Valentine’s Day is a time to flatter and spoil your loved one, and the perfect excuse for a little retail therapy! Take this opportunity to show your other half how well you know him by finding them the perfect gift! We asked our team to find out what’s hot this Valentine’s Day and bring you the most desired hand-crafted gifts from our British designer-makers.
Is your other half a man about town, a techno wizard or more of a cool collector?
If he’s more of a city gent…
For the man who’s travelling to and from the City everyday; and works the ‘nine to five’ For the man that’s travelling to and from the City; and works the ‘nine to five’ go for high-quality pieces with an eye-catching design. These gifts should help add a little style to his day.
Any man based in ‘the big smoke’ would really appreciate this City on Cloth London Scarf, £75.00 made by Helen Chatterton. A subtle grey stripe on one side, then flip it over and you have a surprising 1929 London street atlas digital print.
Make sure your guy cuts a dash with this season’s cool monochromatic trend. Black and white may be a classic combination, but it doesn’t have to be boring – a white shirt will be transformed by these Stacey Bentley Black & White Tube Cufflinks, £75.00. A great way to give a classic look a little contemporary twist.
For something a little more sentimental why not opt for something which will remind him of you everytime he uses it? Phil Baldwin makes beautiful woodturned pens in a variety of both native and exotic woods, like this Ropala Lacewood Ballpoint Pen, £43.00. These pieces are tactile and pleasing to the eye, as well as being very useful tools!
For that trendy techie…
They are always on their phones or tablets, and ahead of the trends so you’ll need to go for functional pieces that also have an interesting design or feature. Primary hues (think Lego!) remained key on the Spring/Summer catwalks. Yellow in particular continues to be one of the most sought-after colours for the upcoming season. Get in early, and add a little punch to his look with colourblock accessories.
This Felt iPhone Sleeve, £24 by Bookery ticks all the boxes. It comes in a range of bright colours, but this eye catching romantic red is definitely our favourite. It will keep his iPhone protected whilst also exuding contemporary style and ticking the trendy box!
Similarly, Wolfram Lohr‘s leather iPad covers (starting from £105.00) make for a good balance in style and practicality. Made from Italian vegetable tanned leather and available in a variety of colours (some bright and others more discrete) it is a striking piece for the techno wizard.
For the cool collector…
If the man in your life has a passion for the unique and individual then these are the pieces you need to be looking at!
These interesting Chisel and Mouse pieces are very sleek in their modern monochromatic design. This architectural model of Buckingham Palace, £106.00 would make a great gift for a collector with a penchant for London based items. Or, an art enthusiast might prefer the Glasgow School of Art, £136.00. Either way a keen collector will appreciate the time and effort that has gone into these detailed plaster models. They look great singularly but also as a group, so he can keep on collecting!
The Spring trend for all things metallic will definitely challenge a few men out there! It is how you use metallic that is key – keep it minimal to make a bolder statement. Why not start him off softly with a pair of ilanaDesign Fondue Cufflinks, £190.00 or this stunning Fleur Grenier slate and pewter Wine Bottle Stand, £150.00 for the wine connoisseur.
For more Valentine’s gift ideas for him, why not take a look at our Valentine Shop?
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