Valentine's Day Gifts for Him
No one said that shopping for men was easy. But you don't have to fret about finding that important man in your life a Valentine's Day gift that he'll absolutely love. Whether you're shopping for your father, husband, son, or friend, there is a gift with his name written all over it (sometimes literally). For a few Valentine's Day gift ideas, check out our recommendations below and let us know what you'll be shopping for this Valentine's Day!
Nothing Beats Leather
If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift that is both thoughtful and luxurious, consider finding a leather accessory for the important man in your life. Wallets and organizers can be extraordinary gifts if he's the type of man that has a hard time going out and buying these new items himself. Maybe his wallet is worn down or an out-dated relic from his teenage years... Either way, wallets like this Louis Vuitton wallet or Louis Vuitton organizer make great Valentine's Day gifts. But, remember, Valentine's Day gift shopping doesn't always mean that you have to stick to smaller accessories. Leather jackets are always in style, and they can be the perfect all-year accessory to amp up any outfit. It may be true that some men are hesitant about rocking a leather jacket for fear of invoking some major Matrix vibes (like the long, plain, leather trench coats Neo was so partial to), but you can avoid that by picking a modern and fitted leather jacket. Gift him a sleek leather jacket like this one from Armani and help him make some bolder style choices. And at a lower price point, with a classically cool look, Express can provide the important man in your life a great staple piece. Express doesn't have the leather jacket pictured anymore, but we prefer this all-black alternative from them instead.
The Gift of Time
Having a good watch is the perfect way for a man to polish off an already sharp outfit– or to dress up a casual look without having to put much effort in. That's why we recommend watches for a timeless (pun intended) Valentine's Day gift. Classic styles can combine leather, gold, and stainless steel to create a sophisticated piece. You can take a look at watches he already owns or consider his style in general before making a choice, since there are tons of great options with wildly different looks. The David Yurman and Bvlgari watches pictured below are two sleek options that we have in-store! If your man is younger or likes a much more modern look, you can take a look at the beautiful watches designed by Skagen. This watch company is from Denmark and they specialize in very on-trend and beautiful pieces for you to choose from.
Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to get more personal with your gifts. In fact, some people really do prefer sentimental presents rather than ones they can wear out on the town. So consider a customized accessory for your Valentine's Day gift– like glasses that have been engraved with his name, your favorite pet-name for each other, or even his favorite team. Plenty of Etsy shops, like UrbanFarmhouseTampa, sell diverse items that can all be customized to be the perfect gift. And if glasses or house-ware isn't what you're looking for, keep in mind that items like ties and wallets can also be customized thanks to the diverse internet shops out there.
Sometimes, finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift means stepping away from the norm just a tad and picking up a pair of funky shoes. Tons of men pride themselves on their sneaker collection, or maybe he's secretly always wanted to get a pair, so this could be a great option for you. Whether you want to go for a loud pair of shoes, like these Gucci multicolor leather and suede sneakers, or something a bit more muted, like the Versace croc embossed high-tops, there's a pair out there just waiting to have a spot in your man's closet.
A Bag He'd Be Proud to Carry
It's the pinnacle of a great debate: whether men should carry bags or not. And the truth is, some men simply don't have the need to. However, if the important man in your life is a professional, student, or has a job that requires him to carry paperwork or a computer, a bag could be exactly what he needs for Valentine's Day. A classy messenger bag could solve his problem of finding a way to carry around everything without loading up his arms or reverting to the ratty backpack he has stowed away. If he enjoys the instant-recognition that the Gucci Guccisima pattern provides, a messenger by Gucci could be a great blend between functionality and fashion. And if he enjoys brighter pops of color, the Louis Vuitton red LV cup messenger bag could be a good choice. For a more demure look, consider a sleek black bag to effortlessly match with any of his outfits while maintaining the structure and refined look that more expensive bags can cultivate. Brands like Kenneth Cole and Fossil do a fantastic job at creating excellent menswear and accessories without a price tag in the triple-zeros.
Stay Cool and Collected
We briefly covered the idea of an organizer being a great Valentine's Day gift earlier in this article, but let's take another look. For many people, keeping track of all the little items and important dates we have can be a challenge. So why not give your man the gift of a stylish way to keep everything safe in one place? These Louis Vuitton options can really provide a mini-hub for everything he needs: cards, his phone or iPad, notes, keys, and pens. Offering you almost endless choices, LV has smaller organizers that are perfectly pocket-sized as well as beautiful iPad cases that double as organizers.
How many times have you been asked the questions: "Do you know where my keys are?" or "Where's my wallet?" Chances are that your answer is "a lot." So maybe this Valentine's Day is the perfect time to nip that in the bud and gift him a tech-savvy solution. Bluetooth trackers, like the XY, are one way to help those morning rushes to find everything get a little bit less hectic. Thankfully, these new devices aren't bulky or too obvious, so they can be attached to most items without causing a distraction. Plus, you can find them in different colors and mod shapes for a stylish problem-solver of a gift.
Something to Suit Him
It's never a bad thing for a man to have some go-to's when he needs to dress formally for work, an important event, or to dress up for a holiday– like Valentine's Day! That's why we highly recommend something formal as a Valentine's Day gift this year. Take your pick from ties, belt buckles, cuff links, rings, or business card cases. Picking something that will suit him in formal occasions is a surefire way to earn some points for a thoughtful and elegant gift. The Tie Bar is a favorite brand of ours when looking for affordable and beautiful ties.
Keep Things Classic
We talked about gifting your man some funky shoes earlier, so we're about to even the playing field by recommending a more classic shoe as your Valentine's Day gift this year. When it comes to making sure that an outfit is taken to the absolute next level (with minimal effort), adding an elegant shoe to the mix is the best step. These shoes are coming back into style for men or any age, and the diversity of cuts, colors, and fabrics ensure that you'll find a great pair. If you want some specifics to look at, you can take a peek at the derby shoes by Dior, patent leather brogues from Louis Vuitton, or the Ronda spectator shoe at Nordstrom for a more bold mix between classic and funky.
Travel in StyleIf your guy loves traveling and has a vintage vibe to him, consider this classic LV suitcase the perfect gift. The styling is reminiscent of vintage suitcases you could find in your grandfathers closet– and we mean that in a good way. For more modern choices, you can take a look at Chanel's quilted duffel or Dolce and Gabbana's grained leather travel bag. So, make this Valentine's Day the best yet by getting a head start on finding the perfect gift to suit the personality and needs of the important man in your life. Don't hesitate to go out of the box by looking at vintage, sentimental, or modern styles to surprise him on this special day.
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