Buying a gift for a man for Valentine's Day can be really difficult. While some men like romantic and mushy ideas, others would rather have something more masculine. These gift ideas try to strike the balance and offer your dad (or your children's dad) a gift that he will enjoy, that will be memorable, and will not be too sentimental for Valentine's Day.
This Lands End product is a first rate terry cloth robe that any many will enjoy. It is full length and very soft, and yet does not look feminine like so many of the terry robes you see in the stores. Your dad will appreciate just a little sense of pampering if this gift is wrapped up for Valentine's Day.
If your dad is a do-it-yourselfer, he will love this gift. This wrist band will hold metal parts like nuts, bolts and screws while he is working. No man likes to have to hunt down the little miniscule part he dropped; with this band, he can just stick it onto the wrist band and forget it until he needs it.
Shaving in the shower is an experience many dads feel that they could not live without. If your dad likes to shave in the shower, this lighted shower mirror is a gift that he will appreciate. It is lighted, and will not fog up from shower steam. It will attach to any shower surface and will be a gift dad will enjoy every day. It does require AA batteries, so make sure you have them on hand.
The latest craze in men's accessories is the stainless steel wallet. It keeps its shape, protects the contents from sweat and grime, and actually shields the RFID chips in many of today's credit and debit cards from being scanned maliciously. This wallet from Ogon is very sleek and lightweight and will please any father.
If your dad is into fitness, or wants to be, a heart rate monitor watch is an excellent gift. This model from EKHO is very full featured. It keeps average rate readings from prior exercise times and helps your dad keep his exercise regimen within recommended heart rate levels with a visual and auditory alarm if he gets above or below the recommendations. And because it is Valentine's Day, protecting your dad's heart is a meaningful gift.
This is one of my favorite cookbooks for men. If your dad is into cooking, Don Mauer's book is one that he will love. Don is also the author of the classic Lean and Lovin' It. Every recipe in this book has less than 25% of its calories from fat but still tastes great. From pancakes to burgers and from chili to potatoes, the recipes in this book will delight the father who finds himself needing a low fat diet. But he will enjoy cooking the food and eating it with the family, knowing that he is respecting a better nutritional approach
A digital picture frame that can sit on his desk or in his work station will be a very welcome gift. The Kodak P85 takes an SD card or a USB flash drive for storing the pictures, and the LCD frame has high resolution and works well in any light. It's 8 inch display is also large enough to see Dad's favorite photos.