25 Valentine's Day Gifts for Him He'll Actually Like

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Minted Custom Pet Silhouette Art
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Valentine's Day isn't just a time for men to pamper their women (although, we are super excited about that!). It's also a chance to find something special for your husband, father, boyfriend, fiancé, son, grandpa, or friend that shows how much you care and appreciate all that they do. Instead of getting him a cheesy trinket, try instead choosing one of these unique Valentine's Day gift ideas that he will actually be able to use. From festive socks to chocolate-covered bacon to whiskey rocks, there's a gift for every man on your list. If he's a techie, he'll be so happy to get a portable charger he can fit in his pocket. If he's a world traveler, he'll love having a scratch-off map to plan future trips. And, if he's the beer-drinkin' type – he will get lots of mileage out of a personalized wooden beer caddy. There's a Valentine's Day gift on this list for every guy.

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He'll be Head Over Heels for These Gifts

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Upcycled Record Coasters

Record Coasters
UncommonGoods

BUY IT: $18; uncommongoods.com

Reclaimed records are given new life in this coaster set. Since they are made from real records, each set is unique and will include a variety of genres.

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Shower Beer Holder

Shower Beer Holder
Paper Source

BUY IT: $15.95; papersource.com

The material of this holder was designed to stick to any surface, including glass, marble, glazed shower tile, and laminate.

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Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Nordstrom

BUY IT: $99; nordstrom.com

In addition to being waterproof, this small but mighty speaker is also scratch and dent resistant, perfect for any adventure he wants to take it on.

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Microwave Bacon Maker

Microwave Bacon Maker
Sur La Table

BUY IT: $23; surlatable.com

Yes, it's true. This tray will cook crispy bacon in under five minutes all without making a mess.

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Beer Cap State Map

Beer Cap State Map
UncommonGoods

BUY IT: $35; uncommongoods.com

For beer lovers and avid travelers alike, this birch wood display records the many, many craft beers he likes to enjoy. Pick from all fifty states. If he's more of a nation-wide beer connoisseur, he'll also love the United States Beer Tasting Map ($30), which shows the whole country.

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Whiskey Rocks

Whiskey Rocks
Crate & Barrel

BUY IT: $19.95; crateandbarrel.com

If your boyfriend/husband/fiancé rocks, get him these whiskey rocks that will keep his drinks from getting watered down.

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Coffee-Scented Candle

Coffee-Scented Candle
Etsy

BUY IT: $8; etsy.com

It's hard to find a masculine-scented candle that doesn't smell like a new car. This coffee-scented candle does the trick – and you'll love having this aroma waft through your living room.

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Love Your FaceChocolates

Love Your Face Chocolates
Etsy

BUY IT: $32.99; etsy.com

This no-nonsense gift is perfect for a beau with a dry sense of humor and a strong sweet tooth. Personalize the message to say whatever sweet nothings your heart desires.

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"There's A Good Chance This Is Bourbon" Mug

There's A Good Chance This Is Bourbon Mug
Etsy

BUY IT: $18.99; etsy.com

Gift this punchy mug along with a handle of his favorite fine bourbon.

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Leather Tumbler Sleeve

Leather Tumbler Sleeve
Etsy

BUY IT: from $31; etsy.com

This handcrafted leather tumbler sleeve features a masculine monogram (or, a sweet message). It fits perfectly on a 20 oz. Rambler. Plus, it's made in Alabama. What more could he want?

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Scratch-Off Map

Scratch-Off Map
Uncommongoods

BUY IT: from $26; uncommongoods.com

Document your world travels, and plan for future trips, with this unique and dynamic scratch-off map.

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Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Chocolate-Covered Bacon
Etsy

BUY IT: $39; etsy.com

This handmade-to-order gift is perfect for your bacon-loving beau.

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"Things I'd Do (But Just For You)" Book

Things I’d Do (But Just For You) Book

BUY IT: $12.95; chroniclebooks.com

To love someone, you have to like him, first. This book celebrates the little "moments we would happily endure for someone special."

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Hand-Stamped Tie Bar

Hand-Stamped Tie Bar

BUY IT: from $17; etsy.com

If you just gave him a tie for Christmas, give him this dapper tie clip to help keep it in place.

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Minted Custom Pet Silhouette Art

Minted Custom Pet Silhouette Art
Minted

BUY IT: from $32; minted.com

His dog is called "man's best friend" for a reason, so commemorate his pup with a sweet silhouette. This thoughtful gift will earn you major brownie points.

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Outset Leather Grill Mitt

Outset Leather Grill Mitt
Dillard's

BUY IT: $16.99; minted.com

This quality mitt is actually a gift for you as well: Your cute ones from Anthropologie will stay nice and clean.

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J.Crew Classic Suede Moccasin Slippers

J.Crew Classic Suede Moccasin Slippers

BUY IT: $59.50; jcrew.com

A pair of comfy, warm slippers is a gift that no one is ever going to complain about receiving.

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Skullcandy Stash Mini Portable Battery Pack

Skullcandy Stash Mini Portable Battery Pack

BUY IT: $24.99; dickssportinggoods.com

Guys on the go need this portable charger that's small enough to fit in his back pocket.

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The Tie Bar Black Tie Box Gift Set

The Tie Bar Black Tie Box Gift Set
The Tie Bar

BUY IT: $30; thetiebar.com

If you're going out for a dressy date, surprise him with a new tie and pocket square before so he looks dapper as ever.

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Mark & Graham Canvas and Leather Slouch Travel Case

Mark & Graham Canvas and Leather Slouch Travel Case
Mark & Graham

BUY IT: from $25; markandgraham.com

If he's been using the same toiletry bag since you've known him, it's probably time for a fresh start. This sleek option comes in two sizes and four colors, and of course, you can get it monogrammed.

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YETI Rambler Tumbler

YETI Rambler Tumbler
Dick's Sporting Goods

BUY IT: $29.99; dickssportinggoods.com

This sturdy tumbler will keep his coffee hot or his water cold whether he takes it to the office, on the boat, or on the road. It comes in 12 color options, and you should probably order one for yourself, too, because you'll want to steal his.

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L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe

L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe
L.L.Bean

BUY IT: $69.95; llbean.com

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a movie night in? Why not give him a soft new robe to wear for it?

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Wine Date Socks

Wine Date Socks

BUY IT: $14.50; jcrew.com

If you both love a wine night (or you're celebrating Valentine's Day with one), these socks are a cheeky and comfy gift. You could even gift him a basket with red wine, cheese, and bread just like on the socks!

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The Tie Bar Brown Leather Passport Cover

The Tie Bar Brown Leather Passport Cover
The Tie Bar

BUY IT: $25; thetiebar.com

Whether you have travel plans for the year, you're gifting him a trip, or he's in desperate need of a handsome new passport cover, you can't go wrong with classic brown leather.

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Birchbox Grooming Subscription

Birchbox Grooming Subscription
Birchbox

BUY IT: from $30; birchbox.com

The best part about gifting a subscription box is that it's the gift that literally keeps on giving! Each month, he'll get a box of products curated just for him.

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