Trying to find a gift that accurately showcases your love for a significant other can be challenging. And on Valentine's Day, it seems the stakes are even higher. That's especially true when it comes to finding a gift for the man in your life. It's not as easy as buying flowers and calling it a day. Do you go mushy? Do you get something practical? No matter which direction you decide, we've got you covered across categories. These are the best Valentine's Day gifts for men.
At-Home Whisky Tasting
Scottish company Away from the Ordinary is supplying everything you need for a decadent evening at home this Valentine's Day with their Scottish whisky and chocolate pairing. The company has curated five sumptuous whiskies and thoughtfully paired them with five incredible chocolates--hand-crafted in the Scottish Highlands by the celebrated Highland Chocolatier--all sent with tasting notes directly to your home. For those who prefer a more culinary experience, they also offer delicious whisky and cheese pairings. The best part? You get to enjoy the gift, too.
Personalized Baseball Bat
For that special guy who's in his own league, the Cooperstown Bat Company makes personalized baseball bats. The small business in Cooperstown's heart (known for being home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) has specialized in game bats for play, custom personalized engravings, and autographed bats since 1981. Choose colors, fonts and text to make it a one-of-a-kind gift that's both sentimental and man-cave worthy. (from $64.99)
Luxe Log Carrier
There is just something men love about starting a fire, literally and figuratively. Help your guy accomplish both with the Faribault Mills Log Carrier. Made for the Camp Wandawega--the historic summer camp-turned-getaway in Elkhorn, Wisconsin--team by a 150-year-old Minnesota wool mill, these are a gorgeous way to carry and store firewood. Not to mention it could spark a cozy evening for the two of you. ($95)
BMW Driving Experience
Who says you have to give a gift wrapped in a bow? The BMW Ultimate Driving Experience is an in-person present where the need-for-speed man in your life can take fast turns, hit tops speeds and learn how to drift at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, S.C. Choose from one- and two-day options. They'll provide the BMW, you just provide the man. (from $849)
Looking for the best Valentine's Day gifts for men who love to grill, cook or simply eat? Online butcher Rastelli's ships blast-frozen and vacuum-sealed proteins direct-to-consumer nationwide-including beef, poultry, seafood and plant-based options. All of their proteins are antibiotic, steroid and hormone-free. Alll that's left to choose is the box. Options include Burgers & Bacon, Wagyu & Steak Craft Burger Sampler, Surf & Turf Box, Maine Lobster Tails, and more.
Pampering Shaving Kit
Practical meets pampering with Natura Homem Men's Valentine's set. The men's grooming kit has two essentials for the perfect routine: Homem Shaving Cream and Homem Cleansing Gel. The creamy shaving formula allows the razor to glide over the skin, soothing and hydrating it for up to eight hours while the facial gel soap deeply cleanses the skin, unclog pores and control skin oiliness. ($38)
Embrace your man's inner child by getting him a grown-up approved toy. The DJI Mini 2 Drone is small and portable, making it an easy high-tech plaything on your next adventure. Use to capture some cool #FOMO-inducing shots or simply to explore a nearby landscape. Whatever he chooses to do with it, he will have a blast. ($449)
Gym rats always love new workout gear. But you can step it up a notch this Valentine's Day with a dumbbell by a famed artist. Tom Dixon's ROCK marble dumbbell is designed in a green forest marble colorway, making it aesthetically pleasing and functional for an intense sweat session. Bonus: Each one is unique depending on the block of marble from which it was carved. (from $260)