade Galaga Micro Player

Here’s a poorly kept secret: Most guys like to play games. Especially the games they grew up with. This micro-miniature reproduction of the classic Galaga arcade game plays realistically, yet at only 7 inches high, it sits comfortably on a desk ready to leap into action when it’s time to blast aliens. The screen measures just under 3 inches but reproduces the game in color with the help of four AA batteries. It’s nostalgia in the palm of your hand.

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Rugged Illumination

Phixton Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight

One of the weird mysteries of biology is the way guys crave high-powered flashlights. It must be genetic. This 1,200-lumen flashlight scratches that itch—and then some. It’s a compact “tactical” flashlight just 6.6 inches long, has five modes including three brightness levels, a strobe and SOS, and it’s powered conveniently by a rechargeable battery. Best of all, this rugged aluminum torch has its own ruggedized, waterproof carrying case that makes you feel like a Navy Seal.


Protecting Precious

Ztotop Case for AirPods Pro

Help him protect his Apple AirPods Pro from drops, scrapes, bumps, and other disasters with a case for the charging case. Ztotop’s impact-resistant TPU plastic case looks high-tech and keeps the expensive Airpods stored within safe from damage. The case has a carabiner clip to keep it from getting lost, allows for wireless charging, and doesn’t interfere with opening and closing the charging case or getting the earbuds in and out.


Exemplary Grooming

Philips Norelco Philips Norelco Shaver 7100

Almost every guy needs one of these; a high-quality triple-head rotary shaver is always a welcome gift. The Philips Norleco 7100 is lightweight and offers a comfortable, safe shave thanks to glide rings that protect the skin from irritation. And despite the light weight, it offers an hour of runtime between charges and includes a pop-up trimmer as well.


Culinary Adventure

Lekue Bread Making Kit

A lot of guys like to make bread—and it turns out that last year was a great time for revisiting bread-making culinary skills—but Lekue’s silicone cloche is a whole different kind of adventure in the gluten arts. Virtually the entire bread-making process happens right in the cloche—kneading, proofing, and baking—and the results are dependably delicious. For a kitchen chef who thinks he’s tried everything, this is a new kind of baking adventure.


Clockwork Bliss

ROKR Marble Run 3D Wooden Roller Coaster Puzzle

ROKR’s Marble Run 3D Wooden Roller Coaster Puzzle is a hidden gem for guys who like to build models or otherwise tinker with their hands. Laser-cut plywood pieces are easily assembled into a mechanical hand-cranked roller coaster for marbles. It’s charming, harkens back to an earlier age, and is a great weekend project for when he needs to unwind and experience the Zen of building a thing whose only purpose is to be completed.


Bedtime Reading

Kindle Paperwhite

It’s time for your partner to stop straining his eyes reading in bed—whether he’s trying to read on books printed from dead trees or on the harsh screen of a smartphone, it’s time to reward his eyes with a Kindle. The paperwhite e-ink screen is easy to read in any lighting condition and the Kindle holds countless books, so you can stop helping to turn forests into landfill.

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