Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Guys can be the hardest people EVER to shop for, so we decided to ask a few of our favorite men to point us in the right direction. Check out their suggestions and count on a happy guy come the 14th!
FOR THE ALL AMERICAN:
LANDON ECKLES, CEO & FOUNDER, CLEAN JUICE
- If I got a pair of Taft boots for every holiday & birthday, I would be a happy guy! These boots are worth the extra cost, as they are made very well and have a unique, but subtle look that really make them stand out. The Saint Boot in Honey are my favorite with spring coming up, but you really can’t go wrong with any from them!
- My faith is the most important thing to me, and I’m always excited to get a new cross necklace. James Avery always has cool designs, and right now I’m really digging this ‘Nail Cross’ design:
- You can never have too many sunglasses (especially for someone like me who loses more than they would like to admit…). This pair by Electric is my go-to right now! I also just got a pair of ski goggles by them that are my all time favorite!
FOR THE NEW DAD:
MIKE METCALF, GANASSI RACING & DEKA LEADERSHIP
My little guy is going on 6 months and I’m really connecting with him. I can see it with his eyes and his smile, but he can’t speak yet.
A few months ago, I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool for him to one day see what I’m thinking right now?” I now have a nice leather bound journal for him. I write notes regularly, and often end up in tears. I think a nice leather journal for your precious little one is a gift that will be immeasurably worthwhile.
Lastly, my wife got me a really nice watch that I want to wear all the time. As a new dad, I feel like I often underestimate how much time it will take to do something for the little guy. Or, a blowout happens and puts me behind. The list goes on, and a watch is helpful for all of those precious life events.
You may be up to your neck in nighttime feedings and diaper changes, but this wood watch will make you feel like you still got it:
FOR THE NEWLYWED
JOSE SUAREZ, MEDICAL DEVICE REP
As a newlywed, my wife got me very rare Swiss timeless watch – Audemars Piguet- it’s something I wear every day. I’m a watch guy and you can never have too many watches.. Starting with at least one for sport/fitness, one for dress, and one for casual is a great place to start!
I love this brand, MVMT. They are good looking and very affordable. Find it here!
Bourbon & whiskey club. There is nothing cooler than getting something in the mail every month. And try a bunch of different bourbons and learn more about every region.
Culinary class gift card. We just got this as a wedding gift and it’s the perfect date night. The best gifts are about memories and there is nothing better than creating them with your Valentine’s date! Click here to look at their calendar for the closest location near you!
FOR THE GUY WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE WANTS
In college, I loved J.Crew, and as a young professional, I was happy to find this brand, Taylor Stitch. They have awesome clothes that have a slim fit and professional look, still while having a unique flair to them.
Tom Ford definitely has the best colognes around, but they have a million options, and some much more expensive than others. This one, Noir Extreme, smells great and is on the less pricey side of what he offers:
This wallet is awesome because I only have to keep track of one thing, not both my wallet and phone.
FOR THE ‘HIPSTER’
No guy can ever have enough socks! Stance are definitely the best and have the swaggiest designs. These Valentines Day patterns are really cool:
Check them out here!
This bracelet is awesome. Minimal & could have a special meaning with the 2 rings. Definitely something that I’d wear every day!