A Valentine’s Day gift guide for your husband or boyfriend.
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Your Husband (or Boyfriend)
Fun fact: I LOVE Valentine’s Day. LOVE it. Growing up, we had the Valentine Man tradition and as an adult, I still love Valentine’s Day. I love an excuse to celebrate love and I think it’s just a fun, sweet holiday without all the stress of Christmas or the overly done Halloween. (Yep, I said it. Halloween just isn’t my thing – maybe when Thomas is older I’ll appreciate it more!)
I also love the colors and patterns of Valentines day. While I don’t have a lot of decorations for Valentine’s Day, I’m slowly working to collect some simple things! This year I’m eyeing this garland for the mantle (easy to hang and take down), this little heart shaped waffle maker (we do Waffle Sundays!), and this cute little pillow cover that would be great on a porch bench (which I still need to buy for our new house!).
I bought this wreath on Etsy last year, and the same seller has some VERY cute options this year!
While we opt to stay in for Valentine’s Day and save the fancy date night for a night out that’s not so crowded at restaurants, I like finding ways to celebrate in the month leading up for February 14.
It’s also fun to host a Galentines dinner party with girlfriends to celebrate your friendship. And hosting a Galentines dinner is the perfect excuse to really decorate. Order some cute heart plates or wine glasses, buy some heart-shaped pasta, and set your table on these perfect red placemats. There are really so many things you can do to celebrate that don’t involve gift giving. However, I’m a sucker for buying gifts for the people I love.
For my favorite ideas this year, keep reading!
Gift Ideas For Your Man For Valentine’s Day
Shopping for Valentines gifts for the man in your life is really fun because there isn’t usually a huge expectation around gifts (at least in our house). A small something is great, and a bigger gift is usually a happy surprise. One year, Tommy and I decided to gift each other a Peloton. But other years, we just do small gifts and exchange cards.
I know that Valentine’s Day gifts can be a little tricky if you just started dating someone or if you have no idea what to get your boyfriend or husband, but you want to get them something! This post has you covered with gift ideas for your man at lots of different price points.
1. Festive Boxer Shorts
I think festive boxers are a fun and silly way to celebrate Valentine’s day. Your husband will likely roll his eyes, but I love a silly gift like this. These are less than $15 and would be fun paired with the Yeti mug below. Here’s another pair if this is more his style.
2. A Grill Tool Set
This set is handsome with the wooden handles and a practical gift for a man who likes to cook on a grill. And then you have an excuse to throw out your old tools if you’ve been needing one ;). This set is just $22. Or if you want to go really big and get something the whole family can use, this pizza oven would be a huge hit. You could even make some heart-shaped pizzas ;). Can you tell I’m obsessed with all things heart-shaped?
3. American Flag Sunglasses Strap
I got this for Tommy a few years ago and LOVES it. It’s even nicer in person – pictures don’t do it justice. If you order in the next few weeks, it should arrive on time. This is $45. I’ve also seen a few other patterns I love like this golden retriever pattern, trout print (great for a fisherman), and this bourbon pattern. They’re all super fun and priced well considering they’re needlepoint.
4. Ugg Slippers
Ugg slippers are anyone’s favorite gift. They’re on the more expensive end of Valentine’s gifts, but Tommy wears them everyday and still talks about how much he loves them, years after I gave them to him. They come in lots of colors and a few of them are even on sale here.
5. Peter Millar Pullover
This is one of Tommy’s favorite brands of clothes. This specific pullover is perfect gift for golf outings since it’s lightweight. It comes in 2 color options. This particular pullover is stretchy and sweat-wicking and get this — the fabric is UV blocking. If your man is anything like mine, he spends a LOT of time on the golf course so some UV blocking technology is a welcomed addition to this pullover.
6. Yeti Coffee Mug
Now they can keep their coffee hot on the way to work. I will say, these don’t fit into cupholders (if you want one that does, check this out), but I love how much coffee it holds with a handle. It’s great for slow Saturdays since Tommy’s coffee tends to get cold by the time he finishes drinking it. (I have an Ember mug for that reason, but he likes a Yeti style mug.) This comes in 26 colors and ships FAST on Amazon prime. I love the green, navy, black, and silver for a guy. And I also love the light pink color if you want to match ;).
7. Carhartt Seat Tool Organizer
I got one of my brothers this over-the-seat tool organizer for Christmas two years go. It’s so handy, durable, and practical since he always has tools in his car. I love the canvas material of Carhartts! And who doesn’t love when their guy’s car is clean and organized?
8. Lululemon Trainer Shorts
If the man in your life loves to workout, a nice pair of shorts would be a great gift. These are SUPER high quality, look great (you can pick the length!) and come in lots of colors. These are the only shorts Tommy will workout in and Lululemon will replace any items if they start to pill, tear, or become too worn to wear.
9. Tecovas Duffle
I gave this duffle bag to Tommy as a gift a year or so ago, and he LOVES it. It’s super handsome and the quality is amazing, but it’s also more rugged than other leather duffles on the market, which is right up Tommy’s ally. It’s a splurge, so this would be a perfect gift if you exchange nicer gifts for Valentine’s Day. Tommy also has the Tecovas laptop bag and loves it just as much as the duffle (it’s $100 cheaper!).
10. An experience
If gifts aren’t your thing, plan a getaway the weekend before Valentine’s Day or after! We recently went to the Dominica and it was amazing. Spend time together and enjoy something you both like doing. Or, save your money and make dinner at home. Light a few candles, make a special cocktail, and start a new movie together. I always remember Valentines Day more fondly when I think about the time we spent together (especially when funny/awkward things like this happen).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’d love to hear how you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, friends and kids!
If you need ideas for what to wear for a Valentines date, check out this post.
Yes!!! These are are awesome practical manly gifts.
Teri [a foodie stays fit]at
Glad you found this helpful!
great post and very helpful for a couple
I got my husband a Yeti last year…but I saw your Stanley post earlier. Great for car! How do they compare in terms of keeping a bev cold? (also my husband wouldn’t wear a sunglasses strap but I of course will get *our dog* that golden retriever one!)
Teri [a foodie stays fit]at
It keeps it cold for HOURS… I’ve had ice in it that was still frozen 12 hours later!