Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him: 25 Gifts for Teens and Men (2024)

Valentine’s Day will soon be here and, if you have a son on your list, here are presents we think he’ll love. Some of these Valentine’s gift ideas for him are very practical (e.g., warm clothes), while others are just for fun.

The teens, college guys, and other men in your life will appreciate you thinking of them on February 14 with one of these unique gift ideas. Many of these would also make fantastic birthday gifts, too.

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Valentine gift ideas for him

1. Valentine’s Day Dress Socks (Bombas)

We are big fans of Bombas socks, and if your son or husband/partner has not yet tried them out, this is a perfect time to treat him. We love this set of four dress socks with a very subtle heart woven into each one.

They are also available in various styles, fabrics, and colors. There are socks for golf, tennis, cycling, running, and hiking so that you can match them to their athletic interests.  

Plus, for every pair you purchase, Bombas donates one new pair of socks to someone experiencing homelessness.

20% Off Your First Order with Code COMFORT20

2. Anker iPhone Portable Charger (Amazon)

Your son will never have a dead phone battery when he has this slender charger in his backpack. Works with iPhone 15 Series, Samsung S22/23 Series, iPad Pro/Air, AirPods, and More

Here’s where you can find the same Anker charger for earlier phone models

3. Valentine’s Day T-Shirt (Target)

We kind of love this Valentine’s Day t-shirt for the whimsical design, straight from the Periodic Table of Elements. 

4. Carhartt Men’s Cuffed Beanie (Amazon)

This bestselling cap by Carhartt is well-priced and available in 40 colors. 

5. The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Amazon)

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This book is an international best-seller by British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy and once you have it in your hands, you will understand why. With words about kindness and home, hope and friendship, it is also illustrated beautifully.

6. lululemon Men’s ABC Pants (lululemon)

lululemon has a wide selection of men’s apparel including their ABC Pant which is comfortable enough for everyday wear, but can also be dressed up with a blazer for a job or internship interview. Available in classic, slim or relaxed styles, many colors, sizes and lengths. 

7. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small (Amazon)

This book will inspire anyone who loves to travel with tons of adventures to dream of and plan for. 

8. Sports Fan Apparel (Fanatics)

Is your son planning a Super Bowl Party (Feb 11) or counting the days to March Madness (Selection Sunday March 17)?

If he is a sports fan, Fanatics is your go-to for all officially licensed gear. Find apparel, shoes, gifts, housewares, etc. for over 500 college plus all the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, Soccer and more.  

9. College Cityscape Glasses — Set of Two (Uncommon Goods)

Does your young adult have a fondness for the town where they went to college? These cityscape glasses from Uncommon Goods will be a cute reminder of one of his “happy places.” 

10. Escape the Crate Subscription Box (Cratejoy)

This bi-monthly “Escape Room” subscription box game is filled with puzzles and mysteries to solve. Designed for ages 10+, this non-screen experience gift would be fun for a group of friends to play.

11. Bluetooth Beanie (Amazon)

This was a wildly popular Christmas gift item and one your son would love to have so he can listen to music with built-in headphones while keeping his head toasty warm. 

12. The Gym People Fleece Joggers (Amazon)

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Jogger-style sweatpants are warm and super comfortable. Made of 95% cotton/5% spandex, these are well-priced, too.

13. Bluetooth Shower Speaker (Amazon)

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Listening to his favorite music in the shower might help motivate him to get up in the AM to get showered, dressed, and ready for school or work. 

14. Scratch Map of the World (Uncommon Goods)

This could be an excellent gift for a college student with a drab dorm wall they want to dress up. He can scratch off each country he’s visited and dream about where to travel to for junior year, after college, and beyond. 

15. Leather Valet Tray (Leatherology)

This leather tray would be a handsome home accessory and an efficient way for him to keep up with keys, wallet, phone, and more. Available in several fantastic colors, it can also be personalized.

16. Custom Pet Mug (West and Willow)

If your son’s BFF sweetheart is a family pet, look at this cute pet portrait mug you can order for him.

17. Performance Jogger (Vuori)

These joggers from Vuori are among the softest and most comfortable pants ever. We got them as holiday gifts, and they were a HUGE favorite.

18. Rugged and Dapper Organic Lip Balm (Amazon)

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This lip balm was a bit hit over the holidays as a stocking stuffer, and it would make an equally-great Valentine’s gift for any guy. Ingredients are Beeswax, Vitamin E, Sunflower, Jojoba, and Rosemary Oil, plus it’s infused with a Eucalyptus Mint scent and flavor.

19. Cookies By Design Cookies

Choose a classic Valentine’s Day cookie bouquet or an assortment of yummy cookies in chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, red velvet, and more. Choose enough so he can share with roommates and hall mates. 

20. Godiva Chocolates 


A box of chocolates from Godiva would be a classic treat for anyone who appreciates good chocolate.

21. Lego Succulents (Amazon)

Nine different plants in this Lego set will thrill your “adult fan of Lego (AFOL) and these colorful plants will NEVER need watering.

22. Chocolate Video Game Controller (Amazon)

If he loves gaming, this chocolate video game controller is very unique, delicious, and thoughtful. 

23. Drink Mini Fridge (Amazon)

This drink mini fridge can hold 9 cans, but is still compact and lightweight. It can also be used for snacks and is great for his dorm or college apartment — and will definitely be used all four years. 

24. Left Right Center (Amazon)

This popular game is one of our favorites for family game nights or to play with friends in college. It’s easy to learn and a guaranteed good time. 

Find more popular board and card games here. 

25. Ninja Outdoorsman 11 in 1 Stainless Steel Gadget Tool (Amazon)

This multi-use tool can be used as a can opener, cutting edge, flat screwdriver, ruler, bottle opener, 4-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, saw blade, direction ancillary indication (water compass), 2-position wrench, keychain or lanyard hole. Plus, it is small enough to fit inside a wallet, so it can be taken everywhere. 

You Might Also Want to Read:

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teens and College Students

About Mary Dell Harrington

Mary Dell is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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