Hate boring gifts? Us too. Gentlemen, leave this article open on your desktop as a not-so-subtle point in the right direction, because shopping for Valentine’s Day can be rough. Ladies, take note.
Watch: Eone Bradley in Mesh Black
There is nothing like a romance with a little bit of mystery. The black-on-black style with matching case and strap in a matte finish is a unique watch for the man who seems to own them all. The Bradley is a tactile watch that helps tell the time...with touch. Named for Brad Snyder, a Navy veteran who lost his vision while serving as a bomb defuser in Afghanistan, the magnetized ball bearings replace the hour and minute hands. It’s a stylish watch with a backstory he’ll love. Pair this watch with a custom tailored shirt and he’ll be sending all the right signals.
Beard grooming kit: The 2 Bits man
It’s safe to assume you’ll be getting close on the day of love. In that case, his scruff shouldn’t be rough. This premium beard kit is handcrafted with attention to detail and quality ingredients. Customize your own package with beard oil, beard balm, and grooming tools; or opt for a pre-made shaving kit and razor set that will have him looking sharp without feeling that way.
Shoe shine kit: TURMS Shoe Care Kit with Leather Case
He already owns custom made shirts and tailored pants, now it’s time to make sure the rest of him looks smashing for date night. While you don't want to assume your man wants an odd assortment of manly gifts, there are certain man-centrique necessities he should own. If quality shoes are his thing, he’ll need to invest in taking care of them. Help him go the extra mile with this Turms kit, which includes a pair of durable wooden brushes, a cleaning cloth and cream tins to provide long-lasting shine. They fit neatly into the leather case, making this set ideal for frequent travellers.
Drink: The Macallan Rare Cask
If you want his liquor cabinet to impress, the Macallan Rare Cask is most certainly the whisky to do that. Less than one per cent of casks have been identified as having the quality required for this exquisite dram of predominantly first-fill European sherry oak cask. Whether he’s hosting friends or celebrating Valentine’s Day with you, this fine drink makes a strong statement: life is good.
Glassware to go with it: Normann Copenhagen Whisky Glasses
If he’s a man who appreciates custom made shirts, why not gift a custom made experience? A fine whisky deserves an equally fine vessel, and designer Rikke Hagen has delivered. These contemporary whisky glass -- with a weighted base and geometrical lid -- is sure to enhance the occasion for any whisky-lover looking to keep things consistently classy.
Book: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
Is your man full of good ideas but needs a nudge to pursue them? For some people, the thought of quitting their day job for the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. This book is all about quickly and easily creating an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job. Author Chris Gullibeau is no stranger to this world, having launched more than a dozen side hustles over his career. Here, he offers a step-by-step guide that takes you from idea to income in just 27 days. Maybe next year you’ll be enjoying Valentine’s Day on the beach, funded by your side hustles.