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Valentines’s Day Gift Guide for Men

Feb 3, 2014

by House of Earnest handmade and vintage goods

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.


[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.


[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.


[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.”


[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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