30 Gifts For Men That Won’t Lead To A Breakup

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.
Aesop Affiliation Grooming Kit, $129.50 Buy
For the guy who’s trendy, loves Bernie Sanders, or both.
Balenciaga Red Campaign Logo Socks, $95.00 Buy
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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.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, $349.99 $299.99, Buy
Durable enough for the slopes — or a quick deli run.
Columbia x Opening Ceremony Whirlibird Interchange Ski Glove, $100.00 $60.00, Buy
Slip in train tickets and a Catskills reservation for the ultimate weekend getaway.
Herschel Supply Co. H-446 Duffle, $119.99 Buy
Let this be a gift for both of you.
Jason Markk Cedar Shoe Freshener, $12.00 Buy
If his beard is his thing, help him keep it under control.
One Handsome Man Beard Brush Set, $16.70 $12.95, Buy
Is there anything more luxurious than cashmere sweats?
Abercrombie & Fitch Mens Cashmere Pants, $160.00 $144.00, Buy
Throw it back to the '90s with this classic Patagonia pullover.
Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Fleece Pullover, $119.00 Buy
For the guy whose apartment is always too cold.
Lands' End Men's Suede Moc Slippers, $49.95 Buy
Time to start planning that trip around the world.
Smythson Panama Leather Luggage Tag, $72.00 Buy
Everyone’s butt looks good in vintage jeans.
RE/DONE No. 3230SL1128778, $267.00 $134.00, Buy
Old Spice, meet Spiced Citrus.
Claus Porto Shaving Cream - Spiced Citrus, $22.00 Buy
Shaken, not stirred.
Rabbit Cocktail Shaker, $49.95 Buy
Know a tie guy? A skinny black option won't steer you wrong.
Neil Barrett Black Taped Tie, $205.00 Buy
Quip Electric Set, $40.00 Buy
He could wear contacts, but why should he with glasses this good?
Warby Parker Chamberlain, $95.00 Buy
Sometimes, a classic gift is the best gift.
J.Crew Red Heart Print Boxers, $18.50 Buy
For his to-do list...or writing you love notes. You choose.
Delfonics Rollbahn Spiral Notebook A5 Size, $20.00 Buy
Camembert and Cabernet Sauv not included.
Brooklyn Slate Slate Cheese Board, $35.00 Buy
Priority number one: Stay hydrated.
Swell Teakwood, $35.00 Buy
If he’s still carrying his backpack from high school, a gentle nudge towards adulthood couldn’t hurt.
State Bags Nevins Backpack, $95.00 Buy
No more excuses for showing up late.
Fossil The Commuter Three-hand Date Light Brown Leather Watch, $95.00 Buy
For those who overuse the flame emoji.
Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue Flames Sneaker, $65.00 Buy
Forget diamonds. Signet rings are forever.
Maison Margiela Silver Signet Ring, $360.00 Buy
If he’s always ahead of the game, he likely already wants this bucket hat.
Acne Studios Buk Face Bucket Hat, $150.00 Buy
Give him a cute coat, because you know you’ll end up stealing it at some point.
Everlane The Hooded Puffer Jacket, $295.00 $145.00, Buy
"Luv u always & 4ever," you wrote on his Facebook wall.
Valentino Always Distressed Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt, $425.00 Buy
Why do guys like Henley shirts so much? Who knows, but here’s a cute pink one!
Bonobos Cotton Linen Henley, $98.00 Buy
Because being organized doesn't need to compromise his style.
Thom Browne Credit Card Holder in Black Pebble Grain, $290.00 Buy
You know what they say, if your head's warm, everything else is!
Urban Outfitters Waffle Beanie, $15.00 Buy
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