The thought of Valentine’s Day generally conjures up visions of pink frilly hearts, cupid’s arrows, and bouquets of roses–which can mean a lot of husbands, boyfriends, and dads feeling a little forgotten about in the gift department. So we’ve compiled our favorite picks from around the city to ensure the man in your life gets to experience a more masculine side of February 14!
For Foodie Fathers: What would Valentine’s Day be without some sweet treats to indulge in? Team up with your little ones to put together a yummy New York Mouth gift box for Dad. NYM’s special Valentine’s Day package includes delights from Papabubble Candy, Anarchy in a Jar, Nunu Chocolates, Mast Brothers Chocolates, Fat Toad Farm, Roni-Sue Chocolate, and Black & Blanco. For additional fees, you can upgrade to bigger packages and add on more treats.
For The Elegant Gentleman: Tiffany treats aren’t just for the ladies this Valentine’s Day. Give the classy gent in your life a dose of high-end luxury with a bottle of Tiffany for Men Sport Cologne. Crisp notes of juniper, coriander, and Jamaican pepper are sure to set the mood for love and leave your man smelling fresh all winter long!
For Smart Phone Addict: These days, it can be tough to tear workaholic dads away from their all-powerful smart phones. Ensure that Valentine’s Day is free from technological interruptions with the Phonekerchief. This item is the perfect combination of cheekiness and practicality. It works like a pocket square (and is emblazoned with “My Phone is Off for You”), but is meant to wrap around a smart phone to keep it snug and out of sight for romantic moments. The catch? The Phonekerchief is crafted from special conductive fabric, so when it’s wrapped around a phone, it redistributes and blocks signals.
For the Road Warrior: Show Dad that you care with a sturdy, yet stylish, dopp kit from NYC-based company Izola. The water resistant canvas shell makes it super-durable, and it’s roomy enough to fit everything your man needs to stay squeaky clean on the go. Plus, the flirty message on the outside give this gift a special dose of Valentine’s Day-worthy romance.
For The Card Shark: Sometimes, all you need to make Valentine’s Day warm and fuzzy is the perfect card. We’re falling in love with this to-the-point note from Gold Teeth Brooklyn. Hand-designed and crafted in New York’s hippest borough, the “You’re a Babe” card is screen-printed on BFK archival paper. It’s as if cupid picked up and moved to Williamsburg.
For The Well-Groomed Dude: Has the deserving dad in your life ever had a luxurious hot shave? Either way, the eShave New York outpost in Rockefeller Center may be an experience worth trying. The signature experience starts out with a traditional hot towel before moving on to a pre-shave oil massage and then the main event. To top it off, the pros at the shop offer a generous dose of after-shave moisturizer to prevent bumps or irritation. And Gilt City is offering the normally $30 service at a discount! How smooth is that?