Every year I post a list of Valentine’s Day gifts for the men, and it’s about that time of year again. Have you started thinking about it yet? It’s okay if you haven’t. I have a list of good buys and DIYs for your man.
My lists rarely consist of the typical, cliche gifts. I try find unique gifts throughout the year, mostly from Etsy or something you can make yourself, and make note of them.
Here’s a list of my previous Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him:
As always, if you have ideas, please leave them in the comments. I want to hear if you’ve received something that you’ve really enjoyed or if you gifted something that got a positive response.
Let’s get to the gifts!
Hand-painted winter landscape on a saw blade – $27.50
How awesome is this? It’s landscape art on a saw blade! Morethebucles got it right with this idea! The lucky receiver of this gift can hang it in his house or in his garage and enjoy the outdoors any time he wants.
Beer cap USA map (birch plywood) – $16.50
I love this idea by BeerCapMapShop. Not only does it make for unique wall art, but it also gives him a chance to track all of the beer he’s tried from different US states.
Hand-painted Doctor Who shoes – $51.33
LittleDaisyMouse makes these really neat hand-painted shoes. If he’s a Doctor Who fan, he might like these. If Doctor Who isn’t his thing, there are a ton of other options on Etsy ranging from sports teams to disney movies.
Stay Focused vinyl motivational quote – $32.00
This is one of my favorites in the vinyl art department! The Beepart shop gives you plenty of options in terms of size and color for the quote so it will look fantastic on any wall in his house. It’s probably not appropriate for the office (unless it’s a home office).
Rustic couch table – $50.00
Dunn Rustic Designs understands that everyone needs a little bit of lazy time. The couch desk is perfect for his work (if he’s that much of a workaholic), laptop, dinner or whatever he needs to relax. You can choose the size of the table and the stain to match the rest of his furniture.
Star Wars wall decor – $12.00
If he’s a Star Wars fan, he might appreciate this one by Go Go Book Art. Yoda’s famous line “Do or do not. There is no try.” and Yoda in a suite (interesting) layer old printed pages for a fun decor idea!
Vintage pocket watch – $55.00+
If he likes the old-fashioned, steampunk look, he’ll love this pocket watch by Cabany Co. Look at the detail in that thing! It’s amazing. All of those gears! The colors work well together too. Beautiful!
Clock made from bike parts – $70.00
Dream Great Dreams made this really neat wall clock from recycled bike parts. What better gift is there for the cyclist in your life?
Nintendo controller posters – $7.50
Last, but not least, Nintendo art by DiffernType. They’re definitely geared toward the (old time) gamers, but the coolest part is that these posters are downloadable. You don’t have to wait for them to get shipped from across the country. You can download and print them right now. They’re perfect to hang on the wall behind his gaming spot.
MistoBox- monthly coffee subscription $13/month
I’m a little bias because I’m a coffee drinker, but I’ve had a MistoBox subscription for a little over 6 months and I love it. I don’t splurge on a lot of stuff, but coffee is definitely on my spend-money-on list. I haven’t received a coffee that I haven’t liked.
It works like this: You sign up, tell them what kinds of coffee or flavors you like, you’re assigned a curator and that person chooses coffee for you from around the world. You can choose the quality and frequency, too. You can also rate coffee after you try it, so your curator can learn what you like and don’t like.
Not everyone has $50 to spend on their sweetie and I totally get that. Soooo, I have a few more things you can make on your own that will cost you little to nothing, and he will really appreciate it.
I made this beard oil for my boyfriend last year and he loved it. He uses it often and I’ve made 1 bottle since then, so it lasts forever. It smells like rosemary, orange and bergamot (which smells amazing).
I will warn you that the ingredients are pricey, but this stuff lasts forever and you can use the oils for so many other things (like lotion and lip balm for yourself).
It is still cold enough for hot chocolate. Grab a jar and fill it with hot chocolate packets, marshmallows and some candy hearts. Wrap it up with ribbon and you’ve got a warm treat to share while you Netflix.
If he likes to snack, you should definitely make a snack 6 pack. You can buy empty bottles at a craft store or save glass bottles. Then clean them out really well, decorate the bottles and the 6-pack carrier and gift away!
Does he own an iPhone? If so, check out my tutorial on how to make personalized cell phone covers. You can make a bunch of designs that he will like and he can swap them out when he gets bored with one of them.
I know this looks girly, but you can decorate this headphones organizer any way you want. It’s really easy to make and surprisingly works really well. I take it to the gym and to work with me all the time.
Make him a coffee or tea jar. Or just a jar for his junk. Whatever you designate for the jar is your choice. All you need is a jar, glass paint, stencils and a brush. Cute and easy.
Last one! The device charging station! I don’t know about you, but I had devices and cords everywhere. All you need to make this and organize your cords is scrapbook paper, desktop organizer, glue and a knife (I used a pocket knife but it’s probably better to go with a utility knife). He’ll love it!