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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Men

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Leeds chapter.

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some gift ideas for you!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we all know that males can be particularly difficult to buy for, so here are some present ideas to suit every man…

Something Engraved

This could be a useful gift, but the engraving adds an extra personal touch so it appears thoughtful and makes him think of you every time he uses it. It could be an engraved beer mug or wine glass, depending what he drinks. Alternatively, it could be an engraved hip flask or even a pair of engraved cuff links. Take a look at www.gettingpersonal.co.uk or www.personalisedgiftsshop.co.uk for more great ideas.

Personalised alcohol

If you feel that it’s too early on in your relationship to buy him something he’ll keep forever, then how about a personalised bottle of his favourite alcohol? Check out www.oldbothwellwhisky.co.uk – it sells both full sized and miniature bottles of various types of alcohol, personalised with your message.


Chocolate is often a safe option if you’re unsure of what to buy. Thorntons is the ideal place to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates and they have several options including alphabet truffles to spell out your message, or a box of chocolates to personalise with your own photo and message.

Bake cookies

If your boyfriend has a sweet tooth, why not bake him a present? He’ll enjoy eating it and also appreciate the effort you have gone to for him. It doesn’t have to be cookies; it could be brownies, biscuits, or cupcakes – whichever one’s his favourite! This is also a good idea if you’re on a budget.

Cheese Hamper

Boys who don’t have a sweet tooth can be particularly difficult to buy for. However, chocolate isn’t the only option for edible gifts. Check out www.thecheeseworks.co.uk – it sells cheese hampers including alcohol, and Valentine’s themed hampers like the one shown below; they make a really cute gift for a cheese lover.


You don’t have to stick to a cheese hamper; you could create your own hamper by putting together lots of little gifts. For example, you could include chocolates, baked goods, a candle and a bottle of his favourite alcohol.

Infinity bracelet

An infinity bracelet is a thoughtful present for your boyfriend if he likes jewellery. You can get a nice one even if you’re on a budget, or you can spend more and even get an engraved one.


If you’re still stuck, you can’t go wrong with some nice aftershave. Buy one that you know is his favourite, or be brave and choose one you like.

Spineless Classic

Check out www.spinelessclassics.com – it sells books printed onto a poster. They add a unique feature to any room.

Night out for two

This could be anything! For example, you could pay for the two of you to go out for dinner and a film, or it could be a night at your favourite cocktail bar. Either way, this is a present you can both enjoy.

Night in for two

Alternatively, you could give him the perfect night in. This could involve you cooking or ordering his favourite takeaway. You could also buy or rent his favourite film and provide some popcorn to enjoy whilst you’re watching it.


This could be tickets for the cinema or to see his favourite band or comedian. He’ll be pleased with the present and you can enjoy an evening out together.

Whatever you choose to buy for your boyfriend this Valentine’s Day, remember it’s the thought that counts and he’ll be thrilled simply because you wanted to get him something!

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