As Valentine’s Day gets closer, presents for women often leap to mind immediately, especially if they’re flowers, chocolates, or a gift so she can pamper herself. When buying a gift for the man in your life, you may be at your wit’s end, especially if he already has golf clubs or season tickets to support his favorite sports team. Worry no longer! Here are some ideas for surprising him come February 14.
1. Show a little style
Flip the script this Valentine’s Day and give your significant other a little bling. Mens rings are a fashionable trend that will allow your guy to display his style savvy without being gaudy or flashy. Consider as well a simple chain in gold or silver that will complement his outfit on date night or a leather wrist cuff to bring out his inner bad boy. (Motorcycle and beard stubble not included.)
2. Buckle down
Belt buckles are all the rage now and can often be switched out on a belt that can be worn with his distressed denim or skinny jeans. Capitalize on his taste in music, a wry sense of humor, a hobby, or even a superhero fandom with a selection of styles that will add flavor to the different looks in his wardrobe.
A long-running joke is that all men want for Valentine’s Day is beer. Why not make his dream come true by enrolling him in a beer-of-the-month club? If he has more of a taste for Cabernet, wines by the month are available as well. Put a little DIY in your gift giving and combine imported beers or wine with gourmet snacks. He’ll be sure to toast your thoughtfulness.
4. Contemporary or classic
If your guy is an art enthusiast, he’s bound to love an annual membership to a local museum. Give some thought as well to personalized art that speaks to one of his hobbies, such as golfing, lounging on the beach, drinking wine, or fly fishing. Whisk him away for a weekend to a nearby metropolis bustling with museums and, of course, a fine restaurant where you can discuss the exhibits you took in.
5. For the gourmand
If the gentleman on your list likes to cook with the hottest of spices, prides himself on making the best chili in the region, or has an affinity for fine cheeses, he’ll appreciate a gift that celebrates his love of cooking. You might consider a cheese-of-the-month club and encyclopedia that will teach him all he ever wanted to learn about Gouda and Camembert. Appeal to his love of gadgetry and get him a potato ricer or a chef’s torch. A fine dinner or dessert awaits!
Although chocolates and flowers make fine gifts for Valentine’s Day, surprise the man in your life with one (or more) of the gift ideas on this list. He’ll love whatever you get him, whether he’s fashion forward, a funny guy, or a foodie.