We’re going to take a look at the ten most common types of men and the Valentine’s gifts for him. Now, we’re not saying that one man fits into one category alone, each individual, man or woman, is a complex being who can belong to two, three or even more categories. Let’s say that you want to buy a present for your friend at work. They’re pretty much a hands-on guy, but he also has an artistic side that comes up quite often – decide between one of our two recommendations. Read on and get inspired by some great and cute Valentine’s day ideas for the men in your life.
10 Types of Men and the Valentine’s Gifts for Him
10. The Confident Man
The Confident Man is someone that most women like. There is nothing sexier than a man who is confident about himself and who knows what his assets are and how to use them. They’re not afraid to look you straight in the eye and tell you their opinion. They’re usually quite relaxed but can sometimes come off as smug.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Profumum Acqua di Sale Eau de Parfum
I know what you’re thinking: 240 bucks for perfume?! But it’s not just any perfume, if you thought that Armani and Hermes were high-end, then prepare to have your world shaken. There are these luxury perfumes and colognes that are in a league of their own. This particular perfume smells like you’ve just come home from the beach – you know that hot skin, tanning oil, sea salt and sand smell. A Confident Man will surely appreciate this gem of a perfume.
9. The Artist
The Artist is a complex man, a poet, someone who is sensitive but also strong. Someone who knows how to use his creativity to express himself. The Artist can’t live a single day without creating something: be it a poem, a painting or an idea. He simply must create! If you know someone who may be an artist then picking up some Valentine’s gifts for him isn’t too hard of a task.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Moleskine Classic Notebook
Moleskine has been around for ages, Hemingway used to scribble away in one, and if it was good enough for him, it will be good enough for your Artist. He can use it to draw, write or simply jot down lists.
8. The Hands-on Guy
We all know a Hands-on Guy in our lives, he’s the man who always acts. Even though he’s not sure of something, he will act because he knows that not acting, not doing anything will not yield any results. This type of guy is very fun and fun-loving. He’s adventurous and loves the outdoors; he’s not one to stay indoors and do nothing. Cute Valentine’s day ideas for a perfect day must include a hands-on experience.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: DECATHLON 2 Seconds Pop Up Easy-to-carry Tent 2 Person by QUECHUA
We established that the Hands-on Guy loves the outdoors, so he knows how to appreciate a good tent. The two seconds tent is an amazing invention: it will only take you two seconds to lay it out. A few more seconds to firmly anchor it down and you’re good to go.
7. The Romantic Man
The Romantic Man is somewhat of a rarity in the modern society. Or is he? That’s what men would like us women to believe, but actually a lot of men are romantic at their core, but don’t really like to admit it. Now, being romantic doesn’t only mean flowers and candy, but if your guy is romantic then he’ll love listening to you and spending time with you, preparing surprises for you and will almost always enjoy a good drama. He’s a bit of a blend between the Artist and the Poet.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Trouble Will Find Me by The National on Vinyl
Price: $9.49 – $23.00
This band is only a suggestion, feel free to get him the music he likes, but instead of getting him a CD or MP3s, go for something classy that will offer the experience of a lifetime when it comes to sound quality, choose vinyl. It’s a lot more expensive than MP3, but well worth it!
6. The Bad Boy
Who hasn’t had a crush at least once in their lives on a Bad Boy?! He’s so dreamy and out of reach. We put him on a pedestal because we don’t really know much about him. He’s strong and wild, doesn’t like to feel the shackles of conformity around his ankles. He’s charismatic, funny, maybe even good looking; he’s the guy you don’t bring home to meet your parents, but you can’t wait to introduce him to your girlfriends to show him off. Valentine’s gifts for him will need to entice him and keep him intrigued, or satisfy his wild child side.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Two-Pocket Leather Moto Jacket
$595.00 $195.00 – 324.89
No Bad Boy image is complete without a proper leather jacket. We’re sure that if he’s truly a bad boy, then he already has a leather jacket, but this modern Levi’s jacket is amazing and it’s on sale on Amazon – you’re saving $360! Hurry up!
5. The Enthusiast
The Enthusiast is almost always a yes-man. That can be both good and bad. He’s happy to jump at any opportunity he may encounter, but he’ll sometimes fail to think before acting. He’s always got a smile on his face and there aren’t many things that will bring him down. He’s generally the one who will push you from behind when something needs to be done. That’s what we love about Enthusiast men. What we don’t like about them is that they can get pretty tiring.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Amazon Fire TV
The Enthusiast could enjoy electronic devices and is most likely up to date with all the news and trends when it comes to phones and computers. Safest bet is to do a little digging and find out what electronic device he’s pinning after and if you can afford it, then buy it for him. He will appreciate the gift more than you would think! Amazon Fire TV could be just the thing!
4. The Mysterious Male
Ah, The Mysterious Male has got a bit of the Bad Boy, a hint of the Artist and quite a lot of the Confident Man, but he is his own man. A mysterious man is someone who, even though is open and you know him, will almost always appear to be keeping something back. Not necessarily hiding something, but not revealing everything about him. He’s a man who is quiet and calm, but if you look carefully into his eyes, you will see that there’s a fire there… and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get to know what that fire is all about. Looking for cute Valentine’s day ideas? Your safe bet is to let him choose or decide together on a plan. Surprises don’t work too well for him.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Cenzo Duffle Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekender Travel Bag
A beautiful, duffel bag is perfect for the Mysterious Man. A weekend bag, something that will fit in all the items he needs for a few days. To be honest, all the types of men on our list would enjoy such a gift.
3. The Poet
The Poet is an Artist and more; he’s the opposite of the Engineer. He’s a man of many words who loves nothing much than curling up on a sofa with a good book and a good woman. He’s got all the right words for all the occasions and will know how to talk himself out of the worst situations. He is the master of abstractions! He can be a thoughtful boyfriend with just a hint of narcissistic tendencies – but know that if you point this out, he’ll try to fix that.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Price: $9.32 (Paperback)
The winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction, The Corrections is a whirlwind of emotions which presents the realities of life and it is spectacularly written. The Poet will love it!
2. The Intelligent
A smart man is quite hard to come by – we’re not saying that most men aren’t smart, but a true intelligent man has a bit more to him that just knowledge and know-how. He’ll be versatile, attentive and confident. He’s a Poet, an Artist and an Engineer, all at the same time. Basically it’s the easiest thing in the world, trying to get some Valentine’s gifts for him! You just have to talk to him and he’ll let you know in the first few minutes of your conversations what his passions and interests are. Let’s say that your intelligent man loves Breaking Bad.
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Breaking Bad Cast Photo Signed In-Person
You can choose to frame it or give it to him as it is, he’ll adore it! Talk to him and see what he loves, once you find that out, get him a collectable item, something unique that has meaning to him.
1. The Engineer Dude
All of The Engineer’s ideas about everything are pretty clear-cut, there’s not too much room interpretation left there. That’s not to say that they can’t be passionate about something or someone or that they can’t be artistic or abstract, they can be, but their essence is pretty engineer-like. 1 plus 1 equals two and that’s about it. Men like fall into the age-old role that society has been attributing men since the dawn of time: they build, they provide, they rule and they don’t really understand poetry! If you’re looking for some cute Valentine’s day ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day with him, try to put yourself in his shoes and if you’re aiming to please, prepare to make some compromises (unless you’re pretty much an engineer yourself).
Valentine’s Gift for Him: Stanley 94-248 65-Piece General Homeowner’s Tool Set
We’re not joking when we say that every home needs this man and this set. The Engineer will love this present, because he’ll always tinkering around the house. If he’s already got a tool set, he’ll certainly enjoy a brand-new one.
Inspired by these Valentine’s gifts for him? Planning on buying something from our list? If you have any more cute Valentine’s day ideas, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below, we’d love to hear from you!