All you ladies know that Valentine's Day is looming up and thoughts naturally turn to getting a gift for our other halves. And men get something of a bad press as gift recipients! As ever, it depends on the individual and keeping an open mind. Please click on the pics to be taken to our online shop.
If you were buying a gift for me, I'd eagerly accept a candle - and for some time the candle companies have been alive to the fact that one man likes pleasantly perfumed surroundings just as much as the next! This 'Midnight' candle from Kringle creates a fragrance reminiscent of men's cologne, so whether he chooses to keep it for his own personal space or lets you in on it, it's a winner!
If he's a history buff or perhaps a chess lover, you could appeal to his virtuous side with one of these serene, hand built, smoke-fired clay figures by Sheena Spacey. Resembling mediaeval churchmen or Norsemen, they immediately reminded us of the ancient monks who populated the history of Melrose Abbey. So much so, that we've named them after three famous priors/abbots. Each character is unique - just like he is!
When it comes to sartorial elegance, whether for a day in the office or for a special occasion, cufflinks are the perfect finishing touch. This pair is bright and colourful with a pale blue, pink and dark blue check design cabochon. Ideal for use with several colours of shirt.
Give him the gift of time! He'll certainly appreciate the simplicity and craftsmanship of this mantle clock. Handmade by local artisan, David White, the cherry wood has a rich, warm colour complemented by the traditional white face with black hands and Roman numerals. It will enhance any environment: office, study or living room.
Of course, even the simplest gift can hit the mark and these stylish mugs from Churchill China make a big impact! Their geometric designs are distinctly stylish in indigo, gold metallic and white. Choose from Kobe (honeycomb) or Nagoya (basketweave). Let him know he's definitely your cup of tea!
We have to admit that some men love tinkering with their bikes or cars; others are dab hands at DIY, and games and gadgets are big favourites too. Sadly, those topics aren't our forte - but we're certainly not short on ideas and you can find these and more on the Present Perfect online shop!
We hope you both enjoy the fun and the romance of Valentine's Day!