Valentine's Day Gifts He'll Actually Like
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 the poetic type, try a beautiful red leather journal. If he's a world traveller, 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 Good Chance This Is Bourbon Mug
BUY IT: $13.95; etsy.com
Gift this punchy mug along with a handle of his favorite fine bourbon.
Personalized Wooden Beer Caddy
BUY IT: $32.99; etsy.com
Because no man should ever have to carry his beer in a cardboard container again – plus, it comes with a built-in bottle opener.
BUY IT: $26; uncommongoods.com
Document your world travels, and plan for future trips, with this unique and dynamic scratch-off map.
BUY IT: $4+; 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.
Cedarwood & Bergamot Beard Oil
BUY IT: $19; etsy.com
With a base of cedarwood, a hint of ylang ylang, and a whisper of pancakes, this beard oil will make you love your lumberjack even more.
Love Your Face Chocolates
BUY IT: $26.99; 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.
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.”
Old Fashioned Kit
BUY IT: $64.95; williams-sonoma.com
For the liquor aficionado who loves crafting cocktails, this Old Fashioned Kit will allow him to bring his bartending skills to the next level. Kit includes Cocktail Sugar Cubes, recipe card, 10" wood muddler, double-sided jigger, and Hella Bitters 5-oz. bottle of aromatic bitters.
BUY IT: $39; etsy.com
This handmade-to-order gift is perfect for your bacon-loving beau.
Red Textured Tie
BUY IT: $19; thetiebar.com
There’s something about a man wearing a crisp blue suit with a bright red tie. Your man can be that man.
Leather Tumbler Sleeve
BUY IT: $29.99; 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?
Knotted Dots Bow Tie
BUY IT: $19; thetiebar.com
Got a big date night planned with your man? He’ll be dining in style with this classy bow tie.
Mixology Bar Set
BUY IT: $19.99; target.com
Everyone wins when the man in your life becomes a master mixologist.
12 Whiskey Rocks
BUY IT: $19.95; target.com
If your boyfriend/husband/fiancé rocks, get him these whiskey rocks that will keep his drinks from getting watering down.
Distressed Brown Leather Journal
BUY IT: $19.95; barnesandnoble.com
A manly journal for him to write all about the overwhelming feelings of love and adoration he feels towards you. Or perhaps, to take notes in during his next meeting.
Hand-Stamped Tie Bar
BUY IT: $17; etsy.com
If you just gave him a tie for Christmas, give him this dapper tie clip to help keep it in place.
Heart Anchor Socks
Heart anchor socks will become his go-to Valentine’s Day look.
BUY IT: $14.50; bananarepublic.com
Beer Cap State Map
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 connaisseur, he'll also love the United States Beer Tasting Map ($30), which shows the whole country.
Mini Typewriter Calendar
BUY IT: $6; etsy.com
He’ll never have an excuse for forgetting your birthday again, especially if you fill in important dates for him (like his mama's birthday and your anniversary!).
Carry On Cocktail Kit
Buy It: $24; uncommongoods.com
This is the perfect gift for men who love to fly (or, those who love to go on adventures). Dealing with delays will be much easier with a craft cocktail in hand. Kit includes ginger syrup, jigger, bar spoon, linen coaster, and recipe card.
Red Heart Print Boxers
BUY IT: $18.50; jcrew.com
Perhaps the most useful gift on this list, these boxers are also pretty preppy, too.