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
For the man who needs a better way to wake up
For the man who needs to scent his beard
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
For the man who’s feeling splatterware
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
For the man who needs a better Dopp-kit fragrance
For the man who wants to spiff up his Switch
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
For the man who loves a scalp rub
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
For the man who needs to maintain his stubble
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
A brass quill bookmark by Tom Dixon, so he’ll never lose his place.
For the man who loves the smell of books
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
For the man who needs an incense bowl
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”
For the man who wants a fresher face with little work
For the man who idolized George Michael
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
For the man who lives for the weekend
For the man who overpacks
For the man who wants to know what all the fuss is about
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
For the man with a taste for vintage digital
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
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
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
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
For the man who thinks he's Taavo Somer
A brilliant wooden stool that really captures that rough-hewn Freemans aesthetic — for just over a Benjamin (and free shipping).
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