Valentines Gift Guide for him

It's no secret that when it comes to gift giving, men can be notoriously tricky to buy for. 

Try as we might, lack of inspiration can often leave us gazing with glazed eyes at the seasonal gift isle in Sainsbury's, hoping to see something slightly relevant, and preferably not too fluffy or pink to present as a token of our love.

Valentines day is an opportunity to show how much you really care, so why not treat your chap to a little bit of luxury, with a gift he really wants, and will be able to enjoy for years to come. Unless hearts and flowers are his thing of course! 

Here's our Valentines Day gift guide for men.

FOR THE CLASSY DRESSER:

We have so many styles available to please a seriously dapper chap, from our luxury Black Tie range featuring pure silk and silk velvet, through to richly textured Harris Tweed wools, and our Heritage cotton flannels.

Hamish slim self tie (made to measure) and Hugh slim self ties.

Hamish slim self tie (made to measure) and Hugh slim self ties.

FOR THE LOVER OF PATTERN:

If he's more into Mad Men than James Bond, perhaps you could be a little more adventurous, and opt for a statement accessory. The iconic, and world famous Liberty of London prints fit the bill perfectly. With everything from paisley and florals, to aeroplanes and zoo animals, we have eclectic prints covered. Browse our Liberty collection here

Callum Liberty print skinny tie

Callum Liberty print skinny tie

A pocket square can add flair and interest, without needing the same level of thought as a bow tie. They won't break the bank either! Starting at just £19.99, available here.

FOR THE BEARDED:

If you're lucky enough to have a chap sporting a beard (or you're just a self confessed pogonophile!) then he'll no doubt appreciate some tools to tame that tash and keep his face fuzz feeling fresh. 

Our Bedfordshire Beard Co range is all natural, with balms, waxes and oils in a selection of unusual, exciting scents. Prices start at just £5.99, with gift sets available too! Check them out here.

A selection from our beard care range, by Bedfordshire Beard Co.

A selection from our beard care range, by Bedfordshire Beard Co.

..AND THE CLEAN SHAVEN:

For those who prefer to keep their look clean and sharp, we have the perfect tool; Bedfordshire Beard Co's Shavette, more commonly referred to as a 'cut throat razor' brings to you the convenience of inexpensive double edged razor blades, without the need for a hone and strop, and other accessories traditionally required to enter into the world of cut throat shaving.

We use a few drops of Bedfordshire Beard Co's beard oil before applying a soap lather to really help the blade glide smoothly across the face, and achieve that superior shave. (Tutorial coming soon!) Available here.

A close up of the shavette (cut throat) razor by Bedfordshire Beard Co.

A close up of the shavette (cut throat) razor by Bedfordshire Beard Co.

FOR THE KEEN PHOTOGRAPHER:

We are proud to be one of only Four stockists of Sail handmade leather camera straps, and what things of beauty they are! As seen in Vogue magazine, These retro leather camera Straps in English tan, or black are the perfect gift for any keen photographer or camera lover. 

Inspired by camera straps seen around the 1960/70's, this strap is a sleek 3/4" width, and are completely handmade in Derbyshire. Available here.

Retro leather camera strap by Sail. 

Retro leather camera strap by Sail. 

Hopefully we've sparked a few ideas and got you thinking about alternative gifts for this Valentine's Day, and don't forget, free UK shipping on all products!