Don't Get Him Socks—50 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Men Will Actually Like

best valentine's day gift ideas for men


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Confession: I find shopping for Valentine's Day irksome all around. It's one thing to stock up on wardrobe staples for a new season, peruse the sale section, or even look for the perfect gift for special occasions. But something about finding a present that "encapsulates" your love for the special people in your life feels like too much pressure. Add on top of that the fact that so many gift ideas can be, well, tacky, and it's no surprise that so many people (myself included) can feel such strong anti–Valentine's Day sentiments. 

Feelings aside, I love being able to shower my loved ones with gifts. And so, to change my relationship with shopping for this holiday, I decided to rip off the Band-Aid and search for the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for him (aka, my special person). While I'm shopping for a partner, the 50 gift ideas ahead can be great to give to any man in your life. So without further ado, here are best non-cheesy presents you can buy at every price point

Under $150

A beanie is a simple way to show them you care. 

You can personalize this signet ring with their initials. 

Daily Paper's pieces are sure to secure your title as the coolest person in their life. 

Make their home a little more relaxing by gifting them with a diffuser.

Whether you're shopping for your cool cousin or stylish partner, this hat will be a crowd-pleaser. 

Perfect for the music lover in your life. 

When in doubt, gifting with a pair of Converse is always a good call. 

Make their home a little cozier with this candle set. 

If you are going to get them a hoodie, getting one from an on-the-rise brand (like Luar) will make it truly special. 

Introducing them to their own skincare routine just got easier.  

These woven leather gloves look way more expensive than they actually are. 

If they live for a good cocktail, this set will make them happier than happy hour. 

Save them a trip to the barber with this shaving kit. 

Come springtime, they'll live in this button-down. 

Encourage them to be your personal photographer by gifting them with this instant camera. 

Can guarantee this polo will become a mainstay in their closet. 

If you do want to give them something sweet, Sugarfina's champagne-flavored gummy bears are a great call.

Are they constantly traveling? Gift them with this Coach passport case. 

A pocket square is sure to make any outfit posher. 

Everyone needs a great belt that they can use on a daily basis. 

Headphones may seem like a "boring" gift, but you can rest assured they'll always use them. 

If they're devout fans of the late Virgil Abloh, this book will be a beloved part of their coffee table collection. 

Cashmere is always a good idea. 

Not sure what types of fragrances they're into? This discovery set will cover your bases. 

Under $350

I'm petitioning for more men in jewelry. 

Warning: You may want to steal this leather jacket from them because it's that good.

Le Labo's fragrances are a universal favorite. 

Indulge the sneakerhead in your life with a pair of cool kicks. 

Wine and whiskey lovers alike will swoon over this decanter. 

Upgrade their home sound system with this sleek portable speaker. 

Note the ultra-cozy sherpa collar on this jacket. 

A great coffee maker is a gift that will keep on giving. 

Upgrade their suiting game with this Thom Browne tie. 

They'll never lose their AirPods again. 

Okay, but how cool are the cutout edges on these shades? 

Searching for a gift that embodies quiet luxury? Look no further than this Saint Laurent money clip. 

Chelsea boots look good on every man, no matter their personal style. 

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Everyone deserves to own at least one genuinely nice wallet; this Ferragamo leather one can be that for them. 

Now, here's a gift you'll want to have joint custody over. 

For the man who lives for luxury collaborations, unwrapping a piece from Louis Vuitton's collaboration with Yayoi Kusama is the dream.

Drake's pieces are an excellent investment for any man's long-term wardrobe. 

Show them you're a forever thing by gifting them with a timepiece. 

If they don't audibly gasp when they unwrap these Dior sneakers, then nothing will impress them.

Do you know those men who are still using ratty towels? It's time to give them a luxurious upgrade.

Give their briefcase a fashionable promotion.  

For men who don't let gender binaries limit their sartorial choices, a piece from the androgynous brand Tanner Fletcher is a must. 

They'll wear these loafers for the rest of their lives.