Here is a mix of both mainstream and more unusual ideas for Valentine’s Day this year, even better there is something to fit almost everyone’s budget.
The Investment Gift
If you have money to spend on an investment gift, a piece of furniture and particularly a sofa is something that is going to be useful year round. This is a gift where you may need your man’s input however, especially if you opt for furniture designers such as BoConcept, who give you so much flexibility in terms of personalized options.
The added benefit to purchasing a statement piece of furniture like this is that you can both spend time enjoying it during all those cosy nights by the fire.
A gift outside the mainstream is to tempt your man with some cigars. Nothing speaks of luxury quite as a well as a handmade cigar, especially when it has the name of Montecristo attached to it, as these from The Cigar Club do. Every celebration is made just a little more memorable by the addition of a cigar, whether it’s the birth of a baby, a work promotion or even on Valentine’s Day, an engagement.
There is a wider jewellery range available for men these days, although the most popular purchases will probably remain a statement watch or cufflinks. Even if you have a fairly small budget you can buy a lower priced gift and then get it engraved to provide the personal touch. A simple message on the back of a watch is the perfect way to express your love on Valentine’s Day and will mean the item will be cherished forever.
If your man has never experienced a luxury wet shave experience at a skilled barber’s shop, this could be the pampering gift he needs. You can now pre-book these treatments as gifts and they will often include a beer or whisky to make it a truly relaxing experience.
Alternatively, book a day or weekend at a spa for you as a couple and include some extra treatments for your man, such as a hot stone massage or pedicure.
Bring Out the Animal Lover
If your man is a big fan of wildlife there are some fantastic ways available to let him live out his Doctor Doolittle fantasies. There are taster days for those who wish to learn how to become falconers through to days or even weekends spent living and working as a keeper in a zoo or safari park.
The great thing about these experience days are that they are remembered for years to come. These experiences generate fond memories as they remove us, even for a short period, from the routine of working life.
Dreams of the Big Top
If the high trapeze, juggling or walking the tightrope is more akin to the childhood dream your man had, then buy him one of the experience days from the National Centre for Circus Arts. He may come home aching from muscles he hasn’t used in a while, but what could be more exhilarating than flying through the air or learning a new skill such as juggling, which you can show off to your mates down the pub on a Friday evening.
All of these gift ideas will be loved by your man as they all demonstrate that you have taken a great deal of care choosing something that is very personal to him. Whether it’s something that is useful and will be treasured forever or whether it’s a memory that will live on his mind, either way he will know that it has come from your heart.