I consider myself to be pretty good gift giver. Need some thoughtful gift ideas for your mother, sister, or best girlfriend? Piece of cake. But let’s face it: Shopping for guys can be hard! So, when I was putting together this list of Valentine’s Day ideas for guys, I decided to go straight to the source. Here are the gifts my best guy friends said they would love to unwrap this February 14th…
1. Compartes Premium Chocolate Bars, $10
This is not your average Valentine’s Day chocolate. The gourmet chocolatier Compartes is all the rage in L.A. right now. The bars are as beautiful as they are delicious, and come in flavors like Cereal Bowl (white chocolate with Lucky Charms) and Donuts & Coffee. And if your beau happens to be a beach-goer, be sure to check out Gray Malin’s beautiful candy bar collection with Compartes as well.
2. J.Crew Wool Pocket Square in Jack Russell Print, $55
A pocket square is such an underrated men’s accessory. This one sticks with the Valentine’s Day color theme, and the canine print is too cute to pass up.
3. Huckberry EDC (Every Day Carry) Kit, $64.98
This handy dandy key chain has practically every tool your man could possibly need—from box cutters to bottle openers and beyond.
4. Cordito Cord & Plug Roll, $45
The Cordito is a practical solution to all those loose cords in his life. But it’s also sleek and masculine looking, handmade in leather.
5. Moleskin Smart Notebook, $32.95
The classic Moleskin notebook meets the 21st century. This notebook is designed for use with a Moleskin app that allows you to instantly turn hand-drawn sketches into fully workable digital files. Brilliant!
6. Shinola Detroit The Runwell 47mm Watch, $500
This one is definitely a splurge, but it’s a quality piece he’ll wear everyday and have forever. Shinola watches are made in Detroit and come with a lifetime guarantee.
7. Sad Shop Funny Valentine’s Day Card, $5
You fell in love with his sense of humor, and now you can make him laugh with Sad Shop’s quirky Valentine’s Day messages. My favorites are “OK so I love you” and “Let’s make a blanket fort.” Too cute.
8. Nef Headwear Holiday Beanie, $16
I’m a big fan of gifting anything in red for Valentine’s Day. This beanie will warm his heart and his head!
9. Harry’s Jimmy Chin Shave Set, $20
This classy limited-edition shave set is inspired by explorer/photographer Jimmy Chin. If you want to take it one step further, you can also gift him a subscription plan for refills. He’ll appreciate the gift and also feel good knowing that Harry’s donates 1% of their sales and their time to charity.
What are you getting your guy for Valentine’s Day?
We hope these ideas help!