Guest Picks: Valentine's Day Gifts for Men
Find something for any guy in this roundup of well-designed, quirky and sometimes silly accessories and edibles
Buying Valentine's Day gifts for men can be tricky; I know how difficult it is to shop for my own husband, at least. To make the task easier, I have put together a collection of 20 creative gift ideas that I think any man might enjoy. — Beth from Home Stories A to Z
Keys, phones and glasses always end up scattered on the kitchen counter. This cute storage system seems like the perfect gift to help keep the man in your life tidy.
This made me laugh out loud. I have seen a lot of "beard hats" on Etsy, but this one is perfect for the Lord of the Rings nerd in your household. My husband would love to live vicariously as a dwarf in one of these hats.
I sent my husband to the home improvement store to pick up some building supplies, and he came home with this on his key chain. Needless to say, this multitool gadget makes a fantastic Valentine's Day gift. It has a multibit screwdriver, a mini-wrench, a blade and an LED flashlight. I think I might need one for myself.
I have a lot of typographic pillows in my house, and most of them say things like "nest" or "sea." When I showed this pillow to my husband, his response was, "Finally, a typographic pillow with a message I can get behind!"
For the man that loves the smell of alcohol, these candles would make the perfect gift. Get the sensory experience of bourbon without the calories (or the buzz).
Chocolate and bacon is a weird combination, but it sounds perfect for my man this Valentine's Day. I think this treat could easily be DIYed for the occasion. Shaping your bacon into hearts before baking would make it extra cute.
I don't think many men will readily admit it, but I believe they like to be pampered with fun spa products made for them. This "Man Can" filled with pampering pleasantries looks like a fun Valentine's Day gift to give.
With chapter titles like "Fight a Bear," "Be a Superhero" and "Grow a Successful Beard," 101 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do looks hilarious. I think my valentine would love receiving this book.
I love this Valentine's Day gift idea for the Trekkie in your life. My nerdy father would have loved this Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter. Pizza night just got a whole lot more fun.
Commemorate the latitude and longitude of your first date, first kiss, place of proposal, wedding, honeymoon, conception of baby, etc. on this customizable bracelet.
For the musical lover in your life, an engraved guitar pick with a carrying case would make such a thoughtful gift. I like the idea of telling your man that you think he rocks.
If you and your sweetie are fans of beer, a beer of the month club might be the perfect gift for both of you this Valentine's Day. I would score some major "wife points" in the eyes of my husband if I bought this for him this year.
I think my professor husband would love to drink his morning brew while pondering Shakespearean insults. This cup would make a great conversation piece in the teacher's lounge and a fun gift to give.
A leather-bound journal/sketchbook is timeless and beautiful. My man loves to jot down notes, and it's difficult to find non-girly journals for him. This one looks perfect.
At first glance, this looks like just an interesting silver ring; however, this ring also serves a fun purpose. Give this to your man for Valentine's Day, and he'll never be without a bottle opener. It's such a fun and unique gift.
Who knew that something as simple as turning a light on and off could be made into an awesome conversation piece. I love these toggle switch plates and think they would make a fantastic gift for your man's office or den.
I think this would make a romantic Valentine's Day gift. Scratch off all of the places in the world you visit together on this unique map.
Giving the gift of a cherished photo for Valentine's Day is always appreciated, but I think my man would love it even more if it came in an über-cool frame. This one is ecofriendly with an industrial charm that I think he would appreciate.
Many iPad cases are either too feminine or too boring for my guy. This upcycled mail sack has the perfect "grunge factor" for my eco-loving man.
Ideabook updated on Feb. 2, 2013.
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