It can be really hard to find a decent Valentine’s Day gift for a man. We’re here to help.
The most romantic and loved-up holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Stereotypically, Valentine’s is usually all about men showering their wife or girlfriend with red roses and teddy bears, but ladies: you should definitely get your man a gift too!
Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend or husband, and whether you want a traditional Valentine’s gift or something a bit more subtle, there are a plethora of gifts out there perfect for all types of men this Valentine’s Day. However, we’ve done all the hard work for you…
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So, without further ado, here are the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Watch
Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ than gifting a luxury watch… And there are few better watchmakers than Bulgari. The Italian luxury brand is perhaps best known as a jeweller, but their watches are also seriously impressive. Indeed, Bulgari produces some of the most technically advanced timepieces in the world, most of which are found in the Octo Finissimo collection.
The Octo Finissimo is a cult favourite among watch aficionados: thin and distinctive with an avant-garde, angular case design that pays homage to the architecture of Rome, the Octo Finissimo is an icon of modern horology. This stainless steel, time-only variant is the perfect daily wearer thanks to its 60-hour power reserve, 100m of water resistance and 11.8mm case thickness. A funky off-centre small seconds indicator and blue sunburst dial add some visual flair.
Bold and masculine yet elegant, the Octo Finissimo Automatic is the ultimate blend of fine jewellery and high-end horology. You’ll definitely win Valentine’s Day if you gift him one of these fine Bulgari watches. Price: AU$19,850.
July Carry All Weekender Duffle Bag
Maybe you and your partner have talked about going on a romantic getaway, so get the ball rolling by gifting him this great duffle bag from up-and-coming Australian luggage company July.
Spacious and elegant, it’s perfect for short trips, hitting the road or even just a better alternative to his ratty gym bag. It’s also got a padded laptop sleeve compartment, a pass-through band for easy attachment to your luggage as well as QuickPass™ hidden pocket with magnetic closure for more sensitive goods. No matter your man’s style, he’ll love this one. Price: AU$295.
Dior Homme Cologne
A classic Valentine’s gift is, of course, men’s cologne. May as well go with a classic fragrance, too. An alluring scent, Dior Homme is both spicy and woody. Distinctively sexy, Dior Homme’s key notes of Atlas cedar, patchouli, and vetiver will put you both in the mood for loving this Valentine’s Day, making it an ideal gift. Price: AU$110.
Oliver Cabell Sneakers
White sneakers are having a major moment in the fashion world right now… I mean, when are they not? This makes them a perfect Valentine’s Day gift as the fashionable man will appreciate a crisp new pair to rock, and the not-so-fashionable man will enjoy the practicality of them (who doesn’t need a pair of white sneakers?) Oliver Cabell offers affordable European-made premium shoes, making it the perfect brand to shop from this Valentine’s. Price: AU$275.
If your boyfriend is still using a nylon velcro wallet, it’s time to upgrade it for him this Valentine’s. Australian brand Bellroy has a huge range of men’s wallets, all made with premium leather and featuring clever card storage and super slim designs. Any one of Bellroy’s wallets will make a fine Valentine’s Day gift as they’re both practical and luxurious. Price: AU$189.
While you might be hoping the man in your life gets you some jewellery for Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason you can’t get him some, too. You can’t go wrong with a piece from Miansai; renowned for producing stylish men’s jewellery made from quality sterling silver or plated in 14ct gold. Whether you go for one of Miansai’s chain necklaces or signet rings – like this ‘Solar’ design here – your man will feel loved this Valentine’s Day. Price: AU$245.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
Every man needs a Swiss Army knife – and even those who have one will definitely appreciate getting another. The ultimate tool for blokes, there’s a reason they’re so iconic.
This model is a bit different: a wooden-handled take on the classic Spartan model, it’s got all the most important tools for a man on the go, including a bottle opener, corkscrew, can opener, small screwdriver, wire stripper and of course, two knives. Trust us, this gift will be met with elation on Valentine’s Day. Price: AU$100.
Therabody Massage Gun
Let’s be honest; while massages can be quite sensual, it’s usually less exciting for the person giving them. Therefore, this Valentine’s give your boyfriend a Therabody massage gun so you can both have fun massaging each other without tiring yourselves out.
Specifically designed to relax and help sore muscles, all devices feature a customisable speed range, a handle design that eliminates hand/arm strain, and a 16mm amplitude for deep muscle treatment. Price: AU$899.
APL McLaren HySpeed Sneakers
You might not be able to afford to get your man a McLaren for Valentine’s Day, but you can definitely get him a pair of these super-cool McLaren sneakers.
High-end performance footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) has teamed up with the famous performance car outfit on these high-tech sneakers, which boast a carbon fibre shank, nitrogen-infused soles and a 3-piece cushion heel padding inspired by the seats of McLaren’s range-topping Senna hypercar. This tan colourway is inspired by McLaren interiors as well as the luxurious French Riviera. Oh là là. Price: AU$733.
Lumin is a premium skincare brand for men. They know that men’s skin is a whole other ballgame – it’s thicker, tougher, and structured differently than women’s. So, using the highest quality, most effective ingredients and Korean cosmetic technology, Lumin crafts products tailored to men’s skin types and formulate regimens that will actually tackle men’s specific skin issues head-on, making Lumin skincare an extremely practical Valentine’s gift. Price: from AU$23.
The Crafty Cocktail Smoking Kit
This cocktail smoking kit makes an awesome gift as it’ll allow your boyfriend to easily incorporate smoky, aromatic flavours into his cocktail recipes. The kit comes with a glass dome, barrel-aged smoking chips, a luxury butane torch, and an old-fashioned glass, and is, honestly, just so cool, he’ll probably be making you a smoky Valentine’s cocktail as soon as he opens it. Price: AU$153.
Paul Smith Cufflinks
Renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity, Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost designers. Paul Smith has a huge range of cufflinks that are all resplendent and well-made and will allow your partner to show off his personality in a fun but subtle way. With playful designs like these paperclip-shaped numbers to more traditional designs, choose a pair that’ll resonate with your man and he’ll be smiling on Valentine’s Day. Price: AU$300.
DR3 x St Hugo Wine
If he loves wine (or if he’s a big fan of Formula 1), then he’ll love a limited-release bottle from the famed Australian winery St Hugo produced in collaboration with Daniel Ricciardo. Tasty, robust and playful, the DR3 x St Hugo wine range is exquisite and your partner will love sharing a glass or two with you during your Valentine’s Day dinner. Price: AU$70.
Rimowa Essential Check-In Suitcase
If you want to go further afield for a romantic Valentine’s Day holiday, then get your man some premium Rimowa luggage this Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, after all.
Crafted out of a lightweight yet hardy plastic, Rimowa’s new Essential line of luggage looks just like the brand’s iconic aluminium cases but are more affordable and easier to schlep around. Metal hardware around the TSA locks and wheels make it tough as nails, while clever height-adjustable Flex Dividers make it easy to sort out your belongings. They’re also available in a wide range of funky colours so your man can stand out from the pack. Price: AU$1,360.
Hugo Boss Shirt
At the end of the day, men are simple creatures. Getting your bloke a nice shirt for Valentine’s Day is a thoughtful and practical gift he’ll definitely appreciate.
Hugo Boss is renowned for creating instant classics with high-quality fabric, and any one of his men’s shirts will instantly add sophistication to your boyfriend’s wardrobe. We highly recommend picking out a Hugo Boss dress shirt in a classic white or a soft salmon; that way your boyfriend can wear it out to your Valentine’s day plans. Price: from AU$159.
Aesop Complete Shaving Kit
Really, by buying your man this high-end shaving kit from Australian luxury skincare brand Aesop, you’re doing yourself a favour, as it’ll make sure he looks (and smells) good when you go out together. This kit contains shaving serum, post-shave lotion and a soft yet robust brush for those who seek the perfect shave. Price: AU$192.
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
The Ray-Ban Aviators are, simply put, the most iconic sunglasses ever created – so you can’t go wrong with gifting your man a pair of them this Valentine’s Day. Available in a range of frame finishes, lens colours and even available with prescription or polarised lenses, your man will appreciate the practicality of the gift (keeping his eyes protected) as well as how cool they’ll make him look. Price: from AU$208.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX Wireless Earbuds
Featuring active noise cancellation and a wide variety of configurable listening modes; premium glass and aluminium construction (including a tough aluminium case) and Multipoint pairing for seamless device switching, these luxurious Beoplay EX wireless earbuds are a great Valentine’s Day gift for the man who loves music. Get him a set of these and he’ll have no excuse about returning your calls, either. Price: AU$650.
Finally, what’s more romantic than chocolate? Founded in Brussels in 1926, Godiva’s huge range of Valentine’s Day chocolates are bursting with quality, Belgian craftsmanship, and the world’s finest ingredients. You can even get a red heart-shaped box filled with Godiva’s delicious award-winning chocolates for your boyfriend – or, if that’s a bit too much, there are plenty of other boxes to choose from, such as this 25-piece Gold Selection box. Price: AU$65.