Monday, 23 January 2017

The top ten items men want for Valentines Day

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his top ten gifts for Valentines Day 2017



It's that time of year again when hearts flutter, candles are lit, petals are sprinkled over fresh bed linen and and love is professed in all shapes and forms by all lovers the world over.

You love him, even with all of his faults, so you want to get him something that shows that, but what to buy? Here are my top ten picks that will take some of the stress out of it for you.




The Watch

Every guy needs a great watch, there are thousands to choose from, but why get him something similar to what every other guy has? The KT Karbert watch from Kartel Watches comes with a grey hand woven Harris Tweed strap which makes this watch just a little different to the rest.

With a sleek and simple white face in a stainless steel case the price of £110 is very reasonable.




The Bag

In a supple, textured leather the Benjamin satchel from White Stuff is priced at £89.95 and incorporates plenty of pockets and compartments to organise everything he needs for the office or days out. With a carry handle and a shoulder strap, just throw it over your shoulder or grab and go.




The Getaway

Relax and recharge the batteries during a luxury romantic city break, and what better place to do it than in Paris, the city of romance. And if you're going to do it, do it in style at the Paris W Hotel, just around the corner from the Paris Opera House.

With rooms available from £300 a night in a 'Wonderful' room to £1,300 for the 'Extreme Wow' suite, you can explore the sights and sounds and fall in love with this beautiful city and each other, all over again.

Take advantage of the hotel facilities and use the on site gym and eat at the Coquette Restaurant.




The Fragrance


We all know Molton Brown and the great quality of their products. The award winning Black Peppercorn fragrance for men is sophisticated and spicy. With a mix of Madagascan black peppercorn, coriander and vetiver it's a winner.

In this beautifully presented gift set you'll not only get the Black Peppercorn Eau De Toilette but the body wash too. And if he likes it that much there are other products in the range too from a body lotion and an antiperspirant to room scents and a candle.

The Experience

If he loves Italian supercars why not give him the opportunity to feel like a character from a Hollywood action movie for a while and get him a gift he'll remember forever.

The Ferrari and Lamborghini Driving Blast experience from BuyAGift.com is available at 19 locations across the UK and he gets to drive two cars over 6 miles. Now on sale, the cost is down from £79 to just £59.



The Bracelet

Accessories make a statement and show that he cares about his appearance. The multi stone bead bracelet by Mikia is available from Mr Porter at £85.

Made in Japan from iron, Tiger Eye and glass beads, strung onto silk cord,  it is effortlessly stylish and discrete enough for the office.



The Sweater

Made from 80% cotton and 20% nylon this long sleeved polo shirt from Next is easy to wear and easy to wash. Not only that but it looks great.

Team with jeans and boots for a relaxed weekend look, but up the game during the week and wear with tailored trousers and brogues or under a suit for something more formal.

At just £25 it's a great buy and comes in 6 different colours.





The tech

Bluetooth is the way forward when it comes to listening to music, whether its on the daily commute or at the gym, these sleek looking Bluetooth headphones from ECandy are currently on sale at Amazon and are down from £70 to £18, so grab a bargain, he never needs to know!

Available in black, blue, grey and red the set is fold-able and the earmuffs will cut out the background noises of that guy on the bench press who always grunts way too loudly (we all know one!)




The Book

If he's foodie take a look at Food & Beer by Chef Daniel Burns and brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø. Packed full of beautiful photographs of their pairings of extraordinary food and fine beers, Phaidon's hardcover book features recipes that he can try himself. Maybe he'll even cook one for you!

You'll find the book at Mr Porter for £30. Why not take a look through it, choose your favourite recipe and also buy the ingredients!



The Pocket Square

This burgundy pocket square from Jeff Banks will lift the look of his jacket and also afford him the opportunity to romantically assist you when you get a speck in your eye. Just so long as he doesn't do what my Mother used to do and lick the corner first before he does it. Nobody likes that!

Get in quick as it's now on sale at just £7.50.




So, I hope that this gift guide has given you some ideas of what to get that special guy in your life, but whatever you choose just take the time to appreciate each other and share the experience. Happy Valentines Day from the That Dapper Chap team.



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