February is here, and that means one thing – Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. If you’re checking this article, it could be for two reasons. Firstly, your partner is tech-savvy. Secondly, you’re about to buy something last minute and want it to walk the fine line between thoughtful and useful. Well, you don’t have to worry. I’ve curated a list of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for that special person in your life.
These ideas have been curated based on preferences, personality traits, and budgets. Without any further ado, let’s dive in!
Best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him
1. Apple Watch Series 7 – For the fitness freak
While the Apple Watch Series 7 has many cool features that cater to aspects other than just fitness, it is still one of the best smartwatches to have if you’re into sports and other physical activities.
The watch screen has 20% more surface area than previous iterations. Moreover, the screen is crack-resistant, swim-proof, and features IP6X dust resistance – making it perfect for almost any sport.
The watch provides accurate measurements from the heart rate sensor to the blood oxygen level so that your boyfriend can be at the pink of health. It also allows you to take a proper ECG to monitor your body functions and gives the proper labels to help them understand whether or not they should visit the doctor.
Besides, Apple’s Fitness app also provides great new workouts, including pilates and yoga. I didn’t like the quality of the band, however. It feels slightly flimsy, and you’d be better off with a few extra bands in case of an emergency.
2. Apple AirTag – For the forgetful boyfriend
Does your boyfriend have the annoying habit of losing or misplacing their phones and other Apple products? If yes, the Apple AirTag might be the best investment you could make today.
You can set this device up with your boyfriend’s iPhone or iPad. The setting up process is easy and hardly takes a few seconds. If the device being paired is a relatively new model, the in-built Ultra-Wideband technology will help you find lost items.
Moreover, you can also ask Siri to find your items. AirTag also has a speaker that you can use to find your iPhone or iPad. If you’re a hogger for privacy, all the information you provide to the companion Find My app is encrypted and anonymous.
I wish the build quality were better, though, as it tends to pick up scratches.
3. Oculus Quest 2 – Non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gift for him
If your boyfriend loves to play games on his iPhone or Mac, the Oculus Quest 2 is the perfect gift. The VR headset is compatible with the latest PC and phone games that support VR.
The headset comes with a controller for each hand and provides a large library for games, thanks to the Quest library. You only need to install an app on your smartphone to set up this device.
The device’s display is stunning as well and uses double the pixel count as compared to the first Quest VR headset. This helps the headset deliver crisp image quality.
However, I’m not a fan of the device’s mandatory Facebook integration. In addition to this, the design isn’t very friendly for people who wear spectacles.
4. JBL Flip 5 – For the music-loving boyfriend
There are a few companies in the audio devices market segment that have made quite the impact since their conception. However, even fewer have been as successful as JBL.
Once you purchase the JBL Flip 5 for your boyfriend, you’ll realize why JBL is going so strong. Apart from the beautiful design, the speaker is also IP7X water-resistant. The speaker provides a surprising amount of volume and clarity for its size.
Talking of size, the Flip 5 is small enough to be carried everywhere you go. It also comes with a BOOMPH speaker case, perfect for shock protection.
I’m not a fan of its battery life, however. It needs to be charged after 3 to 4 hours of heavy usage.
5. DJI Mini SE – Best tech toy for your boyfriend
There are gadget lovers, and then there are technology lovers. If your boyfriend falls into the second category and loves tech toys, the DJI Mini SE could be a great Valentine’s Day gift for him.
This mini-drone is small and lightweight, weighing 249 grams. Seeing that it’s so small, the United States and Canadian governments will allow you to fly this without the need for a permit.
The camera fitted onto the drone is satisfactory, capturing everything at 2.7K, and does not hamper the drone’s battery life. The drone can be flown for 30 minutes easily, on a full charge.
Whether your boyfriend plans to fly this drone in terrible weather conditions or send it high into the sky, the DJI Mini SE has all fronts covered. The drone can be flown up to 4000m altitude and withstands almost 40kmph winds.
Content creators will also have a blast as the DJI Fly app provides free video templates that can be used anywhere.
Despite all these amazing features, the developers need to work on an easier setup process. The current setup process is cumbersome.
6. LC-dolida Sleep Headphones – For a good night’s rest
In today’s fast world, sleep is something plenty of us compromise on. Over time, this leads to insomnia or restless sleep. If your boyfriend deals with these situations, the LC-dolida sleep headphones could be a beneficial buy.
The headphones are ergonomically designed, adding zero pressure to the eyes. Moreover, the speakers inside the mask deliver high-quality sound, leading to a beautiful and restful ambiance.
The battery life isn’t bad either, with 8 hours of playback after an hour of charging. However, these headphones don’t cancel noise. If you’re looking for complete noise-canceling sleep headphones, this may not be the one for you.
7. GoldWorld Wireless Beanie Hat – Fashionable Valentine’s Day gift for husband/boyfriend
Beanie hats have come into fashion recently, and they’re here to stay. If your boyfriend enjoys his music as much as I do, the GoldWorld Wireless Beanie Hat can be considered as a gift option.
The hat itself is 100% acrylic, and the material is both comfortable and stretchable. The wireless headphones provided with the hat can be connected to your Mac and iPhone via Bluetooth.
In addition to this, the headphones offer a playback time of almost 25 hours. If you’re worried about the volume or sound quality, you can rest assured with the 110DB HD stereo sound.
Some users have reported Bluetooth connectivity issues, however.
Best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her
8. Amazon Echo (4th Gen) – Smart home tech
Amazon’s smart home tech range is probably one of the best investments for your future smart home. Amazon Echo provides enough evidence on that front.
This device can be paired with almost every other smart home tech you own, from lights to locks. Moreover, it can also be connected to different music streaming services for a seamless audio experience.
You can also call your contacts with a simple command to the in-built Alexa. Connect it to other Amazon Alexa devices, and you can have smart access in every room.
The speaker isn’t 360 degrees, though. This reduces the surround sound experience that other Alexa devices offer.
9. Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow – For relaxing after a long working day
If your girlfriend has a sedentary job that requires her to stare at a screen all day, the chances are that she’s suffering from a stiff neck at the end of most days.
The Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow can be a great companion at the end of a working day to reduce that stiffness and lead to more restful periods of sleep. There are nodes present on the pillow that work on the tight muscles and reduce knots for better blood circulation.
Since a heating mechanism is present in the pillow, the material used for its surface is perfect for insulation and a soft, warm feel on the skin. It can also be used on a chair and inside a car.
You can’t use this massage pillow while laying down, however. The rolling knobs on the surface will hurt your back if you apply too much pressure.
10. Ember Smart Mug – Keeps your beverage hot
The Ember Smart Mug is perfect for those who hate cold beverages but get so engrossed in their work that they forget to drink!
The mug is attached to a coaster that can be heated. You can customize your presets or set the temperature for your beverage through the Ember app on your iPhone.
The battery can last up to 1.5 hours on a single charge, keeping your beverage at your desired temperature. This is a satisfactory battery capacity and should work for most occasions.
However, the companion Ember app requires a lot of improvement.
11. Apple AirPods Max – For your audiophile girlfriend
If your girlfriend loves to listen to music all the time, this is a great gift for her. The Apple H1 chip present in the Apple AirPods Max is a complete game-changer.
Apart from the standard noise cancellation features, this wearable device also has a transparency mode that allows you to hear your surroundings when needed. Moreover, the dynamic head tracking ensures that your audio is optimized to fit your head’s spatial dimensions.
If your girlfriend loves electronic music and the accompanying bass, this device may not be for her. The bass levels on the AirPods Max need a bit more work.
12. Apple MagSafe Battery Pack – For power on-the-go
Is your girlfriend a workaholic; Extremely busy on most days, hardly finding the time to charge her phone? With this MagSafe battery pack, the lack of charge in the phone will no longer be an issue.
The MagSafe battery pack allows up to 20W of charging. The design also makes it a perfect fit for all the latest iPhones, as the in-built magnets hold your iPhone without any fear of falling.
While this is a great buy for your girlfriend and her iPhone, it may be slightly overpriced versus its competitors.
13. Smartphone Screen Magnifier – For cozy movie nights
Movie nights are usually associated with staying indoors, curling up in bed with your partner, and munching on loads of snacks. But why would you want to limit yourself to just indoor situations?
This smartphone screen magnifier can be used for movie nights even if you’re spending a night camping or trekking. The 14-inch screen magnifies the content on your phone 2-4 times, and the 3D acrylic lens provides a crisp and clear display.
Your girlfriend could also use this as a gaming accessory if she’s big on mobile gaming. What I didn’t like about the product is that the screen can be very reflective, especially if your room has too much ambient lighting.
14. BAGSMART Electronic Organiser – Perfect for keeping electronic accessories
We all know that having too many accessories such as headphones, cables, and power adapters can be tricky to manage. If your girlfriend can relate to this feeling, you should gift her this electronic organizer.
The bag is made from durable and water-repellant nylon to keep your accessories safe. Inside, you’ll find multiple slots and pockets of various sizes to fit your different accessories. The bag itself is also lightweight, making it easier to carry when traveling.
The loops over the pockets are too tight for my liking, though. This makes it difficult to put heavier and bigger cables inside the pockets.
15. Kobo Libra 2 – For the bibliophile girlfriend
Reading is one of the most productive hobbies a person can have. If your girlfriend is an avid reader, I’m sure she faces the dilemma of storing or moving a large collection of books. With e-readers like Kobo Libra 2, this problem becomes non-existent.
The screen of the Libra 2 reduces glaring and ambient light reflection to a minimum. Moreover, the screen and the user interface have been improved to allow faster, smoother, and more intuitive responses.
The design is also ergonomic enough to feel handy and comfortable when used. It’s perfect for lovers of audiobooks as you can connect your headphones to the Libra 2 for a seamless audiobook experience.
Further, the device features an IPX8 rating, making it an easy choice for outings to the beach. With 32GB of internal storage, you can easily store over 20,000 ebooks.
The page-turn buttons on the side of the e-reader need better build quality, though.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope this list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your tech-savvy boyfriend and girlfriend has helped you choose the perfect gift. I’ve tried to include products based on different personality traits and budgets.
Have you ever used any of these products for yourself? What about other tech-savvy gifting ideas? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!