With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to get organised and indulge the man in your life with a treat or two. Just for, you know, being him.
But, let's be honest, buying for men is notoriously tricky – hence the limitless supply of socks they receive at Christmas. So we have done the hard work for you.
From the guy who loves his art, to the one who spends more time in the bathroom than you, here are a pile of gifts we have it on good authority men will like. You're welcome.
Valentine's Day For Him 2022
Transport him (and you, of course) to hot tropical islands with this fruity Dutch rum. With pineapple and passion fruit at its core, this rum was conceived by a daquiri lover who wanted to create the perfect cocktail. And that he did.
Spell it out with these cool graphic prints by Your Local Ross. Starting at just £15, they come in 5 different sizes – dependent upon budget and of course, wall space.
Prove he's good enough to eat with this purse-friendly personalised chocolate bar from Getting Personal that is as delicious, as it is cute.
If his best friend is furry and walks on four legs, then make him smile with a canvas or cushion featuring his number one. Of course, you will need a good quality image to start with, but from there, all the hard work is taken out of your hands and delivered straight to your/his door. It was a struggle to pick our favourites with the huge range available, but in the end we decided on The Dot Cotton cushion and The Baroness canvas. And we were certainly not disappointed!
Treat your house-proud man to this super-sized candle from cult brand, Boy Smells. With a outdoorsy earthy scent (with a definite hit of pot leaf) and an incredible 110 burn hours, this cool candle is more than just a pretty face.
This guide to the last six decades' worth of Penguin Modern Classics titles is perfect for both book worms and art lovers, as it is jam-packed full of reading lists, descriptions of each of the 1,800 books and accompanying cover artwork.
If he only deserves the best this year, then it's time to introduce him to his new signature scent, followed swiftly by the art of scent-layering. This citrussy, woody fragrance from Chanel is chic, masculine and very distinctive. And once he's layered the shower gel, body spray and body spray, he can expect the fragrance to linger all day.
If he's continuing to find this new reality tough (we can relate) then he should find these beautifully designed guides from The School Of Life, both comforting, and helpful. With genuinely fascinating insights on why we are in the state we are, the books look back at history and the implications of society moving away from nature and becoming too reliant upon technology. Food for thought.
If his heart is in his stomach, then he will be thrilled with this super-sized cookie spelling out your love for him. Just make sure he saves you a bite or two.
Vinyl collectors will love this re-mastered, deluxe edition of Loveless by My Bloody Valentine. And just think how good it will look displayed on their shelving unit.
Encourage him to detangle that hair with this rock n roll comb, emblazoned with a quote from Bad Seed musician, Warren Ellis.
If he likes his drink to come with a kick, then may we suggest this bourbon/habanero pepper distillate mix. It will not only look very cool on his drinks trolley, but will also keep him warm on those cold winter nights (thank you, Red Savina pepper). We recommend spicing up a Manhattan cocktail with a generous slug.
For the more discreet romantic, look no further than this Lego keyring set, which only forms a heart when both keyrings are held together. And at just £5 it's super-affordable too.
Elevate his ablutions with this trio of warming scents from Molton Brown. The set comprises Re-charge Black Pepper, Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel and Geranium Nefertum Bath & Shower Gels. All at a long lasting 300ml.
Meet the one ornament he will actually appreciate. If it really is true love, then it's time you spelled it out.
Treat him to these fun sweets, which have been crafted from five different cocktails (Cosmopolitan, Berry Daiquiri, Mandarin Spritz, Tequila Sunrise, Passionfruit Mojito) and hold a subtle kick at 5% ABV. Think Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for adults.
With notes of white peach, iris and jasmine, this unique scent from Tom Daxon is the perfect creamy, clean scent, and a heavenly way to start the new year. And as this is a unisex scent, you can treat yourself to a spritz from time to time/all the time, too. Bonus!
For the craft beer connoisseur, check out Seven Bro7hers beers. Created by brothers, Guy, Keith, Luke, Dan, Nat, Kit and Greg (yes really), this beer tastes as good as it looks. Expect your fridge to look very cool for as long as these bad boys last.
Encourage him to light more candles, hobs and cozy fires with this chic wind-proof lighter from Zippo.
Nature-lovers will love this altruistic gift. Buy him a pair of trees to be planted where they will provide local farmers with an additional source of income while increasing biodiversity and of course, absorbing CO2. This clever kit not only buys these trees, but also allows him to track their growth via photo and geolocation. Now he just has to decide who to give the second tree to cough.
If he has to wash his hands 100 times per day now, then make sure it's with something that smells great and leaves his hands feeling clean and soft.
Help him unwind with a case of CBD-infused beers, ciders and lagers from Cannabrew. And not only are they fully sustainable (the company even plant two trees for every case purchased), they are also vegan too. Double-whammy.