36 Best Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him

February may be one of the shortest months of the year, but it’s got a *major* gift-giving holiday. Flowers and candy aside, finding Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him that’ll make him swoon can totally take your relationship to the next level.

Don’t get me wrong—finding the perfect gift for your partner can be a lot of pressure, especially if you’re a brand new couple or this is your first Valentine’s Day together. But, this list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him truly has something (not cheesy) to make any guy feel special, whether he’s a home chef or an amateur photographer.

There are even some ideas that’ll make you both smile. Whether you’re looking for something expensive and luxurious or affordably available, there are tons of options on the list below.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

A Year of Us: A Couples Journal, R305

Take your special romantic day and turn it into a year-long event. Get one question a day to spark meaningful insight into your partner and get closer with prompts that bring you together.

Ultimate Dating Bucket List for Couples, R245

Fed up with the usual dinner dates and movie nights? This book has 101 unique date ideas to spice up your relationship and keep the spontaneity going for years to come.

Date Night Box – Fun and Adventurous Romantic Gift for Couples, R785

Maybe you made memories over a pie, or your partner just really appreciates an extra cheesy slice. Either way, this box will be a hit. It’s a pizza-themed game that’s perfect for your next date night and might actually bring you even closer together.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Canon Zoemini S2 Instant Camera, R2 399

Your iPhone’s clutch at taking amazing photos but they’ll always be on your phone. You’ll love taking this nifty printable camera on vacay together, then framing the pics to hang up when you get back.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Cocktail Shaker Bartender set, R499

A cocktail shaker will come in handy for Valentine’s Day festivities and well beyond. This one comes with a 550ml stainless steel shaker, double measuring jigger, stirrer/mixer spoon, strainer and ice tongs.

Lovebox, R1 692

The Lovebox is great for long-distance couples. Simply download the app on your smartphone, write or draw your message, and send it. Then, your partner can view it on the screen inside their box and send you something in return.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

The Body Shop Beard Care Gift Set, R600

Get him something that’ll really frame his face and keep that luscious mane glowing and growing. This beard kit comes with a comb, guarana and coffee energising moisturizer and beard oil.

The Book of Unusual Knowledge, R418

Over 700 pages of random facts—you’ll know right away if your man would like this. Anyone who loves going to museums and actually reads all the plaques will love this one.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Mister Tjoppie Non-Stick Braai Sheet, R189

This mat is heat-resistant and light enough so that his braai still gets those sought-after grill marks. It makes clean-up and the whole shebang a whole lot less messy.

It’s a Date Cookbook for Couples, R325

Gifting them a couples cookbook means you’re really gifting them dozens of romantic date nights in the future. Plus, each of the recipes in this book comes with an activity or idea to make your nights in feel a whole lot more fun.

Date Factory box, R550

Beat the timer with this game made especially for couples. In 60 seconds, you and your partner need to complete tasks in order to advance. You’ll need a few items of your own, but this makes for a fun-filled (and steamy) date night.

Love Lingual Card Game, R359

The Love Lingual card game includes 150 engaging conversation prompts to guide couples through bonding on a deeper level. It’s a great way to enhance the quality time you get together—a few WH editors enjoy taking games like this on road trips with their partners.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Top 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster, R219

No, you’re not alone if you and bae spend most of your movie nights debating what you’re actually going to watch. You’ll have fun slowly working your way through this list of the top 100 greatest movies of all time. Once you’re done scratching everything off, frame it and hang it on the wall with great pride.

Spark Romance Game, R199

Get this box of prompts to shake up your romance when things dwindle. The box has date ideas, convo starters and new ways to show you love your partner. A perfect all-rounder.

popcorn machine

Retro Popcorn Machine, R1 099

Your monthly (or weekly, or daily) movie nights just got a whole lot cooler with this adorable old-school popcorn machine. But, don’t worry—this one’s just about 26cm tall, so it won’t interfere with your home decor vibe.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Hugs + Favors Coupon Book, R139

This book of 25 coupons (plus three blank coupons) will help you two plan plenty of unique date nights so things are never dull.

gin kit

Homemade Gin Kit, R649

Everyone loves a great gin, but you know what’s better? Making your own! Grab your favourite vodka and get to fermenting. The kit comes with two 500ml glass bottles, a stainless steel funnel with strainer, a tin of juniper berries, and a tin of original secret botanical blend. You could even get creative and come up with your own botanical blend.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Let’s Get Deep game, R428

Grab the wine, chocolate and cue the playlist: it’s time to get deep. Each of you gets card prompts in varying degrees of heatedness, answering questions about each other and your relationship.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Electric massage belt, R999

Your partner will love you for this. When you can’t be there to massage bae yourself, this back and neck massager will suffice. It relieves sore muscles and stiffness with shiatsu rollers and soothing heat.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Freeze Beer Mug, R99

These insulated pint glasses are perfect for entertaining and are guaranteed to keep your boo’s favorite brew ice cold for hours. Pair with a six-pack and you’ve got one very happy partner.

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Duvet cover set, R299

Tired of his Star Wars bedding? Pimp his room with this elegant yet unfeminine set of sheets. His mom will thank you (and so will he).

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Pro Cut Cordless Hair Clippers, R139

This stylish, compact trimmer comes with a cleaning brush and four other attachments and it’s travel friendly and cordless. Perfect for a guy who likes to keep his face fuzz-free.

Freedom of Movement Leather Wallet, R795

Free him of jangling notes and coins with this compact and gorgeous locally-made leather wallet. It’s elegant and a great gift if your guy has expensive taste.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Electric fondue set, R1149

Fondue for two? Yes, please. What’s more romantic than feeding each other your favourite foods dipped in melted chocolate or cheese?

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Bathrobe, R759

This bathrobe is super comfy, whether he just wants to lounge at home or wear it after a romantic bath together. It’ll also stop him from stealing yours whenever he comes over.

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man stand Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

 Man Stand Organiser and Charging Station, R999

This docking station is stylish and allows for (almost) all his tech and gear to stay in one place. Plus, the multiple holes allow for charging while docked.

Personalised Laptop Cover, R349,99

This personalised laptop sleeve adds a touch of flair to a standard – but much-loved – gift.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Men’s Health Annual Subscription, R240

We love a man who reads! If he’s always in the know, give him the gift that keeps on giving with this subscription to man’s other best friend.

Black Betty Dragon Claw Charm Bracelet, R2400

This sterling silver bracelet’s got charm and the Tiger’s Eye beads allow him to channel his confidence with style.

AeroPress Coffee Maker, R999

If your guy’s a coffee snob, indulge him with this Aeropress that makes everything from short espressos to long cuppa Joes.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

DC Shoes Deadpool All Over Hoodie, R1699.95

Let him geek out over this hoodie paying homage to everyone’s favourite badass, Deadpool.

SOiL Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, R600.00

Get his place to smell ah-mazing with this aromatic diffuser. It’s whisper-quiet and uses electricity very sparingly.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Lucky Love Dice – Bijoux Petits Bonbons, R229

This one’s steamy: changing die and repositionable stickers with various actions that you can pin on different body parts. Great for when date night’s winding down and it’s time for bed.

Hey Gorgeous HG for Bros Rebellious Mane Tamer Hair Gel, R105

Stock his supply of mane tamers with this all-natural non-greasy formula that won’t dry out his hair.

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Montblanc MB01 Over-Ear Headphones, R10 700

Get your guy something really stylish with these leather, plush, comfortable headphones. They’re kitted out with noise cancellation and can handle a full day of calls and music.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for him

Candy Heart Jocks, R375

Ok, we said no cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts, but this one is too cute to pass up. Submit a photo of you (or him) and get them printed on these loveable jocks.

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