Treat the special men in your life with these thoughtful and meaningful Valentine’s Day gifts
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to show your family member, friend or significant other how much they mean to you. Whether you’re looking for a small token of appreciation or wanting to splurge on something fancy, we’ve put together a variety of our favourite gift ideas that he is surely going to love.
Browse through for some inspiration, and get shopping and P.S., always remember to treat yourself too..
1. Super Soak Healing Bath by Plant Apothecary, $30
This organic healing bath by Plant Apothecary (available at Indigo) is the perfect way for him to de-stress and relax his entire body. Made with purifying sea salt, lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oil, it’s also therapeutic when he thinks he may have a cold kicking in. This is one gift he will most definitely appreciate.
2. You’re The One I Want by Purdys, $12
Show him how you really feel this Valentine’s Day with delicious chocolate from Purdys. This pack of six comes ready with a best-selling variety, like yummy hedgehogs and salted caramel minis. Try and resist if you can!
3. Vintage Cocktails by Assouline, $68
This award-winning book is the perfect gift for any cocktail enthusiast who wants to learn how to make deliciously classy drinks with just the right ingredients. Not only does it have amazing recipes and information, it looks just as elegant when placed by the bar.
4. Drop XL Wireless Charger by Native Union, $159.99
Too many cables and plugs around? Native Union’s wireless charger is a practical gift idea that he can conveniently use both at home and in the workplace. The expanded surface area can charge up to three devices at a time, and we are big fans of its sleek design.
5. Romeo and Juliet Cakes by Thierry, $21.95
Celebrate the season of love with these Romeo (cassis dark chocolate, classic cremeux, chocolate genoise, chocolate mousse and sable base) and Juliet (raspberry white chocolate raspberry cremeux, white genoise and sable base) cakes by Vancouver’s own top-rated Thierry Chocolates. They are available for in-store pick-up only on Valentine’s Day, so get your hands on them quick.
6. Ticket Stub Diary by Uncommon Goods, $18.58
Here’s a gift idea that he will cherish for years to come. This diary is a heartwarming way to keep ticket stubs from all sorts of occasions in his life, such as concerts, sports events, vacations and more. There’s also space to write down significant moments so that he can look back on all the memories he’s created.
7. Sauvage by Dior, $132.12 and above
Inspired by the desert at twilight when the sky is set ablaze, Dior’s Sauvage is a smoky blend of bergamot, ambroxan and vanilla mixed with tones of wood, spice and amber. There’s nothing more perfect for Valentine’s Day than a sensual fragrance.
8. Woodland Candle by Canvas Candle Co., $15.95
This local brand has a variety of handcrafted soy candles that can last up up to 40 hours. Our favourite pick for Valentine’s Day is the Woodland fragrance that will surely set the mood with a mix of vanilla, sandalwood and cedarwood.
9. Unity Natural Shave Lotion by United and Free, $24.95
This top-rated shave lotion by B.C.’s own Unity Natural is hydrating, nourishing, and comes at a great price. It’s also perfect for anyone who has sensitive skin, and we just can’t get enough of all the natural ingredients like sea kelp, shea butter, sage and more.
10. Textured Weave Ottoman Bowtie by Zara, $25.90
Keep his style game strong with this dapper bow tie by Zara in deep maroon. We love the textured weave material and, best of all, he’ll always remember you whenever he goes out to a special event.
11. Best Husband Ever Mug, $31
Celebrate your hubby with this super cute and straight-to-the-point mug. It will keep drinks hot or cold for hours thanks to its double-wall insulated steel construction—great for when he’s out and about all day. We also love that the tumbler comes ready in a gift box, so you’re all set to go.
12. Hot Sauce Socks by Simons, $12
A pair of trendy socks always make for a fun and easy gift. Our top pick are these hot sauce ones from Simons, which come at an awesome price point. There are loads of other designs to choose from as well, such as avocados, pizza, dinosaurs... or whatever he may prefer!
13. Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker, $129.99
If your special man is into fitness, then here’s a gift he is going to love. The Fitbit Inspire has a variety of features, like tracking daily activity, monitoring the heart rate and more. It also has a touchscreen display, a five-day battery life, and is water-resistant.
14. Omemee Slip On Loafers by ALDO, $120
We can’t get enough of these red loafers from ALDO’s Valentine’s Day collection. These European style slip-ons are perfect to wear on the daily, and will even look fabulous for an evening out in town. This gift is definitely a winner for the man who loves fashion.
15. Bourbon Flask Gift Set by Sugarfina, $39.95
Here’s something for the sweet tooth. Sugarfina’s boozy gift set comes complete with Maple Bourbon Caramels, Bourbon Bears and a limited-edition copper flask which can be put to great use after all the bonbons are gone. You’ll have to try hard to keep your hands off these.
16. Heart wine glasses by William Sonoma, $30.36
If getting cozy with some wine is something you love doing together, then these heart glasses from William Sonoma are a must-buy. Grab your favourite bottle and cuddle up!
17. Love and Thanks Beer Greetings (set of 4), $48.02
Earn yourself some major brownie points this Valentine’s with the ultimate gift for any beer enthusiast. Say “I love you” or “Thank you” with these greeting boxes that come in a set of four. P.S. Beer not included so make sure you stop at the liquor store too.
18. Custom Minifigure frame by Qutiecreativedesigns, $45
A personalized gift goes a long way in showing how much you care, and these handmade mini figure Lego frames make a perfect addition for the home. Pick his favourite Marvel character, whichever frame you like, and customize your text.
19. Saffiano Leather Card Holder by Prada, $295
This card holder by Prada is definitely splurge-worthy and something he is going to love for a long time. With a centre pocket and three card slots on both sides, this piece of high-quality leather will make it easier for him to carry his basic essentials.
20. Portable Aroma Diffuser-Black Pouch, $79
Does your special someone travel a lot? Then this portable diffuser from Muji is the perfect Valentine's gift! It's the ideal size for home, work or on the road. It's designed to be used without water (just add a few drops of essential oils and breathe in the relaxing scents), and can be easily charged with the USB cord.