- Valentine's Day Gifts For Him
The Best Valentine's Day Men's Grooming Gifts for Him
Love being what it is, your valentine will appreciate the thought behind any gift. Or at least they will if they don't want the relationship to self-immolate before the summer sun swings round.
If you’re looking to get him something he can truly treasure, however, we suggest you ditch the heart-shaped chocolates and improbably large teddies. The very best gifts don’t just exude quality, but also remind you of the giver. That's why a single well-chosen grooming item goes beyond a simple ‘I love you’ – saying it with sophistication and class.
Actually tracking down the perfect item, though, can become a little wearing, especially when we’re still trying to throw off the last remnants of that Christmas hangover. So read on for our breakdown of the best Valentine's Day gifts for him.
On a purely aesthetic level, Paco Rabanne's Pure XS Gift Set strikes all the right notes. Thankfully, this is an impression that's only reinforced by a few inhalations of the fragrance itself, which reverberates with a deep-seated desire and love of pleasure. Across both the eau de toilette and shower gel, the same communion of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and myrrh delights and inspires, igniting your love for life each and every time it touches the skin.
Being a grooming institution, Murdock London understand that no man's wardrobe is complete without a perfectly matched fragrance. Each one of these conveniently-sized, flight-friendly flacons contains a different scent, including black tea, avalon, patchouli and vetiver, naturally-inspired aromas that communicate a certain class and sophistication.
Bright, primary-coloured gifts are alright for some, but anyone looking to inject a little mystery and passion into their relationship will find a lot to love in this YSL creation. The bottle's dark, caramel tones hint at the fusion of sweetness and depth within. Vanilla and tonka bean are tempered by patchouli, sage and iris concentrate, forming an intense parfum like no other. Perfect for setting the Valentine's mood.
Expand his horizons with one of Hermès' distinctive takes on the traditional cologne. Inspired by the dual, sweet/savoury character of rhubarb, this composition is both sharp and soft, leaving an indelible impression on the skin of men and women alike.
Tommy Hilfiger have distilled their unique aesthetic into this cologne, making it a must-have for any man who feels at home in the brand's all-American style. A favourite since 1995, the blend brings mint together with apple, cactus and cotton flower, making it an excellent day-time scent.
When a fragrance spends as long in the public eye as Paco Rabanne 1 Million, it comes under serious scrutiny. After all, can a perfume this ubiquitous ever hope to match its outsized reputation with actual aromatic excellence? Here, the answer is a resounding YES. By tweaking the aesthetics here and an olfactory accent there, the craftspeople behind 1 Million ensure that they always maintain the gold standard.
If his grooming leaves a little to be desired, then give him a little nudge with this selection of must-have tools. The travel-friendly case appeals to the modern jet-setter and the selection of tweezers, clippers and scissors enable him to remain clean and sharp wherever he goes.
This very much falls under the description of 'practical present'. When it comes to sculpting beards or stubble a trimmer like this is an invaluable piece of kit. If the hirsute gentleman in question prefers high-end tech to glitzy gifts, then this Babyliss innovation should be your first port of call for a Valentine's Day gift for him.
We're not about to claim that this Baxter of California design is 'more than a comb', but it is an exceptionally good one. The back-pocket-ready tool makes for a great complement to another gift and allows the lucky recipient to easily lock a little West Coast style into his 'do.
No two people are the same, of course, so feel free to explore our wider men's grooming collection for even more present ideas or take a look at our Valentine's Day Gifts. After all, the right Valentine's gift can show someone that you truly get them.
Written by Alex Bryson
I write about everything and anything grooming or fragrance-related. If it smells expensive or has ‘for men’ tagged on the end, I’ve probably got an opinion on it.