Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Man

Whether your Valentine is a gamer or a sports fan, we've got options that'll fit your gifting budget.
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So you've been struck by Cupid's golden arrow and have fallen for the man of your dreams. And now that Valentine's Day is almost here, you want to buy a thoughtful gift to show how much you care about him. But with so many options to choose from, you have no idea where to start.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of Valentine's gift ideas for just about every type of guy. But what about the ladies? Don't worry, we also have a guide to Valentine's Day gifts for her.


Dapper Guy

The Dapper Man

Every dapper guy needs a place to store all his essentials, and the Vetelli Classic Dopp Kit will give him just that. Made from vegan leather, it features a nylon lining and water-resistant base, which should prevent the bag from getting ruined if one of his toiletries spills. But that shouldn't be too much of a problem, as the bag has two separate zip compartments, and it comes with silicon travel bottles to aid with storage.

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If you're feeling really generous (and your budget says it's okay), pick up a bottle of his favorite cologne or aftershave to add to the package. You could also grab some Ray-Bans, because if he's dapper, he wants to not only smell good, but look stylish in a sleek pair of sunglasses.


The Foodie Guy

The Foodie

What does practically every foodie have in common? A love for different types of cuisine, of course. But what about all the condiments they encounter along the way, like different hot sauces? Now he can make his own with this Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit.

Not only can he add his favorite sauces to any leftover dishes from restaurants, but he can spruce up his own dishes, as well. Who knows, he may just create the next masterpiece coupled with hot sauce to die for.


Gamer Guy

The Gamer

Don't know a ton about gaming? Well, for starters, there are more game consoles and games to go with them than you can count. That means you could be overwhelmed with options when stepping foot inside a gaming store. So why not grab him a GameStop gift card instead, or a gift card that works with his favorite gaming console? That way, he can download the video games he wants directly to the system with the push of a button.

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For those with a bit more room in their gift-giving budget, it's hard to go wrong with a Nintendo Switch (if he doesn't already own one). The console is ideal for guys who are always on the go, as they can take it with them anywhere — whether that's on a subway ride or a cross-country flight.


Handy Guy

The Handy Guy

Tools are an obvious gift for a guy who likes working with his hands. But instead of buying him another oversized tool set to add to his collection, consider the Leatherman Super Tool 300 multi-tool. It's made from stainless steel and will allow your guy to virtually carry a 19-function toolbox in his back pocket. And if he encounters any problems, it's backed by a 25-year limited warranty.

You could also go for a fancier multi-tool, like the Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool CS Plus. It costs more, but includes 37 functions and a lifetime guarantee against defects.


health-conscious guy

The Health Nut

So he already has a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or some other gadget to track his daily activity, along with an extensive collection of workout videos to ensure he stays in shape. What else could he possibly need or want? How about this Eufy Smart Scale? Not only does it have Bluetooth capabilities, it also provides measurements such as muscle mass, body fat percentage, and body mass index. Even better, the smart scale can be connected with fitness apps, including Apple Health and Google Fit.


Outdoor Guy

The Outdoorsman

If you look through an outdoorsman's toolkit, there's a good chance you'll find a set of binoculars. But what if he could have a handy scope that allowed him to view the natural elements in high definition? He can if you buy him this Roxant Grip Scope monocular.

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Your guy can get a great view of the world using just one hand, and the product comes with a pouch with a belt loop, a neck strap for easy transport, and a cleaning cloth to keep the lens tidy. Plus, the monocular has a built-in retractable eyecup, so people with or without glasses can have a good viewing experience.


sports fanatics

The Sports Fan

If your guy's a sports fanatic, he may already have a ton of gear from his favorite team, along with subscriptions to all the sports programming he wants to watch. So keep it simple and buy him tickets to a matchup featuring his favorite team. And if your wallet permits, upgrade the seats!


Booze Lover

The Wine and Spirits Enthusiast

You could buy a DIY booze kit for the guy who's a self-proclaimed alcohol connoisseur, or give him lots of new drink ideas with a bartending recipe book, like The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails. To make the gift even more fun, buy a few of the bottles mentioned in the recipe book, so he'll have his very own starter kit.


Date Night

The New Guy

So there's a new guy in your life, and you have no idea what to gift him for Valentine's Day. Understandable, considering you've recently started dating and may not know what he really likes or dislikes.

Your best bet: Keep it simple and traditional with a good ol' date night. Ask him about his favorite cuisine, and make dinner reservations at a nice restaurant that serves his preferred dishes. You can even add a movie to the mix if there's anything out you're both interested in.

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Another option is a home-cooked meal with a scrumptious dessert and nice bottle of wine. And if you're really feeling fancy, you can scour the web for a copycat recipe of his favorite restaurant dish. (It may be good to do a trial run before the big day to make sure everything turns out okay.)

Readers, which of these Valentine's Day gifts would you give the special guy in your life? Do you have any other gift ideas that you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below!


Contributing Writer

After spending several years as a governmental accountant, Allison transitioned into the world of freelance writing. Her work has appeared on on a number of reputable sites, including The Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, Daily Finance, MSN Money, and Credit.com.
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