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What Nine of LA's Coolest Guys Want for Valentine's Day

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If there's one thing we learned from the nine guys we surveyed on what to get gents on Valentine's Day, it's that men do not want to receive sweets—or any type of food, for that matter. Instead, opt for a twist on tradition, like babely milliner Nick Fouquet's suggestion of sunflowers instead of roses. Unique jewelry is always a win, per blogstar Tommy Lei. Hottest Trainer 2014 contestant Drew Lipson isn't shy about revealing that dudes don't mind receiving pricey gifts, too, like this KillSpencer leather weekender.

Read on for some more creative guy gifts and get to buying, because you officially have five days left to complete this mission.

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Guy: Nick Fouquet, milliner at Nick Fouquet Hat Co.
Gift: Sunflowers, a Nick Fouquet hat, or Huckleberry jewelry. I would enjoy receiving any of these!

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Guy: Dan Regan, artist
Gift: retaW fragrance gel candles, Ilford 1600 35mm black and white film, Acne, or Carhartt.

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Guy: Daniel Musto, celebrity stylist
Gift: I'm obsessed with these coordinate bracelets from The Modern Bazaar on Etsy. You could put the coordinates of a romantic landmark or just his hometown. They look great peeping out of a shirt collar or with a white T-shirt.

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Guy: Tommy Lei, blogger at My Belonging
Gift: Ties and cufflinks might be the safest choice for most guys, but for the stylish kind, it's time to put a ring on it. The Identity Ring from LZZR Jewelry is versatile enough for everyday wear but also bold enough to make a subtle statement. It gives the stylish guy more of an edge without too much embellishment.

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Guy: Drew Lipson, trainer at Orangetheory Fitness and Racked LA Hottest Trainer 2014 contestant
Gift: Weekender luggage from KillSpencer, for sure! I like this one and this one.

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Guy: Richard Wainwright, owner of New/Found and co-founder of A Current Affair
Gift: I'm always a big fan of something unique and one-of-a-kind, so I would say a vintage piece of art or decorative object from The Mart Collective in Venice. It's a 16,000-square-foot antique and design store filled with irresistible items for all types of guys. There are a pair of brass antler bookends I've had my eye on for a few weeks.

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Guy: Benjamin Mohapi, founder of Benjamin with Negin Zand Salon
Gift: The GoPro HERO4 Black

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Guy: Noah Adler, culture writer
Gift: I would skip the prix-fixe dinners and hightail it out to a secluded suite at Sparrows Lodge in Palm Springs. When the desert chill sets in, this impeccable Acne sweatshirt would make the perfect surprise gift. There's nothing more romantic than being told you're "everything".

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Guy: Nicolas Libert, co-owner at Please Do Not Enter
Gift: A personal fragrance by one of the most celebrated perfumers of our time, Francis Kurkdjian. Francis would spend time with me to create my own personal perfume, just like he did for French actress Catherine Deneuve.