Valentine's Day: Gifts for men
From new trinkets for the well groomed gentleman to playful additions for the dedicated design lover, we've curated a list of thoughtful gifts you could give the man in your life come Valentine's Day.
Automobile enthusiast? Up the ante with a gift from Charabanc – a fresh, young car fragrancing brand created by British duo Carrie Hindmarsh and Barbara Behan, and inspired by the golden age of travel.
Choose from five scent-drenched pastilles encased in steel or leather shells, that can hang from rear-view mirrors or be fixed onto vents. Each fragrance takes inspiration from the world's most pleasurable driving roads, from the lush fells of the Penines to the vast plains of Umbria.
£145, shop here
This premium, natural grooming range is designed to reboot and refresh the London man after his daily grind.
As well as washing away the city's pollution, the brand's monochromatic, fuss-free design will make for an ice-cool sink topper.
From £14, shop here
Soho House make an impressive Negroni, and a premixed bottle – with flavoursome bitters, sweet vermouth and house gin – awaits guests in hotel rooms. Now we can enjoy them, too.
This set comes with a pre-mixed Negroni cocktail for two, plus a pair of Barwell crystal rocks glasses. Just add ice, et voila.
£80, shop here
Art and design lovers will delight in this coffee table book, a collaboration from art collector Schreyer and interior designer Gary Hutton.
It's a dazzling, visual tour of five residences housing 600 works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella. Interior voyeurism at its richest.
Availble online or at Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly
'Look beyond the sneakers, look how they are made', says ultra-cool, ultra-ethical shoe brand Veja.
Made with classic minimalist sneaker design in mind – using organic cotton, wild rubber from the Amazon, vegetable-tanned leather and recycled plastic bottles – these kicks are for the modern, stylish man with an eco-conscious outlook.
£95, shop here
Elevate his interiors with this playful set of stackable and reconfigurable marble candle holders, each with a pattern and texture that's entirely unique. By candlelight is always better.
£80, shop here
Encourage him to wear his heart on his sleeve with these gold-toned, bullet-backed heart cufflinks. For a true king of hearts.
£277, shop here
Say it with love, say it with chocolate. And, in this case, say it with a conscience, as Divine is the only chocolate company in the world which is 100% Fairtrade and 44% owned by cocoa farmers.
What's more? It's some of the richest, most delectable chocolate we've tasted.
From £2.39, shop here
The art market can seem like a minefield, but a framed print is a personal, thoughtful and lasting gift option, and a surefire way to support up-and-coming artists of our creative city.
£50, shop here
Does he have trouble keeping track of his keys, wallet or other inanimate objects? Of course he does. Here's the antidote.
Tile Pro is a powerful tracker that'll find his lost treasure from up to 200 feet away, using your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch.
£27.99, shop here
Keep the biting ice of February's clutches from his scalp and ears with this snug, chic beanie from Canadian retro brand Herschel Supply. Cosy and stylish, all in one.
£25, shop here
With notes of peach, plum, leather and patchouli, Bibliothèque recreates the atmosphere of a traditional wood-pannelled library filled with leather-bound books.
£160, shop here
We're told incessantly about the love letters of great men, but what of great women? From the private papers of Anne Boleyn and Emily Dickinson to those of Empress Josephine and Queen Victoria, Love Letters of Great Women is an anthology of some of the most romantic letters in history.
Let them tell him for you.
£9.99, shop here
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