Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

Sara CombestJanuary 6th, 2011


Sometimes, life gets in the way and we end up leaving things until the last minute without meaning to. It happens to everyone, but on Valentine's Day, a gift that looks rushed can give the impression that you don't care about your partner or your relationship. For a guy, last-minute flowers just won't do. Instead, treat it like a birthday and give him what he really wants.

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Most men like televisions, and if your man has been wishing for a bigger, better model, only a few days left before Valentine's Day works just fine. Scour the consumer reports and find a television that's good for his needs and go pick one up from the nearest big box, brick and mortar store. You could even get it on the day of during your lunch break. He won't care about that. He'll just be happy.


If you can find tickets to a game played by his favorite sports team or one of his favorite bands, you are all set. Tickets can often be purchased online, making them perfect for a last-minute rush. Have a backup plan, too, just in case the tickets are sold out when you go online.

Coupon Book

No, this is the sort of coupon book people bring to the grocery store. Instead, it's a homemade book of coupons of things that you'll do for your sweetheart when he cashes them in, making it perfect for the woman looking for a last-minute gift that won't cost much. Don't include anything you won't be willing to do later, because once you've refused or put off the coupon request, the spirit of it is spoiled.

Top Shelf Liquor

There's something inherently masculine about a bottle of top shelf scotch or whiskey. If your guy likes the finer things in life, a trip to the package store can work great in a pinch. Don't feel limited to liquors like scotch and whiskey, though. If he's a fan of rum, by all means, buy him the rum. If you want to add a little something extra, include some cigars in a cigar case, such as the Weston Leather Cigar Case, available from RedEnvelope.

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