Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men – San Francisco

Published Feb 23, 2015

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Guys always seem to find our Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men corny and sentimental, so I went straight to the source to find out what they really want. Following are some ideas proposed by a couple of our male team members here at ChatterBlock.


Socks and underwear can be fun to buy. Pop over to Macy’s or H&M or another one of your favorite retailers to find some Valentine’s Day themed men’s lingerie. Lingerie isn’t only for women!

His man-cave could always use another electronic or instrument, right? Well, the Nintendo Wii U is pretty cool (and I recommend sneaking in and trying it out for yourself!).

Personalized jewelry such as a watch or cuff links are a great way to get a special name or message on something your guy wears all the time. Get “I love you” engraved on it and every time he looks at it he’ll think of you (right?).


You can’t beat the classic date: dinner and a show. Well, this tops the list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men, according to men. Go for a dinner and fine glass of wine at one of your favorite restaurants and then catch a movie or live performance at one of San Francisco’s theatres.

It’s often said that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Bake some heart-shaped cookies, tarts or chocolates. Don’t have time to make them yourself? Recchiuti’s Confections Valentine’s Day truffles look amazing.

Dress up your bedroom with candles and chill some nice bubbly on the nightstand. You can get creative with this: bubble bath, sticky notes with cute little love messages, edible Valentine’s Day cards, Love Hearts candies. . . guys don’t always admit to liking this stuff but from experience, I know it works.

Real Fun

Yes, most of the guys’ suggestions were practical which can be kind of boring but there are ways you can spice these types of gifts up. Pick up a couple of tickets for your favorite sport and indulge in a beer and chilli cheese dog. Feb. 14 the UCLA Bruins face the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion. It may not sound romantic or intimate but going out without the kids for a night of rowdy sports cheering can be exactly the thing you need!

Why not get out and do something exciting. Take part in the The Great San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight! Grab an old pillow and have it at each other. This event was a big hit last year and it looks like so much fun!

San Francisco Beer Week is also going on during Valentine’s Day. Take your man out to one of the events scheduled throughout the city. Plan for a cab ride home and do some tastings!

From speaking with the guys at ChatterBlock, the best Valentine’s Day gifts are the unexpected ones that are fun and memorable. And really, my suggestions are just as much fun for the ladies!






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