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Men are notoriously difficult to shop for when it comes to romance and Valentine’s Day. Luckily, Dallas and Fort Worth have an insurmountable number of shops and stores that will fit any lucky man’s wants and needs. Here are some ideas for gifts and gift shops that will wow him and give him something to cherish.

Dallas Bites! Bacon Tour Or Barbecue Tour
Dallas, TX
(972) 442-6963
www.dallasbitesfoodtours.comThey say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and they just might be right. Luckily for us, Dallas Bites! Food Tours, a branch of Dallas By Chocolate, has several tours with a man’s stomach in mind. The Bacon Tour is typically offered once a month, as is the Tacos, Beer and Burgers Tour. It also has a Barbecue Tour. Of course, the chocolate tours are spectacular couples’ activities and shouldn’t to be overlooked. Gift certificates are available for future tours.
Nest
4524 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 373-4444
www.nestdallas.comFrom bow ties to money clips, to leather wallets to T-shirts, Nest Dallas has elegance and style unrivaled by the standard Valentine’s Day gift. Your classy partner will discover that you know his tastes and appreciate him with a stylish gift from Nest. Because Nest is not a chain gift shop, all items here are unique and changed out frequently. Fashion-friendly guys will be impressed with your gift from Nest. Best of all, Nest is still fairly new, making a Valentine’s Day gift from Nest sure to be surprising, satisfying and memorable.
Bishop Street Market
419 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-0907
www.bishopstreetmarket.comOne of the few places in the area where you can find the fantastic Jack Black’s men care line, the Bishop Street Market is a rare find and perfect for memorable gifts. It carries candles and body care items, but also offers a collection of art, housewares and items not found anywhere else, like clocks made from computer parts. If the man you love wants anything but another bottle of cologne or a tie, give Bishop Street Market a try. Bring your purse and leave with a one-of-a-kind surprise suited for him and only him from Bishop Street Market.Related: Best Bars At DFW Airport

Dallas Zoo – Adopt Animal
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7500
www.dallaszoo.comThere really is someone for everyone, and likewise, a great gift for everyone. If your significant other adores animals, show him you share his affection by adopting a zoo animal together from the Dallas Zoo. They come with personalized souvenirs and proof of adoption and range from small monkeys to large cats. The adoption can cost as little as under $50 to as much as $200 depending on the animal and the need. The best part is this is a pet you won’t have to clean up after.
AT&T Stadium – Dallas Cowboys Gift Store
One AT&T Way
Arlington, TX 76011
stadium.dallascowboys.comThose coupons for free hugs and massages just don’t cut it for Valentine’s Day anymore. It’s time to think of what he really likes. If your boyfriend or husband is a sports fan, it would be hard to go wrong with something from the gift shop at the Cowboys Stadium. This was a magnificent year for the Dallas Cowboys, and it can be made even more special with a gift that solidifies the dreams Cowboys fans have had their hearts set on for years. With authentic jerseys, balls, posters, sweatshirts and a countless array of memorabilia, your sports lover will know you care for him with a gift that suits his personal tastes.Related: Best Dinner Theater In DFW

Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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