From arty biscuits to the finest single malt, these are the picks he’ll appreciate on 14 February
Valentine’s gifts for him
Tom Ford’s sensual unisex scent has been a bestseller since its release in 2007. Made with rare oud wood coupled with exotic rose wood, cardamom, sandalwood and vetiver, it’s reminiscent of incense-filled temples.
Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, £195, available at Harvey Nichols; 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Give your beloved the gift of time (metaphorically at least) with a stunning new watch from Seiko. The limited-edition new Prospex Glacier “Save the Ocean” timepiece has been specially created to celebrate Seiko’s 110th anniversary and a portion of its sale will be donated to a marine conservation charity. A win-win all round.
Seiko Prospex Glacier “Save the Ocean” limited edition, £1,140, Grand Seiko Boutique; 57 Brompton Road, SW3 1DP
Take the biscuit
Chocolates and roses have their place on 14 February, but why not show your affection in a unique way with these quirky hand-iced biscuits? We love the Pop Art-inspired design – and they taste just as good as they look.
Biscuiteers Pop Art chocolate iced biscuits, £25, Harvey Nichols; 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
If your other half fancies himself as a bit of a dandy, then he’ll fall head over heels for these plush velvet slippers from Crockett & Jones. Inspired by the traditional Albert slipper, named after Queen Victoria’s beloved husband, this updated style with fine embroidery and satin quilted lining is a modern classic.
Stags head black velvet slippers, £320, Crockett & Jones; 155 Brompton Road, SW3 1QP
For the fashion-savvy man in your life, Burberry’s versatile new crossbody bag with detachable strap is the perfect gift.
Check and leather crossbody bag, £720, Burberry; 1 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LA
Award-winning Scottish distillery Glenfiddich presents the stunning Grande Couronne 26 Year Old single malt whisky. This extra-special drop has been matured in American and European casks before finishing in a third that originally housed French cognac, giving it a unique and inimitable flavour. Go on; splash out.
Glenfiddich Grande Couronne 26 Year Old Whisky, £520, available at Harrods; 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
This streamline jacket with cleverly engineered lightweight padding will keep out the winter chill while looking effortlessly stylish.
AlphaTauri Padded PrimaLoft Jacket OPRIM V3.Y5.02, £269.40; AlphaTauri, 171-175 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Love is in the air
The houseproud chap will love this elegant diffuser from luxury Italian brand Acqua di Parma. It may not seem like the most obvious Valentine’s gift but the scent of this special edition – with notes of clove, tonka bean, amber and balsamic – is inspired by the feeling of falling in love. Aw…
Acqua di Parma Oh L’amore room diffuser, £71, available at Space NK; 40 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LZ