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22 Best Valentine's Gifts for Guys in 2022

Let's face it, guys are never easy to shop for! But there's a secret to finding the best guy gifts. Here are the two key ingredients for getting it right every time:

  1. Make it Personalized
    There’s nothing cooler than receiving an unexpected gift that’s made just for you. Seeing his name or a personal message on an already awesome item always makes for a special moment.
  2. Make it Practical
    If you’re going to give a unique gift, make it something that they can continue to use over time, if not every day.

Here are 22 of the absolute best guy gifts for 2022 and beyond:

Whiskey Decanter Set


What’s awesome about it? A personalized whiskey decanter ranks number one on the best guy gifts list because, let’s face it, it’s probably the classiest thing he's ever going to own. It’s a home-bar staple, and chances are he doesn’t already have one. Engrave his name and birth year on it, and with your choice of a super-swanky gift box or a wooden crate, it’s a home run every single time. 

Why will they love it? Not only does it give them an absolutely stunning piece of custom glassware, but it also gives them an amazing excuse to go shopping for a killer bottle of scotch.It's a win-win!

Personalized Whiskey Decanters from $49.99  

Sentimental Bifold Wallet 


What’s awesome about it? - As wallets go, the classic bifold is the most enduring of all styles. And what better gift to give than one that has an impact of his life every single day. Add a message of love and appreciation from those that mean most to him and it will give him a lift every time he reads it. 

Why will they love it? - It’s a timeless wallet, with something truly special engraved into the leather. Looks and feels amazing, and it’s guaranteed to get a ton of use. What’s not to love?

Personalized Wallets from $36.99


Leather Dopp Kit


What’s awesome about it? - It’s big, roomy, durable, and it’s something that literally every guy in the world needs. This is one he's likely to hang onto for a lifetime. You can engrave his last name or initials into one of the three styles on offer.

Why will they love it? - 2022 is the that finally we’re all set starting to travel again (hopefully). Let’s face it, nobody hits a trip without one of these in their carry-on. This is most likely a serious upgrade on his current carry.

Personalized Dopp Kits from $69.99


Bartender Wood Bottle Opener


What’s awesome about it? - First, it’s a great price-point for those shopping for the best guy gifts on a tighter budget. And also, if your dude is more a brew boy than a whiskey sipper, it’s a great item to have lying around the house. Shaped out of beech wood and stainless steel, it’s weighty and legitimately top quality.

Why will they love it? - Every dude needs a go-to bottle opener, and this is as good as it gets. Classy enough to be displayed on a home bar, and durable enough to make it through even the sloppiest of summer BBQs.

Personalized Bottle Openers from $19.99 



Sandalwood Watch


What’s awesome about it? - It’s so stylish and original it will knock his socks off. Chances are he's never even seen one of these before. Truly a beautiful and timeless gift with some amazing personalization options and presented in an elegant gift box.

Why will they love it? - There aren’t many things in the world that are crafted out of both cows and trees but this is one of them. It’s a real conversation piece,

Personalized Wooden Watches from $59.99


Matte Black Steel Flask


What’s awesome about it? - This isn’t like that goofy tin piece of junk he got from Kyle’s wedding. You know the one, you squeeze it and it flexes in and out. Not this. Crafted from 304 Stainless Steel, with rounded edges and matte black finish, this is an heirloom bottle that will last a lifetime.

Why will they love it? - It’s the perfect on-the-go gift for a guy who likes a good time. They can fill up, slip it into their jacket and sip away in style at the next sporting or music event.

Personalized Hip Flasks from $29.99


Vintage Cuban Box


What’s awesome about it?First off, they definitely don’t have one of these! Not only are they a beautiful standalone piece, but they’re also highly functional as far as practical gift ideas go. You can either fill it with a couple of nice stogies, or leave it empty for them to fill as they please.

Why will they love it? - It’s something that they’ll keep forever, whether they keep it stocked with cubans, fill it with keepsakes, or use it to hide their miniature figurine paint from people who actually have lives.

Personalized Boxes starting at $29.99


Personalized Beer Glass Set 


What’s awesome about it? - Bit of a silly question for this one. It’s a custom set of beer glasses - with your name laser-engraved on there for eternity. There ain’t much classier a gift for a bunch of beer lovers. Comes in a set of 4, so there’s plenty to go round!

Why will they love it? - All of the above. He will be over the moon to stack the cabinets with these personalized pint glasses after.

Personalized Pint Glasses from $49.99


Leather Catchall Tray


What’s awesome about it? - This is the perfect gift for a guy who has everything. It’s best defined as a thing that holds all your stuff. Great for an entryway table to hold keys, shades and coins, or for a work-from-home desk to hold chargers, fidget spinners and guitar picks (I’m not very productive).

Why will they love it? - Pretty safe bet that he doesn't already have one of these, and literally every guy needs one! It’s another gift he’ll literally use every day and will be reminded on the regular how much better a gift giver you are than freakin Kyle.

Personalized Catchall Trays from $39.99


Leather Tech Roll Up


What’s awesome about it? - It's a must-have for the modern man! This highly functional yet stylish solution easily corrals those pesky headphones, charging cables, and miscellaneous cords into a handy rollup that's easily kept in a bag or pocket. Made from smooth split leather in brown or black and personalized with their name or initials, everyone from the daily commuter to the worldwide traveler will love this gift. 

Why will they love it? - Beyond being one of the most extremely practical guy gifts, the custom laser-engraving adds a personal touch to the already stylish accessory. He'll use it every day, and look cool every time he unravels his ultra-organized tech.

Personalized Tech Roll Ups from $39.99


Glass Hip Flask


What’s awesome about it? - Gone is the day where you need to swig tin-flavored whiskey when you're out on the move. This little glass number is discreet, stylish and sealed with a cork stopper. It's an absolute must-have for every serious whiskey drinker.

Why will they love it? - As the old saying goes, “Give a groomsman a fish and you feed him for a day. Give him a personalized Glass Hip Flask and he’ll probably think you’re awesome for a long long time.”

Personalized Glass Hip Flasks from $24.99


Manly Soap Set


What’s awesome about it? - Not a personalized gift, but a super swanky option for any modern man. This gift set comes with 6 different mega-manly scents from Citrus IPA to Northern Pine, made from natural ingredients ranging from walnut hull to malty beer. Guaranteed to blow his minds and freshen his nostrils.

Why will they love it? - It’s definitely unlike anything he will have ever received as a gift, and it’s a super practical option, that they will definitely use and appreciate. Especially if he is still using the same body wash as when he got his first armpit hairs (very likely).

Men's Soap Sets from $44.99


Leather Trifold Wallet


What’s awesome about it? - A leather wallet is a classy, high-quality accessory that he may actually keep in his pocket for the rest of his life. And every time he pays for anything he’ll automatically be reminded how awesome you are. The coolest thing is the ability to engrave a personal message, quote, or inside joke into the inside of the wallet.

Why will they love it? - It’s a leather wallet with his initials literally engraved into it. What’s not to love about it? The timeless look means that, no matter what his style, or lack thereof, it will fit perfectly.

Personalized Trifold Wallets from $39.99


Stemless Wine Glasses


What’s awesome about it? - A perfect option for wine-lovers, these will add a classy touch to any home bar, and will likely show up in every dinner party for the next ten years. This means you don’t just get props on the day, you get that afterglow affect every time Chad and Mrs. Chad come over for a boozy night in.

Why will they love it? - Who doesn’t need a sweet set of wine glasses for their bar setup? The stemless variety are hugely popular with the youngsters and oldsters alike, and will make a great addition to their home.

Personalized Wine Glasses from $49.99


Cufflink & Tie-Bar Set


What’s awesome about it? - Subtle and classy, yet eye-catching enough to make you look twice. Nothing adds a bit more pop to a formal outfit than a monogrammed zebrawood cufflink set. Great price point for those on a budget, and sure to induce major oohs and aahs from the recipient.

Why will they love it? - Most people who have and use cufflinks, even just on rare occasions, possess just one set, that he probably inherited from his dad, who inherited them from his dad. And they probably cost $4. Having a sweet custom set in the closet is always a boss move.

Personalized Cufflink Sets from $29.99


Men's Essentials Kit 



What’s awesome about it? - If there was one man-gift you wanted in your back pocket on a desert island it would be this. Essentials for good reason. This set comes with an 11-function multi-tool, which can do everything but the dishes, a genuine leather key-hook, and a stylish beer koozie. Another exception to the “personalized” rule, but so practical it’s hard to overlook, and majorly cost-effective.

Why will they love it? - Two items that he's literally going to carry every day of his life, and one that should get more use than 99% of the items he currently owns. It’s hard to see anyone not digging this set.

Men's Essentials Kit from $14.99


Appreciation Gift Box 



What’s awesome about it? - The most personal of all personalized gifts, an Appreciation Box allows you to truly and honestly express just how much he means to you. Major sentimental points and man-hugs come with this one. Along with some cool personalized swag.

Why will they love it? - Deep thoughts of love and appreciation, permanently etched in wood. That’s what makes this gift so special to the recipient. Brace yourself for waterworks.

Appreciation Gift Boxes from $89.99


Whiskey Glasses



What’s awesome about it? - Super cost-effective option that come across way more expensive than they actually are. This is a great way to punch above your financial weight, especially if you’ve got a lot of people to buy for. Comes in a set of 2 glasses, and another great option that can be used by everyone, regardless of whether they drink whiskey.

Why will they love it? - Who doesn’t want to have their own custom rocks glasses? Easy to transport home for the out-of-towners, and sure to get used at least once a week, if they know what’s good for them. There’s nothing like sipping bourbon out of your own custom clinkers.

Personalized Whiskey Glasses from $27.99


Pocket Journal



What’s awesome about it? - One for the more academic among us, or even just those who are serial learners and note-takers. A personalized pocket journal is a super-handy sidekick for a guy who is always on the go, or for those who are constantly thinking, plotting, planning, pondering.

Why will they love it? - It looks way classy, fits in your pocket, has room in the back for business or credit cards, has a neat little clasp on it to keep it shut, and has refillable notebooks. It’s a tiny powerhouse of a gift, with a million different uses.

Personalized Leather Journals from $39.99


Ebony Wood Watch



What’s awesome about it? - This is about the classiest kind of watch you can give a guy. Made from ebony wood, with black wooden frame and links, it’s a great watch for both formal and informal events, and can be personalized in any number of ways. A guaranteed smash hit with your man-friends.

Why will they love it? - It’s probably the most unique gift on the list and one that can be handed down for multiple generations if they look after it.

Ebony Watches from $69.99


Money Clip Wallet



What’s awesome about it? - Men love cash. It’s just a fact. Meat, booze …cash. The best thing about this wallet is that it’s super low-profile, but contains a super-strong magnetic money clip that can hold a fat wad of cash. Engrave his name or initials in the corner and watch his eyes light up when he opens that box.

Why will they love it? - Other than the fact that it’s got his name on it, and it looks and feels like an uber-premium gift, it’s another gift that he's probably going to use every day moving forward. Or at the very least will bust it out as his go-to for specific occasions.

Personalized Money Clips from $39.99


For our full range of the best gifts for guys check out our collection HERE.