Valentine’s Day can befuddle the best of us. On top of the whole holiday serving as a dedicated relationship reminder (a.k.a. whether we have one or not), there’s an added tricky- gifting component too — a February 14 shopping tradition that can become even further complicated when the Y-chromosomes in our lives aren’t longing for standard floral arrangements or heart-shaped chocolate boxes.
But there’ll be no need for present drama in 2019, because we’ve got the dude-approved goods lined up right here to save you from last-minute gifting fiascos. Scroll on for our curated hit-list of creative gadgets to unique fashion finds and sleek grooming products that your main man (whether friend, family member or SO) will adore. And for those who are opting out of V-Day altogether, the 29 stylish finds ahead are all still single-and-fabulous-approved.
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This photo history of the Nike SB Dunk is the stuff of a sneaker-heads’ coffee table book dreams.
Nike SB The Dunk Book, $34.43, available at Amazon
For outdoorsy types or for those who simply like the
smell of the outdoors. Outdoor Fellow has six scents that include: winter fir, sandalwood + pine needle, mulled wine, and more. Plus, 5% of all proceeds to The Trust For Public Land — an organization that fights to keep public lands just that. Outdoor Fellow No.1 Fireplace + Clove, $37, available at Outdoor Fellow
What time is it? Time for him to embrace a more
timeless wristwatch. Timex Men’s Weekender 40mm Watch, $37.04, available at Amazon
Just make sure he shares his bootlegger-cocktail spoils with you.
W&P Design Homemade Gin Kit, $46.96, available at Amazon
Throw a little loving and stylish shade his way this Valentine’s Day.
Warby Parker Basil Tortoise Fade Sunglasses, $95, available at Warby Parker
A true hot sauce swag essential. Trust.
Sririachamini Sriracha Mini Keychain Bottle, $7.95, available at Amazon
This classic, red-striped shirt feels like a timely buy for the February 14 occasion.
Entireworld Type C, Version 8., $50, available at EntireWorld
He’ll never use those bulk disposable razors and off-brand shaving cream again.
Harry’s Truman Set, $15, available at Harry’s
Skip the heart-shaped chocolate box and invest in a sweet ball cap instead — this one’s by Paris-based design house Ami, which also means friend in French — how suiting.
Ami Alexandre Mattiussi Cap With Ami De Coeur Patch, $98, available at Farfetch
This comb-meets-bottle opener that can fit inside a wallet is the sweetest gift he never knew he needed.
Corter Leather & Cloth Bomber Card, $28.5, available at Corter Leather & Cloth
Sometimes it’s best to give him what he’s been asking for.
Beats By Dre tudio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, $279.95, available at Amazon
For the napper in your life who also travels on the reg.
Casper Nap Travel Pillow White , $35, available at Target
really love that traveler, upgrade his suitcase gear with this tech-savvy stunner. Away The Aluminum Edition Suitcase, $475, available at Away
Make sure he looks super fly at that next pickup game.
Spalding NBA Varsity Neon Basketball, $20, available at Urban Outfitters
The outdoorsy-hipster in your life will appreciate this super cozy pullover.
Everlane The ReNew Fleece Half Zip, $70, available at Everlane
Gift it to him at the start of the evening so he can snap the whole romantic night away.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, $49.95, available at Amazon
Because maybe, just maybe he’s grown out of his old hotel shampoo bottle collection…
Le Labo Body & Hair Travel Set, $55, available at Nordstrom
Keep him on his toes with these on-trend hiking-hybrid trainers.
Nike ACG Angels Rest Sneaker, $120, available at Nordstrom
Upgrade his childhood pocket knife with this sleeker model that has it all — bottle opener included.
Aether The Hook – The James Brand Knife, $28, available at Aether
Guys will cherish a friendship bracelet, too.
Scosha Signature Slider Bracelet, $29, available at East Dane
Help him to cultivate and grow his hot sauce obsession.
DIY Gift Kits Hot Sauce Kit, $48.95, available at Amazon
Because that ratty old gym backpack just doesn’t cut it.
Herschel Supply Co. H-442 Camouflage-Print Backpack, $170, available at MR PORTER
A little luxury goes a long way.
Fendi Logo-Print Cardholder, $270, available at MR PORTER
His top drawer could probably use a refresh anyway.
Paul Smith 3 Pack Trunks, $50, available at East Dane
Top off his winter look with this snug and stylish knit.
Pendleton National Park Glacier Script Beanie, $39, available at Urban Outfitters
Make that beard feel as great as it looks.
Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic – Cedar & Bergamot, $20, available at Pigment
Socks are not a lame gift! And this new brand that creates styles for every dude’s foot size (whether he’s a 7 or 17) proves it.
Kane11 LEMANS – Midnight, $21.5, available at Kane11
Something he probably wouldn’t buy himself, but will proudly covet.
Gucci Logo-Detailed Rubber Slides, $290, available at MR PORTER
If he drops his phone a lot and your sick of hearing about the latest crack.
Maison Kitsune Quadri Fox iPhone X Case, $45, available at East Dane
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