Happy Valentines Day Best Gift For Husband
We know the gift-giving season just ended, and you’re still recovering. So are we. But February is in full swing, meaning Valentine’s Day is almost here, and you probably don’t want to be stuck with a lackluster gift for the man in your life. Despite the theory that shopping for men is simple, we know thinking of gift ideas for husbands can be a bit of a challenge—especially when it seems like he already has everything he needs. If only you could read his mind, right? Well, this gift guide will get you as close to mind-reading as you could possibly be.
While some men are into practical gifts, like a crisp pair of socks or new electric razor, those might not fit the tone of your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or evening rendezvous. That said, this probably isn’t the time to splurge on the gift of a lifetime either. So we’ve created a list of ideal Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men that falls somewhere in the middle: totally indulgent and luxurious, but without going over budget. With the gift ideas below, you can even afford to toss in the heart-shaped box of chocolates if the mood feels right.
TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller
Got a fitness guru on your hands? Then he’ll love this foam roller, which we recently named the absolute best on the market. With a unique surface pattern, durable design, and a weight limit of 500 pounds, this lightweight roller is worth the money, especially if he’s been cooped up inside all winter. (We won’t blame you if you get one for yourself, too.)
Apple AirPods Pro with Noise Cancellation
This is a gift, honey! The Apple AirPods Pro have been hailed by fans and critics alike as the best earbuds in town. Superior sound quality, new silicone tips for a secure fit (even when sweaty), and noise-canceling and transparency modes make these worth the investment.
Airsnap AirPod Case
His AirPods are just about his favorite things—second only to you. Help him keep them safe and sound (heh) with this sturdy leather case. The handy clip can go on his keychain, belt loop, or backpack so he’ll never have to worry about losing them again.
The Office Complete Series DVDs
If you and your man love to cuddle up on a Friday night and watch The Office, look no further than this complete series DVD set for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. (Now that it’s not on Netflix, you might as well own it forever.) The only thing that could be better is a visit to Schrute farms!
3 Some Chocolates Strawberry Crush Bar, 3-Pack
February 14 just isn’t Valentine’s Day without some chocolate. Instead of going with a boring old option from the checkout line, pick up these bars (from Black-owned confectioner 3 Some Chocolates) that mix decadent dark, milk, and white chocolate with dried strawberries.
Bear Paws Shredder Claws
The countdown to BBQ Season 2021 is on, so whet his appetite with a grilling essential! These meat claws are made of durable BPA-free plastic that can withstand temps up to 450°F. Nearly 10,000 reviewers give this set a full five stars.
Adidas 3 Stripe Sweatpants
If your husband is in desperate need of a loungewear upgrade, gift him these classic Adidas sweatpants, which work perfectly for walking the dog, working out, and channel surfing. They’re so much more appealing than the worn-out pair he’s been wearing for the past decade, and, let’s be honest, you won’t mind how he looks in them, either.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds
So he desperately needs a new pair of earbuds, but y’all don’t want to splurge on the newest model. That’s OK! Bose is renowned for sound quality and its SoundSport earbuds are still best in class. They’re optimized for active use (hey, outdoor runners!) and some people still prefer a wire to help avoid losing one bud or both.
RFID-Blocking Card Holder
This sleek and slim black leather card holder has an added benefit over a traditional one: Built-in RFID-blocking technology wards off identity theft by preventing radio-frequency identification readers from accessing card data. The functional, travel-friendly wallet includes a slip pocket for folded bills, eight credit card slots, and an ID window to display a driver’s license.
Herschel Travel Backpack
It’s a universal truth: Husbands always find a way to stuff their belongings into their partner’s purses or backpacks. So invest in this stylish Herschel backpack for all of his things that just can’t seem to fit in his pocket. This backpack is casual enough to wear out on a date night, but snazzy enough to transition into a work bag. There’s a laptop pocket that will fit up to a 15-inch screen and a headphone port for listening to music on the go.
Smoked Bacon Sea Salt
If your husband believes everything’s better with bacon, this solar-evaporated sea salt smoked with bacon will be his new obsession. Sprinkle it on everything from steaks to salads or even swap it for regular salt on the rim of a cocktail for a unique twist. Plus, it’s a calorie-free way to upgrade his go-to healthy meals.
Nonda ZUS Smart Car Charger
Never fight over the car charger again! This car hub has two USB ports so you can both keep your devices fully charged on the road. A built-in GPS system syncs with the ZUS app, enabling you to keep track of where your car is parked, share that location with family members or friends, and even notify you when you’re about to exceed time left on a parking meter. If your man is always on the road, this is just the thing he never knew he needed.
Espro Travel Coffee Press
This travel French press will let him enjoy the luxury of a freshly brewed cup of joe wherever he goes. Sure, making coffee at home and pouring it into a regular travel mug might get the job done—but this specialty mug saves time, allowing ground coffee to brew (or loose-leaf tea to steep) during his commute. After just four minutes, the beverage is ready for drinking, and the mug’s stainless steel double-wall design will keep it warm for hours.
Personalized Beer Mug
When you’ve been together so long you begin to lose track of the years, it can be hard to think of new gifts for him. This personalized beer mug makes a sweet, one-of-a-kind gift that will make him smile every time he cracks open a cold one. His man cave is practically begging for one of these.
Kollea Stainless Steel Reusable Ice Cubes
Ideal for any man who enjoys his liquor on the rocks, these whiskey stones will keep his drink chilled longer than ice—and without diluting it. Because the stones have no artificial taste or odor and won’t retain the flavor of a previous drink, they can be used in a variety of beverages, over and over again. He’ll think of you each time he makes himself a drink!
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
You can’t go wrong with this wireless speaker, a tech-savvy gift that delivers crisp, powerful sound for his favorite music or podcasts. The speaker can connect to your phone, tablet, or any other device that uses bluetooth and maintains a strong connection for up to 66 feet. Plus, it’s lightweight and portable, so he can take it on hikes, to the beach, or even just the bathroom. Shower singing is encouraged.
Blazing Saddles Solid Cologne
Lauded by Amazon reviewers as the “fragrance of adventure” and “the great smell of the old west,” Blazing Saddles cologne is the perfect sexy gift for any guy with a cowboy side. As for the scent itself, it’s a combination of sandalwood, leather, gunpowder, and sagebrush—equally manly as it is outdoorsy. Because the cologne is solid and comes in a small twist-top tin, it’s also TSA-friendly and fits easily in a pocket.
Hex Ferments Kombucha Kit
Is he a brewing enthusiast or a health nut? If so, he’ll love this at-home kombucha-making kit. With a simple, streamlined process, he can experiment with fermenting in the comfort of your home. The kit makes 1 gallon of kombucha, a health-boosting, fermented drink, meaning there’s plenty for him to share. Think of it as a gift for the both of you—a fun activity you can do together.
What I Love About You Journal
This teeny-tiny book is the Valentine’s Day equivalent of a stocking stuffer. You’ll find 50 fill-in-the-blank prompts, each of which will help you express your devotion to your man. Once you’re done, send it his way and see his face light up as he flips through the journal. He’ll revisit your words for years to come.
Patagonia Quarter-Zip Jacket
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for husbands who throw on the same hoodie every time the weather gets a little chilly. Once he feels how luxuriously soft this fleece jacket is, he’ll be more than happy to make this his new go-to hoodie. Both stylish and casual, this comfortable pullover will instantly elevate his look while keeping him totally dry and warm.
Ugg Ascot Slipper
Uggs are back, baby! These stylish suede slippers have a plush inner lining to keep his feet warm and cozy, while the durable rubber sole provides traction and support if he needs to wear them outside to grab the paper or take out the trash. Available in six different colors, these will be his go-tos all winter long.
Personalized Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit
Once traveling is safe again, get him going in style with this durable leather toiletry bag, which has a wax coating that keeps things waterproof. With a sturdy leather strap and wide zipper opening to fit all his necessities, this bag can also be a personalized gift, as there’s an option to have his name or initials embroidered for a special touch.
Bevel Beard Balm
If he struggles with perpetually shaggy facial hair (or if you struggle with constant beard burn), this balm will save his life. Crafted with coconut oil and shea butter, this nourishing salve has a delicious smell and leaves hair feeling soft and smooth. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the most appreciated—especially if they’ll make him look like a million bucks.
Table in a Bag
After spending last spring and summer in lockdown, we’re all pros at hanging out in the great outdoors. Whether he’s planning to take you to the beach, on a romantic road trip, or even just to a picnic in the backyard, this sturdy, portable table will quickly become his go-to travel equipment—and you’ll get to reap the rewards.
Love Language Card Game
The ultimate gift is one you can enjoy together—especially this perfect-for-Valentine’s-Day pack of 150 conversation starters. Each card covers topics like family, intimacy, and relationships inspired by couple’s psychologists. It’s deep, fun, and worthwhile on those days or nights when you want nothing more than time with your guy.
Comb and Brush Beard Set
If his beard is his pride and joy (other than you, of course), surprise him with this two-piece set to keep his beard looking sharp. Crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and soft boar bristles, the brush and comb will help stimulate natural oils and distribute them throughout the beard while removing dirt and grime. They also come in a small, nifty bag that he can take on the go.
Leave it to Swedish mainstay IKEA to create one of the cheapest, most helpful wall organizers available online. Whether he’s putting together a workshop in the garage or finally converting the spare room into a full-fledged office, he’ll love that you’re helping his space come together. (You, meanwhile, will love the price tag.)
Hydro Flask Vacuum-Insulated Water Bottle
The perfect gift for husbands who are always active and buy plastic bottles of water wherever they go, this sleek stainless steel water bottle is a much more sustainable (and stylish) solution. If he prefers to carry coffee or hot tea with him, this bottle’s double-walled insulation will keep hot drinks warm for up to 6 hours (and cold drinks chilled for up to 24 hours).
Carhartt Boot Socks
Basically any dude will appreciate a nice pair of socks, and if your husband is one of those men who likes to hike, hunt, or just be cozy, he’ll get a kick out of these. And at just above $10 per pair, you won’t have to break the bank to get him something he’ll love—plus, he doesn’t need to know how cheap they are.
Uniqlo Denim Shirt
Spiff up your significant other’s date night look with this casual shirt from Uniqlo. It’ll look great on work-from-home Zoom calls and runs to the grocery store, and he might even find that he likes lounging around in a slightly elevated outfit. V-Day selfies are heavily encouraged!
Looking for a way to spice things up in the bedroom? These custom-printed underwear are exactly what you need for a steamy Valentine’s Day celebration. He’ll love feeling sexy for you—and you’ll love knowing he’s literally walking around with your name on his boxers. You can thank us later.
Tushy Classic Bidet
Giving him a bidet for Valentine’s Day might sound weird at first, but hear us out: It’s the gift of never having to wipe again. After last year’s lockdowns and toilet paper shortages, it’s a shrewd investment—and if we’re being honest, it isn’t a bad idea for your love life, either.
Personalized Leather Coaster
Protect the coffee table and win his heart with these customizable leather coasters, which come emblazoned with both of your initials. Both sentimental and functional (kind of like a relationship itself), they’re bound to spruce up your living room and possibly even remind him of why he fell for you in the first place.
Converse Jack Purcell Low-Top Sneakers
An eternally cool pair of kicks, these low-top Converse sneakers would be the perfect surprise for your husband on Valentine’s Day. Every guy needs a classic white shoe in his rotation, and this comfortable, canvas-lined pair will match practically any outfit. Come spring, he’ll be the most stylish guy in the neighborhood.
Jack Black Shave Essentials Set
Give him the gift of silky-smooth skin with this set of three pain-free shaving products: a glycolic cleanser to wash away dirt and grime, a facial moisturizer with SPF, and a shave lather for a super-close shave every time. It’s the three-step skincare regimen he didn’t know he needed—but he’ll thank you once he sees the results! Each product is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, so it’s a safe bet for sensitive skin, too.
Vegetable Kingdom Cookbook
Vegan recipes can be so much more than a hunk of imitation meat. Odds are he’s been thinking about improving his diet—and this cookbook, written by vegetable guru Bryant Terry, will give him the tools he needs to make better meals. (Bonus points if you join him in the kitchen for a few of these recipes.)
Tie Bar Clip Set
A tie bar is a pop of panache that takes any outfit from plain to polished in a snap—but it’s also something your husband might not think to buy himself. Do him a favor, and get him this set of three so he has options to work with depending on the color scheme of his outfit. Beyond looking classy and cool, tie bars fasten both the front and back portions of a tie to the shirt underneath it, keeping the tie in place no matter the breeze.
Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit
If you’ve ever thought about investing in a fire pit, now is the time to do it. With no end to the COVID-19 pandemic—or cold weather, for that matter—in sight, this is a gift that’ll get both of you outside. When warmer weather and better times arrive, it’ll still be a go-to gift that’ll power countless nights to come.
Outdoor String Lights
Speaking of those warm nights on the horizon, why not also invest in some patio lights to go with your new fire pit? These things stretch an impressive 48 feet and are meant for outdoor use. They’re even dimmable, meaning mood lighting is just a click away. And besides their technical perks, they’ll also make your yard or porch look about 10 times more inviting.
Adjustable Cotton Apron
If he’s been perfecting his sourdough recipe over the past year, treat him to this colorful, sustainable apron. It’ll protect his clothes from spills and stains, of course, but its main draw is the fact that it’ll make cooking feel so much more special. Who wouldn’t want to throw this on before tinkering around in the kitchen?
Although it looks like a sex toy, the Ohnut is more about safety and intimacy than pleasure. These four stackable BPA- and latex-free rings act as a bumper during sex, maintaining sensation while guarding against too-deep penetration. Whether you’re recovering from pregnancy, experience endometriosis, or just want to stay on the shallow end, you’ll give him the gift of pleasurable sex.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3 Mouse
Work from home probably isn’t going away any time soon. Instead of clicking away on an old wired mouse (or worse yet, a trackpad), he can use this wireless mouse, which doesn’t require any plug-ins whatsoever. With an ergonomic design, smooth scrolling, and genuinely great battery life, it’s an upgrade that could make all the difference in your husband’s home office.
Coleman Sundome Tent
Camping is one of the few getaways that’s actually pretty safe these days, and you’re both probably itching to get out of the house. With the right tent (this top-rated option easily fits two people), you can take advantage of the first warm weather of the season—or even brave the cold for a romantic vacation neither of you will ever forget.
Position of the Day Playbook
Quarantine can leave even the most adventurous couples feeling like they’re in a rut. That’s where this very informative, very NSFW book comes in: It’s got 365 separate sex positions, each complete with an illustration, a list of equipment, a space for notes, and even the number of calories you can expect to burn.
MeUndies Avengers Socks
If he’s counting down the days until he can see a Marvel movie in theaters again, make his wait a little less difficult with these crew socks from MeUndies. They’re about the subtlest way to signal his fandom to the world—and he’ll probably get at least a compliment or two every time he wears them in public.
White Sage and Lavender Candle
Yep, dudes like candles, too—especially if that candle is accompanied by a little one-on-one time. This fresh scent is ideal for bringing better energy into a space, whether that’s a home office or a romance-friendly bedroom. Light this up, slip into something sexy, and enjoy the evening.
Nice Laundry Personalized Shorts
Somehow both the height of relaxation and sophistication, Nice Laundry’s signature lounge shorts are like your hubby’s favorite pair, but better. The soft fabric, slim silhouette, and handsome length mean he’ll look great both at home and running to the store. Plus, he’ll love wearing these things to the gym.
The League of Kitchens Cooking Class
Take his cooking skills to the next level with a virtual class from the League of Kitchens, a service that connects users with women who are experts in their culture’s cuisine. Each virtual cooking class include hands-on instruction, a home-cooked meal, and a shopping guide—plus the chance to try traditional recipes from places like Lebanon, Argentina, and Japan.
Keychron Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
Nothing says “I love you” like a mechanical keyboard—well, maybe other things say it better, but he’ll still love this device. Laptop users, especially, will appreciate the experience of typing on a full-size keyboard with a satisfying click-clack feeling from each keystroke. It might even make working from home fun again.
Paperways Desk Notepad
Valentine’s Day should be about accepting our partners, flaws and all—and possibly offering them some help. This notepad, from Black-owned stationery store Greer, is the perfect fix for a forgetful husband. Each week, he can track his projects, errands, and goals without feeling self-conscious about using a planner. It’s the little things, after all.