Christmas may be the official present-exchanging holiday of the year, but the gifting stakes are never higher than they are on Valentine’s Day. This is your annual opportunity to show how much you adore your beau. (Or vice versa.) Do it right, and you’ve got a one-way ticket to good graces. Do it wrong, however, and you risk leaving a slight that might run until V-Day 2019.
Luckily, we’re here to help you balance this high-wire act. Herein, you’ll find a roundup of gifts any guy in his right mind would be thrilled to receive—luxe joggers, a brief to die for, a hoodie that’s actually cool. (Yes, really.) So read on, and happy Valentine’s Day. And if your date that night is at a highfalutin establishment, make sure the night goes off without a hitch by not pulling any of the 25 Things You Should Never Do In Fancy Restaurants.
Coach Metropolitan Slim Brief
$495; buy now at coach.com
This briefcase has everything he wants. A shoulder strap, multi-function interior pockets, and a sleeve for a laptop. Plus, made out of luxe calfskin, it’s stylish as anything.
To Boot New York Adam Derrick Toby Chelsea Boot
$395; buy now at ToBoot.com
A Chelsea boot should be a staple of any guy’s closet. Is black leather too slick for his style? These, from To Boot New York, in a supple waterproof suede, keep things grounded and work well with the range—from distressed jeans to tailored suits. Not a fan of these? Try out any of the 8 Chelsea Boots That Will Transform Anyone’s Look.
Vuori Stockton Short
$76; buy now at VuoriClothing.com
This cool camo print vintage-inspired short has an attached moisture-wicking support liner. The quick drying, anti-odor fabric is a bonus.
Mack Weldon The Ion Travel Kit
$48; buy now at Mackweldon.com
Most guys need a new dopp kit. This one is made from study, water-repellent industrial twill, has an antimicrobial lining, and separate compartments to keep everything organized. And if your man is truly an on-the-go type, quiz him on the 35 Brilliant Travel Hacks Only Experienced Globetrotters Know.
Aztech Mountain Bode Miller Down Under
$850; buy now at AztechMountain.com
This is a great new take on a hoodie. Down-filled quilted nylon front with water-resistant four-way stretch sleeves and back.
Lacoste Sport Technical Stretch Jersey Track Pants
$115; buy now at lacoste.com
Finally, an athleisure jogger in tech stretch jersey that will keep its shape—no baggy seat or knees.
Tissot V8 Automatic Chronograph
$895; buy now at Tissot.com
A Swiss chronograph for under $1,000? Yes, really. And it’s water-resistant, has a sapphire crystal, and beefy leather strap. Though if this doesn’t catch your eye, check out these 7 New Watches That Are Instant Heirlooms.
Haspel Maroon Wool Basketweave Scarf
$40; buy now at Haspel.com
A lightweight wool scarf is the quickest route to refreshing his winter look. Try something with a deep burgundy tone, which adds interest and pairs with everything.
Calvin Klein Obsessed 4.2Oz.
$82; buy now at calvinklein.com
This update on an old favorite features black vanilla and dark cedar leaves to create a scent that is distinctive without being overpowering.
Ralph Lauren Thompson Duffel Bag
$428; buy now at ralphlauren.com
Made from durable tech fabric, this hardworking carry-all with a sturdy shoulder strap can take him anywhere from the gym to travel. And if none of these will do the trick, be sure to check out the 100 Wow Gifts for The Person Who Has Everything.
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