Gift Guide: Buying For Your Guy This Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is only four days away – and we’re suddenly regretting the hours of online shopping we did for ourselves this weekend (though we’re just counting down the days until that fabulous houndstooth coat arrives). After all, we’re easy to please – flowers and a nice dinner are enough for us to deem a V-Day successful. Guys, on the other hand? So much harder to shop for. To save you the headache, we’ve put together a list of eight fantastic gifts for every type of guy. So whether your man is a creative type, jetsetting businessman or product-obsessed techie, there’s a perfect gift for him. You're welcome.
For the stylish gent: Redken Maneuver Working Wax
This flexible wax will help your fashion-forward man’s ‘do looking oh-so-perfectly messy throughout the day. Plus, the soft, moldable hold is extremely conducive to touching – so feel free to run your hands through his strands as often as you like.
For the jetsetter: Baxter Travel KitIf your man’s job requires him to travel often (or if he’s just lucky enough to do so on his own), he’ll love this travel kit from Baxter of California. A face wash, moisturizer, shave foam, after shave balm and daily protein shampoo fit nicely in a quilted dopp bag. Plus, we’re suckers for anything for mini, so we won’t blame you if a product or two goes missing…
For the fitness buff: Nike + Fuelband SE
A sleek and stylish way for him to monitor his fitness activity, the Nike + Fuelband SE does everything from count his steps to track the intensity of his workouts. Plus, he can connect with his other fitness fiend buddies with the Nike+ Groups function.
For the creator: The Body Shop Hemp Hand CorrectorNever heard of hemp seed oil? Just know this – it’s chock full of super-moisturizing essential fatty acids to help replenish his skin’s moisture barrier...perfect for any guy who works with his hands on the daily. Dry, cracked knuckes, begone!
For the charmer: Armani de Nuit
You think back to the first time you met your significant other and remember two things: his smile and the ridiculous-yet-charming line he used to buy you a drink. Gift him this seductive new cologne from Giorgio Armani as a way to accentuate his natural charisma. Plus, you get to smell it on him everyday...
For the dapper dude: Kiehl’s Ultimate Man RazorYour man spends more time on his grooming routine than you do – and you love him all the more for it. Indulge him with a luxurious, ivory-colored razor from Kiehl’s – just don’t get upset if using it becomes his favorite part of the morning (waking up next to you is still in his top three, of course).
For the techie/creative: Ollo 4-in-1 Lens
Whether your man is a techie or just has a knack for visuals, he’ll definitely appreciate this add-on for his iPhone. The clip-on lens features a fisheye, wide angle, 10x and 15x macro lenses, so he can capture his favorite moments in high quality. Warning: may require you to step up your Instagram game.
For the music lover: LSTN Beech Wood Troubadour Headphones
The moment when you knew he was the one? When you both realized your mutual love for The Smiths. These headphones from LSTN are handcrafted from reclaimed wood, so no two pair are the same. Next time he sings “Please, please, please let me get what I want”, just dangle these babies in front of him as a reminder.
What are you getting your guy this Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments!