Are you looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for dads that go beyond the traditional “Best Dad Ever” mug? Finding the perfect gift for my husband has always been a challenge. For one, Valentine Day is a romantic holiday…and yet my man is so not romantic. Do I get him something funny? Something practical? Techy?
Thankfully, my husband had mercy on me and helped me curate this list of excellent dad gifts. So, whether it’s your first valentine day or your thirtieth, whether you’re shopping for your husband or your dad, you’ll find something here he’ll love!
Do you agonize over what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day every year? I do!
Honestly, my husband brings me to tears almost every Valentine’s Day. He has a real talent for surprising me with beautiful, thoughtful gifts. And yet I struggle. What do you get the guy that has everything (and doesn’t necessarily care for sentimental things).
This process doesn’t get any better after kids come into the picture. If your family is anything like ours, now you have to think of great gift ideas from you and the kids!
If you’re anxiously wondering what to give Dad for Valentine’s Day (whether that’s your dad or your kid’s dad), this post is here to help!
Here are some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the kids AND you. That way, everyone has something to give him. Whether you’re looking for funny gifts or sickeningly sentimental ones, you’ll definitely find something worthy of your special guy.
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A recent survey said that 80% of parents give their kids Valentine’s Day presents, while only 59% give their spouse a gift. One could conclude that maybe these spouses just feel comfortable with each other and don’t feel the need to buy gifts.
However, in our family, we love giving each other gifts as an expression of love. We think it’s so important for our kids to see us loving on each other!
So, here are a few of my top Valentine’s Day gifts for dads…from his spouse. You. Some of these I actually bought my husband (either for Christmas or Valentine’s Day) and he loved them. I hope your man does too!
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
My husband has this watch and loves it! A few generations ago, the programs were clunky and the watches always seemed to un-sync. He has no such complaints about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
Aside from improved functionality, he also loves that there’s an endless supply of watch bands available so he can completely customize his look.
Wemo Light Switch
I think every family in America has either a Google Home or an Alexa device by now. If you do, your guy can control the lights by voice-command with the Wemo Light Switch.
Imagine it: he’s sitting in his man-cave enjoying March Madness. He’s got his chips and Mountain Dew, and his chair is in the full recline position. But the lights are on. Instead of walking across the room to flip a switch, he just has to whip out his phone or ask Alexa to turn them off.
Klipsch Premier RP 450c Speakers
Is your man a big movie buff? Get him the speakers he needs to wow him.
My husband is a HUGE media room guy. He outfitted our basement with a whole sound system that made the experience almost better than a movie theater (I say “almost” because nothing is better than movie theater-bought popcorn).
His current pick for a main speaker is the Klipsch Premier RP 450c Speakers. First of all, they look incredibly classy. Secondly, the quality is fantastic.
The best Valentine’s day gift for husbands in my man’s opinion? A massage. He works hard and sometimes the knots in his back are difficult to ease.
Since giving an hour-long massage with two small children isn’t always the easiest, buying him this heated back massager is a must! With 4.5 stars and over 14,000 ratings, I can trust that it’s a good purchase.
I love You More Wallet Card
If you want “sweet,” look no further than this wallet card. I read this and teared up a little.
The truth is, balancing parenthood and your marriage is not easy. Sometimes, these little reminders are everything. Especially on the rough days.
Ultra HD Car Dash Cam
Is your guy a road warrior?
In an age of crazy drivers, a dashcam is definitely a great precaution. This particular dash cam set contains a rear and front facing camera, and even connects to his phone.
You’re My Lobster Mug
Look, I realize I’m probably dating myself, but I hope you get this reference. This “You’re My Lobster” mug is the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for dads that are big Friends fans.
My hubby and I still watch this show from time to time. It never gets old!
Versace Eros Flame Eau de Parfum Spray
Perfume is a very popular Valentine’s Day gift for her…why not for him as well? Bring a little Italian luxury into your man’s routine with the Versace Eros Flame Eau de Parfum Spray.
This cologne is a combination of cedar, lemon, vanilla, orange, and rosemary. Which translates to a rich sweet citrus-y and woodsy scent. The cost is very affordable and it has very high ratings from users.
Beard King – The Official Beard Bib
A great Valentine’s Day gift for men…an even better gift for you!
The Beard King attaches around your man’s neck and clips to the mirror, catching all of his beard clippings. When he’s finished, he simply detaches the bib and throws away the clippings. It is so simple, but also so innovative.
If he doesn’t want to pack it up after every turn, the bib is equipped with hoops that allow him to hang it right on the mirror.
This is one of those Valentine’s Day gifts for him that both of you will appreciate.
Yoda One For Me Shirt
Is your guy kind of a nerd? Mine is too!
Aside from the fact that the cult of Baby Yoda is basically the fastest growing religion in America right now, this Yoda shirt is cute, reasonably inexpensive, and it’s totally mushy.
Engraved Wooden Wrist Watch
Engraving a wristwatch is a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift idea. The only issue that I’ve come across is the cost to do it. Enter, this wooden wrist watch. This wristwatch is functional, classy, and it won’t break the bank!
I love the wooden inserts in the band and the space you’re given to engrave a personal message on the back!
What I Love About You Fill In Love Journal
This little book is sure to be a tear jerker or inspire some heated moments, depending on how you choose to fill it out. The What I Love About You Fill In Journal is filled with 112 pages of fill in blank statements describing how you love your spouse. At the very least, this book will help you think about why you love your man. Alternatively, you can purchase the What I Love About Us version, which focuses on your relationship as a couple.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
I’m saving the best for last. This book is a game-changer for any long-term relationship. If you haven’t heard of it, The 5 Love Languages proposes that every person has a “love language”, a way they like to be loved and a way that they like to show love.
Figuring out each other’s love language can help you strengthen and feel more secure in your relationship.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads from Kids
Even though Valentine’s Day is traditionally for couples, kids often want to get involved in the gift-giving. Many of the gifts below are personalized for dads, but many are also just inexpensive, practical gifts that show they care.