With February 14 fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the men in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your partner-in-crime, boyfriend, dad, son or guy-you’re-not-really-sure-what-your-status-is, you want to find just the right thing to show you care.
To help, I’ve rounded up this collection of carefully curated, smashing Valentine’s Day gifts for him. I have something here for every man out there — and plenty of our selections won’t break the bank. From a recycled glass tie bar to extraordinary earbuds, one thing is certain: No matter which of these you wrap up, he’s going to love it. Looking for gifts for people other than him? Check out our guides for the best gifts for her, gifts for pets, gifts for kids, 5-star Amazon gifts and Nordstrom gifts.
Carnivore Club Exotic Jerky Bouquet ($57.99; amazon.com)
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then you’re covered here with 20 sticks of exotic jerky in four flavors: elk, buffalo, mild venison and hot venison.
Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce ($8.81; amazon.com)
Got a guy who’s obsessed with “Hot Ones?” Then heat up his Valentine’s Day with the most infamous hot sauce on the show. (Just proceed with caution with this hotter-than-hot sauce.)
Apple AirPods with Charging Case ($128.99, originally $159; amazon.com)
Is there a gift he’ll love more than AirPods? Possibly not. With top-notch sound quality, five hours of listening time after charging and active noise cancellation, Apple’s newest wireless earbuds are a safe bet for even a tough-to-surprise guy. Need a cheaper option? Amazon Echo Buds are also on sale right now. ($89.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com).
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill ($39.99, amazon.com)
As the experts explain, a great cup of coffee starts with freshly-ground beans. Level up his morning brew with an affordable and top-rated burr grinder, which delivers a more even consistency than blade grinders.
Viski Stemless Martini Glasses, Set of 2 ($17.99; amazon.com)
For martini drinkers, the slightly heavier weight of these modern stemless glasses are a sophisticated change of pace, with the added bonus that they’re more durable than traditional martini glasses.
Amazon Echo Show 8 ($89.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)
Show your love with this 8-inch version of the Amazon Echo Show — it has an HD screen, an impressive speaker and an affordable price point. With Prime Video and Hulu skills, it even works as a mini-TV.
Knit Boxer Briefs in Running Heart Print ($24.50; jcrew.com)
Cute but not cheesy, these holiday boxers are just a little stretchy, so they’ll fit and look right under slim-cut suit pants and skinny jeans. A fun, practical, affordable present? Found.
World’s Best Cork Globe ($33.99, originally 39.99; personalcreations.com)
Are you two ready to take on the world? Then gift him this globe. It comes with push pins to mark the destinations you’ve visited together (or the locales of future dream vacations).
Away The Everywhere Bag ($195; awaytravel.com)
Give his gym bag the ultimate upgrade with this easy double-strap bag available in either nylon or leather. Available in rich shades like hunter green and deep navy, it even has a compartment in the bottom for an umbrella.
Miguel Pocket Square ($20; ties.com)
Men get ties as gifts all the time, but pocket squares? Hardly ever. Think outside the tie box and up his style quotient. It’s a tiny, simple touch, but it makes such a major difference when he puts on a suit.
Lucky Bamboo Plant (starting at $35; ftd.com)
What’s that? You started dating someone you really like, but it feels a little early to bestow a lovey-dovey Valentine’s gift on him? Greenery for his place, festooned with gold bands for good fortune, may just send the exact right message: “I feel lucky to have met you.”
Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners ($95; allbirds.com)
They’re comfortable, stylish, eco-friendly and you know he wants a pair — so treat your guy to Allbirds signature style Wool Runners. Shown here in light gray, they also come in 15 other colorways.
Gourmet Coffee Trio ($36, originally $44.85; godiva.com)
You two have lots of exciting plans for the future — but first, coffee. Fuel your java lover up with the really good stuff: Godiva Chocolate Truffle, Hazelnut Creme and Caramel medium roasts. They all smell amazing, and the deliciousness stands up to milk and sugar.
Custom Map Coordinates Cufflinks ($76.49, originally $89.99; personalcreations.com)
The campus you met on? The restaurant where you had your first date? Your honeymoon spot? Any place in the world with a special meaning can be turned into a wearable memento: tarnish-proof cufflinks made in Maine.
Legacy Gear Bag ($99.99; carhartt.com)
Here’s a great idea for all those hands-on, hardworking fellas: a big, rain-repellent tote. He’ll be able to haul all his tools and other must-brings to wherever he’s working, whatever he’s doing. It’ll last for years.
Untuckit Wrinkle-Free Redding Shirt ($78, originally $98; untuckit.com)
Tailored shirts that look absolutely incredible untucked? And that do not wrinkle. At all. Ever. We’re thinking grabbing a few of these versatile 100% cotton shirts is a smart idea.
Glass Tie Bar ($25; ties.com)
Look! A classy gift for the guy who prides himself on looking exactly right, all the time. The glass is recycled, a really nice eco-conscious touch. And while we love the pink, especially for the occasion, you have other options: a gray-black marble and a vivid blue.
Leather Passport Cover ($58; fossil.com)
When he unwraps this gift, he might just get ideas about taking you on a romantic adventure, no? This buttery-soft case holds cards as well as his passport, and has a special lining that protects chips from being scanned. It comes in three rich, neutral-ish colors. And it can be embossed for a personal touch.
Ghirardelli Custom Gift Tin (15 pieces for $12.95; ghirardelli.com)
Maybe he loves chocolate, and you think that it just isn’t Valentine’s Day without it. Mix things up, though, by hand-selecting each and every treat that goes into his gift. Delectable choices abound, from creme brulée and dark chocolate mint squares to limited-edition milk chocolate caramel hearts and strawberry bark.