Your worst fear has come to life—you’ve only been dating a guy for a few months… and Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Panic sets in. You’re at a loss as to what to get him. You don’t want to seem like a crazy stage-five clinger and get something too nice, but you also don’t want to seem like a selfish ass and not get anything. Sorry, but a tie won’t cut it. And don’t even think about getting a gift card! Fear no more. We’ve rounded up personal and unique gifts that will blow away your man for this, let’s be honest, made-up Hallmark holiday.
BOOK HIM A SHAVE
Men can be picky on where they like to get their hair cut, but most don’t treat themselves to a straight-razor shave at the shop as well. Think of it as the woman’s equivalent of getting a facial. Add in a haircut too if you feel he’s in need of some grooming. For an indulgent experience, we recommend The Art of Shaving Barber Spa or Khiel’s Barber Shop.
ADD TO HIS BAR COLLECTION
Let’s be honest, most men in NYC are obsessed with their bar. Instead of simply giving him a bottle of booze, bar accessories, like these whiskey stones are perfect for any whiskey lover. For the wine connoisseur, what’s better than a subscription to a wine club? Club W will deliver premium wines to his door every month, so his bar will never be empty. Plus, you’ll never have to bring a bottle of wine over for dinner again.
SCORE HIS FAVORITE TICKETS
LAUGH OVER TV MEMORABILIA
If there’s a certain show he’s obsessed with, or one that you watch together, get him a novelty gift you can laugh over for seasons to come. Fans of Breaking Bad will appreciate this Heisenberg cutting board.
EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE CLASS TOGETHER
Make memories together that are more than just “that time we got dinner at Tao.” Nothing will bring you closer together than a near-death experience, right? See if you have what it takes to join Cirque Du Soleil at Trapeze School New York. Or perhaps, let your creative juices flow at a couples painting class. The Art Studio NY offers a BYOB wine painting class.