Valentine’s Day is a tricky gift-giving holiday. After all, it basically requires you to address relationship ambiguity (a big no-no if you’d prefer to stay in ignorant label-less bliss) to ensure adequate gift reciprocation (or reciprocation at all, for that matter). And then there are the established couples that have been-there, done-that. Seriously, how many times can one really gift cologne or socks? Not many. That’s why we compiled 10 fail-proof Valentine’s Day presents for the man in your life. Here, something for everyone from the barista who remembers you like extra foam to the long-standing beau. Bonus: Most of them are Philly finds, so you can make a quick trip before the 14th.
Engraved Valentine's Day Shave Set
It's in the same vein as cologne, but this set includes an engraved Winston handle, three blades, and a tube of shave cream. Engraved Valentine's Day Shave Set, $40 at Harry's.
100 All-Time Favorite Movies
Give your shared Netflix account a break and indulge in an old-school movie night. Popcorn and beer not included. Taschen 100 All Time Favorite Movies, $30 at East Dane.
You may have to resist yourself from snagging one of these super cozy cashmere hoods for yourself. But if you do, we completely understand. Cashmere Hoodie, $140 at Everlane.
This weekender bag is an excuse to book your next getaway. So, it's basically a gift for you, too. Light Brown Weekender, $599 at Suitsupply.
Maybe not something he'd buy for himself, but in terms of investment: slim indigo jeans are the way to go. Williamsburg Garment Company Grand Street Jean, $107 at Sugarcube.
A little atypical, but think of all the awesome movie screenings you can host together come spring. Pocket Projector, $299 at Brookstone.
This is one of the few times gifting dried meat is actually an awesome present. Mongolian Side Project Jerky, $9 at Art in the Age.
Manly Bath Set
Nothing says manly-man like Egyptian musk and sandalwood. Savory Man Gift Box, $40 at Duross & Langel.
In the event you have a live-in beau, we recommend this vintage suitcase stereo so you can use it, too. The portable stereo system works with any device that has a headphone jack (i.e. iPods, cell phones, etc.). Vintage Leather Suitcase Stereo, $600 at Mettlers American Mercantile.
Let's Cuttle Card
Sometimes simplicity is best; put it in prose. La Familia Green Let's Cuttle Card, $3.50 at Omoi Zakka.
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