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Gifts for men: Dos and don'ts for picking a Valentine's Day gift he'll love

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Gifts for men: Dos and don'ts for picking a Valentine's Day gift he'll love

Stuffed animals, flowers and chocolates don't generally cut it as Valentine's Day gifts for men. They don't need gifts dripping in pink and red hearts to know you care, so pick something he'll truly love (besides you!).

Mark this romantic milestone with a small surprise that's right up his alley.

Dos and don’ts for shopping for you man on Valentine's Day
Do choose something he can use all year.
Anything that says "Happy Valentine's Day" on it will end up collecting dust in the cupboard until next February 14th. Opt for something he can use any time.

Do look for personalized gifts.
Items engraved, embroidered or otherwise personalized are that much more memorable and special. Don’t be afraid to add your own special touch.

Don't get something for yourself and spin it as a gift for him. While he may love you in lingerie, it's nice to wrap up something that's just for him, too.

Do keep his hobbies and interests in mind. Even if you got him sports memorabilia last year, don't worry about feeling repetitive -- it's better to cater to his interests than to try to get him something new that he may not like.

Don't break the bank. Most guys don't expect extravagant gifts for Valentine's Day, so it's okay to keep a modest budget. If you feel the urge to splurge, save your cash for a big-ticket item for his birthday instead.

Do look for something you can share or enjoy together. This is what Valentine's Day is all about! Food and drinks are a good starting point for a nice night in together.

Do add a nice card and message to your gift.
This is where you can be mushy. Top off your gift with a sentimental or humorous card. It's the cherry on top of any gift.

Now that you've got an idea of what he'll love, take a look at our top 14 gifts to give your guy this Valentine's Day.

Also, don't miss our
Canadian Loving feature with more gift ideas, recipes and more!


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