Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and we've compiled the perfect gift guide for those of you who have left your shopping until the last minute.
Chocolates in heart-shaped boxes and candlelight dinners are some of the most cliched Valentine's gifts. While we embrace tradition, we prefer a gift with a little more staying power. One that's sure to make a lasting impression, and continue to last (even if the relationship doesn't!)
Fizzling relationships aside, we've compiled our top gifting picks guaranteed to make a good first impression.
Whether it's a new fling, the umpteenth date or you're simply treating yourself, here are our top six Valentine's Day gifts for guys.
By far the most luxurious gift on our list, these cufflinks are crafted using an authentic meteorite, surrounded by 125 pave diamonds and 18K gold in ‘Matt Black.’, as part of the brand’s interstellar line.
Manufactured in Tateossian's Italian atelier, these pieces are truly unique and an excellent fit for the man who has everything. Be sure to reserve this special set for when you've found the one who's truly out of this world.
Remedy. Based in Leeds and blended entirely by hand, Remedy products is a range of naturally scented grooming products for the distinguished gentleman. Whether you opt for the shampoo, beard oil or the entire set each product has been painstakingly blended and is free from bonding agents, parabens or artificial colouring.
With notes of Patchouli, Vetivert and Jasmine it's good for even the most sensitive skin, as well as all the senses! With sprinklings of ginger and cedarwood throughout he'll think of you each time he reaches for this welcome addition to his daily routine. With an entry price point of £14.99, it's an affordable way to gift your guy one of the most special products on the market.
Gucci via MR PORTER
First up is this exquisite jumper from Gucci. Besides the intricately embroidered tiger, which is sure to inspire some “animal attraction” it's slouchy knit makes it an ideal option for dressing up or down. With bold lettering, it's “Blind For Love” slogan embodies both the house's eclectic spirit and your undying love for the man in your life.
We love that this jumper is a clever nod to love without being the cliche ‘heart-printed' tie.
If a tiger-printed sweater is a little too bold for your valentine, and he's not the cufflink wearing type we suggest the quiet luxury of the Ring Terni Pianura from Sif Jakobs.
Educated in Sweden, but having lived in Italy the now Copenhagen-based Sif Jakobs brings inspiration from all her travels into her work. We love the simplicity of this ring, crafted in sterling silver and rhodium with a subtle facet dividing the front of the ring. Let this Valentine's Day be the one where you say “put a ring on it!”
Thom Browne at LN-CC
Instantly recognisable by the iconic red, white and blue trim this Thom Browne shirt is ideal for the man who's not afraid of wearing his heart on his sleeve. Cut in a relaxed shape with a sartorial railway stripe, this button-up shirt is classic and slightly subversive
with it's raised grosgrain armbands. A superb choice, this shirt means his next date-night outfit is already sorted!
A.P.C (Atelier de production et creation), are masters at mixing minimalist vibes with urban masculinity. Known for their understated (yet cult classic) wardrobe staples, now you can bring the APC aesthetic into your home. The set containing candles in cologne,
fig leaf and orange blossom are three of the brand's most popular fragrances. The A.P.C candles are equal parts musky, sweet and sophisticated – perfect for when you're just getting to know your valentine!
Words by Tyler Kenny