Valentine’s Day gift ideas for guys
Alright, ladies: It’s 2013 and we modern women can surprise our Valentine dates with a gift, too. (Hey, let’s be happy we’re not living in the ancient Roman days during the origin of the love holiday. Back then, the men sacrificed goats and whipped the women with the hides as a fertility practice. We’ll just take the flowers and candy, please and thank you).
This Valentine’s Day, surprise the love of your life with a special gift. From a rugged messenger bag and smart watch to work-out gear and a bartender set, we’ve aimed our arrow at some of the best deals online.
Here’s our gift-buying guide for men:
Messenger bag: Repeat after me. This rugged, leather messenger bag is most certainly not a man purse, or murse. The “Trail messenger bag” has a loose structure with cargo pockets and hardware details, perfect for a guy who commutes to work. ShopAtHome.com is offering 10 percent cash back at Fossil today and free shipping for puchases over $100.
Chocolate fondue fountain: If he’s got a sweet tooth, surprise him with a fondue fountain. Pick up some wooden skewers, strawberries, graham crackers and angel food cake and, boom, you’ve got a dessert bar at home. Wal-Mart. $29.97.
Twig barware kit: Reminds us of a speak-easy bartending kit. This masculine four-piece set includes a double jigger, bottle opener, corkscrew and strainer for martinis. Give it to him with a bottle of his favorite liquor. West Elm. $39.
Under Armour T-shirts: The essential work-out T-shirt from Under Armour wicks away sweat and keeps him dry during intense work-outs. (Bonus: The lightweight material features anti-odor technology, just in case he doesn’t smell like roses when he’s working out). Dick’s Sporting Goods. $22.99.
G-shock watch: This solar-powered watch doesn’t just keep time. It also doubles as a digital compass. And thermometer. And barometer. And tons of other cool features that are fit for a guy who likes to explore the outdoors. Macy’s. $300.
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