This Valentine's Day, guys will be giving their special someone chocolates, flowers, diamonds or pearls, and wine and dine her at an expensive restaurant. Unfortunately, getting the perfect Valentine's day gift for him can be a little trickier -- it's tough to know what he wants.
That said, it's that time of year again when men all over the world become materialistic and analyze the Valentine's gifts they receive from their sweethearts. This is not the time to get a last minute gift -- you need to put some serious thought into what your man might love. So, we decided to put together a list of our favorite Valentine's Day gifts for men.
Valentine's Day Watch Sale
Watches -- from your standard field watch to the kind you have passed down from your grandfather -- are a man's essential accessory. Sure, sometimes timepieces don't come cheap, but for a limited only, you can find up to 85% off luxury watches at the AskMen Watch Store. Featuring such brands as Heritor and Giorgio Fedon, you'll find something that will fit both budget and style.
Girls aren't the only ones who love nice underpants. Dubbed "the world's most comfortable underwear", MeUndies is a California-based company that makes undies for men that both look and feel great. They use fabrics like ultra-soft modal, and worn-and-tested designs for maximum results. Be warned, however, these undies are so good, you may not actually want to hand them over.
For the guy who wouldn't mind borrowing a few tricks from a personal stylist, a box from Trunk Club will set him in a whole new league. The Club matches individuals with style-conscious assistants who hand-pick items from brands like Theory, Gant Rugger and Ben Sherman with him in mind, and send each box straight to the home. If you choose this gift option, your guy will get 10 days after delivery to try everything on and decide what he wants to keep. Everything else gets sent back, free of shipping charges.
Dollar Shave Club
Fact: Every guy needs to shave. So if you want to make his life easier and smoother, get him a membership to Dollar Shave Club. They deliver amazingly high quality razors for just a few dollars, and their members get to experience the unbridled joy of shaving with a fresh new blade once a week. There's three razor options, ranging from the two blade Humble Twin to the six blade Executive, which includes an edge for trimming. No matter which razor he chooses, it truly is the gift that keeps on shaving.
Bellroy Slim Wallet
Upgrade his bulky wallet with this sleek number from Bellroy. It's specially designed to reduce pocket bulk. Made from premium leather, it features room for all his cards and cash while keeping things tidy.
Frank & Oak Polka Dot Shirt
Frank & Oak offers up stylish modern menswear that won't kill your pocketbook. This shirt, decorated with subtle dots, will add personality to his style without making too much of a statement. Frank & Oak is sharp enough for the #menswear set while remaining unassuming enough for a guy who just needs a comfortable, well-fitting shirt.
Heritor Laudrup Watch
The perfect watch to introduce you (or him) to the world of luxury watches. The Heritor Automatic is made from the best materials -- from surgical grade stainless steel and 21 jeweled automatic movement, to the sapphire coated non glare mineral crystal -- and has a great emphasis on classic style. Originally priced at $1,000, it's now over 75% off at iFashionWatches.com -- heck, get one for yourself.
Comme Des Garcons Cologne
If he's been thinking of trying a new scent, you can't go wrong with anything from Comme Des Garcons. Amazing Green smells, well, amazing with its subtle notes of palm tree leaves, mist, green pepper, and more.
Men's subscription services have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Bespoke Post provides one of the more interesting propositions. Every month it searches for interesting, off-the-beaten-path products, ranging from fashion to food to grooming -- and a few things in between. It's fairly easy to gift a Bespoke box, purchase as many as you'd like, download the gift certificate links and send them to your lucky recipients.
Philips Beard Trimmer
Wish he'd keep that Andrew Luck-esque beard under control? Get him this Philips Norelco beard trimmer. The built-in vacuum sucks up clipped hairs (keeping the sink clean and unclogged) and the guard features 10 different settings from 1 to 18mm for any beard length or style.
Clinton Hill Wallet
In 2015, minimalist is the way to go. Help him cut down on the things he doesn't need with this beautiful and efficient oxblood wallet from Tight Wallets.
Giorgio Fedon 1919 Watch
A watch fit for an Italian boss, yet priced for a reasonable budget. Conceived from precious materials like leather, silver and stainless steel, the Fedonmatic is one of the brand's iconic timepieces. It's adorned with a black analog dial, Japanese automatic movement, and up to 10 metres of water resistance. Originally $500, yours for 55% off at the AskMen watch store.
Frank & Oak Leather Laptop Case
If he's always lugging his computer between the office and home, getting him this full-grain Italian leather case won't go unappreciated. It'll keep his laptop and all its precious data safe, warm, and most importantly, functional.
Yves Saint Laurent Eau de Toilette
If he wants to try a new fragrance without committing to anything, something on the smaller side will do nicely (you really need to apply liberally to run out of cologne within a year). This signature scent from Saint Laurent is fresh with floral and spicy notes. Saint Laurent describes it as "sensual". Sounds like an excellent Valentine's Day choice.
This chunky, durable wool blend scarf from Carhartt will keep him warm and looking good while injecting a little texture to his outfit during these colder winter months. (Oh, and here's how to tie it.)
Herschel Weekender Bag
Replace his battered logo gym bag with Herschel's classic (and classy) duffle. Your next weekend trip together just got handsomer.
Obviously we love the Watch Snob's recommendations but not everyone wants (or needs) their watch to be an investment. This classic Timex Weekender is classic, refined and effortless. The durable and minimal strap along with silver-polished case make it a casual essential he'll love.
Scotch & Soda Crewneck Sweater
Fitted, soft and colorful, this is the best Valentine's Day sweater out there. It's made from 100% cotton that's tightly woven together for a feel that can't be beat. Goes well with all denim, cords or khakis.
For even MORE Valentine's Day gift ideas that will be sure to wow him, check out the original article on AskMen.