You may have chosen the guy, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to choose a present for him–especially on Valentine’s Day. (Who knew celebrating love could be so stressful?😂) You want a Valentine’s Day gift for him that reflects the love you share, but like love, it’s complicated. (Not to mention, you may have set the bar pretty high with the hints you’ve sent his way. Read 21 Valentine’s Day gifts for her if you need some ideas!)

Finding something that’s the perfect intersection of thoughtful, sentimental and practical is no small feat, but our rule of thumb is to choose something that will make him feel warm and fuzzy on the inside or the outside. (It is the dead of winter, after all.) From go-anywhere blankets that are perfect for snuggling by the fire to personalized gifts that may even conjure a tear or two, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for men below.

The best Valentine's Day gifts for him

Eastern Standard Provisions Sweet and Salty Gift Box

Eastern Standard Provisions


Sweet and Salty Gift Box

Show me a dude that doesn’t appreciate a big ol’ box of snacks–especially ones this good. The “Sweet and Spicy” box from Eastern Standard Provisions covers all the bases (well, the two bases that matter–sweet and spicy) with a stellar selection of their signature pretzels and delicious Belgian waffles. Paired with the included variety of sauces, salts and sprinkles it’s the tastiest way to celebrate.

Hometown Map Glasses

Uncommon Goods


Hometown Map Glasses

Is there a special place that holds his heart? Remind him of it every time he mixes up his favorite cocktail! This set of two rocks glasses can be etched with a map of anywhere in the world along with a custom message along the side.

Nomadix Puffer Blanket



Puffer Blanket

Meet the most versatile blanket ever. Seriously. It’s the perfect companion for everything—from lounging on the couch to camping (or glamping) in any season. (Think of it like your love in blanket form.) The puffy design features snaps along the side so he can use it as a sleeping bag or even as a cloak while sipping coffee by the fire. It also conveniently packs down into the included stuff sack for easy transport and is water and sand-resistant too!

Therabody Theragun Prime



Theragun Prime

You know better than anyone that DIY coupons for “one free massage” are actually a terrible V-day gift. Do better with the raved-about Theragun Prime. The percussive therapy works wonders on aches and pains and even pairs with their app to help guide recovery sessions. He may still ask you to help him use it, but it’s way less work than offering up that rub down bare-handed.

Flikr Personal Fire Pits

Flikr Fire


Personal Concrete Fireplace Kit

There’s nothing better than cozying up in front of a fire together–even if it’s a tiny one. With the gorgeous Personal Concrete Fire Pit from Flickr Fire, you can have that ambiance anytime, anywhere. The tabletop-sized concrete vessels are designed to be used indoors and out with just a small capful of isopropyl alcohol and can even be used for a s’mores night with the kiddos.

dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve



Advance Long Sleeve

No matter his outdoor interests, dryrobe is the piece of gear he never knew he needed. Part wind-breaking parka, part cozy robe, it’s designed to dry him off and keep him warm no matter the elements. The oversize construction makes it possible to do a quick change underneath while keeping your core temperature up (and without flashing everyone around!). Surfer dads, camping enthusiasts, swimmers–we can’t think of an adventurer who wouldn’t think this is the coolest gift ever. And on the rare occasions he’s on the sidelines? It’s the perfect thing for winter sport spectating.

The Adventure Challenge Scrapbook

The Adventure Challenge


The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition Scrapbook

If the same old, same old just isn’t doing it for you anymore, kick your time together up a notch with this fun couples edition scrapbook. On each page you’ll find creative and totally unforgettable date night ideas along with a place to record your experience. In fifty years, how fun will it be to look back on your attempts at baking a pie blindfolded?

BestSelf partner appreciation notes

BestSelf Co.


Partner Appreciation Notes

This is not just a gift for him, it’s also a gift for you! (Sneaky. I like it.) Give him one notebook and keep the other for yourself. The gratitude prompts give you a place to capture all the small (and big!) appreciations you have for one another each day over the course of 20 weeks. And hey, go easy on yourselves. You’ve been living through a trying few years. If some of those days are filled in with things like “you only left SIX dishes in the sink today,” we still call that a win.

Grant Stone Edward Boot

Grant Stone


Edward Boot

At Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing better than gifting something that’s designed to last–just like your love, right?😍 May I suggest a pair of impressively well-crafted boots from Grant Stone. Not only are they made with the highest-quality materials and hardware, they’re also designed to get better with age. The Edward Boot is a great pick for its ability to dress up for work or date night or just kick it throughout the weekend.

Boll & Branch Men's Plush Robe

Boll & Branch


Men's Plush Robe

From their dreamy sheet sets to their fluffy towels, you can’t go wrong with Boll & Branch. But if you want to give him something that’s all his own to luxuriate in, their Men’s Plush Robe is the way to go. Every time he steps out of the shower he’ll wrap himself in that spa-like goodness and wonder how he ever got so lucky.

Fly By Jing Triple Threat Set

Fly By Jing


Triple Threat Set

Want to spice things up this Valentine’s Day? (In the literal sense, of course.) Blow his hot sauce loving mind with this trio from Fly By Jing. Inspired by the flavors of Jing founder’s favorite Chengdu restaurants, these spicy-but-addicting Sichuan sauces are made to electrify your tastebuds. Drizzle the Sichuan Chili Crisp over everything from chicken wings to pumpkin soup. Punch up stir frys with the sweet and tangy Zhong Sauce and add and instant oh-la-la to practically anything with the Mala Spice Mix. Clear permanent space on the pantry shelves because this trio is about to become a staple.

oura ring



Oura Ring Generation 3

Bling is always a good idea for Valentine’s Day. Yes, for him too! Bling with a brain, the innovative and hyper-informative Ōura ring isn’t just for health-minded tech nerds. As one of the most accurate wearables currently on the market, it’s ideal for any dad who wants to better understand their body and patterns to optimize everything from sleep to workouts.

With 24/7 heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen sensing and seven temperature sensors, this durable little ring provides a mind-blowing amount of data that’s served up in their app via three daily scores–sleep, activity and readiness. Armed with that info he can take actionable steps to stay active and improve his overall health. It’s also got a leg up on the competition as it’s super comfortable to wear 24/7 and the charge lasts up to a full week.

hord custom topographic map flask



Custom Topographic Map Flask

Perfect for the whiskey-loving adventurer, this handsome leather flask can be customized with his initials and a topographic map of any mountain he holds near and dear.

weatherman umbrella



Windproof Golf Umbrella

From the golf course to the elementary school soccer field, a tough umbrella can be a total lifesaver. The ones that turn inside out with a strong gust? Not so much. This bad boy is designed to withstand 55 mph winds and is guaranteed to make Al Roker jealous.

cowhideia leather keychain



Leather Photo Keychain

Perhaps the most thoughtful keychain a dad could have, this leather beauty nests the photo of your choice safely inside. It’s printed on high-quality stainless steel, making it a durable heirloom he’ll treasure for decades.

Teva ReEmber Plush



ReEmber Plush

If sneakers and slippers had a baby, it would look like the Teva ReEmber. The inside of this plush version is super soft and cozy thanks to a Tencel faux shearling lining while the quilted upper is treated with TevaRAPID RESIST protective coating to keep them dry even in damp grass. Too much work to tug them on? No problem. The heel collapses down for quick dashes out of the house.

wood life prints wooden star map



Wooden Star Map

These star maps feature the constellations as they were at an exact date and time. You can personalize with up to three maps on a single panel and choose from three different fonts to make it truly one of a kind.

smartwool men's merino 250 base layer crew



Merino 250 Base Layer Crew

Keep him warm and toasty whether he’s building snow forts with the kiddos or cruising down the mountain with the best base layer on the market. Made from breathable 100% Merino wool (that’s impressively soft against the skin), the 250 Base Layer Crew from Smartwool is made to add warmth without bulk. And even though it’s a base, we think it looks pretty smart all on its own.

mijmojdesign personalized watch stand



Personalized Watch Stand

Display his watch collection like the works of art they are! This minimalist wooden stand is a gorgeous addition to the top of his dresser and can be personalized with any phrase or name you’d like. Need suggestions?

“We love you ’til the end of time.”

“Dad time is the best time.”

“You’re late again.” (Keepin’ it real.)

apple airtags




You love him, but maybe don’t love helping locate his keys every morning. Pressure’s off! Apple AirTag helps keep track of all the important things. One-tap set up pairs them with his iPhone or iPad so he can track their whereabouts no matter where they wander off to. There’s also a ton of cool accessories designed to accommodate them, like wallets, airpod cases and keychains.

Fun Factory Nos

Fun Factory



Sweet Valentine’s day gifts are great, but sometimes spicy is better. For example, the Nōs ring from Fun Factory. Unlike the versions you may or may not have sheepishly thrown in your basket at CVS, this one actually delivers. It’s designed to make the ride more exciting for both of you with a fit that heightens things for him and two flexible arms that vibrate just where you want them. Dual motor vibration and four easy to change speeds ensure you may even arrange some time with it solo. To loosely quote the Queen Beyonce herself, “If you like it you should put a ring on it.”

Lovepop Valentine's Day Card



Beer My Valentine Pop Up Card

Who says cards have to be a snooze fest? The fun and colorful pop up cards from Love Pop feature well-known characters and dad-approved themes to send well wishes he’ll keep (and display!) forever.

honeydew scrumptious side sleeper pillow



Scrumptious Side Sleeper Pillow

Remember when you all were wild and crazy and stayed up all night partying and getting your groove on? Now you’ve got kids and well, there’s excitement in things like finding the just the right pillow. #facts

If he’s a side sleeper, the dreamy Scrumptious side pillow from Honeydew Sleep is the gift he never knew he needed. Designed to support a side sleeper’s spine alignment, the uniquely-shaped pillow is filled with copper infused foam that can be customized to exactly the fill level he desires for the most perfect sleep imaginable.

Philips Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 7000

Philips Norelco


Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 7000

With its self-sharpening steel blades, impressive collection of attachments and an integrated vacuum system that corrals the mess, this highly-rated all-in-one trimmer is a favorite among beard-havers and bathroom-sharers alike.

Tilit Recycled Work Chef Apron

Tilit NYC


Recycled Work Chef Apron

Sunday pancakes call for something that looks profesh. The hard-working chef’s aprons from Tilit NYC covers enough clothing to keep it from getting stained, plus it has deep enough pockets that can hold a dishtowel or a phone. Opt to personalize it with his name or initials to make it extra special. What’s more, the small NYC-based brand sources and manufactures everything right in the heart of the city.

bro mask

Jaxon Lane


Bro Mask

Treat your dude to an at-home spa sesh (and maybe even convince him that skincare isn’t only for the ladies) with these man-friendly masks from Jaxon Lane. The larger size is designed to fit his mug and the hydrogel material works better against beards than the more papery sheet masks out there.

cozy earth ultra soft bamboo pullover

Cozy Earth


Ultra Soft Bamboo Pullover

The buttery-soft loungewear from Cozy Earth gets high marks from Oprah and myself alike. Consistently on both of our lists, their never-pill, never-fade pullovers are so comfy he’ll want to wear it 24/7. In fact, they’re so sure of it, everything they make comes with a 100-night trial and a 10-year guarantee.

drift wood freshener



Wood Car Freshener

Woe is the fella who still hangs a car wash vending machine tree freshener from their rearview mirror. Step his game up with the sophisticated wooden car fresheners from Drift. The starter set comes with a metal clip that slides on to the car visor and a scented bar with a magnet on the back. Choose from a variety of elevated (and natural!) scents like amber, teak and coffee that linger for about a month.

bloomscape philodendron



Philodendron Heartleaf

Nothing makes a desk look happier than a plant. Except perhaps one with heart-shaped leaves that reminds him you’re thinking of him. And he doesn’t need a green thumb to keep it alive! After all, philodendrons are pretty forgiving. Another parallel? Maybe.

fellow carter move mug



Carter Move Mug

For the coffee aficionado who takes his joe on the go, the Fellow Carter Move Mug is key. It’s the only travel mug that gives you the full coffee-drinking experience with all the aromas and tastes without compromise. The unique design features a snap-in splash guard to keep it from making mess while the inside ceramic coating keeps it hot without that dreaded metallic taste of stainless steel. And if you really want to make it special, you can personalize it with their initials or a favorite phrase like “I made coffee for you.”

big blanket co red plaid blanket

Big Blanket Co


Original Stretch Blanket

As a 5′ 2″ woman, I have to admit I never really thought about the throw blanket struggles tall people suffer from. However, I do take snuggling VERY seriously, so when I learned about Big Blanket Co. they had all of my attention. At 10 x 10 their best-selling signature blankets are 50% bigger than a king size quilt–a must-have for movie night but double as the ultimate fort builder. (Because you’re never too old for that.)

A version of this story was published January 7, 2022. It has been updated.