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Best Valentines Gifts for Guys 2013

Updated on April 10, 2014

What to buy a man for Valentine's Day

Men really get it tough on Valentine's Day. There is so much pressure on them to create the perfect romantic moment for their partners. It never seems that women really have to try as hard to find a way to surprise men. They tend to care a bit less about all the fuss and are happy with pretty much any gift you throw their way. This year why not buy them something a bit special to celebrate valentines.

By consulting a number of my male colleagues and team mates I have created a list below of things men think would make great Valentines gifts. I hope this helps give you some interesting and unusual Valentines Day gift ideas.

Choosing a Valentine a gift for men

Put in a little thought to show you care

What type is your man? What does you man love to do in his spare time?

If he's a bit of a geek try to think which latest gadget he has been talking about... or buy him an accessory for the latest gadget he bought for himself ;)

Is he a do it yourself type? Perhaps a home brew kits would appeal.

Is he a romantic? Then why not get him a beautiful classic watch that can become a family heirloom.

A bit of a coffee snob? Why not get him a Nespresso machine - you can wake up every morning thinking of George Clooney while your real man brews you both a coffee!

I have 10 suggestions below to help inspire you but please let me know if you can think of something great I have missed.

You get the idea... don't wimp out on aftershave or chocolates this year... get him something that shows you thought about him interests. Oh and still cook the romantic dinner - they all like food!

A Nespresso Machine - Perfect for the coffee addict

For some of us nothing beats the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. If you man enjoys his caffeine hit why not splurge and buy him this Espresso Maker. The pods reduce the need to clean up coffee grinds and it's so easy and quick to use if will be a hit in any kitchen. If only owning one could make him as smooth as George Clooney ;-)

Nespresso CitiZ C110 Espresso Maker, Titanium
Nespresso CitiZ C110 Espresso Maker, Titanium

* Super compact for even the smallest kitchen

* Power safe option for reducing energy consumption

* Fits a full size mug

* Brews a cup of coffee in 30 seconds

Check out the full range of coffee machines on Amazon.


Monster iSport Immersion In-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk

If your man is a music lover and commutes or runs or trains in the gym a great set of headphones will help him enjoy his music so much more. These headphones are pretty indestructible and offer great sound too.

Monster iSport Strive In-Ear Headphones with Control Talk, Blue
Monster iSport Strive In-Ear Headphones with Control Talk, Blue

* Excellent fit

* Sweat proof

* Waterproof making them perfect for the beach

* On cable mic for taking calls

* 4 different sized ear tips and clips for a perfect fit

* Sound cancellation - perfect for travelling

These not quite right? Find other in-ear headphones available on Amazon.


His favourite team jersey - and a couple of tickets to the game

A team jersey and a couple of tickets to the game make a perfect gift for sports lovers. If your budget does not stretch to a jersey just grab a baseball cap!

Reebok New York Giants Hakeem Nicks Replica Jersey Large
Reebok New York Giants Hakeem Nicks Replica Jersey Large

Not a giants fan? Find his team on Amazon.


Buy a stylish Swiss watch - so he can think of you all the "time"

A watch he wear for life makes a beautiful romantic gift.

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's SWISSA-241359 Officer's Stainless Steel Watch
Victorinox Swiss Army Men's SWISSA-241359 Officer's Stainless Steel Watch

* An anti-reflective face

* Scratch resistant sapphire crystal window

* Water resistant to 330 feet

* Luminous hands for easy reading in the dark

* Stainless steel case and band

Find more men's watch styles available on Amazon.


Men are simple things. They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control.

Home Brew Kit - Nothing says I love you like permission to make home brew

A hobby that can help save money and let him use his creative side.

New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew
New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew

* perfect starter kit has everything you need to brew 5 gallons

* easy to follow instructions

* environmentally friendly

View the full range of home brewing kits for sale on Amazon.


Apple TV - A gadget you will both love

The Apple TV device lets you stream the contents of your i-tunes account directly to your TV and home cinema. It also has built in support for Netflix and you can rent TV shows and movies from the i-Tunes store for 99c. Hundreds of romantic movie nights await!

Remote control toy - Cause boys like toys

If your man is still a kid at heart and always spends just a little too long showing the kids how to use their new toys why not get him one of his own.

Personlised signs for his man cave - Stamp his mark on his garage or shed

Personalized MAN MAVE sign
Personalized MAN MAVE sign

* pre-drilled

* quality materials for outdoor or indoor use

No man cave? Then check out these Personalized Bar signs available on Amazon.


His favorite TV show on DVD - or something new that you think he will love

A whole season of his favorite show to watch when the rating season is over, or when he needs to wind down. Breaking Bad is up there with the Sopranos for its popularity with male viewers. If he has not seen it yet why not start with season 1.

Breaking Bad: Season Four
Breaking Bad: Season Four

Check out the range of action and adventure TV series on Amazon


Book a weekend away - Or buy the book and let him choose

Want to rekindle the romance for more than just one dinner. How about a weekend away or a promise to get out and spend more alone time together. You could just organise an overnight stay in a hotel in your hometown or city but you could also grab this book by the NY times on places to visit and plan a couple together. Sometimes planning is a big part of the fun. If you are real brave you could give him the book and let him choose ;-)

The New York Times: 36 Hours 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada
The New York Times: 36 Hours 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada

* 700 pages of details and ideas

* itineraries for 150 US and Canadian weekends away

* enough detail to immerse yourself for 2 days and see the highlights.

* from Broadway to the Grand Canyon and everywhere in between.


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      6 years ago

      It's roses for me, and chocolates for him! In past years, I have given him a watch, several in 25 years. Love Valentine's Day, Love my Valentine!

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      6 years ago

      I don't know if we will exchange gifts this year. We usually don't but every once in a while, we decide to celebrate.


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