I had not even thought to share a post along these lines because Mr. Magpie and I do not exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day, instead preferring to splurge on an indulgent meal and good champagne, but I realize now that I may be in the minority on this one, as I just received a few queries from thoughtful Magpies searching for something special for their significant others. The above photo is a reminder that experiences make great gifts for guys — Mr. Magpie’s parents treated him to an afternoon driving luxury sports cars on a track back when we were first married, and he flipped out over it. One of my girlfriends bought her husband a membership to a vintage car rental service, too!
Below, a few items at all different pricepoints that would make great Valentine’s Day gifts. Mr. Magpie owns and loves *all* of these items…
(01.) WHO DOESN’T LOVE VIRGINIA PEANUTS? I BOUGHT THIS SAMPLER FOR MR. MAGPIE AND IT’S THE PERFECT FIVE P.M. HAPPY HOUR SNACK
(02.) I LOVE A MAN IN A BEANIE — LANDON’S IS RED
(03.) ONLY THE FINEST WRITING IMPLEMENT WILL DO FOR YOUR MAN — WE BOTH LOVE THESE PENS! A SMALL EXTRAVAGANCE FOR NOTE-TAKING AND COMES IN A COOL CARRY CASE
(04.) MR. MAGPIE’S NEW KICKS — I PERSONALLY THINK THIS SPORTY STYLE IS THE COOLEST VEJA ON THE MARKET
(05.) MR. MAGPIE JOKES THAT I AM TRANSFORMING HIM INTO “A COOL DOWNTOWN DAD” WITH MY RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS WARDROBE, INCLUDING THIS STREET-STYLE-APPROVED MAISON KITSUNE SWEATSHIRT…GOTTA KEEP THAT DRIP FRESH
(06.) MR. MAGPIE USED TO DO POUR-OVERS EVERY MORNING; THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC MACHINE BUT ACHIEVES THE EFFECT OF A MANUAL POUROVER
(07.) THE SOFTEST BOXERS — I GIVE MR. MAGPIE A NEW SET EVERY HOLIDAY
A few other great picks…
+Sweatpants that look just a little more structured and pulled-together than their counterparts.
+Show me a man who doesn’t love Patagonia Baggies. Great lounge/swim/outdoor shorts and I like the slightly retro (shorter) length.
+I bought Mr. Magpie a pair of Vilbrequin swim trunks last year — they are SO attractive, simple, classic. Dress like a jetsetter even when we can’t go anywhere…
+Great, masculine mugs for coffee — porcelain is apparently the best? Perhaps order two of these and a subscription to their amazing coffee!
+Pasta rolling machine — so fun if you have a foodie on your hands. We have a manual crank style like this one, and it’s really lovely to roll fresh pasta with your loved one! We regularly use this cookbook for fresh pasta dish recipes.
+More great gifts for men here, and — if you have a cocktail enthusiast on your hands — you might find inspo for a good gift here.
P.S. More Valentine’s Day finds here. Still time to order some things for littles!
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2 thoughts on “Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men.”
Hi Jen! So, for our 10th anniversary I am getting John a John Derian decoupage (A Dozen Roses, in case you’re interested ha). But, I did not realize they’re made to order and won’t be ready for about 5 weeks! Any ideas for another gift… he’s very sentimental, and would definitely be into a keepsake, especially given it’s our 10 year:) say about $150 tops? Thank you Jen! Xo
Hi! So sweet! I love John Derian.
What about one of the framed illustrated matchbooks from here from a restaurant of personal significance?