A guy wearing the Meta Quest 3 VR headset.

Looking to get a special guy on your list something great for Valentine’s Day? Forget boring ties, socks, car care kits, and other typical gifts. Guys of all ages love tech that’s useful, fun, and a combination of both.

If you’re looking for ideas for someone to whom you want to show your love this year, whether it’s a significant other, father, brother, son, or someone else in your life, check out these great ideas.

Gifts for the gamer guy

Meta Quest 3 headset on couch.

If he loves to play video games, consider getting him a new gaming console, like the Xbox One S or X or the PlayStation 5. If he already owns one, look into a new video game he can play that fits with his personal tastes. Or help him enhance the gaming experience with a new virtual reality (VR) headset. With this gift, he can totally immerse himself in gaming, entering virtual worlds while wearing the headset and using handheld controllers.

Consider the Meta Quest 3, for example, which offers ultra-fast performance, Touch Plus controllers for greater precision, and more than 500 apps in the library from which to choose (he can still play games and apps he already owns in the Meta Quest library). It’s louder, more immersive, and a worthwhile upgrade even if he already owns the Meta Quest 2.

Fitness gifts for him

Apple Watch Series 8 on wrist

For guys who are into health and fitness, a gift that will help him reach his fitness and wellness goals will be an appreciated one. You can go big with a new cardio machine like a rowing machine that helps work all his muscles and won’t take up too much space in the basement, garage, or wherever he has set up his home gym.

Or, consider a set of weights for strength training; he might even appreciate a weight bench so he can work on his upper body strength with a set of overhead bench presses every morning before heading to the office. Make sure to check what weights he already owns and get a set he can add to it.

Wearable tech like fitness trackers and smartwatches are always great gifts, and with so many great new ones, he might be in need of an upgrade. If he’s an Apple iPhone owner, the Apple Watch Series 9 is a solid upgrade if he’s still wearing a model from several years ago. Since it comes with a free trial period for Apple Fitness+, he can also try out some new workouts.

Shokz OpenMove bone conduction headphones

If he’s into running, even training for a 5K or 10K, a GPS running watch will help him keep on top of progress and improvements as he trains. He can also log familiar and unfamiliar routes, check his pace, cadence, and other important stats. The Garmin Forerunner 245 is designed specifically for runners with features like continuous heart rate monitoring, an accelerometer to keep track of speed, and V02 max to monitor oxygen levels.

Speaking of running, whether he’s a runner or works out at the gym or home, he might love a pair of unique headphones, like the Shokz OpenMove Bone Conduction Bluetooth headphones. These fit around the back of the head and use earhooks to sit over-top your ears versus in and covering them. The open-ear design allows him to be aware of his surroundings while still hearing the music, podcasts, phone calls, and other audio clearly. They are water- and sweat-resistant and boast dual noise-canceling microphones, too. I have a friend who runs 5-10K daily and he swears by these headphones.

Gifts for personal care

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush

Guys are into self-grooming as well, and there are some thoughtful personal care gifts to consider just for him. Grab him a new electric shaver like the Braun Series 9 Wet/Dry Shaver that has five synchronized shaving elements to offer a gentle and uniform shave. Thanks to the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it also works without wires for up to an hour. He can bring it with him on business trips and touch up his facial hair any time he needs.

Good oral care is important. While an electric toothbrush might not be the most glamorous gift, it will be an appreciated one, especially if you opt for a high-tech brush that he will enjoy using. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush, for example, has Smart Sensor technology that tracks brushing and advises if you have brushed too hard or missed a spot. It runs for up to three weeks per charge so he can pack it in his carry-on for trips, and comes with a travel charger and glass charger for the home.

Audio and entertainment gifts for him

JBL Boombox 2

If he’s into music, consider getting him something he can use to enjoy his favourite playlists. Every guy should have a portable Bluetooth speaker, and the JBL Boombox 2 offers a retro look and feel while working wirelessly via a streaming playlist. It has a handle so he can carry it around as needed, like to the beach, by the pool, or during a camping trip. And it’s fully waterproof, too. It even has a built-in power bank to recharge the phone while it’s being used to play music. Based on my own friends, one product many of the guys ask me for advice on is a good portable Bluetooth speaker. So ladies, they want one, even if they haven’t expressed the desire to get it.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

You can’t go wrong with a new pair of headphones for a special guy either. True wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, and the Jabra Elite 7 Pro in-ear noise-cancelling headphones are a good choice. Available in three finishes, they have Bluetooth MultiPoint for connecting to two devices at once, like his phone and laptop, and come with three sets of silicon EarGels for a comfortable fit. With adjustable active noise cancellation and HearThrough, along with a mono mode for listening through just one ear when desired, they’re a versatile option for both work and play.

On the entertainment side as well, he might love a new drone to play around with outside, capturing scenic and overhead videos and impressing his friends with his skills. Consider getting him started with a lightweight drone he can practice with before upgrading to something more feature-rich.

DJI is one of the top brands in this space, and the DJI Tello Boost Combo Quadcopter Drone comes with a built-in camera and is ready to fly, right out of the box. He can take quick videos using the EZ Shots feature and use his smartphone to control it. It’ll last for 13 minutes of fly time per charge and works with an app that provides live video, piloting controls, and flight and camera information. It also includes a platform that teaches the basics of programming using the Scratch coding system from MIT.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3

Speaking of DJI, I have been using the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 for the last month and absolutely love it. Funny enough, a male friend of mine noticed it in my hand in a photo from CES 2024 and instantly recognized what it was. He wanted my feedback because he has been eyeing it.

This portable, handheld gimbal camera has a rotatable screen so he can record everything from widescreen videos to TikToks and can take both videos and photos. He can edit content right in the app using handy templates. It’s super-easy to use, has great battery life, and it’s a gift any dad who loves to create content will appreciate. I’d recommend going with the Creator Combo that includes everything he’ll need, like a tripod, extra battery pack, and mic attachment and clip, along with a handy case to house it all.

Check out plenty more gift ideas for him for Valentine’s Day at Best Buy Online.

Christine Persaud
With 20+ years of experience in trade and consumer tech journalism, I have covered the tech space since before social media was a "thing" and the smartphone as we know it was even invented. Writing for various technology, lifestyle, and entertainment sites, I have covered and reviewed hundreds of tech products, from home appliances to wearables, fitness tech to headphones, TV entertainment products and services, and more. I'm also a passionate foodie who loves to cook and bake, a TV show fanatic (happy to give what to watch recommendations!), and proud mother to a 12-year-old son.


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