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41 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy the Man You Love

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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.

$25 and Under

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.

$50 and Under

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.

$100 and Under

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.

Printed Fleece Hoodie

Gorpcore is still very much a thing.

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.

$300 and Under

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

Save him from Costanza-wallet syndrome.

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

Boss-level shoes.

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.

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