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
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For the man who needs a better way to wake up
Philips Wake-Up Light
$85 (39 percent off)
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
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
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
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
For the man who needs a better Dopp-kit fragrance
Byredo Bal d’Afrique Roll-On Eau de Parfum
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
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
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
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
For the man who needs to maintain his stubble
Brio Beardscape with Travel Case
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
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
For the man who prefers incense
Nippon Kodo Incense Sticks, 40 Sticks
For the man who needs an incense bowl
Shoyeido’s Crimson Round Ceramic Incense Holder
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)
For the man who wants a fresher face with little work
Ursa Major the Minimalist Skin Care Set
For the man who idolized George Michael
George Michael: Freedom: The Ultimate Tribute 1963–2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A brilliant wooden stool that really captures that rough-hewn Freemans aesthetic — for just over a Benjamin (and free shipping).
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