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 10 bucks.
Uniqlo Kaws x Sesame Street Sweatshirt
If he’s into streetwear or street art at all — or just likes cozy sweatshirts — he’ll appreciate this.
HAY Borosilicate Cup
Makes everything from coffee to cocktails look a little bit cooler.
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
President Barack Obama, noted pick-up basketball star, is a huge fan of this collection of hoops essays.
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
Maybe he’s not quite as handy as you’d like him to be. This’ll help him get there.
Akwox Wooden Cable Organizer and Cord Management System
No more fumbling around to charge your phones before bed.
American Trench Merino Activity Socks with Silver
The anti-microbial silver in these will keep his feet smelling fresh. Or fresh
Lomography Simple Use Black + White Film Disposable Camera
Preserve your memories together in the simplest, artsiest way possible.
Toast Living H.A.N.D. Copper-Plated Coffee Dripper Set
Nearly as satisfying to look at as the coffee it makes will taste.
Harry’s Chrome Winston Set + Shave Cream
A subtle hint that the mustache he’s trying to grow isn’t totally working.
Kizara Wood Sheet Memo Pad
If jotting down notes on thinly sliced sheets of fine Japanese wood doesn’t get him inspired, nothing will.
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
The couple that loudly, obnoxiously belts Oasis together, stays together.
Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle, 70g
Instantly makes any coffee table feel roughly 15 percent swankier.
Pollock White Light Watch
A work of art he can wear.
Swissted “Pixies at Rockpoint Palladium, 1991” Print
The rare concert poster that doesn’t look like it belongs in a dorm room.
Vans Classic Slip-On
Checkerboard Vans are never not totally rad.
2-in-1 Shuffleboard Game
This’ll start off as a charming decoration before quickly becoming a highly competitive nightly activity.
Tom Dixon Cog Pen
Writes smooth, looks good, can’t lose.
Minnetonka Casey Slipper
True lazy Sunday staples.
Snowe Whiskey Set
Makes drinking great scotch even better, makes cheap whiskey seem halfway fancy.
Bob Dylan: A Year and a Day
Music buffs will love this all-access time capsule of the year Dylan went electric.
Patagonia P6 Logo Uprisal Hooded Sweatshirt
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.
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.
Anova Precision Cooker Nano Sous Vide Device
For dudes who love to cook, this’ll open up a whole new world of experimentation.
Muji Men Light Australian Down Collarless Blouson
Looks great under a topcoat right now, works even better as a top layer come spring.
WILDSAM Best American Restaurants City Guide Set
Make your next road trip together a whole lot tastier.
YMC Ribbed Baseball Cap
A grown-up, goes-with-everything cap that’s exactly the right weight for winter.
New Republic Ace Suede Monk Strap
Boss-level shoes that are as comfy as sneakers.
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.
Paul Smith Geometric Print Swim Shorts
Get him ready for your next beach vacation.
NN07 Fair Isle Wool-Blend Sweater
Or, if you’re more of the ski trip types, here’s one for the lodge.
Sun Buddies Greta Sunglasses
Cool-guy shades that’ll look good on just about every face shape.
Marshall MID Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones
State-of-the-art sound in a retro-handsome package.
Dunhill Cadogan ET Leather Slip Card Case
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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.
Hestra Shearling Gloves
Because every time he says his hands aren’t cold, he’s lying.
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?
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