Choosing the perfect gift for him on Valentine’s Day is always a challenge. Men can be so hard to please! It needs to feel fresh and spontaneous, but should also speak to how well you know the person in question and how much you care for them. Some people want something exciting and luxurious, others prefer a gift that is more gentle and comforting. For some incredibly lucky people, the sky is the limit when it comes to price, and for the rest of us, we stick to the maximum agreed spend to make sure that we aren’t blowing our joint budget for the rest of the month and avoid annoying our partner by going way over.
In the past, we could have relied a little more on lucking out, on heading out into the city and browsing a range of different stores to find that special something. These days, when we’re all doing our best to stay indoors as much as possible and most of the high-street stores are closed for the foreseeable future anyway, we need to be a little bit more prepared and do our research online.
However, that certainly does not mean that your Valentine’s Day gift to him needs to be any less personal. Indeed, right now we should all be going to extra mile to show our loved ones just how loved they are, so here is a guide to a range of different options to help make sure that Valentine’s Day is just as special this year.
Where To Start With Exercise Gifts
Now, there is a fine line to be walked here. Nobody wants to be presented with a Valentine’s Day gift that essentially says “I think you need to lose weight.” With that being said, we have all found our own ways to keep fit over the last year and we have all noticed just how big an impact that has had our mental health, as well as our physical health. So, whether your loved one has always been a keep fit fanatic or has recently discovered just how much they enjoy exercising, there are gifts that you can give to help them keep pushing forward in the months ahead.
A smart watch or fitness tracker is a great way to help them stay on target and keep achieving those goals no matter what form of exercise they enjoy, and you can treat them to a subscription to make sure they’re getting the most out of the challenges and statistics. Exercise gifts can also be a great way of reminding your partner that you’re a team. If you’ve been talking about heading on long country runs together once the spring hits, think about treating him to a new pair of running shoes. If he’s been complaining that their winter coat is no good for exercise, buy him one with a sweat-wicking layer so he can join you on your morning jog. And if you’ve both been enjoying winding down in the evenings with some yoga, a proper mat is a solid practical gift, or some new movement clothes might feel a little more personal.
Where To Start With Men’s Fragrance Gifts
If you’re wondering whether a fragrance gift is a good idea given that you are not really going out on the town anymore, we’d suggest that this is exactly why it is a great idea. The right perfume or aftershave, balm or cologne is not just a fragrance, it’s a reminder that the special days are still special, no matter what’s going on in the outside world. It tells us that days like Valentine’s Day are still important, and that there is no substitute for an evening spent in the company of the person we love.
Buying men’s fragrances can be a bit of a minefield if you have never done it before. There are legions of brands to choose from, so many different styles, and you will notice that prices may vary wildly depending on where you’re shopping. If you want to treat your partner to a fragrance gift, then you should start by keeping an eye on how and when he wears it. If he tends to use to freshen up of an evening, then think about starting with an Eau du Cologne or an Aftershave splash to help make those special evenings a little more special. If he’s partial to strong scents, then a muscular Parfum with a robust, distinctive fragrance may be the right choice. And, if adding a touch of scent is part of his morning routine, then an Eau du Toilette is always going to be a great gift to make sure he greets the day feeling fresh and sharp.
The next question is: where are you going to buy it from? If you search for men’s fragrances the choice online is going to be overwhelming, but the important thing to bear in mind is that, as we mentioned, you are going to see massive differences in prices depending on where you buy from. If you’re doing your best to keep to that agreed price limit, going to the wrong site could mean that you come up short.For example, if you’re looking at 1 Million by Paco Rabanne, you can find a 200ml bottle for £68.50, or £98.50. If you’re wondering where to find the cheapest men’s fragrances while still enjoying the very best brands, this is where a site like Men’s Fragrance comes in. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, like that 60-ml bottle of Yves Saint Laurent’s L’Homme Parfum Intense he’s had his eye on, or you to want to treat him to a Gift Set from top brands like Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Issey Miyake or Armani, or to soothe that skin with some soap and aftershave lotion, you will be able to find the perfect gift at a price that won’t leave you worrying about whether it was a good idea or not.
Where To Start With Gifts For Film Lovers
We have all found ourselves getting towards the bottom of our watch lists over the course of the past year, so if you’re struggling to think of the perfect gift for your beloved film lover, then that is completely understandable! However, just because the cinemas are closed right now, doesn’t mean that getting him a movie gift to tell him that you love him has to be limited to picking up his Netflix tab for another few months.
If you’re struggling to find the kind of films he loves on the big streaming services, why not consider something a little more curated? There are plenty of subscription options available beyond Netflix and Amazon Prime that cater to all sorts of tastes, from arthouse (such as MUBI) to horror (Shudder) and anime (Crunchyroll). There are also still rental services which will send you Blu-rays and DVDs through the post if your partner is a die-hard fan of high definition and bonus features. And, if he is still pining for his local movie theatre, many independent cinemas are still offering memberships as well as accepting charitable donations. If you want to make sure he returns to his favourite local in style, why not think about buying a seat dedication for him?
Where To Start With Coffee Gifts For Him
Hands up who’s been missing getting a cup of fresh hot coffee from their favourite local on their way to work? Well, while we wait for it to be safe to snuggle up on the sofa in the back of your favourite coffee house again, you can at least make sure that he is getting the very best in his brew in the meantime. Now, there are many different levels to coffee gifts, so it’s always worth doing a little reconnaissance to make sure that you aren’t getting him a pod machine when he swears by a drip filter.
If you want to keep things relatively small, then you can think about buying him a gift box with a range of different blends. Again, this is where it pays off to do you research to make sure you’re not getting him a box full of dark chocolate flavours when he’s more of a fruity coffee guy. If he’s been moaning about missing the hand-made element that comes with a really nice cup of coffee, think about getting him a bean grinder to help put those jars of instant to the back of the shelf. And, for the man who has everything else, there is always the barista style coffee machine with a milk frother. With one of those in his kitchen, you can both enjoy lazy weekend mornings over a cappuccino.
Where To Start With Comfort Gifts For Him
We are all in need of a bit of pampering right now. Spring may be just around the corner, but the days are still short, the weather is still absolutely miserable, and a little bit of TLC is exactly what we need to keep us going until the sun comes back and we can start heading back outside again. With that in mind, a little comfort gift is always a wonderful idea and can help him get some much-needed rest. If you’re not sure how to get started, think about what your loved one does to unwind. Is he a long hot bath kind of guy? Well, no one ever turned their nose up at some luxury bath products, such as relaxing essential oils or a hand-crafted bath bomb, and bath pillow is the perfect little treat for anyone who does their very best to stay in the tub for as long as humanly possible. A robe is always a great choice for those long lazy weekend afternoons around the house, and some scented relaxing candles can help set the mood for winding down after a long hard day at work.
But maybe he’s more of a chocolate fiend, in which case you are going to want to go above and beyond the old Valentine’s Day standby of a box of chocolates from the supermarket. Think about hand-picking a selection of his personal favourites to create a gift that shows you love him and you know where his sweet tooth is. If your special someone fancies themselves a dab hand in the kitchen, you could also think about getting him a chocolate making kit to set him on his way to making you both some tasty treats. Remember: chocolate on Valentine’s Day doesn’t begin and end with a red heart-shaped box wrapped in a ribbon. There are plenty of ways to get creative and make it more personal.
Where To Start With Food And Alcohol Gifts For Him
Obviously, the phrase “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is an old, tired cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true now, does it? If you want to get your Valentine’s a treat that you can both enjoy, then making sure that you have the perfect meal and the right bottle of something special to go with it is always a fantastic idea. If you’re wondering where to start, then think about dropping in a few innocuous questions about the restaurants that you’ve been to before and seeing if you get a particularly strong reaction when you mention a certain type of cuisine. Many local restaurants have started delivering their gourmet meals, so that is always worth keeping in mind, and you will find that your local bottle shops and wineries are offering delivery to help you make sure you get the right beers and wines to go with your meal.
If you’re looking for a food or alcohol gift beyond the main meal itself, then, once again, you should think about hand-selecting a gift basket or set that is jam packed with his favourites. Is your fella an ale-drinker? Many local breweries offer a range of beer gift packs that can be refined for each individual palette. Why not consider a wine club membership to help you both get away from the same bottle of discount red you pick up with the weekly shop? And speaking of breaking out of your routine, an online cookery course in his favourite international cuisine is a great way to engage both his interests and his taste buds.