L et’s face it: When it comes to romantic gifts, guys are notoriously tough to shop for.
And as if navigating relationships isn’t hard enough, now you have to find the right gift that not only conveys how you feel, but also isn’t completely useless.
(Case in point: The handmade pencil holder you gave your ex last year. Seriously, what were you thinking?)
But the truth is, the best gifts aren’t always the most lavish or expensive.
Sometimes, the best way to show appreciation to that special guy in your life is through a thoughtful gift that shows you love and understand him.
Then again, sometimes the best gifts are lavish and expensive.
Regardless, whether you’re looking for budget-friendly love gifts that will tug at his heartstrings, or unique ideas that combine function and sentiment, this list of romantic gifts for men is here to help.
From romantic anniversary and birthday gifts to unique Valentine’s Day gifts, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas for every guy, budget, and occasion.
The (Absolute) Best Romantic Gift Ideas for Men
Rounding up excellent romantic gifts for men that they’ll actually use and love.
Unique Romantic Gifts for Him
This simple, elegant tie clip is engraved with a secret special message on the back.
It’s the perfect way for him to keep you close to his heart.
For couples who enjoy heating things up in the kitchen together (yes, we’re talking about making food!), these matching his-and-hers aprons make the perfect romantic present.
Whether you’re in a long-distance relationship or just can’t stand to be apart, these charming bracelets are a great way to stay connected.
When you touch the bracelet, the other lights up and vibrates to let him know you’re thinking of him.
Because your boy’s boys deserve the best, a set of high-quality and supportive undies from SAXX is a gift he’ll truly appreciate.
Check out our in-dept review of Saxx Underwear to find out if they’re worth shelling out the dough for.
You know what they say: Couples who bathe together, stay together.
(That’s how that saying goes, right?)
This collection of epsom salts make great gifts for guys who like a good soak.
For the brooding poet, inspired artist, or the guy who just needs to write things down so he doesn’t forget, this leather bound journal makes a beautiful gift.
If food is his love language, then up your next date night with cooking classes from Sur-la-Table.
Sign up to take them in-store, virtually, or book a private class for just the two of you.
Bedsheets are an extremely personal item, which is why a set of luxurious bamboo sheets can be a romantic way to pamper him.
(Especially if you plan to break them in together *wink*)
Fragrance can be tricky to buy for another person, but Hawthorne’s personalized cologne sets make it much easier.
Just take the gift quiz and they’ll help you choose the perfect scents for both work and play.
Few fabrics feel as sensual and romantic as silk, so why not indulge him in a luxury set of silk PJs?
Luxuriously silky and available in various colors, it’s a good way to get the pajama party started.
For a gift that’s both personal and practical, a luxury full-grain leather toiletry kit is the perfect choice.
Slippers may not seem romantic at first, but trust us:
When he slips these supple, handcrafted leather slippers on his feet, he’ll fall in love with you all over again.
Historically speaking, bathrobes haven’t been the most manly garment.
But this microfiber hooded robe from DudeRobe is so stylish and cool, he’ll never want to take it off.
Whether you just moved in together or you’ve spent decades under the same room, these his-and-her pillowcases add the perfect personal touch to your home decor.
Cheap Romantic Gifts for Him
Gifts for $25 or Less
Treat him to a sensual massage at home with this soothing, all-natural massage oil.
Made with coconut oil and lightly scented with essential oils, it’s relaxing and hydrating while being safe for sensitive skin.
(We swear, this is not a personal lubricant, although they do sell that too.)
Hopeless romantics will love this adorable pillowcase — especially if they’re in a long distance relationship.
The best part? It comes with a greeting card with a romantic message so all your bases are covered.
With vouchers for a massage, bubble bath, and breakfast in bed, this book of love coupons is a sweet way to show him he’s the best boyfriend ever.
It may seem cliche, but romantic poetry has been a language of lovers for thousands of years.
Curl up together with this book of modern love poetry and his heart is sure to skip a beat.
Scented candles have been given a bad rap, especially when it comes to gifts for guys.
But with a masculine (and sexy) scented soy candle from Craft & Kin, he’ll look forward to lighting it whenever you’re cozying up together.
Need a creative idea for a Valentine’s Day or an anniversary gift?
Fill this jar with over 100 different love letters so he can read a heartfelt message each day.
(Psst.. this makes a great last minute gift too.)
A unique gift for the avid reader, this engraved leather bookmark is both masculine and romantic.
Whether you’re a new couple or newlyweds, this scratch-off poster of 100 date ideas is a romantic and cool gift idea you can enjoy together all year.
A romantic gesture doesn’t have to be extravagant.
With this simple keychain featuring a heartfelt message, he can take a reminder of your love with him wherever he goes.
Want to strengthen your bond?
This couples card game of conversation starters isn’t just a fun date night idea, it may just take your relationship to the next level.
A dapper gentleman can never have enough pocket squares.
Choose the perfect one for his style and have it embroidered with his initials for a personal touch.
Do not — we repeat — DO NOT order pizza again.
Instead, pour a glass of wine and spend some quality time together in the kitchen cooking up a delicious new recipe.
If your man’s the outdoorsy type, he’ll love cuddling up with you at the campsite or cottage in this durable and sturdy two-person hammock.
A unique idea for pet lovers, these matching dog mom and dad cocktail glasses will make you feel connected over your shared love of your fur baby.
Personalized Romantic Gifts for Him
The perfect romantic gift for a sports fan, you can wear your matching jerseys — complete with your names on the back — when cheering on your favorite team or playing sports together.
An incredibly romantic gesture, this gift lets you take lyrics from your special song and turn it into a piece of art.
You can never go wrong with a classy set of cufflinks, especially if your guy tends to dress up often for work or events.
Select a pair with his initials for an elegant and personal gift.
Show him your love is timeless with an engraved pocket watch.
Customize it with a personal message and date that’s meaningful to the two of you.
OK, so smoking may not be your favorite thing about him.
But if he’s going to indulge in a stogie now and then, you might as well make it extra special with his own personalized humidor.
Celebrate your love story by making him a beautiful scrapbook containing photos, concert tickets, and other memorabilia.
Bound in a genuine leather cover and debossed with your names, it’s a romantic and sentimental gift he’ll cherish forever.
Do you remember where you first met? Where you had your first kiss? Where he proposed?
Make your special moments part of his home decor with this unique and personalized romantic gift idea.
If you could give him the stars you would, but this is the next best thing:
A print of the night sky as it appeared on a special occasion, such as his birthday, the night you met, or your wedding day.
You’ve got thousands of photos of him on your phone, isn’t it time you did something with them?
Turn them into a beautiful keepsake that you can personalize and design yourself to create a one-of-a-kind gift.
Whether he likes to cook or entertain, this engraved cutting board makes a great personal gift.
Perfect for charcuterie, chopping veggies, or just having on display, he’ll think of you each time he looks at it.
There’s nothing super romantic about a shirt, but a custom made-to-measure shirt that fits him perfectly?
Now that says love.
The perfect addition to his work desk or home office, this unique calendar made with your personal photos is a thoughtful gift he can enjoy each day.
Turn your favorite photo into a beautiful custom-made 3D crystal decoration.
Pair it with the LED stand (sold separately) for a unique and practical romantic gift.
Luxury Romantic Gifts for Him
Gifts Over $200
Jewelry is, hands down, one of the most romantic gifts of all time — and not just for women.
The men’s collection from David Yurman has everything from rings and chains to watches and bracelets, each with unique and masculine style.
Is there anything more romantic than curling up by a fire?
Not to mention, this stainless steel portable fire pit is virtually smokeless, so your hair and clothes won’t smell afterwards.
Don’t let its practicality fool you…
To a guy with style, a crisp new suit made from high-quality material that makes him feel handsome as hell is a great romantic gift.
If he appreciates the finer things, a sterling silver money clip in an iconic blue gift box beats a box of chocolates any day.
A beautiful timepiece is a classic romantic gift for every type of guy and any occasion.
We like Hamilton watches for their timeless designs, high-quality Swiss parts, and wide variety of different colors and styles.
If he’s a whiskey connoisseur, a rare, high-quality bourbon is the perfect gift.
He’s sure to be impressed by the limited availability and exceptional flavor of this single barrel bourbon — of which only a few thousands bottles are produced each year.
Shake things up with a change of scenery by whisking him away on a romantic getaway.
From glamping vacations and spa weekends to hiking adventures and Las Vegas excursions, there’s something for every type of couple.
For a wine lover, a weekend wine tasting experience is an incredibly special gift.
Experience the beauty of vineyards, taste different varietals, and enjoy romantic dinners on a memorable trip for two.
For the guy who has everything, you can’t go wrong with a hot tub.
A great way to relax and spend time together, it’s a fun gift he’ll enjoy for a long time.
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