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. Sony’s noise canceling headphones for your next plane ride, a pair of sturdy hiking boots for getting outside together, or a swimsuit for your couple’s appointment at the spa pools. It’s hard to go wrong with essentials, so stick to things he’ll need now and forever.
Diemme, Everest Dark Grey Boot
Diemme’s high-altitude boot has been reimagined in a leisure version equipped for cold weather climates and city and mountain exploration.
To buy: $518; diemme.com
Orlebar Brown Setter Swim Shorts
Orlebar brown, the Men’s swimwear label known for their tailored swim trunks, has released a new, shorter style in a vibrant red that is equally evergreen and perfect for this occasion.
To buy: $245; orlebarbrown.com
Butcher Box Meat Subscription
Skip the hassle of a reservation and stay in cooking with a box of ethically produced meats in a set tailored to your Valentine’s tastes. With the subscription, he’ll receive a monthly box of free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and heritage breed pork, all hormone and antibiotic free.
To buy: $129/month; butcherbox.com
Nachtmann Highland Tumbler
A set of glass tumblers is perfect for entertaining on a double date at home. This set contains 4 classic Highland Tumblers made of Nachtmanhigh-quality crystal.
To buy: $40; riedel.com
Wohngeist 24-piece Tool Kit in Wood Case
Starting a project together can bring loved ones closer together. This 24-piece tool kit from Wohngeist is sure to inspire a new DIY project around the house.
To buy: $2,850; mrporter.com
Buly 1803 Scented Candle Sumi Hinoki
If you can’t bundle up around a real fire together, opt for this fire scented candle from French brand, Buly 1803. It’s sure to spark some flames with its warm scent of smoked woods of hinoki, cypress, and cedar.
To buy: $150; mrporter.com
Sony Noise Canceling Headphones
A classic gift that never gets old is a new pair of exceptional noise canceling headphones. If you’re planning a long flight somewhere special, opt for Sony’s 1000x-m3 set which has extremely long battery life and extraordinary noise canceling capabilities.
To buy: $350; sony.com
The Row Men’s Calfskin Weekender Bag
For your weekend getaways, The Row’s new Italian-made menswear line has a soft-sided bag in calf leather with silver hardware that’s sleek, elegant and timeless.
To buy: $4,800; bergdorfgoodman.com
Patek Phillippe Golden Ellipse
While not exactly something you can share together, this piece is a reminder to lose track of time in the moments you spend with each other. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic style, they’ve released a new grand taille rose-gold version.
To buy: $30,850, patek.com
Bally, Made-to-order Shoes
Design the perfect pair of bespoke loafers, tailored to his specific fit and style preferences, that he can use on his every jet set or professional venture. Nothing says "care" more than "custom-made".
To buy: Prices vary; bally.com
Shinola, Monogrammed Slim Wallet
For him to always carry with him, no matter the occasion or adventure, this slim wallet will fit snugly in his pocket. Give it a special touch with a personalized monogrammed message hidden on the inside.
To buy: Starting from $195; shinola.com