If you’re still showing up to your date on Valentine’s Day date with chocolate in one hand and flowers in the other, you’re doing it wrong. Not only will they wilt and be devoured within a day, tops, but they lack in creativity. Instead, say “I love you and want to contribute to your life in some meaningful way” with practical romantic gifts they’ll actually use for years to come.
Pampered and practical
The Art of Shaving Morris Park Travel Kit, Sandalwood
If their beard leaves your skin feeling like you’ve undergone a surprise microdermabrasion session, treat them to this Art of Shaving kit complete with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, a brush and a 5-blade razor to guarantee a shave smoother than a baby’s bottom every time. Let them skip vacuum day with the help of the Beard Bib. Seal it with a kiss—and the Beautyhabit Martial Vivot Beard & Face Oil loaded with antioxidant-rich CQ10 and nourishing hemp seed oil.
Snailax Shiatsu Massage Cushion
A couple’s massage lasts an hour, but a massage chair lives forever. The Shiatsu Massaging Seat Topper turns any chair into a therapeutic, tension-releasing experience—even that ratty old rocking chair.
Wear their heart on your sleeve
Men's Ontario Mid Waterproof Boot
They say fewer things are more offensive than gifting someone a treadmill, but that doesn’t hold true for a pair of super-sturdy hiking shoes that you can both enjoy together. The Merrell Men’s Ontario Mid Waterproof hiking boots feel lightweight enough to carry you through those uphill battles, with breathable mesh fabric to reduce sweat and odor (which are never fun during your post-hike romantic date). Don’t forget the ever-necessary Wilderness Rucksack made of waterproof wax canvas for those larger-commitment hikes.
Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set
If you can’t be together IRL, quite literally wear your partner around your wrist. It sounds weird, but hear us out. The Bond Touch Long Distance Couples Bracelet Set prompts a vibration on the other bracelet when you touch your bracelet’s screen. You can even create your own romantic secret code. For example, five taps might mean “Can you pick up toilet paper?”
To have and to hold
Training Duffel Bag
Some people don’t realize that stuffing all your belongings (gym clothes included) in a plastic bag isn’t going to cut it. For the active busy bee, they’ll be thankful to use a Nike Duffle Bag every day from the office to the gym and to the grocery store to cut down on single-use plastic.
5-in-1 Wireless Car Charger
To help facilitate your mid-commute check-in conversations, get them the 3-in-1 Dashboard Car Phone Holder that’ll prevent their precious phone from falling under the gas pedal (that’s one way to watch your entire life flash before your eyes).
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