Originating as a liturgical feast day in the West, Valentine’s Day officially recognizes and celebrates Saint Valentine, a third-century Roman saint who’s represents the virtue of courtly love. It was then later in the 18th century -in the U.K. no less- that people began gifting items such as roses and chocolates to their loved ones to show affection or as an effort to woo a secret crush. The custom soon took hold worldwide as religious ideology and subsequent holidays were shared across colonized regions of the world. Today, Valentine’s Day functions as a day of selflessness, a day in which we take a moment to appreciate those closest to us, presenting them with a token of our appreciation.
As guys, it should be obvious to the women in our lives that we’re not difficult when it comes to receiving gifts. Honestly, you’re probably more in tune with what we could use than we are. But if for some reason this year has you second guessing gift options, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 35 Valentine’s Day gifts for him that are sure to be a hit. From multi-tools to wallets and watches to refined whiskey glasses and sunglasses. We’ve got it all. Now all you have to do is hope he’s done his homework as well.
Harry’s Truman Set
Trying to send a message about all that scruff? Try gifting the Harry’s Truman Set. They’re known for quality in the arena of men’s grooming essentials, with each blade boasting a flex hinge, lubricating strip, and precision trimmer. Each set also comes with their foaming gel, three blade cartridges, a travel blade cover, and a razor handle.
Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife
Here’s an obvious choice for the outdoorsman looking for a high-quality and versatile pocket knife. The Opinel boast a 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel blade, leather lace that easily attaches to a pack or belt loop and a Virobloc safety ring to keep everything closed and secure when not in use.
Bull and Stash Travel Stash
Outfitted for the notetaker on the go, the Travel Stash is a great option for the guy who favors analog over digital. This offering from Bull & Stash is complete with a tanned and naturally oiled leather cover, metal binding hardware, and 50 pages of refillable 60lb bleed-resistant paper.
The Tin Mill Key Safe
Keep cash hidden in plain sight with a little help from the Tin Mill Key Safe. It’s made from 304 stainless steel, is both corrosion resistant and watertight and attaches without difficulty to any standard keychain. Quite frankly a no-brainer if you ask us.
Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
Boasting a vacuum insulation that will keep that morning coffee piping hot for hours or that iced tea actually iced for up to 24 hours, it’s tough to find anything that compares to Stanley. This offering is also leak proof, packable, comes with an insulated lid that doubles as a drinking cup, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Losing a wallet can be quite an inconvenience. The Tile Slim can mitigate the pain involved. It’s as thin as two credit cards, slides easily in any sized wallet, and with the help of a smartphone, you can make the tile ring when the wallet is out of sight thus expediting the search and rescue mission.
Bradley Mountain Utility Roll
If he’s handy around the house, then there’s no better option than this heavy waxed canvas utility roll from Bradley Mountain. It’s American-made and comes complete with a leather strap as well. Each pocket also measures 5.5” deep, enough to keep most handheld tools secure while the leather strap allows everything to remain rolled tightly when not in use.
Off The Road
Acting as coffee-table motivation to hit the great outdoors in a fine adventure mobile, Off The Road is a compilation of photo essays about men and women who decided to take to the wilderness in search of meaning, and a little fun along the way. What better way to get excited for a weekend getaway?
Griffin Pocket Tool
Acting as a small yet highly valuable piece of EDC gear, the Griffin Pocket Tool combined several of the most valued toolbox tools in one sleek design. Among the 11 tools incorporated here, several notable options include a bottle opener, bit driver, pry bay, flathead screwdriver, and scoring tool.
Max & Unicorn Money Clip
Offering quite frankly the ultimate minimalist card and cash carrying device, this Money Clip is built from a single piece of solid brass. From here, it’s cut, engraved and hand bent into the shape you see before you. It’s a great replacement for the bulky wallet, keeping your valuables safe and secure at all times.
Machine Era TI5 Slim Wallet
Purposed to be the slimmest, lightest and strongest wallet out there, this USA-made card carrier easily fits in any pocket and is constructed from grade 5 titanium. Clearly, it’s tough enough to run the gauntlet of life, and it even features RFID protection that will keep your personal information safe and sound.
Part of keeping warm during these cold winter months means keeping a beanie on hand to keep prevent heat from escaping your head. So why not practice this with a little help from a classic knit beanie from Norse Projects. It’s made from 100% new wool, features all-over rib detailing, and is available in several colorways.
Norlan Glass Set
After years of research and design from both industrial designers and master distillers, the Norlan Glass was perfected as an ideal option for enjoying a quality whiskey, or scotch. The shape of the glass focuses the aroma on your nose while the base naturally swirls the liquid when poured, bringing out the spirit’s natural flavor. Now all you have to do is teach him how to smoke a cigar and he’ll be a proper gentleman.
Ryu Everything Short
Sometimes the name just says it all. These athletic training shorts are built for just about any sport under the sun. They feature a 4-way stretch knit for high performance, a back pocket with invisible zipper, and mesh side panels for venting. For the trail runner, marathon trainer, day hiker or basketball player. The choice is theirs.
Tactile Turn Slider Pen
With a handsome design and reliable functionality, the Slider pen is truly something special in the world or Everyday Carry. It’s built from 304 stainless steel, compatible with Parker style refills, and host a nifty bolt action clicker for smooth one-hand deployment.
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer
Help him keep the mane trimmed properly with the Philips Norelco Beard trimmer. An integrated vacuum catches up to 90% of cut hair while a high-velocity motor and trimmer offers up to 20 built-in length settings to help attain that desired length each and every time.
Graf and Lantz Valet Tray
When the time comes to turn in at night all that EDC gear is going to need a place to sleep as well. And if he’s a bit on the messy side, this Valet Tray from Graf & Lantz will be a saving grace for the nightstand. Each piece is crafted from soft German merino wool felt and genuine leather and its American-made button snap container is also collapsible allowing for easy storage.
Carhartt Dalton Flannel Shirt
For hard-wearing workwear look to Carhartt. The Dalton Flannel boasts not only a durable makeup but it’s complemented with a contemporary design. It’s cut from 5.5 oz cotton oxford flannel and features a button-down collar, chest pocket and completed with a woven branded tab for good measure.
Prometheus Lights Lambda Top
Quite possibly the perfect desk accessory, this Lambda Top is just one of those toys that’s a cut above the rest. It’s made from solid brass, hosts a hollow center shaft and a synthetic ruby ball bearing tip. Oh, and it can spin nonstop for over 10 minutes straight.
Matador Beast28 Technical Backpack
Sometimes great things actually do come in small packages. Just consider this Technical Backpack from Matador for instance. It’s a 28-liter bag that collapses down to the size of a football when not in use. Perfect for traveling or hiking, thanks to its puncture resistant PU coated ripstop nylon construction.
Bellroy Hide and Seek Wallet
Here’s another easy option. Every man needs a wallet, so why not gift him one that sure to last for years to come and look stylish and sleek in the process. This offering from Bellroy boasts a 12 card capacity, quick access slots, hidden coin and currency pouches, and is made from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather.
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean
A pair of true American-made jeans can make any man’s day. Consider these Democratic Jeans from Taylor Stitch for example. They’re made from 14.25oz Cone Mills White Oak Denim that’s known to break it beautifully and boasts a tailored yet universal fit. A must have no doubt.
Grado Prestige Series Headphones
There’s nothing quite like tuning in and dropping out after a long day with the help of a little music. And with the help of these Prestige headphones, complete with an upgraded driver design, larger ear cushions, and soft vinyl headband this can be accomplished with comfort and ease.
Gerber Center Drive Multi-Tool
Multi-tools. We all need one, though not all of us have one. If he falls into this unfortunate lot, then help him change for the better. This offering from Gerber is one of the best around, featuring a multitude of handy tools including single hand deployment for their pliers and a 30% larger knife blade.
Glerups The Boot
Hailed as one of the most comfortable house slippers you’ll ever own, the Glerup boot is handmade from 100 percent natural wool that works to naturally wick moisture away from your feet. It’s the perfect slipper to complete the lazy afternoon lounge.
Form Function Form Weekender Chronograph
Help him keep time on his side in style. Form Function Form’s Weekender Chronograph keep you in the loop while the Dublin Ale leather band from the Horween Leather Company offers both comfort and sleek looks to this handsome blue dial face watch. Truly a timeless and heirloom-quality piece.
AER Duffel Pack
Keep all that Everyday Carry safe and secure with the convenient and stylish AER Duffel Pack. Each pack boasts enough compartments to house gym gear, laptops, tablets, and even office supplies. There’s also a separate ventilated pouch that can keep an extra pair of shoes at the ready as well.
Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller
If he’s a gamer, he’ll be forever grateful you picked up this wireless controller. It’s compatible with Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Windows 10. The new piece also features interchangeable paddles and a rubberized diamond grip for better control as well.
PF Flyers Made In USA Sandlot
Help him run faster and jump higher with these legit Made In USA Sandlot P.F Flyers. They come equipped with a Lux leather toe cap, 100 percent flat cotton laces, are made from 14oz heavy weight canvas, and of course house the iconic ankle patch for the wearer’s enjoyment.
Bradley Mountain Weekender Duffel
Staying home on the weekends is for the birds. So if traveling is more your fancy be sure to check out this Bradley Mountain Weekender Duffel, made from durable Martexin waxed canvas. Additional materials include waxed custom leather, solid copper rivets and a no frill design that’s sure to please.
Warby Parker Phipps Sunglasses
Everyone loves a new pair of sunglasses. And with Spring and Summer right around the corner, help him stay stylish this season with a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses. This polarized pair is a larger version of the classic Windsor frame, built with Japanese titanium and wrapped with cellulose acetate for enhanced longevity.
Marshall Action Bluetooth Speaker
With both a classic design and modern functionality, this Marshall Bluetooth Speaker carries the same sound quality and mechanics the Marshall family is known for but in a personalized speaker format. Don’t ever let the music come to a halt.
Offering both a simplistic aesthetic coupled with high functionality, the Tsovet watch features a 12-hour dial along with a sub-minute dial. The design also pairs quite well with the piece’s three separate blue PVD steel hands. It runs with the help of a Ronda 505 movement and is protected by a 316L stainless steel case as well.
Coldsmoke Cruiser Jacket
Both technical and tactile, the Cruiser Jacket is one fine offering from Coldsmoke. It made from a rare Japanese cloth that’s both water and wind repellent, lined with Polartec performance terry, and come complete with waterproof chest zipper pockets. Wear it as an outer layer, or simply on its own for those chilly but not bone-cold Spring mornings.
Iron and Resin Mojave Jacket
If he’s an avid rider then there’s no better option than the Mojave Jacket from Iron & Resin. Made from 14 oz. waxed cotton canvas, it’s the ultimate three-season jacket for riders of all shapes and sizes. The Mojave’s Deerskin interior collar stand, rear “game” pocket, and your exterior snap closure pockets don’t hurt either.
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