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The 27 best Valentine's Day gifts for him that he'll actually love

From romantic gift ideas to funny gags and everything in between, to make him feel special this Valentine's Day.

An Apple AirTag, a Yeti tumbler, and a watch in a monogrammed Mark & Graham leather roll case.
Whether you want to go practical or romantic, I've got plenty of Valentine's Day gift ideas. (Amazon, Mark & Graham)

Some men might be happy with a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Your guy? Not so much. If you're looking to bring the romance without breaking the bank, I've got you covered with this list of the best Valentine's Day gifts for him, ranging from gadgets to clothes and date ideas. While thoughtful gifts often come from the heart, not everyone is a great gift giver, so these unique Valentine's Day gifts will help you transcend the boring old gift card. Whether the guy in your life is long-distance or nearby, my list includes something for everyone, whether it's a whiskey-making gift set or a jerky heart for your foodie, a high-quality robe for a comfy night at home or an activity for you to do together, our list has the perfect gift for everyone.

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"The best gift to give your partner is one that shows you listen to and observe them. These gifts often carry sentimental value, and while they may not be the most expensive, they are of the highest quality," Dr. Shaakira Stewart, a psychologist and mental health advocate, tells Yahoo Life. So, before you work your way down this list of gift ideas for men, rack your brain to see if your sweetheart has mentioned anything he's been eyeing ahead of Valentine's Day 2024. If all else fails, Stewart recommends going with "something your partner can use," whether it's a new air freshener for his car or a Yeti tumbler to keep his drink cold. Maybe your guy doesn't want something tangible this year. In that case, give him an experience he'll never forget — maybe a year's worth of visits to U.S. national parks or a Tinggly gift voucher so he can pick from 9,000-plus activities for two.

As Yahoo's gifting expert, it's my job to help you find unique gifts for the people you love most. And trust me: I know boyfriends, husbands and dads can be notoriously hard to shop for. That's why I've included items I've personally given to the men in my life (my boyfriend is obsessed with the Cozy Earth pajama pants), along with some other Yahoo reader favorites with glowing reviews.

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If you've been dating or married to your partner for a while, chances are you've run out of gift ideas. But even new couples will enjoy this scratch off date ideas game. The date ideas serve as a sampler of new things you can try with your partner. Reviewers say the date ideas here are creative, unique and fun, so you're bound to find something to love with this gift.

$16 at Amazon

Sure, your guy is cool and all, but that doesn't mean he can handle the winter chill. This cuffed knit classic is a fan favorite on Amazon, with a near-perfect rating and thousands of reviews pointing out its durability and — most importantly — warmth. "My husband looks so rugged and handsome in this hat, I get a tingle every time," one happy customer wrote about the "five-star hat."

$15 at Amazon
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$20 at Zappos$20 at Lowe's

Whiskey and chocolate make the perfect pair, and this gift box is proof. These truffles aren't boozy per se, but they're inspired by the sweet, fruity flavor of Woodford Reserve's Double Oaked Bourbon. The four flavors: pear nutmeg, butterscotch, oak smoked salt caramel and maple pecan.

$25 at Compartes

Because he's still a kid at heart, break open this heart-shaped box to reveal four pint-size Star Wars figurines. They're decked out to look just like Valentine's Day chocolates wrapped in red foil. 

$20 at Walmart

You've been, well, servd. Divide the card deck in half, then dish out cards to each other whenever (and wherever) you want. Cards include a mix of friendly (and not-so-friendly) challenges — everything from swapping meals during your next date night to becoming your partner's personal masseuse. 

$17 at Amazon

Does he basically spend half of his day in the car (or so it seems)? Then grab this wooden air freshener to ensure things stay — well, smell — fresh. Go for the teak scent if he likes things musky and masculine, or amber if he'd rather have something a bit more subdued. 

$13 at Amazon

It's flannel season! Add a new one to his collection — a red-on-red, ivory-and-tan combo, navy buffalo check or another cozy plaid.

$17 at Nordstrom Rack

Here's one way to give him a good laugh. Get your best (or worst) selfie plastered all over these crew socks. Just pick a size and base color, upload your photo and get the socks within three to four days. 

$15 at Amazon

Your foodie will love this sampler of hot sauce. This specific selection includes spicy peach hot honey, original and Carolina hot sauce flavors—giving him a bunch of options to fill in his collection. Bonus: You can turn this gift into an at-home cooking date night.

$27 at Amazon

A shoulder rub a day keeps ... him very happy. When you're not there to work out the knots and kinks, this heated massager will do the trick. He can drape it over his shoulders, adjust the speed and strength, and enjoy sweet, sweet relief.

$50 at Amazon

Even if he's not quite ready to go all out with a skin care routine just yet (next year?), he'll have no problem incorporating this hydrating duo into his day-to-day. Tell him to keep the hand cream and lip balm on his nightstand so he can moisturize before bed. 

$14 at Kohl's
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$20 at Amazon

Try as you might, you still can't convince him to carry around a Stanley cup. This 35-ounce-deep Yeti favorite may be more his speed — it's made with durable stainless steel, with double-wall insulation and a no-sweat design to keep his hands dry. Pick it up in red for Valentine's Day or go with one of the 17 other colors. 

$42 at Amazon
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$42 at L.L.Bean$42 at Ace Hardware

If he prefers savory over sweet, give him this heart-shaped box of love — that is, 14 pieces of pork and beef jerky. From Honey Bourbon to Habanero BBQ, these jerky bites bring just the right amount of heat, sweetness and tang. 

$50 at ManCrates

You know what makes a really thoughtful Valentine's Day gift? Something that'll help him the next time he (inevitably) loses his keys, wallet or backpack. Just make sure he attaches the tracker and does the one-tap setup pronto, so he can keep tabs on the item on his iPhone or iPad. 

$24 at Walmart
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$39 at Amazon$60 at HSN

Even when he's hibernating inside, he can pour himself something on the rocks and bask in the beauty of the great outdoors. Pair these glasses with a bottle of his favorite whiskey so he can put them to use ASAP.

$30 at Amazon

Speaking of travel, he can stash his watch in this leather case when he's not wearing it. Add his initials for an extra $12.50 for a personal touch.

$49 at Mark & Graham

Four games, one box: Not only does the box double as a playing board, but it comes packed with dice, cards, checkers and dominoes for endless gaming opportunities. 

$48 at Bespoke Post

Think you've discussed it all? Think again. Pull a card from this deck to reveal a thoughtful question or conversation prompt related to one of five key categories: family, couple, intimacy, individual or past and future. Focus on one category at a time or mix it up.

$20 at Amazon

These super-soft pajamas are made from a magical bamboo fabric that prevents pilling, bunching and sweating. Pair these pants with a matching tee so he can be comfy from head to toe. Trust me, he won't want to take them off. 

$75 at Cozy Earth

Help him check off all the places on his bucket list. This annual pass gives him (and up to three more adults in his vehicle) access to more than 2,000 federal sites across the country, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and more.

$80 at REI

Leave it to Lego to convince him to make friends with the enemy. Turn 540 Lego bricks into the people-eating plant from Super Mario Bros., complete with a moveable head, stalk and leaves. 

$60 at Walmart
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$54 at Target$60 at Best Buy

Experience coffee in its purest form — we're talking brewed at 10 times the strength, then frozen to maintain its flavor — without any additional equipment. Place a frozen capsule into hot water for a classic coffee, or let it melt to whip up an iced coffee, latte or affogato. Yahoo Shopping editor April McCormick swears by it: "My husband is the biggest coffee snob, so when he raved about Cometeer, I was surprised since it's such an easy concept. It's now my go-to gift for him for every holiday, birthday and anniversary!"

$84 at Cometeer

This practical canvas duffle has an insulated side pocket for drinks and snacks, a ventilated compartment for shoes and tons of interior pockets to keep things organized. One buyer called it "the missing puzzle piece to my gym collection," while another said they "used it for a week trip and packed everything I needed with no problem."

$88 at Mack Weldon
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Turn vodka into full-flavored whiskey with this DIY kit — yep, you heard that right. Mix and match different types of wood chips and botanicals (think: orange peel and cocoa beans), then package up your creations in two 12-ounce bottles. Pop 'em open a month later. 

$60 at Uncommon Goods

A cross between a hoodie and a sweater, this lightweight waffle-knit can be worn on its own or layered under a thicker jacket. "Comfortable enough for lounging, but looks sleek enough to go out and about," one stylish shopper wrote about the "do-it-all hoodie," available in five neutral hues. 

$75 at Everlane

This Turkish cotton robe is fit for a king — your king, that is. One Brooklinen shopper dubbed it the "best robe I have ever owned" due to its "perfect weight, softness and color." Choose from nine classic colors. 

$99 at Brooklinen

Keep the love going long after Valentine's Day. Redeem this gift voucher for one of more than 9,200 experiences around the world, including everything from a guided chocolate tour in Dallas to an aerial yoga class in Savannah, Ga. Find a couple's activity that's close to home or add one of these experiences to your next vacation itinerary. 

$110 at Tinggly

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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