Best Valentine's Day gifts for him 2023

Best Valentine's Day gifts for him 2023 - 18 of the top treats, trinkets and thoughtful items that your boyfriend or husband will love

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The best Valentine's gifts for him are quirky, personal items that your boyfriend or husband will truly appreciate because of the thought you've put into the gift.

Whatever he's into, we've made it easy for you to choose the best possible Valentine's gift for him this year. Whether you want to bedazzle your boyfriend with a grand gesture or spoil your husband with some thoughtful treats he'll truly love, we've made it our mission to find the perfect gift for him.

Don't forget to give some heavy hints about the best Valentine's gifts for her too and pick up some cute Valentine's Valentine's gifts for kids before the big day too.

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Finding the best Valentine's gift for a boyfriend or husband can be tricky. 'The secret to getting it right is to select something that makes him feel thought of and appreciated - but also a little flirted with,' says our Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour.

'If in doubt, go for a silly gift that will raise a smile - laughter is an aphrodisiac, after all,' she adds. 'Failing that, focus on his passions overall. A foodie fella will definitely appreciate receiving a cooking kit, a gourmet meal or a Valentine's hamper (opens in new tab) full of tasty treats he loves - plus you'll get to enjoy them too... bonus! A man who enjoys a drink will definitely welcome a box of special beer or a decent bottle of his favourite tipple as a token of your love.'

And if you're really stuck when it comes to the best Valentine's gift for him, think about the things he enjoys doing. Go for an experience day or pick a personalised gift that will mean that little bit more to him than something off the shelf.

Best Valentine's gifts for him at-a-glance

Best Valentine's gifts for him 2023

If you want to put a smile on his face, choose something from our ultimate guide to the best Valentine's gifts for him.

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Handmade Luxury Chocolate Planet Gift Set, £13.99 | Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)

What better way to tell your partner that you think they're 'out of this world' than with an entire solar system? Featuring 8 edible planets and the sun, each truffle is handmade and has its own unique flavour, so your chocolate-lover is bound to find something they really like in this box.

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100 Dates Scratch Book, £20 | Moonpig (opens in new tab)

For those who want to celebrate their love all year round, this Dates Scratch Book is inspirational. As well as containing 100 date ideas, the book will also become a sentimental keepsake. Each page has space to write about and add a picture of the activity so by next year's V-Day, you'll have a shared journal of your experiences. 

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Lazy Man 3-in-1 Pan, £30 | Menkind (opens in new tab)

The saying 'A way to a man's heart is through his stomach' definitely has a large serving of truth to it, so this pan is sure to be a winner. It's the ultimate way to make a quickie breakfast with 3 separate compartments for cooking but only one pan to wash up. This pan is suitable for any hob.

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Edinburgh Leather Holdall, £189| John Lewis (opens in new tab)

The Edinburgh Leather Holdall, in brown leather, makes the perfect weekend bag or hand luggage for a romantic getaway for the distinguished gentleman in your life. As well as the main compartment, there are internal zipped pockets, double handles and a detachable shoulder strap. 

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Pair Of Personalised Spotify Heart Keyrings, £25 | Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)

This cute pair of keyrings embeds a soundwave code, which, with the Spotify app open, links to a song or playlist so you can forever carry around the key to 'your song'. When placed side-by-side, the keyrings also make a cut-out heart shape, and are available in silver, gold or rose gold, for the ultimate personalised Valentine's Day gift for him. 

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Wooden Keg Whiskey Barrel, £25 | Menkind (opens in new tab)

For the whiskey connoisseur in your life, this barrel will add charm and flair to their evening tipple. The barrel comes with a funnel for easy filling and a tap for pouring. When paired with a bottle of your loved ones' favourite malt, it makes the ideal gift.

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Personalised Dog Book, £24.99 | Yappy (opens in new tab)

If the man in your life has a special pup in his, this might just be the gift he'll cherish forever. The book is personalised by selecting the dogs' breed, which image looks most like them, and their name. It contains 12 scenes over 30 pages in which your man can search and find his pooch, or pooches - if he has more than one dog in his life! 

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Valentine's Personalised Can, £26.95 | Brewdog (opens in new tab)

This gift set features 6 x cans of Punk IPA, in their personalised design with a name, message and image as well as an official harmony glass. It's a gift suitable to make any beer-lover very hoppy!

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Hammer Massage Gun, £59.99 - I Want One Of Those (opens in new tab)

If your man has aching muscles after one-too-many gym sessions, this Hammer Massage Gun is sure to soothe his sore limbs- especially since it has a heat setting, as well as varying vibration levels.

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Personalised Guitar Stand And Plectrum Holder, £49.95 | Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

For the musician in your life, this classy, solid oak, wall-mounted guitar and plectrum holder makes a sophisticated gift. Make it personal by adding a heartfelt message which will be engraved into the wood before it is then sealed with a protective oil.

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Reversible Leather Belt, £25 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)

This leather belt, in a modern and elegant style, is cleverly double-sided in both black and brown, to suit any outfit - making it a superb choice for any belt-wearing man. It's a practical gift because sometimes that's the best way to say 'I love you'.

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Gift card, Your chosen value | Airbnb (opens in new tab)

The ultimate easy gift that lets them choose their own adventure, experience, or romantic getaway. Available in any value of your choosing; once added to an Airbnb account, the funds will never expire and can be redeemed against any stay. Sent with a custom message, the gift can be scheduled to arrive by email on your chosen date.

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Wireless Car Phone Charger and Holder, £25 | Menkind (opens in new tab)

You never want to lose touch with your boo, so making sure their phone doesn't run out of battery is an act of love. This Wireless Car Phone Charger and Holder clips onto the car vent and plugs into the USB port, so they can easily charge their phone while they drive, then grab their phone effortlessly when they reach their destination. 

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Personalised Couples Date Night Dispenser, £15 | Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

For a cute and thoughtful gift that invests in your future as a couple, this Date Night Dispenser is ideal. It contains 20 date night tokens, which pull out of a printed aluminium case, personalised with your names. The date ideas are fun but also achievable so it won't have you regretting your choice of gift! The dates include a boardgame night with lots of snacks, recreating your first-ever date and dinner at a fancy restaurant. 

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Valentine's Cheese & Wine Night In, £44 | (opens in new tab)

A hamper of specifically chosen wine and complimenting cheese and snacks is a perfect way to spend Valentine's night in as a couple. The hamper includes free next-day delivery, and you get to enjoy it too, which makes it an absolute win all-round.

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Monthly Coffee Subscription, from £9.95 | Grind (opens in new tab)

For the coffee-loving man, this monthly subscription is flexible offering whole beans, ground coffee or compostable Nespresso pods and lets you build the plan you want, according to your partners' preferences. This is a gift that literally keeps on giving and ensures they will be reminded of your love for them each time they brew a coffee, month after month (until you decide to end the subscription!)

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Personalised Chocolate Valentine's Poem Giftbox, £12.99 | Amazon (opens in new tab)

For the man who would describe his chocolate tastes as 'simple', look no further than this gift selection. Chocolate is a classic way to show love on Valentine's day, and this gift set makes it extra cute with the addition of the added poem, which connects the various chocolate bars. Just don't count on him sharing!

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Personalised ‘It’s a Match’ Mug, £9.99 | Firebox (opens in new tab)

A cute and comical way to celebrate those who met on a certain dating app, this mug is personalised to include your name, pictures and even a message of your choice. We all know that using dating apps can be a rollercoaster ride with more downs than ups, so why not honour the relationship that made using it worthwhile?

Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.