Ah, Valentine’s Day… Red hearts. Roses. Romance.
If V-Day is a celebration of love, it is often associated with the pressure of finding the perfect gift for your significant other.
Attempting to shop for a gift he’ll love (besides you) can be overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for a petite gesture wrapped in red paper and sealed with a kiss or a statement investment present for the #1 man in your life, we’ve hand-picked the best Valentine’s Day luxury gifts for him to buy online. (We’ve also hand-curated a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for her).
From playful tech accessories to stylish wardrobe essentials, read on to discover our no-fail luxury gifts for your favourite guy.
If your wallet is just starting to recover post-holiday season, don’t fret. From budget-friendly treats to investment gifts, it’s all here. And to make sure that you stay within a (reasonable?) budget, we’re breaking down our list by price range:
Behold: 30 gift ideas for the man in your life.
The best luxury gifts for Him under $100 that (almost) look a million dollars:
1. For the guy who is all ears
These best-selling high-fidelity headphones offer fantastic sound quality and long battery life. Add a sexy playlist and done. If the price is attractive, this wireless headset definitely doesn’t feel cheap. Perfect for listening to music and podcasts during his daily commute.
2. For the on-the-rocks fan
…who also happens to be your rock.
Never ever dilute his tipple with — gasp — ice. Instead, opt for these fancy whiskey stones that can be frozen and placed into drinks to chill them without risk of watering them down. This gentleman’s alternative to ice cubes is precisely what any whiskey connoisseur needs in his life. These chillers are as handsome as they are handy.
3. For the eco-friendly water sipper
This eco-friendly, premium-grade stainless steel bottle will keep him hydrated anywhere — during long workouts, out in the woods, or on the golf course. Besides keeping cold drinks chilled for up to 24 hours or hot drinks toasty for 12 hours, this insulated S’well bottle comes in a variety of colours and designs for every personality.
4. For the man who likes scent sensations
Jo Malone London claims this home candle helps to “escape the every day”. The signature clean mix of Ambrette Seed, Sea Salt spray and Sage won’t clash with anything he has lit in other rooms. An absolute favourite amongst candle connoisseurs, this Jo Malone candle will make any place feel instantly more luxurious and zen.
5. For the man who likes a clean shave
Aesop shaving duet is an essential for any gentleman in quest of the smoothest shave of his life. Infused with hydrating Neroli Blossom and anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera, the non-irritable Moroccan shaving serum allows razor-close precision, while the post-shave nourishing balm softens and soothes the skin.
6. For the man who likes lounging home
“Sole” mates. Once he slips his feet into these cosy UGC slippers, he won’t want to take them off.
Crafted with beautifully fluffy sheepskin lining, this pair of soft suede slippers is both luxurious and comfy to roam the house in. Leather outsoles mean they’re also fit for ducking outside to get the paper.
7. For the beer lover
Ensure his favourite brew is served in the proper glassware with this stunning pair of mouth-blown glasses from Tom Dixon. An instant upgrade to any home bar and the perfect way to toast to your love.
8. For the dapper man
Remind him what a good pair you two are. If there is one fashion piece that even the most straight-cut man can use to jazz up a simple suit, it’s socks. Pick a set of soft, stylish socks in a wealth of patterns and shades to brighten his outfit. This ‘Sartorial’ set from London Sock features 6 pairs of stylish socks finely knitted from the highest quality Scottish stretch cotton-blend lisle. Sock game on point.
9. For the artsy gadget-obsessed
If he is the proud owner of the iPhone X, this lightweight statement case — compatible with wireless charging — is a must. Its thin slice of black and grey real marble makes this phone case a real showpiece.
10. For the undercover style icon
Give him a daily reminder of your affection with these wardrobe essentials. These cotton (read: super comfortable) Calvin Klein’s iconic boxer briefs are all-time favourites.
The best luxury gifts for Him under $250:
11. For the man who needs to change his forever-same fragrance
Forget his standard everyday fragrance; treat him to an unexpected, masculine scent with addictive top notes of Neroli Flower and Mandarin Leaves and a woody base of Black Amber and White Cedarwood. Marvellous.
12. For the outdoorsman in need of some cool eyewear
Every guy who likes to spend time outdoors needs a pair of stylish and effortlessly cool Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses — Tom Cruise’s top (gun) choice.
An no, he doesn’t need to know how to fly a plane to rock this sophisticated gold-tone aviator style pair. This killer shades are a sure win.
13. For the man who needs answers
Ask Alexa anything (from the weather and horoscopes to traffic and random facts), and she’ll answer. This voice-activated device is the personal assistant he totally deserves. The second generation of Amazon’s Alexa-enabled smart assistant features an upgraded speaker with Dolby Play 360-degree, plays his favourite tunes, reads the news, sets alarms, controls lights and other smart home devices, and more.
14. For the stylish winter enthusiast
Fashion meets functionality as the temperature plummets. You cannot go wrong with this ultra-soft camel cashmere scarf from Paul Smith finished with fringed ends. A timeless and luxe addition to any dandy’s wardrobe.
15. For the stylish weekender
Give his worn-out overnight bag a major upgrade with this stylish and roomy leather duffle bag. Perfect for a quick weekend adventure away, to lug onboard for a first-class trip or as a trendy gym bag. This versatile Polare Duffle Bag comes with shoulder straps and handle and is easy for toting.
16. For the design-conscious listener
His stylish audio gear isn’t complete without a shiny new wireless speaker from Bang & Olufsen. Made from splash and dust resistant aluminum, this portable speaker is ideal for everything from lively house parties to blazing a trail through the wilderness and camping under the stars. A year-round necessity, this ‘BeoPlay P2’ portable speaker connects to any compatible devices via Bluetooth and promises up to 10 hours of play time in just one charge.
17. For the man with a discerning nose
Take a tip from Seduction 101 and spice up your evening with one such fragrance that will last through your date night – and then some. Capturing the essence of Oud Wood (one of the most coveted raw ingredients in the world), this TOM FORD’s Eau de Parfum embodies the spirit of the modern luxury man. With opening notes of exotic Rose Wood and Chinese Pepper, this fragrance then warms to a smoky blend of Sandalwood and Vetiver for a scent which is rich, musky, and ultimately inviting.
18. For the voracious reader
This waterproof, easy-to-transport and easy-on-the-eyes Kindle E-Reader is basically a portable library (he’ll have access to literally millions of books) he can take in the pool, at the beach and wherever else he wants.
19. For the trendy city-goer
Less formal than a briefcase but equally dashing, this leather backpack will take him on campus, commute or weekend getaway in style. Perfectly proportioned, its modern silhouette opens to reveal a spacious interior to store the daily essentials, while the front zip pocket is ideal for easy access to small grab-and-go items.
20. For the hand-obsessed leader
Handcrafted from genuine ultra-light and thin slate stone, this stylish slim sleeve will hold his essentials (documents, electronic devices like MacBook, iPad and more) in style. The smoothest Alcantara interior will ensure the devices stay scratch-free and safely stored.
Curated by NYC concept store Yad Cheri, this makes for the perfect handmade luxury gift for the discerning man in your life. Practical and impactful.
The best luxury gifts for Him when money is no object:
21. For the stylish man
A wallet is one of the few accessories a man carries every day, so make it a good one. Made in Italy from premium full-grain leather, this billfold wallet from TOM FORD fits the bill perfectly. It features plenty of slots to keep cards, receipts and notes neat and tidy and a slim profile to comfortably fit in a pocket.
22. For the man who signs important documents
Sign off in style with iconic Montblanc’s ‘Meisterstück’ ballpoint pen. Finished with platinum-plated details and the white star designer logo, this luxury pen is a timeless choice.
23. For the man who is life’s of the party
Made from polished sterling silver, Linley’s corkscrew and bottle opener set is the perfect luxury gift for wine connoisseurs or anyone who enjoys a tipple.
24. For the trendsetter
Treat him to the it-shoe of 2018 with these low-top Gucci sneakers. Made from soft white leather and patterned with the brand’s signature striped webbing and a gold bee, these luxury sneakers will elevate any casual outfit.
25. For the modern toy lover
Take gift-giving to new heights and get him the gift of a bird’s eye view with this high-tech drone. This portable DJI’s drone is particularly mobile — when folded it could be carried in a jacket pocket. Despite its compact size, it has 27 minutes of flying time and stunning aerial photography and video capture.
26. For the man with big ideas who likes to scribble pen-and-paper style
The Augmented Paper from MONTBLANC features a StarWalker Ballpoint Pen and a leather-bound paper notebook that translates handwritten notes into digital format on a mobile device using Bluetooth or USB cable. Perfect for the modern man with an analog sensibility.
27. For the man who knows his classics
No man’s wardrobe should be without a deep navy cashmere sweater that goes with practically everything. He’ll be grateful for this sleek Yves Saint Laurent version (knitted in Italy from soft cashmere) for many, many years to come.
28. For the classic hard-working businessman
Give a power dressing gift that never goes out of style — a well-crafted luxury briefcase.
This fashion-meets-function Ermenegildo Zegna briefcase comes complete with internal pockets to keep important documents, and everything else organised. Plus, it features versatile carrying options — top handles, a shoulder strap and one at the back for sliding onto a suitcase. Perfect for business trips and commutes.
29. For the 007 gentleman
There is no such thing as too many jackets. Cut from the smoothest herringbone wool, this Brioni’s casual luxury bomber jacket will make for chic weekend wear. Ask Bond, James Bond.
30. For the watch lover
This luxurious-looking modern stainless steel timepiece with premium brown croco embossed strap will have him on time and in style. Analogue Quartz Movement and water resistant to 5 ATM.