Choosing presents for guys on Valentine's Day can be challenging. You know that flowers and chocolates are what you like, but is that what men want as well? Chances are he would like something else for Valentine's Day. Explore gift ideas for men like watches, cologne, food and even tickets to their favorite sports team.
What Do Guys Want?
It is possible to show your man that you love him with a gift. You just have to know what your guy likes. Men do notice when you pay attention to their interests and buy them a related gift. He will also appreciate a gift that solves a problem or makes something in his life easier. The basic questions to ask are:
- Will he enjoy using the gift?
- Is the gift something he wants?
- Is the gift something he needs (even if he doesn't know he needs it)?
Men tend to look at gifts in terms of their usefulness. The more useful the gift, the more he will appreciate it and the thought you put into purchasing the item.
Ideas for Presents for Guys on Valentine's Day
If your guy has a few hobbies, look for gifts that will enhance his passions. If you prefer a more generic gift, however, then consider these ideas.
People don't need watches as much as they used to thanks to cell phones keeping us all informed of the time. However, watches are more than just a timepiece. They can also be a fashion statement or clothing accessory. If your guy only has a cheap watch, consider buying him a classy version. He may even want to start wearing nicer shirts to match his new watch. Alternatively, if your guy is athletic, he will appreciate an Ironman watch to help him track his workouts.
Buying cologne can be tricky since not everyone agrees what smells best. If you know what he likes to wear, then your choice is easy. If your guy doesn't wear cologne, then use this opportunity to get him started wearing cologne - one you like! Find a scent that you enjoy and then tell him how great he smells when he wears the cologne. He'll get the hint and will start wearing the cologne more often.
Leather Driving Gloves
Most guys love cars and driving. Not many men have a nice pair of leather driving gloves. It is a useful gift for those long drives, and if he likes cars, he will appreciate that you are paying attention to his interests. If you don't think he would enjoy driving gloves, then a nice pair of winter gloves is a fine gift instead.
Presents for guys on Valentine's Day don't have to be for him only. If you buy some sexy lingerie and wear it for him, he will be very thankful and will consider it a great gift. Surprise him (and yourself) by wearing something a little bolder or different from what you normally wear. Don't worry about how you look because chances are you won't be wearing the lingerie for very long anyway.
Guys like to eat, making food an excellent Valentine's Day gift. You could take him to his favorite restaurant or to a fancy, romantic restaurant. Even just stay at home and cook him his favorite dinner instead.
If your guy follows a certain sports team or enjoys a favorite band, consider buying him tickets to the game or the concert. Ideally, you would go along with him to the event. If it is something you can't stand, however, then buy him two tickets and tell him to take his best friend for a boys night out.
Even with all the e-mail, instant messaging and texting, there is still a need to write things down. If you notice your man uses a cheap pen to write with, upgrade him to a finer writing instrument. It will make him feel special when he writes with it, and better still, he will be reminded of you every time he uses the pen.
Some men are good at selecting clothes. However, many men really don't have a clue about what is fashionable and appreciate all the help they can get. Clothing can then be an excellent gift if you know his size and are brave enough to make wardrobe decisions for him. Just make sure you keep the receipt in case he doesn't like what you select.