25 Valentine's Day Gifts for Him That Are Proof You're the Best S.O. Ever

Don't mention it πŸ’.

As if we don't already do so much, come Valentine's Day it's socially encouraged to think beyond the ordinary when scrambling to find a last-minute shopping for a Cupid's Day gift. Ahead, a V-Day primer on creative picks for the special friend or man-child in your life, whether you've been dating for ages or are freshly cuffed (mazel!).

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Tap-Technology Wireless Earbuds

The newly launched wireless earbuds from Apple respond with a simple tap system, and make an easy gift for techies and clumsy people who routinely break their headphone cablesπŸ™‹

They sync up to Siri so you can discreetly hear the news even on a crowded subway, plus they're catnip for runners who spend at least 10 percent of their time untangling wires at a red light. 

Wireless Airpods, $159; apple.com.

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Hypnotizing Table-Top Upgrades

Sculptural trivets for the ones who consider pot holders and bar coasters their primary countertop protection. 

Spiral Trivet Set, $24; supergoodthing.com.

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Non-Schlubby Sweatpants

A comfortable pair of tapered (read: non-baggy) sweatpants with a fun multi-colored drawstring. 

Paul Smith Tapered Cotton Jersey Sweatpants, $95; mrporter.com.

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A Streamlined Card Case

A sleek card case made from soft Italian leather, for those who want to downsize from a bulky wallet. 

Oliver Cabell Jackson Cardholder, $78; olivercabell.com.

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A Goes-With-Everything Watch

A high quality, ultra-popular watch that won't set you back  one month's rent, in monochrome black.

Chrono All Black Watch, $140; mvmtwatches.com.

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A Salve for Itchy Beards

Crafted from soothing aloe vera plus softening beeswax, here's one beauty product he'll actually use. Whether he's got winter skin or just third-day facial hair, the beard balm will help him ease any itching and discomfort. 

Unscented Beard Balm, $19; lovelybeards.com.

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A Sophisticated Unisex Ring

An understated ring that's flattering for all, even those who haven't worn jewelry since their class ring days.

Gold Hex Ring, $85; miansai.com.

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An Adorable Bedside Reading Lamp

A clever reading lamp that's not too bright before bedtime and comes designed to resemble a book itself. 

Lumio Book Lamp, $198; store.moma.org

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Solace for the Swole

Favored by athletes like Lindsey Vonn and Blake Griffin, athletic company Hyperice specializes in cold therapy for aching joints post-workout. Here, relief in a bottle thanks to soothing essential oils and natural plant extracts.

Hypersoothe Lightweight Topical Cream, $30; hyperice.com.

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A Water-Resistant Backpack

A new waterproof backpack from Herschel Supply Co., in a crowd-pleasing powder blue and with vegan leather details. 

Herschel Supply Co. Tarpaulin Settlement Mid Volume in Quarry, $140; needsupply.com.

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A Portable Cooler for Outdoor Enthusiasts

A soft, water-repellant cooler with double-insulated lining throughout that's ideal for camping and fishing. 

Large Soft-Sided Cooler, $295; filson.com.

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Street Style-Friendly Sneakers

Consider these cult-favorite sneakers the ultimate trump card for the sneakerhead in your life (get them while they're still on sale).

Common Projects Sneakers, $312; mrporter.com.

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A Broad-Band Beanie

A sweet woolen beanie (with the signature wide Acne band) that he'll keep for years to come. 

Acne Studios Pansy Wool Beanie, $120; openingceremony.com.

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A Campfire in a Candle

A far cry from stale laundry and Glade-plugins, behold a woodsy candle he'll actually want to use (mostly because it smells like camping trips and the outdoors). 

Boy Smells Cedar Stack, $29; boysmells.com.

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Hipsters, Welcome

An ironic baseball cap for the guy who hates sporty ones. It's funny, get it? 

Art Every Day Cap, $36; poketo.com.

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A Do-It-All Turntable

Guaranteed to impress any audiophile/music snob/nostalgia fiend/aspiring DJ. 

Audio-Technica Vinyl Record Player, $299; urbanoutfitters.com.

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Good Karma Shades

A chic pair of sunglasses whose proceeds (all 100 percent) support FlintKids.orgβ€”an organization devoted to helping children affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 

Mott Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, $200; articleoneeyewear.com.

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A Stylish Bike Helmet

Designed to resemble equestrian riding helmets, this streamlined bike option might convince him to actually protect his noggin while cycling (or just upgrade an old bulky one). 

Super cool thing: it comes with a patented Pop Lock to prevent helmet theft, too. 

Thousand Heritage Collection Bike Helmet, $85; explorethousand.com.

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A Cheeky Money Clip

A tongue-in-cheek gift designed by Rachel Antonoff that's perfect for feminist shoppers.

In God We Trust x Rachel Antonoff Money Clip, $70; ingodwetrustnyc.com.

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A Pint-Sized Projector

A powerful (and not price-y) mini-projector that will make it easy for him to screen his favorite oldies right on the kitchen wall. 

Xinda LCD Mini Portable Projector, $60; amazon.com.

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Egyptian Cotton Underwear

Just imagine if this rom-com song was actually about "briefs of Egyptian cotton." After luxuriating in one of these guys, he'll never want to go back to his old faithful undies. 

Kotn Boxer Brief, $18 for one to $98 for a seven-pack; kotn.com.

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Soft-as-a-Newborn Robe

A robe he can (and probably will) live in at home. It's a true bargain if you consider how often you'll be borrowing it. 

Glenn Robe, $398; sleepyjones.com.

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An All-Purpose Camera Bag

The ultimate gift for a shutter-bug: a waterproof and super lightweight nylon bag to guard all of his $$$ camera gear. 

ONA Bowery Camera Bag, $169; onabags.com.

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A Sleek Marble Pipe

A very discreet pipe for the, uh, herbalist in your life. 

Fredericks & Mae Marble Pipe, $98; ingodwetrustnyc.com.

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Eau de Rich Boy

A fancy cologne for the guy who would love to bask in the exotic aromas of lemon, pink pepper, cardamom, and sandalwood (just for starters).

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, $88; macys.com.

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