62 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him That Aren’t Corny or Cringe

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Stumped on what to get your guy for Valentine's Day this year? We don’t blame you—men are so hard to shop for. (And if you’re not even sure where to begin, take a deep breath—we’ve got you.) The first thing to think about is what type of gift you want to give. Do you want to go more sentimental for your husband with a custom photo book or dog portrait? Or perhaps your boyfriend would prefer something super practical, like an instant read meat thermometer or Turkish cotton towels (you know, to upgrade the set he’s been using since college). And of course, some guys are all about experiential gifts—like a surprise getaway trip—or more romantic gestures, like unique date ideas or a new couples’ sex toy. (And if you’re just reading this list on Feb. 13, you can never go wrong with a last-minute virtual gift.) We've also found a slew of gift ideas for dad and grandpa, if you're feeling extra generous this year.

Either way, trust us, a fancy watch or another bottle of cologne is not the answer. (Unless your husband specifically asked for those.) So below, we pulled together a list of 62 thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts your partner will actually want. How do we know? Well, we asked guys to share their past favorites, as well as what they’re secretly hoping to get this year, like Lululemon pants ($128), noise-canceling Bose headphones (was $329, now $229) or an eight-bottle wine-tasting flight, $65, (along with a high tech decanter, $46, for the perfect glass of red). Whatever he’s hoping for, we’re willing to bet these gift suggestions will be major hits come February 14.

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For every kind of date night

1. A Year Of Dates

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Let’s face it: After you’ve been together for a while, date night starts to go from ‘wow’ to ‘oh, this again?’ Still, that doesn’t mean he’s opposed to planning something memorable—he’s probably just run out of ideas. That’s where this set of 52 surprise dates comes in. Each date is secretly sealed in color-coded envelopes: Blue can be done at home, green is something to do during the day, yellow is a day or night out and orange is a surprise. While some prompts are fun, like, Strike! Hit the bowling alley, loser buys dinner, others are more romantic with ideas for day trips, picnics, candlelight dinners and beyond.

For the Guy Looking to Upgrade His Wardrobe

2. Lululemon ABC Pants


Get him out of those stained khakis or saggy jeans and into a pair of these fan-favorite pants by Lululemon. The ABC stands for “anti-ball crushing” (we kid you not), which multiple men confirmed for us is true and much appreciated, but beyond the fit, the material is also incredibly comfortable. The brand’s proprietary Warpstreme fabric, a Japanese-loomed polyester, stretches like yoga pants but looks like nice heavy cotton, making these beauties posh enough to wear for just about any occasion.

Size range: 26 to 48, and inseam lengths of 28, 30, 32, 34 and 37 inches

For the perfect glass of red

4. Vinturi Deluxe Pourer and Decanter Set


If your husband has recently decided to become a pseudo sommelier—and insists on decanting every bottle of red he opens—he’s going to appreciate this six-piece set, which includes the best-selling Vinturi red wine aerator, one tower arm and base, a no-splash grate and sediment filter. It has everything he’ll need for the perfect glass of red, and according to one reviewer, it’s a gift that he’ll be taken by: “This silly little thing actually works…I took three blind taste tests. I washed two identical glasses, opened a new bottle of Merlot, poured one straight from the bottle (and poured the other through this Vinturi Aerator). I left the room and asked my wife to move the glasses to the table and call me when all the bubbles were gone. There was no question which one had been aerated. I picked it right away. Even when my son tried to tell me I picked wrong, I stood by my choice, it was that obvious. It softens the wine, releases the bouquet and creates a silky finish. I took multiple tests and picked it right every time. My wife took turns testing and could tell as well.”

For the Guy Who Loves Learning New Skills

5. Masterclass


It’s the gift that just keeps on giving—Masterclass is a star-studded lecture series that offers a wide variety of courses taught by successful athletes, actors, scientists, mixologists and more. Each course is divided up into ten or 20 minutes per session and covers a variety of topics as the instructor moves through the lessons. Whether your guy wants to learn some acting skills from Natalie Portman or take a beginner cooking lesson from famous Chef Gordon Ramsay, the gift of a one-year membership means they can take unlimited classes.

For the cozy cabin lover

6. Getaway House Tiny Cabin

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This one is as much for you as it is for him where you can gift a stay at a getaway cabin; a series of cozy wooden spaces that are fit for a design magazine. Not only do these cabins come with large windows to enjoy the woody view—along with a fire pit—but they also bring the chance for (some much-needed) QT from the noise we live in. There's even a lockbox that guests can choose to put their phones into so they can actually experience their surroundings without a screen. Best of all? You can email it directly to your guy (or to yourself) so you can print it out and hand-deliver it to them for an extra special surprise.

For the Sappy but Sweet Partner

7. What I Love About You Fill in the Love Book

With fill-in-the-blank prompts like “You deserve the ____ award” and “You have the greatest taste in ____,” you can make this book as silly or heartfelt as you want. Either way, he’ll definitely be smiling as he reads through it. Take it from one reviewer, who says: “I got my boyfriend this for Valentine’s Day and he really loved it. He still keeps it displayed on our dresser to this day. It’s a very sweet, tiny, thoughtful gift and good way to let someone know all the reasons you love them.”

For the guy who loves a massage

8. MoCuishle Shiatsu Massager Pillow


While V-day is synonymous with romantic massages, this device will continue to relieve his stiff neck and shoulders after February 14 has passed. It’s a plug-in massager that has three speeds with a heat setting to variably knead muscles—and it can be draped around the shoulders. That means he can use it while watching TV or, thanks to the car power adapter, even while stuck in traffic. 

For the Man Who Loves His Pup More than Anyone

9. Foxly Prints Custom Dog Portrait

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The only thing he loves more than you? Your pup, of course. With this custom print, you simply provide Foxly with your pet's picture and their artists will create a modern portrait with digital brush strokes—and it’s intentionally designed to be minimalist, so it won’t interrupt the rest of your decor. Plus, while you can choose from multiple frames and sizes, you can also ask them to send the digital file to your preferred printing service (aka great for anyone scrambling for a last-minute gift). Jake, 29, tells us that his fiancé got him a portrait of their pit bull from this Etsy seller last Valentine’s Day and he immediately hung it in their bedroom. Now that’s a sure sign of a good gift.

For the Classic Romantic

10. Shari’s Berries Dipped and Drizzled Strawberries

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There’s a reason chocolate-covered strawberries are a classic Valentine’s Day gift: They’re delicious. This assortment from Shari’s Berries contains fresh strawberries covered in milk and white chocolate. And don’t worry about them getting overripe in the mail—customers say they arrive in perfect condition.

For chic everyday comfort

10. Cole Haan Men’s Zerøgrand WFA Oxford

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Your husband is on the hunt for some comfortable (yet stylish) sneakers—and these oxfords are editor- and partner-approved. Crafted in leather and suede, this pair is deemed comfy, flexible and stylish—just look at this rave review: “I got these for my husband because he works in a hospital and walks close to 15k steps a day (sometimes more), so he needs something that’s supportive and comfortable, yet dressier than an actual sneaker. They are also amazing quality and last for so long. And he always gets compliments on them,” says Rachel Gulmi, operations director for branded content.

For spicing things up

8. Lelo Tor 2 Couples' Ring


If you’re looking to make this V-day one he won’t forget, this device was rated as number one on our list of best couples’ sex toys. First and foremost, it’s a matte, body-safe silicone ring fits over the penis, and has six speeds from a faint murmur to a strong pulse. But what really makes it unique is that it's designed to give pleasure to both partners, since the vibrating part stimulates the wearer and the partner. As one user writes: "My wife loves the many vibrations. Helps me maintain longer erections. Best yet, my wife loves the big Os." Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof and rechargeable?

For the guy who loves to snuggle

12. UnHide The Marshmallow 2.0 Throw Blanket


Why has this faux-fur blanket has gone viral (and makes for the perfect gift if he loves to snuggle)? Because it uses almost entirely recycled materials to create buttery soft, vegan faux-fur that feel just like chinchilla (according to the brand). Aside from its ultra-plush feel—and 100 percent cruelty-free materials—people also love it for its thick, 9.5-pound weight and oversized dimensions (60 inches by 80 inches). One reviewer writes, “I’ve tried regular weighted blankets, and they were too heavy. [The] Marshmallow [is] so soft—it feels like it is hugging you—and it has just the right heft,” so it’s warm without causing you to overheat.

For the Film Buff

13. 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster

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This scratch-off movie bucket list features over 100 blockbusters, so you’re guaranteed to find a few that your favorite movie buff hasn’t seen yet, and definitely a few favorites he’ll happily watch again. It includes classics like Casablanca and Jaws, plus newer titles like Moonlight and Up. In other words, you two won’t face the ‘what should we watch tonight?’ quandary for a while. Be sure to add a magnetic poster frame to the box so they can hang it up and start scratching off those movies immediately upon opening.

For the Budding Mixologist

14. Shaker & Spoon Subscription

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You two love trying out new drink recipes together, so he’s bound to get excited when he finds out you’ve signed him up for this monthly cocktail subscription. Each box comes with three original cocktail recipes, plus enough ingredients to make four of each drink. All he has to do is buy the liquor, and you’re ready for an at-home mixology session.

For all of his shower playlists

15. JBL Go 3 Portable Speaker


This speaker is pocket-sized, connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and lasts up to five hours on a full charge—so it’s perfect for a boyfriend who specially curates a playlist for shower time (and he won’t have to worry about getting it wet, thanks to its waterproof design). Take it from one reviewer, who hung the speaker from a carabiner during a rafting trip: “It took a full-on river plunge several times and still pumped out the beats without missing a note. Talk about resilience! [Plus], it's not just great at surviving my adventurous mishaps; the sound quality is genuinely impressive. We're talking crisp highs, punchy bass, and a clarity that you'd expect from bigger, pricier models.”

For the Preppy guy

16.  Polo Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cashmere Sweater

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ICYMI, Ralph Lauren is trending again (along with all things traditional/preppy, for that matter). That’s why now is the time to replace his pilly, last-season Zara sweater with a timeless classic that will never go out of style. It has a classic cable knit design that’s uber soft and warm, thanks to the Italian wool blend that’s spun with hints of cashmere—and it comes in nine elegant colors. Bonus: Reviewers say it really holds its shape with time (so long as he remembers not to throw it in the dryer).

Size range: XS to XXL

For the aspiring chef

17. Crate & Barrel Dining In Gift Bundle

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If he can’t stop raving about The Bear, this is a gift set that will encourage your boyfriend to live out his ‘yes, chef,’ dreams (even if he did just learn how to pre-heat the oven). It includes Le Creuset’s signature cast iron chef's oven to simmer, boil, braise and bake, a set of Hanno salt and pepper mills, a silicone and wooded spoonula, a slotted spoon and The Modern Proper cookbook, which has 100 recipes for weeknight dinners. Not only is each piece more stunning than the last, especially the enameled cast iron oven, which comes in an exclusive creamy hue, but you can also pick and choose which items to include in the bundle (or shell out $300 for the whole thing).

For the watch collector

18. Mark & Graham Travel Watch Roll

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He’s curated quite an impressive watch collection over the years, and he deserves an equally luxurious case to house them in. This one is thoughtfully designed to fit three watches on a padded removable cushion—and it features a microsuede lining with a double snap closure that makes it perfect for travel. For a more bespoke touch, you can choose between five colors and add a foil-debossed monogram to it.

For the retro guy

19. Casio G-Shock DW6900-1V Sport Watch


Sure, most A-listers rock Rolex and Patek Philippe on the red carpet. But according to a GQ article, *this* is the watch celebs—from Ryan Gosling to John Mayer to Bill Gates— have relied on for years (and it’s just under $55 !!). Not only does the design boast an ’80s spin on a modern classic but it’s packed with functionality, including a 24-hour clock, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, multi-functional alarm, flash alert and EL backlight. John Mayer himself says, “Even though it’s digital and resin, it’s really clean. And the playful elements are just enough to bring a smile and some really great memories.” In fact, he loves the retro style of the 6900 series so much, he partnered with Casio to create an exclusive light blue model ($180): “I’m having a lot of fun watching a younger generation approximate the style and ethos of the ’80s, having seen it all in real-time…“Neon aerobics” seems to be the reduction of the 1980s the way bell bottoms were of the ‘70s. This [watch] is a callback to the era as I remember it. Cool, sporty, high tech.” 

For the Tailgate Aficionado

20. Yeti Hopper M20 Backpack Cooler


Something tells us your guy’s eyes will light up when he finds out this cooler backpack can store up to 36 cans. At least, that’s what impressed one man we spoke to: “My wife got me this bag for our anniversary last year and it’s awesome. I use it for everything from tailgates to beach days and it really does keep my drinks ice cold for hours.” And according to another reviewer, that cold can last for even longer. “I purchased my Hopper M20 for a 3-day canoe trip and it was outstanding. With very little ice, it kept everything cold for three days in the sun. It even fell in the river at one point and zero water got inside. It’s also extremely sturdy, which I like, as I don’t like to be precious with outdoor gear. And I found the magnet opening to be very convenient.”

For the Beginner (or Advanced) Chef

21. Thermopop Meat Thermometer

“I have an instant read probe thermometer I use all the time, but this one can be left in a chicken or turkey or other roast to let me know at a glance when the meat has reached its optimal temperature,” one of our testers tells us. Indeed, this handy little tool also has a screen which rotates to allow you to read the temperature at any angle, and can be set to read either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Even if your guy is an experienced cook, using an instant read thermometer will only improve his confidence in roasting meats or baking cakes.

For trying something new in the bedroom

22. Sexy Truth or Dare

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We guarantee this is a childhood game he’ll want to adultify with you. It features a racy take on traditional truth or dare with 100 prompts that will heat things up between the sheets (and beyond). The box comes with 50 sticks to be pulled one at a time, revealing a sexy truth on one side and a dirty dare on the other. Plus, if you’re really looking to take things to the next level, there’s also a kinky version of the game. which includes prompts like, “Choose an adult movie for us to watch,” and “What's your ultimate role-play fantasy?”

For the Guy Who’s Still Using Towels From College

23. Brooklinen Classic Bath Towel Bundle


Another girlfriend recommendation, these towels are an absolute must if he’s still hoarding his set from Freshman year in the dorms. “We’ve been out of college for two years now, but my boyfriend was still using his old ratty towels and to be honest, it was driving me nuts. I bought him this towel set for his birthday, actually, but it was kind of hilarious how excited he was about them. The first time he used them he couldn’t stop talking about how great it was to have nice towels and how he’d previously thought ‘nice towels’ weren’t really a thing. You better bet I’m using this experience to convince him to upgrade his bedding now, too,” one reviewer raves to us. 

For the guy who loves camping

24. Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0


If he loves camping—or simply roasting marshmallows in the backyard—this fire pit was awarded 93 points out of 100 by Editor-in-Chief, Jillian Quint in a PureWow100 review. “The Solo sell is their signature 360-degree Airflow design which draws in air from small holes in the bottom and releases it as heated oxygen up through the top. Somehow, the result is a nearly smokeless burn, such that campfire sitters experience the warmth of a traditional fire, without any of the smoke-in-your-eyes effects.” To that end, she also adds: “Aside from the smoke-free selling point, I love how stylish it looks—very Aspen ski chalet chic—and how easy it is to use with the kids. We’ve had it out for s’mores-making several times and, thanks to the Airflow technology, my 4- and 5-year-olds can stand right next to it to roast their marshmallows.”

For the guy who’s getting into wine

25. In Good Taste Wild Child Flight

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Whether they’re a self-proclaimed wine snob or are just trying to sound like they know what they’re talking about when choosing between Pinot Noir and Merlot at dinner, In Good Taste’s box of curated flights will expand their palette and practice. It includes everything from a 'Pinotage,' the love child of Pinot Noir and Cinsault to a Marsanne, which features a blending grape you'll often see in French white wine blends. With eight glasses of wine in each subscription box, In Good Taste will make your loved one’s ‘Wine Wednesdays’ full of experimentation so they can decipher between a crisp white or full-bodied red, pick out the hints of blackcurrant and blueberries and find the right pairing to go with their delicious meal or special occasion.

For the guy who loves handwritten notes

26. Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket

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If you’re the type of couple who leaves little love Post-Its around the house, this is sure to be a gift he’ll love. It’s a loose-leaf paper–styled, 100 percent cotton blanket that you can customize with a realistic cursive or non-cursive handwriting font. Plus, according to one reviewer, the blanket is durable and well-made: “I like the sturdiness of the blanket—I can tell that it is going to last the test of time… [Also love how] the tassels were rainbow.” 

For the guy who travels for work

27. Béis The Dopp Kit


While we’re on the topic of distance, if he’s constantly jetting off to Paris or Rome (or more likely, Idaho for monthly conferences), he’s definitely in need of a good toiletry bag. This one from Béis has gone viral for a reason: It’s a spill-proof bag that can house all of their bottles, tubes, jars and sprays—and besides its pair of organizational compartments—people love it most for the clever loop, which allows you to hang the bag on hooks (so it’ll keep all their lotions and potions from falling off tiny hotel vanities).

For the Guy Who Knows Too Many History Facts

28. History by Mail Subscription

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Your history-buff hubby already has 400 books about World War II (or WWI or the Wild West or Teddy Roosevelt’s life or basically any major moment in history), but he doesn’t have a replica of Albert Einstein’s personal letters to FDR. This monthly subscription will send him a new packet of painstakingly replicated documents from interesting moments in history. (P.S. Maybe pick up a few frames as well for him to put his favorite pieces on display.) Choose between a 6-month or a 12-month subscription for $40 or $76 respectively.

For the Little League coach

29. Dugout Mug


Your husband is the type who gets really into the kid’s little league games, this vintage-inspired mug will bring him back to the good ‘ol days of playing in high school (and it’s sure to make all the other dads jealous). First and foremost, it’s made from a solid wood baseball bat barrel, but it’s double-sealed inside and out to ensure your drink never touches the wood. Beyond that, it can hold up to 12 ounces of hot or cold liquid, from coffee to beer to soda. And the best part? It's not just a mug; the engraved details make it a statement piece all on its own.

For the Guy Trying to Be a Little Healthier

30. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch


One reviewer was bummed when his local gym closed during the pandemic, but his wife took the opportunity to get him started running outdoors with her. “I’m really starting to get into it, he told us, “but I'd like to be able to track my distance and pace—so I’ve been dropping not-so-subtle hints about wanting a fitness tracking smartwatch.” And while he didn’t specify exactly which watch he’s got on his eye on, this model from Fitbit is great for tracking workouts. Plus, the battery lasts upwards of six days off just one charge.

For the candle connoisseur

31. Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle

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The most popular scent 5-star hotels are pumping through the lobby right now? This one from Le Labo (and it’s worth every penny if he loves fancy candles). It features a palette that's both smoky and leathery with notes of amber, cocoa, vanilla, cedar, spices and sandalwood. The brand has amassed a cult following for its other woodsy, elegant fragrances—and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stylish New Yorker who *doesn’t* have a Santal 26 Candle. “Scent is a very powerful thing. It can completely change a mood. This candle does that. The scent is sophisticated and comforting all at the same time,” one reviewer writes.

For the Long-Distance Lover

32. Letters to Open When…


If you’re in an LDR, these customizable letters will help lessen the pain of being apart. You can fill them out for occasions like “when you’re looking for inspiration” or “when you need a good laugh,” and then gift him the whole pack. Dan, 30, admits he’s a fan, saying, “I know it’s corny, but my favorite gift I’ve ever received from her is probably the “open when” letters she wrote me. I loved reading her messages, because it made it feel like she was right there with me.”

For the Comfort King

33. Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Sweatpants

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Yeah, you could get him a nice sweater or button-down, but he’d probably prefer something he can wear for a cozy night on the couch with you. “My partner got me these joggers for Valentine’s Day last year, and I’m pretty sure I’ve worn them every single weekend since. They’re basically my WFH uniform, too,” says one reviewer. If you really want to spoil him, pick up the matching CloudKnit T-shirt too.

Size range: XS to XXXL

For the Podcast Listener

34. Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones


If your boyfriend has a new podcast he can’t stop talking about, he’ll want to make the most of these headphone’s noise-canceling technology, which blocks out sound on Quiet Mode (allowing him to truly escape into the show). And for those times when he *does* want to stay tuned in to his surroundings, like during his morning jog or commute to work? There's an Aware Mode for that, which lets the perfect balance of outside sounds in. There’s also the extra-long battery life—which lasts up to 22 hours from one charge—and the fact that he can personalize your sound settings in the Bose Music app. 

For the Card Shark

35. Iron & Glory Wooden Poker Set

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“I purchased this as a gift for my husband. The [storage] box is gorgeous enough to leave out as decor, the chips themselves have a good weight/feel in your hands and the cards are thick and not at all flimsy,” one reviewer raves. Whether he hosts poker night every week or he’s new to the world of Texas Hold’em, he’ll appreciate the gorgeous masculine design of this set. It comes in a wooden presentation box, complete with 100 monochrome chips, black and gold linen-finish cards and an engraved metal dealer chip. 

For the Sentimental Type

36. The Anniversary Journal

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When you’ve been together for a while, the years start to blend together. So your sentimental hubby will love the idea of this anniversary journal. It allows you to keep track of how you celebrated your anniversary every year (for up to 60 years) plus favorite books, movies and activities you have together and new discoveries you’ve made in your relationship. And just think about how fun it’ll be to look back on what you wrote 10 years from now.

For the guy who needs a new hoodie

37. Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie


He’s worn all his regular cotton hoodies to shreds, but wouldn’t dare invest in a new, higher quality style. That’s where you come in. Pick him up a super comfy terry cloth pullover with hidden side pockets that he can wear both at the gym or on the go. Trust us, this comfy hoodie is sure to very quickly become the most-worn sweatshirt in his collection.

Size range: XS to XXXL

For the Man with a Major Sweet Tooth

38. Levain Cookies


If he has a sweet tooth, he’s bound to appreciate this cookie gift box, which has been taste-tested and editor-approved. “If you’re a non-New Yorker who’s wondering if they’re worth the hype, the answer is heck yes,” according to editor Taryn Pire. “It’s six ounces of pure, unadulterated bliss. The crisp, golden brown exterior is the ultimate foil for the underbaked, dare we say doughy, interior.” What’s more, this assortment includes four of Levain’s original cookie flavors—chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and dark chocolate peanut butter chip—and you can choose between four, eight or twelve six-ounce cookies (packed in beautiful cellophane bags with hand-tied blue ribbons). 

For Creative Date Ideas

39. Flowjo The Couple’s Bucket List


Here, another creative way to liven up date night. It’s a deck of 100 mini-challenge cards, separated into three sections: Life, love and laughter. While the ‘life’ cards are more practical (example prompts include, “start a company together” or “become a regular at your local pub”), the ‘love’ and ‘laughter’ cards are all about creating memories and fostering connection. Whether it’s playful cards that say, “Build a pillow fort” and “Have a water balloon fight” or more romantic prompts like, “Take a bubble bath together” and “kiss in the rain,” you’re bound to find something you’ll both want to do. Bonus: You can keep track of every bucket list item you achieve with the things to do, doing and done folders right inside the box.

For the smoothie lover

40. BlendJet Portable Blender with Lid


One of the coolest gifts on this list (especially for the boyfriend who loves to start his day with a smoothie)? This portable, 16-ounce blender. First and foremost, it’s rechargeable with 15 blends per charge—and it fully charges in just one hour and 40 minutes. Plus, it comes with a removable lid, so you can drink directly from it. One reviewer raves, “This is literally a GAME CHANGER. [I] was using a handheld mixer for my greens/protein shakes and they’d always be so clumpy and it was awful getting them down. This BlendJet works perfectly and my shakes are so smooth with zero clumps.”

For the fashionable commuter

41. Quince Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves


Part of becoming a city dweller is realizing winter gloves—especially ones as warm and chic as these—are essential to surviving freezing walks to work. This set is not only made from sleek lambskin with a luxuriously soft cashmere lining, but it’s also touchscreen compatible (so he can play online poker while waiting for the bus in style). “I bought my BF the black pair last year and he loved them so much, he wanted the brown as well. The fit is perfect, and the cashmere lining is lush,” one reviewer adds. Another also mentions: “Love these gloves! I got them for my boyfriend because I love the women’s gloves so much. They are buttery and smooth on the outside and so soft on the inside. They look great and keep our hands warm in the cold Ohio winter—keeps the wind out!”

For The Guy Who Fixes Everything

42. Wallet Ninja Multitool Card


This all-in-one tool goes out to your husband who makes DIYing a bookcase look easy. Despite its credit card-size, it offers 18 functions as a screwdriver, bottle opener, box opener, can opener, cellphone stand, eyeglass screwdriver, beer opener, fruit peeler, hex wrench and nail puller. Plus, not only is it crafted from heat-treated steel—so it won't bend, break, or rust—but it’s TSA-friendly with no sharp edges and under 4 inches.

For the Guy Who Only Drinks Micro-Brews

43. Northern Brewer Beer Making Kit

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“I’d always wanted to make my own beer, but I never got around to buying the equipment. My wife got me this kit last year, and I was able to churn out a surprisingly good IPA,” explains one reviewer who loves this kit. This particular set includes everything he needs to start experimenting with brewing his own beers. There are even three different recipes to choose from including an IPA, a hefeweizen and an amber ale. 

For the Sexually Adventurous

44. Satisfyer Curvy 1 Connect App


Here, another couples sex toy (that’s technically this is a gift for both of you). Satisfyer’s Curvy 1+ vibrator can be synced with an app, meaning he can control the air pulses and vibration speeds with a swipe of his finger. It works from anywhere, and the app has a secure video chat function that allows him to watch your reaction as he changes the settings. Long-distance couples, take note.

For the Workout Obsessed

45. Theragun Mini


Whether your boyfriend is an at-home workout fanatic or just has a bad back from sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, he’ll appreciate having this compact percussive massager to work out kinks and relieve soreness. “I’ve been dropping hints that I really want a Theragun Mini. I’ve heard it’s just as effective as the classic design, but I like that it’s more portable so I can take it to the gym or on trips,” one reviewer tells us.

For the World Traveler

46. Push Pin Mini World Travel Map


Maybe you and your husband have a major case of the travel bug. This push pin travel map—available in two sizes, 20-inch by 16-inch or 14-inch by 1-inch— will help him remember all the cool places you’ve been together (plus a few that you’re hoping to visit one day). You can also choose to frame it in a dark walnut or woodgrain black/white finish and there are personalization options available, including a heading and subheading (in chic fonts that’ll blend seamlessly with the rest of your decor). 

For the guy who’s always taking pictures

47. Printique Photo Tiles


What better way to catalog your memories—and have an excuse to go through your favorite pictures on V-day—than by displaying photo tiles all over your home? Printique specializes in high-quality photo prints with a variety of sizes and layouts, plus a number of precious keepsakes that will bring your images to life. You can even give your guy a gift card, so he can be the one to select a photo (or several) and have the memory framed, printed on a puzzle, turned into a tasteful ornament and more.

For the Sriracha Addict

48. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

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This fun kit comes with everything he needs to mix up his very own series of delicious hot sauces, including reusable bottles and labels so he can make them again and again. And according to reviews, the recipes are incredibly flavorful, so he can actually taste the different chili options, rather than just burning his mouth. There are a few kitchen tools he’ll need that aren’t included—measuring spoons, a small saucepan and a blender or food processor—so you may want to pick those up for him as well if he doesn’t already own them.

For the Man Who Prioritizes Comfort

49. Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe


After two years of use—and enduring the spit-up, finger paint and other messes that come along with parenthood—this robe still looks brand new for VP of editorial Candace Davison (blessed be, it's machine-washable!). It’s made of Turkish cotton, woven into a four-ply gauze—so it’s moisture-wicking and cozy—while still being breathable enough to prevent him from overheating 20 minutes into lounging. Plus, while $109 may be a splurge, Davison says it’s held up better than any of the discount robes she’s found at big box stores. (Aka a great way to treat them with they wouldn't spring for themselves.)

Size range: XS to 3X

For the Man with an Impressive Collection of Kicks

50. Sneaker Lab Premium Care Kit

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If you’re married to a sneakerhead, you know how much effort they put into keeping their sneaks in prime condition. This kit contains a sneaker cleaner, odor protector, premium hardwood brush and a sneaker protector solution to ensure his favorite pairs stay dirt- and odor-free.

For the Guy with a Playlist for Every Occasion

51. Custom Vinyl Record Print


Memorialize your first dance song from your wedding or the song that was playing the first time you met or even his most beloved workout pump-up jam with a one-of-a-kind print. This Etsy shop will take the lyrics to whatever song you choose, as well as whatever details you want to call out (your names, a specific date, etc.), and print them on what looks like a unique vinyl record made just for him. According to reviews, the artists are easy to work with and there are tons of different color and frame options to ensure you get exactly what you want.

For the Guy Stuck in a Workout Rut

52. Fitness Dice

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“I tend to get super bored doing the same workouts over and over again,” one of our testers says. “So I thought it was really funny and sweet when my boyfriend gave me these workout dice last year.” These fun dice have a mix of exercises and reps on each side to give him a custom, random workout plan every time he rolls. It also comes with a book that explains each move in detail, alongside info on which muscles are being worked.

For the Avid Runner

53. Tracksmith Fells Henley


“I’m always itching for cool new running gear, but I especially like that this shirt could work off the track too,” says one happy shopper. Tracksmith’s stylish design is made from Merino wool that’s specifically crafted to help wick away moisture and keep runners (or other athletes) warm and dry even during the coldest, hardest workouts. But the Fells Henley also has chic finishing touches, like a trip of buttons at the neckline and a soft, waffle-esque texture that make it a great option for everyday wear as well.

Size range: XS to XXL

For the Guy Who Wishes he had a fireplace

54. FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace Kit


Whether he wishes you had a real fireplace in your home or simply that your existing fireplace wasn’t such a pain to use, this portable option is sure to bring a smile to his face and some warmth to his toes. You can choose between the original round design or a modern square option, both of which use isopropyl alcohol rather than wood or charcoal to burn, meaning your home won’t fill with smoke or soot after each use. It also comes with enough fuel to burn for up to 50 hours before needing to be replaced, giving him plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy the ease of bringing that campfire vibe indoors.

For streaming in every room

55. Kodak Luma 350 Portable Projector


This pocket projector is basically the size of a 3-by-3-inch Post It note, so he can easily watch movies anywhere in the house. “You can take it anywhere, turning just about any room of your house—or stretch of fence in a backyard—into a makeshift movie theater,” Davison writes in PureWow100 review. “It’s way more enjoyable than trying to binge Manifest on your phone or laptop—and the quick-start guide walks you through connecting it to Wi-Fi and streaming videos. Still, the setup is so intuitive, you barely need to scan it to figure things out, especially if you’re familiar with using Android devices (the Luma 350 runs on an Android interface). Within minutes, we were able to log in to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Disney+, streaming our favorite shows just as easily as we’d turn on our TV.”

For the Guy with Cold Feet (Literally)

56. UGG Ascot Slippers


Since your husband partner started working from home, he’s made a habit of stealing your slippers to keep his toes warm at his desk. Your only hope of reclaiming them? Gifting him his own cozy pair for Valentine’s Day. These ones from UGG are shearling-lined and have a durable rubber sole so he won’t slip on his way to the mailbox. Our only gripe? They come only in whole sizes, so when in doubt UGG suggests you order the next size up.

For meaningful conversation

57. We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game


If you feel like your communication has been lacking lately, get him this set of 150 cards designed to lead to meaningful conversation. One reviewer even told us that, while he was dreading using the game at first, it really helped him and his girlfriend get out of a rut in their relationship.

For the IRL Inspector Gadget

58. Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset


This VR headset will keep him busy for hours, meaning you can finally watch The Bachelor without his constant commentary. One reader even tells us his birthday is right after Valentine’s Day, so he’s hoping his wife might get him this immersive device as a gift for both (since it is a bit of a splurge). It allows you to play games, virtually attend live concerts and even work out inside a virtual world.

For the Bike Commuter

59. Timbuk2 Parker Commuter Backpack


“My girlfriend got me this backpack four years ago and it is still my favorite gift ever,” says one happy reviewer. “It’s waterproof, super comfortable, has enough room for my laptop and tons of pockets to keep everything else organized, and it also has a reflective stripe so I feel better about having it on my back when I bike around after dark.” Even better, this backpack, just like all of Timbuk2’s products, comes with a lifetime warranty, so if the fabric starts to peel or a zipper breaks you can simply send it in for repairs rather than splurging on an entirely new bag. P.S. If you think he’d prefer something larger, check out the Clark backpack which has even more space.

For the guy who has to unwind after work

60. Apotheke Sea Salt Grapefruit Reed Diffuser


“I’ve slowly been turning my home into a little oasis and focusing on decorating with things that make me feel happy and calm as a way to try an combat stress and a gentle, elegant scent diffuser would make a perfect addition to my current set-up” one of our testers tells us. There are multiple lovely scents to choose from, but we’re partial to Sea Salt Grapefruit which has notes of black pepper, sea salt and grapefruit, with a base of tarragon and dew drops, for a crisp, bright scent.

For the Man Who’s Perpetually Cold

61. L.L.Bean Wicked Cozy Heated Electric Blanket


“My girlfriend knows it gets cold in my apartment, so she got me this throw blanket as part of my gift last Valentine’s Day,” says Blake, 28. “It was my favorite gift because it was such a thoughtful idea.” This cozy, machine-washable blanket comes in three sizes—twin, queen and king—so he can use it as a throw or as his main coverlet on his bed. It also has a range of warmth options, meaning he can start using it at the first sign of Jack Frost, then continue amping up that heat all the way through the depths of winter.

For the Man Who Like to Fall Asleep to Music

62. Lighttimetunnel Sleep Headphones

Sleep next to an insomniac? Try getting him one of these eye masks with built-in headphones. It’s designed to block out 100 percent of light while he listens to his favorite white noise or meditation track via Bluetooth. Over 17,000 five-star reviewers say it’s a total game-changer for people who have trouble sleeping.

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