Leave all the hearts and roses behind this Valentine’s Day, and give your BF a gift that will warm his tough-guy heart. While the gift should never be the most important part of Valentine’s Day, these thoughtful presents will show that you really considered what he wants and likes. If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift, Her Campus has your back with these 10 macho gifts he secretly wants this year:
1. Das Boot Beer Glass
This is the male version of Cinderella’s glass slipper. If your BF loves beer, there is no better glass for him this Valentine’s Day than this one. Find an affordable version like this one (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00815HZ1I/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd…) from Amazon.com or take him Uptown to Steinkeller for an unbeatable German dinner where you can also buy it there. Das much better.
2. Stylish Watches
A man is lost without his watch. Spend a little extra this Valentine’s Day and buy him the Timex Tweed Strap Weekend Watch Box Set from Urban Outfitters for $85. Your man will stay in style with the three different straps—leather, nylon and tweed—to match any outfit. Sign up for an UO account, and you will save ten percent on your first online purchase.
3. Whisky Tasting Set
Treat your BF to the award-winning whiskies of 2015 with this World Whiskies Awards 2015 Winners Tasting Set (https://www.masterofmalt.com/tasting-set/drinks-by-the-dram/world-whiskies-awards-2015-winners-tasting-set/). At $59.17 online, this gift will have all of your BF’s friends green with envy. Because when it comes to whisky, your man only deserves the best.
4. A Funny T-shirt or Quality Sweater
Anyone will appreciate a good article of clothing that they don’t have to buy with their own money. Pick something that fits your BF’s personality, like this panda shirt (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=35853787&category=VDAY-HIM) or this sweater (https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/valentines_day_shop_sm/PRDOVR~C8445/C…), and he will wear your awesome Valentines’ gift until it’s worn and dead. And then at least three months later.
5. A Drone (“A Flying Toy”)
If your BF played with toy cars and planes when he was younger, you know he secretly wants this. A drone is the new “it” toy for adults, so play to his Hot Wheels side and buy him the best gift he’ll never ask for. HC suggests you include spare parts for any unexpected crashes.
6. Portable Speaker
Give the gift of music this Valentine’s Day, and give him a new speaker that he will take with him wherever he goes. Your BF will happily show-off your perfect gift rather than a pair of pink, heart-stamped boxers. HC suggests this high quality sound (http://www.amazon.com/Arrela-Allspark-Ultra-Portable-Bluetooth-Microphone/dp/B01712TQWW/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1454001602&sr=8-12&keywords=speakers) for half the price on Amazon.com, or put your crafting skills to the test with these unique Munny Speakers (http://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Speakers/?ALLSTEPS).
7. A Man Crate
A Man Crate—(n.) what he fills his man cave with. Whether he’s a bacon lover, beer lover or sports lover, this site (http://www.mancrates.com/gifts-for-men) has the perfect collection of gifts your man will kill for this Valentine’s Day. From exotic meats (http://www.mancrates.com/jerkygrams/exotic) to zombie preparedness (http://www.mancrates.com/pages/zombie-preparedness) kit, you can find the best fit to your man’s heart.
8. This Manly Book:
Because these are the skills all manly-men need to know. If your BF has a sense of humor and tendency toward the wild side, this book is the perfect match for him—besides you, of course. Even if he never reads it, this book will be one of his favorites on the shelf.
Is your man tired of the typical drinking games you play every time you get together with friends? Here is your solution, and one of the best gifts for him this Valentine’s Day. Beeropoly is easy to play and sure to make him smile whether he’s a Business major or not. But proceed with caution: this is not your average Monopoly, and HC advises this gift for only the most responsible BFs.
10. Star Wars Salt and Pepper Shakers
If “opposites attract” describes you and your BF’s relationship, then give him a gift that reflects your contrasting personalities and perfect harmony. This awesome salt and pepper shakers (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/dp/B00LC4H9BQ) will please any Star Wars fan, and he won’t want to go one meal without using them.