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36 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy for a Man You Love

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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

Xcellent Global Whiskey Stones
$10 at Amazon

Yes, they’re gimmicky, but if you haven’t been dating for long, a $10 gimmick is a cute gift.

Anonymouslsm Socks
$18 at Need Supply

A gentle (and cozy) way to say “ditch the tube socks.”

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth
$20 at Mr Porter

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.

One Handsome Man Sandalwood Comb
$12 at Amazon

A gift and a compliment.

The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Recipes
$10 at Amazon

A hyper-specific cookbook for an experimental chef.

$40 and Under

Prince And The Revolution Vinyl
$30 at Amazon

Giving a gift to a music lover can be notoriously intimidating. But who can say no to Prince?

Izola 4-in-1 Bar Tool
$36 at Izola

It’s the Swiss Army Knife of bar tools — perfect for the Eagle Scout who grew up and developed a taste for wine.

Herschel Surplus Bag
$40 at East Dane

The gift that says, “I get it, you’re trendy.”

MiiR Cycling Insulated Water Bottle
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MiiR Cycling Insulated Water Bottle
$33 at East Dane

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.

J.Crew Leather Cardholder
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J.Crew Leather Cardholder
$35 at Mr Porter

A quality leather gift under $50. Win win.

Osaka Homemade Pourover Coffeemaker
$40 at Amazon

So much more stylish than a Keurig.

Advanced Mixology Set of Four Copper Mugs
$37 at Amazon

Pair with a nice bottle of vodka and a six-pack of his favorite ginger beer.

Roi’al Pinky Ring
$40 at Urban Outfitters

Get him some bling to match your own.

UO Faux Leather Backpack
$39 at Urban Outfitters

If a briefcase seems too stuffy but a nylon backpack feels too juvenile, here’s your answer.

VicTsing Shower Speaker
$20 at Amazon

Who can go 30 minutes without their favorite podcast anymore?

Timex Band Watch
$37 at Amazon

A nice-looking watch doesn’t have to be expensive.

Landeer Breathable Sneakers
$26 at Amazon

An inexpensive sock shoe if you’re experimenting with trends.

20 Piece BBQ Grill Set
$24 at Amazon

Make the guy who thinks he’s a grill master feel like a grill master.

Zella Fleece Sweatshirt
$39 at Nordstrom

If he refuses to give up his morning workout in the winter months, this is your gift.

UO Crossbody Bag
$34 at Urban Outfitters

A trendy accessory for the guy who’s waiting in Supreme lines or gearing up for Fashion Month.

The North Face Tee
$38 at Urban Outfitters

Gorpcore at it’s finest.

The Rail Slides
$30 at Nordstrom

Comfy, but chic, but sporty.

Jason Markk Cleaning Kit
$48 at Amazon

If he really cares about his sneakers, this is the time-efficient, cost-efficient cleaning kit.

Nike Golf Cap
$35 at Mr Porter

Beanies aren’t for everybody, but odds are he looks good in a baseball cap.

$50 and Under

Champion T-Shirt
$45 at Nordstrom

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.

Tom Form Beard Oil
$50 at Mr Porter

For the dapper man who fancies himself a bit of a maverick.

Native Union Lightning Cable
$50 at East Dane

For the frequent flyer who always needs access to a charger.

Adidas Gym Bag
$50 at Zappos

If his gym bag still smells like his intramural soccer team, this is a nice upgrade.

Everlane Fleece Sweatpants
$50 at Everlane

If you’re opting for a “Netfilx and Chill” Valentine’s Day.

Hugo Boss Three Pack T Shirt Set
$45 at Mr Porter

It’s a classy three-pack of shirts.

Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers
$50 at Mr Porter

A perfect gift if his are dirty or he’s just starting to get into sneaker culture.

Echo Dot
$40 at Amazon

For the “gadget guy.”

Polo Ralph Lauren Beanie
$48 at Urban Outfitters

Help him show his patriotism for the Winter Olympics.

EHome Products Bar Cart
$45 at Amazon

Whether he’s a bonafide mixologist or still decorating his apartment with wine bottles, this is a sleek way to showcase his liquor collection.

Marie-Stella-Maris Candle
$45 at Mr Porter

Candles are a universal good gift.

Kangol Driver Hat
$50 at Urban Outfitters

They’re back. Promise.

You can also check out our ultimate guide on the best gifts for men.

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What to Buy a Man You Love This Valentine’s Day