Forgot it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend? If you’re not sure where to start, what to do, or, better yet, what to gift that special dude in your life—we got you.
This Hallmark holiday might not be high on everyone’s to-do list each year, but when it comes to romance, there’s truly never a bad time to snap up a little prezzie, organise a fancy date night at the restaurant you've been dying to try, or pop a bottle of bubbles together just to celebrate what you got going on.
So, in the spirit of Saint Valentine, we’ve pulled together a shortlist of gift ideas guaranteed to woo the men and male-identifying folk in your world.
Here are 12 fun last-minute gift ideas for him that'll totally stoke the fire this Valentine’s Day.
Sneaker Freaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book
Is he a sneakerhead? This incredible coffee table book from Melbourne legend Simon "Woody" Wood is an absolute must. Delving into a century-long history on all things sneaker design, the book covers Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, Yeezy, and more—all with the same quick wit Wood's Sneaker Freaker mag is known for. Shop here.
Nike Blazer Low
Nike's Blazer Mid blew up in 2020—and this classic, low, go-with-anything takedown of the OG basketball shoe is a winner on all accounts. Shop here.
Hunter Lab Hand And Body Kit
After living life in 2020, luxury hand wash is such a mood. Hunter Lab's minimalist, masculine black packaging will smarten up his kitchen or bathroom and hand hygiene ritual at the same time. Shop here.
Everdure By Heston Blumenthal Portable Charcoal BBQ
This cute, lightweight portable grill can be used on any surface thanks to some clever heat tech and it comes with a built-in cheese board—so yep, it's your ultimate picnic companion. Shop here.
Tattoo: Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection
For tattoo enthusiasts and the tattoo-curious alike, this anthology from the legendary Henk Schiffmacher is part art book, part history book, and part fascinating memoir. Shop here.
Beats By Dre Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
With two listening modes—active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency, these second-to-none headphones will allow him to be fully immersed in sound, or listening to his fave tunes but still aware of his surroundings. Shop here.
Vitable Personalised Vitamin Subscription
For a man keen to keep his health in check in 2021, Vitable is a fun new service creating completely tailored vitamin subscriptions. Check it out here.
July Personalised Suitcase
Planning your next big trip together? Make sure he's ready to roll with one of these awesome personalised suitcases from July. Shop here.
Ultimate Ears UE WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Does he love to sing in the shower? This Rainbow Paddle Pop-coloured portable speaker is shockproof and waterproof, which means he can vibe out to his favourite tracks mid-shower. It also floats, so you can take it along to your next beach date. Shop here.
Jenjo Portable Carved Wooden Chess And Checker Board Set
If The Queens Gambit piqued his interest in chess (and maybe yours too), this set is just the ticket. Play at home or pack it up and take it on your next picnic—as Beth Harmon proves, chess is definitely not dull. Shop here.
The North Face STP Tech Earband Lightning Cap
If he's a North Face fiend, he'll love this archival throwback. First released in 1991, Steep Tech was one of the first athlete-focussed collections from The North Face, centered on extreme innovation. Shop here.
PB SKN Refresh Cleanser
Designed for those of us with extra active lifestyles, PB Skin's vegan and cruelty-free skincare is packed with hyaluronic acid, collagen, probiotics, green tea, and vitamins A, C, and E . Shop here.
Design credit: Dominique Lonsdale
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