It is a truth seemingly acknowledged that women are especially difficult to buy for. But the truth is that most of the time, coming up with Valentine’s ideas for him can be just as tricky.
This is all very frustrating when you’re trying to buy the man in your life something special. So here are some potential Valentine’s gift ideas to get you feeling inspired in 2017 – and if you need more, check out some of our previous suggestions.
- 1 Gifts for men who love food
- 2 Gifts for gadget-lovers
- 3 Romantic gifts for men
- 4 Gifts for active guys
- 5 Gifts that will make him laugh
- 6 Gifts for gorgeous geeks
Gifts for men who love food
Hampers make a classy and luxurious Valentine’s gift – far superior to a box of chocolates, which are usually all gone within a night. Delicacies from a hamper can be enjoyed over time, so you really feel like you got your money’s worth.
These delicious hampers are a real treat – and there are plenty more on offer to suit your guy’s particular tastes. Whatever he most likes, whether it’s coffee, wine, cheese, chilli, fudge, biscuits or chocolate, try to match his favourites where possible. Or why not assemble your own? It’s a little more effort, but it’s thoughtful.
From Amazon, you can buy a chic wicker hamper with straps and a handle – ideal for creating your own. Simply add the food and drink yourself – and keep the hamper to use again.
Niche food & drink hampers
While these are more traditional options, there are plenty more niche hamper options available for men with specific or unusual tastes. When it comes to hampers, it pays to get specific and creative. The more personalised the better! Why not try one of these?
- Real Ale Hamper
- Luxury Jam Hamper
- Bountiful Super Healthy Hamper
- Wine, Cheese and Pate Hamper
- Retro Sweets Mega Gift Box
Gifts for gadget-lovers
Valentine’s Day is a tricky time for gadgety gifts, as just after Christmas you may not have the budget to buy your guy a new phone, tablet or camera. But try thinking small. You could get him something useful – like a set of wireless speakers for when he wants to listen to music through his smartphone – or you could opt for something more gimmicky like night vision binoculars, which actually work, by the way.
- Compact Binoculars With Day & Night Vision
- Syma S107G RC Helicopter with Gyroscopic Control
- Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker
- Electrick Glide Board Hoverboard
Hoverboards are a super fun gadget, and very in right now. You simply step onto them and control the direction via pressure. Play your cards right, and he might even let you have a go. The Electrick Glide Board Hoverboard is ultra agile and goes up to 10 km per hour. And you can’t really get more gadgety than a remote control helicopter, which is sure to awaken his inner child.
Romantic gifts for men
Guys get sentimental, just like girls do. If you think your husband or boyfriend would appreciate a more heartfelt Valentine’s day gift, then here are some ideas for you.
- Engraved Guitar Plectrum
- Personalised Heart Map
- Personalised Wooden Cheeseboard Set
- Personalised Stargazing Dinosaur Socks
The secret to a great romantic gift is personalisation. There are so many great options available now for unique personalised gifts – from posters and newspapers to cheese boards and socks! Now is the time to celebrate what’s special about the two of you, whether it’s the place that you met, the date of your wedding, or the small everyday things that you love about them. And if you’re feeling flush, why not treat yourselves to a weekend away?
Gifts for active guys
Fitness aids and adventure days
If the man in your life is a fitness or adrenaline junkie, try getting him a gift that suits his interests. You could book something fun and crazy to do together – like skydiving or paintballing – or you could buy something just for him, like a new fitness tracker or watch.
- Tandem Skydive
- Paintballing For Two
- Garmin Vivosmart HR+ GPS Activity Tracker
- Onnit Primal Kettlebell
- Ferrari and Aston Martin Driving Blast
Remember, gift giving is all about the other person – not buying something that you’d actually quite like yourself. So be sure to think about what your partner would really love, and not what you think he should love. We adore the primal kettlebells from Onnit – it just doesn’t get more macho than gorilla-shaped weights.
Gifts that will make him laugh
Funny books and silly games
Valentine’s Day is an occasion for love and laughter. So why not give him something you know will make him laugh? There are plenty of dodgy ‘humour’ gifts out there, but there are lots of great ones too. You know your guy’s sense of humour better than we do! Go nuts.
- Screen Burn by Charlie Brooker
- Batman Bath Duck
- Penguin Impossipuzzle Cube
- Personalised Ladybird Book For Adults – Dating
- Without Feathers by Woody Allen
Valentine’s presents can end up being so serious. Gifts like these remove the pressure and remind you both how much you love the little things about each other – and how nothing really needs to be perfect. Plus, everyone loves a funny book!
Gifts for gorgeous geeks
If you’re on the hunt for some geeky Valentine’s ideas for him, the below list is just a tiny sample of the incredible range of random pop culture gifts you can find online.
- Harry Potter or Star Wars Jedi Bath Robe
- Zelda Boxer Briefs
- Pacman Retro Ghost Light or Tetris Light
- Exploding Kittens Card Game
- Hatching Dinosaur Candle
Whether he’s gaga about science, sci-fi, gaming or pop culture, there’s plenty to get you inspired. And if you’re not sure exactly what to get, or which characters he likes (for example) then ask. Geeky guys are all about the details.
Hopefully this Valentine’s ideas guide for him has shown you that gifts don’t need to be all hearts and flowers. In fact, the best gifts of all are sometimes completely unrelated to the day itself. Have you got any other ideas? Let us know in the comments below or via social media.