Valentine’s Day is coming and it’s time to celebrate with the one you love. Stores are filled with cards, candies and chocolates, and it got me wondering, what do men actually want for Valentine’s Day?
I asked male friends and most had a similar answer — time with their girls. Easy enough, but what if you want to surprise him with something more? Something that shows you know him and that you care? Look no further, here is a list of unique, man-approved ideas, guaranteed to put a smile on his face (and maybe a kiss on your lips)!
For the Gadget Lover
This clever multitool boasts 11 functions and fits perfectly in his wallet. It’s so small and handy, may even want one for yourself.
For the Beer Drinker
Has your man ever tried making a home brew? This premium brewing kit is a great place to start.
For the Funny Man
This book offers a humorous take on the Kama Sutra because it stars sock monkeys! This entertaining gift may benefit you both.
For the Stylish Man
You have a drawer of good underwear, but does he? Instead of buying another pack from the PX, treat him to something sexy and stylish.
For the Gamer
Let’s be honest, what man doesn’t enjoy gaming? If you don’t know where to start, no worries. He’ll love a video game gift code, available for both PlayStation and XBox.
For the Man with a Dark Sense of Humor
Not for the faint of heart, this hilarious adult card game is for those with open minds.
For the Coffee Drinker
Brew the way the Italians do and enjoy a perfectly strong cup of coffee, made right on your stovetop.
For the Muscle Man
Add some fun to his fitness wardrobe with this superhero compression shirt, available in a variety of heroes.
For the Chocolate Lover
If you want to get your chocoholic something other than a mystery box of heart chocolates, but don’t want to break the bank, try this delicious assortment of truffles.
For the Classic Man
Military men have to shave every day, so why not up his tool kit to something more luxurious?
Have fun shopping and celebrating your relationship, be it sexy, light-hearted, romantic or fun. If you’re still at a loss, never underestimate the value of just being together and sharing your company. Happy Valentine’s Day!
A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops chronicles her experiences in Europe through American eyes. Born in Florida and stationed in Germany, the mother of two enjoys writing, travel, art, languages, slow cooking and peaceful parenting. She studied Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Currently she is a contributing author for Wall Street International Magazine and a recurring on-air guest with AFN Wiesbaden. She’s usually seen traversing Europe with her Canon, a coffee and two small children. Follow her on Twitter.
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