Are you looking for an original Valentine’s gift for that special guy in your life?
Maybe it’s your first Valentine’s Day together, or perhaps you’ve lost count of how many you’ve celebrated together. However long it’s been, you want to show him how much you love and care for him, but you’re not sure what gift best expresses that love.
We’ve got your back, starting with our simple guide to getting it right, which should give you some ideas for romantic and unique Valentines gifts for him. And to help take the pressure off, we’ve put together a list of 8 unique Valentine’s gifts that will show him how much he means to you.
Without further ado, here they are.
1. A Personalized Wallet
If your guy has been carrying around the same old wallet for way too long, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to give him a much-needed upgrade. Get him a beautiful split leather wallet he’ll love for years to come.
You might be wondering if a wallet can convey to your man how much you cherish him, and the answer is yes. Why? Because you’re not just getting him any old wallet—you’re getting him a wallet you can customize with his initials on the outside and a message of your choosing on the inside.
Engraving is a great way to make this present that much more personal. He’ll see the message every day wherever he goes, making it a daily reminder of how much you (and your family) love him.
It’s the perfect way to share your feelings with him, through good times and as a way to get through heartache as well. Whatever you end up saying to him, don’t be surprised if this gift tugs at his heartstrings.
2. A Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set
Is your man a great whiskey lover? Here’s a fun fact: Whiskey = flowers for men.
To help him live his best whiskey life, we’ve got another unique Valentine gift for him: a personalized whiskey decanter set. Topped with a square glass stopper, this decanter has a solid base that will hold 28 ounces of his favorite malted beverage.
You can personalize it by engraving his name on the front and a romantic message on the back. There’s no better way to tell him how you feel about him than by immortalizing your feelings on a glass he’ll be proud to use and display.
What kinds of things can you have engraved into the glass? Some ideas we’ve seen and loved from our customers include etching your favorite part of your wedding vows or the lyrics to a song with special meaning in your life.
Other failsafe ideas include the date of your wedding anniversary or your children’s birthdays. He’s sure to get emotional when he sees what you engraved on his whiskey set.
Bonus Tip: We’ve created a guide to crafting the perfect personalized message so that he cherishes this gift for years to come.
3. Personalized Pocket Knife
It’s no secret that men love pocketknives. A pocketknife is versatile, useful, and can help him solve whatever problems life throws at him. It’s a timeless and unique men’s Valentine’s gift he can use all year long.
As with other thoughtful personalized gifts, we suggest going the extra mile and picking a pocketknife that you can have inscribed with his name or initials. He’ll love having a knife that is specially tailored to him.
4. Personalized Cufflinks
Whether he wears suits every day or once in a while for special events, every man should have cufflinks. If your guy’s collection is lacking, a new pair of cufflinks makes an excellent gift for any man.
Cufflinks may seem like a rather standard present, but they made this list of unique Valentine gifts because there are many engraving or personalization options available. Trust us when we say that he’ll be dying to sport his this gift and show off this thoughtful touch.
5. A Pocket Watch
Let’s be honest—what man hasn’t wanted to pull out a pocket watch when asked what time it is? Our engraved pocket watches will fulfill every man’s aspiration to be the classiest guy in the room.
Pocket watches are already a unique gift for men, and he won’t see this one coming on Valentine’s Day. You can engrave his initials (up to three) on the outside for a look he’ll love. He’ll be sporting this pocket watch for years to come and will like that you took the time to have it engraved.
Headphones may not be one of the most unique men’s Valentine gifts out there, but what they lack in originality, they make up for in utility. They also make a gift that he will go nuts for, which is why we’ve included them on this list.
With the tide in headphones turning toward wireless models, your man may be in the market for a new pair—especially if he’s looking to upgrade to the latest iPhone X, which no longer has a headphone jack. The time to go wireless is upon us whether we like it or not.
Not sure where to start? We’ve got a couple of options to help get some ideas flowing.
The first is Apple Air Pods. It seems like everywhere you look, you see someone wearing them. They’ve become a cult favorite thanks to their low profile, long battery life, and easy connectivity.
Air Pod users like how easy they are to transport, and how lightweight and comfortable they are.
For guys who prefer over-ear headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones make a great gift (if your budget allows for it). These headphones are noise-canceling, pair easily with Bluetooth devices, and are even Alexa-enabled.
You can control them via the Bose Connect app, and the best thing? One charge will give 20 hours of battery life. Pretty awesome.
Whatever model you choose, the great thing about this gift is that he’ll think of you every time he puts them on.
7. Stylish Luggage
Much like every man needs a well-tailored suit, one item the modern man can’t live without is a sleek, high-quality suitcase. If his current luggage isn’t cutting it, we can help you with an idea for one he’s sure to love.
We are big fans of the Carry-On suitcase by Away, designed to go with him wherever life’s adventures take him. The result? A thoughtfully designed piece that can handle whatever you ask of it.
It’s the little details that make this suitcase stand out, like its removable battery that allows you to charge your phone from anywhere. Or the compression features which enable you to pack as much as you want. Or the fact that the Carry-On fits in the overhead bins on all US domestic flights.
We also like that you can try this suitcase for 100 days, and if for whatever reason you don’t like it, you can return it no questions asked. But what sold us is Away’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact in the community.
Bonus Tip: For a more personal touch, have his luggage monogrammed.
8. Put Together a Memory Box
When it comes to creative Valentine’s Day gifts for him, nothing is more sentimental than a memory box filled with memorabilia from your adventures together. It’s also a great way to give life to all those mementos from trips that are stuffed away gathering dust.
You may not consider yourself to be artistic, but putting together a memory box is easy. . All you need are a few basic things including a wooden box, photos, and some trip memorabilia.
He’ll love being able to reminisce on all the memories you’ve shared easily, and he’ll appreciate that you took the time to put together something so personal. The best part? It’s super easy and incredibly budget friendly.
What Gift Will He Love Opening on Valentine’s Day?
No matter how difficult shopping for your man can feel, especially on Valentine’s Day, you’re sure to get it right with one of our 8 unique Valentine’s Day gifts. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to show him how much you care.
Bonus Tip: Not only do we make men’s gifts that will be a surefire hit no matter what the occasion, but in case you’re feeling crunched for time, we’ve also got you covered. If you’ve left Valentine’s Day shopping a little late this year, Swanky Badger is here to save the day with shipping in as little as 4 business days!
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