Non Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

by | Jan 6, 2023

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Shopping for your boyfriend, husband, or partner? There’s nothing more frustrating than browsing romantic gift ideas, only to find a bunch of super corny options. To help your romantic, yet non cheesy gift giving this Valentine’s day, here’s some of my favorite gifts for him that guys will love.

Valentine’s Day is a great time for love and romance, and most couples hallmark the holiday with gift giving. The problem with this “romantic” holiday, though, is sometimes the gifts can go from nice and sweet to downright cheesy. I don’t know about you, but I know I prefer to both give and receive non cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts.

It’s not that I’m not romantic, I definitely am, I just like to give thoughtful gifts on every occasion. Alongside these romantic non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men, you might want to also check out some Ideas For a Romantic Valentine’s Day Or if you do want some cheese, try these awesome romantic Valentine’s Day gifts for men.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him That Aren’t Cheesy

These gift ideas would be perfect for guys who balk at Valentine’s Day romance, but you’d still like to get a nice gift for. If you’re shopping for the gruff, cynical, or “manly” man in your life these non cheesy gifts might be the ticket to getting him something he will actually love for Valentine’s Day this year.

Cellulite, Sore Muscle & Lavender Relaxation Massage Oils with Roller Massage Ball and Massager Mitt

Massage Oil Set

There’s nothing cheesy about a romantic massage for him on Valentine’s Day. This is a great way to for some intimate couple time, especially if you both keep busy or stressful schedules.

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Thames & Kosmos EXIT: The Enchanted Forest| A Kosmos Escape Room Game in a Box| Family Friendly, Card-Based at-Home Escape Room Experience for 1 to 4 Players, Ages 12+ , Black

Escape Room Board Game

These are a fun, non cheesy alternative to those romantic date night in a box ideas. You can easily play them together as a couple and they’re always a super fun date night idea. (I’ve played a few with my partner!)

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New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask for Face and Body - Spa Quality Pore Reducer for Acne, Blackheads & Oily Skin, Natural Skincare for Women, Men - Tightens Skin for A Healthier Complexion - 8.8 oz

Men’s Spa Gifts

Get your man some self care gifts and enjoy a romantic spa day date together. This is an especially great gift for men who are interested in self care but need that extra push to giving it a shot.

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Cosmo Kama Sutra The Sex Deck: 99 Sex Positions That’ll Blow Your Mind

Kama Sutra Card Deck

Adding some spice into the bedroom can definitely borderline cheesy gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, but simple tips like this card deck stay in the non cheesy lane. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something!

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Engraved watch for men

Engraved Watch

If you’re dating or married to a watch guy, a new one can be a great and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift idea. To make it romantic and non cheesy, consider having it engraved; even if it’s a little corny, the engraving is on the inside of the watch so he’ll appreciate the sentiment but won’t have to have it on display if he’s more of the stoic type.

Personalized leather watch case as non cheesy valentine's day gifts for him

Personalized Watch Case

Speaking of watches, watch cases are also a great gift for any man who has a couple watches and nowhere to store or display them. Get it personalized for a thoughtful, yet practical gift.

anniversary hoodies for a couple on valentine's day

Anniversary Hoodie

These hoodies are stylish, comfortable, and something he can wear at home or out and about. The roman numerals look cool, but actually reflect your anniversary for subtle, romantic touch.

Men's scented handmade soap block

Men’s Soap

A bar of soap might not seem super romantic, but everyone knows how sexy it can be when your partner smells great. Grab a bar of nice, manly scented soap that you’d love to smell on him as a budget-friendly non cheesy Valentine’s Day gift for him or gift basket filler.

Engraved lighter with electric ignition

Engraved Lighter

This one isn’t for every guy, but any dude who uses a lighter regularly will appreciate getting a stylish upgrade. This one is flameless, windproof, and can easily be refilled. Have in engraved for a romantic touch.

Custom air freshener with a picture of a dog on it

Custom Air Freshener

OK, this could could be cheesy, depending on the picture you put, but I’m going to give it a pass because it’s practical and will eventually be tossed away. Use a picture of your pet, something he’s interested in, or maybe even a sexier pic to inspire your man to get home to you quickly when he’s out.

Takeaway dice made of wood that's personalized with the couple's name

Takeaway Dice

These are a bit cheesy, but funny enough that they get a pass in my opinion. Great for those couples that can never decide what to eat together. Bonus points if this indecision frustrates the man in your life.

Philips Hue Smart Light Starter Kit - Includes (1) Bridge and (4) 75W A19 E26 LED Smart White and Color Ambiance Bulbs - Control with App - Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit

Smart Home Lightbulb Kit

What’s romantic about a lighting kit? Well, with a simple voice command or phone app you can easily switch lights on and off, including colour and dimming, to perfectly set the mood in every room.

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Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) | HD smart display with premium sound, motion and Alexa | Charcoal

Echo Show

Speaking of tech gifts, almost all smart home devices make great non cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts for him. One with a screen, like the Echo Show from Amazon, is especially romantic if you’re in a long distance relationship or one of you travels a lot for work.

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The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)

Cooking for Two Cookbook

If one of you likes to cook, cookbooks make great Valentine’s Day gifts for men; either he’ll find new recipes to make, or he can pick some for you to cook for him. If it’s just the two of you, choose a cookbook designed for couples to find great, reasonably portioned recipes.

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Movie Night Kit

Another accessory for a romantic date idea, grab him a movie night kit with some gourmet popcorn or seasoning and enjoy a night of Netflix and chill.

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Detective cold case kit that you can solve as a date

Detective Cold Case to Solve

These are trending on TikTok right now and seem like really fun activities for couples to do together. It might not be everyone’s idea of romance, but if your guy is into unique dates this could be a winner.

Bella Coterie Luxury Queen Bamboo Sheet Set | Organically Grown | Ultra Soft | Cooling for Hot Sleepers | 18' Deep Pocket | Viscose Made from Bamboo [Cobalt Blue]

Luxury Bedding

Romance often happens in the bedroom and accessories to make your bed more inviting are always a hit on Valentine’s Day. These ones are super soft and cooling, perfect for couples who get too hot in bed.

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Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.3 Ounce, amber

Men’s Cologne

Scents are timeless non cheesy Valentines’ Day gifts for him, just as long as you choose a great smelling and good quality brand. A little goes a long way and it lasts years, so don’t cheap out on the cologne brand.

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Rustico Handmade In USA Premium Handcrafted Top Grain Leather Photo Album for 4x6 Photos with Old World Style Flap Closure

Leather Photo Album

Even if he’s not really a photo guy, no man is too cool to appreciate a nice collections of pictures for Valentine’s Day. Fill a leather album with snaps of your adventures, family, or anything else the man in your life holds close to his heart.

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Everett Franchuk

Everett Franchuk

Everett loves to plan parties and events, decorate, and make crafts/DIY projects. As a parent of 5 in his early 30s, he decided to start The Best Nest to offer practical tips and ideas.

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