When we think of Valentine’s Day gifts, chocolates, flowers and lacy lingerie come easily to mind – but those are for women, not men (although lacy lingerie is certainly a treat for him as well!). For the special guy in your life, it really is the thought that counts when it comes to a Valentine’s Day gift, so here are some suggestions that will show how much you care.
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Child’s Play
Get in touch with your big guy’s inner child by hunting down his fave toy from when he was a kid. Odds are you already know about the racecar that was trashed by a younger sibling or that Jurassic-era video game or action figure. Look on eBay or other websites, scour local garage sales and you’re bound to get lucky … in finding the item plus on Valentine’s Day when he shows his appreciation for your thoughtfulness!
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Media Madness
Grab hold of your guy’s MP3 player and add a customized play list – a medley of his all-time top tracks, songs that are special to the two of you, new bands he’s been meaning to listen to – and if he doesn’t already have a player, get him one as a Valentine’s Day gift and program it with must-have tunes. If he’s a TV buff, buy DVDs from his #1 primetime show, along with a boxed set of that classic series he knows all the great lines from. Film fan? Take the same approach and pair up DVDs of a current favorite and an all-time great.
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Just the Ticket
If your special someone is a big sports or music fan, get him a pair of tickets to an upcoming game or event. If it’s something you both enjoy, terrific, but go the extra mile and surprise him with seats to an event you wouldn’t be caught dead at, and watch his face alternate between shock and delight when he sees what you’ve done for him! You can go with him, but promise to keep an open mind about what you’re seeing and hearing. Otherwise, give him a free pass to take any friend he wants, and you can’t complain about being stuck at home with the kids while he’s out having a good time!
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Pointing the Way
Man’s best friend used to be a friendly dog, but these days a GPS (global positioning system) would probably run a close second. If he likes to go hiking and camping, consider a handheld GPS device. For local travel or longer road trips, a navigation system for the car would be ideal. And if anyone says this isn’t a romantic Valentine’s Day gift, just remind them that this way your guy will always be able to find his way home to you! (Built-in bonus: no more arguments in the car about why he always refuses to ask for directions.)
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Last-Minute Ideas
If for whatever reason it’s hours before Valentine’s Day and you haven’t had a chance to get a Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life, these won’t take much time at all and will still do the trick. Buy an extra-large high-quality coffee mug, and pair it up with a pound of freshly-ground gourmet coffee. You can also buy him a new wallet, and add a personal touch by including a gift card from a store you know he’ll appreciate.