There’s a lot of focus on gifts for women when it comes to Valentine’s Day marketing. But that misses a big part of the equation, doesn’t it? It often leaves us wondering how to get something sweet and meaningful for our male partners without them gagging over the mushy factor.
If you find yourself in this boat, don’t fret. We’ve heard your SOS and have some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your hunny this year.
Subscription boxes may seem like something for kids and women, and frankly, most of them are marketed to those demographics. But there is a new trend towards manly-man subscription boxes, as well, and at the front of that pack is Bespoke Post.
These boxes come with shaving kits or luggage, camping gear or meat platters. Every month is a different gift, curated especially for men who like nice things. You can either get an entire year subscription for $540, six months for $270, or three months for $135. If that’s still outside your price range, you can also order individual boxes for $55. A major advantage to this method, aside from price, is that you’ll know what’s in it before you order.
Flowers may feel a bit too feminine, but everyone can appreciate good food—especially when it’s dipped in chocolate. Edible Arrangements delivers their fruit bouquets in the same way you’d expect them to deliver flowers. Surprise your man at work with this one and he’ll feel appreciative that he’s been publicly appreciated—even if he blushes.
Han & Leia Cufflinks
Han was such an arrogant character, but that somehow served to endear him. Remind your partner of his love for the Millennium Falcon—and you, of course—with these “I love you.” “I know.” cufflinks from Think Geek. Just reassure him that you’re not about to dip him in liquid carbonite.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the future is here. VR content, and the accompanying headsets are all the rage. Whether he wants to explore content of his favorite website or play some cutting edge video games, getting in on this trend is surprisingly affordable. This Google Daydream View Headset in Crimson only runs $49.99 at Best Buy—and that’s before promo codes.
Affordable, awesome, and sure to beat his memories of those crappy VR arcade games from back in the day.
This is the weird season between football season and baseball season. Luckily for everyone, there is one crazy exciting sport that seems to be in season nearly all year: hockey! Whether he’s watching games at home with his buddies or headed to your local arena, it’s worth checking out the NHL Shop for his next lucky jersey. Or super comfy tee. Or incredibly warm hoodie. You can even pick up personalized, one-of-a-kind items that are officially licensed.
The point is, there are tons of great apparel options at the NHL shop, and he’s sure to appreciate you helping him get into the team spirit.