Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re lucky enough to be coupled up this year (of you’re hoping that the right gift might finally change your single status) then what you need is the Royal Fashionist Valentine’s Day gift guide!
Most men can be notoriously tricky to buy for at the best of times, and a Valentine’s day gift that is useful, romantic, and guaranteed to raise a smile may seem impossible to find. But love is in the air! So let us be your cupid and guide you through the most romantic day of the year.
Here are our top ten Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the guy who already has everything:
Jewellery is a very common and much sought after gift for the girls at Valentine’s Day (I know many ladies hoping to get their hands on a ring on the 14th) but have you ever thought about buying a beautiful piece of jewellery for him?
More men than ever are choosing to wear statement making jewellery, and a beautiful, high-end designer piece that he can treasure forever is the perfect way to express your love. But what kind of jewellery should you choose?
If you want to play it safe then an expensive watch is always sure to be well received, but let’s face it, most men already have a watch that they like to wear. If you want to surprise and delight him with something unexpected, then we think the perfect piece of Valentine’s Day jewellery for him is the bracelet.
Easier to wear than a necklace, and with less expectations attached than a ring (are you proposing? Are you expecting him to propose?) , the bracelet is the modern piece of jewellery for the every man.
Call us biased, but we love the morning star spike bracelet from Marcos De Andrade, which would make the perfect gift for the fashion-forward guy that likes to make a statement. It’s the kind of piece you can wear with everything (business wear and casual wear) and keep forever.
The Sound of Love
As Shakespeare himself wrote: “If music be the food of love, play on.” The right song can set the tone for a night of romance, and if your man has a passion for music then why not choose a gift that indulges his passion?
There are plenty of options for fun gifts for music lovers: if you’re looking for something personal (and immensely affordable) then the mix tapes you made in high school will still make great gifts! If you’ve got a bigger budget then why not buy him new headphones? So that when he’s listening to your mixtape he can hear every note!
Looking to buy him headphones but not sure where to start? Our top tips are to choose headphones in neutral colours. Choose wireless headphones, so that he can listen to his tunes whilst cuddling up on the sofa with you. And look for headphones that offer noise canceling properties, so that you don’t have to listen to his music too!
Here are some of our favourites currently on the market:
Collar Stays For Dapper Guys
Does your loved one like to look sharp at all times? Is he always the most dapper, suited and booted man in the room whenever you go out on a date? Then the perfect gift for him is a gift that will help his outfit stay pristine all day.
We love collar stays for helping your shirt to stay perfectly pressed and stand up to the pressures of a long day. Collar stays are inexpensive whilst still having a premium feel. They can be personalized, showing your love in a discrete, high-end way.
Unlike cuff links, which are always on display, collar stays are hidden inside your shirt and no one will see them but you. So whilst your man might not wear a set of novelty cufflinks for the world to see, they can be free to wear whatever kind of novelty collar stays they like, and no one will know.
They’re the perfect subtle reminder of how much you love him, and no one will see your hidden message but him. Why not pick a message that reminds him what you really think of him. We love these ones, which are available from etsy, for our bad ass man!
They might not immediately come to mind when you’re thinking of a romantic gift, but sunglasses are a great option for Valentine’s Day.
Designer accessories are an incredibly popular gift no matter what the occasion and sunglasses are an unexpected way to frame your love. They’re sure to leave your beloved delighted, and amazed at your good taste, particularly if they have a passion and enthusiasm for high fashion.
The best thing is that most of us wear our sunglasses on a daily basis, particularly during the summer months. So by buying him a pair of designer shades that he really loves, you will be buying him something that he will use constantly. And he will think of you every time he puts them on!
When you choose to buy sunglasses for the man you love, you can choose a label that you know they already like or would adore. Shades tend to be one of the cheaper accessories that most designer brands produce, so it is a great way to get a high end label at a price point you can afford.
Here are some of our favourite high quality sunglasses for under $100:
And if you’ve got a little more to spend (lucky guy!) then here are some of our favorite fashion-forward designer sunglasses that will certainly impress, last in the long term, and really blow the budget:
The Gift of Adventure
Do you love to travel, explore the world, see new places? One of the greatest gifts that you can have when you fall in love is someone that you travel and explore the world with. Someone to take selfies with and share the good times.
If you’re looking for a gift that will really wow then why not give the gift of adventure?
Book a weekend trip to the coast and enjoy a road trip. Fly to Paris and spend a week strolling down the Champs Elysee in the most romantic city in the world. Make like a mega star and experience all thing decadent with a vacation in Dubai. The options are almost endless. Can’t quite stretch the budget to a big trip, but still like the idea of giving a gift in the spirit of shared travel? National Geographic’s Destinations of a Lifetime is a great book that you can pour over together, choosing where to take your next big romantic vacation. Because sometimes, planning the trip is the best part!
It might not be a particularly expensive gift, but is ideal if you’ve fallen for a man with a nomadic passion for travel: the spirit of romance and adventure it exudes is undeniable.
Luxury grooming products for men have seen a surge in popularity over the past twelve months, with more men than ever embracing a regular skin care routine, growing and caring for facial hair, and applying products to hold their hairstyles in place.
If your man likes to look and feel great then products to help him take care of his skin and hair will make a brilliant gift. Not sure where to start when it comes to male grooming? Don’t worry, we have the answers!
If your man wears a beard then beard oil is a great starting point. A full and thick beard isn’t something that just happens: it requires nurturing, strength, and plenty of moisturizing to keep it soft (essential if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day kiss).
Beard oil is one of the best products for providing this softness and moisture. Here are some of our favourites:
And if your man doesn’t wear a beard? Then skincare is even more important. Cleanly shaven skin is prone to damage from the razor blade and can often become coarse and dry. A good moisturizer is essential to replenish lost moisture and keep skin as soft and supple as possible.
Choose a moisturizer specifically designed to meet the needs of a man’s skin. A regular women’s moisturizer simply won’t contain the right balance of vitamins. Here are some of our favourites:
Don’t underestimate the importance of good skin care for men: it can make the difference between aging well or looking like a Rolling Stone! That’s why we think that high-end grooming products make such a perfect gift.
What Lies Beneath
Another typical Valentine’s Day gift that is traditionally purchased for the ladies, new underwear is another great gift idea for the guys, particularly if his underwear drawer hasn’t been updated in a while.
When shopping for underwear for your man, avoid anything brightly colored, baggy and any garish prints or patterns. This isn’t the time for comedy or to remember his favorite cartoon character!
Tight fitting trunks in white, black or shades of grey are universally flattering. Opt for a slim fitting boxer trunk if you want something that will look great when he’s in his clothes, as well as when he’s out of them.
Well fitting underwear will create a smooth and neat line under everything you wear, and is an essential day to day item every man should have in his wardrobe.
Boxer shorts are a great gift if you’re on a tight budget, because even the most high end designer models don’t cost more than $50 a pair, and if you shop around you can find some great versions for considerably less than this.
Looking for some Valentine’s day underwear shopping inspiration? Here are some of our favourite picks:
Cover Him in Cashmere
If the man you love is a clothes horse and you want to buy him something fun and fashion-forward to wear without pushing the boundaries then why not think about being something is super chic and luxurious cashmere?
Cashmere is the ultimate luxury fabric. It feels soft and comfortable (like the fabric version of a hug) and is decadent enough that it really shows how much you care.
If you’re on a smaller budget then look for high end cashmere socks (the one sock that every man would be happy to receive) whilst if you have a little more in the Valentine’s Day budget then cashmere sweaters in his favorite color (or yours) are made for gifting.
We love cashmere socks (nothing feels better for your feet) and you can buy a high end, high quality pair for between $50 and $100, depending on the designer you choose:
When it comes to picking a larger cashmere item, soft cashmere sweaters with a wide V neck are universally flattering, classic and timeless, and will suit any style: low key and preppy, or high end and fashion-forward.
If your man treats his body like a temple and loves to work out in the gym then why not choose a Valentine’s Day gift that embraces his passion?
The spectrum of modern work out gifts available is mind boggling: if your look for high end tech gear for the gym buff then why not choose a fitbit or other form of wearable technology? If you prefer to invest in a fashion piece, then why not look for gym kit in high tech fabrics.
The Royal Fashionist Workout shorts with leg opening make a great Valentine’s Day gift, combining a high fashion look with an easy to wear combination of spandex and polyester. These shorts could help take his work out to the next level, helping him to further gym hone his bod. Which is, frankly, good news for both of you.
Buying your man work out clothes will show how much you know him, and appreciate his unique set of interests.
Say it With Chocolates
Finally, we all know that the way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not say it with chocolates?
You might well be thinking that chocolate is such a traditional (and dare I say it) boring gift that it’s too safe to give to your guy. However, there is a way to elevate chocolate and turn it from the traditional gift to the perfect gift: use it as a topping for his favorite food!
Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered pretzels: whatever his favorite food is, it is possible to order it covered in fine luxury chocolate and have it delivered to his front door.
What better way to show that you know his tastes, and that you really care on this most romantic day of the year?
Some people might say that Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a load of commercial rubbish. They might be right. Valentine’s Day is certainly the most Hallmark of Hallmark holidays. But if it’s commercial rubbish that will help you get lucky then what’s the harm? And there’s certainly no wrong time to show someone that you love how much you care about them!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about the girls so spoil your man and show him that you really care by putting a little thought into his present this year: it’s sure to be appreciated, and help your day go with a bang!