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Ahh, Valentine's Day, the two most panic-inducing words (other than "surprise lobotomy") you'll hear. Most women (and men, too) go into the holidays with high expectations—for romance, gifts, sex, and time spent together.
You may have once spent a few dollars on a quick, cheap gift for him, but nowadays it's a serious investment to find your boyfriend a gift. Even worse, it can be tough to know what sort of gifts to get for a guy. They're just so difficult to shop for!
So what the heck are you going to do?
Well, the best thing you can give him is an experience, or time spent together. Think road trip, surprise holiday, or even a getaway.
But if it's too late to plan a trip out of town, you can always fall back on one of the awesome Valentines gifts for boyfriend we've collected for you. We've got something for every type of guy, 20 awesome boyfriend gift ideas we promise he'll love!
Customized gift, absolutely delicious, quick delivery, easy to order, wide range of options, and guaranteed to arrive intact.
A bit pricey.
Details: What could be better than to tell your man you love him in his favorite way: with delicious treats? With this gift, you can send him whatever message you want, and it will be delivered via a box of decorated brownies and candies.
If he's a sweet tooth, it's a gift he's guaranteed to love. You can find a broad selection of chocolates (white, dark, milk, etc.), brownies, and other treats. You can also choose not only the message you want to send, but the ingredients (jelly beans, fruit flavors, etc.) used to send the message. It's a gift that you can both enjoy on and after Valentine's Day!
Price: At $28, this box of candies is a bit pricier than you might be used to. But when you think of how delicious AND romantic it is to receive this sort of Valentine's Day message, it's totally worth it!
These ceramic grinders maintain their sharpness, feature BPA-free plastic and stainless steel end caps, and come in multiple styles.
Grind may be too coarse for some tastes.
Details: For those who know their way around a fancy meal, it's clear how important fresh-ground salt and black pepper is. A man who knows the finer things of life will appreciate this gift to no end.
The salt and pepper grinder comes with two BPA-free acrylic canisters to hold coarse salt and whole peppercorns. The ceramic grinder will give him fresh ground salt and pepper at every meal. With the stainless steel end caps, you get an elegance that matches the fancy décor of any dining room while also keeping up with regular kitchen use.
Price: Is $14 too high a price to pay for a fancy addition to your dining room and kitchen setup? Absolutely not! The salt and pepper grinder will give you the best, and freshest, seasoning for your meals.
Open any bottle of beer (twist-top or regular), leaving no mess or stray bottle caps beding. This gift is also compact and portable, and it opens faster than any other bottle opener.
More than a few have shipped defective.
Details: For guys who need a quick, easy way to open their beer bottles, it doesn't get better than this! It's as simple as placing the opener on top of the bottle, pressing down, and tilting to remove the bottle cap. The magnetic base of the opener will grip the metallic top, allowing you to grab and toss it in the trash—no mess left!
It's designed to handle any type of bottle, and you'll find that it's a cute, fun gadget for him to have handy next time the guys come over for a drink.
Price: At $10, this is the perfect gift for the boyfriend who loves his beer. It's only slightly pricier than a regular bottle opener, but it's sure to impress his guy friends.
Delivers a monthly gift of MANLY items, perfect for hard-to-buy-for guys, wide selection of gifts, and allows you to select from 1 to 12 gifts.
Details: This is the perfect option for women who just don't know what to get their very manly man for Valentine's Day. You can buy credit for anywhere from 1 to 12 gifts, and he's able to choose from among the broad selection of items—grooming, drink, food, life, and style—to receive each month. He keeps getting gifts until he runs out of the credits you've purchased.
The beauty of this gift is that it satisfies your obligations to get him something, but allows him to choose exactly what he wants. Every month he's emailed a selection of items, and he can go with the service's choice or choose a different gift. Perfect for girlfriends struggling to shop for their boyfriend!
Price: One gift will cost $55, while 12 will run you $540. It's a bit pricey, but worth it if you want to get him exactly what he wants. After all, he'll be choosing the gift!
Convenient mount for tablets, durable, reliable maneuverability, precise, no drooping or sagging, simple and easy to install, and can easily be converted into a stand.
Hinges have to be tightened regularly.
Details: Adjustable mount stand for your iPad or tablet, perfect to mount to your wall or under the kitchen cabinet. It includes 2 mounting bases for multiple locations; the adjustable holder can hold iPad or other tablets from 6 to 8.5 inces wide; and the holder can rotate 360 degrees.
If he uses his tablet for listening to music, reading recipes, or watching TV while cooking, this is an amazing gift for him. The kitchen mount comes with two brackets, which can be installed anywhere in the house. The mount can be switched between the brackets or even operate as a stand—a very versatile device.
The multi-jointed stand offers precise placement of your tablet, and you'll find that with regular tightening, the mount/stand doesn't droop or sag. It's ready to use right out of the box, and the installation/mounting process takes just a few minutes. It's a brilliant gift that he'll use every time he cooks.
Price: Paying $30 for this mount is totally worth it if he loves to spend time in the kitchen. It'll make his cooking time more enjoyable and keep his tablet safe as he works.
Features delicious treats and healthy snacks, monthly delivery available, great for pre- and post-workout eating, and enhances a balanced diet.
Many of the featured "healthy" bars contain sugar on par with candy bars.
Details: If you want to show your health-obsessed boyfriend that you "get him", this is the perfect way to do it! This snack box contains protein bars, snack bars, fiber-rich treats, nuts, and other delicious, nutritious foods. It's a quick and easy present for you to purchase, but it will keep on giving (if you choose the monthly subscription). The bars are great for pre- and post-workout snacking, as well as to have something healthy to eat in the car, at the gym, or even while running a marathon.
The snacks are as delicious as your favorite candy bars, but with an emphasis on "healthy" that he's guaranteed to love. They're all 100% organic and made with no hydrogenated oils or trans fats, as well as free of high fructose corn syrup.
Price: At $27 for a box, you're actually getting a pretty sweet deal! He usually pays $3 to $5 per protein bar, so the cost of the box will be much lower—and it's delivered right to his doorstep.
Supremely comfy, multi-purpose pants that feature a relaxed fit and good elasticity compatible with a wide range of activities.
Thin material makes them unsuitable for hot yoga.
Details: For the guy who NEEDS his comfort around the house, this is the perfect Valentine's gift. These yoga pants are supremely comfortable—thanks to the blend of hemp, PET (recycled plastic), and lycra—but they're not "lazy pants". They look stylish and sporty, with that hint of Yoga exoticness that will make him far more attractive than he would feel lounging around in pajama pants.
The style is comfort-oriented, with a wide leg and relaxed fit. He can use them for Yoga practice or for bedtime, take them to the beach or wear them around the house. They're lightweight and thin (too thin for heavy sweaters), yet they offer excellent durability. Definitely a pair of pants worth owning!
Price: The $70 price tag on these pants is very high, make no mistake. However, if he's a yoga practitioner and needs a pair of uber-comfortable pants to keep up, these are the ones for him!
Lightweight, foldable, and made of sturdy materials. It features multiple pockets for easy organizing, a durable design and stitching, and it's inexpensive. What more could you ask for?
Too tall for smaller car trunks.
Details: If he likes to keep everything in his car squared away, this is the perfect gift for him. Not only will it help him to organize all the items in his trunk (jumper cables, tire iron, maps, etc.), but it will give him storage space for ANYTHING he needs when traveling.
The fabric is durable, with stitching that will handle years of daily use. The side pockets hold accessories while the main pockets give him all the storage space he'll need for bottles, cans, cables, and tools. He can use it to store groceries, keep small items from rattling around in the trunk, or even carry the kids' toys safely. The possibilities are endless for this beautifully simple trunk organizer!
Price: At $12, this is a gift that anyone can afford and should definitely consider buying. It's the perfect organizational tool to avoid the usual mess of a car trunk, and he'll love how practical the gift is!
You can use your phone to call your keys – and press the button on your Tile Mate to find your phone! It's a great gift for the boyfriend who tends to lose things. Additionally, it's slim and easy to attach to a keychain or insert in wallet.
Doesn’t allow geofencing.
Details: The Tile is a great way to keep track of your things. Whenever they go "missing" you can quickly find them using your smartphone.
This little device is designed to help him find whatever he's most likely to lose: car keys, wallet, phone, etc. The Tile app connects to the device via Bluetooth to track it, and it will remember where the app last connected with the Tile secured to the device you've lost. A melody will play to alert you to the location of your lost property.
The Tile app is compatible with up to 8 Tiles at once, allowing you to keep track of pretty much anything he tends to lose.
Price: $25 isn't too high a price to pay for this device—after all, he'll lose a lot more money if he can't find his car keys, wallet, or smartphone. If he's forgetful, this gift is worth every penny.
Great traveling shaver, comes with mirror and razor case. Plus, it's high quality, affordable, durable, and elegant.
Difficult to adjust or change blades.
Details: If he's a traveling man who likes to keep his facial hair under control, this is the gift for him. It's a travel shaving kit, complete with razor, mirror, and carrying case. It comes with durable razor heads that will last for a lot of shaves—on par with top-rated razors like Gillette.
The vintage-style razor looks elegant, a design he'll love. Yet the blades are developed with modern technology that guarantees a very close shave. The head has been designed to reduce the risk of cuts and nicks, making it ideal for gentlemen with sensitive skin.
Price: $16 is a great price to pay for this traveling shaving kit. It's elegant, beautiful, and compact enough to fit into any luggage.
Compact, portable, great for grilling on the go, lightweight, reliable, and affordable.
Users report uneven lighting/cooking, and the plastic components are at risk of burning.
Details: If he's the sort who loves to grill AND camp, this is the gift that he'll fall in love with immediately. The compact, lightweight gas grill is large enough to cook 8 burgers or steaks at a time, with 145 square inches of grilling space. Thanks to its built-in gas burners, he'll get reliable, consistent cooking (most of the time).
The aluminum legs will keep the grill steady on any terrain, and the handles will allow him to move/open the grill mid-cook. It even comes with a briefcase-style handle that makes it easy for him to carry it on any hike. With 5,500 BTUs of cooking power, it's the grill he'll use every time he goes camping!
Price: At $85, this is far cheaper than a full-sized grill, but just as useful. In fact, he's more likely to use it than a full-sized grill when he goes camping, hiking, or fishing.
Comes with everything he'll need for cooking, good quality cookware, non-stick for easier cleaning, durable, lightweight, and includes an excellent variety of cookware.
The non-stick coating wears off quicker than other cookware.
Details: For the man who wants to be a chef, this is a great Valentine's gift. The cookware set comes with saucepans, stock pots, frying pans, and even a flat grill pan—everything he'll need to get started cooking at home.
The pieces are lightweight but designed to last, though he MUST be sure to use only silicone utensils or else he may risk scratching off the non-stick coating. The riveted silicone handles give him a sturdy grip on the pans and pots, and all the cookware can be placed in the oven (up to 400 F).
Price: Paying $190 for this set of pots and pans is a great way to complete his kitchen. It's a complete cookware set that delivers quality at a decent price!
Highly precise stopwatch, packed with useful features, built from durable resin, hard-wearing and good-looking design, affordable, G-Shock quality, large buttons for easy operation, and designed for years of daily sport use.
Orange display light is faint and useless in the dark.
Details: This is a watch that can keep up with his active lifestyle and activities! The rugged, durable G-Shock watch is U.S.-made, using high quality resin that offers both comfort and longevity. The watch is shock-resistant, waterproof, magnetism-resistant, and has a 2-year battery life.
It combines the elegance of analog with the high functionality of a digital watch, with a beautiful, extra-large face that can take a beating and still look hardcore. The white hour/minute hands will glow in the dark to tell the time, but there's also an orange backlight for the digital display. (Be warned: a lot of users complain the backlight is useless.)
The watch comes with: World Time, a fully automated calendar up to 2099, auto LED light, a stopwatch accurate to 1/1000th of a second, and a speed indicator. A sports watch he'll find useful for every occasion!
Price: The price tag (a little under $70) is reasonable, but it gets even better when you realize what this watch is capable of. The wide range of features, hardcore design, and rugged build make it the watch that will last him for years to come.
Versatile, great for all types of body and facial hair, and has a great battery life.
Some attachments don't perform well.
Details: If you're looking for a gift for the bearded man, this is the one you want! It's one of the most efficient, powerful beard trimmers around. It feels nice and solid, and he'll LOVE the closeness of the shave (almost on par with a proper razor, definitely better than the average electric shaver).
He gets 35 minutes of shaving time per charge (10 hours charge time), and it's beautifully easy to clean—simply pop off the attachments and brush away the hair. It comes with a full-size trimmer for body and facial hair, but smaller, precision trimmers for your nose, ears, and around your mouth. The adjustable length of the attachments make it brilliantly easy to use according to his desired hair length.
Price: At $17, how could you NOT consider this an awesome gift? It's affordable, highly efficient, and makes for a great addition to his grooming kit. It's the simple budget groomer that will help him keep his facial hair under control!
Highly reliable and accurate; packed with a wide array of useful features; sharp and clear display; and extremely versatile for a fitness watch.
Can be challenging to connect to Bluetooth/smartphone.
Details: This smart watch is almost as good as the Apple Watch, but at a fraction of the cost. It comes with a built-in touchscreen to control his activity tracker, heart rate monitor, calorie counter, pedometer, and all the other features. It's stylish, unique, and highly versatile—the best of the fitness trackers on the market.
Yet it's not as fragile as you'd expect from something so high-tech. It's designed to be rugged and durable, and can handle high impact activities like sports, running, resistance training, CrossFit, and sprint training. He can customize the watch to capture activity data specific to his workout, and all data will be recorded to the FitBit app. It will even monitor his sleeping habits and make recommendations to help him rest better at night and during the day.
Price: For $200, this is a sports watch/fitness tracker definitely worth buying! It's not as versatile as the Apple Watch, but at a price tag you'll love. It's durable, built to last, and comes with all the features a fitness nut needs.
Packed with convenient features, including: omni-directional audio reminiscent of surround sound, voice recognition, and good sound quality. It can be integrated with home automation and personal wellness devices and software, and it features a decent range of sound.
Not portable; has to be plugged in around the clock.
Details: This little beauty will sit in his house, ready to take notes, turn on music, play TV programs, open an audiobook, or make his grocery list. It's a highly intelligent device that has access to a breathtaking array of content: news updates, traffic reports, audiobooks, Amazon shopping, internet search engines, fun facts, Pandora, Spotify, and so much more.
The sound quality is great, with an omni-directional design that will make it feel like surround sound. It doesn't have peerless range (just up to 30 feet) and has to stay plugged in to work, but it's a "housemate" that will be useful—think of it as a fully automated home entertainment service paired with Siri.
Price: Is $150 too high a price to pay? Not when you see everything Alexa can do! It's one of the most versatile devices around, and its capabilities are expanded with every use.