For the most part, men are practical, and like practical things–but practical doesn't have to mean boring. This Valentine's Day, get the special man in your life a well-designed, thoughtful gift that fits his style, as well as his needs.
1. Brooks Brother Leather Tie Case, $148
This sleek case is perfect for the sartorial male and/or frequent traveler.
2. Lifesaver 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle, $149.99
This patented design is just right for the die-hard adventurer.
3. Overade Folding Helmet, $97-$129
For avid bikers (and skiers), this ultra-portable, compact helmet is all about form-meets-function.
4. Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, $49.50
A must-have for any beer connoisseurs, guy's guys and DIY lovers.
5. Papernomad Water Resistant iPad Case, $49.99
A super green, doodle-friendly iPad case for the Bay Area design-junkie, eco-friendly, (Apple-loving) tech guy. Tip: If you're the artsy one in the relationship, this is a great case to personalize for your man.
6. LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, $182.98-$227.01
For the kid at heart and/or car guy, you'll be good to go with this fancy LEGO set.
Fun new kicks for the sneakerhead in your life (and great for night-riding bicyclists, too).
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.