Guys have it easy when it comes to Valentine’s Day gift-giving. There are so many completely obvious options: lingerie, flowers, jewelry, chocolate. Sure, we might not want those things, but at least it’s a starting point. To help you find a gift for your boy that will be appreciated, we asked eight guys in cities around the country what they hope to get on Feb. 14.
“There are a lot of traditions like flowers and candy, but does anything say Valentine’s Day better than a nice, juicy steak from Lindey’s or Ruth’s Chris?” – Eric Fleming, Minneapolis
“A trip on the Provincetown ferry would be awesome. It would be great to go on a historic sightseeing tour of the city this spring!” – Carl Stearns, Boston
“I’ve never been to a spa, but I’ve heard great things about the men’s spa services at the Mimosa Hotel on the beach. That could be a fun, new experience.” – Sam Olson, Miami
“Since I recently got my girlfriend an engagement ring, I’d love a nice watch from the Cartier Chicago boutique, or a similar Chicago watch store, with an engraving symbolizing our relationship.” – Gregory Thompson, Chicago
“My wallet is a bit thin these days and I haven’t gotten a chance to see any Cavs games. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like 48 minutes of good basketball.” – Richard Alexander, Cleveland
“All my friends rave about Runyon Canyon, and I want to start hiking it on a regular basis. For Valentine’s Day, I’d love a new pair of athletic shoes for hiking and running.” – Chris Loud, Los Angeles
“This Valentine’s Day, I’d like tickets to a Mardi Gras ball, like Endymion or Bacchus. Although, a trip to the Super Bowl for the New Orleans Saints would be the greatest gift of all.” – Sullivan Vullo, New Orleans