OK, like it or not it’s happening in eleven days so better get organised. With most of these ideas you’ll need to order online so it’s best to get it sorted to avoid the usual last minute panic and potential seething resentment.
Cupid hits Dolce et Gabbana
For the more flamboyant man in your life, this range of Valentine’s T-shirts by Dolce & Gabbana are fun and wearable all year round. There’s also phone covers for those who like to embrace their feminine side! Shop the range here
|iPhone cover – £115
|T shirt £195
Liberty x BonBon Balloon
Not many guys get balloons, right? Be original and stylist with this personalised balloon from Liberty and BonBon Balloons. The helium filled bubble is filled with rainbow confetti and your own personalised message. Order by February 11th.
Get it here
Happy Socks Valentine’s Day Sock Gift Set
I really didn’t want to go to the sock side but Happy Socks have been my go to recently for random gifts for the men in my life and I thought this gift set from John Lewis was cute – yes socks can really spread joy! Get them here
Trip – The Lakes Distillery
If your man is more of an experience kind of guy then why not take a trip over the Lake District, treat him to a whiskey tour at the Lakes Distillery and a romantic meal at the Bistro? Available over the Valentine’s weekend, you can enjoy a five course meal including delights such as smoked salmon cannelloni and Goosnargh duck, with both the tour and the meal giving you plenty of opportunities to sample the award-winning The One whiskey, gin and vodka.
Scent – Le Labo – Santal
I have adored this brand since discovering the absolutely stunning unisex rose range at a hotel in New York. Santal embodies the true essence of manliness with its sandalwood and cedar wood base, with top notes of cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox – it’s spicy, leathery and musky and despite that, you still might want to steal it.
Shop the range at Liberty here
Tech – Cheap Monday x Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synthesiser
I absolutely love Parisian store Colette so thought it would be wise to have a look at any new tech they might have – these micro synthesisers are great for creative guys into their music. There are three pocket-sized models available – a drum machine, a bass line synthesiser and a melody synthesiser. This is a really fun way to create electronic music on the go.
Personalised card/illustration – Kayley Mills Illustrator
I love Kayley’s quirky upbeat work – her Valentine’s card illustrations of you both are also great framed. She also does A5 illustrations from photos, check out her Etsy shop!
Happy Valentine’s Day!