Just when you think you’ve recovered from the stress of gift-giving during the holidays, Valentine’s Day rolls around. Although it’s definitely nice to have a holiday that’s all about celebrating the love in our lives, it also means it’s back to scouring the internet for meaningful gift ideas that go beyond a box of chocolates… while we’re still staring at the perfect gift that’s gone mostly unused since they unwrapped it a few weeks ago. Undoubtedly, one of the hardest people to shop for is your S.O., but we’ve got you covered with some foolproof Valentine’s Day gifts for your husband.
As much as we love our partners, they can be remarkably difficult to shop for. We know them better than anyone else in the world, and still, no creative gift ideas come to mind. How do you find something useful and not stereotypical? Unique but practical? Especially if they tend to get themselves everything their heart desires delivered to the front door already. From gifts for the gamer to gifts for the music expert, here are some surprising and clever Valentine’s gift ideas for your husband that he’s guaranteed to fall in love with.
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A version of this article was originally published in February 2016.
Lumin Modern Bathroom Set
These elevated body care essentials are a gift that will be used—and appreciated—day after day. The set includes an aloe-infused body wash, keratin shampoo and conditioner formulated with natural oils, and a cleanser and moisturizing balm to keep skin clean and hydrated. An added bonus? The set will look great in the bathroom.
If you have a tech-savvy partner who is always looking for the latest and greatest gadget, we highly recommend the Facebook Portal. It allows you to video chat with friends and family through WhatsApp or Messenger, control your smart home through the built-in Alexa or just listen to your favorite tunes. The best part? It’s on sale for just $149 now through February 15.
The tech-obsessed guy in your life won’t be able to put down this sophisticated VR headset. It boasts cinematic sound, headset casting so friends can join in on the game, and next-level hardware that makes setup and playing a breeze. The ultimate gift right now is escaping reality, right?
Make any living room feel like a movie theater or concert with this compact speaker, which comes with Amazon Alexa built in. With a sleek silhouette, it’ll fit in with your home’s decor too. You can pair it with other Sonos speakers for a custom sound system.
Drinking games are a fun way to bond—no expensive dinner required. If you’re looking for a sneaky way to get him away from his college beer pong days, this more grown up version will do it.
Because not everyone wants heart-shaped chocolate, OK? Gamers will eat up this two pack of edible controllers.
Pro Cooking Class
Whether you blanked on getting him a gift or he really doesn’t need anything, an online cooking class from MasterClass is always a foolproof Valentine’s gift idea. He can cook along his chef idols like Gordon Ramsay.
Give him the gift of on-demand massages with a compact Theragun percussive massager. It boasts three speeds and comes with attachments for a custom treatment. Who isn’t in desperate need of a massage these days?
Give him the gift of relaxed style with these best-selling Lululemon joggers. Available in 10 cool hues, they’re comfy enough to wear at home, yet stylish enough to eventually wear in a casual office setting.
There’s a good chance every guy needs to elevate his at-home wardrobe. Help him slip into something that’ll keep his feet toasty, like these handsome Koolaburra by UGG slippers.
Take his at-home happy hours up a few notches with this dual-chambered decanter. It’ll look elegant displayed on a kitchen counter or bar cart, too.
Retro Music Player
The music aficionado in your life will fall in love with this Bluetooth-enabled record player that’ll also add a whimsical touch to your home. It boasts a vinyl-to-MP3 recording feature to digitize records, a single CD-player slot, and an AM/FM radio.
The Nintendo Switch has been a popular gift as of late, so if he doesn’t have one yet, now’s the time to help him beat boredom. He can play solo or you can join him.
Save him multiple trips to the microwave with this temperature-regulating mug. Through the Ember app, he can control the temp—it’ll stay toasty for 1.5 hours.
Everyone’s dropping cable these days thanks to affordable streaming alternatives. Google Chromecast with Google TV lets you access all your favorite streaming apps in one spot to make watching shows, movies, and more a breeze.
Get him this sleek Bird scooter to ride around the block so he dosen’t drive you crazy. This popular app-compatible scooter is also a more eco-friendly way to run short-distance errands—and it makes doing them more fun, too.
The official purpose of this humidor is to hold cigars, but it’s also just really pretty to look at. It holds 25-30 cigars, and you can even get it monogrammed for a special touch.
Sound Wave Keychain
These keychains are customized with the sound waves of your voice. You can’t get any mushier than that.
Dollar Shave Club
Nobody likes buying razors for themselves. Dollar Shave Club is the gift that keeps giving.
Get on their sentimental side with these thoughtful love notes. Even the hardest of hearts will appreciate this deep down.
Cute and to the point. This quirky mug is guaranteed to make him crack a smile while getting his morning started.
Hennessy Lunar New Year Limited Edition by Liu Wei
Hennessy partnered with world-renowned Chinese artist Liu Wei for this year’s Lunar New Year limited release of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège. The colorful and beautiful design of the bottles were chosen by Liu Wei is inspired by Spring, symbolizing the infinite choice of possibilities of growth, and what better way to revel in the theme of Valentine’s Day than with this?
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