Itd be a big mistake to assume a man wouldnt love to receive a Valentines Day gift, but an even bigger mistake would be to assume all gifts work for all men. Some guys might like a nice beard oil, while others would love nothing more than a chefs knife. Or maybe your guy just wants a nice candle. To help find the right Valentines Day gift for the man in your life, we rounded up a bunch of Strategist-approved stuff along with a handful of other neat things that would make thoughtful presents for practically any type of guy you might be shopping for. All can conveniently be found on Amazon and most of them come with free shipping for Prime members, too.
Musgo Real Soap on a Rope, Classic Scent
Claus Porto has been making its luxe soaps in Portugal since 1887, and the company describes this classic scent from its Musgo Real line as resolutely masculine with notes of sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.
Baxter of California Beard Oil
When we asked barbers and grooming experts about their favorite beard oils, this one from Baxter of California was one of their top picks thanks to its mix of hydrating ingredients and blend of light fragrances including cedar wood, jasmine, and sandalwood.
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200 Vacuum Trimmer
This vacuum beard trimmer is one of the most consistently purchased items on our site, and for good reason. According to writer Kurt Soller who tested out a bunch of beard trimmers and named this his favorite it has a convenient radial dial for selecting your preferred cutting length (within 0.5 millimeter increments), and its vacuum-suction feature ensures a mess-free trim.
Philips Norelco 6800 Rechargeable Cordless Wet/Dry Electric Shaver
We wrote about this electric razor in our roundup of the best options according to barbers and grooming experts, many of whom told us a rotary-style like this one is the way to go if youre looking for a quick, close, and easy shave.
Apple AirPods With Charging Case
You could get him a pair of AirPod alternatives if he simply can not with the real things, but the real things really are the best option for most people. (Though if hes got bigger earholes, he might prefer AirPod Pros, which one writer told us are the only earbuds that fit her oversize earholes).
Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand
If your man is trying to minimize the number of wires and cords running across his desk, Strategist contributor (and former tech columnist) David Pogue told us that this wireless charger is the first one hes ever liked: It props your phone up so you can see it from your pillow or across the room. Better yet, the charging happens whether youve put the phone down vertically or horizontally, while watching a movie, for instance.
This charging pad offers the same fast-charging technology as the Anker, but in a much more luxurious package. The charging surface is textured Italian leather, and its available in a range of colors. Plus, its big enough to charge two devices at the same time.
Tony’s Chocoloney Dark Chocolate Trio
Do him one better than a heart-shaped sampler from the drugstore with this trio of bars from Tonys Chocoloney, which we named last years status Halloween candy after speaking to in-the-know parents and candy experts.
Costa Farms Blooming Anthurium in White Ceramic Planter
That doesnt necessarily mean he wouldnt appreciate an actual houseplant especially one as cheery and exotic as this Anthurium, which comes with the ceramic planter.
Haws Handy Indoor Plastic Watering Can, 1 US pint, Teal
If hes already got plants, this small plastic watering can from status gardening brand Haws is nice-looking enough to leave out on display, easy to use and a heck of a lot cheaper than their famous copper watering can.
According to Keith McNally, who has been carrying this inexpensive wallet for more than a decade, people are generally so impressed when I reveal it that Ive become cagey about who actually sees it. The Balthazar owner added that I tend to expose it only to those Im anxious to impress which means everybody.
Krups GX5000 Professional Electric Coffee Burr Grinder
When we asked baristas and coffee roasters to recommend coffee grinders for home use, they all said that a burr grinder is a must-have because theyre way more consistent. This Krups burr grinder is an affordable, but still effective, alternative to some of the pricier ones that you can buy.
If hes a fan of The Great British Bake Off, hell surely appreciate this bread cookbook written by the master of all things carb. Just try to be nice or nicer than Paul Hollywood, at least while hes getting the hang of it.
Lodge 10.25 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Writer Liza Corsillo called this cast-iron skillet the best thing she bought this past decade: I use it every day, would buy it over and over again, and enthusiastically recommend it to everyone I know, she wrote. Like a good leather jacket, if you treat your Lodge skillet well it will continue to mature and get better with age.
Snow Peak Titanium Fork and Spoon Set
This titanium fork and spoon set is one of the least expensive things you can buy from status-y Japanese camping brand Snow Peak. Great for camping, glamping, takeout, or even the office.
Jaxon Lane Hydrogel Bro Mask
Writer Garret Munce tried out a selection of face masks for men, and this was his favorite. I truthfully didnt want to take the mask off, it felt so good, but after I did, my skin was noticeably more hydrated and calm. Id use it every day if I could.
Everest Whiskey Glasses Set of 2
Mountaintops float just below the surface of his glass of whiskey in these nifty glasses.
Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest
Does he need to simulate the feel of lying all the way down in coach? If so, writer Alyse Whitney calls this footrest the best thing to make that economy seat feel first-class.
Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager With Deep-Kneading
Give him the gift of relaxation (and give yourself the gift of no longer fielding foot massage requests) with this extremely well-reviewed foot massager with five different pressure settings and heated massaged option.
Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs
Popular with concertgoers, these earplugs are designed to lower the volume without interfering with sound fidelity, so he can still enjoy the show without damaging his ears.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
A shockproof and waterproof Bluetooth speaker that should be able to handle anything, including his too-loud, off-key voice.
Hot Sox Men’s Artist Series Crew Socks, The Scream
Pretty much any man will appreciate a new pair of socks, and we love the novelty factor of these art-themed socks from our roundup of the best socks for men (if hes not into Norwegian expressionism, there are also pairs with Michelangelos David and Klimpts The Kiss).
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