Guys may have it tough when it comes to pleasing the high female expectations of Valentine’s Day, but it’s no field day for girls either. To really impress your Valentine, make an effort to find something that shows you know what really turns him on.
Personalize a gift basket. No matter what your guy’s into, there’s a gift basket perfect for him. Websites like Designityourselfgiftbaskets.com offer a variety of packages for every theme. The Boys Night Out sends a basket of cookies, chili-lime peanuts, tortilla chips with nacho sauce, other snacks and a mahogany poker set with real clay chips, cards and dice. The Nuts About NFL set throws popcorn, Wisconsin roasted garlic cheese, summer sausage, assorted nuts and snacks in a sports themed tin perfect for the Superbowl. Red Sox fan?
Waldengifts.com will send his own uniformed Wally monstah with themed goodies in a Red Sox lunchbox. Gourmetgiftbaskets.com also includes the Gourmet Pizza Making Basket, Hangover Helper Breakfast Basket, and The Flame Enthusiast for grillers.
Give him a movie night. Movienoodle.com has a variety of gift sets designed to provide a home theater experience. Sports fan? Give the Football Movie Night which includes popcorn in movie theater tubs, candy, chocolate footballs, and your choice of football movie on DVD. Baseball, basketball and NASCAR nights are also available as well as the Poker Night which includes mint chocolate Aces and candy poker chips. This is a perfect for the two of you to share or to give him a much-needed night with his guys pals after all the Valentine’s Day flowers and wine.
Pamper him. The Gentleman’s Day Spa and A Gentleman’s Guide to Grooming baskets from Gourmetgiftbaskets.com include products like a five-piece grooming kit, Turkish body wrap, back massager, slippers, nail brushes, and masculine body washes, soaps and shaving accessories. Add your own coupon for a massage and he’ll be in heaven. Many spas offer couples massages, where you and your partner receive massages in the same room. Or make your own coupon he can redeem for an hour of your magic hands.
Flowers aren’t just for girls. Sure, some guys would break out in macho hives, but many men would enjoy receiving a tasteful bouquet. Especially one, like the Hotrod Bouquet from Telaflora, which puts a small, tasteful bunch of flowers in a flaming black and orange hotrod with operating steering wheel. This is a great gift for office delivery. When he gets bored he can vroom his new present around his desk (and no matter how cool and corporate, every man will vroom a toy car at least once). Telaflora also has a Classic Ford Pick-Up and Ace Airplane bouquets perfect for the men in your life.
Give him a mini-bar. Companies like Godinger Silver specialize in unique, quality gifts for men. Wet bar accessories are classy, stylish gifts James Bond would be proud of. The Fire Engine Thirst Extinguisher includes all the amenities of a mini-bar in a stylish silver truck. The water pail is really a one-ounce jigger, shovel becomes a bottle opener, the steering wheel comes out as a corkscrew and a silver martini shaker rests in the back. Homewetbar.com makes a retro gas pump liquor dispenser. Include a bottle of Jack Daniels and he can “pump” his fill.
Be creative, do a little Google-ing, and your favorite man will enjoy his Valentine’s Day gift as much as you enjoy your flowers and chocolates.