Let’s face it: men aren’t the easiest people to shop for on Valentine’s Day. Luckily, we’re here to help with a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for guys sure to satisfy the men in your life. See if the men you know fit into the categories we’ve outlined, and if any of these gifts will work for your dad, brother, husband or BFF.
The Frequent Traveler If you know and love someone who’s booking tickets to far-flung destinations when he’s not combing the pages of Travel + Leisure, channel that interest with a gift of our Saddle Leather Passport Cover. Crafted of distressed leather with hand-stitched details, you can make it extra special with a monogram, which will be centered on the lower-right-hand corner of the cover.
The Boy Scout If you love a fella who fancies himself a handy guy, he’ll appreciate these Victorinox Swiss Army Knives. Each knife has a hardwood handle whose color and grain patterns are unique. The knives can also be monogrammed with your personal boy scout’s initials. With features including a bottle opener, large screwdriver , wire strip, tweezers, toothpick and reamer, you know he’ll be ready for every situation, whether it’s a picnic bottle of wine or a last-minute bicycle repair.
The Gambler If your guy would rather spend his Friday nights playing Texas Hold ‘Em, splurge on this Poker Table, which was inspired by a handmade game table our designers found at a local flea market. With features including chip holders, troughs, cup holders and a black felt top, your favorite poker player will be the toast of game night.
The Collector If you love a man who loves to collect art, our new collection of original art is a great way to show him you care. Our favorite pick for a Valentine’s Day guy? This Glen Firestone oil painting, Establishment II. Painted on wood, Firestone created the painting by stripping wood remnants into thin pieces, sanding and painting them, then laying them down on a larger wood panel. Small dates painted onto various wood strips echo back to Firestone’s obsession with numbers and order.
The Mixologist If your guy mixes a mean drink and prides himself on his home bar, gift him this gorgeous cut glass Library Decanter. Made from hand-cut mouth-blown soda-lime glass, it’s a perfect way to display his favorite bourbon.
The Audiophile If your guy and his iPod seldom part, this Saddle Leather Earphone Case provides a convenient and handsome way to corral those pesky earphones and keep them from tangling. (As for headphone recommendations, it’s hard to go wrong with Thinksound wooden headphones . . .)
The Bibliophile Whether he’s partial to the Kindle, hardcover novel or a selection of magazines, the bibliophile deserves a comfy perch for his hours of leisure reading. We’re partial to the Turner Leather Armchair, whose high back and thick, squared-off arms provide great support for your guy’s favorite hobby. With down-blend cushions and top-grain leather upholstery, it’s the type of chair that will remain a favorite for years to come.