Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I know I am not alone when I say men are super difficult to buy for. We always get the same answer, “I don’t need anything...I don’t want anything...I don’t know…” Sound familiar?? Well I’ve put together this gift guide for some fun ideas for your special man this Valentine’s Day. Some are things that you can go out and buy, but I also tried to include a few sweet gifts that you can make yourself. These aren’t listed in any particular order and if you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments at the end of the post!
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1.) 5 Senses
This is a DIY gift that also requires a bit of thinking and things to buy. You’ll pick one item to represent each of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. You can put all of the items in a basket, as shown below, you could wrap them all in separate boxes, or you could take it a step further and make a fun scavenger hunt out of it.
2.) Grilling Apron
Besides men just being messy enough as it is, it seems like they are even more messy when they cook! A fun man apron is a great idea to cut down on the amount of food that spills on his clothes because who knows what towels and napkins are for anyway. There’s many options to choose from, some silly, some sweet, and some with certain Valentine’s Day puns if you know what I mean.
3.) Grill
What good is an apron without a grill?! Spring and Summer will be here before we know it, which means BBQs and pool parties! Help him start off the season right with a new grill...or a smoker...or an all-in-one like in the picture below. If grilling is not his thing, you could also get some new cast iron pans or other cookware.
4.) Cologne
A man who smells good is 10 times more attractive, am I right?! Take this opportunity to stock up on his favorite cologne, body spray, after shave, whatever he might use. If he doesn’t have a favorite, who’s to say you can’t find one for him. Just make sure you keep the receipt. Scents are something that’s different on each person.
5.) Sunglasses
It’s important to protect your eyes and there’s nothing wrong with having multiple pairs of sunglasses. You could pick out some he might have already been wanting, something that’s different than what he already has, or stick to something similar but in a different color. This is a gift he’ll constantly be able to use.
6.) Shoes
Women always say you can never have too many pairs of shoes. Apply that logic now! Find a style that he doesn’t already have. No sneakers, slippers, flip flops? Problem solved. You could take this chance to replace some he already has that might be too worn down. If they’re stained, torn, or falling apart, this is your best option.
7.) Hat
Hats do just as good of a job protecting your eyes and face as sunglasses do. There’s so many different styles, shapes, logos, etc. that you’re bound to find one he likes. Don’t forget to check the sizing, though. Hat sizes are something that can be easily overlooked and what a bummer it is receiving a gift that doesn’t fit.
8.) Jacket
It’s still pretty chilly outside and just like shoes, jackets are something it seems like men always need a replacement of. Use your best judgement on these and choose something he would actually wear. I wouldn’t recommend choosing a style totally different than something he might choose and definitely keep your climate in mind.
9.) Customized Jenga
For something a little sweeter and more personalized, you can make custom Jenga pieces with special notes on them. You could write Reasons Why I Love You…, memories, truth or dare, challenges, whatever suits your relationship. Although it’s not a gift that can be used often, it’s the thought that counts and can still be pulled out on birthdays and anniversaries.
10.) Coffee Cup
There’s special cups you can buy that are already pre-made with sweet sayings on them, but you can also make a quick run to the dollar store and customize your own with an oil based Sharpie. If coffee cups aren’t your thing, you could do this to any glass cup or even a beer mug. The best thing about customized gifts are that they can go any direction. You could choose to write something sweet and sentimental or you can do something funny and witty.
I hope this helped give you some ideas for this Valentine’s Day, or even if you’re just looking for a birthday gift another time of year. I tried to include a variety of options. As I mentioned in the beginning, if you have any other gift ideas for men please leave them in the comments below. I’m sure we could all use as much help as we can get!

~Christina~

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