12 Uncommonly Great things to get your guy for Valentine’s Day

It’s easy to lose ourselves in expectations for Valentine’s Day — flowers, chocolates, fancy dinners, maybe even a show… but guys need love, too! Luckily, UncommonGoods has a fantastic selection of unique things he’ll love — many of which are made right here in the USA. They’ve got so many great finds, in fact, that I’ve made a few mini gift guides for you:

Valentine's Day gifts for the sports fan

For the major sports fan. He doesn’t just watch the Super Bowl; he watches every game. And you know this, because you’ve started thinking of ways to soundproof the living room.

1. Ballpark Blueprints. Not that he needs it; he knows the ins and outs of his team’s stadium better than Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs knew Hogwarts. But it would look nice in his man cave. 2. Wooden Beer Tote with Bottle Opener. It’s like an emergency preparedness kit for tailgating! 3. Hockey Stick BBQ Set. Whether it’s on the ice, or barbecuing in the backyard, your guy keeps his rivals close, but his hockey sticks closer. Handmade from reclaimed hockey sticks, this set comes with a spatula, fork, and tongs.

Valentine's Day gifts for musicians

For the guy who serenades you (even when you don’t want it). Show him you appreciate the thought.

4. Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses. Okay, these are pretty cool even if you aren’t a musician. You’ll play a different note, depending on which line you fill the glass to. The set comes with two, so you can perform dinnertime duets. 5. Pocket DJ Mixer. Maybe he doesn’t claim he’s the best, but he really enjoys making mashups. (Girls, anyone? Thomas-John? Hilarious.) With this kit, he can even make them on-the-go. 6. Pick Punch. Guitarists are always losing picks. This pick punch is a fantastic gift; now they can make their own!

Valentine's Day gifts for casual drinkers

For the guy who appreciates a good drink, but not too many. Here are a few nice things to add to his liquor cabinet.

7. 14th Century Beer Stein. Handmade in New York, this beer stein is inspired by Medieval European stoneware. It holds about 30oz of liquid. He can use it for beer or coffee/tea. 8. Whiskey Stones & Gift Set. With these soapstone cubes, your guy can enjoy his whiskey on literal rocks. Once frozen, these cubes will retain their temperature much longer than ice cubes without watering his drink down, and they’re soft enough not to scratch any glasses. 9. Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses. Carved from Himalayan pink salt, these shot glasses add just a touch of salty flavor to your shots, so they’re perfect for Tequila. As long as you wipe them down after use (and don’t stick them in the dishwasher!), they will not erode. Get a set of four, with or without the bamboo serving tray.

Valentine's Day gifts for math lovers and nerds

One of the things I love most about Stan is his brain. As a math nerd, developer, and computer geek, he occasionally says things that go over my head, but I know I can count on him to fix my computer if it breaks or act as my walking calculator. I’m about 85% sure he isn’t a robot, though. ♥

10. Math Glasses. I sure as heck couldn’t figure out the measurements on these cocktail glasses, but they’d be great for a nerdy get-together with your guy and his geekiest friends, or a Breaking Bad re-run marathon. 11. Equation Watch. This watch is pretty cool, even if you’re not a math nerd. Beware: it might be detained during algebra tests. Comes in black or silver. 12. i eight sum pi plates. For the guy who appreciates math humor and good food. Made in the USA, these plates are as American as apple pi. ;)

Want even more? Check out the UncommonGoods Valentine’s Day Collection (for guys & gals) here, and their top Gifts for Boyfriend here.

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Guest Post: Stan on what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day

Hello readers! Stan here, with a few ideas about what to get your male significant other for the upcoming holiday of looove. It’s only 10 days away!

stan's valentine gifts for your guy - poor & pretty

1. Sam’s Natural bath & body products. Sami gifted me the Simple Start Hygiene Bundle from Sam’s Natural, and I use it regularly, especially the Slick Shave Soap and After Shave. They provide a much more comfortable shave than any store products I’ve tried, and the aftershave smells great and moisturizes well. It’s nice to receive a gift that I enjoy using. Plus, they use all-natural ingredients, so I know I’m not putting garbage into my body.

2. Dollar Shave Club membership. Dollar Shave Club allows your guy to receive a fresh shipment of shaving razors every month so he doesn’t have to spend a fortune on them in-store. There are several blade types to choose from and you get a free handle with your first shipment. To top it off, he’ll get an ego-boosting postcard with each month’s razors. Also, their ad is hilarious:

3. Sun Jar. A sun jar is a frosted glass jar with a light inside of it. It’s powered by a battery connected to a solar panel. During the day, you leave it in bright sunlight to charge up and at night, it produces hours of soft lighting. It makes for a less practical gift but is interesting, inexpensive, and unusual.

4. iPad smart case. If your guy has an iPad and hasn’t tried out the Apple Smart Case for it, I strongly recommend it. The “Smart Cover” only protects the front and leaves you carefully placing your iPad down to avoid scratches. The Smart Case lets you close it up like a book and toss it in the passenger seat or in a backpack and not worry about it.

5. Electric tea kettle. These will boil a cup or two of water in about a minute — great if he’s just looking to drink some tea and not engage in a lengthy ritual every time. As a guy who enjoys hot beverages, I was very happy to receive one of these as a gift!

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