Finding the best Valentine gifts for men over 50 can seem tricky when everywhere there are images of young couples and gifts that appeal to younger people but won’t necessarily appeal to your more mature guy.
At the last minute it is pretty well impossible to even find a rose at a florist. I am not kidding, this happened to my son one year. It does pay to be a bit organized.
What Your Guy Really Wants
Let’s face it girls, what your guy really wants is to spend some time with you and also know that he is adored and cherished. I love the idea of a picnic backpack or hamper, something he can keep but something you both can use. All you will need to do is supply the food and the lurrrrve.
The Creme de la Creme of Picnic Hampers
This hamper is perfect for 2 people. It has 2 of everything, 2 wine glasses, 2 knives, forks and spoons, 2 dinner plates and 2 cotton napkins.
It even has salt and pepper shakers, a cheese knife and chopping board plus a bottle opener.
Seriously all you need to is provide the good vibes, some good food and a picnic plan or leave that up to him.
There is even a blanket with a waterproof backing.
I love that this is a backpack, so you can walk to your favorite secluded spot.
Sounds like a date.
This basket is a gorgeous traditional wicker basket with a blue and white cotton inner lining.
It includes everything for two people, 2 stainless steel knives, 2 stainless steel forks, 2 stainless steel spoons, 2 plastic dinner plates, 2 plastic wine glasses, 2 cotton napkins, a cheese knife and bottle opener.
There is also a blanket with a waterproof backing.
All you need to do is add some yummy food and head off with your man.
He will feel very spoilt. What a lovely tradition to start, a picnic for Valentine’s Day.
Is He A Book Lover?
I am a confirmed Kindle Lover. I do have a tablet and yes I do use that when reading e books from my local library but as far as devices go I find the Kindle far superior for reading.
I have been a Kindle devotee since the beginning (of Amazon time as we know it) and dutifully looked after my Kindle until one day I sat on it and there was no coming back from that. It was time to update anyway.
I researched everything about Kindles before I updated and the The Voyage was an easy choice for me after carefully considering all the available information.
What do I really like about my Kindle?
I like the size, it is easy to slip into a bag even quite a small bag and it is not heavy. Compared to carting the tablet around the Kindle wins hands down. I have a recent tablet too, it not a neanderthal. The tablet is larger and heavier.
The buttons for page turning were particularly important to me as I had previously had the original Kindle and I liked the ease of page turning without having to swipe. Swipe I find becomes annoying if that is the only choice. On The Voyage I have the button options for forwards and backwards but can swipe too (if I feel so inclined). Sometimes for me the difference is whether I am sitting down reading or lying down and then I adjust to whatever is easier, swiping or using the buttons.
I love how the battery lasts and lasts whereas the tablet is over and out so quickly. I can't count the number of times I have been ready to settle down to read on the tablet and the battery is flat. With the Kindle I keep it on airplane mode unless I am specifically downloading. This makes the battery last much longer.
There is no glare so even sitting poolside, which is usually glary, it is not a problem. The light adjusts to the conditions however I still manually adjust the light sometimes.
It is great for travelling as it is so easy to take on a plane, the size for one thing is a plus and for long distance travel I know there will be no battery issues.
I really have no negatives about the product. I think Amazon started off with a good product and they have just made it better and better over time.
If he already has a Kindle he may love the simple design of the new Kindle travel accessories
Valentine’s Gift Baskets For Men
Valentines gift baskets for men are a great choice as there are so many options.
If you think that’s a bit ‘ho hum’ it is fun to find unexpected things in the basket.
Don’t be afraid to spice it up a little and add your own personal touch.
This is a perfect idea, especially for that hard to buy for guy (aren’t they all?)
Here are some popular gift baskets. Think about that personal touch.
What About Monthly Clubs?
Monthly Clubs are deluxe specialised gift baskets.
This Is How It Works
There are six clubs – Cigars, Chocolates, Flowers, Beer, Cheese and Wine.
- Choose which one of the six clubs you want. Each club has detailed information regarding the product and the choices.
- Nominate a delivery time for the gift.
The products are absolutely top shelf.
There is a minimum of two months membership with Monthly Clubs, so Valentine’s Day is the perfect choice now and then you choose another event that is special for the love of your life.
It might be his birthday or an anniversary or a celebratory dinner, something that is special for him.
The beauty of Monthly Clubs is that you can schedule the gift to arrive in time for important celebrations or events.
The products are ‘top shelf’, each site gives a detailed explanation of what you can expect in each package so you can check that ‘top shelf ‘status for yourself.
There is also a FAQ section if you have any specific queries.
Fun Gifts For Men Over Fifty
Chocolates For Valentine’s Day
Chocolates and roses are what we traditionally associate with Valentine’s Day. If your guy loves chocolate, treat him to something he wouldn’t buy for himself.
As a chocoholic, I get ridiculously excited at the sight of chocolate and never ever get tired of chocolate. Must check out magnesium deficiency – just add chocolate I say!
Make sure there’s enough to share or there will be tears!
Lindt Lindor Valentine Truffles Gift Box, Milk Heart, 8.5 OunceDOVE Valentine’s Milk Chocolate Truffles Heart Tin 6.5-Ounce TinMilk Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies Decorated with Love 7 Oreo AssortmentHERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD Assorted Premium Collection, Black & White Heart BoxGhirardelli Valentine’s Chocolate Squares Premium Chocolate AssortmentPucker Up Valentine’s Day Gift Basket; Reusable Bucket of Assorted Valentine CandyKisses Valentine’s Giant Milk Chocolate, 7 OunceRussell Stover Candies Red Foil Heart Chocolate Assortment, 14 oz.Elmer Chocolate Rose Valentine Heart Box 2 ozValentine’s Day Sweetheart 10Ghirardelli Chocolate Valentine Dark & Strawberry SQUARES Heart Gift Box, 3.72 oz.Snickers Candy Bar Valentines Day Football Tin with Chocolate Minis, 1.9 ozFerrara Milk Chocolate Strawberry BallStar Wars Darth Vader Light Up Candy Box with Milk Chocolate Heart CandiesDark Chocolate & Heart Candy Pieces, Chocolate Lovers Popcorn Pizza | Kosher Certified – By NomNom DelightsDOVE Valentine’s Caramel Chocolate Candy Heart Gift Tin 8.13-Ounce Tin
Planning An Outing On Valentine’s Day?
There are lots of things you can do together that won't tug at the purse strings.
Make the magic happen!
What To Write On Valentine’s Day Card To Husband
Stuck for words. Sometimes it’s hard to get started. Here are a few ideas to set your own ideas in motion.
♥ To my darling husband, you are always in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you and thank you for being you.
♥ To my darling husband, my soulmate and the most caring person on earth. I love you now and forever.
♥ Love is not one big thing, it’s a million little things and that’s how you show your love to me. I love you now and always.
♥ I love you more each day, my thoughtful, funny, caring, generous and kind man. I love you.
♥ You are caring, kind, thoughtful, considerate, fun and a loving father to our beautiful children and I love you. My heart belongs to you and always will.
♥ I know we just have to share that look and we are in our own special world that is just for us. You are the only one for me and I knew as soon as I saw you.
♥ You make me come alive. My heart still flutters when you walk in the room. You are the one and only man in my life.
♥ I just have to hear your voice and my heart beats a bit faster. I love you with all of my heart. You are my Valentine.
♥ My love for you grows each day, my caring, kind and thoughtful man, the love of my life.
Valentine’s Day Funny Cards
Choosing a card is a personal thing. Some of these really did make me laugh at out loud but then again, maybe I have a warped sense of humour. These ones are meant to be funny so a lighthearted approach is best to take when looking at these cards.