Valentines Gift Guide for Him
Every year, when February 1st rolls around, you likely start thinking about how you’ll celebrate with the special man in your life—including what type of Valentines Day gift you’ll give him as a token of your affection.
But what is the perfect Valentine Day gift for him?
While there are innumerable ways to show your love to the man in your life, finding a present that’s as special as the bond you two share takes a little thought and preparation. Fortunately, we’re here to help with our list of twelve perfect Valentine’s gift options.
#1 Record Player
If the special guy in your life is a music lover, the best Valentines Day gift for him is a record player or turntable.
Think record players and vinyl records are a thing of the past? Think again. The truth is, vinyl has experienced a serious resurgence in the past couple of years, even overtaking other formats, like CDs and digital albums, in terms of sales.1
What’s more, 56% of vinyl shoppers are men—which is a strong sign that a record player could be the perfect way to tell your man “I love you” this Valentine’s Day.2
For top-quality sound and performance, consider choosing from among these preferred brands:
- Rega Planar
- Audio Technica
- Pro-ject Debut
Make sure to throw in a few vinyls from his favorite artists so that he can start listening (and appreciating your gift) right away. Or, to go the extra mile, consider purchasing him a vinyl subscription club membership, so he’s never without great music to listen to. This could also be a perfect Valentine’s gift for her if it were the other way around.
#2 Underwear and Loungewear
The latest tech gadgets and gizmos are fun, but sometimes, the best Valentine’s Day gifts are the classics—and for many guys, that means underwear and sleepwear. But don't risk disappointment by gifting him a pack of basic briefs or a bathrobe from your local big box store.
Instead, treat him to underwear or loungewear from a brand that prioritizes comfort and functionality without sacrificing style. At Tommy John, we offer high-quality, exceptionally-made men’s underwear and loungewear he’s sure to love, such as:
- Boxer briefs
- Sweatshirt and jogger packs
#3 A New Wallet
Speaking of classics, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the OG Valentine Day gift ideas for him: a wallet.
The relationship a man has with his wallet is a special thing. It resides in his back pocket where, over time, it imprints itself onto all of his pants and takes on the shape of the man himself. That might be why so many guys hang onto the same wallet for years and years.
Is it time for the man in your life to upgrade his billfold? Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity.
#4 Outdoor Furniture
Depending on where you live, there’s a good chance that your Valentine’s Day plans could come with a snowy backdrop—but spring will be here before you know it, and when warm weather arrives, the man you love will need a way to enjoy it. As the seasons change, one of the most romantic at home Valentine’s day ideas is to snuggle up in the outdoors.
That’s why outdoor furniture makes such an ideal Valentine Day gift for him. Whether he’s hosting the family cookout, entertaining a few of his buddies, or having the whole block over for a BBQ, he’ll need lawn chairs, outdoor sofas, tables, and more to make everyone feel welcome.
This Valentine’s Day, consider showing your outdoorsman some love by gifting him outdoor accoutrement like:
- Adirondack chairs
- A patio table
- A new grill
#5 A Watch
Here's another thoughtful gift: Watches. Watches are another time-tested Valentine Day gift for him—and these days, you have more options than ever when it comes to finding him a new timepiece.
While a standard watch is always a safe bet for the guy in your life, the trick to finding the perfect timepiece is matching the watch to the man.3 Is your guy an exercise junkie who’s always at the gym? If so, get him a sports watch with a sweat-proof band made from rubber.
Are you dating a classy fellow who prefers three-piece suits to jogging shorts? Go for a dress watch, dive watch, or driving watch.
On the other hand, getting him a smartwatch is a clever way to update this classic gift idea. Aside from keeping him on time, smartwatches come packed with dozens of other features he’s sure to fall in love with, like:
- Contactless payment
- GPS navigation
- Ability to play music
- Calling features
- Health tracking, including blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and more
#6 Bluetooth Speaker
Whether he’s a man who loves his jams or a guy who lives for podcasts, a Bluetooth speaker is a gift he’ll treasure—and one he’ll treasure you for giving him.
Thanks to their portability, Bluetooth speakers are easy to use at home, at the office, or on the go. Thanks to their size, they make a great small Valentines gift for him. And thanks to technology, it isn’t hard to find one with a sound quality to match your shelf speakers.
Some of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market come from the following brands:
#7 Alcohol Subscription Box
No romantic dinner is complete without alcohol. If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a whiskey aficionado, wine savant, or hobbyist mixologist, consider asking him to be yours by signing him up for an alcohol subscription box.
Alcohol subscription boxes can deliver all of his favorite wines, liquors, spirits, and other libations right to his front door. That means he can spend the rest of the year sampling everything from hard-to-find bottles to the latest brands.4
Not sure which alcohol subscription box brand to choose? The best subscription boxes don’t come with booze only. They also feature:
- Exclusive recipes
- Drink mixers
#8 Luggage Set
Whether he’s a holiday jetsetter or someone who travels frequently for work, you can’t go wrong gifting him a luggage set this Valentine’s Day.
Quality luggage can make a huge difference when you’re traveling.5 For instance, the right size and style suitcase can minimize stress during the packing process and make carrying it through the airport or onto a plane less of a hassle.
Depending on your guy and the reasons behind his travel plans, you could gift him one of the following popular luggage items:
- Rolling luggage
- Wheeled backpack
- Wheeled duffel bag
- Travel pack
#9 Digital Picture Frame
If you’re like most couples, there’s a good chance you and your man take a lot of pictures together—but the majority of those pictures probably never see the world beyond the camera roll on your phone.
This Valentine’s Day, give him a way to get all those pictures of the two of you off his phone and on display with a digital picture frame.
A digital picture frame will make it easy for him to show off his favorite photos. He can upload the shots he loves the most, then watch as the frame automatically plays through them on a loop. With the ability to display more than one photo, the gift of a digital picture frame is like multiple gifts in one!
#10 Polo Shirt
Every guy looks good in a polo shirt. That might have something to do with why they’re favored gifts for him Valentine’s Day after Valentine’s Day.
But when it comes to your man, not just any polo will do. If you really want to impress him, gift him the Second Skin Comfort Polo and some undershirts for men from Tommy John. When it’s from Tommy John, you can rest assured that he won’t just want to wear it—he’ll want to live in it.
That’s because the Second Skin Comfort Polo is made from a luxuriously soft fabric and meticulously designed to be his favorite shirt with features like:
- A Stay-Put collar
- Four-way stretch material
- Wrinkle-resistant fabric
#11 Car Air Fresheners
If the man in your life loves his car, get a whiff of this Valentine’s Day gift idea for him: a set of car air fresheners.
We aren’t talking about those tree-shaped air fresheners that you often see dangling from rear-view mirrors. In keeping with the weight of the occasion, we’re recommending luxury air fresheners that do more than kill odors. For the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, look for car air fresheners that offer:
- Chemical-free fragrances
- Solar-powered functionality
You can also look for stylized options that decorate the car in addition to making it smell great.
#12 Smart Coffee Mug
If your guy is a coffee fiend, you can ensure his every sip is perfectly temperate with a smart coffee mug.
Smart coffee mugs are a wonder of modern innovation that combines the convenience of technology with this classic beverage. A smart coffee mug can connect to your man’s smartphone via Bluetooth, which will allow him to set the mug to his preferred temperature so that he can enjoy a delicious brew all morning (or afternoon) long.
#13 Uncommon Goods
Sometimes the perfect gift is one that matches with his interests. For example, if your beau is into role-playing board games, such as Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons, then find a new game. And if both of you are into the same thing, your date night could also be game night.
#14 Personalized Gift
It's practically a sin to give a generic Valentine gift. If you want to show how thoughtful you are, how about crafting or designing a personalized gift. For instance, if your boyfriend or husband is a coffee connoisseur, how about giving him a French press or Moka Pot instead of the usual personalised mugs.
Show Him You Care With a Gift From Tommy John
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, his birthday, or another special occasion, when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the man in your life, look no further than Tommy John.
When you gift apparel from Tommy John, you’re giving the gift of luxury and comfort. That’s because all of our clothes are made from premium fabrics, offering stylish takes on comfy underwear, loungewear, and other apparel he’s sure to fall in love with.
Shop Tommy John to find your perfect gift today.
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