10 Valentine’s Day Gifts That’ll Actually Make Him Smile

February 8, 2016  |  
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Valentine’s Day might be a nerve-racking holiday for the guys in our lives, but it can be equally as challenging for the ladies. Trying to think of a gift that will make your man happy — and not fake happy, but genuinely surprised and appreciative — can be really tricky. So MadameNoire is here to help with 10 gifts that we truly think will take your Valentine’s Day gift giving to a whole new level.

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Custom Whiskey Cask

One of two liquor-related presents on our list, we love the idea of giving our beau a custom whiskey cask on Valentine’s Day. While it might not be the most sentimental gift in the world, we know that our guys will appreciate the sophistication of a well-crafted cask; they’ll be even more impressed if you’re able to swing a custom monogram on this.

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Tickets To A Concert or Sporting Event

If your guy loves music or sports, then going the ticket route could be a great option for V-Day. Especially when it comes to sports, Valentine’s Day couldn’t come at a better time. Though you may have missed catching a football game with your man, hockey and basketball are still in full swing. Or if you’re willing to wait a little while, then getting him tickets to his favorite team’s opening MLB game could be a nice spring surprise.

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A Weekend Getaway

Now this one is definitely suggested with a little selfishness in mind. Whether heading to a nearby destination or looking for something a little more exotic, we are huge proponents of escaping the day-to-day via a fun and romantic weekend getaway. It certainly takes a little more legwork than simply ordering a gift online or picking something up at the mall. But we guarantee he’ll appreciate the effort to go above and beyond, and you will also benefit from a little r&r with your honey.

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Custom Artwork

Custom artwork might not be the first thing that comes to mind in terms of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him, but hear us out. From unique music-inspired artwork, to classic movie posters to iconic sports moments captured in unique and inventive ways, artwork that speaks to his biggest passion points can be a surprising and yet, really well received Valentine’s Day present. Bonus points if you’re able to pair this gift with tickets or a signed piece of memorability.

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Tools

The perfect gift for the mister fix-it type, head to Home Depot and get him the tools of his dreams. If you’re anything like us, you know virtually nothing about the best power drills and such, so be sure to either do some serious homework before you shell out the cash or find a friend and have him give you a hand.

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Lingerie

Of all our Valentine’s Day suggestions, this is the one almost guaranteed to put the biggest smile on his face, plus it gives you the opportunity to take your sexy up a few notches. Whether you opt for a sexy French Maid costume or something sparkly, lacy and pretty from Victoria’s Secret, your man will be thrilled that you’ve decided to do something special for him on V-Day.

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Get His Tech On

Boys and their toys. While we sometimes roll our eyes at just how obsessed our guys get over the latest technology, a new television, gaming system, computer or phone could be just what you’re looking for to wow him on V-Day. One word to the wise: Be sure to do some research before heading to the story and dropping a ton of cash on a new gadget. The last thing you need is to shell out money on something he’s really not into.

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An Amazing Meal

The old adage goes the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and we completely agree. So might we suggest one of two approaches this February 14: If you’re confident in your culinary skills, then whipping up a delicious dish could be an incredible gift. If you’re not entirely sure that you can pull that off, then don’t fret. Instead secure a reservation at a restaurant that you know he’ll love and even go the extra mile and order a really special bottle of wine for the two of you to enjoy.

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Cocktail of the Month Club Membership

Our second boozy present to make the list, a Cocktail of the Month Club membership could be a fun gift for the guy who not only enjoys high-end liquor, but also loves to experiment with new and interesting flavors.

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A Good Book

If all else fails and you just can’t settle on the perfect gift for him, then we would suggest spending some time in a local bookstore and picking out a tome that will really resonate with your boo. It may not seem like the most exciting of gifts, but trust us when we say he’ll definitely appreciate the thought put into this one.

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