14 Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts For Men

February 13, 2014  |  
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Men can be hard to shop for, but that problem gets even worse when Valentine’s Day rolls around. With the holiday right around the corner, you may be stressing about what to buy that special man in your life without breaking the bank. Here are 14 affordable Valentine’s Day gifts for men.

Breakfast in bed

What man wouldn’t want to be served breakfast in bed on a day that is meant to be full of love? If you want to do something quick, easy, but still very caring for your man, make him breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day. There isn’t a man in the world who wouldn’t appreciate breakfast in bed. Even better, breakfast in bed is pretty easy on the wallet!

A watch

If your guy is one to wear watches, why not spruce up his wrist with a nice watch? You don’t have to go out and buy one that costs hundreds. You can find several nice watches for men that are under $100. Put it in a nice box and give it to him on V Day. If your man isn’t a watch type of guy, consider a pocket watch.

A new wallet

Men go through wallets like women go through shoes. If you’ve looked at your man’s wallet recently, it’s likely that it’s a little grungy and beat up. You can find nice name brand wallets for around $50. Most men like leather wallets and black and brown tend to be the go-to colors. Be sure you pick one that fits your man’s style.

Magazine subscription

Men always appreciate magazines, especially when it’s something they’re interested in reading about and looking at. Is your man a sports fanatic? Are cars his passion? Magazine subscriptions can cost as little as $5 a month and this will be a gift that lasts all year long!

Grooming products

A Valentine’s Day gift that your man is sure to appreciate is a basket full of grooming products. Razors, razor blade heads, after shave, and shaving cream are all great things to give your man on the day of love. You could also buy your man an electric razor which can cost as little as $30.

A new tie

Is your man a suit and tie kind of guy? If your guy has to dress up for work or likes dressing up when you two go out for a night on the town, use Valentine’s Day as a time to buy him a new tie and a matching shirt if your budget allows it. Find a tie that he can wear on your Valentine’s Day date but also to work or during nights out.


Men typically have a specific type of liquor that soothes their taste buds. If your man is a whiskey drinker, buy him a nice aged bottle of whiskey. Beer, scotch, rum, and other liquors work as well. Just put a cute red bow on the bottle and you’re good to go.


Some men really enjoy watching movies at home. Nowadays Blu Rays are pretty inexpensive and you could easily purchase a few of them for under $40. Spend Valentine’s Day night watching a movie. If your man is more of a movie-goer, buy some movie tickets.


Buying your man cologne for Valentine’s Day is a win/win situation for both of you. If you know a specific cologne brand and scent that he likes, head to the store and pick it up. Or, if you have a specific brand that you like and that you think he’d like, feel free to be a bit on the adventurous side and buy him something new. In any case, cologne means a good smelling man which means a happy woman. Cologne isn’t overly pricey either!

A new book

If you have a man who likes to read, buying him a book for Valentine’s Day is easy and inexpensive, but also a good way to show that you care. Books are never overly-expensive but be sure to find one that you know he’d be interested in reading. You can find books about almost anything and everything nowadays.

DIY treat basket

Men like to be able to have access to some of their favorite treats, and while Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated with chocolate, this year, try breaking out of the chocolate mold. Tap into your creative side and make your man a treat basket. Include chocolate of course, but also add other treats such as beef jerky, pretzels, chips, candy, and anything else that you know your man absolutely loves. Finish it off with a bow!

A new hat

Not all men wear hats, but if your guy can rock a hat without a problem, use Valentine’s Day as a good excuse to buy him one to add to his collection. You can easily find a nice hat for under $50. Go for a sport’s team hat or you could even buy a branded hat. Hats are an easy gift that won’t disappoint. A fedora or a beanie works just as well.

Workout gear

Is your man one of those men who looks to stay in tip-top condition? Or did your man make a resolution of getting into shape? Whatever the situation, work-out gear makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Buy him some Under Armour or Nike clothing or buy him some exercise equipment, such as weights or a pull up bar.

A belt

Like wallets, men seem to go through belts like they’re nothing. Valentine’s Day is a good time to buy your man a nice leather belt that he can wear to work or just casually. Belts are rarely expensive and you can find a pretty nice pure leather one for $50. Be sure the belt you choose fits your man’s style. Don’t go with a bulky buckle or flashy buckle if that really isn’t him.

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