Whether it’s for your dad, best friend, brother, or significant other, you’ve probably realized just how difficult it is to buy gifts for guys--especially on a holiday like Valentine’s Day.
Traditional Valentine’s Day gifts don’t speak to men the way they do to women. You want to steer clear of typical presents like candy and stuffed animals. While sweet, they are hardly memorable presents...
You want to give something special and memorable, but not cheesy; useful and practical, but still unique. It should commemorate the occasion, but still be guy-friendly.
In this article, we’ve compiled a handy list of possible gift ideas that you can try this year. Here’s a tip though--whatever you choose on this list, take the time and effort to add a personalized touch.
1. Instead of jewelry, give a classic timepiece
While most people check the time on their smartphones, an elegant watch is still a practical and personal gift for men in your life. Make sure to choose a design that fits their personality. For instance, one with leather straps could be perfect for a busy professional, while a rubber watch may be more ideal for intrepid adventurers and sports enthusiasts, Because the back of the watch is usually made from metal, it’s easy to use the space to add a small engraving--maybe a special date, a short message, or the initial of the recipient.
2. Instead of a spa day, give a book
There are numerous ways to say ‘i love you,’ but if you’re at a loss for words, why not let a book say it for you? If the recipient is an avid reader, then choosing a book should be easy enough. If they’re not big readers, try giving a copy of your favorite book instead and tell them that you want to share it with them.
Inscribe a short note inside the book explaining why you chose it for them, to add a personal touch.
3. Instead of a box of chocolates, give a simple mug
It’s simple, useful and very practical. A mug is something your recipient can use at home or bring to the office--with every cup of coffee they enjoy, they are reminded of you in their thoughts. You can share your artistic talent and paint on the mug, or have calligraphers paint their name on it.
4. Instead of a Valentine’s Day gift basket, give a practical bag
A beautifully designed messenger bag, big enough to carry daily essentials like their laptop, smartphone, wallet and keys is a gift that will be greatly appreciated. If budget permits, you can have the bag custom designed for their needs, if not, you can easily choose one from the store and have it monogrammed with their initials.
5. Instead of cheesy hearts, give a useful keychain
Keychains are the kind of gift that you don’t necessarily think you need, but when you get one, you wonder how you could’ve done without it. For Valentine’s Day, why not give a personalized one to commemorate the occasion? Crystal keychains are elegant options that can be engraved with 3D images of your significant other’s photo or simply be etched with their name.
6. Instead of a love letter, give a thoughtful journal
Most men love gifts that are both useful and thoughtful--and what could be more thoughtful than a sophisticated, leather-bound journal that they can use at home or at work? Write a short inscription on the first page explaining why you chose this gift for him to make the present personal and meaningful.
7. Instead of a generic Valentine’s Day card, give a personalized crystal
Valentine’s Day may be a hallmark holiday, but you don’t have to settle for generic cards to celebrate the occasion. Elegant crystal is a timeless option that will be cherished through the years. Whether you choose a paperweight that they can use at work, or a classic plaque that they can display proudly in their homes, crystals can easily be customized with images and text, giving you the opportunity to give a Valentine’s Day gift that will truly be appreciated.
Personalization is key to giving a distinct gift that will be cherished. For more options, you can visit 3dlasergifts.com to view our full catalog of gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.
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