What To Buy Men For Valentine’s Day

Now and then, we get an influx of the same question on social media. The most common one we’ve received this month?: ‘’What’s the best Valentine’s gift for a man?’’.

Shopping for the opposite sex can often be a minefield, but not at Escentual. For this edit, we’ve thrown it over to the real experts on buying for your husband, boyfriend, or new fling: the men behind at our HQ. Here they tell you what they would actually like to receive on Valentine’s day, alongside subtle shopping tips to make sure you make his morning this February 14th. Notebooks at the ready…


#1: Tug At Their Heartstrings

“I know Valentine’s Day has a cheesy reputation, but my wife and I always like to celebrate it. Some years we go all out with gifts and a posh meal out, while others we keep it simple by planning a cosy night in; but whatever happens, we always make time for each other.

This year, Valentine’s Day is extra important for us because we’re expecting, so I need to make my lovely wife feel really special (and I’m sure she wants to do the same for me). So, for anyone in the same boat as us, think: sentimental. Presents that show you care will speak volumes and will undoubtedly get you in the good books.” – Richard, Product Manager


#2: You Can’t Go Wrong With New

“As I’m one of the product merchandisers at Escentual I’m always seeing the new launches day in day out. There’s always something exciting launching every day here, which is why I think newness is the best and easiest gift idea. So many of our new launches are everywhere at moment too; take the just-released Emporio Armani Stronger With You Intensely fragrance, for example, its ad is on Instagram, on TV and in magazines, which means your other half is bound to have seen it or heard about it. Who knows they may already want it, I know I do – it’s warm oriental-woody scent is perfect for this time of year!

If you need some inspiration head over to our what’s new for him section, you can filter by fragrance, skincare, gift sets and more…” – Sean, Product Merchandiser


#3: Pay Attention To His Current Collection

“Cliches aren’t for me. My advice? Keep it classic. If your partner hasn’t asked for anything this Valentine’s Day, I recommend treating him to a fragrance that he’s currently running low on or already enjoys wearing every day – it’s a fail-safe way to please.

If, however, you’re buying for someone without a favourite scent then look to Comme des Garcons; I have most of their fragrances and would never turn down another!” – Alan, Senior Manager


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