Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him can be really difficult. Didn’t we just think of Christmas gifts for our guys?!
It seems like people either really, really love Valentine’s Day…or they really, really hate it. One thing that puts people off is that it’s a holiday that is supposed to be all about love but the expression of this love is, well, forced. Everywhere you turn you see advertisements for the “typical” Valentine’s gifts: Roses, jewelry, chocolates, same old same old.
I’m all for having a day where we express our love for each other because, well LOVE! I think by breaking out of the mold and choosing more thoughtful gifts we can bring the surprise and LOVE back into Valentine’s day!
So as we approach Valentine’s Day here are some non-flower, non-chocolate, non-jewelry long LASTING gifts that will show your boyfriend or husband how much they mean to you.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for him that celebrate where you’ve been:
Traveling creates strong bonds and special memories. Celebrate the places you’ve traveled with your Valentine’s Gifts for Him. From scratch off maps, to maps that you can put your photos in, you can surprise him with a gift that brings back all of your best travel memories.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Spouse or boyfriend that help you dream about the places you’d like to go
If you haven’t had the chance to do a lot of traveling, your Valentine’s Gifts for Him can also show the places you hope to go. It can be fun to dream about trips and even put money aside to help you reach your goal.
Sentimental Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
Let’s be honest…sentimental gifts (no matter how well intentioned) can often fall flat with men. I did a survey that showed that 95% of men prefer more “useful” gifts. However, here are some Valentine’s Gifts for Him that are more on the sentimental side if you want to go this direction.
Funny Valentine’s Day Gifts for him
These gifts are silly, but sometimes that is the right gift direction to go!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him That Help You Reconnect
These gifts will help you connect emotionally. After you’ve been with your partner for a few years it is easy to get lost in the mundane day-to-day and forget what really sparked your connection. I love that this book and these games give you a way to spark conversations, flirtations or more! I think they would be a great Valentine’s Gift for Him as you connect more often or reconnect.
Physical touch is another important way to reconnect…especially if you have kids and have less time for physical connection. The bonus is that these massage gifts can be enjoyed by both of you!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him to spice up Date Nights
Talk to your spouse ahead of time about exchanging date nights this Valentine’s Day. Have each person to come up with one at-home date idea and one “going out on the town” date idea and get actual gift cards/supplies for the date. Here are a few ideas for you!
At home date ideas:
PAINT NIGHT: Painting supplies and Bob Ross on Netflix! Include a gift card for a favorite takeout restaurant
COOKING COMPETITION NIGHT: There are so many different fun cooking competition shows that you could reinact for date night. Maybe a Chopped competition (each of you gives each other three ingredients?) or Best Leftovers Ever (Netflix) competition where you try and repurpose ingredients in your fridge into a new delicious meal. This would make a fun date night with friends as well!
SPY DATE NIGHT: Start with a Nerf Gun Battle, followed by a classic spy movie and some international cuisine.
AT HOME GAME NIGHT: There are lots of fun two player games. Have a simple at-home date night where you battle for bragging rights.
Other fun DATE night gifts for your Valentine
I love this 100 Dates Scratch off poster! I think it would be really fun to alternate date nights and have this fun list of ideas to choose from and mark off. Some of the dates are a little more involved then others, but most are pretty easy (and inexpensive).
If movies are your thing, this scratch off poster of the 100 top movies of all time will help you expand your repertoire AND easily plan for date nights.
This jar of date night ideas looks fun (and not as “intimate” as its name suggests?). Some ideas include: “Drive in Restaurant followed by a drive in movie,” and “ enjoy after hours at a playground together.”
I hope that I helped spark some unique and thoughtful ideas for Valentine’s Gifts for Him. Still want more inspiration? Check out these other gift ideas for men.