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Best Places To Buy Valentine's Day Gifts For Him In NYC

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Even if you say it all the time, Valentine's Day is a once-a-year opportunity to let the man you love know it. Your Valentine's Day gift tells him you appreciate every sly smile he gives you, his amazing foot rubs, the time he took the phone call you couldn't face and the snuggles you share after a hard day. If you're not sure where to nab the perfect gift for your one-of-a-kind honey, start with these five go-to stores.

Hickoree's Floor Two
109 S. 6th St., 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 294-0005

Easy-going casual wear imbued with a cool, suave sensibility earmark every item you'll find in this second-story Billyburg institution. Distinctive outerwear, awesome shirts and fun accessories ranging from wallets to ties from The Hill-Side will set your man apart at an affordable price. If your guy loves to play, snatch up a Guillow's Jetfire Balsa Wood Stunt Glider or Slinky as an add-on gift.

Related: Brooklyn's 6 Best Valentine's Day Gifts

Chelsea Market Baskets
75 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-1111

You can't go wrong with a basket full of delectable yums. The themed baskets at Chelsea Market are wildly varied and unique, so you can find one that satisfies your sweetie's cravings while letting him know you get him completely. If in doubt, go for the tripled-tiered, sweet and savory Instant Gratification basket at $99, or the Chelsea Evenings with Beer basket, which comes with a large and reusable wicker hamper, refreshing New York State craft beers and savory Vermont-made cheeses at $109.

Museum of Sex Store
233 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 689-6337

Whether your sex life is deadly serious or fun and playful, the Museum of Sex Store is a terrific resource for toys the two of you can enjoy, or at least giggle over. There are different gift sets available for purchase that are sure to make Valentine's night something special to remember. And even if you don't walk away with a gift, a visit to the museum as a couple could be an eye-opening experience.

Related: NYC's 8 Best Valentine's Day Gifts

Singularity & Co.
18 Bridge St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 460-7724

If you've always had a sneaking suspicion that Captain Kirk and Dr. Spock were the biggest rivals you have for your sweetie's affection, purchases from this science fiction mecca are bound to elevate your status in his eyes. Filled to capacity with old, rare and out-of-print sci-fi, pulp, fantasy and adventure novels, Singularity & Co.'s sole raison d'être is to preserve out-of-print works by identifying their copyright holders and publishing soon-to-be-forgotten classics in digital format. This endeavor is funded solely by the proceeds made from sales in this unique Brooklyn hideaway. If you just can't find the cheesy sci-fi classic that changed your honey's life when he was nine, stop trolling the web and make your way to this bookstore instead. 

New York Golf Center
131 W. 35th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 564-2255

With locations in Herald Square, Grand Central Station and Chelsea Piers, you're never far away from the clothing, accessories and equipment that fuel your man's favorite obsession (next to you, that is). A golfer's dream, New York Golf Center is home to a huge selection of brands, including PING, Cleveland Cobra, Nike and TaylorMade. Custom fittings, extensive product testing and a tour-caliber build shop ensure that an unparalleled level of quality and pinpoint accuracy are built into each bespoke golf club.

Related: Six Best Only-In-New-York Gifts For Him

Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at

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