Rag & Bone Slim-Fit Jeans
Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director: My boyfriend and I have been together for six years and during that time, I’ve been on a mission to get rid of all the clothing he owned before he met me. My strategy is that I wait for a birthday or a holiday, then I give him a cool new version of whatever old item I want to eliminate. I’ve phased out all of his baggy blue jeans so now I’m moving onto the rest of his denim. This gray slim-fit style will look great with the button down shirt I bought him for Christmas and the sneakers I’m planning to get him for birthday this spring.
Buy It! Rage & Bone Fit 2 Slim-Fit Denim Jeans, $250; mrporter.com
Tickets to a Concert or Sports Event
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: Getting your guy tickets to his favorite sports team or his most listend-to musician is a sweet way to show you know all his favorite things and create a cute date night for the two of you. Bonus points if you surprise your man with tickets to an event happening that same night!
Buy It! StubHub tickets, stubhub.com
Brooklinen Sheet Set
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: My husband is a hot sleeper (temperature wise), and after reading the rave reviews on these Brooklinen sheets, I knew I had to get a set. The cotton fabric is breathable and according to the description the sheets make “your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow” — an ideal situation for hot sleepers. The cotton also softens with each wash. (Cleary, they’re a gift for both of us.)
Buy It! Brooklien Classic Core Sheet Set, $129; brooklinen.com
Harry’s Shaving Set
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: Although I’m currently unattached, I’ve gifted Harry’s products to friends and family members and they’re always a hit (one particularly low-key gent even called the post-shave balm “a game-changer”). All I can say is if you’re stumped, you really can’t go wrong with a starter set. Oh, and bonus: No more beard burn!
Buy it! Harry’s “Winston” shaving set, $25; harrys.com
Ice Cream Delivery
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: My husband’s got a sweet tooth, but I feel a little weird delivering him a box of heart-shaped chocolates on Valentine’s Day. The obvious solution? A four-pack of can’t-resist-’em flavors (my favorite is the Oatmeal Lace) from cult Brooklyn ice cream shop Ample Hills, which ships all over the country. The best part? There’s no way he can eat them all by himself, which means this gift also benefits me.
Buy it! Ample Hills four-pack, $36; amplehills.com
A FUN BUTTON DOWN
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Aside from it being a much-needed excuse to binge on chocolate, I consider Valentine’s Day (and every holiday for that matter) an opportunity to revamp my boyfriend’s wardrobe. And because I’m desperately waiting for summer to begin, this V-Day I’m going for a fun summery shirt like this pineapple-print short-sleeve button down. It’s equal parts cool and classic, plus it’s versatile enough to wear on a casual work day or for a day at the beach.
Buy It! SSBD Pineapple Express Shirt, $45; ssbdapparel.com
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: This Valentine’s Day will be the fifth one my boyfriend and I will spend together, and since we don’t celebrate anniversaries, I thought splurging on an extra special gift for V-Day would be a perfect alternative. The crocodile-embossed leather strap adds a one-of-a-kind flair to this classic timepiece that I know my man will love.
Buy It! Tissot Le Locle Leather Strap Watch, $685; nordstrom.com
Sonos One Speaker
Briana Draguca, Style & Beauty Intern: If your guy is into technology and music, you can’t go wrong with this smart speaker. With the Amazon Alexa built in, your man will be able to use all of Alexa’s cool skills with the added benefit of listening to his playlists at a stereo sound level. It’s a two-in-one gift that will definitley surprise him with how savvy you are.
Buy It! Sonos One Smart Speaker, $199; amazon.com
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: When it comes to pastimes, couples don’t always see eye to eye. If your SO’s idea of “bonding” involves a sporting event, while you’re more of a board game aficionado, this gift is the ultimate win-win. Make it the perfect date night by serving up hotdogs for dinner.
Buy It! Baseball Game, $50; uncommongoods.com
Kiehl's Men's Starter Kit
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: Giving the gift of healthy looking skin is always a good idea! Whether your man is big on skincare or not, you can’t go wrong by gifting him this Men’s Starter Kit from Kiehl’s. It includes all of the luxurious basics that Kiehl’s is known and loved for like body scrub soap, facial moisturizer & cleanser, hand salve and shave cream. Plus, everything is travel friendly so your beau won’t have to stress about messing up his routine next time he’s on the go.
Buy It! Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit, $43; kiehls.com
A Succulent Garden
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: There are few things my boyfriend loves more than decorating his apartment full of foiliage, so I know he’ll be so excited to receive this Zebra plant garden that already comes packaged in a planter box.
Buy It! Lula’s Garden Deluxe Zebra Garden, $55; lulasgarden.com