It’s easy to get lost in a Hallmark moment while searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your guy. Marketers have created a virtual circus of flashy pink and red images of what the holiday should look like. But like everything else, there is no one-size-fits-all gift. If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store at 5pm on February 14, you know that men have been awarded the tried and true go-to gift of flowers and candy for the lady in his life. But for those of us buying gifts for men, gifting can be a little bit trickier. Before you commit to a purchase, it’s best to consider the variables: the length and seriousness of the relationship, his hobbies, and of course, your budget. Maybe he’s hinted at something that he wants, or maybe there is something he wants that you know he’d never buy for himself.


Gifts on a Budget 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to show you care. Something small can say plenty. Does he have a sweet tooth? Amazon has you covered. For $10 or less, stock up on his favorite candy and put it in a cute bag. He just might share with you.


The Practical Present

Forget the frills, some folks just want gifts they can use. We like this compact car trunk organizer selling at Amazon for $17. Reviewers like that it’s durable, and they appreciate the multitude of compartments and pockets. Also, this LED beanie for $10 will keep him warm and on the right path. 

Gifts for the Outdoors Type

For the guy that is crazy for climbing and hip for hiking, look no further than REI. Take the lead and plan a camping trip or day hike. Soak in the scenery and spend quality time together when you turn off your phones and return to basics.


Gifts for the Athlete

Get a gift that will make him run to you. Right now, REI has these On Cloud 5 Running Shoes marked down to $98 in two colors. Does he prefer sitting on the sidelines and rooting for his favorite team? Fanatics might have just the jersey or hat he can wear to the next game.

For the Man with Man’s Best Friend

There are few things in life better than a happy puppy. Your dude will greatly appreciate that you grabbed a gift for his golden. This 6-ounce bag of Old Mother Hubbard Bits of Love Treats is just $3 at Amazon. Reviewers like that they are the perfect size treat for training and that they are made with natural ingredients.

Gifts for the Gamer

Some guys love the game.Why not grab the latest game or gaming systems at Best Buy? Or keep him from getting bored with these board games at Amazon. Raise the stakes, and treat the winner to a nice dinner.


Gifts for the Foodie

Does your guy dream of gruyère? Fantasize about frittatas? Harry and David might be your go-to. They’ve got baskets of fruit, bundles of BBQ sauces, and medleys of meats to satisfy his appetite. Prices start at $25 before shipping fees.

DIY Gifts

Some of the best gifts are the ones you make yourself. If you have the crafting skills, you can’t go wrong with making your own Valentine’s Day card. Michaels has a huge selection of materials to create something memorable. Prices start at just $2, and they offer free store pickup on many in-stock options.

Self-Care Gifts

Kill two birds with one stone. Replenish your beauty products, and find your Valentine’s Day gift at the same time. Ulta has an extensive selection of men’s colognes, skincare, and hair products. We love this Jack Black Skin Saviors 4-Step Regimen for $37. All the products included are packaged in TSA-approved sizes, making them perfect for your next weekend getaway together. Plus you’ll get 10% off when you choose free store pickup.