The season of love is upon us – that annual reminder to show those closest to us how much we care, appreciate, and adore them. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all red roses, hearts, and candy. Ready to find the perfect gift for him that will bring a smile to his face, a tear to his eye, and a plethora of thank you kisses? We’ve curated some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him so you can take this year’s Valentine’s Day to new levels.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him
Man Cave Gifts
Perhaps no turn of phrase has come to epitomize what it means to be manly than the man cave. It’s two words and one of those is man while the other is cave. See, manly. But man caves are and can be so much more than that. A man cave is a place for him to go where he can enjoy his passions, interests, and hobbies, whether that’s with friends or on his own.
And if the man in your life enjoys his man cave proclivities, then you are in luck, because man cave gifts are presents he’s sure to love.
Bar and Beverage Upgrades
Now is the perfect time to elevate his barware game to the next level – we’ll call this “expert” level. Whether he enjoys playing the role of mixologist for guests or partaking in his daily cocktail routine, he needs a quality set of cocktail tools to set him on his way. Complete sets include a shaker, jigger, spoon, muddler, strainer, and zester. He might not know how to muddle right now, but he’ll soon learn. And who doesn’t want to shake that cocktail like a big-city bartender on a Friday night?
Whether he’s a liquor kind of guy or a craft beer aficionado, his tastes are elevated, and no ordinary alcohol will do. From whiskey and rum to gin and vodka, more craft distilleries are setting out to create their unique takes on classic beverages. Buying him a special bottle of his favorite liquor not only shows how well you know him, but it also makes a great centerpiece for his home bar.
Is he more of a beer guy than a liquor and cocktail guy? Then he’s certainly spent a few moments fantasizing about creating his special brew that puts others to shame as tasteless imposters. Well, now it’s time to step up and see what he’s made of. Home brewing kits allow him to experiment with new recipes in creating his unique beer.
Décor and Personalization
Man caves are all about making the space his. They should reflect his style and personality while integrating pieces of…oh, who are we kidding, they should be awesome! Whether it’s a speakeasy theme or the décor looks like his favorite sports team threw up in there if he loves it, that’s really what it comes down to. And what better way to make something awesome than by adding personalization? If anything calls for it, it’s a man cave.
Personalized bar signs are a whimsical and creative way to make the man cave feel like a personable space and make fantastic Valentine gifts for men. You can choose from a variety of styles to suit his decorating needs, including metal signs, barrel signs, mirror signs, and even neon bar signs. We thought that the last option would make you look twice. With a customized neon bar sign, his name really will be in bright, shining lights.
Personalized bar signs also make excellent conversation starters when guests arrive. Think creatively about customization options. If he’s into golf, a 19th-hole sign with the name of his favorite course will be a hole-in-one. Or, if he’s always wanted to own a bar, now he can at least pretend with a tavern named in his honor, the “Smith Bar” or “Jones Tavern” come to mind. But you know, with his name. Other themes include game room, speakeasy, Caribbean, and favorite beverage brand.
If you’ve trained him correctly, then he’ll want to put his cold beverage on a nice, dry coaster, so as not to leave water stains on his nice furniture. Coasters don’t have to be boring, either. Consider leather or slate varieties which can also be customized, adding another personalization layer to the man cave.
Our final option in man cave décor is an oldie but goodie. Sometimes, when the game gets a little too close and tense, we need to stand up, pace around a bit, and generally keep ourselves occupied so as not to pull out all our hair. Enter the indoor putting mat. It provides an excellent way to burn off those nerves while also working on his golf game and potentially cementing his legendary status in this season’s golf league. Just don’t be surprised when he wins every game of putt-putt now.
Snack and Beverage Station
No man cave is complete without snacks and drinks. That’s kind of rule #1 when it comes to man caves. This Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to upgrade his home bar with everything he needs to serve his eager guests. A mini-fridge is a great gift option to help keep his beer and other libations nice and cold.
For a real showstopper, a mini keg and tap is the way to go. Not only is it a fun and unique gift but wait until his buddies see it. They’ll be impressed for months to come.
Boxes of chocolates may not be his style, but we know he loves to snack, so why not consider premium snacks like gourmet nut mix, artisanal cheese, and smoked meats. Speaking of smoked meats, in keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, a jerky bouquet may actually be the way to his heart.
Your man’s man cave presents the perfect opportunity to dazzle him with gifts for men that he’ll truly love and appreciate – and really, there is no greater gift than that.
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