Whether you need a present for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or just because, romantic personalized gifts for him are the perfect way to show that you care. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for the man in your life, especially if they tend to be more practical than romantic. But even if he doesn't readily express his emotions, he'll be happy when you buy romantic personalized gifts for him.

Start by thinking about the things that he loves. The best personalized gifts will show that you thought about what he would enjoy having in his life. Many things can be monogrammed or engraved with a special message. So make a list of his hobbies and then see if you can come up with a present from that.

If he loves sports, you might want to get him a personalized duffel bag that he can take to the gym or the golf course. If he is more of a gadget-lover, consider engraving an iPad, iPod, or smart phone. If he likes to go fishing, consider buying a new tackle box or a cooler and chair. These can all be personalized with his name or initials.

Some people will argue that these gifts aren't romantic. Maybe they are fine for birthdays, but not as Valentine's Day gifts for him or for anniversaries. Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry are considered the only romantic gifts. But isn't it more romantic to give someone something that they will love and enjoy using? Think about which your husband or boyfriend will prefer.

If you want to go a more traditional route, consider silk boxers or a robe. Either of these can be monogrammed to make them personalized. These are especially good for Valentine's Day and are a good gift to give after an intimate dinner.

When shopping for romantic personalized gifts for him, consider jewelry. The most traditional piece of romantic jewelry for a man is a watch. A watch is a good choice because it is practical, can be worn every day, and is easy to personalize since the back of the watch is large enough to engrave. Other pieces of jewelry can also be considered. Before you buy anything, though, decide if you husband or boyfriend would wear it.

Of course, you don't need to spend money at all to give a gift that is romantic and personalized. Homemade gifts often trump anything store bought. If most of your photos are on your computer's hard drive, print out your favorite couple photos. These can be put together in a collage and framed. If you have artistic talents, draw or paint something for his home. If you can knit, think of a fun project that he would enjoy. Make him a romantic dinner with all of his favorite foods. Buy a DVD of the first movie you watched together.

Men can be hard to shop for, whether you've only been dating for a couple of months or have been married a couple of decades. Romantic personalized gifts for him are great for Valentine's Day and anniversaries, but for something truly meaningful, think outside of the box.