Whether you’ve been dating for three months or three decades, a Valentine’s Day present still says, “I care about you and I know what you like.” And who doesn’t appreciate that feeling? Whether you’re shopping for someone who likes to drink, knows everything about ’80s pop music, or spends all of his free time at the gym, we have the perfect gift below.
$20 and Under
Yes, they’re gimmicky, but if you haven’t been dating for long, a $10 gimmick is a cute gift.
A gentle (and cozy) way to say “ditch the tube socks.”
This book about the classic sci-fi movie includes rare photos of David Bowie on set and behind-the-scenes. Perfect for cinephiles, audiophiles, or Bowie-philes.
A gift and a compliment.
A hyper-specific cookbook for an experimental chef.
$40 and Under
Giving a gift to a music lover can be notoriously intimidating. But who can say no to Prince?
It’s the Swiss Army Knife of bar tools — perfect for the Eagle Scout who grew up and developed a taste for wine.
The gift that says, “I get it, you’re trendy.”
This insulated water bottle keeps things hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. Perfect whether he’s heading to spin class or just wants to keep his flat white warm at work.
A quality leather gift under $50. Win win.
So much more stylish than a Keurig.
Pair with a nice bottle of vodka and a six-pack of his favorite ginger beer.
Get him some bling to match your own.
If a briefcase seems too stuffy but a nylon backpack feels too juvenile, here’s your answer.
Who can go 30 minutes without their favorite podcast anymore?
A nice-looking watch doesn’t have to be expensive.
An inexpensive sock shoe if you’re experimenting with trends.
Make the guy who thinks he’s a grill master feel like a grill master.
If he refuses to give up his morning workout in the winter months, this is your gift.
A trendy accessory for the guy who’s waiting in Supreme lines or gearing up for Fashion Month.
Gorpcore at it’s finest.
Comfy, but chic, but sporty.
If he really cares about his sneakers, this is the time-efficient, cost-efficient cleaning kit.
Beanies aren’t for everybody, but odds are he looks good in a baseball cap.
$50 and Under
Maybe he’s normcore, maybe he’s a hypebeast, maybe he doesn’t know what either of those words means. Regardless, he’ll look like he knows how to dress in a Champion T-shirt.
For the frequent flyer who always needs access to a charger.
If his gym bag still smells like his intramural soccer team, this is a nice upgrade.
If you’re opting for a “Netfilx and Chill” Valentine’s Day.
It’s a classy three-pack of shirts.
A perfect gift if his are dirty or he’s just starting to get into sneaker culture.
For the “gadget guy.”
Help him show his patriotism for the Winter Olympics.
Whether he’s a bonafide mixologist or still decorating his apartment with wine bottles, this is a sleek way to showcase his liquor collection.
Candles are a universal good gift.
They’re back. Promise.
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