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7 Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him (That He Actually Wants)

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Give Him a Gift That He’ll LOVE and Actually Use!

Ladies, let me help take the stress out of looking for non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts for him — whether he’s your dad, husband, or any man in your life, really.

Of course, you could always give him the same old tie or pair of socks you give every year.

In past years, maybe you even put a little extra thought into those DIY “love coupons” that he thought were cool, but never redeemed.

No…this year, you’re on the search for the perfect, most carefully-thought-out present for the dad, boyfriend, or husband in your life. Something he’ll love to receive. Perhaps something he will enjoy over and over again….

How about a monthly subscription box? It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any guy. No matter what he enjoys, there’s a subscription box for him.

I have put together a gift box guide with a few unique Valentine’s Day gifts I thought he would love. For the outdoors enthusiast, the jerky lover, the craft beer connoisseur, the gamer….

Don’t see anything that aligns with your guy’s interests? Let me know in the comments section, and I’ll help you find the perfect Valentine’s gift for him!


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1. Bespoke Post (starting at $45)


photo of items from bespoke post, unique valentine's day gifts for him


This is the perfect subscription box for the guy who has a variety of interests, or someone who likes to be surprised every month.

Fill out the survey and let the folks at Bespoke Post know what you think he’s like to get in his boxes.

Don’t worry — he can always take a peek inside the box before it ships. Then, he can either choose something else for this month’s box or skip it altogether.

Last Christmas, I gifted my husband a subscription to Bespoke Post, and he loved the knife set (pictured below) that came in his first box.

Hopefully he loves the contents of the second box — due to arrive soon! — just as much. Before it shipped, I peeked inside and swapped out their choice for something I thought he might use more.

Give your guy a subscription to Bespoke Post this Valentine’s Day! Even better? If you use my Bespoke Post referral link, we will both get $20 credit toward our next box.


2. Hiker Crate (starting at $30)


Hiker Crate


Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for the hiker or outdoors enthusiast in your family?

Hiker Crate is a health and fitness subscription box specializing in outdoor adventure. Each month, he’ll receive a box of hiking gear, tools, and snacks to fuel his hikes.

He will get:


  • 2 to 3 unique and premiere gear items
  • 3 to 6 healthy snacks (trail bars, trail mixes, jerky, dehydrated meals, etc.)
  • Exclusive access to Hiker Crate only discounts at the best outdoor companies


Use code MARKET and get 10% off your first month.


Learn more about the Hiker Crate outdoors enthusiast subscription box.


3. Jerky Snob (starting at $15)


Jerky Snob


What do you get for the guy who already has everything? Jerky Snob is a jerky of the month club to fill all of his snacking needs.

He will get:


  • Perfect GIFT for that person who has everything!
  • No MSG, nitrates, nitrites, or high fructose corn syrup
  • Featuring flavors from different jerky makers each month!
  • Several subscription options: month-to-month, 3, 6, 12 month pre-pay
  • 3 sizes to choose from: 2 bag, 1/2 lb (4 bag), 1 lb (8 bag)


Use code JERKY at checkout and get 10% Off.


Learn more about the Jerky Snob meat lovers’ subscription box.



4. BrewShips (starting at $37.08)




Does he love trying all different kinds of craft beers? Get him a craft beer subscription box, or simply order one box for him for Valentine’s Day.

Trust me, if he’s a beer connoisseur, it’s the ultimate non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gift for him.

He will get:


  • hand-picked 12 pack of craft beer
  • four of each type from three different breweries


Learn more about BrewShips.


5. Dungeon Crate (starting at $29)


Dungeon Crateâ„¢


Need the perfect Valentine’s gift for the gamer in your life? Dungeon Crate is the ultimate subscription box for guys (and ladies!) who love Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and various role-playing games.

Subscribers will receive a box of thoughtfully curated gaming accessories each month. Past boxes have included items such as miniatures, dice, tabletop tokens, fantasy coins, and more!

He will get:


  • A variety of RPG accessories every month
  • Fifth Edition compatible
  • Members receive 10% off in our online Treasury
  • Includes monthly code for exclusive digital downloads


Learn more about Dungeon Crate video gamers’ subscription boxes.


6. Grill Masters Club (starting at $24.99)


Grill Masters Club


What guy doesn’t love a good barbecue? With the Grill Masters Club box, he’ll receive a “monthly delivery of the best grilling and BBQ goods and supplies hand-selected by a certified BBQ pitmaster”.

He’ll have a blast experimenting with new sauces, rubs, tools, and more!

He will get:


  • four full size and tasted tested Grill Master approved BBQ products each month
  • a new recipe every month to practice your new skills
  • a members-only Facebook group to share recipes, videos, guides, and more


Click here to learn more about Grill Masters Club.


7. Shaving Club Box (starting at $36.95)

Why join the Shaving Club? With a shaving subscription box, he’ll actually start to love this daily routine.

He will get:


  • a shaving soap or cream
  • 10 replacement blades
  • 2 full-size grooming products


Oh, and…the blades are 100% recyclable!


Click to learn more about the Shaving Club Box.


Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

This Valentine’s Day, show your man that you love him with a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription box.

Don’t see anything on this list that you think he would really love? Here are some more subscription box ideas for him.


Before you go, make sure you give him a little hint when it comes to buying your Valentine’s Day gift! Send him a link to this guide to buying thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for tired moms.


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  1. These are such great ideas! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about some of these before! Definitely going to have to check out the craft beer one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love how you have covered so many kinds of interests with just these few boxes! I think my husband would be thrilled with the craft beer box, and I think our older son would also be wild about the jerky snob box – I need to remember that for his birthday. I also had to chuckle about the uncashed coupons – definitely been there, done that. Thanks for some real suggestions for wonderful everyday guys.

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