Fab Finds Friday: Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him
Friday, February 7, 2014
Last week my wife shared some Valentine’s Day gifts that any woman would love to receive. With only a week left before the 14th, it’s time to focus on the forgotten half of Valentine’s - the men! Here’s a few gift ideas that your man would definitely appreciate. I’ve tried to incorporate gifts for all different personalities - from the Budget Conscious, to the Practical Guy, to the Tech Geek, to the Southern Gent, and finally the Traditionalist.
I stumbled upon this online store about a year ago and I love its simplicity and focused product line. Harry’s offers shaving sets, razor blades and shaving cream for men with sets starting as low as $15 and topping out at $40. For Valentine’s, Harry’s is offering engraved shaving sets that add a touch of personalization with your gift. Your man will love the blades and at only $2 per blade, they provide the lowest cost per shave (yes, there are websites that track this information!).
While this doesn’t sound like a great Valentine’s Day Gift, often times men appreciate practical thought. Amazon has completely changed the way that we shop and their expedited shipping options typically make it easier to order online than to purchase in retail stores. At $79, the Prime Membership gives unlimited 2-day shipping and access to Amazon Instant Streaming. If you make only a few purchases and take advantage of the 2-day shipping, the membership pays for itself very quickly.
I’m not a tech guy at all but I received this as a Christmas present from my sister-in-law and I have not been disappointed. Google Chromecast makes it easy to stream your online videos and music from your computer, mobile devices, or tablet to your TV. It plugs into your HDMI port on your television and you connect it to your wifi and you’re done. It’s great for entertaining and also great if your man loves watching Youtube videos on TV (like I do!). Chromecast is priced at only $35, so it’s very economical and functional.
If you man wears Polo, has Sperry’s and owns some croakies then go with this red sport coat from Brooks Brothers. It’s not a traditional color but one that is muted enough to wear through the spring and summer months and it’s a cotton/linen blend that will breathe well in the heat. When you are shopping for a Southern Gent, you can never go wrong with a blazer or sport coat.
This is for the guy that expects the same type of gift each Valentine’s gift each year and he probably gets you the same thing every year too. So nothing says Valentine’s Day gift for men like a bottle of cologne. As we are on the cusp of spring, it’s good to get a cologne that’s light and airy to match the season. A new cologne that I really like is Polo Red - it’s made with grapefruit and has a natural citric scent that is clean and not over-bearing.
Well thanks for reading, ladies. It was a pleasure stopping in and I hope this gives you some help in finding that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your guy! Just remember men like gifts too. Thanks!