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The 54 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men


February 10, 2020 Buying Guides By
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Whether you’re shopping for your significant other or yourself, our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men includes products for every budget, independently selected by our editors. Find more gift recommendations here!

Best Home Gifts

Nippon Kodo Kayuragi Incense Sticks

Price: $12
From: amazon.com

The home may not be a temple, but it is a sacred place. These Japanese incense sticks are perfect for your sanctuary.

Bodum Brazil French Press

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Bodum’s staple French presses work, are easy to clean and come nice and cheap.The Brazil line is a little better looking than the standard options.

Felt Coasters

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

Felt is the superior coaster material. It looks good, doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of a drink and doesn’t pick up weird wet stains. Plus, it comes cheap.

A.P.C. Fleur d’Oranger Candle

Price: $50
From: eastdane.com

Cue walking into your partner’s apartment. Cue feeling immediately comfortable. Cue the soft glow of A.P.C’s citrus-scented candle. Cue you buying it.

Hoya Heart Plant (Duo)

Price: $42
From: thesill.com

Hoyas are tropical succulent vines that happen to look like hearts. Think of it as a less cheesey rose bouquet without the wilting flower metaphor. Put it on a window sill with plenty of light and water weekly.

Blacklock Cast-Iron Skillet

Price: $60
From: lodgemfg.com

Before its foundry burnt to the ground, Lodge was known as Blacklock. Lodge’s most premium cast-iron skillet is a call back to those roots. The Blacklock skillet, like cast-iron cookware used to be, is significantly thinner and lighter than the dumbells of today.

Inventery Mechanical Pen with Stand

Price: $125
From: store.gearpatrol.com

The Mechanical Pen is precision machined from a single brass rod to achieve a unibody construction and a silent click. The accompanying Pen Stand is machined out of solid stock brass and fitted with a black plastic cap to prevent scratching.

Anglepoise Type 1228 Task Lamp

Price: $200
From: huckberry.com

This slightly more modern update to Sir Kenneth Grange’s masterpiece is only available at Huckberry and is begging to sit atop a lucky person’s desk.

Pendleton Harding Jacquard Blanket

Price: $203
From: huckberry.com

A flex in blanket form. A blanket is an investment in coziness at an apartment that isn’t your own, until it is.

Best Adventure Gifts

Wildsam Travel Guide

Price: $20
From: store.gearpatrol.com

A Wildsam isn’t just a travel guide. It’s a key that unlocks the soul of any city. It’s a special kind of traveling companion, a who’s who, what’s what digest, serving up unexpected and smartly written insights via interviews with locals, essays and relevant literary excerpts.

Le Bent Hike Light Socks

Price: $20+
From: amazon.com

Innovative foot mapping plus the perfect blend of bamboo rayon, merino wool, nylon and elastane equals some of the most comfortable socks ever constructed.

Patagonia Baggies

Price: $38+
From: patagonia.com

One of Patagonia’s most iconic products is made of quick-drying 100 percent recycled nylon, so it’s not only great for everything from hiking to swimming, but also Earth-friendly too.

Ciele Athletics Go Cap

Price: $40
From: jackrabbit.com

The perfect running hat from our favorite running hat maker: COOLwick fabric minimizes moisture, UPF +40 sun protection shields your dome and reflective detailing keeps you visible on after-dark jaunts.

Power Plate Roller

Price: $100
From: amazon.com

With four vibration intensity settings, this next-level roller promotes increased blood flow and fascia release to help tight, sore muscles recover faster.

Smith Guides Choice Sunglasses

Price: $105
From: amazon.com

The Chroma Pop polarized lenses on these full-coverage shades provide 100 percent UV protection while adding HD-level visibility to every river, tree and trail.

Lululemon City Sweat Pullover Hoodie Fleece

Price: $49+
From: shop.lululemon.com

Constructed of polyester, wool and elastane, this performance fleece hoodie is the perfect weight for chilly-weather workouts and low-key hangs. Like everything Lululemon, it is uber-comfortable as well.

VSSL Compact First Aid Kit

Price: $125
From: store.gearpatrol.com

This isn’t your typical first aid kit; the compact 9-inch military grade aluminum cylinder is completely waterproof and houses a set of outdoor specific first aid components. Useful additions like an emergency light and whistle make VSSL a great piece of gear, whether you’re a thru-hiker or a day hiker.

Arc’teryx Gamma MX Hoody

Price: $349
From: arcteryx.com

Thanks to weather-resistant face fabric, a fleece lining and a trim but flexible fit, this softshell jacket is ideal for everything from high-mountain climbing to backcountry skiing.

Theragun G3

Price: $399
From: amazon.com

An ergonomic design, six interchangeable heads, two power levels and up to 2,400 percussions per minute combine into one of the most formidable therapeutic massage guns money can buy.

Best Style & Grooming Gifts

Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Flakes

Price: $9
From: needsupply.com

From the misty forests of Japan to the warm waters of his bathroom, these sustainably-harvested Japanese cypress flakes are perfect for winding down.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Price: $32
From: amazon.com

He’ll never go back to the cheap stuff, thanks to you. And he’ll thank you for it.

Knickerbocker x Gear Patrol Overland Tee

Price: $38
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Made in Portugal of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, the Overland Tee features a mounted collar construction with double-needle cover stitch, and blind stitch sleeves and hem, giving it a refined and timeless look. A mid-weight shirt produced in ecru, this tee is soft, comfortable and versatile enough to look great on its own or under a jacket.

Minnetonka Pile Lined Hardsole Slipper

Price: $40+
From: amazon.com

If it’s not a foot massage, the next best thing is probably these furry house slippers.

Pioneer Carry Ion Wallet

Price: $59
From: store.gearpatrol.com

In an increasingly cashless world, trimming down your wallet to only the most essential cards has never been easier. Pioneer Carry uses a dense yet light 10XD ripstop nylon that repels dirt and water, keeping your cards safe and your back pocket happy.

Miansai Singular Cuff Bracelet

Price: $75
From: amazon.com

A simple brass cuff is more than just a simple brass cuff when it’s coming from you. Plus, it goes with every outfit.

J.Crew Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Price: $89
From: amazon.com

Cashmere as nice as this at a price like this earns the right to be called an everyday sweater. That includes Valentine’s Day.

Warby Parker Beale Sunglasses

Price: $95
From: warbyparker.com

Nobody’s eyeballs are good enough to beat the sun. Why not dress up his eye protection with some slick design and premium acetate, while you’re at it?

D.S. & Durga Cowboy Grass Eau de Parfum

Price: $90
From: walmart.com

A perfect concoction of rosewood, thyme and bergamot that you both will love.

TEKLA Organic Terry Bathrobe

Price: $165
From: needsupply.com

If a luxury day spa gifted its VIP guests with bathrobes, it’d be these.

GilletteLabs Heated Razor

Price: $256
From: amazon.com

With a built-in heating element and a super-close shave, this razor is its own premium barber shop.

Best Tech Gifts

Ikea Tradfri Smart Light Bulbs

Price: $10
From: ikea.com

Ikea’s smart bulbs are a pretty entry-level smart home gift because they’re affordable and compatible with most smart home ecosystems. Most importantly, these filament bulbs are beautiful, exuding a warm moody light.

Leather Mouse Pad

Price: $19
From: amazon.com

A full-grain leather mouse pad will never not have a place on somebody’s desk. It’s elegant, useful and will patina over time.

Master & Dynamic Headphone Stand

Price: $59
From: masterdynamic.com

Anybody who takes pride in their headphones knows the value of a good headphone stand. This one by Master & Dynamic is one of the most minimal-yet-elegant option we’ve seen. It’s available in either black or silver.

Awair Glow C

Price: $89
From: amazon.com

This practical smart home gadget kills three birds with one stone. It’s a smart plug, and an air quality monitor and a night light

Sega Genesis Mini

Price: $60
From: bestbuy.com

If they grew up playing a Sega Genesis, there’s a good chance they’ll fall and fast for this adorable retro console. The best part is that it has 42 games built-in, so they won’t need to purchase hard-to-find cartridges to play as Sonic or Earthworm Jim.

Nomad Base Station (Apple Watch Edition)

Price: $140
From: hellonomad.com

The best thing about this charging pad is its ability to charge an Apple Watch. Put it by a nightstand or on your desk and charge an iPhone and Apple Watch (and even your AirPods), all at the same time.

Jaybird Vista

Price: $180
From: amazon.com

For anybody that needs music while they run or work out, these are the favorite wireless earbuds we recommend. They’re dependable and durable, and the charging case is the most pocketable we’ve seen.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Price: $200
From: google.com

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller, lighter, cheaper and handheld-only version of the original Nintendo Switch. It’s the perfect gift for anybody who wants to play the new Mario, Yoshi or Pokemon games on the go.

Audioengine A2+ Speaker System

Price: $269
From: audioengineusa.com

This little speaker system is great for small rooms and small apartments, and it can easily be paired with a turntable, computer or laptop. Maybe most importantly, the system has built-in Bluetooth which makes streaming music straight from your smartphone easy.

Bose 700 Wireless Headphones

Price: $400
From: amazon.com

Quite simply, these are the best noise-canceling headphones that you can buy. They sound good, have excellent noise-canceling skills and they’re super comfortable.

Best Watch Gifts

Crown & Buckle Checker Melange Perlon Strap

Price: $16
From: crownandbuckle.com

Breathable Perlon is a great option for keeping cool, and it offers a unique look quite unlike other kinds of straps. Those from Crown & Buckle, like this Checker Melange example, have a refined feel that’ll look elegant on your Valentine’s favorite watch.

Casio A168W-1 Illuminator

Price: $15
From: amazon.com

A fun gift for those on a budget, Casio’s iconic digital watches fit a range of wrist sizes and offer s surprising amount of value for their price — they’re even considered quite stylish, we’re told.

Timex Weekender

Price: $31
From: amazon.com

Timex’s absolutely classic Weekender field watch is a great and inexpensive gift for someone who’s perhaps not accustomed to wearing watches. At 38mm wide, it’s versatile enough for all kinds of wrists.

Revolution Green Camo Leather Watch Pouch

Price: $45
From: revolution.com

In soft suede with a green camouflage pattern, this is an easy and downright tasteful way to pack or store a precious watch. It’s the pampered treatment a beloved watch deserves.

Seiko 5 Field Watch SNK807

Price: $79
From: amazon.com

Not only is the Seiko 5 field watch famous among collectors for its high bang-for-buck value, it also comes in plenty of different iterations. Why no try the blue SNK807 version as a solid, affordable gift?

TROPIC Watch Strap

Price: $79
From: store.gearpatrol.com

TROPIC dive strap is a killer accessory for any adventurer watch wearer; the proprietary vulcanized rubber is hypoallergenic, and optimized for tensile strength, UV resistance, and is largely immune to adverse effects from extreme heat or cold.

Braun Large Analog Wall Clock

Price: $80
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Braun’s watch and clock designs are famous for their attractive simplicity. This large wall clock makes a great gift and will spruce up indoor any space with its modern but timeless look.

Swatch Polarmy

Price: $80
From: swatch.com

Always casual and fun, Swatch seems to offer endless variations of colorful, creative watch designs that you can’t really find anywhere else. This quartz Polarmy has an interesting color-changing effect when viewed from different angles, and it’s sure to make your Valentine smile.

Casio G-Shock DW5600SK-1

Price: $99
From: amazon.com

A G-Shock can be many things, but the DW5600SK-1 comes in the squarish shape that made these digital watches iconic, and a clear resin case gives it an edgy, urban retro-futuristic look. Ultra tough doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish at the same time.

Orient Bambino Gen 2 Automatic

Price: $150
From: orientwatchusa.com

The Orient Bambino has long been known as just about the best formally styled automatic watcheyou can get at this price point. They’re attractive, come in a range of styles, and are sure to illicit an enthusastic reponse from your Valentine.

Hodinkee Burgundy Suede Strap

Price: $155
From: hodinkee.com

For watch lovers with expensive tastes and commensurately expensive watches, a nice strap is often a more manageable gift than a new watch. Hodinkee makes some of the swankiest straps around, and this soft suede example is sure to spiff up a beloved watch.

Mr Jones King of Hearts Watch

Price: $275
From: mrjoneswatches.com

British watch company Mr Jones has an artistic take on time telling. This King of Hearts watch is perfect for Valentines Day, and it even has a Queen of Hearts counterpart.

SwissKubkiK StartBox Watch Winder

Price: $470
From: store.gearpatrol.com

Designed, developed and assembled in Switzerland, SwissKubiK watch winders are essential for keeping automatic watches wound while not worn. Perfect for collectors and enthusiasts at all levels.

Apple Watch Edition

Price: $1,299+
From: apple.com

The Edition is the luxury version of the Apple Watch, meaning it comes comes in premium materials like titanium and ceramic. This is a gift almost anyone can appreciate and actually use, and it’s sure to make your Valentine swoon.

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