For many, Valentine’s Day is a nationally celebrated excuse to get something special for the boyfriend, husband, or intriguing acquaintance in your life. We think gift ideas should always be catered to the individual, but to help spark inspiration, or save the last minute shopper, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts. From useful tech to beard care and beyond, find something for every type of guy below.
The best Valentine’s Day gifts for men in 2023
To help you find the best Valentine’s Day gifts for all the men on your list, we tapped into our previous coverage to round up top-rated, Select staff picks, and expert-recommended products we think you’ll love.
Since many of her friends and family members complain about losing their keys (and bags and wallets), SEO updates writer Zoe Malin plans to give several of her loved ones the Apple AirTag and a companion keychain this Valentine’s Day. The AirTag works with Apple’s Find My network, so if you lose something the device is attached to, you can open the app and it will give you the item’s location. In addition to purchasing a single AirTag, you can also buy a pack of four.
There’s boxed chocolate and then there’s one giant block of chocolate. In our guide to the best chocolate gifts, Select writer Justin Redman recommended this highly rated “huge hunk of milk chocolate,” which weighs 12 ounces. It has a 4.4-star average rating from over 3,000 reviews on Amazon.
For the space lovers in your life, plain old stargazing might be romantic but not nerdy enough. These binoculars have large 50 mm objective lenses, fully multicoated optics and BAK-4 prisms designed for improved light-gathering ability, according to the brand. Former select writer Gabriella DePinho found she was able to see dimmer stars much better in a fairly light polluted area and was able to comfortably use them while wearing her glasses.
Anyone with a Nintendo Switch and a nostalgia for Pokémon will find something to love in the latest Pokémon titles, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Unlike Pokémon games of the past, players can explore an open world, going any direction they want as they find, catch, and battle with their Pokémon. These latest games feature a legendary Pokémon that acts as your ride as you gallop, climb, swim and fly across a world inspired by the real-life Iberian Peninsula.
Former Select associate editor Justin Krajeski is a fan of Ultimate Ears, thanks to the brand's great sound and ease of use. According to the brand, the Wonderboom 3 has a 14-hour battery life, is IP67 water and dustproof, floats, and has 131 feet of Bluetooth wireless range. Krajeski brought a Wonderboom 2 with him to climb a mountain in the Pacific Northwest with no issues. If you ever want surround sound, you can pair multiple Wonderbooms together for a wide soundscape.
One of our picks for the best slippers, the Ugg Scuff Slipper features a suede outer layer and a soft wool lining that Ugg says is both temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking. The slip-on style makes it easy for your valentine to slide them on during the cold winter months. These slippers are available in five colors: Chestnut, Black, Sand, Iceplant, and Dark Grey.
Beats’ Studio Buds are a versatile, affordable alternative to high-end wireless earbuds like AirPods Pro. The Beats Studio Buds, which were featured as one of our best new products from Beats, are designed with both iPhone and Android users in mind. The case charges with USB-C, and supports one-touch pairing for both Apple and Android smartphones, according to the brand. The buds are also IPX4 water resistant, so they can handle sweat and drizzle without issue.
Anyone who sports a beard year round can benefit from beard oil. This option from Jack Black is one of our top expert-recommended beard oils. It contains vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce itchiness and rehydrate skin. It has a 4.6-star average rating from 2,600 reviews on Amazon.
The Nintendo Switch was our readers’ most purchased gaming product of 2022, and for good reason. It has some of the best games to play with friends, amazing single player titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and more. It’s no surprise that multiple Select staff team members recommend the console. If your valentine is a gamer and doesn’t own a Switch, this is a top recommendation.
This sparkling water maker kit comes with the Terra Sparkling Water Maker, a CO2 cylinder and a 1-liter water bottle. The bottle is dishwasher-safe and is made of BPA-free plastic, according to the company. SodaStream says that each CO2 cylinder can carbonate up to 60 liters of water. Once you lock in the CO2 cylinder and connect your water bottle to the machine, you just press the button until you reach your desired level of carbonation. The Terra is available in black, white, red and Misty Blue, and you can purchase flavors separately.
If your valentine loves to add hot sauce to everything they can and gets a kick out of trying sauces of the highest heat, this might be a gift they’ll enjoy. This deluxe kit gives your hot sauce aficionado enough equipment and peppers to make six different sauces, according to the brand, and comes with recipes to try. Once made, the brand says the sauces should be consumed within six months.
One of our favorite reusable mugs, the Ember Mug 2 is a smart-mug that keeps your beverage temperature controlled to your desired heat. Select associate reporter Mili Godio loves the Ember Mug for the added flexibility it gives to her morning coffee routine. The Ember Mug 2 is available in two sizes, and is made of stainless steel and ceramic coating, according to the brand. Just be sure to hand wash it! The Ember Mug 2 has a 4.6-star average rating from over 7,000 reviews on Amazon.
Perfect for the outdoor lover, this lightweight, weather-resistant jacket from Patagonia is one of their top-rated and best-selling products. It’s made of lightweight nylon that’s treated with a water repellent coating to better brave the elements, according to the brand. The zippered chest, simple hood, zippered chest pocket and drawcord hem all contribute towards the versatility of this jacket.
Included in our list of best expert-recommended massage guns, the Theragun Prime is an excellent recovery tool for your athletic Valentine’s. It is unique among massage guns for its triangle-shaped handle, allowing for different grips and angles during use. It has five speed settings, four included attachments, and up to two hours of battery life, according to the brand. Select reporter Harry Rabinowitz has used the Theragun Prime for years, and found it to be a versatile and easy-to-use tool.
If your valentine spends most of their day hunched over a desk, they might benefit from an ergonomic seat cushion like this one from Purple. The Double Seat Cushion is designed to be reversible: One side is ideal for softer surfaces and the other is ideal for harder surfaces, according to the brand. It's made of Hyper-Elastic Polymer that won't make you overheat after hours of use, Purple says.
If your valentine is looking for a few more products to add to their shaving routine, this shave kit from Bevel includes a Pre-Shave Oil, Shave Cream, Post-Shave Balm, Vegan Shave Brush, a Bevel Safety Razor and 20 blades. The brand says this kit lets you prep and cleanse your skin at every step of the shaving process, from preventing nicks and tugs with the hair softening Pre-Shave Oil to soothing irritated skin with the alcohol-free Post-Shave Balm.
These Cloud Knit Slim Sweatpants from Outdoor Voices are a great fit for athleisure styling and cozy days indoors. Outdoor Voices has a wide variety of athletic and athleisure apparel, but Select reporter Harry Rabinowitz loves these sweats for comfortable relaxing and small errands around town. The Cloud Knit Slim Sweatpants are available in five colors and sizing XS through XXXL.
The Catch:3 features a wireless charging pad to repower devices like a phone or earbuds, as well as an accessories compartment to hold your watch, keys and other items. Select writer Zoe Malin bought it for her dad this Christmas, and he placed it on his bedside table to organize what used to be a messy tabletop. The Catch:3 is also designed with an additional USB-A output to plug in cables. The Catch:3 comes in two materials, both of which are available in multiple colors: Essentials — a Belgian linen — or Classics, an Italian-sourced leather. For an additional fee, you can have the Catch:3 monogrammed, as well.
Red Wing is a classic brand in the shoe space, known for its durability and sleek styles. The Iron Ranger, one of the oldest and most well-known styles, was originally designed in the 1930s for iron miners, according to the brand — it features a leather toe cap so the toes can move around freely, as well as leather insoles and a cork midsole that shape to your feet over time, Red Wing says. The shoe is available in several sizes and colors and can be purchased in either a Regular or Wide width.
Originally featured in our guide to alcohol gifts, this cocktail kit includes almost everything you need for a homemade old fashioned. It includes bitters, Demerara sugar, a jigger, a recipe card, a bar spoon and a coaster — all you have to do is add bourbon or rye. If old fashioneds aren't their thing, W&P also sells kits to create a bloody mary, margarita, Moscow Mule, and more.
Former Select editor Morgan Greenwald got this carry-on suitcase for her husband — though she personally uses (and loves) a set from Away, her husband needed something with exterior pockets for easy access to his laptop when he travels. The Monos Carry-On Pro Plus features a polycarbonate hard shell and can fit in the overhead bins of most major airlines, according to the brand. In addition to the front compartment that can fit a 15-inch laptop, the suitcase has several zippered interior pockets.
As recommended in our guide to the best drones for beginners, DJI’s Mini 3 is the latest in its top-rated Mini series. It’s a small, portable, advanced drone that can shoot 4K photos and videos. Beginner flyers will appreciate the simple controls, tracking features and crash safety tools, according to the brand. It can fly for up to 38 minutes and up to 11.1 miles away.
People who drink tea can be very particular about their brews, which is why this elegant electric kettle will likely perk up the tea drinker in your life. Featured in our guide to the best electric kettles, the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle has six settings for various kinds of tea, a 30-minute warming function and a 360-degree swivel base. Plus, UK Tea Academy founder Jane Pettigrew called the “aesthetic much more like an old-fashioned kettle that you might put on the gas,” which may appeal to old-school lovers of the leaf. It has a 4.5-star average rating from over 4,500 reviews on Amazon.