Valentine’s Day can be surprisingly stressful for women. Not only do you find yourself wondering if your partner is going to get you something suitably romantic for the holiday, but you’re probably also stressing about what to get for him. Guys kind of have a roadmap for Valentine’s Day success. If they pick up flowers, chocolate, jewelry, or perfume, they’ve ticked all the boxes for what they were supposed to do. But for women, there’s no pre-determined roadmap for typical V-Day gifts. That’s why our gift guide was created. We’ve put together a list of awesome Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your romantic partner, and we’ve structured the list by how long you’ve been together. If your relationship is relatively new, the ideas near the top of our list are gonna be your best bet. If you’re married or have been together for a significant amount of time, go ahead and scroll to the bottom of our list to find something suitable. Whether you’re shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift for your crush, your FWB, your boyfriend, or your husband, we’re here to help you find a thoughtful, romantic gift for him.
1. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Crush: A Funny T-Shirt
So there’s this guy you’re crushing on, but you haven’t made your move. Valentine’s Day is a great day to test the waters and see how he feels. Whether he’s some guy you drool over from afar, or a friend you recently developed deeper feelings for, we recommend a gift that shows your intentions, without getting too intense. A funny t-shirt is a great icebreaker, and you can always pair with a nice Valentine’s day card where you can share your romantic feelings. This shirt is funny, playful, and just plain cool. What guy doesn’t want to be Batman? Plus, at less than $10 for select sizes, you’re not out a ton of money if it turns out he’s not that into you. Want more gift ideas in this vein? Browse more funny shirts for men here.
Price: $6.99 – $18.99, depending on color and size selected
2. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your FWB: Nice Headphones
The Friends With Benefits situation can be tricky around Valentine’s Day. We recommend being open and talking about your feelings with your FWB. If you’re truly content keeping things casual, it’s still nice to get him a little something. You may want to make sure it’s a gift that feels casual, and not romantic at all. An Amazon gift card or a cool book like Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike are both gifts that say, “I like you and respect you, but I’m not looking to make you into my boyfriend.”
But what if you want to take things to the next level? If you’re hoping to transition that guy from FWB to proper boyfriend, a nicer gift can indicate how much you care without scaring him off. We think a pair of headphones is a nice FWB gift for Valentine’s Day. It’s not too fancy, not too romantic, but still nice enough to show him that he’s important to you. Sennheiser’s RS120 wireless headphones have some audio cred, but at a price that’s not gonna break the bank.
Price: $51.97 (60 percent off MSRP)
3. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for the Guy You’ve Only Gone on Two Dates With: Craft a Brew Brown Ale Beer Brewing Kit
It can be a little awkward when you’ve only just started dating a guy, and Valentine’s Day rears its ugly head before you’ve really had a chance to get to know him. If you’re in this situation, and you think this guy has potential, it’s totally cool to get him a little something for Valentine’s Day, even if you aren’t officially a couple. This beer brewing kit is a fun gift idea that’s not too clingy or romantic for the guy you’re still just getting to know. Multiple flavors and beer styles are available via the link below, so click through to see all the options and pick something you think he’d like.
4. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your 1-Month Boyfriend: Sexy Lingerie
If you guys have only been hanging out for a month or two, we’re guessing things are still pretty hot and heavy in the bedroom. The gift of you in some sexy underwear may be all he needs from you to feel like he’s had an awesome V-Day. The lingerie set pictured above is super sexy, and will definitely make you feel confident. If you want, get him a “real gift” too, like some of his favorite booze, or offer to cook a romantic dinner at your place. You could also throw in some sexy mesh underwear for him.
Price: $13.99 (70 percent off MSRP)
5. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your 6-Month Boyfriend: Bluetooth Speaker
The FABRIQ Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart Speaker looks cool, and is packed with equally cool features. It features Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, which he can use to play music, control smart home devices, set alarms, and more. Using Wi-Fi, you can connect up to 10 FABRIQ speakers for a multiroom sound experience.
If he already has enough speakers, consider some high-end men’s grooming products instead. The six month mark is a nice time to give him these kinds of gifts. You’ve been together long enough that the gift doesn’t seem like you’re trying to send him a coded message about his grooming habits, it’s simply that you want to show you care about him. The upscale grooming products from Prospector Co. come in cool packaging, and will definitely appeal to his manly and rugged side.
6. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your 1-Year Boyfriend: BURBERRY London for Men Eau de Toilette
Cologne is a nice gift for men on Valentine’s Day, and a year into a relationship, you should be comfortable enough with his likes and dislikes to pick out something he’ll enjoy wearing. This is a complex, sophisticated scent with notes of spicy black pepper, smoky guaiac resin, and subtle lavender. If you’re worried this gift isn’t enough on it’s own, throw in something more personal along with the scent. We recommend a book by his favorite author, a movie from his favorite director, or an album from his favorite band.
Price: $60 for 1.7 fluid ounces
7. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your 2-Year Boyfriend: MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
Looking for a cool and creative gift idea for Valentine’s Day? After two years of dating, you might want to find something less predictable than cologne or fun lingerie. If he loves coffee, this portable espresso maker is a really cool gift idea to keep him wired all day long. This hand-operated espresso maker allows him to have a cup of high-test caffeine anywhere, even while on the go, at a campsite, or while traveling on a plane.
Not a coffee drinker? Considering spicing things up on Valentine’s Night with something from our guide to the best sex toys, which includes several couple-friendly toy options.
8. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your 3-Year Boyfriend: Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
If your boyfriend wants to upgrade his 1st gen Blu-ray player for a more modern option, this model from Samsung is a great choice. It supports both 3D films and 4K Ultra HD picture, and has overwhelmingly positive user reviews. This Blu-ray player is great for catching all of the detail in blockbuster action flicks. If you guys watch a lot of movies together, this is a gift you can both appreciate.
9. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Long-Term, Live-In Boyfriend: A New Mattress
You’ve been living together for years, and dating for years, and you might not even want to get married. You guys are supremely comfortable together, and you’ve probably reached a point of maturity in your relationship. When holidays come around, you’d both prefer practical gifts for the house. If your current mattress is starting to sag and leave you both with aching backs, a new mattress from Casper could be just the right gift for Valentine’s Day. A mattress may not seem all that romantic at first, but really, what’s more romantic than making a comfortable bed for each other? It’s also backed by a 100 night trial, so you can send it back if you’re not totally satisfied with the quality of your sleep. Each Casper mattress offers four-layer foam construction for support, breathability, and bounce. A hypoallergenic latex design helps keep you cool all night long. Each Casper mattress is under warranty for 10 years.
Want to see more products like this? You might also be interested in our guide to the best mattresses for back pain.
Price: $950 for Queen size, other sizes also available
10. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Ex: VIP Helicopter Experience
Trying to win back your Ex this Valentine’s Day? A big romantic gesture may be just what you need. Offer to whisk him away to Vegas for a VIP helicopter experience from Tinggly. If that pulse-pounding adventure together isn’t enough to spark something between you, then we don’t know what will. Though, of course, if you’re not the adventure-seeking types, maybe an offer to whisk him away to a cozy B&B would be better received. Consider picking up a BedandBreakfast.com gift card to finance your trip. And if the worst case happens and he turns you down, go with a friend and have an amazing trip with them instead.
11. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Fiancé: Garmin Vívoactive HR GPS Smartwatch
First off, congrats on getting engaged! You guys are probably saving for the wedding, but we’re guessing you still want a Valentine’s Day gift that has a big impact. Make your first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple special with a gift that will encourage him to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This GPS smartwatch can help him track his runs, track progress towards fitness goals, and monitor heart rate during exercise. If you think he’d prefer a smartwatch that looks more like a regular watch, you could also consider the Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2.
Price: $199.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
12. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your New Husband: Sony XBR55X850D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
Is it your first Valentine’s Day as a married couple? Why not go all out to make the day really special? A new 4K TV is a pretty generous gift, but one that he will really appreciate. If you already upgraded your TV to a 4K set recently, we have some other ideas. Your gamer husband might appreciate an Oculus Rift VR headset, for example. If he’s into sports, he might appreciate these cufflinks made from game-used MLB baseballs from Tokens & Icons.
Price: $998 (17 percent off MSRP)
13. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 5 Years: Southwest Gift Card
After five years of marriage, you two deserve a romantic getaway. Present him with a Southwest gift card, and plan a romantic trip together. Alternatively, give him a card to use on his own, to do something he’s always wanted to do on the other side of the country. He could fly to another city to reconnect with his childhood best friend, visit a famous restaurant, watch a sporting event, or something else along those lines.
Cards are available in denominations of $50, $100, and $200
14. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 10 Years: Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)
You’ve been together for a decade, and so it’s only natural that you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way. If he’s constantly complaining about his slow, buggy laptop, a new Surface Book is a really thoughtful gift. Microsoft Surface Book features a 6th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 256 GB of storage, 8GB RAM, and up to 12 hours of video playback. This is an especially apt gift if he went really over the top for you last year, and you want to even the score a bit. Too rich for your blood? Browse less expensive laptop models in this laptop buying guide.
Price: $1,749 (8 percent off MSRP)
15. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 15 Years: QuietKat Rancher-AP 72V All-Terrain Low-Speed Electric Vehicle
Looking for a fun gift? This cool electric ATV is perfect for hunters, campers, or any man who appreciates a new vehicle. As you guys get older, he might appreciate a gift that helps him get around your or explore the great outdoors with ease. We like the price point, as well as the fact that the electric vehicle is good for the environment. This vehicle goes up to 40 miles on a single charge, and the battery fully recharges overnight so it’s ready for the next day of adventures. The knobby tires, hydraulic disc brakes, and dual suspension make this a great option for navigating difficult terrain. An easy-to-read digital display lets him monitor how much battery life is left, distance covered, and speed. This is a totally awesome, totally unexpected gift that will appeal to outdoorsmen, adventurers, and beachcombers.
16. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 20 Years: SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
What’s more relaxing and romantic than your own private hot tub? This inflatable model is budget-friendly and easy to set up/take down, making it a nice option for those with limited space. No tools are required for set up. This model boasts a built-in rapid-heating and water-filtration system, and can get all the way up to a very cozy 104°F. If you’re thinking about a more permanent home spa for your house, you can browse discounted plug and play hot tubs on sale at Amazon.
Price: $349.99 (30 percent off MSRP)
17. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 25 Years: Nixon’s The Sentry SS watch
Your 25th anniversary is known as a Silver Anniversary. If you’ve spent about 25 Valentine’s Days together, a silver-hued gift is a fun idea. While the watch above isn’t made from pure silver, it does have a silver tone, and it’s quite beautiful. The purple dial is quite unusual, and will definitely get him some compliments. We also appreciate the water-resistant design and day/date window at 3 o’clock location.
Want more gift ideas in this vein? Browse more silver men’s watches here.
Price: $159.96 (20 percent off MSRP)
18. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 30 Years: ROTENIER Classic Sterling Silver Globe Mother-Of-Pearl Cufflinks
The traditional 30th anniversary gift was pearl, though modern couples usually opt for a “diamond anniversary” instead. A pair of pearl cufflinks makes a nice gift for the traditional husband who likes to dress for success. If the pair above are a bit out of your price range, these similar cufflinks are available for under $50.
19. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 40 Years: 10k Created Ruby & .02ct Diamond Men’s Ring
Ruby is the traditional anniversary gift for 40 years of marriage. If this Valentine’s Day falls within your 40th year of marriage, consider a fine piece of men’s jewelry that features a ruby stone. This bold ring has a striking look, but avoids being gaudy. The created ruby gem takes center stage, while two small diamonds flank either side to add shine and luxury. You can browse more men’s ruby rings available for rush shipping here.
20. Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband of 50 Years: Arccos 360 Tracking System
If your husband is an avid golfer in his retirement, consider getting him something that will improve his golf game. Men can be picky about golf attire and golf clubs, so we recommend this golf tracking system as a safe gift idea. Each kit contains 14 low-profile, lightweight sensors: 13 standard club sensors, plus one for his putter. Each sensor records and analyzes every shot he makes. Golfers get customized insights into how they can improve their driving, approach, chipping, sand game and putting.