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Valentines’s Day Gift Guide for Men

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Valentine’s Day is usually one of those holidays that typically roll by me without a thought; however, after launching a new business with my husband this year, I’ve been thinking I need to show how much I appreciate him. Today I’ve rounded up some fun and thoughtful gift ideas for the men in our lives.

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[Clockwise from top middle:Beard Card by Floating Specks; Slim Leather Wallet by Atelier Pall; Copper Money Clip by Feroza’s Jewelry for Men; Vintage Pendleton Shirt from Territory Vintage; iPad Sleeve by Liduvina Design; Glasses from PinceNezShop; Felt Briefcase by km Baggies]

When contemplating a gift, I usually go for indulgent things that make everyday life easier or more fun. Most men I know are hesitant to buy things for themselves in the fashion arena, but I think a great new bag, shirt or tech accessory is always much appreciated.

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[Clockwise from top left: Straight Razor by Modern Edge Razors
Scented Oil by Beridan NaturalsNatural Cologne Sampler by The Old TAMARACK; Peppermint Shaving Soap from DRK Soap Company; Exfoliating Massage Bar by Sinami; Charcoal & Tea Tree Soap by School of Wash; Handmade Shaving Brush by The Carpenter’s Shop 57]

Ok, so a spa day might be a stretch for some men, but I know my husband secretly loves new products. A few thoughtful details will make him feel like a dapper dude in no time.

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[Clockwise from top left: Nintendo Controller Wallet by 1UP Gallery; “100 Video Game Consoles” Print by Design Different; Doormat by Damn Good Doormats; “More Than Video Games” Card from Lime Green Coconuts; “Press Start” Print from West Graphics]

My husband loves to spend his downtime playing video games — classic, current, or on his phone, it doesn’t matter. There are tons of fun gamer-inspired gift ideas that say, “I love you and your quirky ways.”

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[Clockwise from top middle: Red Vintage Basting Set from Hot Cool Vintage; Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce from Whiskey River BBQ; Beer and Food Pairing Calendar from Red Cruiser; Hops T-Shirt from Brewer Shirts; “You’re Neat” Card from Westmama; Beer Kit from Brew Smith]

I know, I know: the minute someone says “gifts for men,” the first things on the list are alcohol and food. I wanted to stray from the normal bottle openers and flasks which fill our bar (without use) and go toward some less-traditional (but still fun) choices. A new sauce or a hobby kit — anything hands-on — is my go-to for this category.

Regardless of the man you buy for this Valentines day, think unique and useful and you’re sure to capture his heart (again)!

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Erin Souder loves to create and is the voice behind the daily DIY and home style blog, House of Earnest. She is a Columbus-based creative who works in product development, and specializes in floral design and event styling.  In her spare time, Erin likes to make lists and check things off of them.  She lives a 100 year old farmhouse with her husband and their schnauzer, Perry.