With Valentine’s Day just under a week away, it’s a good time to start thinking about what you’ll be gifting that special someone in your life. And great news! Reading this article is the perfect place to start.
We know it’s not always easy shopping for the big day (especially when looking for something super memorable), but fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Flowers? Sure, you’ve got to consider those, but there’s a lot more out there that will put a smile across their face AND last longer than a few days. They don’t just want stuff, or good-smelling things. They want smart, useful, and stylish things that serve many purposes even beyond February.
We sniffed around all the great options out there and settled on the ultimate list of Valentine’s Day gift items for your partner, whether it’s a partner of one year or your husband of two decades. From sexy to sensible, this list of Valentine’s Day gifts covers the gamut.
A classic pair of New Balance sneakers continue to be a go-to style gift to give pretty much anyone in your life, if you ask us. We love the dependable leather, synthetic, and mesh upper, and the streamlined silhouette. They’ll be able to match it with just about any casual fit or streamlined silhouette.
Best tech gift: Apple Watch Series 9
If you don’t have an Apple Watch, we understand that the whole thing might seem a little overwhelming. But chances are, you probably have a friend or two that do have an Apple Watch, and now can’t leave the house without it. And what better way to test it out than on your partner.
The sexy gift: Lovehoney Sweet Romance Couple’s Sex Toy Kit
Make Valentine’s Day one to remember with not just one, but a selection of LoveHoney’s best-selling delights. The kit comes with six play things for you to enjoy together, so slip into something more comfortable and take your sweet time finding your favourite. It’s also on sale. You’re welcome.
The Everyday Gift: Frank Green
What’s something you use every day that keeps you healthy and hydrated? A water bottle, of course. Frank Green’s ceramic reusable bottles are beautiful, will maintain beverage temperature and keep drinks tasting just the way your partner likes it (no nasty metallic flavoured water here).
Listen, I think we can all agree that foam rollers are the ultimate at-home recovery tool. Like their very own masseuse, this simple tool helps to relieve tightness, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow, which flushes out waste products. The bottom line? Spending quality time with this tool a few evenings a week will speed up their recovery – and their gains.
They’re traveling back and forth from their place to yours and their chargers and cosmetics are constantly tangled. This travel cube set eliminates that issue from their unpacking. They come in four sizes and are made with an extra strong compression zip so they can pack more in.
It might not be the most fancy Valentine’s Day gift on the list but it sure is practical: I can’t even count the amount of times my partner complained that they were out of protein bars.
These High Protein bars by Musashi pack 45g of protein with less than 5g of carbs in a convenient, delicious chocolate-coated bar with tasty flavoured centre. Tasty and useful.
Look, we’re fitness people here at Men’s Health, so of course our pick for the guide would come in the form of a sneaker. The Nano X4 Training Shoes are one of the lightest and most breathable Nano iterations yet. These Reebok training shoes are crafted with stability and support, without any kooky design features that add weight. A win in our books.
If you have a reader on your hands, don’t underestimate the power of a new book. Boy Swallows Universe is a must-read if they haven’t already (especially if they’re planning on watching the Netflix series), however if you’re unsure a nice couch wouldn’t go astray.
What Valentine’s Day gift is better than one you can enjoy with them: the gift of travel. With a voucher from luxury holiday website Mr and Mrs Smith, you can let your partner choose their own adventure from the site’s curated collection of more than 1,800 seductive stays.
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