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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

January 31, 2017
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The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide, for Him | Krista Aoki, a lifestyle & travel blog | shopping for men, gifts for guys
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here are perfect ways to show the man in your life how much you love and appreciate everything about him!

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You’re the Spring in My Step book

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Let your man know that he’s the Jim to your Pam and the flame to your candle with this cheesy but clever book. It’s so freaking cute. Use red post it flags to mark the ones you want him to read first (or often!). Perfect for every occasion, but even better for Valentine’s Day.

You’re the Spring in my Step Book @ 

A silly t-shirt of an Animal Doing Human Things
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If he’s more of a silly, outgoing personality he’ll appreciate a t-shirt of an Animal Doing Human Things. If he’s a big fan of the TV show the Community, he will appreciate that these t-shirts were worn by Abed on the show! Check out their website for their cute selection. And, these shirts definitely stand out in social settings! I mean, when you think about it, we are all animals.

Variety @

Instax Mini 90

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We ladies love the Instax Mini 8 but your man will love sporting the Instax Mini 90. Not only does it print out photos that are vibrant and crisp, but it’s compact and has a fresh, antique look.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 in Black and Brown @

A Citrus After-Shave that Will Make Him Irresistible

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Who doesn’t love the smell of citrus? This citrus + spruce aftershave will leave a scent that makes your man totally irresistible. It’s like you’re getting him a gift… and you’re getting yourself a gift, too.

Citrus & Spruce Aftershave @ craftsmansoapco

A Minimalist Wallet

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Guys typically enjoy the simpler things in life. They also tend to use things until they’re beaten to the ground. If your man could use a new wallet, get him this simple minimalist wallet that will be perfect for every occasion.

Travelambo Front Pocket Minimalist Wallet @

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

If you’re an adventurous outdoor couple, this guide is a must! He can even bring this book for reference or reading when you two decide to go backpacking or camping. It focuses on survivalist tips like shelter and food, but even goes into the essential topics like what you should be bringing for camping! It’s an essential for the adventurous man in your life.

How to Stay Alive in the Woods @

BBQ Suitcase

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him @ a lifestyle & travel blogThis BBQ suitcase is perfect for pretty much every man! He will adore the creativity from the gift. This is a portable BBQ grill that is easy to carry around. He can bring it to the lake, when you go camping, or just set it up outside on your porch!

The Kikkerland BBQ Suitcase @

A Leather Bracelet with a Secret Message

Sometimes men are a little bit more low-key. But how romantic is it if he wears your heart on his sleeve? Personalize a leather bracelet! You can add a sweet message to the inside that stays between you, and him.

Personalized Leather Bracelet @

Insulated Beer Growler & Water Bottle

This is a great, versatile gift for every occasion. He can use this insulated growler for beer, or use it daily as a water bottle! Your man will love the utility that he can get from this multipurpose water bottle.

Swig Savvy’s Stainless Steel Insulated Beer Growler & Water Bottle @

Personalized Whiskey Barrel

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Don’t just get your whiskey-aficionado a whiskey barrel: get him a personalized whiskey barrel.  This is a great gift for the whiskey and bourbon lovers out there. Personalize this barrel with his name, or a cute little love note!

Personalized Whiskey Barrel @

A Piece of the Moon, or Mars

Yes. You can get your man land on the moon, or even on Mars, because he’s outta this freakin’ world. When you buy an acre of land on the moon or Mars, your gift comes with an official deed and a map. I mean, how romantic is that?

An acre on Mars @ ; An acre on the Moon @

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Photo from @marniethedog on Instagram

What are you getting your Valentine?

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  • Nai noa

    or maybe a gopro more possibilities and more durable.

    • Haha! Thanks Nainoa, A GoPro is a great idea for a gift.

  • Really cool ideas!!

  • These are great unique ideas! My boyfriend would probably love all of these. I just did a similar post on my blog Can I add yours to the end of mine as another option?

    • Hey Jonnie! Wow of course you can! I just checked out your Valentine’s Day gift post and I love it…especially the suggestion at the end! 😉 haha!

  • Love your ideas! So creative aha I’ve never seen a grill briefcase!! I also LOVE the mars and moon gift, because I’m totally a space nerd and would love that myself!

    • Haha! Oh my gosh! Right?! Like how cool would it be to walk around knowing you own an acre on Mars!

  • Anna

    Nice little guide! The only problem I see with this is the Marnie plushie. How does one order that then resist the urge to keep it for your own?

    • GIRL! I’m dealing with the same problem. It’s such a cute freakin toy!

  • Last year I made my husband a leather bracelet with a message on it! 🙂 Great post

    • Oh my gosh! That’s amazing! I should look into how to make one. 🙂 did you blog about it?

  • Eva Birch

    Brilliant. Some awesome gift ideas here, love the bbq suitcase what a genius idea!! I really struggle especially around valentines day to find my partner a gift, I love to find him quirky gifts as he isn’t in to the generic valentines gifts you see in stores. I have done quite well this year as I have found a great range of quirky gifts sets for male grooming which I think is going to go down very well plus its smells devine!!

    • Haha yesss! The gift sets that smell great are kind of the best ones. Honestly snuggling up to my man and getting a good whiff of him is a gift enough for me.

  • I give my husband flowers, as his mum passed away on Valentines Day and we don’t celebrate it for that reasons.

    • Hey Susana! Flowers are a sweet sentiment for you and him both to remember and respect his mom!

  • That Instax Mini 90 tho! I didn’t realise there was a swankier version of the girly one, totally prefer it! x

    • Yes! Me too! I have an Instax Mini 8 right now, but the 90 is totally on my wishlist!

  • Rebekah

    Wow there are some great ideas in there! Loving the wallet and “suitcase”…men are always so hard to buy for!

    • Men really are so difficult to shop for! Haha it’s fun to get them quirky gifts!

  • THANK YOU for the great ideas! Every year I struggle with trying to figure out a gift for my hubby! These are terrific! <3

    • Yes! My boyfriend’s birthday is in January… so after Christmas, and his birthday, I’m like what else can I get this guy! haha

  • Those are some fun ideas 🙂

    Guys can be hard to shop for!

    • Yes Letitia! Guys are totally hard to shop for! Whether it’s my dad, my brother, or my boyfriend haha.

  • Love this! So many good ideas!

  • I like that camera. I’d never heard of it before.

    • Thanks Sage! Yes the Instax Mini 90 is so cool! I have an Instax Mini 8, and I love the polaroids it prints out.

  • I love the barbecue suitcase and the minimalist wallet. Great ideas!

    • Thanks Desiree! Sometimes the simple items are just the best gifts!

  • Vy

    Omg this list is so much fun! And MARNI!! Thanks for sharing some new and interesting ideas. I am having trouble finding the right gift.

    • Thanks Vy! Yes that Instagram celebrity is so freaking adorable! I want him to be my Valentine.

  • great ideas!! especially the wallet. That would be a perfect gift…. simple and useful,.. my favorite kind of gifts!

    • Girl preach! I love the simple and useful items too.

  • This is a great list! Love the wallet and personalized whiskey

    • Thanks Cassidy! Yes, the personalized whiskey barrel is quite great! I love personalized items that Etsy sells.

  • Kristen

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  • Awesome ideas! Now to find that man 🙂

    • Hehe 🙂 sometimes the man is just the greatest gift of all.

  • Heather

    These are great ideas! I may have to try some of them out!

    • Yes! Let me know what your man thinks.

  • Aimehio Vez Iyeke

    That Instax Mini 90 looks amazing! Forget him, I’m getting one for ME! Thanks!!!!

  • My husband needs a new wallet. I never thought about getting it for Valentines Day but that would be a perfect, practical gift for him. Great post!

  • The BBQ suitcase is my fav! Great guide 😄

  • Males are difficult to buy for for any occasion! This is a handy list to pull out for birthdays and christmas too. I love the BBQ suitcase, that’s a good one!


    *and breathe*

    You’ve literally just set me up for every present I need to buy my boyfriend, ever with that site! I’m also definitely going to get that personalised whiskey barrel too! How cool is it?!

    Thanks for sharing! x