Last-minute Valentine's gift guide for him

Dec 19 2017, 1:56 pm

If you forgot for a minute that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, and you haven’t picked up that “little something” yet, we have a last minute gift guide to please the man in your life.

While trying to cover all the bases, we found things for the music lover, snazzy dresser, foodie and beer drinker, to name a few. Finish off your V-Day hunt and get him any one of these things:

Get him listening

Beats by Dre

Image: Amazon

A classy pair of headphones can do wonders for a man’s ability to listen… just maybe not to you. Either way, quality headphones are available almost everywhere so it won’t take long to find the perfect pair.

  • Pictured above: Beats by Dre Executive Over-Ear Headphones – $329. Online at

Get him dressed

Harry Rosen Pocket Square

Image: Harry Rosen

Pocket squares are like the man’s version of the feature nail – unique, daring and eye catching all at once. They can take a plain suit to a whole new level, and that is why every man needs a diverse collection of pocket squares for every occasion.

  • Pictured above: BOSS Silk Pocket Square from Harry Rosen – $65.

Get him energized


Image: Old Faithful Shop

Said to pour the perfect cup of coffee, the Chemex coffee maker is taking over caffeine-junkies’ wish-lists. The simplistic design has even been inducted into Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. In this case, you’re not giving him coffee; you’re giving him art. There’s nothing more romantic than that.

  • Pictured above: Chemex Coffee Maker from Old Faithful Shop – $52.95. Online and in stores at

Get him snacking


Image: Skoshbox

Subscription boxes are a cool way to surprise someone each month with a different collection of products, usually food. The Skoshbox ships monthly direct from Japan full of Japanese treats you might not be able to find in Canada. Another favourite is the Carnivore Club box that delivers cured meats of the month.

  • Pictured above: Skoshbox Japanese subscription box – $18.99 USD/month.

Get him buzzed

Parallel 49

Image: Vancity Buzz

A beer tour is a neat way to treat your man to some of his favourite beers and learn something at the same time. Vancouver Brewery Tours runs several tours a week specializing in Vancouver’s best breweries, their history and the brewing process.

Get him hungry


Image: The Dirty Apron / Facebook

Cooking classes can be a great way to connect over delicious food. Both partners will love working with their hands to create something together, then maybe they’ll take those skills back home and treat each other to a gourmet dinner once in a while… hint,hint, nudge,nudge.

  • Pictured above: The Dirty Apron Cooking Classes – Cost varies.

Get him cozy


Image: Hudson Bay

There is no such thing as too many pairs of underwear, and every man knows this.

Pictured above: TOPMAN Valentine Sweet Hears Trunks – $12. Online or in stores at TOPMAN at The Hudson Bay

Featured Image: Vancity Buzz