Guys are hard to shop for. To vastly over-generalize, men tend to be more utilitarian in their shopping and lifestyle than their female counterparts. There are always exceptions, but I’m guessing your guy doesn't have 45 different styles of jeans in his closet (ahem). However– that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t appreciate something practical and luxe. Some of the best gifts you can buy are those the receiver wouldn’t think to buy himself– for example: a high-end version of something practical. Read on below for gifts sure to please your rugged lover:
V-Day Gifts for Your Rugged Dude
#1. Hiking & Camping Gear
Nothing makes a man feel more masculine than pitching tents, starting fires, and cooking al fresco. If your guy is the outdoorsy type (or aspires to be), spring for some equipment to help him make his way into the woods. Hoka sells fashionable, comfortable hiking boots. Or hop over to Sierra for great discounted gear.
#2. Grooming Tools
The male grooming industry has grown considerably over the past few years, with the market expected to be worth $81.2 billion by 2024. Even if he claims he’s not the product-using type, your man will appreciate a little luxe beard oil or soothing face moisturizer (and it will make you want to snuggle closer, too!). Snag beard oil from Public Goods, or a simple chic skincare kit from Aesop.
#3. Massage Tools
Are you sick of being roped into doling out massages? Help him assuage his own tight muscles with an at-home neck massager or therapeutic muscle gun. Tech in this sphere has advanced dramatically, and for under $300, you can gift him a top-of-the-line massage gun: Theragun Prime. For a more affordable choice, opt for this Nekteck warming back and neck massager.
#4. Subscription Boxes
When you can’t find that one perfect item, subscription boxes are a fun gift that keeps on giving. There are a slew of options: monthly book clubs such as Book of the Month; high-quality, sustainable meat delivery services such as Butcher Box; and variety boxes: Bespoke Post has quality offerings that range from cocktail curation to hiking gear.
There’s nothing more touching than a truly personal gift – and what’s more, it’s often the most cost-friendly option. Cook him his favorite meal, replete with a homemade cheesecake. Frame some of your favorite pics together. A little effort goes a really long way– you’re sure to see you melted his masculine heart.