27, 01, 2014
So it’s hard to imagine that January is almost finished and that Valentine’s Day is in 3 weeks. If you have a boyfriend/husband/boy-toy (sure) and like to shop and get things ready in time, here are some gift ideas on how to make Valentine’s Day a special day.
Before you get any funny ideas – wood and bamboo accessories are awesome gifts to give. Natural materials scream masculine and trendy at the same time.
Top to bottom/left to right: WeWOOD watch in Date Teak; Wear Panda in Jackson – Brown; World Map iPhone Case & Flask Set both from uncommongoods.com.
Cook or Bake
As they say – “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Cook him up a nice dinner, and if you’re more of a baker, cookies are always a win – especially peanut butter cookies (not sure what it is with men and peanut butter). The fact that you took the time to make them yourself will impress him.
Left to right: Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe from Williams Sonoma; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Leanne Bakes.
I’m not talking magazines here, but something a bit more unique such as a beer or wine subscription.
Beer/Wine of the Month Clubs can be found anywhere online. For follow Canadians out there, check out amazingclubs.ca.
Hot Stuff (besides yourself)
Besides giving yourself as the ‘hot stuff’, men love to consume anything hot to the tongue. Hot sauces and spices are also winners.
Left to right: Hot Sauce Gift Set from amazon.com; Sriracha Spicy Chocolate Bar from thinkgeek.com.
If your man is a geek at heart, he may enjoy fun gag gifts instead. A Zombie Valentine’s card or a Star Wars Han Solo Charonite Chocolate Bar – where can you go wrong?!
Left to right: Zombie Valentines Day Card & Han Solo Chocolate Bar from thinkgeek.com.
If you are in a long-term relationship a getaway for the both of you is a wonderful V-Day gift. If you’re looking for affordable trips there is always the opinion of an all-inclusive to places such as Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, etc.
Above: Dominican Republic Resort image via best-beaches.com.
Obviously this is not for him to wear (unless that’s your thing). It’s a known fact that men are visual creatures and need their eyes to be stimulated. Whether you pick something cute, sexy, or raunchy I’m sure he’d be wowed (just speaking the truth!).
Above: Valentines sets from Aerie. Image via ae.com.