The 55 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him of 2023

With picks from Kiehl’s, Toms, Shinola, Supreme, and more

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Byrdie / Alli Waataja

We don’t want to play into the whole “men are so hard to buy for” trope, but there is something to be said about the fact that all of the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are geared towards women—candy, lingerie, flowers. First and foremost, we think it’s time to think outside of that gender normative box, and secondly, get more creative when it comes to V-day gift giving in general. There are plenty of top notch picks out there for anyone and everyone. If you are shopping for someone whose pronouns are he/him, don’t worry, we got you. We rounded up standout gifts among a host of different categories,  from top notch grooming goods, finds that foodies will swoon over, and the warmest hoodie that always sells out. And since all of these really can be a great choice for everyone, maybe nab one for yourself, too.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream

Sephora

Say buh-bye to dry, irritated skin. This extra rich, extra nourishing formula bolsters your skin barrier to ward off dryness, and delivers a hefty dose of soothing colloidal oatmeal, too. Plus, it works great on the face, hands, or body.

Price at time of publish: $48

What Our Testers Say

“I've been using this barrier cream for nearly four weeks and have tested it several ways. I've used it in place of my moisturizer, which yielded favorable results.”—Olivia Hancock, Byrdie Editor

HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket

4.8
HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket

Amazon

This splurge-worthy option is sure to please any guy who loves a good sauna session. It’s basically like a heated sleeping bag; climb in and let the infrared heat warm up your body, delivering many of the same benefits as you’d get from a traditional sauna: relaxation, de-stressing, and a good sweat, just to name a few.

Price at time of publish: $599

What Our Testers Say

“Ultimately, there’s nothing more relaxing than being cocooned in a heated blanket that’s healing you from the inside out. I love being able to recreate the self-care experience of a sauna at home, and the heat and sweat have real benefits on the mind, body, and skin as well. The HigherDose Sauna Blanket provided the stress-relieving effect I'd come to love from traditional saunas, and it really did boost my mood and leave my body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.”—Iman Balagam, Byrdie Contributing Writer

Parachute Classic Bath Robe

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe

Parachute

Slip on this robe and you’ll instantly feel like you’re at a fancy hotel or spa. Made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, it’s plush, cozy, and luxurious. Get one of yourself, too, so that you and you guy can match.

What Our Testers Say

“Whether you’re looking for something cozy to lounge in, a gift for someone you love, or simply something that will effectively replace your bath towel, it’s hard to go wrong with the Parachute Classic Bathrobe.”—Leigh Weingus, Product Tester

Lewis Barbecue Sauces & Rub Set

Lewis Barbecue Sauces & Rub Set

Lewis Barbecue

Any wannabe pitmaster is sure to appreciate this condiment kit. It comes with all three of the Texas BBQ spot’s staple sauces—an OG red, tangy Carolina-inspired, and spicy green chile—plus an all-purpose rub that works on any protein.

Price at time of publish: $31

Dandy Del Mar The Brisa Linen Shirt

Dandy Del Mar The Brisa Linen Shirt

Dandy Del Mar

Here’s resortwear at its finest. This button-down is made of a linen-cotton blend to keep it nice and soft (and ward off wrinkles), and features piped detailing and coconut shell buttons for a fun touch. Pair it with the matching pants for a full on beachwear set.

Price at time of publish: $119

“The Brisa linen set may be one of the versatile sets in my closet. I’ve worn it to beach weddings and Easter at Grandma’s, and didn’t have to think twice about it for either occasion.”—Patrick Raitor, Influencer and Photographer

Classic Cars Review Coffee Table Book

Tenues Classic Cars Review Coffee Table Book

Amazon

If a new car isn’t in the V-day gift giving budget, here’s the next best thing. The hardcover book is ideal for car lovers, and can easily pull double duty as a piece of coffee table decor.

Price at time of publish: $80

STM Goods Dux Backpack 30L

STM Goods Dux Backpack

STM Goods

Great for weekend trips or even his daily commute, there’s a dedicated spot for all of his tech equipment—a 17 inch laptop, chargers, headphones— in this backpack. Plus plenty of space for clothing, snacks, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $250

Runamok Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Runamok Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Runamok

Add this syrup to his bar cart. With notes of smoked maple syrup and orange, it adds depth and complexity (and deliciousness) to any Old Fashioned.

Price at time of publish: $19

Onsen Plush Bath Towel Set

Onsen Plush Bath Towel Set

Onsen

Upgraded towels are practical, and, when they’re this nice, feel like an extra special and luxe gift. This set is perfectly plush and fluffy, made of supremely soft Aegean cotton.

Price at time of publish: $102

Hyperice Normatec Go

Hyperice Normatec Go

Amazon

Any hardcore athlete or exerciser will tell you that compression boots can be a game-changer when it comes to recovery and dealing with sore muscles. The only problem? They’re crazy bulky and you can’t do anything while wearing them. That’s why these are so unique—slip on compression sleeves that are battery-powered and connect to an easy-to-use app.

Price at time of publish: $399

Aaron Wallace Hydrating Hair & Beard Shampoo

Aaron Wallace Hydrating Hair & Beard Shampoo

Aaron Wallace

Use this on your head, your face, or both. The sulfate-free formula—specially created for men of color—softens hair and beards with mango butter and black seed oil.

Price at time of publish: $17

Yummly Smart Thermometer

Yummly Smart Thermometer

Amazon

Overcooked meat will be a thing of the past thanks to this kitchen tool. Completely wireless, it hooks up to an app and touts built-in timers and alerts so you can truly set it and forget it.

Price at time of publish: $95

Talia de Napoi The Taste of Italia Frozen Pizza

Talia de Napoi The Taste of Italia Frozen Pizza

Talia de Napoi

Forget all of your preconceived notions about frozen pizza. All of these are handmade in Naples, Italy, cooked in wood-fired ovens and immediately frozen post-baking. This comes with eight pies, including classic options like margherita as well as truffle and artichoke options. Valentine’s Day dinner couldn’t be easier.

Price at time of publish: $127

Off Court Deep Cleansing Body Wash

Off Court Deep Cleansing Body Wash

OffCourt

A true shower staple, this body wash not only delivers a deep clean, it also exfoliates, thanks to the addition of glycolic and lactic acids. There are three scent combos to choose from, all gender neutral and totally addicting.

Price at time of publish: $14

Terra Thread Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Terra Thread Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Terra Thread

This isn’t just any basic tee. It’s made from ROC, Regenerative Organic Certified Cotton, a unique distinction that has requirements for soil health, animal welfare, and even the well-being of farmers and workers. Still, the price point can’t be beat, and we love that the style is gender neutral and available in seven inclusive sizes.

Price at time of publish: $27

Monty’s Plant-Based Butter

Monty’s Plant-Based Butter

Monty’s

You won’t believe this isn’t *real* butter. The vegan plant-based spread is made with just four ingredients and tastes just as good—if not better—as its dairy counterpart.

Price at time of publish: $14

What Our Testers Say

“Rooney Mara turned me onto this incredible company. It’s perfect for your breakfast in bed toast—whether you have a lover or not!” —Adir Abergel, Celebrity Hairstylist and Influencer

Ruth Nathan’s Port of Los Angeles Jumbo Bow Tie

Ruth Nathan’s Port of Los Angeles Jumbo Bow Tie

Ruth Nathan’s

This BIPOC-owned brand handmakes all of their menswear accessories in NYC, a range of unique bow ties and pocket squares. There are a variety of designs to choose from; we’re partial to this blue and chambray option, though you really can’t go wrong.

Price at time of publish: $80

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set

Amazon

Sure, you could get a whiskey connoisseur another bottle of nice whiskey or a set of highball glasses. But here’s a more unique option—a tasting set that features a base you chill and specially-designed, tulip-shaped glass that allow for a noticeably more nuanced and detailed tasting experience

Price at time of publish: $38

Moral Code Hunter Bifold Wallet

Moral Code Hunter Bifold Wallet

Moral Code

This may look like real leather, but, surprise, it’s actually made from a completely biodegradable, vegan material. Still, it weathers beautifully and can also be embossed with his initials.

Price at time of publish: $49

Leath The Fieldhouse

Leath The Fieldhouse

Bespoke Post

When an outdoor garden just isn’t in the cards (#cityliving), this is the next best thing. The countertop set-up comes with everything you need to grow a variety of different greens, harvest and enjoy, then grow them again. 

Price at time of publish: $295

Nixon Custom Watch

Nixon Custom Watch

Nixon

A watch may feel like a pretty standard gift…but not when it’s been completely customized and personalized. That’s exactly what you get to do here, choosing everything from the overall design to metal color to band style, as well as engraving.

Price at time of publish: $150 to $600

Caraway Food Storage Set

Caraway Food Storage Set

Caraway

This is most definitely not your grandma’s Tupperware. Rather, it’s 14 pieces of non-toxic, ceramic coated glass containers, perfect for food prep, meal prep, and storing leftovers

Price at time of publish: $245

Key Features

“My husband and I love to go hiking and have a little picnic. These containers are the perfect kitchenware to pack snacks in.”—Adir Abergel

Savoir Faire Sin Santo & Sage Eau de Parfum

Savoir Faire Sin Santo & Sage Eau de Parfum

Savoir Faire

Woody palo santo and herbaceous sage are balanced with citrusy bergamot and grapefruit in this unisex fragrance. Notes of cardamom and musk add the perfect amount of warmth.

Price at time of publish: $135

Kusshi Dopp Kit

Kusshi Dopp Kit

Kusshi

Tons of interior and exterior pockets make it easy to keep everything from cologne to razors to face wash organized and easily accessible. The exterior leather material is luxe, and the interior fabric lining machine washable for easy cleaning.

Price at time of publish: $159

Highland Duds Varsity Wool Bomber Jacket

Highland Duds Varsity Wool Bomber Jacket

Highland Duds

A classic bomber style gets a modern upgrade, thanks to a combo of textured wool and striped detailing. It’s giving “captain of the football team” in the best way possible.

Price at time of publish: $114

Supreme US-NY Hooded Sweatshirt

Supreme US-NY Hooded Sweatshirt

Supreme

Skater boys love this graphic hoodie, which comes in four colors. Anyone will love the fact that it’s made from an extra soft brushed fleece material.

Price at time of publish: $100

Dedicated scalp sun protection for the win. This multi-tasker soothes, moisturizes, mattifies and packs a dose of oh-so-important SPF.

Price at time of publish: $15

Dandy Del Mar The Brisa Linen Shirt

Dandy Del Mar The Brisa Linen Shirt

Dandy Del Mar

Here’s resortwear at its finest. This button-down is made of a linen-cotton blend to keep it nice and soft (and ward off wrinkles), and features piped detailing and coconut shell buttons for a fun touch. Pair it with the matching pants for a full on beachwear set.

Price at time of publish: $119

What Our Testers Say

“The Brisa linen set may be one of the versatile sets in my closet. I’ve worn it to beach weddings and Easter at Grandma’s, and didn’t have to think twice about it for either occasion.”—Patrick Raitor, Influencer and Photographer

Dollar Shave Double Header Electric Trimmer

Dollar Shave Double Header Electric Trimmer

Amazon

This just may be the last electric trimmer he ever needs. As the name suggests, it comes with two interchangeable heads, one with a ceramic blade for the face and a pivoting one to easily reach all areas of the body. It’s cordless and waterproof, too.

Price at time of publish: $70

Vasque Coldspark Ultradry Hiking Boot

Vasque Coldspark Ultradry Hiking Boot

Vasque

Thanks to a special waterproofing system, these boots will keep his feet nice and dry even if he’s trudging through rain, snow, or ice. The sole offers plenty of traction, though they’re still lightweight and breathable enough to feel comfortable, rather than cumbersome.

Price at time of publish: $150

Nobis Atlas Performance Parka

Nobis Atlas Performance Parka

Back Country

This winter coat may be expensive, but if you live in a chilly climate, the cost per wear easily makes it worth it. It’s waterproof, boasts a down lining for extra warmth, and has a removable hood and fleece-lined pockets.

Price at time of publish: $613

What Our Testers Say

“I bought this for my husband a few years ago and to this day he claims it’s the best gift I’ve ever given him. We live in Chicago and it’s his go-to even on the days it drops below zero (it happens). He also loves how stylish and non-bulky it looks.”—Melanie Rud, Byrdie Contributing Writer 

Pisterzi Purifying and Conditioning Beard Spray

Pisterzi Purifying and Conditioning Beard Spray

Pisterzi

Think of this almost as the equivalent of dry shampoo for his beard. Just a quick spritz cleans and purifies his facial hair (and skin), while also leaving it soft, shiny, and most importantly, smelling fresh.

Price at time of publish: $48

Tennen Incense Premium Long Stick Assortment

Tennen Incense Premium Long Stick Assortment

Tennen

Here’s a nice alternative for anyone who loves candles and/or home fragrance. The Japanese made incense comes in three sophisticated scents, and looks as pretty as it smells.

Price at time of publish: $32

What Our Testers Say

“This incense makes any space feel and smell better, perfect for Valentine’s Day.”—Adir Abergel

Tiér Sweatpants

Tiér Sweatpants

Tiér

Hot tip: Just buy two pairs of these sweats so that you don’t have to fight over who gets to wear them. They have a unisex fit, come in an array of colors, and hit all the right comfort notes.

Price at time of publish: $120

Hamilton Beach Drink Master Electric Drink Maker

Hamilton Beach Drink Master Electric Drink Maker

Amazon

Milk shakes, frozen lattes, pina coladas—this convenient appliance makes it easy to whip up a host of creamy beverages. Not to mention that it also doubles as the perfect way to beat eggs or blend up pancake batter.

Price at time of publish: $55

Cute and comfy, these slip-on slippers are ideal for lounging around the house or running a quick errand. Even better: It’s a gift that gives back. The brand donates ⅓ of their profits to support grassroots efforts, many of which focus on mental health.

Price at time of publish: $45

Spinn Original Coffee Maker

Spinn Original Coffee Maker

Spinn

This coffee maker is expensive, but for any serious coffee aficionado in your life the hefty price tag is easily justified. It grinds up whole beans seconds before brewing, and brews any drink in 60 seconds.  To that point, it can be used for coffee, espresso, cold brew, and more, and is controlled via an app. Not having to get out of bed to make your morning coffee? Priceless.


Price at time of publish: $749

Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future

Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future

Amazon

This New York Times best-selling book is inspirational, uplifting, and deeply powerful. It’s not so much about self-help as it is self-awareness, filled with powerful messages that resonate universally.

Price at time of publish: $16

Heart of Kenefick Wine Package

Heart of Kenefick Wine Package

Kenefick Ranch

A gift that doubles a Valentine’s Day date idea? Yes, please. Here, you get three of the California vineyard’s core varietals, and it also includes a private, virtual tasting. 

Price at time of publish: $175

Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit

4.9
Back to the Roots Organic Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit

Amazon

No matter whether he’s an avid gardener, foodie, or both, he’ll love this DIY mushroom-growing kit. It comes with everything you need to grow 100% organic, non-GMO mushrooms in just 10 days.

Price at time of publish: $14

The Black Home Love Candle

The Black Home Love Candle

The Black Home

A mix of vanilla, patchouli, and musk make for a sensual scent that’s the perfect backdrop for an intimate Valentine’s Day at home. Bonus points for the approps name and sexy black vessel.

Price at time of publish: $60

Marlowe N. 127 Eye Cream

Marlowe N. 127 Eye Cream

Amazon

Dark circles, dryness, puffiness—this multi-tasking formula can combat them all. Not to mention that it’s budget-friendly and comes in sophisticated-packaging.

Price at time of publish: $17

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth

We can’t think of a better time for a sheet refresh than Valentine’s Day, and these are the cream of the crop (even Oprah is a fan). They’re made from a beyond soft, bamboo-derived viscose fabric that just gets softer the more you wash them, and are temperature-regulating, too.

Price at time of publish: $255 to $355

Sumo Citrus Box

Sumo Citrus Box

Fresh Direct

If chocolates aren’t really his thing, consider a box of fruit instead. More specifically, these insanely delightful, orange-esque citrus fruits that, fun fact, are only in season January through April.

Price at time of publish: $18

What Our Testers Say

“Nothing would make me happier than getting a huge box of these. They taste kind of like an orange on steroids—much sweeter, but still with the perfect amount of tartness. Best of all, they’re also so easy to peel.”—Melanie Rud

Athleta Flow Freely Yoga Mat

4.7
Athleta Flow Freely Yoga Mat

Athleta

Get your ‘om’ on this better-for-the-environment yoga mat. It’s made from a plant-based, responsibly-sourced rubber from FSC-certified forests.

Price at time of publish: $119

TerraTory Plantain + Coffee Scrub Soap Cube

TerraTory Plantain + Coffee Scrub Soap Cube

TerraTory

Ingrowns, razor bumps, and dry skin don’t stand a chance against this soap. The namesake ingredients gently exfoliate, yet the formula is so gentle you can even use it on psoriasis patches.

Price at time of publish: $20

Jerkface Artisanal Jerky

Jerkface Artisanal Jerky

Jerkface

There’s no mistaking this for gas station jerky. Made with high-quality beef and featuring unique flavor combos (maple jalapeno, anyone?), it’s the perfect way to satisfy any snack attack.

Price at time of publish: $8

Devereux Golf Candle 19th Hole

Devereux Golf Candle 19th Hole

Devereux Golf

If you’ve purchased your golf-loving S.O. anything and everything golf-related already, consider this apropos candle. The woody scent is smokey and rich; the amber glass jar very aesthetically appealing.

Price at time of publish: $24

Wood Underwear Boxer Briefs

Wood Underwear Boxer Briefs

Wood

Breathable cotton and a non-binding waistband make these boxers extra comfortable. A variety of colors and patterns make them feel special and gift worthy.

Price at time of publish: $29

Shinola Engravable Luggage ID Tag

Shinola Engravable Luggage ID Tag

Shinola

Add his initials to this premium leather tag that will make it easy for him to always find his suitcase. It comes in four different colors, all of which have a subtle luster that just adds to the high-quality feel.

Price at time of publish: $125

Sol Cacao Chocolate Bars

Sol Cacao Chocolate Bars

Sol Cacao 

A (very) far cry from a drugstore box of chocolates, these artisanal bars are handcrafted using only sustainable cacao beans and raw cane sugar. Take your pick from four different kinds, derived from all over the world.

Price at time of publish: $7

Comme Des Garçons Play Logo Slim Fit Graphic T-Shirt

COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY Logo Slim Fit Graphic T-Shirt

Nordstrom

The black CDG Play heart emblem is one of the sexiest takes on Valentine’s Day, if you ask us. The brand notes that these shirts run small, so order the next size up. It also comes in an all-black color way, perf for a goth V-Day. 

Price at time of publish: $103

Chanel Boy De Chanel Nail Color in 404 Black

Chanel Nail Color in Boy De Chanel

Chanel

Chanel for men has a couple of amazing products, including a colorless lip balm, a waterproof eyebrow pencil, and foundation made with the needs of male skincare (like shaving) in mind. Although anyone can wear this black polish, we love it for him. The matte finish is out of this world, and leaves nails with a sleek and sexy look after a single application of one coat. The quick-dry formula contains panthenol to help strengthen nails and improve their overall quality over time. Bonus points for an oversized brush that makes for easy application.

Price at time of publish: $30

Falke No. 2 Finest Cashmere Men Socks

Groom socks

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

No one needs cashmere socks, but we think that's what makes this gift even more special. Yes, the price point is high, but these socks are made from Mongolian cashmere for an elegant feel that's creamy and warm, yet also lightweight (so feet don't sweat). They're also hand linked and shaped and reinforced at the heel and other stress zones, lending them a durability that justifies the spend. On a chilly night, he'll want to keep these on for the ultimate in coziness.

Price at time of publish: $120

Marlowe No. 203 Best Sellers Kit

Marlowe No. 203 Best Sellers Kit

Marlowe

We love this skincare brand designed for men's skincare needs (like shaving) in mind. The brand also features scent profiles that's subtly woodsy and aromatic without being overpowering. This kit is designed to help him streamline his skincare routine and includes three of the brands bestselling products: the No. 102 Body Scrub Soap Bar (to offer a gentle yet effective in-shower exfoliation), No. 121 Facial Cleanser, and No. 123 Facial Moisturizer. The products are full-size and offered at a discounted bundle price. Score!

Price at time of publish: $27

Why Trust Byrdie

Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience covering the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She’s written countless gift guides across a wide array of topics and categories and is Byrdie’s top gift guide writer. (She also prides herself on being an excellent gift-giver.)

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