The Valentine’s Day round-up: gifts for him
February 14 marks Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year. If you are struggling with gift ideas for your beau, here are some suggestions that might help you express your adoration in grand style.
Whether you are one half of a 30-year marriage or have only been dating for a month, the act of gift giving is one of the most rewarding parts of being in a relationship. While we acknowledge that many believe that you shouldn’t wait for a specific day to show how much your partner means to you, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to go that little bit overboard. Before you start covering the bed in rose-petals and installing dimmer switches in the bedroom, why not have a think about a nice, sophisticated gift for your S.O. If your husband, fiancé or boyfriend is proving difficult to purchase for, let us provide some suggestions on gifts that we think any man would love to receive.
If you prefer your man to have a defined scent, why not give him a bottle of Black Afgano by Nasomatto. This perfume reportedly evokes ‘the best quality of hashish’ for a full fragrance with a strong scent. Czech & Speake craft handy and gorgeous leather bound manicure sets – with emphasis on the man – that will help keep your bloke’s nails in check. If your fellow is a bit on the rugged side, sign him up for Old Shave Way and watch him enjoy a new razor each month or help him maintain his facial follicles with some Weirdy Beardy Beard Oil.
Valentine’s Day is not an excuse to overhaul your boyfriend’s wardrobe, but you can gift some nice accessories that can put a stylish spin on his look. Tailfeather is an Australian leather and textile good manufacturer that craft exquisite wallets made from Kangaroo Leather –a perfectly stylish way to store cash and cards. Fellow Australian artisans, Erroyl are a boutique watch making company who craft timeless timepieces – a perfect understated statement piece. If your partner needs some new underwear, Soxy Beast can send him a new pair of socks every month or you can purchase him some luxurious bamboo underwear from DaDa. Encourage your man to pen love letters to you in a Hard Graft Tripcase Notebook, or if you are after something small yet useful, M&U craft great key rings and money clips out of brass and nickel.
If your partner isn’t the sentimental type, a good helping of booze could be the perfect gift. Smith’s Angaston Whisky is Australian made and highly prized, a bottle of this might be a way to your man’s heart. If he is more of a beer drinker, sign him up as a member of the Australian Microbeer Club, where he can sample boutique beers every month. If he enjoys his brews, perhaps a bottle opener from Fort Standard would be the perfect drinking accessory. The old saying ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ still rings true, surprise him with a box of Doughnut Time doughnuts (to share, of course). If your man treasures experiences more than belongings, we also happen to have a great guide that can help you plant the perfect evening.
For Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her, check out our round-up.