What’s the worst present you’ve ever received?
Chances are, you hated it because it was thoughtless. Last year, Americans wasted over $13 billion dollars on unwanted gifts.
Receiving a bad gift is especially upsetting when it comes from your partner. It makes you wonder, “Do they know me at all?”.
Valentines gifts for him are a chance to let your partner know you see them for who they are. Gifts like candy, stuffed animals and bears are nice, but not very thoughtful. If you want to be an excellent gift giver, you have to know who you’re shopping for.
Is he a rugged outdoorsy type, whose idea of a perfect day would be taking a scenic hike? Or does you’re man prefers to have a laid back time, watching tv with you at home?
Read on to find out how to find the right gift for every type of man!
Valentines Gifts for Him
First, you have to decide what type of man you’re shopping for. Oftentimes you’ll find out your partner fits a few of categories.
Having trouble deciding what type of person you’re shopping for? Here are a few quick questions to help find the right Valentine’s gifts for him.
- What are his hobbies?
- What does he do on his days off?
- What’s the last outing he planned with you?
Now let’s look a few types of guys and the best presents to get them. We’ll start off by exploring what gifts work best for a rugged outdoorsman.
1. Outdoorsy Type
For the guy who’s always doing something outside, why not set him up with the right gear? Here are a few gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast.
- Hiking boots
- Warm down jacket
- Propane Stove
- Camp cookware
- Pocket notebook
To blow his mind, try planning an outdoorsy outing for the two of you. You can go on a scenic nature hike, take a ride on a canoe or even try your hand at camping.
2. Stylish Guys
Does your man spend more time getting ready than you do? For the guy who cares about fashion and style, outfit accessories are your answer.
Here’s a list of outfit enhancing gift ideas:
- Leather gloves
- Best men’s luxury watches
- High-quality sunglasses
- Customized cufflinks
- New shoes (loafers or whatever he prefers)
You could also get this type of guy tools to help him stay handsome. An electric razor or essential travel kit is perfect for the busy businessman.
3. Foodies: Eating and Cooking
Is your man a self-proclaimed foodie? Food lovers will always be happy with a gift involving their favorite flavors. Whenever your guy loves a particular type of food or drink, use that to your advantage.
Here are a few gifts that play off your man’s love for food.
- Cook him his favorite meal
- Food festival tickets
- Take him out to eat
Taking your man out to eat is a great way to switch things up. Choose a restaurant you know he will love, but you’d never want to try. Make sure he knows this outing is all about treating him and showing him you care.
If your guy prefers cooking, why not get a few kitchen items? Here are a few gifts to help your guy be the chef he always knew he could be.
- Knife set
- Customized apron
- Personalized cooking utensil set
- Stainless steel grill set
Every time he goes into the kitchen to whip up a meal, he’ll get to enjoy using his present.
4. Gamer Guys
Gamers are easy to shop for if you know what game they like. Does your guy like playing video games? Before you start purchasing any type of game-related gift, make sure you know exactly what games he’s into.
Once you know the games he likes to play you can start planning your gift. Here are a few gift ideas for the guys that love to play.
- Video game themed mug
- Gaming chair
- Wireless headset
- Gaming keyboard (if PC games)
- Misc accessories from the favorite game
Now that you know what games he likes to play, look for accessories that match. A light up Super Mario star pillow or Zelda Triforce lamp will mean the world when given to the right person.
It’s okay if video games feel like a foreign world to you. Remember, you don’t have to “get it” to get it for him. If you’re not sure what games he cares about, ask his friends. Chances are they’ll be fanatics of the same games as him.
5. Tech Fanatics
Finally, we have the tech fanatic guy group. These are the type who love having the most up to date techy gadgets. You can find him office tools to boost his productivity at work or get him something to make life more fun.
Here are a few gift ideas for the tech-loving guy.
- Wireless charging station
- Solar flashlight
- Self-balancing scooter
- License plate backup camera
Watch out! Whatever gift you buy for him, you might end up wanting for yourself. There are tons of useful and fun electronic gifts entering the market every year. Remember, you don’t have to buy the most expensive item to make a lasting impression.
Stress-Free Gift Giving
Know you know more about how to find the perfect Valentines gifts for him. Enjoy the gift-buying process, and let yourself have fun. There’s no need to stress about finding the perfect item, instead turn it into an adventure.
To make the shopping experience stress free, skip the stores and shop online. Be creative and bold, it’s okay to buy more than one gift for your special someone.
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