9 Unique Valentine’s Gifts for Him That Aren’t Liquor and Meats

Saffron Marigold - Updated: February 9, 2024

You’re in search of unique Valentine’s gifts for him. Something he won’t normally get for himself, yet something that he will actually enjoy. To help take the pressure off, we’ve rounded up some great finds here. From billowy cotton quilts to personalized coffee pots, here are nine unique Valentine’s Day gifts for him that aren’t your stereotypical options. When in doubt, a gift card to his favorite store or a meal at his favorite restaurant will always be appreciated. Now, on to our Valentine’s Day gift guide!

1. A luxury Valentine’s gift he can use every day

Whether your loved one enjoys watching the evening news on his favorite recliner or scrolling through his phone on the sofa before bed, a handcrafted quilt is a thoughtful gift he’ll use again and again. Made of hand-loomed cotton then quilted by hand, it’s a unique Valentine’s Day gift he’ll treasure for years and years.

Ruby Kilim ~ Jaipuri Razai Quilt

2. Valentine’s gift box for him

Etsy is a treasure trove of personalized gifts, and you’ll find just the thing for Valentine’s Day here. Choose a gift box that caters to your partner’s interests, whether it’s organic skincare or specialty coffee beans. Most vendors offer personalized messages to make your Valentine’s gift box for him extra special.

Dancing Turtle Shop

Sandalwood Cedar Amber Men Essentials Gift Set

The Brew Company

Personalized Specialty Coffee Gift Box

3. Unique Valentine’s Day gifts for the true romantic

If your partner’s love languages are words of affection and quality time, then maybe all they need is a move night in with take-out, romantic candles, and a heartfelt note card. Remember to grab their favorite snacks, and give them a chance pick the movie this time!

4. Practical gift for the outdoors lover

Choose a personalized Moka coffee pot for the partner who enjoys camping and/or caffeine. Make it a full set with an engraved thermos or coffee mug. Since they’re likely to have outdoor apparel and camping essentials already, this unique Valentine’s Day gift will be much appreciated.

Photo: Hot Dot Laser, Personalized Coffee Maker

5. An experience gift to create new memories

If he’s not much of a gift person, an experience will convey your love and sincerity. Tickets to their favorite play, a guided museum tour, a group pottery class—whatever their hobby and interests are, there are many experiences he (or both of you) will appreciate.

Photo: Marcus Aurelius

Consider these experience gift ideas you might find online or at local establishments:

  • National Parks pass
  • Pottery class trial
  • Concert tickets to their favorite musician or comedian’s show
  • Tickets to their dream travel destination
  • Couples massage
  • MasterClass membership
  • A yoga class for two

6. A personalized Valentine’s Day gift

A personalized everyday item like a leather briefcase is the perfect blend of thoughtful and practical. Have his initials embossed or engraved for that special something on Valentine’s Day. Smaller suggestions are personalized wallets, phone cases, and notebook covers.

Photograph of a brown leather briefcase with a shoulder strap
Photo: Timeless Leather Shop

7. A homemade meal with the VIP treatment

A romantic dinner for two is the quintessential Valentine’s Day declaration of love. Surprise them with their favorite meal, dessert, and drink. Put on their favorite album on the speakers. Make sure to create the right atmosphere with a romantic table setting!

Photo: Cindy Magnus

Don’t forget…

Your tablecloth and matching cloth napkins! Luxurious linens that make him feel like an exclusive guest at the finest restaurant in town.

More Romantic Tablescape Ideas »

8. A cherished reminder of your years together

No need to wait for your anniversary to present him with a sentimental gift. Something like this personalized night light will definitely warm his heart.

Photograph of a heart-shaped nightlight with the names Kim and John in the middle
Photo: Nousrett, Custom Light

9. Restful, cozy sleep (day after day)

Nothing says I love you more than gifting him with something that will make his life better. If he’s not one to treat himself even to small luxuries, then all the more reason to do it for him. A fresh set of soft organic cotton sheeting will show him that you care, particularly if he enjoys cool and crisp linens instead of flannel or silk.

Photograph of light blue bedsheet and pillows with a brown headboard
Saffron Marigold, Organic Cotton Sheet Set, Shore Blue

What is a good Valentine’s date idea?

For long-term couples, coming up with new and exciting Valentine’s Day ideas may be difficult. Take a look at our blog post on five unique Valentine’s Day activities to try this year.

Unique Date Ideas

There’s only a little time left till that sweetest of days, Valentine’s Day. Add a romantic touch to any room with our linens–along with great ideas for accessories–and see the room come alive.