Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

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I LOVE Valentine’s Day. LOVE it. Growing up, we had the Valentine Man tradition and as an adult, I still love Valentine’s Day. I love an excuse to celebrate love and I think it’s just a fun, sweet holiday without all the stress of Christmas or the overly done Halloween. (Yep, I said it. Halloween just isn’t my thing – maybe when Thomas is older I’ll appreciate it more!)

I also love the colors and patterns of Valentine’s Day. While I don’t have a ton of decorations for Valentine’s Day, I’m slowly working to collect some simple things! I bought this garland for the mantle (easy to hang and take down) last year, this little heart shaped waffle maker (we do Waffle Sundays!), and this cute little pillow cover that is great on a porch bench (which I still need to buy for our new house!).

I bought this wreath on Etsy last year, and I found some very similar heart-shaped wreath options this year too.

TeriLyn Adams adding Valentine's Day decor on her door and sharing her gift guide for your husband or boyfriend

While we opt to stay in for Valentine’s Day and save the fancy date night for a night out that’s not so crowded at restaurants, I like to do something fun on Valentine’s Day at home. And, I love finding ways to celebrate in the month leading up for February 14.

It’s also fun to host a Galentines dinner party with girlfriends to celebrate your friendship. (And I have you covered in this blog post with Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for girlfriends!), Okay, let’s get into some gift ideas for the guy in your life.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

Shopping for Valentine’s gifts for the man in your life is really fun because there isn’t usually a huge expectation around gifts (at least in our house). Something small is great, and a bigger gift is usually a happy surprise. One year, Tommy and I decided to gift each other a Peloton. But usually, we just do small gifts and exchange cards.

I know that Valentine’s Day gifts can be a little tricky if you just started dating someone or if you have no idea what to get your boyfriend or husband, but you want to get them something! This post has you covered with gift ideas for your man at lots of different price points.

1. Festive Boxer Shorts 

I think festive boxers like these with mini hearts are a fun and silly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Your husband will likely roll his eyes, but I love a silly gift like this. And, let’s be honest, most guys could use new boxers to sleep in. These are less than $15 and would be fun paired with the Yeti mug below.

2. A Grill Tool Set 

This Amazon grill tool set is a fun and practical gift. And then you have an excuse to throw out your old tools which get nasty and are never replaced regularly (or is that just at our house?). If you want to go really big and get something the whole family can use, this pizza oven would be a huge hit. You could even make some heart-shaped pizzas. ;). Can you tell I’m obsessed with all things heart-shaped?

3. American Flag Sunglasses Strap

I got this for Tommy a few years ago and LOVES it. It’s even nicer in person – pictures don’t do it justice. If you order in the next few weeks, it should arrive on time. This is $45. I’ve also seen a few other patterns I love like this golden retriever pattern, trout print (great for a fisherman), and this bourbon pattern. They’re all super fun and priced well considering they’re needlepoint.

4. Ugg Slippers

Ugg slippers are anyone’s favorite gift. They’re on the more expensive end of Valentine’s gifts, but Tommy wears them everyday and still talks about how much he loves them, years after I gave them to him. They come in lots of colors.

5. Peter Millar Pullover

Peter Millar is one of Tommy’s favorite brands of clothes. This specific Peter Millar pullover is perfect gift for golf outings since it’s lightweight. This particular pullover is stretchy and sweat-wicking and get this — the fabric is UV blocking. If your man is anything like mine, he spends a LOT of time on the golf course so some UV blocking technology is a  welcome addition to this pullover.

6. Yeti Coffee Mug 

Now they can keep their coffee hot on the way to work. I love that this Yeti Rambler fits in a cup holder, and it holds a ton of coffee. If he works from home, get him an Ember coffee mug to keep his coffee hot!

7. Carhartt Seat Tool Organizer 

I got one of my five brothers this over-the-seat tool organizer for Christmas two years go. It’s so handy, durable, and practical since he always has tools in his car. I love the canvas material of Carhartts! And who doesn’t love when their guy’s car is clean and organized? You could pair this with a membership to a car wash for a bigger gift. My husband washes and vacuums his car every single week with his membership.

8. Lululemon Trainer Shorts 

If the man in your life loves to workout, a nice pair of shorts would be a great gift. These are SUPER high quality, look great (you can pick the length!) and come in lots of colors. These are the only shorts Tommy will workout in and Lululemon will replace any items if they start to pill, tear, or become too worn to wear.

If you like the idea of workout shorts but want to spent a bit less, this pair of men’s workout shorts from Amazon has great reviews!

9. Tecovas Duffle 

I gave Tommy a leather duffle bag from Tecovas a few years ago and he LOVES it. The quality is amazing, but the leather feels more worn and rugged than other leather duffles on the market. It looks like they’ve updated the bag a touch, and it’s more expensive now, but if you’re looking for a nice gift, I can’t recommend this brand enough. Or, if you love the brand but not the price tag, a calfskin wallet would make a great gift too.

10. An experience

If gifts aren’t your thing, plan a getaway the weekend before Valentine’s Day or after! We went to the Dominica last winter and it was amazing. Spend time together and enjoy something you both like doing. Or, save your money and make dinner at home. Light a few candles, make a special cocktail, and start a new movie together. I always remember Valentine’s Day more fondly when I think about the time we spent together (especially when funny/awkward things like this happen).

I’d love to hear how you celebrate Valentine’s Day gifts for him or with your significant other, friends and kids!

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    5 responses to “Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him”

    1. Growing up, my family also had the tradition of “Valentine Man”! (I though we were the only ones!)
      My father would ring the door bell and leave treats on our doorstep. I hadn’t thought about that in a very long time!
      Thanks for bringing up that bittersweet memory for me….as I lost my dad 11 years ago it is especially touching to remember fun things he used to do for us!

      • Oh that’s so fun your family did it too! Can I ask where you grew up? I grew up in Utah – not sure if it’s a regional thing?

        I’m glad I was able to bring up a sweet memory of your dad. I’m sorry for your loss…dads are so so special.

    2. Will you share what your mom sent in your Valentine package? I think thats’ such a cute idea and would love to do it for my adult stepdaughter.

      • It varies! Usually it’s great dark chocolate (something my mom and I both love), a decoration of some sort (this year it was a hand-carved wooden heart) and something fun and random (like a kitchen towel). This year she also sent me a My Little Pony that reminds me of my childhood! 🙂 – I’m posting a picture of my package today! I love that you’re going to start!

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