Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a Marmite occasion. But, whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it it’s a great reminder to show the special person in your life that they mean an awful lot. For some, that pampering means some extra cuddles and a home cooked meal. For others, it’s all about the treats!
If you’re in the market for a suitable Valentine’s gift for your favourite guy, then take a look at our suggestions. From modest presents to big, grand gestures, we’ve got a little something to suit all budgets (and all levels of wooing)…
A little something
Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
Calvin’s Klein is the king of the Valentine’s Day fragrance. Eternity, Euphoria, Obsession… his scent portfolio reads like the tag line of an epic romance, doesn’t it? Obsession is by far the most sultry of the bunch, its oriental woody composition inspired by the intense passion felt when you fall for that special someone. Best of all, the 30ml Eau de Toilette is over 60% off at just £12 at the moment, making it the perfect little gesture.
Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad Shave Soap
Harking back to the good old days of a traditional wet shave, the Nomad Shave Soap is a great gift for those who appreciate the luxury of barbershop grooming (or aspire to!). The ginger and citrus scented soap is presented in a woody bowl that is both practical and good-looking, and produces a vitamin E-rich lather that helps to limit razor drag. It’s perfect for date night.
DKNY Men Eau de Toilette Gift Set
If you’re really at a loss and you’re not quite sure about their preferences, this bargainous gift set from DKNY might make your decision a little easier. At 50% off it’s a must-buy, featuring a 50ml Eau de Toilette and a matching body wash to make the scent last for hours. DKNY Men is a real suits-all fragrance; bright, fresh and energetic, it’s inspired by buzz of New York and the sophisticated guys who live there.
More to love
Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit Gift Set
Diesel Fuel for Life Spirit is a fragrance for trend-setters, blending provocative notes of citrus and cinnamon with the sensuality of star and anise and orris. It’s a statement fragrance, and one that leaves a most seductive lasting impression. This gift set features the 50ml Eau de Toilette, plus the matching After Shave Balm and Shower Gel, and is currently 1/3rd off RRP.
Ralph Lauren Polo Red Gift Set
Another new fragrance, and this one is inspired by fast living – specifically, Ralph Lauren’s love of fast cars. Passionate and energising, this adrenaline-pumping scent contains a rare blend of red grapefruit, red saffron and red cedarwood, and is available as a 40ml gift set with a matching shower gel for 1/3rd off RRP.
Paco Rabanne Invictus
If you’re looking to make an impression, then this smash hit fragrance from last year is certainly a good way to do it. Its distinctive bottle takes the form of a trophy, while its addictive fragrance is made up of two facets, a vibrant marine and citrus accord, and a completely magnetic ambergris and patchouli accord.
The grand gesture
Etat Libre d’Orange Je Suis un Homme
When compiling fragrance round-ups, an Etat Libre d’Orange entry normally takes the form of the wild card. This fragrance from the bold and beautiful brand is actually one of its tamer offerings, a classic cologne with a twist of heady cognac and leather. Rough and ready, it’s a fragrance for men who like to assert themselves.
Amouage Lyric Man Eau de Parfum
Forget the notion that rose fragrances are just for women. Amouage Lyric busts this myth entirely, presenting a dark and brooding bouquet that is undeniably masculine. Lyric is inspired by the feeling of deep desire, blending spices, woods and striking flora with heartstopping finesse, “evoking the sombre sound of eternity”.
Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand
And so we come to the showstopper, the Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand. This stand is an ode to the master crafts of design and shaving, presenting the finest Italian materials with unmatched ergonomic design. The pure badger hair shaving brush and razor are a wonderful gift for the man who appreciates beautiful craftsmanship and a great shave.