25 Coolest Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

Because your guy is too classy for stuffed animals.

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We're not saying men don't like roses or chocolate, but these clever alternatives might get you a bigger smile come February 14. (Thinking you'd rather just DIY it? These homemade gifts are perfect for sweethearts and friends.)

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l.l. bean men's wicked good moccasins
L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Moccasins

$79

If you got him flannel PJs for Christmas, round it out with a pair of shearling-lined slip-ons for Valentine's. Lazy Sundays just got so much better.

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spaceteam card game
Timber & Bolt
Spaceteam Shouting Card Game

$25

Get silly with a "chaotic and cooperative" card game for your favorite nerd — or a guy who enjoys a little bit of (friendly) shouting.

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stuhrling original men's 601.33351classic ascot swiss quartz
Stuhrling Original
Stuhrling Men's Watch

$85

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a watch. There's a reason it's the ultimate go-to girlfriend gift.

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Amazon/Blue Bottle
Blue Bottle Coffee

$20

Twitter established a Blue Bottle brick and mortar around the corner from its San Francisco HQ, and now he can have the very same brew in his morning mug.

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adidas performance men's ultra boost running shoe
Adidas
Adidas Men's Ultra Boost M Running Shoe

$143

Adidas' Primeknit material and rubber outsole makes reviewers say it's like running on a cloud. (The has the same effect.)

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Brooklyn Brew Shop
Brooklyn Brew Shop Chocolate Maple Porter Beer Making Kit

$40

Skip the chocolate-covered strawberries and really go after a man's heart with a chocolatey porter. More of an IPA drinker? There's a mix for that too.

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Orbitkey
Premium Leather Orbitkey

$40

Noisy pockets no more. This sleek fob holds keys in place, stopping accidental scratches in their tracks.

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ulio & jack
Drifter Men's Solid Cologne by ulio&jack

$24

The TSA has nothing on this travel-friendly tin. The pint-sized fragrance also slips in a pocket for on-the-go application.

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Pocket Lens
Pocket Lens iPhone Camera Lens

$15

His Instagram feed will never be the same again. Besides snapping detailed close-ups, the wide-angle lens makes it easier to take selfie together. Now that's #relationshipgoals.

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OXO
OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

$46

If you're really feeling ambitious after marking down that Blue Bottle, true coffee addicts know that steeped grounds beat the iced stuff any day. Now help him save a few bucks by mixing it up at home.

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Herschel Supply Co.
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag

$80


LDRs can be tough, but this durable tote is even tougher. Weekend road trips, here you come.

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Laguiole
Laguiole Blue Steak Knives

$50

Consider this set a necessary addition to his (culinary) tool box. A sharp blade makes tenderloin taste all the more tender.

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L'Occitane
L'Occitane Soothing Cade After Shave Balm

$34

Smooth, fresh-smelling skin? It's just as much a gift for you as it is for him.

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Stuart Tyson/Studio D
Native Union BELT Cable XL

$35


If he's constantly asking to borrow yours, outfit him with a cord of his own. This braided cable can withstand plenty of abuse.

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Crosley
Crosley Portable 3-Speed Turntable

$100

Okay, it's a little bigger than a phone, but this lightweight record player is also suited for life on the go. And (according to him at least), "you can't beat the sound" of vinyl.

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Dollar Shave Club
Dollar Shave Club Membership

$55 and up

Once he picks the blade he wants, the rest is almost too simple: He gets refills sent to his door every month.

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Uncommon Goods
Taco Socks

$10


If the way to a man's heart is with food (and said food is on a pair of cozy socks), we think we've found him true love.

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guerilla tacos wesley avila cookbook
Ten Speed Press
Guerrilla Tacos Cookbook

$19

For the man who loves taco trucks, spice things up with Wesley Avila's guide to building the perfect burritos, tortas, tostadas, and more. Here's to hoping he can whip up a nice dinner for you now!

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Legacy Box
Legacy Box

$75 and up


He can fill up the box with anything from tapes to audio. Once he sends it in, the company will preserve the memories on DVD or a thumb drive.

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cocktail crate mixer spiced old fashioned
Cocktail Crate
Cocktail Crate Mixer Spiced Old Fashioned

$12


Containing all of the necessary ingredients, this mix will turn your other half into a bartender overnight.

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Dover Publications
"The Art of Growing a Beard" by Marvin Grosswirth

$8

The Art of Growing a Beard may be witty, but it's still a handy guide regarding all things facial hair.

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Social Print Studio
Santa Cruz Frame

$24

The Santa Cruz frame already comes with an alligator hook on the back, ready for easy installment on his wall. Don't forget to add a picture of the two of you!

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West Elm
West Elm Glass Bottles

$23 and up


A set of classy glass bottles on his bar will look good while serving up cocktails — and while on display in the liquor cabinet.

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Etsy
Guitar Pick Keychain

$32 and up


A guitar pick keychain engraved with a sweet message is perfect for a musician you love.

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Wondermade
Beer-Flavored Marshmallows

$8

Each one is made with a beer, then sweetened with a hint of vanilla extract. Cheers!

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WATCH: How to Make Punny Valentine's Day Plants

Go the DIY route with these clever cuties.

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