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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

From beard oils and brass bookmarks to a retro digital clock and scented candle.

The idea that there are gifts just for guys is downright silly. Some guys would like a nice set of scented beard oils. Others would love nothing more than a chef’s knife, thank you very much. And maybe your guy wants to just deck out his Nintendo! Turns out, lots of fun Valentine’s Day gifts can be found on Amazon — most of them with free shipping, too. We went and turned up the best for every type of guy. (And though we realize it’s not quite the same thing, you might find some goodies from our very recent holiday gift guide for dads on Amazon, too. And here’s our guide to Valentine’s Day gifts for every type of woman.)

For the man who needs to be more productive

BestSelf Co. SELF Journal
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BestSelf Co. SELF Journal
$34 at Amazon

We talked to several professional organizers and productivity experts about the best planners for getting your life in order — this BestSelf Co. journal came recommended by two of them.

For the man who needs a better way to wake up

Philips Wake-Up Light
$85 (39 percent off) at Amazon

The Philips Wake-Up Light creates a more naturalistic alarm with a slowly brightening light — it’ll wake him up quietly (and let you sleep in).

For the man who needs to scent his beard

MCMC Fragrances Dude No. 1 Beard Oil
$65 at Amazon

MCMC’s Dude No. 1 beard oil conditions beards with the scent of ginger, sandalwood, and pink pepper.

For the man who appreciates wearable design

Braun Men’s Slim Silver Watch
$110 at Amazon

This Dieter Rams–designed watch is much less expensive than it looks.

For the man who’s feeling splatterware

Crow Canyon Home Enamelware Coffee Mug
$6 at Amazon

A mug that’ll remind him of camping, even if he’s just using it at his desk.

For the man who wants to live cord-free

Mophie Wireless Charge Pad
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Mophie Wireless Charge Pad
$43 at Amazon

If he’s gotten himself a fancy wireless-charging iPhone X or 8, let him take full advantage of its capabilities with one of our favorite wireless chargers.

For the man who needs a better Dopp-kit fragrance

Byredo Bal d’Afrique Roll-On Eau de Parfum
$78 at Amazon

Byredo fragrances smell great, but even a small bottle is a big (and expensive) commitment. We have one of these oil rollers, and the scent lasts forever while fitting in a vial that’s great for travel.

For the man who wants to spiff up his Switch

Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield by PDP
$20 at Amazon

If he doesn’t yet have a Switch, that’s pretty much the world’s biggest slam dunk of a gift. If he does have one, he may appreciate this dock shield, which covers the Switch’s dock — the LED lights change color every few seconds. It comes with both Zelda and Super Mario plates.

For the man who thinks he knows Gucci Mane

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
$16 at Amazon

He may have read the excerpt, but Gucci Mane’s New York Times best-selling autobiography — complicated and almost hard to believe — deserves to be read in full.

For the man who loves a scalp rub

Kneading Handheld Massager
$77 at Amazon

Ditch the janky spiders that look more like torture devices — this electronic massager (with rubber nubs for massaging the head) takes it to the next level.

For the man who worships Anthony Bourdain

Global G-2 — 8 inch Chef’s Knife
$125 at Amazon

He may not ever be the No Reservations chef, but he can buy Bourdain’s favorite chef’s knife.

For the man who needs to maintain his stubble

Brio Beardscape with Travel Case
$65 at Amazon

Writer Kurt Soller tested dozens of beard trimmers and loved the Beardscape, which has a ceramic blade that’s “supposedly four times harder than stainless steel (yet more breakable, too), and the ability to adjust the speed at which the blade oscillates.”

For the man who loves books

Tom Dixon Men’s the Bookworm Quill
$17 at Amazon

A brass quill bookmark by Tom Dixon, so he’ll never lose his place.

For the man who loves the smell of books

Homesick Books Scented Candle
$30 at Amazon

The line of candles famous for re-creating the scents of each state also conjures the smell of printed paper with a soy wax candle that evokes “cherry blossoms in full bloom, stone-faced buildings, and leather-bound books.” If your guy prefers, there’s Friday Night Football, Grandma’s Kitchen, and New Job, too.

For the man who prefers incense

Nippon Kodo Incense Sticks, 40 Sticks
$10 at Amazon

Writer Ashlea Halpern discovered Nippon Kodo when a shopkeeper told her it was “the world’s best incense.” Her favorite is aloeswood, which you can pair with green tea and wisteria for a nice trio.

For the man who needs an incense bowl

Shoyeido’s Crimson Round Ceramic Incense Holder
$10 at Amazon

The box that Nippon Kodo comes in has a little incense stick holder, but pair it with a bowl for some extra ceremony.

For the man who’s still talking about “The Last Jedi”

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8
$149 (35 percent off) at Amazon

This 16-inch BB-8 is about as close as he’ll come to the real thing. As Star Wars fanatics will tell you — it’s more droid than toy.

For the man who wants a fresher face with little work

Ursa Major the Minimalist Skin Care Set
$70 at Amazon

Is he looking to kick off a better skin-care routine? Try this starter set from Ursa Major, which includes the beloved acne-fighting Fantastic Face Wash.

For the man who idolized George Michael

George Michael: Freedom: The Ultimate Tribute 1963–2016
$25 at Amazon

There was a time when the late English singer was the biggest pop star in the world — this new book is a lighter, photo-driven remembrance of Michael at his peak.

For the man who wants a better workout accessory

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
$149 at Amazon

Our tech expert Jake Swearingen called these the very best wireless workout headphones — they stay in your ear, won’t get waterlogged, and have no pesky cords to get in the way of a lift or run.

For the man who lives for the weekend

Shacke’s Travel Duffel Express Weekender Bag
$30 at Amazon

Why not a new weekender to help him bring everything? It comes with a handy shoe compartment that more than 600 reviewers on Amazon are raving about.

For the man who overpacks

Zomake Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
$16 at Amazon

And while you’re at it, include an ultrapackable and lightweight backpack for those emergency extras that don’t fit in a carry-on (it folds into the size of that little pouch).

For the man who wants to know what all the fuss is about

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
$17 at Amazon

Bookstores can barely keep it on the shelves — why not spare him the trouble and get him the book everyone’s talking about online?

For the man who misses 44

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
$31 at Amazon

If he’s longing for a (relatively) simpler time, there’s always the hardcover photo collection of the Obama White House taken by Instagram-famous photojournalist Pete Souza.

For the man with a taste for vintage digital

Idea International Retro Digital Flip Desk Alarm Clock
$48 at Amazon

It’s a digital clock that’s been designed to look like an analogue flip clock — perfect for someone who appreciates just the right amount of twee.

For the man who loves marble

iDOO Matte Rubber Coated Soft Touch Plastic Hard Case
$10 at Amazon

Well, unless you’re looking to get him a slab of Italian travertine, this elegant MacBook case will have to do. For the man whose tastes run a bit more avant-garde (maybe you’re dating Alessandro Michele), there are floral motifs, too.

For the man who wants to work (out) from home

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
$26 at Amazon

A (passive-aggressive?) way of encouraging your boo to work out sans gym membership. Just stick it in a doorway and watch him activate all those tiny, little stabilizer muscles. Note: Make sure the doorway is structurally sound.

For the man who needs to accessorize his bar cart

Umbra Drinking Buddy Bottle Opener
$10 at Amazon

Can you see the little indentation on this guy’s head? That’s what you use to open a bottle! When at rest, he’s just a sleek, little sculpture.

For the man who cooks as sport

The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001–2018
$27 at Amazon

Christopher Kimball–related drama aside, America’s Test Kitchen has been a repository of exactingly tested recipes for nearly two decades — its recipes have now been compiled in this highly cookable collection.

For the man who thinks he's Taavo Somer

Deco 79 38425 Teak Wood Square Stool
$115 at Amazon

A brilliant wooden stool that really captures that rough-hewn Freemans aesthetic — for just over a Benjamin (and free shipping).

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man (on Amazon)