Choosing Valentines day gifts for a guy can be tricky, whether he’s a new flame or your husband of twenty years. And getting him something that’s both thoughtful and appropriate for the amount of time you’ve been together can really leave you scratching your head. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up five fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for him that are sure to make the holiday special for the two of you, whatever stage of the relationship you’re in.
Dating for under 3 months?
The first Valentine’s Day in a new relationship can be challenging — you want something thoughtful, but nothing over-the-top. Handmade shot glasses are a gift that’s fun and useful, but doesn’t come on too strong.
Dating for 3-6 months
With a little extra effort, leather wallets or passport holders can actually be very sentimental Valentine’s Day gifts for him. Just tuck away a couple pictures of yourself or a sweet note into the credit card slots, surprising him when he finds them later.
7-11 months into your relationship
Once things are starting to get serious, a hammock makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for the guy in your life. Get a single hammock, like this handmade cotton one from Guatemala, if he prefers a little more “me” time — or opt for a double hammock for added romance. Because what could be better than the gift of relaxation?
Together for 1-2 years
After a year, you know his style better than almost anyone. Let him know by picking out a a unique piece of men’s jewelry, like this leather bracelet from Peru. You can even up the ante by taking him to see his favorite band or sports team and giving him a chance to wear it!
Over 3 years of blissful togetherness!
After a few years, it’s easy to get stumped for gift ideas, regardless of the occasion — at this stage in a relationship, creative Valentine’s day gifts for him are a must. Wow him with something unexpected and one-of-a-kind, like this stately chess set made from recycled auto parts.
Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember
The guys in our lives may be the toughest to shop for, but with a little out-of-the-box thinking you’ll find something that shows how much you care about him. Whatever you end up choosing, give with love and thoughtfulness and you’re sure to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.