Valentine’s Day has a terrible habit of sneaking up on people. Your nerves and bank account have barely had a chance to recover from the holidays, and then boom — you’ve got to buy another present? And it needs to be thoughtful and personal and sweet? Jeez. This year, though, you can breathe a little easier because we’ve made things as simple as possible. Below, you’ll find our foolproof list of can’t-miss gifts for every taste and budget.
Elvis Presley “My Happiness” 7” record
Let Elvis tell him exactly how you feel — for less than ten bucks.
Akwox Wooden Cable Organizer and Cord Management System
No more fumbling around to charge your phones before bed.
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
President Barack Obama, noted pickup-basketball star, is a huge fan of this collection of hoops essays.
HAY Borosilicate Cup
Makes everything from coffee to cocktails look a little bit cooler.
Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Cap
The flyest winter accessory around right now is also one of the most affordable.
GAM 6-in-1 Hammer
Next time something breaks, he’ll feel well-equipped to fix it.
Kizara Wood Sheet Memo Pad
If jotting down notes on thinly sliced sheets of fine Japanese wood doesn’t get him inspired, nothing will.
Fisher Space Pen Chrome Bullet Space Pen
Writes smooth, looks good, can’t lose.
People Socks Merino Wool Ankle Socks
Socks are always a good gift. Who doesn’t love being cozy all the time?
Harry’s Chrome Winston Set + Shave Cream
A subtle hint that the mustache he’s trying to grow isn’t totally working.
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
The couple that belts Oasis together, stays together.
Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle, 70g
Instantly makes any coffee table feel roughly 15 percent swankier.
Lands’ End Seagoing Duffle Bag
A major upgrade on the ratty old gym bag he uses as a carry-on. For bonus points, get it monogrammed with his initials.
2-in-1 Shuffleboard Game
This’ll start off as a charming decoration before quickly becoming a highly competitive nightly activity.
Arc'teryx Bird Cap
A grown-up, goes-with-everything baseball cap.
Toast Living H.A.N.D. Copper-Plated Coffee Dripper Set
A coffee maker doesn’t have to be nice-looking, but isn’t it a bonus when it is?
Bob Dylan: A Year and a Day
Music buffs will love this all-access time capsule of the year Dylan went electric.
Everlane ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt
A cozy, sustainably made sweatshirt in a handsome shade of brick.
Minnetonka Casey Slipper
True lazy-Sunday staples.
Pollock White Light Watch
A work of art he can wear.
Carhartt Men's Cold Snap Insulated Work Glove
Because every time he says his hands aren’t cold, he’s lying.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera
Preserve your memories together in the simplest, artsiest way possible.
Swissted “Pixies at Rockpoint Palladium, 1991” Print
The rare concert poster that doesn’t look like it belongs in a dorm room.
WILDSAM Best American Restaurants City Guide Set
Make your next road trip together a whole lot tastier.
Vans Old Skool Sneakers
Old-school Vans are never not totally rad.
Calvin Klein Underwear 3 Pack Body Modal Boxer Briefs
Just like Marty McFly used to wear.
Orox Leather Co. Dublin Leather Tray
For keys, coins, cuff links, earbuds, and whatever else winds up in his pockets.
Muji Men Light Australian Down Collarless Blouson
Looks great under a topcoat right now, works even better as a top layer come spring.
Anova Precision Cooker Nano Sous Vide Device
For dudes who love to cook, this’ll open up a whole new world of experimentation.
Snowe Whiskey Set
Makes drinking great Scotch even better, makes cheap whiskey seem halfway fancy.
Fuego Box Small-Batch Quartery Hot Sauce Subscription
If he likes his food spicy, this’ll keep his tongue on fire in new, delicious ways all year long.
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Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots
Tough, versatile, and oh so clean.
Timex + Todd Snyder Beekman Watch
Elegant enough for the office, offbeat enough for the weekend.
Vilebrequin Swim Trunks Short and Fitted Stretch Solid
Get him ready for your next beach vacation.
Coach Boxed Double Billfold Wallet
Hawkins New York Simple Mohair Throw
If all else fails, get him a big ol’ blanket he can keep on the couch. Y’all watch Netflix, right?
New Republic Ace Suede Monk Strap
Marshall MID Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones
State-of-the-art sound in a handsome package.
Acne Studios Pink Wool Kal Sweater
A stylish sweater for your stylish guy.
Moscot Gelt Sunglasses
Cool-guy shades that’ll look good on just about every face shape.
This piece first ran in January 2019 and has been updated throughout. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.