55 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him 2023 — What to Get Your Boyfriend for Valentine’s Day

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Ah, Valentine’s Day, always creeping up before we know it. And Is it just me or is finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend or husband or even your situationship (?!) just as stressful as finding holiday presents for your friends and family? Because V-Day prezzies need to walk the line between being sweet and thoughtful without being cheesy or over the top (especially if you’ve only been dating for a few months!). Luckily, I rounded up over 60 Valentine’s Day gifts for guys, below, that he’ll love no matter what stage your relationship is in.

If things are still new and you’ve been together for only a matter of weeks, try a lighthearted, funny gift. Maybe even one that references an inside joke! If you two have been spending lots of quality time together, then go with an experience gift you can do with each other. Or if you’re already dropping the L-word, then I’ve got plenty of romantic gift ideas and sentimental presents too. So keep reading if ya really wanna show your man how much you care about him this Valentine’s Day.

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If It’s Your First V-Day Together

Ginger June “You’re the Sh*t” Nontoxic Soy Candle

“You’re the Sh*t” Nontoxic Soy Candle

Ginger June “You’re the Sh*t” Nontoxic Soy Candle

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is definitely a holiday you’ll want to be prepared for if you’re dating someone, especially if you’ll be celebrating it together for the first time. Although you might not go all out after you’ve been dating for five years, everything about a new relationship is fun and exciting and worth making a big deal of. If he’s the outdoorsy type, a camping trip could be a fun way to bond and spend some time alone together. Play a campfire game over the open fire or over this mini travel grill. If you’re more of the indoors type, a funny candle instead of a campfire might be more your style. Whip up a meal together and supply all the sauces and ingredients as part of your gift too.


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Other safe bets would be a relaxing oil blend, a nice leather bracelet, or a sweet card—but because your first Valentine’s Day together can fall anywhere between a few days after you started seeing each other to almost an entire year of dating, you might want a few more time-specific gift ideas. Say no more! To break it down even further, I’ve gathered a few more gift suggestions for relationships under three months, six months, nine months, a year, and two years or longer, so keep scrolling.

If you have no idea what to get because it’s your first V-Day, go with one of these:

a new scent

Bleu de Chanel Parfum
Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum

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The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater

a mini grill

Portable Suitcase Grill
Gentlemen’s Hardware Portable Suitcase Grill

an honest card

“The World Is a Mess” Blank Card
Sad Shop “The World Is a Mess” Blank Card
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this sexy game

“Let’s Fucking Play” Card Game
Let’s Fucking Date “Let’s Fucking Play” Card Game

Now 18% Off

Credit: Let’s Fucking Date

this clutch massager

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Back Neck Shoulder Massager With Heat

MagicMakers Back Neck Shoulder Massager With Heat

Now 43% Off

Credit: Amazon

a bunch of fun socks

Mixed Pattern Calf Sock 4-Pack
Bombas Mixed Pattern Calf Sock 4-Pack
Credit: Bombas

this skincare bundle

Routine Pack
Humanrace Routine Pack
Credit: Humanrace

If You’ve Been Together Less Than 3 Months

Marshmallow of the Month Club Subscription


Marshmallow of the Month Club Subscription

Think classic and simple when you’re at this early stage. You’re gonna want to get him something thoughtful (that he’ll actually use!) without being too forward. In other words, it’s okay to keep your V-Day present lighthearted and friendly, like with his favorite snack (besides you, of course). This marshmallow subscription is an adorable idea that’ll have you on his mind every time he receives a shipment. Plus, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without sweets!

But what if sugar’s not his thing? Get him another kind of subscription, like one for books or Hulu. For a few other harmless gift ideas, try a cool bottle of his favorite booze, a carrying case for said booze, a box full of charcuterie goods, a pair of sneaks, or a simple card.

If it’s only been a minute but you wanna make him feel all special or whatever, go for these:

Knit Cuffed Beanie
Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie
The Bomber Jacket
Everlane The Bomber Jacket

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Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge Manufacturing Pots/Pans Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

some great booze

1884 Small Batch Whiskey
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey
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a Hulu subscription

Hulu Movie and TV Streaming Plan
hulu Hulu Movie and TV Streaming Plan
Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers
UncommonGoods Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers
Energizing Essentials Set
Kiehl’s Energizing Essentials Set

Now 30% Off

a meat and nut sampler

Beef Jerky Gift Basket With Nuts
Sugar Plum Beef Jerky Gift Basket With Nuts
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If You’ve Been Together 6 Months

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Credit: Amazon

Now that y’all have been at it for half a year, you can loosen up a bit. Your dinner dates are no longer make-or-break, and let’s be honest, you’re probs more into low-key hangouts at this point. You’re comfortable enough to make inside jokes, and you’ve got a good grasp on what he likes and secretly dislikes, so use it to your shopping advantage. And FWIW: You can never go wrong with a Fire TV Stick so you two can stay in on the weekends and catch up on all your favorite shows together. Six months in, you probably can’t get enough of each other anyway and would rather stay in and chill (ah, young love).

This is also the perfect time to get him a quirky gift, such as beard oil or something inspired by your favorite show. If he has a hobby, like coffee or beer making, he’ll definitely nerd out over the sweet pot or growler below. And since you now know what his style is, you can pick out a nice shirt or cozy blanket for his place too.

If your love is still kinda new but not, like, that new, shop these gifts:

a stylish puffer

Navigation Stretch Down Jacket
Lululemon Navigation Stretch Down Jacket
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a funny card

Funny Valentine Card for Boyfriend
PurpleTreeDesignsUK Funny Valentine Card for Boyfriend

a practical sleep set

Boss Eye Mask and Blanket Set
E Marie Travel Boss Eye Mask and Blanket Set
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a personalized prezzie

Custom Etched Growler
Rob Englert Custom Etched Growler
Credit: Uncommon Goods

a nightstand organizer

Wooden Docking Station
UrartDesign Wooden Docking Station

Now 50% Off

Credit: Etsy

a pair of rocks glassware

Leather-Wrapped Bar Glasses
Clear Home Design Leather-Wrapped Bar Glasses
Credit: Clear Home Design
Round Box Chain Necklace
Mejuri Round Box Chain Necklace

some quality boxers

Modal Boxer Brief 3-Pack
Richer Poorer Modal Boxer Brief 3-Pack

Now 15% Off

Credit: Richer Poorer

If You’ve Been Together 9 Months

Bellroy Leather Hide & Seek RFID Wallet

 Leather Hide & Seek RFID Wallet

Bellroy Leather Hide & Seek RFID Wallet

You never need to spend a lot of money on a gift, but if you’ve been wanting to spoil him with something a bit nicer, the day of lurve is a good excuse to spend a *little* more than you have before. If he loves jamming out, he’ll probably love some new earphones, or if his wallet needs an upgrade, get him a nice new leather one. (Like this bifold with 12 card slots plus one for cash in its slim silhouette. It also has more than 1,700 raving customer reviews!)

If you guys have been saying the L-word, a six-pack of his favorite beer wrapped in a carrier that says “six ways I love you” is so cute, it hurts. And now that you know what he likes to smell like (and what you like him to smell like), a bottle of cologne or a shave set are both classic gift ideas. Other good bets are a cool pair of sneakers, a classy leather belt, stylish sunglasses, or a tech kit—especially if y’all are stuck doing the long-distance thing.

If you’re starting to feel like this whole thing you’ve got might last, consider the below:

nice cologne

Badlands Eau de Parfum
Scotch Porter Badlands Eau de Parfum

wireless headphones

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Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

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classic sunnies

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Fleck Round Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Fleck Round Sunglasses

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a shaving set

Shaving Kit
Bevel Shaving Kit
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a nice leather belt

Handmade Leather Belt
KingsleyLeather Handmade Leather Belt

a romantic “six-pack”

Six-Pack Greeting Card Box (Set of 4)
Beer Greetings Six-Pack Greeting Card Box (Set of 4)
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Forum Exhibit Mid Shoes
Adidas Forum Exhibit Mid Shoes

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a handy kit

Cognac Tech Kit
Pinch Provisions Cognac Tech Kit

If You’ve Been Together 1 Year

Gucci Silk Tie with Interlocking G Web Detail

Silk Tie with Interlocking G Web Detail

Gucci Silk Tie with Interlocking G Web Detail

Congrats on hitting the one-year mark! Chances are you’ve already given him a handful of presents for other occasions and you might be running out of ideas. Time to get a little creative. By now, you probably feel more secure in your relationship and comfortable planning events in the future, like a trip, for example. Anyone could use a nice travel bag, and it’s the perfect way to hint that you want to plan something together (you never really know someone until you travel with them, anyway).

A timeless piece he’ll wear over and over again is also a great gift for this stage of your relationship. This silk jacquard Gucci tie is thoughtful and luxurious without feeling over-the-top, thanks to the small logo detailing (we love a subtle flex!).

For other gift ideas that you ~both~ can enjoy, try a low-key weekend road trip or a handy tray for working or eating in bed during a staycation. If you feel like splurging on your man, maybe consider updating his travel mug or watch.

If you and boo have an anniversary under your belt, get these gifts:

Metro Backpack

a low-key Airbnb

Modern Airstream With Amazing Views
Airbnb Modern Airstream With Amazing Views
Howden Leather Strap Watch
Ted Baker London Howden Leather Strap Watch

a little massage oil

Oil No. 0
Maude Oil No. 0
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an inspiring read

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<i>Young, Gifted, and Black</i> Book

D.A.P./Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection Young, Gifted, and Black Book

Now 29% Off

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a ticket keeper

Ticket Stub Diary
Chronicle Books Ticket Stub Diary
Carry All Weekender

a heated travel mug

Travel Mug²
Ember Travel Mug²
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If You’ve Been Together 2 Years or Longer

Imusti Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

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Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Imusti Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

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By this point, you don’t need anyone’s advice for figuring out what the guy wants because you know him better than anyone else. But where you might struggle is coming up with original ideas that you haven’t already given him for his birthday, the holidays, past V-Days, etc., etc. If you’ve been dating for a few years, the Valentine’s Day hoopla may not be all that exciting to you two anymore. But it’s still a perfectly good excuse to celebrate another year of being together. Sentimental gifts like a funny card with an inside joke or a journal of little love notes show that you care without having to spend too much money. This booklet comes with 12 blank letters and envelopes to be sent by mail and opened later on. Write your partner a little love note to brighten their day in the future. Does it get more romantic than that? I don’t think so.

You could also sign him up for a fun box subscription service that suits his interests. Or if you really feel like spoiling him, splurge on a gadget he’s been eyeing or a luxe sheet set.

If you two are super used to each other, spice it up with these things right here:

a sappy book

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“What I Love About Us” Fill in the Love Journal

Knock Knock “What I Love About Us” Fill in the Love Journal

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a gaming console

Switch Bundle
Nintendo Switch Bundle
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a portable projector

Black Mini Projector
Nebula Black Mini Projector
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fresh coffee

Single-Serve Pour-Over Packets
Boss Blend Coffee Co. Single-Serve Pour-Over Packets

Now 10% Off

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a new carry-on

Aviation Gray Luggage
Ebby Rane Aviation Gray Luggage
Credit: Courtesy

super-soft sheets

Luxe Starter Sheet Set
Brooklinen Luxe Starter Sheet Set

a game for couples

The Couple’s Bucket List: 100 Date Night Idea Cards
Flowjo The Couple’s Bucket List: 100 Date Night Idea Cards
Scuff Slipper

playful wall art

“Flirting and Fries” Framed Print
Daniel Fishel “Flirting and Fries” Framed Print
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a camera set

Now+ Starter Set
Polaroid Now+ Starter Set

Now 10% Off

Credit: Polaroid

state-of-the-art cooking knives

Essentials Knife Set
Misen Essentials Knife Set

Now 52% Off

Credit: Misen

a romantic scavenger hunt

The Scavenger Box
The Scavenger Box The Scavenger Box
Credit: The Scavenger Box
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