Though most of us would prefer to swipe left when it comes to Valentine's Day — dating is stressful enough — for those in a relationship, the holiday isn't the easiest thing to avoid. And we don't just mean because stores and restaurants are decorated in glittery hearts and pink balloons.
For some reason, February 14 has come to equate with giant teddy bears and
flower bouquets the size of a small house. And while we find presents to not even be necessary (cook dinner! watch a movie!), if you are going to dive head-first into the world of gifting, we're leaning towards the practical. Because if there’s one thing we’ve learned from our many years of dating (and shopping), it’s that most men aren’t too tricky to shop for — they just want something they actually need. This year, skip the stress, and instead take our advice: keep it simple, keep it cool, keep it fun — and use the 30 options ahead as your no-fail guide to the best gifts around.
Guys like to groom, too! Show him you care about his complexion just as much as he does.
Affiliation Grooming Kit,
For the guy who’s trendy, loves Bernie Sanders, or both.
Red Campaign Logo Socks,
— PAID — Got a guy obsessed with gadgets? This smartwatch is like a phone sized perfectly for his wrist, keeping your beau connected 24/7 no matter where life takes him.
Gear S3 Frontier,
Durable enough for the slopes — or a quick deli run.
Columbia x Opening Ceremony
Whirlibird Interchange Ski Glove,
Slip in train tickets and a Catskills reservation for the ultimate weekend getaway.
Herschel Supply Co.
Let this be a gift for both of you.
Cedar Shoe Freshener,
If his beard is his
thing, help him keep it under control.
One Handsome Man
Beard Brush Set,
Is there anything more luxurious than cashmere sweats?
Abercrombie & Fitch
Mens Cashmere Pants,
Throw it back to the '90s with this classic Patagonia pullover.
Men's Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Fleece Pullover,
For the guy whose apartment is always too cold.
Men's Suede Moc Slippers,
Time to start planning that trip around the world.
Panama Leather Luggage Tag,
Everyone’s butt looks good in vintage jeans.
Old Spice, meet Spiced Citrus.
Shaving Cream - Spiced Citrus,
Shaken, not stirred.
Know a tie guy? A skinny black option won't steer you wrong.
Black Taped Tie,
could wear contacts, but why should he with glasses this good?
Sometimes, a classic gift is the best gift.
Red Heart Print Boxers,
For his to-do list...or writing you love notes. You choose.
Rollbahn Spiral Notebook A5 Size,
Camembert and Cabernet Sauv not included.
Slate Cheese Board,
Priority number one: Stay hydrated.
If he’s still carrying his backpack from high school, a gentle nudge towards adulthood couldn’t hurt.
No more excuses for showing up late.
The Commuter Three-hand Date Light Brown Leather Watch,
For those who overuse the flame emoji.
Sk8-Hi Reissue Flames Sneaker,
Forget diamonds. Signet rings are forever.
Silver Signet Ring,
If he’s always ahead of the game, he likely already wants this bucket hat.
Buk Face Bucket Hat,
Give him a cute coat, because you know you’ll end up stealing it at some point.
The Hooded Puffer Jacket,
"Luv u always & 4ever," you wrote on his Facebook wall.
Always Distressed Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt,
Why do guys like Henley shirts so much? Who knows, but here’s a cute pink one!
Cotton Linen Henley,
Because being organized doesn't need to compromise his style.
Credit Card Holder in Black Pebble Grain,
You know what they say, if your head's warm, everything else is!