Finding the best gifts for men can be challenging. You may have gotten lucky in the past with meaningful anniversary, birthday, Christmas and Valentine’s Day gifts, but getting it right year after year is a daunting task. What exactly do you give the man in your life (boyfriend, husband, father, or maybe even your boss) to show how much you appreciate him? What exactly are the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men in 2021?
Fortunately for you, SPY editors spend all year long hunting down the best gift ideas for men. In the past year, we’ve made a list of the best gadgets, grooming products, fashion essentials and more goodies. At this point, we’ve even collected our favorites to wrap up the past year in our brand new 2020 SPY Man Awards to ensure you’re gifting the best items money can buy.
If he’s an undercover geek who loves gizmos, smart home devices could be just the ticket. He might be a spirits connoisseur whose bar could benefit from some fancy tequilas or glassware upgrades. He may be the simple type that values practical EDC accessories like Bluetooth trackers or noise-canceling headphones. Something else to consider is a stylish new travel bag perfect for business trips and weekend getaways. We even have a few sex gifts to spice up your Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of great gift ideas for men to look over, and we’ve got them all here.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what he loves. And if you’re still not sure, check out our list of must-have Valentine’s Day gifts for men to help narrow down your selections. These men’s gift ideas span across every major category and price point, including gadgets, booze, cooking appliances, fashion essentials and numerous other cool finds.
Read on to find the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men in 2021.
1. L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
BEST COZY SLIPPERS FOR MEN
Slippers don’t come any cozier than the L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins. Slipping them on feels like running your toes through an expensive shearling rug, keeping his feet warm and relaxed when roaming around your castle. Color options include black, brown, chocolate, graphite and kelp. Think about it, who doesn’t love a cozy slipper? No one, so this slipper is seriously a great gift for men. We love it so much, we even named it our favorite slipper of 2020 in our SPY Man Awards.
2. Wahl Beard Trimmer
BEST BEARD TRIMMER FOR MEN
Along with the rise in popularity of facial hair has come the resurgence of the daily ritual of grooming for men. Sure, it existed before this but not in the same way. The beard has become a canvas for self-expression, and for your man to express himself to the fullest he needs this beard trimmer from Wahl. It has a five-position guide so he can get the precise cut and look he wants. The high-carbon steel blades create superb sharpness and this set includes a bonus trimmer for his ears, nose and brow because . . . well you know. Those areas are crucial to get as well.
3. Marshall Monitor II A.N.C.
BEST HEADPHONES FOR MEN
Noise-canceling headphones come in handy for many occasions. Should the giftee in mind be someone who travels all the time or loves to consume their music with very little distractions, consider these nostalgic-looking cans the perfect gift. Marshall’s newest sound cans pack grade-A audio and impressive active noise cancelation into a slick, retro design that pays homage to some of the brand’s heritage products. Another performance hallmark that makes these sound-silencers a standout is the innovative control knob that lets you manage playback, phone calls and volume seamlessly. He’ll get some great playtime out of these headphones as well, up to 30 hours with ANC on, which is more than enough to keep him busy during international trips and long weekends at home. We love them so much, we named them our favorite headphones of 2020 in our SPY Man Awards.
4. Rugged & Dapper Active Regimen Grooming Set
BEST GROOMING SET FOR MEN
A nationwide quarantine shouldn’t stop him from practicing proper grooming etiquette. This R&D bundle has all of the essentials to maintain a well-groomed look all year round, including full-sized versions of its body wash and shampoo, daily facial cleanser, moisturizer, and shave cream. It’s also worth noting that the company formulates all of its products with natural and organic ingredients, making them suitable for all ages, skin and hair types. A sleek Dopp kit comes bundled with the purchase to keep everything stored and organized. Consider it a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for him that will save money and trips to the pharmacy.
5. Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds
BEST NEW EARBUDS FOR MEN
A few months into 2021 and his “new year, new me” commitments will be leading to healthy gains. Keep that momentum going by tossing a pair of sporty and sweat-resistant wireless earbuds into his gym bag. SPY’s Tech Editor Adrian Covert recently named these the best noise-cancelling earbuds and top tech gifts of 2020. Jabra Elite Active 75t deliver better sound and battery life than the AirPods Pro. No amount of sweat is going to wear these down anytime soon. Using the Jabra Sound+ app allows listeners to customize the EQ settings for personalized sound. We raved about these earbuds when they debuted at CES 2020, and they’re still one of the best gifts for him you’ll find for Valentine’s Day this year.
6. SAXX Snooze Sleep Pants
BEST LOUNGEWEAR FOR MEN
We love these pants more than we love ourselves. For real. These are the most comfortable pants money can buy, and since we’re all spending more time in sweats this year, these pants are some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men. They are both insanely soft and lightweight, so it essentially feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, yet they’re warm enough to keep you snuggly warm whether you’re lounging on the couch, sleeping in bed or traveling in the car on your next weekend vacation trip. Our e-commerce editor Tyler can’t get enough of these pants. He wears them to every single work meeting, though the rest of us don’t know that considering we’re still only meeting on Slack. Surprise!
7. Fitbit Inspire 2
BEST FITBIT FOR MEN
The newly released Fitbit Inspire 2 is an excellent fitness gift to get him if he’s committed to bettering his overall health in 2021. Not to mention it is less than half the price of the new Apple Watch. It’s simple to operate, delivers accurate biometric data (heart rate, calories burned, steps taken) and comes programmed with intelligible features to optimize workouts. He’ll gain access to mobile notifications directly on the device, control Spotify playback via touchscreen and use the new heat maps option to keep tabs on when and where he’s burned the most energy, making it really the best smartwatch gift for men. It’s also one of the simplest and most affordable options that Fitbit has to offer. Plus, it’s swim-proof and has a 10-day battery life. How’s that for a spotter?
8. Anker Wireless PowerWave Pad & Stand Chargers Bundle
BEST CHARGER FOR MEN
Tired of having your smartphone charger “borrowed” by that special someone? Well, now you can spoil them with not one, but two wireless charging solutions to calm their low-battery anxiety. This two-in-one Anker bundle is one of those sweet under-the-radar deals you’d be a fool to pass up on, giving you the company’s popular charging stand and pad for only $26. Both are powerful enough to juice up your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone quickly without having either device tethered to a charging cable. They’re also portable, so he’ll be able to carry them to the office and back home with ease. For the tech-obsessed man in your life, this Anker charging pad is one of the best men’s gift ideas of the year.
9. WOVTE Bear Claw Black Telescopic Back Scratcher
BEST EASY GIFT
A back scratcher? A back scratcher. As one of the most random gifts on this list he’ll actually use, an extendable back scratcher will hit all those spots he can’t reach when you’re not there. It’s not too sharp or too dull, so it will combat any back itches without leaving any marks. While you’re at it, maybe pick one up for yourself.
10. Amazon Fire Stick and All-New Echo Dot Bundle
BEST BUNDLE GIFT FOR MEN
This Fall Amazon released a new generation of Echo and Fire TV products, and these gadgets are some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him in 2021. Better yet, Amazon currently has an unbeatable bargain that you’ll want to take advantage of while you can. What’s cool is that the two gadgets can be used together to enable hands-free voice control via Alexa. In other words, he can lounge on the La-Z-Boy, pull up Netflix and order Domino’s Pizza at the same time with nothing more than simple voice commands. And with the Echo Dot’s new and improved spherical look, we’re super stoked to replace our outdated version.
11. Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag
BEST WEEKEND BAG FOR MEN
Most guys have an old reliable gym bag that never gets replaced, even though it’s one tear away from retirement. Upgrade him with a new duffle bag from Herschel. This duffle design is the perfect size for a quick weekend getaway and even features an internal pocket just for muddy shoes to protect the rest of the nice clothes you’ve bought him. The navy blue matched with the brown top handles is a handsome look, and the featured classic patch logo on the side will continuously remind him of the nice gift you got him on his travels.
12. MVMT Minimal Sport Bracelet Watch
BEST WATCH FOR MEN
MVMT has become the standard for affordable and sophisticated men’s watches, and no SPY gift guide would be complete without a timepiece from this brand. We guarantee your beau will be thrilled to sport this sharp-looking chronograph around his wrist. The details are what make the Minimal Sport Bracelet Watch a stunner, from the distinctive crown to the shiny single-eye dial. Adding to its elegance is the handsome face and its polished, stainless-steel casing. Suitable for any occasion, he can sport it with some denim and white sneakers during a night out with the boys or with a fancy business suit for formal events.
13. Live Bearded All-Natural Beard Oil
BEST BEARD OIL
Beards are everywhere in 2021, so it’s no surprise that some of the best gifts for men are grooming supplies like this beard oil from SPY-favorite Live Bearded. If your bearded boy hasn’t had the chance to try beard oil out as of yet, now’s the best time to influence him. This stuff is made for the burly type who wants to keep his beard looking full, happy and healthy at all times. A little bit goes a long, long way — even if your guy’s rocking a beard that reaches his chest. Also, this stuff smells great and will hydrate his hair to keep it moisturized 24/7. We recommend throwing a little bit of this oil on right before heading out on the town. It’s like makeup for men.
14. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Starting a new hobby is never a bad idea, so help him discover a love for photography with this easy instant camera from Fujifilm. This camera provides tiny, Instagram-worthy instant images he can stick on his wall, keep in his wallet or hang at his desk cubicle. It isn’t the best camera in the world, but it’s one of the best ways to capture memories in 2021.
15. Marc New York Burnett Wool Blend Peacoat
Now that he’s already got his go-to winter jacket for the season, snag him something a little more on the handsome side for date nights and work commutes. This wool-blend peacoat is totally dapper to the eye and will up his look times twenty. It has a double-breasted button closure, side welt pockets and notched lapels to top it off. And get this — it’s only $100. You’re not going to want to miss out on this one.
16. NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football
BEST GIFT FOR MEN THAT LOVE SPORTS
This book was one of the top gifts for men among SPY readers in 2020. NFL 100 is a football memorabilia book that celebrates a century of the National Football League’s greatest moments in 286 pages. With insightful player profiles, historical stats from every decade, and stunning portrait photography, the book has more than enough content to hold over the big guy until the season ends.
17. Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
BEST TOOL BAG FOR MEN
With all the free time in the world to take on house-fixing chores, he’s going to need a reliable tool bag to keep his equipment organized, stored, and easily portable. Enter the Carhart Legacy. This carrier bag has the brand’s signature, durable aesthetics and logo patch, and lots of room, including a zippered main compartment, 17 exterior pockets and 10 interior pockets. It’s nearly indestructible with an abrasion-resistant base, sturdy haul handles, and triple needle-stitch construction. We think it makes for a handsome gym bag as well. It won’t transform the man of the house into Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, but it should encourage him to start those pet projects he promised years ago, like that backyard gazebo.
18. Happy Socks Athletic Smile Heart Socks
BEST SOCKS TO GIFT
Ah, socks. The gift of all gifts. It feels like no matter what, people are gifted socks from at least one important person in their life. Every. Single. Year. No matter the occasion. Be that important person on V-Day this year and gift these cozy heart socks from Happy Socks. Visually speaking, they bost a wacky amount of smiling hearts plastered on top of a light blue background. You truly can’t hate ’em!
19. Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket
BEST FOR MEN WHO LOVE TRAVEL
Rumpl’s cozy, insulated blankets have become a mainstay for adventurous outdoorsmen. Each blanket is designed from some of the industry’s most versatile materials, providing great comfort, warmth, and durability at a relatively low price. The fact that it’s so light and portable also makes it ideal for camping in the wilderness or the backyard. Choose from several colors and sizes.
20. JUDY Mover Max
BEST SURVIVAL KIT
Given the past year, you really never know. If your guy enjoys a hike every once in a blue moon, make sure he packs this survival kit into his backpack. The kit is filled with anything needed during an emergency, including items for warmth, safety and first-aid. Not to mention, there are also a ton of tools as well as food and water. Because it’s both lightweight and durable, it won’t add any extra weight to what he’s carrying or make a mess on his trek. Honestly, maybe you should snag a second to keep in the trunk of his car — just in case. We love it so much, we even named this as our favorite emergency bag of 2020 in our recent SPY Man Awards.
21. Joyce Chen 21-9979 Wok
BEST FOR MEN WHO COOK
Elevate his stovetop cooking with this carbon steel wok made for electric, induction and gas stoves. If he’s never used a wok before, they’re perfect for creating delicious stirfry, fried rice and noodle dishes, which will give him full creativity in the kitchen. The wok is made from carbon steel, which heats up very quickly and is extremely lightweight for easy maneuvering.
22. Under Armour Sportsmask
BEST FOR RUNNERS
Though 2020 is but a distant memory, we can say with confidence that no product inspired more interest among SPY readers within the past year than the Under Armour Sportsmask. While other brands we’re rushing cheap neck gaiters and spandex masks to market, Under Armour was working with professional athletes in the field to test the design of its Sportsmask, the best face mask for running we’ve tried yet, we even named it our favorite of 2020 in our recent SPY Man Awards. This face mask is perfect for guys who want to work out while keeping themselves and others safe. This product features open-cell foam that makes it easy to breathe, an antimicrobial inside layer and high-performance fabrics for intense workout sessions. Choose the size and color that’s best for your guy and get ready to gift the best Valentine’s Day gift for men of 2021.
23. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
BEST FOR GUYS WHO LOVE TO CUDDLE
Weighted blankets were one of the past year’s top Christmas gift ideas, so if you forewent the purchase in December, now’s the time to snag one in time for Valentine’s Day. Who isn’t feeling a little stressed after the past year, anyway? Getting under a gravity blanket is like going to therapy if therapy had the ability to snuggle and calm your entire body. Unlike other weighted blankets, the Bearaby cotton napper is built to be a more breathable alternative to the otherwise really claustrophobic choices on the internet. It’s made with heavy organic cotton instead of a filling, so you’ll never have to fear this thing busting open and spraying filling or beads all over your bed. Additionally, this weighted blanket is completely washer and dryer safe, making it an excellent gift for men who spill a lot or really know how to stink a place up.
24. BESTISAN TV Soundbar
When it comes to a solid, great-working soundbar, you surprisingly never need to break the bank. Yeah, we were shocked too. This soundbar from BESTIAN TV provides excellent quality sound the same way products from bigger known brands do at more than half the price. It has the ability to fill an entire room with sound by delivering high-end audio your ears will love. You can connect it wired or wireless, too.
25. Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpants
We named these our favorite sweatpants in our 2020 SPY Man Awards for a reason — they’re superior in comfort. Whether he’s staying home, going on a walk or even heading to work, the Ace Sweatpants are a stylish yet cozy way to spice up his wardrobe. They’re made with micro-sanded french terry and have a tailored fit so they will never look baggy when on. Each pair is complete with a soft finish so he’ll be comfortable no matter what the day brings.
26. Theragun Prime
BEST MASSAGE GUN
If you’re an avid ready of SPY, there’s a solid chance you know about Theragun at this point. Theragun is the massage gun of all massage guns, but we’re not going to lie, they get pretty pricey. Their top-rated, best massage gun comes in at a staggering $600, which isn’t your average V-Day gift. Instead, we suggest snagging their more affordable option — the Theragun Prime. At half the price, this massage gun is definitely more affordable and will feel excellent gliding over his sore muscles. Hey, maybe he will even let you use it a couple of times, so it’s a win-win.
27. Hello Cake so-low lotion
Let’s be honest, as much as you might like to think he doesn’t, your man goes solo every once in a while. It’s human nature, so he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do. Support his “me-time” with this lotion from Hello Cake that will enhance his lonesome endeavors. Pick up something for the two of you, too, while you’re at it.
28. Cole Haan 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker Boot
BEST BOOTS FOR MEN
Temperatures are dropping, so that means footwear options are changing. Let your favorite guy know that it’s time to throw those Birks back into the closet by gifting him a handsome pair of boots to rock from winter to spring. The 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker Boot from Cole Haan offers a dapper, water-resistant leather and suede exterior to provide a durable yet good-looking finish that can take on any weather-related issues and match most outfits. They have the flexibility of any go-to sneaker, so they won’t feel like his feet are surrounded by cinderblocks. They’re brand-spankin’ new, too, so he will totally be on-trend in terms of current fashion. That’s not all either — we recently named these boots the Best Boots of 2020 in our 2020 SPY Man Awards, so we’re sure he’s going to love them just as much as we do.
29. VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse
BEST FOR GUYS WORKING FROM HOME
Is your man still working from home? If he hasn’t been one of the (lucky?) ones that have headed back into the office as of yet, he’s most likely going to be working from home at least until the spring. It’s just the way the cookie’s going to crumble at this point. So, gift him a mouse. No, not the pet — a wireless mouse so he can effortlessly get his work done the way he would if he were back in the office. Having a mouse completely changes the game and will help him work faster and more effectively, even if he gets distracted easily by all of the stuff in his home office. It’s only $10, too, so even if he never ends up using it, you won’t feel so bad when you take it for your own WFH endeavors.
30. Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller
BEST FOR GAMERS
Whether he’s been obsessed with Fortnite since its release in 2017 or he hasn’t been able to stop playing Among Us in the past couple of weeks, snag him something that will take his phone gaming to the next level. The Razer Kishi mobile game controller takes the easy handheld controls he’s used to on his Xbox or PS5 controllers to the mobile realm. It fits most iPhones seamlessly and will never fall off while playing. By ditching the touchscreen, no one will ever catch him as The Imposter ever again.
31. Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR MEN
Fragrances have always been a gifting staple, especially between partners. If your man is still struggling to find his next signature scent, pause his Scentbird subscription and give him the best new fragrance of 2021. YSL recently updated its bestselling men’s fragrance with a seductive, sophisticated woody citrus scent. This cologne was recently made in collaboration with the iconic Lenny Kravitz to embody a forever young kind of scent made for men in all age groups. It’s the kind of scent you’ll want to wear every single day, yet spray less while putting on to savor the bottle. So, while we’d normally suggest a scent box or subscription service in order for your man to find his new go-to, we’re so confident that he’ll love this YSL bottle that we’re foregoing the cologne gift set this year. This is the cologne he needs and you better believe it.
32. MEATER Plus Smart Meat Thermometer
BEST SMART THERMOMETER
If cooking meat is your man’s thing, this smart meat thermometer is about to be his new favorite grilling accessory. It’s a thermometer that links up directly with an app on your smartphone and alerts you to the exact moment your steak, chicken or other meat is done. You simply insert the thermometer during cooking and select the temperature you’d like your meat cooked to, and it does the rest. No more guesswork or cutting into your slab before it’s done. Trust this tiny gadget and your man will enjoy perfectly cooked steak every time, which is honestly a priceless gift in our opinion.
33. Scalp Massager
BEST SCALP MASSAGER
If you’ve ever had the chance to get your scalp massaged by one of these bad boys, you’ll know damn well that this is the gift to give. It’s tremendously inexpensive yet still has the ability to bring you full-body chills due to how well it works. Since it comes with two, you should absolutely keep the other for yourself.
34. Letsfit Resistance Bands Set
BEST FOR QUARANTINE
If we’re going to be real, there is a solid chance we’re heading back into quarantine. If your man told himself he was finally going to get himself back into the gym come the new year, he might be in for a rude awakening. Help him workout from home with this adjustable resistance band set that will allow him to get in a good pump right in his living room. These are quality-made, so they aren’t going to snap mid-workout no matter how hard he’s going. The bands even come in a number of intervals so he can do various workouts depending on how much he can lift at the time.
35. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
BEST WATER BOTTLE FOR MEN
The most considerate present you can gift this V-Day isn’t a monogrammed coffee mug. It’s a water bottle. You know damn well at this point that the Hydro Flask is one of the most iconic water bottles of our time. It keeps your water iced cold for, like, ever. Plus, it comes in a number of gorgeous colors, so snag him his favorite.
36. W&P Porter Bowl
BEST FOR GUYS HEADED BACK TO WORK
Is your favorite dude finally ditching his work-from-home desk and heading back in the office for the first time since March? Pack his lunch in these deliciously colorful to-go bowls from W&P. Choose his favorite color, because we know they have it, and help him pack any leftovers from the night before or a fresh meal for his big day back again. Each plastic bowl is pretty durable and comes with an easy-to-clean silicone lid. Also, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe for effortless reheating and cleaning.
37. Crosley UO Exclusive Washed Wood Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
BEST RECORD PLAYER
For any dude beginning a record collection, starting with a Crosley Cruiser is simply a must. This Urban Outfitters exclusive comes in at a great price point and even has the ability to connect to Bluetooth. The sound quality is quite old-timey in the way you want it to be and transforms even modern-day songs into a sort of relic before its time. Looking for records to gift, too? Good, check Urban Outfitter’s awesome record collection for a number of great options.
38. PhoneSoap Pro UV Smartphone Sanitizer
BEST FOR GERMAPHOBES
At this point, we’re all germaphobes. Never have we ever anticipated how uncomfortable we would be touching just about anything outside our own homes. For those doing the new year right, snag a PhoneSoaph Pro UV smartphone sanitizer to sanitize his phone without getting it wet. Yeah, alcohol wipes are great for your phone, but the potential of damaging it during cleaning isn’t worth it. This will clean his phone consistently 100% of the time, leaving it squeaky clean in the process. You can even charge your phone while it’s getting its cleaning as well as wash just about anything else that will fit inside.
39. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit
BEST SNEAKER GIFT
Something to go with his new workout headphones, the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit combines form, fashion, and function better than any other pair of running sneakers out there. These lightweight runners offer the right amount of support and shock absorption, thanks to Nike’s revolutionary React foam cushioning that absorbs energy to provide springy, responsive results. Its clean design gives these sneakers a bit of monotone panache, so he’ll look stylish sporting these on outdoor runs or rooftop gatherings.
40. Rustic Town Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag
BEST DOPP KIT FOR MEN
Every true gent keeps his toiletries in a nice Dopp kit. To prevent your man from stockpiling his shaving essentials atop the bathroom sink, leave this grooming organizer on the countertop. We’ve included this buffalo leather goodie in here because it’s a handsome, high-quality storage option any dude will love. This toiletry kit is hand-crafted the old-fashioned way by artisans in India with old-world tanning techniques other bags in our modern age don’t normally get treated with. It has multiple inner and outer compartments for all your various travel essentials. Also, it stands up on its own, so if your man needs to search in his back for anything specific, he’ll have no trouble doing so.
41. Casetify Custom iPhone Case
BEST PHONE CASE
Oh, so he got the new iPhone 12? Lucky dog. Time to get him a phone case that will protect his new toy and make it look cool. Casetify’s new line of iPhone 12 cases are fully customizable and protective when it comes to any drops or dings. There are so many textures, patterns, protective additives, pictures and effects to choose from when designing his perfect case that it’s almost overwhelming to choose from. You can even write his name on the case so he’ll never mistake his phone for someone else’s. Because, you know, sometimes he’s a little dumb.
42. Everlane Bomber Jacket
BEST BOMBER JACKET FOR MEN
With winter full-throttle in our lives, it might be hard to imagine heading outside in just a bomber right now, but trust us, this one’s going to make him want to freeze. Or, maybe he should just keep it in his closet until spring. Nonetheless, Everlane sells some of the hottest-looking bombers at a fraction of what most luxury brands charge. This bomber is an everyday jacket that complements any form of casual wear, designed with a slim cut that creates an attractive silhouette to highlight upper body features like the shoulders. While lack will always be in season, you still can’t go wrong with this navy choice.
43. The Couples Bucket List – 100 Date Night Idea Cards
BEST GIFT FOR MEN IN RELATIONSHIPS
At some point, every couple gets into a creative funk and starts running short on date night ideas. Struggle no more, as the Couples Bucket List has some fantastic recommendations. Basically, it’s a curated box with suggestions that are broken down into themes (life, love, laughter) to inspire fun and eventful dates. Each box comes filled with 100 printed idea cards, along with three dividers to keep tabs on what’s been done, what you’re doing, and what you plan on doing with your significant other. How thoughtful. We love adult card games here at SPY, and this one of our favorites for couples, as well as a perfect gift for men who can use some fresh date night ideas.
44. Harry’s Bathtub Essentials Set
BEST FOR THE BATH
Scrub-a-dub-dub! We could all use a bubble bath right now given the state of the world. Influence your favorite dude to take one himself with this bathtub-essentials set straight from his favorite razor brand. Harry’s has a number of gift sets for the holiday season, but we specifically love this one for how unexpected it will be. We feel that most dudes don’t get rewarded with enough “me-time” inspired gifts the way women do, so it’s time to turn the tables and gift him something similar to what’s probably already under the tree for you. He’ll be extra thankful for this inspired gift idea.
45. COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart
BEST AIR FRYER
If your guy is a nerd for kitchen gadgets, then an air fryer is one of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas. COSORI sells an outstanding air fryer great for all kitchen sizes and crisping up some of his favorite meals minus the added fat. It achieves the same crispy fried finish you want with a ton less oil than traditional fryers and has a sleek, compact design that won’t take up too much room on your kitchen counter. The touchscreen controls both the temperature and timer and the whole machine is dishwasher safe so you won’t have to worry about it breaking whilst he tries to clean it.
46. Usual Wines
BEST FOR DUDES THAT LOVE WINE
Got a wine lover on your hands? If he’s likely already anticipating a bottle or two of his go-to under the tree this year, surprise him with wine he’s not already expecting. Usual Wines has a number of single-glass bottles available in a range of classic wine flavors that are perfect for gifting. Each bottle looks like a little test tube and the wine is truly delicious. They even occasionally have seasonal specials and limited-time offers you can’t miss out on. We love Usual so much, we even wrote an entire piece detailing our experience with them which you can check out here.
47. Nintendo Switch Lite
BEST GIFT FOR MEN THAT GAME
New gaming consoles often top men’s gift lists, but if your man doesn’t already have a Switch, then this is actually our top gaming console recommendation. Get a jump on this year’s most coveted gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s $100 cheaper, smaller, and has a better battery life than the original Switch model. The inclusion of a traditional D-pad also works better for 2D platformers; playing NES classics like Metroid and Super Mario Bros. is far smoother. Access to the Switch’s massive library of games should keep him busy (and quiet) on the flight back home or commute to work.
48. Ray-Ban 58mm Polarized Sunglasses
BEST SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
He knows ’em, he loves ’em, heck, he’s even had ’em — until they slipped off his head when you guys were on his bud’s boat over the summer. Since then, he’s gone sunglasses-free. Now’s the time to get him the pair he misses so dearly with the classics that won’t go out of style, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. You might think these iconic sunglasses are only a summer staple, but you’re wrong. Think about how ridiculously bright it becomes outside once snow covers the ground again. We don’t want our guy going blind this winter. Therefore, gift these for him this V-Day and pray to God that we don’t get a crazy snowstorm beforehand.
49. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
BEST WHISKEY FOR MEN
If your man loves whiskey and bourbon, then this is one of the best selections you can stock his bar cart with. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is one of the best whiskeys your favorite brown drink lover can keep on his bar cart. Opening the bottle releases an effervescent aroma of 200 detectable flavor notes, including bold grain and wood, sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit and floral notes that will have your hubby craving for a second glass. Every sip is rewarded with moderate sweetness, while the wood-tasting finish is refreshingly smooth. Hands down, it’s one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men in 2021.
50. Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Juicer
BEST JUICER FOR MEN
Oh, so your main guy’s on a health kick? As the dead of winter approaches? Boy, it’s feeding time. We’ll help him out, nonetheless. You’re lucky we’re nice. This cold press juicer from Omega is a super affordable juicing component any guy on a health-kick needs in his kitchen ASAP. It’s designed to be a sleek, more compact option than other juicers on the internet and has an easy-to-use structure for when you want to make deliciously healthy juices. Add carrots, beets, celery, apples, pears — whatever he wants. It keeps the nutritional value, so he’ll be eating well in no time. Or should we say, drinking well?
51. LELO Tor 2 Couples’ Vibrating Ring
BEST GIFT FOR COUPLES
Sex toys can always help spice things up in the bedroom, which is why they’re always one of the best gifts for him (and that goes double for Valentine’s Day). LELO makes some of the most well-designed sex toys on the market right now, and their vibrating cock ring made to satisfy both him and her at the same time. It’s programmed with six different pleasure settings that range from what the company calls a “teasing murmur” to a “satisfying pulse.” The soft surface and large head also allow the device to act as a vibrator for stimulating her clitoris. You see how it works now? Double the action.
52. ESPN+ Subscription
BEST SUBSCRIPTION FOR MEN
Live sports may be looking a bit weird right now given the fact that if they’re on, there isn’t much of an audience, but that doesn’t mean you can’t scratch his itch for entertaining sports content. That’s where an ESPN+ subscription becomes clutch, as the popular streaming service has thousands of hours of exclusive content across every major sport, which should keep him busy for the rest of the year. We’re talking MLB, NBA, NFL, Grand Slam tennis, and even UFC pay-per-view events. But what he’ll really want it for are the award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries and access to watch the incredible Last Dance documentary on the ‘90s Chicago Bulls dynasty. It’s either that or watch him replay his NBA 2K20 season for the umpteenth time. This really is a stellar gift for men that simply keeps on giving.
53. Industrial Table Lamp
With all of us working from home this year, there’s a good chance he needs to update that 20-year-old desk lamp he’s had since high school. We all know it’s tacky and that he can do better. We said what we said. There’s something traditional yet ultramodern about the industrial aesthetic, especially in terms of men’s furniture choices. So, this time around, we’re suggesting you snag him this handsome-looking industrial table lamp for times when he needs to work long nights and needs a bit more light at his desk. Though the lamp looks a bit reclaimed and vintage, we assure you it’s not. Just look at the two USB ports for easy phone charging at the bottom, and it’s dimmable. Who doesn’t love that?
54. Mission Farms CBD Gel
BEST FOR CBD LOVERS
We’re living in stressful times right now and stress can linger throughout the entire day if you let it — especially if you recently went a little too hard at the gym and are suffering from aches and pains on top of your regular day-to-day stress. Mission Farms’ CBD line was made specifically for sore joints and muscles, and lately we’ve been loving the brand’s calming CBD gel. There are three different levels of intensity to choose from and each provides a really nice boost no matter how hard you worked out or how stressful your day has become.
55. Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Fleece Robe
BEST FOR COZY MEN
Year after year, bathrobes are some of the most popular gift ideas for men and women alike. After all, the king of the house deserves a warm, comfy bathrobe. Instead of dropping three figures on luxury brand options, keep it simple, cost-effective, and classy with this Ralph Lauren cover-up. Airy cotton fabric and a true-to-size cut make this loose-fitting outer garment pleasant to wear when lounging around the house. The signature Polo player on the chest on top of the pure white color gives the robe a sophisticated look as well. His reaction when seeing this on the bathroom door after a strenuous workday will be that of a grateful husband.
56. Goodthreads Men’s Standard-Fit Long-Sleeve Brushed Flannel Shirt
BEST FLANNEL FOR MEN
As much as Nordstrom wants you to think otherwise, there’s no reason to break the bank when it comes to a quality plaid flannel shirt. This one from Amazon’s Goodthreads brand is priced at just $30 as quite the affordable shirt staple for colder weather. The issue with flannels, at least from what we’ve noticed, is that a lot of current shirts on the market are very fall-centric with oranges, greens and browns. Those look great and all, but we suggest you get something that’s more geared to the loving holiday. With that being said, we’re loving this red color right now as one of the top Valentine’s Day gifts for men this year.
57. Boy Smells Candle
BEST SCENTED CANDLE FOR MEN
We’re big Boy Smells advocates here at SPY, and if you’ve ever had the chance to give one of these babies a whiff for yourself, you’ll 100% know why. These candles smell absolutely incredible. While all of their scents are truly out of this world, right now we’re obsessed with the Agua de Jardín from their limited HYPERNATURE series. Made to smell like a mix of pimento berry, coconut water, jasmine, fig leaves, macadamia nut, ambrox and salted musks, this candle is an insanely aromatic gift for men that any giftee will love. While you’re at it, be sure to check out Boy Smells’ line of gender-bending intimates.
58. MaaMgic Men’s Swim Trunks
BEST SWIM TRUNKS FOR MEN
Beach season is sadly over, but there’s never a bad time to snag someone a pair of trendy swim trunks. Right now, Amazon has plenty of swimwear options on sale, but the MaaMgic Mens Swim Trunks remain our favorite. They feature a pink takeover with pineapple prints that are sure to draw attention when heading into the hot tub. But the trunks are more than just a fashion statement. They feature quick-drying fabric, total moveability and complete breathability, making them one of the best gifts for men you can buy now. You might want to jump on these quickly before another gift-seeking spouse gets to them first. Plus, for just $20? That’s something we can get behind.
59. Smile Direct Club Teeth Whitening Kit
BEST TEETH WHITENING KIT
Okay, this might be a weird one — and we do not recommend gifting this to any guy by surprise. Only keep this one in mind if he has recently talked about dental hygiene or teeth whitening. No one wants to get this as a gift if they didn’t ask for it. But, they say, a man’s smile reveals a lot about his personality. Having a mouth full of pearly whites will ensure he leaves a lasting impression. Smile Direct Club’s premium kit is designed to deliver professional whitening treatments that last for an entire year, saving users money and unwanted trips to the dentist. It achieves this through the use of LED lights and whitening gel that is 3x more effective than standard whitening strips. Using it five minutes a day for a week promises bright results.
60. TESLYAR Natural Walnut Wood Phone Docking Station
BEST FOR SMARTPHONES
Apple Watch on the kitchen counter. Car keys in the candy bowl. Wallet in the corners of the couch. At this point, you’ve grown tired of your hubby misplacing his belongings around the house. This gorgeously-constructed desk organizer should help him turn over a new leaf. Not only will it keep EDC items beautifully stored in one place, but it also doubles as a smartphone docking station to show off his fancy iPhone 12 Pro. Keeping it near the front door will get him acclimated to organized life or he can use it as a nighttime anchor on his nightstand.
61. Away Bigger Carry-On
BEST FOR TRAVELERS
Okay, we know traveling has been a bit nonexistent this year, but there are still some dudes making trips whether it be for work or play. Whether those trips are worth the risk or not is one thing, but we’ll just hope and assume your man is being careful when doing so. Nonetheless, if he needs a ready-to-go carry-on for all his socially distanced flights in the future, look no further than Away’s Bigger Carry-On. This baby is almost indestructible coming with a super-hard exterior shell that can really take a ding or two. It has a TSA-approved locking system that keeps his stuff safe, a 360-degree four-wheel rolling set and an included portable charger to juice up that smartphone of his.
62. Brümate Hopsulator Duo 2-in-1
BEST GIFT FOR BEER-LOVING MEN
No man enjoys warm, flat beer. Spare him the inconvenience of schlepping to the cooler for a and preserve whatever he’s drinking in this Hopsulator DUO. It’s triple-insulated and made of stainless steel to ensure the frost remains on his brew even with hours outside of the fridge. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, including this manly walnut print, and includes a splash-proof lid so he won’t spill trying to make the island shot in beer pong. It also has a Coors Light Gasket Adapter so he can use this same tumbler with all of his favorite brews.
63. Koala Onesie
It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s Day and one of the most ridiculously hilarious gifts for men is none other than a classic onesie. There’s something about this koala onesie that screams a cozy V-Day inside for us and we don’t know why. It looks super cozy and it’s quite inexpensive, so we totally suggest you snag one (or two, for you) and wear them all day.
64. Smart Plug
If your giftee is an owner of a Google Home or Amazon Echo, he needs a smart plug. In this case, he needs four smart plugs. All of these smart plugs have the ability to turn multiple things in his home into smart objects by telling the device to turn things on or off. For example, if he has a lamp he wants to turn into a smart object, all he has to do is plug it into one of these smart plugs then into the wall, set it up and bam. He can say “Alexa, turn on my light” and the lamp will go on. It’s that simple.
65. Bosca ID Passcase Wallet
BEST LEATHER WALLET FOR MEN
Leather wallets are one of the most handsome gifts to give no matter the occasion, but in terms of Valentine’s Day, we absolutely suggest you replace whatever he’s using currently with this gorgeous leather passcase from Bosca. It has eight card slots to hold whatever he needs, a removable section to keep his ID and both interior currency pockets as well as slip pockets for easy access. Trust us, he’s going to love it.
66. Quality Durables Face Masks
BEST FACE MASKS FOR MEN
Please tell us he’s not still wearing the same, unwashed mask he’s been wearing since mid-March. We’re begging. If he hasn’t changed up his mask game in a bit, we’re definitely suggesting you snag him a few to choose from every day. Quality Durables’s assorted four-pack contains various colors and styles, allowing him to pick and choose which looks best to match what he’s wearing. Having this many also means zero excuses for wearing and cleanliness, because even if one’s in the wash, he’ll still have three more to choose from.
67. Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife
BEST CHEF’S KNIFE
Oh, so we’ve got a chef on our hands? There’s nothing, and we mean nothing better than a solid, ergonomic chef’s knife to gift your favorite guy on Valentine’s Day. The Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife is an 8-inch slicer and dicer that’s an excellent choice for both at-home chefs and professionals. It’s super easy to use and will never slip out of his hands, yet isn’t completely accident-free. We suggest your big goofball of a chef to be careful.
68. Cotton Blues Sea-Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake
BEST FOR DESSERT LOVERS
Know a dude that’s obsessed with a good dessert? Look no further than a full 10″ cheesecake from Cotton Blues. Yeah, we’re being for real. Although a cheesecake seems like kind of a weird gift to give, take one bite of this cheesecake and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best gifts of the year. It’s delicious. There are really no other words to properly describe it.
69. Gainful Protein Powder Subscription
BEST GAINS SUBSCRIPTION
Some guys are musical, some guys are movie nerds, and some guys are gym rats that are borderline obsessed with getting yoked and lifting weights. If your boyfriend, husband or partner falls under that last category, may we suggest this Gainful personalized protein powder subscription? You take a quiz on their website and they formulate a protein powder mix tailored specifically to your needs and fitness goals. Plus, you can add on blender bottles and pre-workout if you like. Your man will appreciate the investment in his physical fitness, and you won’t have to worry about what’s in the stuff pumping through his veins during those grind sessions.
This might be a little hard to gift, so we suggest making your beau take the quiz beforehand. It might ruin the surprise, but hey, you don’t want to gift him something he won’t use.
70. Warby Parker Wright Glasses
It’s been a very anti-blue light year if we do say so ourselves. Since everyone’s been working from home, our eyes are tiring behind screen after screen after screen. From the work laptop to the smartphone to the television when it’s all done, we’re constantly on our screens and that blue light it gives off ain’t so great for our eyes. So, here’s what you’re going to do: find out what his prescription is and snag him a new pair of handsome eyeglasses from Warby Parker fully-equipped with blue light filtering. Right now, we’re kind of geeking over the Wrist glasses, but Warby Parker has a ton of excellent options to choose from depending on his face shape.