These V-Day Gifts Are Perfect for Guys
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Just like that, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Storefront displays of Christmas trees and festive wrapping paper have been replaced by heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and sweets, and the feeling of love is in the air.
Whether you are in the early stage of your relationship, or you and your S.O. have been together so long you’re slowing turning into each other, V-Day presents a unique opportunity to get a little sappy and show that special someone just how much you care.
And what better way to show it than with a token of appreciation? Gifts are one of the five love languages, after all.
We know, coming off the cusp of the holidays can make shopping for gifts particularly tricky. Your wallet is just starting to recover and all your best gift ideas were wrapped under the tree back in December. But have no fear. We have scoured the web high and low to bring you the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him. From budget-friendly buys to investment items, it’s all here.
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If he’s constantly searching for his keys or wallet, he’ll get a kick out of Tile — and so will you. Easy to attach to just about any item, Tile works by tracking its own location through the included app. With a replaceable battery (1-year function guaranteed), 300-foot range, and compatibility with smart home devices, this gadget will ensure his belongings never stray too far.
£27.99 at Amazon
Amazon Echo Dot
Give him the gift of a personal assistant with Amazon’s Echo Dot. Whether he wants to hear the news, call an Uber, or order a pizza, this little gadget can do it all — and hands-free. Plus, if you have other Echo smart speakers in the home, you can connect them to stream tunes throughout your pad.
£49.99 at Amazon
Philips Series 7000 Vacuum Beard Trimmer
Every guy needs to keep their beard in check and this tool will help him do just that. The Philips Series 7000 is a trimmer with 20 length settings and a built-in vacuum that eats up clipped hairs before they hit the sink – everyone wins.
£30 at Amazon
‘Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food’ – Nik Sharma
For the man who likes to heat things up in the kitchen, “Season” is just the ticket. Named one of the best cookbooks of 2018 by the The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Food Network, to name a few, Sharma’s cookbook showcases a unique twist on Indian cooking, with the traditional spices of turmeric and saffron intertwined with recipes from California and the American South. Chat masala-grilled pork chops, anyone?
£25 at Amazon
Fitbit Charge 3
Whether he’s been hinting at some sort of wearable or he’s seriously into fitness, the Fitbit Charge 3 caters to everyone. On a technological level, the Charge has more than 15 exercise modes, from running to swimming, and it provides real-time stats, sleep pattern information, heart rate tracking, and missed call details, to name a few.
£129.95 at Amazon
Hario Coffee Grinder
There’s nothing more romantic than sharing a fresh cup of coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. Not many people know this, but the quality of your coffee grinder is arguably more important than the beans themselves. Coffee beans should always be ground right on the spot and calibrated specifically for the type of coffee machine you intend to use. This hand-cranking grinder is fully adjustable and made from top quality materials, so it’ll provide perfectly ground beans for years.
£60 at Amazon
Dolce & Gabbana The One Grey
There’s something special about gifting a fragrance, since smell and memory are so closely linked. With that, however, comes the extra pressure to find the right one. Skip the stress of scent testing and go straight for D&G’s The One. At once woody and spicy, with a hint of bitter grapefruit citrus thrown in for good measure, this eau de toilette will serve him well, day or night.
£52 at John Lewis
Whether his idea of cold is anything under 20C or he needs a shovel to exit the apartment, these Glerups will ensure his feet stay cosy and comfortable at all times. Made from 100 percent wool, these slippers are warm yet breathable, making them versatile for wear year-round. The best part? Thanks to a crepe sole, he can leave them on while running errands.
From £54.90 at Amazon
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD
Like all things Amazon, this little item is designed to make your entertainment life a whole lot easier. The Fire Stick streams any given media to your TV and the remote functions through simple voice commands. Cheers to spending some quality R&R.
£49.99 at Amazon
Norlan Glass (Set Of Two)
Perfect for the guy who loves a stiff drink, these Norlan glasses will add a touch of spice to his nightcap routine. The set includes two hand-blown Borosilicate glasses that will actually make his whisky taste better. This work of engineering magic was crafted to enhance the flavour and aroma of his drink of choice, thanks to the unique shape of its inner bowl.
£42 at Amazon
Clinique Super Energizer SPF 40 Concentrate
For the man who takes good care of his skin or the man who needs to take good care of his skin, is this moisturiser from Clinique, designed to combat signs of ageing and fatigue. A super shield, it also protects against UVA/B, infrared, blue light (from screens), pollution, pollen, and dust.
£40 at John Lewis
Giant Ice Cubes
Designed for those who like to kick back with a fine spirit in hand, this ice tray makes cubes large enough (2 inches in diameter) not to melt and dilute the contents of the glass, but small enough to fit in his favourite Old Fashioned glass. So simple, so smart.
£10.99 at Amazon
Promixx Protein Shake Mixer
Any protein shake connoisseur knows that in order to achieve a smooth blend, you’ve got to put some oomph into shaking the bottle. But with the Promixx he can reserve his energy for chin ups, as this nifty gadget blends ingredients at the touch of a button. As well as making lumpy protein shakes a thing of the past, it’s also leak proof and easy to clean – just add water and detergent, and push the button.
£18.99 at Amazon
North Face Etip Gloves
These North Face Etip gloves are made with a four-way stretch knit that features touch screen compatible thumb and index fingers, so his hands can stay warm while staying in touch with you. No excuses.
From £25.65 at Amazon
Beeline Smart Navigation
A perfect – not to mention thoughtful – gift for the guy who cycles. Essentially a smart compass, it pairs with a phone app, so he can just tap in his destination and the Beeline will direct him as-the-crow-flies. Which means he can follow the arrow and choose his own route – and even discover new places on his journey. It also doubles up as a speedometer and clock.
£99 at Amazon
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