Dear Lifehacker, Valentine's Day is coming up and to be honest I have no idea what to get my partner. I've looked online and most of the ideas revolve around home decor (apparently 'mandles' aka man candles are a trend) and personal grooming. However, my partner is well kept and giving him a candle just seems like a way to give him something I would like. My partner loves tech (Optimus 4X HD for Christmas, Asus Transformer Prime for his birthday) and a well thought out, useful (and practical) gift. Any ideas? Tech Bella
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What sort of budget are you looking at? If you're planning on an affordable gift, an accessory for the Asus Transformer Prime is a no-brainer. There's a huge range of options out there, including car chargers, carry cases, GPS dongles, screen protectors and FM radio transmitters. Okay, so none of these things are remotely romantic — but you did say your partner preferred useful and practical gifts, right?
Some other practical, guy-friendly gifts we've spotted include the L.L. Bean auto aid in-a-bottle (everything you need for on-road emergencies in a glove box-friendly receptacle), the Leatherman Freestyle Multi-tool (five utility tools in one), DeWalt Heavy-Duty Bucket Organiser and keychain alcohol breath-tester.
Alternatively, if you want to think outside the box, you could go for something endearingly odd like this mushroom growing kit.
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