28 Valentine's Day Gifts for Him That Are Proof You're the Best S.O. Ever

Don't mention it 💁.

As if we don't already do so much, come Valentine's Day it's socially encouraged to think beyond the ordinary when scrambling to find a last-minute shopping for a Cupid's Day gift. Ahead, a V-Day primer on creative picks for the special friend or man-child in your life, whether you've been dating for ages or are freshly cuffed (mazel!).

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A Water-Resistant Backpack

Herschel, $140

Chic and sleek for all the travels you have planned together this year.

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Making Memories

Instax, $69

For the artsy guy in your life who never minds snapping a selfie or two...or three.

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A Streamlined Card Case

Givenchy, $450

A sleek card case for those who want to downsize from a bulky wallet.

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Blackout Shades

Warby Parker, $95

A pair of shades that go with just about anything (and for you to totally steal every once in a while).

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A Pair of High-Tops

Nautica, $70

Elevate his style with these high-top sneakers.

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Eau de Rich Boy

Chanel, $75

A fancy cologne for the guy who would love to bask in the exotic aromas of citrus and wood.

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A Broad-Band Beanie

Acne Studios, $75

A sweet woolen beanie (with the signature wide Acne band) that he'll keep for years to come.

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Color Pop

Ray-Ban, $198

Our new year's resolution of adding more color to our lives has never held stronger, and he'll be thrilled to add these rose-colored lenses to his collection.

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Pocketed Away

Tie Bar, $10

In the name of the holiday, a subtle pink pocket square for every special occasion (including Valentine's Day dinner).

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The Weekender

Jack Spade, $798

Pack your bags for a romantic getaway with your S.O., but not before you gift them with this amazing kaleidoscope weekender bag.

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A Reversible Tee

Everlane, $40

Oui oui for the reversible tee (and no more boring cotton t-shirts).

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Soft-as-a-Newborn Robe

Parachute, $99

A robe he can (and probably will) live in at home. It's a true bargain if you consider how often you'll be borrowing it.

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Non-Schlubby Sweatpants

Paul Smith, $75

A comfortable pair of tapered (read: non-baggy) sweatpants with a fun multi-colored drawstring.

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A Pint-Sized Projector

Amazon, $100

A powerful (and not price-y) mini-projector that will make it easy for him to screen his favorite oldies right on the kitchen wall.

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A Chic Money Clip

Gucci, $290

A perfect gift for the fashion enthusiasts.

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A Retro Turntable

Crosley, $70

Listening to his favorite music has never looked this good.

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A Sophisticated Unisex Ring

Fates, $195

An understated ring that's flattering for all, even those who haven't worn jewelry since their class ring days.

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Street Style-Friendly Sneakers

Spalwart, $234

Consider these cult-favorite sneakers the ultimate trump card for the sneakerhead in your life.

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Hypnotizing Table-Top Upgrades

Super Good Thing, $24

Sculptural trivets for the ones who consider pot holders and bar coasters their primary countertop protection.

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A Goes-With-Everything Watch

MVMT, $140

A high quality, ultra-popular watch that won't set you back one month's rent, in monochrome black.

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Tap-Technology Wireless Earbuds

Apple, $159

The wireless earbuds from Apple respond with a simple tap system, and make an easy gift for techies and clumsy people who routinely break their headphone cables🙋.

They sync up to Siri so you can discreetly hear the news even on a crowded subway, plus they're catnip for runners who spend at least 10 percent of their time untangling wires at a red light.

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A Salve for Itchy Beards

Lovely Beards, $10

Crafted from soothing aloe vera plus softening beeswax, here's one beauty product he'll actually use. Whether he's got winter skin or just third-day facial hair, the beard balm will help him ease any itching and discomfort.

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Solace for the Swole

Hyperice, $30

Favored by athletes like Lindsey Vonn and Blake Griffin, athletic company Hyperice specializes in cold therapy for aching joints post-workout. Here, relief in a bottle thanks to soothing essential oils and natural plant extracts.

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<p>A far cry from stale laundry and Glade-plugins, behold a woodsy&nbsp;candle he'll actually want to use (mostly because it smells like camping trips and the outdoors).&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Boy Smells Cedar Stack, $29;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boysmells.com/thecandles/y21oaegypr2k9ju6c3bd8s9ah2d6r2" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">boysmells.com</a>.</strong><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
A Campfire in a Candle

Boy Smells, $42

A far cry from stale laundry and Glade-plugins, behold a woodsy candle he'll actually want to use (mostly because it smells like camping trips and the outdoors).

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<p>An ironic baseball cap for the guy&nbsp;who hates sporty ones. It's funny, get it?&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Art Every Day Cap, $36;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.poketo.com/products/art-every-day-cap-in-cobalt" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">poketo.com</a>.</strong></p>
Hipsters, Welcome

Poketo, $36

An ironic baseball cap for the guy who hates sporty ones. It's funny, get it?

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<p>Designed to resemble equestrian riding helmets, this streamlined&nbsp;bike option&nbsp;might&nbsp;convince him to actually&nbsp;protect his noggin while cycling&nbsp;(or just upgrade an old&nbsp;bulky one).&nbsp;</p><p>Super cool thing: it comes with a patented Pop Lock to prevent helmet theft, too.&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Thousand Heritage Collection Bike Helmet, $85;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.explorethousand.com/collections/thousand-products/products/heritage-thousand-helmet?variant=3579408833#product-page-callouts" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">explorethousand.com</a>.</strong></p>
A Stylish Bike Helmet

Thousand, $85

Designed to resemble equestrian riding helmets, this streamlined bike option might convince him to actually protect his noggin while cycling (or just upgrade an old bulky one). Super cool thing: it comes with a patented Pop Lock to prevent helmet theft, too.

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<p>Just imagine if&nbsp;<a href="https://www..com/watch?v=8dVhFfQs6FI" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">this rom-com song</a>&nbsp;was actually about&nbsp;"briefs of&nbsp;Egyptian cotton."&nbsp;After luxuriating in one of these guys, he'll never want to go back to his old faithful undies.&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Kotn Boxer Brief, $18 for one to $98 for a seven-pack;&nbsp;<a href="https://kotn.com/products/boxer-brief?variant=25972618184" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">kotn.com</a>.</strong></p>
Egyptian Cotton Underwear

Kotn, $18

Just imagine if was actually about "briefs of Egyptian cotton." After luxuriating in one of these guys, he'll never want to go back to his old faithful undies.

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<p>The ultimate gift for a shutter-bug: a waterproof and super&nbsp;lightweight nylon bag to guard&nbsp;all of his&nbsp;$$$ camera gear.&nbsp;</p><p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">ONA Bowery Camera Bag, $169;&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://www.onabags.com/store/messenger-bags/the-bowery.html?color=nylon" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link"><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">onabags.co</strong><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">m</strong></a>.</p>
An All-Purpose Camera Bag

ONA, $169

The ultimate gift for a shutter-bug: a waterproof and super lightweight nylon bag to guard all of his $$$ camera gear.

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