I think it’s safe to say that the majority of people believe that Valentine’s Day is a woman’s holiday. It’s romantic, it’s mushy, the color pink is everywhere.
That may be the general consensus, but I disagree. To be fair, I think Valentine’s Day is a stupid holiday to begin with. Hubby & I don’t really celebrate it, we usually use it as an excuse to do something we really want to do, but have been putting off doing. Like 2 years ago when I was pregnant with Bee and we spent all day fishing on the Snake River!
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Although I’m not a big fan of doing anything super romantic or giving gifts on February 14th, I know I’m the minority! I believe it’s safe to say that the majority of the population celebrates Valentine’s Day in a traditional fashion. Where women expect to be treated to something romantic, say a nice dinner or some sappy chick flick, and men simply oblige.
I suppose not all men consider it an obligation, but a lot of them do. If you’re man thoroughly enjoys doing something super romantic on Valentine’s Day, there’s a very good chance he also cries when he watches The Notebook and doesn’t know his way around the abdominal cavity of a deer. That kind of guy is a metro-sexual, not a real man, and this list isn’t for you!
Now, if you’re still reading this, then you’re probably like me in the sense that you don’t think Valentine’s Day is just for the gals and you want to do something special for your man. I’m also gonna guess he fits my above criteria when it comes to what a “real man” is. It’s likely you consider him a rough, rugged man’s man who isn’t into the sappy crap that comes with Valentine’s Day.
So what do you get a guy like that? Given it’s Valentine’s Day, you probably want it to be at least a little romantic, but not so romantic that he rolls his eyes when he opens it!
Here are some ideas to help you figure out what a guy like this would love to receive for this grossly romantic holiday!
There are a lot of great 2+ player card games out there that most guys would enjoy playing! Like 5 Crowns and Phase 10. When he sees what you’ve given him, he won’t think it’s super romantic, but in an odd way it sort of is. You can pick up a bottle of wine and a 6 pack of his favorite beer and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little card game date night at your dining room table!
You don’t have to go out to the movies to enjoy a movie night. Personally, I have always preferred watching movies at home! I’m always more comfortable on my own couch than I am in a theater chair, plus I don’t have to listen to all those annoying movie goers when I’m in my own house.
Consider avoiding the chick flicks and renting/buying something you can both enjoy. Personally, I’m a big fan of Deadpool (and other movies like it) and I’ve yet to meet a man who didn’t feel the same way!
It may not sound very romantic to you, but if he loves the outdoors, he’ll love a new tent! For us, our tent is like our home away from home and we both have a soft spot for it.
Assuming the weather is good, I don’t participate in the assembling of the tent when we’re camping. That’s been deemed a “man’s job”. I know Hubby definitely prefers the quick set up instant tents to the old school version. They really do save you a ton of time!
There are few things that can make you feel safe quite as much as knowing that the guy your laying next to can quickly protect you if an intruder breaks in. This bedside holster helps him do just that. It keeps his handgun safely and securely by his side all night long.
Personally, I’m not comfortable having something like this when I also have an 18 month old in the house, but one day, when Bee is older, I’ll definitely be gifting this to my husband.
I’m including this holster for the same reason I have the bedside holster on this list!
Hubby owns this concealed holster and he loves it. Plus I love knowing that if something crazy happens when we’re at the mall or grocery store, he has a firearm comfortable concealed on his body.
I’m not even a man and I’d love to receive a YETI for Valentine’s Day!
It’s a top of the line ice chest (with a top of the line price tag…) and everyone I’ve met that owns one absolutely loves them. I’m sure your man would, too!
I highly recommend this knife. It makes skinning a deer so easy.
Plus, don’t you think a gift that helps him process food for you to later consume is romantic?!
If you’re man is a whiskey fan (and there’s a good chance he is if you’re still reading this list!), whiskey rocks make for a great gift.
Throw in some whiskey glasses and his favorite bottle… talk about the perfect evening!