Guide: Valentine's Day Gifts
Valentine's Day, or shopping for men in general, can be very tricky. You'll need to put some thought into getting a unique gift that he'll enjoy. Show him that you're always thinking of him with a creative present! We're bringing you the best assortment of gifts to make your shopping easier.
Top 10 Gifts
The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada
This great book outlines 150 weekend trips in the United States and in Canada. Broken down by region from the Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West, you're bound to find something fun to do! From small towns to major cities, this book will have you both dreaming of vacations. This will inspire him to plan a local escape take an adventure somewhere new with you! Buy it now on Barnes & Noble.
Does your guy need to take better care of his beard? Billy Jealousy brings you the perfect grooming products for short or long beards. You can't go wrong when Esquire and Men's Health vote them the winner of their 2014 Grooming Awards. The beard wash and control will leave his beard feeling soft and detangled while hydrating the skin. Care for a smooch now?
Mason Jar Travel Glass
While you're out enjoying your weekend getaway, let him sit back and relax with the Drinking Situation by New York based brand In God We Trust. With a metal lid and metal straw, this is sure to be a hit (and easy to clean). He'll enjoy taking it to a coffee shop or enjoy drinking out of it at home. Perfect for cold drinks on a warm day while saving the environment with a reusable glass.
Cedar Shoe Fresh Inserts
Notorious for absorbing moisture and smelling great, cedar makes for the perfect shoe insert. If your man has smelly shoes, or gym bags, these will make a perfect gift without offense! These cedar inserts will also help keep the life in shoes after being worn. They will fit in both his sporty and dress shoes and help keep the shoe shape. Freshen him up today with Woodlore Inserts.
Dipped Leather Briefcase
Every guy needs a great briefcase for work or travel. Jack Spade offers a modern take on a classic accessory with their dipped leather slim brief. Available in a chocolate or tobacco color, the bottom third of the case is a dipped black rubber. Big enough for his laptop and more; he will love showing off his new bag.
A New Wallet
Men seem to go through wallets constantly and can be quite particular about what they like. The Johnny Wallet is the ideal size and is available in different leathers and linings. Perfect for him to use as a business card holder or for his spending money. The leather will age beautifully with time, making it a lasting gift and memory without bulking up his pocket.
Blue Apron Subscription
Whether you opt for the one, two or four week package, giving the gift of home cooking will make a great gift for him. Menus are customized and delivered when you want. Have a fresh meal and enjoy spending time in the kitchen together or help him learn to cook all at the same time! Blue Apron pre-portions ingredients and provides easy to follow recipe cards to enjoy again and again.
Help accessorize his side of the bathroom in a classic and manly way. This porcelain bath ensemble by Izola has a vintage inspiration. Included is a drinking cup, soap dispenser and toothbrush holder. He'll love the vintage designs printed on each of the cups.
Yellowstone National Park Blanket
Made in the USA, Pendleton blankets are 100% pure virgin wool, making them warm and soft. Yellowstone National Park is honored with this great blanket featuring a label of authenticity and park name. Take this blanket camping, on picnics or snuggle up together on the sofa.
Brought to you by The Laundress, you can sleep easy knowing you're helping protect and clean his jeans. Denim Wash is a blend of detergent, fabric softener and color guard. Don't worry, it won't ruin his jeans or make them fade. This wash is non-toxic and features washing instructions on the label. Featuring a clean laundry smell with hints of jasmine, sweet musk and citrus, his jeans will feel soft and fit great time after time.
Happy shopping and Happy Valentine's Day!
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