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While gift-giving trends have shifted towards experiential options, nothing can replace the feeling of opening up something tangible from a loved one. Spoil and surprise your partner this Valentine’s Day with something to accompany and heighten an amazing experience.
We know gift-giving on Valentine's Day can be daunting, so we've curated this list of highly-considered gifts, which are both wonderful on their own or used to accessorize an adventure. Consider the five senses––sound, sight, taste, smell, and touch––and opt for gifts that enrich the trips and activities you’ll plan together. It’s hard to go wrong with essentials, so stick to things he’ll need now and forever.
Masterclass in Cooking with Wolfgang Puck
If your man loves cooking, then he’ll surely appreciate learning the tricks of the craft from legendary chef and five-time James Beard Award winner Wolfgang Puck. In his 16 video classes for Masterclass, Puck shares recipes for everything from Michelin-worthy appetizers to cocktails.
To buy: $15/month, masterclass.com
The Macallan Fine & Rare 1993 Edition
The latest reiteration of The Macallan’s iconic The Fine & Rare Collection is the 1993 Edition. Matured in a single sherry seasoned American oak hogshead cask for 27 years, this exquisite single malt was distilled at The Macallan Estate in Craigellachie, Scotland. With only 256 bottles available, the 1993 Edition will make for a memorable Valentine’s Day gift (and toast).
To buy: $18,000; firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Vuitton Personalized Keepall 55 My LV Heritage
Treat him to a Louis Vuitton’s Keepall bag so your weekend trips together are a tad chicer. This duffel is a true classic in the company’s lineup of luggage options but the great thing is that you can personalize it so it is one-of-a-kind.
Louis Vuitton lets you select the stripes that will be placed at the front of the duffel as well as their color and the lining of the interior compartment (since this is for Valentine’s day why not opt for red?). And the final touch is of course the initials of your partner.
To buy: $2,110, louisvuitton.com
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC’s Portugieser watch is the company’s star—a true classic that continues to fascinate watch enthusiasts and style-conscious gentlemen alike.
The Chronograph has a 41mm 18-karat gold case housing a super sleek black slate-colored dial with gold hour markers. The see-through sapphire glass back gives a glimpse of the 69355 IWC-manufactured movement that offers 46 hours of power reserve. While the watch is fitted with a classic black alligator strap, you can also opt to customize the timepiece with a strap in another color.
To buy: $18,400, iwc.com
Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box
The mixologist or whisky aficionado in your life will surely love this smoking box created by James Beard Award winner and bartender Charles Joly. It will help him infuse his favorite drink with a rich smoky flavor for when he’s craving something different. The box can even be used with food. It comes with a handheld smoker with wood chips.
To buy: $250, williams-sonoma.com
Lorenzi Milano Bamboo and Stainless Steel Bar Set
The perfect cocktail requires the perfect bar tools and Lorenzi Milano is dedicated to handcrafting their sets from premium natural materials in their atelier in Milan.
Your man will have a blast mixing cocktails for both of you with these bamboo and stainless steel bar tools that come in a beautiful storage box.
To buy: $3,290,
Cigar Club Customs Subscription
If your man enjoys the occasional cigar, you can make the experience even more special for him with Cigar Club’s new Customs subscription. The team at Cigar Club works with some of the best cigar producers around the world (Aganorsa Leaf Nicaragua, Cuba’s La Corona, and La Perla Habana) on creating limited batches of custom blends that are only available to subscribers six times a year. That means, your guy will receive a five or 10-pack of cigars every other month, starting in February.
To buy: From $45/month, cigarclub.com
Baccarat Louxor Tumblers
Inspired by the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, the legendary French crystal producer created its Louxor collection that is the pinnacle of elegance. The tumblers sport ultra-chic pyramid-like motifs at their base and come in a set of two so you might as well join your man for a glass of whisky.
To buy: $490/set of 2, scullyandscully.com
Derek Rose London Classic Fit Pajamas
If you think that red hearts are too cheesy but would still like to stay in the spirit of the holiday, then this comfy Derek Rose pajama is your best bet. It is made from super soft cotton and sports the brand’s new burgundy camouflage print that only if you look more closely, will you realize it’s actually made up of hearts.
To buy: $310, derek-rose.com
Hermès Faconnee H Tie
Every time he wears this elegant hand-sewn silk tie (and given its classic design, he’ll wear it a lot), he’ll think of you and this will make it all the more special for him.
The tie comes in an elegant Hermès orange box tied with a ribbon so it’s ready to be gifted.
To buy: $195, hermes.com
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Cufflinks
Gorgeous green jade stones are the stars of this set of silver cufflinks designed in the shape of panther heads. If you share your life with a style-obsessed man who never compromises on his looks then he’ll surely appreciate this stylish addition to his accessories drawer.
To buy: $2,080, cartier.com
Vintage Rolex: Deluxe Edition
A Rolex collector would be over the moon to receive this new tome dedicated to the most iconic watch brand of all. The book is curated by father/son duo, John and David Silver of Vintage Watch Company, a legendary boutique based in London's historic Burlington Arcade, where they have amassed the largest collection of vintage Rolex’s in the world. The book features beautiful images and the history behind some of the most important Rolex watches that have passed through the shop during the last 25 years.
To buy: $200, rizzoliusa.com
Ferrari Driving Gloves
A pair of well-made driving gloves is a must-have for car lovers and this one by Ferrari will make his heart race. They are crafted in Italy from soft Nappa lambskin and feature openings at the wrists and knuckles. Chic details such as button fastening, perforations, and contrast stitching are the epitome of timeless elegance and design.
To buy: $240, ferrari.com
Montblanc Ballpoint Pen Writers Edition Homage to Victor Hugo Limited Edition
If your man is a wordsmith then Montblanc’s limited edition ballpoint pen will absolutely delight him. Dedicated to French literary legend Victor Hugo, the pen sports beautiful motifs inspired by one of his most famous works—Hunchback of Notre Dame. The cap is engraved with Hugo’s signature, and the pen is entirely covered in Gothic details in relief such as pointed arches, inspired by the famous Parisian cathedral.
To buy: $865, montblanc.com
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Rapha
Balg&Olufsen teamed up with performance cycling clothing brand Rapha on a pair of limited-edition earphones specifically built with cycling in mind. So if you and your guy bonded over your mutual love for sports and SoulCycle, then you can make his next workout session much more pleasurable with these powerful wireless earphones.
A single charge gives allows for up to seven hours of playtime and, with the improved non-slip grip, you can rest assured that the earphones will remain where they are supposed to even during the most intense, sweat-inducing workout session.
To buy: $350, bang-olufsen.com
Versace Baroque Bathrobe
Make your next couple’s at-home spa evening much cozier and comfortable for him with this gorgeous bathrobe. It’s made from plush cotton and it is covered in an overall print of the Versace logo as well as opulent Baroque motifs at the sleeves, belt, and pockets.
To buy: $595, versace.com
Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Pocket Square
Ermenegildo Zegna’s name is synonymous with Italian craftsmanship and impeccable style so if your guy appreciates both, then this stylish pocket square will be the perfect accessory to gift him this Valentine’s Day.
It comes in an eye-catching color combination and sports an allover diamond print.
To buy: $130, bergdorfgoodman.com
Nayara Tented Camp Coasta Rica
Jet off to a romantic long weekend at the luxury American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica—a five-star property located in a sloth-sanctuary where each accommodation is completely private.
The sprawling luxury tents offer spacious decks with private mineral spring-fed plunge pools and stunning views of the volcano. Indulge in a couple’s massage at the open-air spa cantilevered over the lush rainforest. The on-site dining options include Nostalgia Wine bar that has an impressive list of South American labels, Asia Luna that serves up Peruvian-influenced sushi, Amor Loco that offers modern dishes prepared with local ingredients, and Mis Amores where you can share a pizza pie with a few artisanal cocktails.
To book: $900/night, nayaratentedcamp.com
Romantic Weekend at The Little Nell, Aspen
If your partner is an avid skier (and if he’s not—then this is the best time to introduce him to winter sports), then what better way to show him how much you appreciate him than by flying him to Aspen for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend together full of adrenaline, après-ski drinks, and spa treatments.
Head to the legendary Little Nell, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property where you can choose from a variety of 5-star accommodations—from rooms to luxury suites and private residences. And as far as activities go, you definitely won’t be bored—the property’s ski concierges will ensure your stay is a memorable one.
To buy: from $1,709/night, thelittlenell.com
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Matte Black
Louis Vuitton’s Tambour watch blends high style and technology. It allows you to track your calls, upcoming meetings and events, messages, travel details, and wellness and health information from your wrist. You can also customize the display with one of the company’s exclusive “watch faces” designed to imitate some of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic motifs.
To buy: $3,570, louisvuitton.com
Marni iPhone Holder
A statement accessory that he won’t stop wearing. Marni’s super cool iPhone holder has three card slots on its back and also comes with a removable neck string.
To buy: $330, marni.com