This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience.
Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to put right the gift-giving wrongs of Christmas. Hey, we’ve all faltered over the festive season.
Were you sure your husband would love that faux-vintage, Bluetooth-compatible turntable, only to find out later that what he really wanted was a Lego set? Did you misinterpret his months of hint-dropping about a football shirt, only to find he was actually after a copy of FIFA 23?
Besides being an opportunity to fulfil leftover festive wishes, Valentine’s Day is also a great time to make your partner feel both loved and understood. After all, nailing the perfect gift means not only showing that you’ve been listening, but that you’re really reading between the lines. The best gifts are often items the recipient wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, or even better — things they didn’t know they wanted in the first place.
Obviously, it’s harder to shop for someone who’s always buying exactly what they want, the moment the urge strikes. Is there anything worse than eagerly rushing to buy him the latest trainers, then seeing your husband happily walk in with the same pair on the very next day?
Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of gift ideas that even the most compulsive shoppers might not have considered. Some are luxe versions of everyday items, while others are pure recreation. We’ve also included stuff at a range of price points, because you don’t need to break the bank to get your husband the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. And hey, if some of these things benefit you too, what’s the harm in that? Relationships are all about sharing, after all.
These are the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your husband in 2023.