It’d be a big mistake to assume all men are the same. Some guys would like a nice set of scented beard oils. Others would love nothing more than a chef’s knife. And maybe your guy just wants a nice reading lamp. 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.)
For the man who still hasn’t organized his 2019
For the man who keeps you up at night reading Stephen King
This little lamp clamps to his book, has three different bulb settings (see those warm yellow lights and bright white ones?), and has over 1,000 glowing reviews.
For the man who needs the new Stephen King
Speaking of, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller about a man who is mysteriously losing weight (a breezy read at under 150 pages) can be read in about a day.
For the man who wants to read Stephen King in the tub
The new Kindle Paperwhite that came out last fall is waterproof, thinner — and if you move fast, it’s on sale.
For the man who wants to scent his beard
For the man who needs a distraction
Tired: Areaware gradient puzzles. Wired: Kikkerland 3D owl puzzles.
For the man who can hear the girl in 3A talking to her parents every night
For the man who appreciates wearable design
For the man who wants his own coffee “station”
For the man with restless legs
For the man who hates wired headphones
For the man who hates wired charging
For the man who needs something more than Old Spice
For the man who’s tired of Trader Joe’s green tea
For the man who likes a Balvenie before bed
Mountaintops float just below the the surface of his glass of whiskey in these nifty glasses.
For the man who likes a back rub
For the man who prefers a foot rub
For the man who needs a better knife
For the man who wants a beard but not a beard
For the man who wants no beard at all
Strategist deputy editor Jason Chen tested more than a dozen electric shavers to find his favorite, the Philips Norelco Series 5550, which he says is “lightweight, feels good in the hand, and catches hairs on the first pass with hardly any effort.”
For the man who loves real books
A brass quill bookmark by Tom Dixon, so he’ll never lose his place.
For the man who needs to put down the vape
For the man who travels for work
For the man who’s a media nerd
It’s the book everyone’s been waiting for — former Times executive editor Jill Abramson on her time heading the newspaper. (She’s taken pains to say it’s not just about her tenure there but about examining the strategies of new media players like BuzzFeed and Vice, too, but we all know what we’re here for.)
For the man with a creaky back
For the man who wants blue-light glasses that aren’t hideous
For the man who wants a cleaner mug
Is he looking to kick off a better skin-care routine? Try this vitamin cleansing bar made with aloe and seaweed extract, and which quite frankly just looks good on display.
For the man who lives for the weekend away
For the man who’s curious what all the mask fuss is about
For the man who’s a sensitive sleeper
We have been sleeping under a weighted blanket for months now, and while we can’t speak to the anxiety-relieving properties, the thing just feels good. This one was a top seller of all of 2018, and they’re finally back in stock after being gone for most of December.
For the man who is still drinking from plastic tubes
For the man who wants to work (out) from home
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 zhuzh up the bar cart
For the man who wishes he were Jeffrey Garten
Now he can cook all of Ina’s recipes himself — because why be Jeffrey when you can be Ina?
For the man who’s still buying pre-ground coffee
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