Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and it's time for us ladies to ask ourselves...what in the WORLD do I get for my man? Searching "Valentine's gift for men" via google may produce generic and/or cheesy suggestions. For example, during my initial search the first item that came up was a gift basket of Sweet and Salty Chocolate Balls (This is no joke). Um...not only is this wildly inappropriate, but incredibly impersonal for the person whom I have spent the last 8 years with.
So - I made it my mission to compile a list of gift items "for him" that are unique, funny, useful, or just plain cool. And most importantly...gifts I would actually give to my own man.
Enjoy, and feel free to add additional gift suggestions in the comments area below!
Latitude Longitude Keychain $32
"A personalized keychain in hammered copper, hand stamped with the latitude and longitude coordinates of your choosing. The perfect gift to mark the special location of...your first kiss, proposal, wedding, anniversary, birth of a baby, first home...anywhere on the globe that is special to you and yours. "
Acoustic iPhone 5 dock in Curly Maple $39.50
"Precision crafted out of beautiful North West curly maple, typically used for instruments like guitars, this dock is specifically designed for iPhone 5. The most EXCITING feature is the pockets for the speaker and the mike. The pockets are acoustically connected with your iPhone 5 speaker and microphone so that your music is louder and clearer."
Sardina and Flash Grand Cru Camera $109
"Instead of champagne for Valentine's Day (or in addition?) consider the champagne-themed line of cameras like the La Sardinia and Flash Grand Cru. It's finished with metallic paint and actual cork, plus a super powerful flash for indoor, wide angle shooting."
There are a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from too!
1965 Playboy Pair $40
If he is a Playboy reader (or a "looker" shall we say?) he may enjoy a pair of vintage Playboy magazines. These are the September 1965 and October 1965 issues.
Story of How You Met - DIY
"Everyone has a story of the exact moment they met the BIG LOVE of their life – I bet you're smiling just thinking about it, aren't you? What a sweet moment for a happy a couple to hang on their wall."
This personalized print can be purchased on Etsy, or would be a great meaningful DIY gift for your special man!
Warby Parker x The Standard Sunglasses - $95
"The charitable and on-trend team at Warby Parker have partnered with The Standard hotel to create a limited edition pair of their Winston shades in a classic striped ale colorway."
They are a mix of 60's style and modern; perfect for the on-trend guy.
Ticket Stub Diary - $12.99
"If you have a box full of ticket stubs that could use some organizational attention, this is the perfect scrapbook for you! Like a photo album for your old tickets, this book is filled with 22 acid-free pages with clear pockets ideal for displaying those little pieces of your personal history."
Great gift for the concert going guy in your life!
Personalized Magnetic Capcatcher - $38.90
"The classic Magnetic Capcatcher measures 3" x 10", and comes with our Mega Magnet. Easily attaches to a refrigerator (door or side), or any metal surface that will take a magnet."
This is perfect for the bar in the man cave!
Lightsaber Icepop Maker - $20
For the Star Wars geek in your life - this is not the most romantic gift, but it's certainly funny!
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook - $40
"In this long-awaited cookbook, Anthony Bourdain brings you a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado. Inside, he teaches you everything you need to know to prepare classic French bistro fare."
Perfect for the man who cooks - and ladies, it's beneficial for you too!
I hope this list helped - at the very least inspired you - to think about more creative options than a salty-ball filled gift basket :)
Happy Valentine's Day to you all, and remember to keep it creative!
Casey Noelle Bahl