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Valentine’s Day is almost here. If you’re still shopping for romantic gift ideas for your husband or boyfriend, look no further. We’ve rounded up 40 gift ideas that are just right for Valentine's Day so you can find a gift that’s just right for him — whether you’re after a present that’s cute, romantic, fun, or as unique as your partner. Read on for a variety of great gift ideas that won’t break the bank.
In This Post:
- 1. A “Pamper Yourself” Gift Basket
- 2. Give Him a Date Calendar
- 3. A New Watch
- 4. Book a Hotel
- 5. Have Goodies Delivered to His Job
- 6. A Romantic Candle
- 7. Body Massage Oil
- 8. A Gold Chain
- 9. A Video Game
- 10. Bake Him Cookies
- 11. A Goody Basket for His Bar
- 12. A Subscription
- 13. A Chance to Live Out His NASCAR Dreams
- 14. A Tie He’ll Cherish
- 15. Cook Him a Special Meal
- 16. A Night Out
- 17. The Chance to Learn a New Skill – Together
- 18. A Pair of Headphones
- 19. A Reservation at His Favorite Restaurant
- 20. Personalized Cufflinks
- 21. A Photo Album
- 22. Knit Him a Scarf
- 23. A Plant for His Home
- 24. A Donation in His Name
- 25. Time Spent in Nature
- 26. A Personalized Blanket
- 27. Fishing Gear
- 28. A Briefcase or Backpack
- 29. A Leather Wallet
- 30. A Comfy Pair of Slippers
- 31. A Coffee Mug That Stays Warm
- 32. Membership at One of His Favorite Places
- 33. A Day of All His Favorite Things
- 34. A Weekend Getaway
- 35. Hobby Equipment
- 36. Better Tools
- 37. A Break From His Least Favorite Chore
- 38. A Picnic Blanket
- 39. A Nice Shirt
- 40. Lingerie for Both of You
1. A “Pamper Yourself” Gift Basket
Want to give him something super personalized and unique?
Why not make him a customized gift basket! You could include his favorite cologne and grooming products and add a couple of other goodies. Maybe include something personal, like love coupons, or these useful but fun heart themed boxers. Think outside the basket and you can put all these fun individually wrapped surprises inside a bigger container like a Yeti cooler.
2. Give Him a Date Calendar
Often, when it's time for date night, the guy will choose something that the woman he cares for wants to do. Why don't you reward him for all of those chick flicks and ice skating dates with a calendar of experience gifts that he enjoys doing? It can include a couple of tickets to his favorite game and a few nights where you will watch any movie of his choosing.
3. A New Watch
Love is timeless, right?
And nothing says that better than a new watch. Some stylish brands that you can get for under $200 include Bulova's Men Essential Strap, Swatch Cobalt Rebel and Boss Black Round Leather Strap. What you can do to make this gift extra special is to have it engraved with an a special anniversary date or a private message meant for only the two of you.
4. Book a Hotel
If you're online looking for the perfect present, instead of going to an obvious place, how about going to a hotel and booking your own hotel reservation? You can send him a text with the time to meet you and be waiting for him. This present is sure to warm his heart well beyond the holiday.
5. Have Goodies Delivered to His Job
Whether it's a singing telegram — if that’s his kind of thing — or some of his favorite cookies, a special delivery can make your man feel extra cared for on Valentine’s Day. Consider having them sent to him at home or the office, wherever he’ll be spending the day, to show how in love with him you truly are.
6. A Romantic Candle
Set the mood with the gift of a romantic candle for your husband or boyfriend, like this Autumn scented candle from high end candle brand Dyptique. The collaboration between the brand and natural scents is earthy yet crisp, making it a great pick for the man in your life.
7. Body Massage Oil
Whether your boyfriend or husband needs help relaxing or you want to set up a special evening for the two of you, body massage oil followed by a massage is a Valentine’s gift that your partner is sure to appreciate. Brush up on your massage skills ahead of time and make a playlist for a more holistic experience.
8. A Gold Chain
Does your partner wear jewelry? If so, you might consider getting him something classic that he can put on everyday, like a simple gold chain. That way, he’ll have gift from you that always stays near his heart – and what could be more romantic than that?
9. A Video Game
If the two of you love playing video games together, consider giving your husband or partner that new video game he’s been wanting to try, or even a new gaming system from GameStop or Best Buy. The two of you can then enjoying playing together. Or, if he’s a gamer and you’re not, he’s still sure to appreciate the fact that you were thoughtful enough to support his hobbies.
10. Bake Him Cookies
You can’t go wrong with a batch of homemade sugar cookies for the special someone in your life. This recipe is easy enough for even the most junior cooks to whip up, and since the cookies are heart-shaped – and frosted – they’re sure to be a treat for your partner’s eyes as well as stomach.
11. A Goody Basket for His Bar
Does your husband or boyfriend have a spirit they enjoy? Why not put together a goody basket for his bar. Think: whiskey stones (which will keep his drink cold without diluting it), a set of personalized drinking glasses, and a bottle of Scotch.
12. A Subscription
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Why not give him a year’s subscription to one of his favorite streaming services – or one he’s been wanting to try like the NFL game pass?
That way, every time he listens to a chapter in his audiobook, finds a new show to binge, or discovers an amazing new music artist, he’ll think of you. And if you buy him a TV or film subscription, the two of you can then spend time watching a show together, making it a present for you too.
13. A Chance to Live Out His NASCAR Dreams
If your husband or boyfriend is a fan of NASCAR – or just loves anything that’s seriously fast – consider giving an experience he won’t forget for Valentine’s Day: the chance to drive a race car or other exotic car on a real racetrack.
14. A Tie He’ll Cherish
You can’t go wrong with a nice tie or cufflink for Valentine’s Day. If your partner wears suits regularly, he’ll get a ton of use out of it – and if he only puts them on for special occasions, then you can make them extra special with this thoughtful purchase.
15. Cook Him a Special Meal
Why not stay in this Valentine’s Day? You can cook up a gourmet meal featuring your partner’s favorites, then set up a candlelight dinner at home. Your boyfriend or husband is sure to appreciate the time and effort it takes to put together a special evening for the two of you.
16. A Night Out
Or, if you rather spend the evening out on the town, why not purchase tickets to a movie, play, concert, or comedy show that your partner has been wanting to see? That way, the two of you will have a fun date to enjoy that involves one of your partner’s favorite concerts or activities!
17. The Chance to Learn a New Skill – Together
There’s no substitute for spending time together. Why not arrange for the two of you to take a class in something you’re both interested in – whether it’s a one-time lesson in cooking or wine tasting, or an ongoing music class on a skill you’ve been wanting to pick up, like ballroom dancing.
18. A Pair of Headphones
Headphones are a great gift, because even if your boyfriend or husband has one pair, chances are he could do with another that’s more specialized. For example, these sports headphones are great for just about any type of exercise not just because they’ll stay on, but also because they’re designed to ensure you can hear your music clearly and the noise around you for safety reasons – making them a great option as well for doing chores like mowing the lawn.
Or, maybe your husband or boyfriend could do with the opposite: a really great pair of noise cancelling headphones for when he wants to tune out the rest of the world completely.
19. A Reservation at His Favorite Restaurant
Here’s another option for Valentine’s Day: You could plan the date, and secure a reservation at your partner’s favorite restaurant or speakeasy. With you for company and his favorite food and drinks, he’s sure to have a fantastic evening.
Why not get your partner a pair of custom or even Star Wars themed cufflinks? You could put his initials on them, something he loves, a photograph of you both, or even write a message. That way the next time he gets dressed up, he’ll have a wonderful reminder of the two of you to wear.
21. A Photo Album
One of the great things about smartphones is that we all have tons and tons of pictures – so chances are you have plenty of you and your honey. The problem? We so rarely remember to look at them.
So why not have them printed up in a photo album for your partner? That way he’ll have a beautiful object he can flip through at any time and remember the special memories you’ve made together.
22. Knit Him a Scarf
If you’re a knitter – or have been wanting to learn – why not make your husband or boyfriend a scarf in his favorite color for Valentine’s Day? Depending on where you live, he can put it on that evening, and stay warm thanks to your love for him.
23. A Plant for His Home
Plants don’t just look good – they can also make us feel good, by helping purify the air and create a more restful environment. Even if your partner doesn’t have much of a green thumb, you can find him a hardy, low-maintenance plant to brighten up his home.
24. A Donation in His Name
Does your partner have cause that’s close to his heart? Show how much you care about what matters to him by making a donation in his name this Valentine’s Day.
25. Time Spent in Nature
If your partner is a real outdoorsman, arrange for the two of you to spend time outdoors during Valentine’s Day weekend. You could go hiking, biking, or fishing together. You’ll not only have a wonderful time enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors – you’ll also make wonderful memories together.
26. A Personalized Blanket
Did you know that you can personalize blankets? Create a custom throw for the two of you to snuggle up under on cold nights.
27. Fishing Gear
If your partner loves to fish, why not get them a waterproof case for their gear? That way they can keep their items dry when they’re out on the dock or the boat. It’s a catch they definitely won’t want to throw back.
28. A Briefcase or Backpack
Does your partner need to carry items to the office most days? Depending on what their style is, you can get them a leather briefcase or a backpack to hold their papers, laptops, and everything else they need for work.
29. A Leather Wallet
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Why not get your husband or partner a wallet, especially if you’ve noticed that his is getting a little worse for the wear? You can have it personalized with his name, monogram, or a thoughtful message.
30. A Comfy Pair of Slippers
Do the two of you love spending lazy weekend mornings together? You could get a pair of cozy slippers your husband or boyfriend can wear to stay warm and comfortable.
31. A Coffee Mug That Stays Warm
This coffee mug has a built-in battery that ensures your husband or boyfriend’s coffee stays hot until he’s had enjoyed every last sip. He can use the app to set his coffee to the optimal temperature depending on what kind of coffee drink he’s having. There’s a smart light, to indicate when the mug is charging or the coffee has reached its ideal temperature.
32. Membership at One of His Favorite Places
Does your partner love going to the art museum, zoo, or other institution in your town? Consider getting him a membership for Valentine’s Day so that he can visit any day he wants to without having to pay a separate fee each time.
33. A Day of All His Favorite Things
Make Valentine’s Day extra special by planning a day of all of his favorite things – and activities. You can start with breakfast in bed, spend the morning doing something he loves – like exploring one of his favorite neighborhoods – followed by lunch at one of his favorite restaurants and an afternoon of bowling, hanging out in the park, or sports game.
34. A Weekend Getaway
Is there a romantic spot nearby where you live? Why not plan a special getaway for the two of you, whether it means spending Valentine’s Day in a cabin somewhere beautiful or in a boutique hotel in a city you can spend the weekend discovering together.
35. Hobby Equipment
If your partner has a hobby he loves, you could give him a gift certificate to a store that specializes in that hobby. It’s a great way to support his interests without having to worry that you’ll get him something for his hobby that he already has.
36. Better Tools
Is your husband or boyfriend a regular Mr. Fix-It? Why not get him this multi-tool? Each of the tools within it can be opened and operated with one hand, making it extra convenient and easy to use, and there’s a removable clip so he can attach it to his pocket or belt loop while he’s working.
37. A Break From His Least Favorite Chore
Another unique gift your husband or boyfriend is sure to love is the gift of time. Give him a break from his least favorite chore. You could hire a dog walker for the week, someone to mow the lawn, or take care of the dishes for him.
38. A Picnic Blanket
Do the two of you love attending outdoor concerts, going to the park, or having picnics? You can put this extra-large waterproof blanket to use during a romantic date for the two of you.
39. A Nice Shirt
You could get your husband or boyfriend a nice button-down shirt that he can wear on his date with you for Valentine’s Day. Just be sure to get it in the right size – and give it to him early so that he can wear that evening.
40. Lingerie for Both of You
Or, get yourself something for the two of you: lingerie that will put you both in the mood for a special evening together.