Though we hate to admit it, ladies, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about us. As the new year is just getting started, you may have resolved to spread happiness and joy to others. Start with this holiday—instead of sitting back and waiting to be pampered and treated (though I do hope you get lots of presents and a great meal next Monday), be proactive and do something for your special someone.
Notorious for their cheesiness, Valentine’s Day gifts can actually be fashion forward. If you’re looking for an article on where to find the latest singing gorilla, however, you may want to stop reading now.
Timex Easy Reader watch: It’s simple, classic and versatile, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Not only will he be recognized for his great sense of style, thanks to you, but he’ll now also be on time for any future dates or outings (timex.com, $35).
Vintage record: If he has a record player or is into music, find out who his top five favorite artists or bands are and take a trip down to Vintage Vinyl. There, you can select records and sample them for quality.
Cologne: There’s nothing sexier or more refreshing than having a man who consistently smells pleasant. Bond No. 9 scents such as Wall Street and New Haarlem (saksfifthavenue.com, $160 and $150 respectively) may exceed your price range, but the scents in this label are unisex and received rave reviews in The New York Times. Ralph Lauren Polo Blue and Ralph Lauren Polo Black are other popular fragrance choices; the eau de toilette can be purchased at Macy’s for $72. Burberry Brit is another classic scent to consider (macys.com, $90). Given differences in perception and taste, be sure to test these scents before you make a decision.
The Art of Shaving: The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Starter Kit: This five-star rated kit will keep his skin smooth (razor burn free) and smelling great before and after he shaves (nordstrom.com, $25).
Ray-Bans: Purchasing sunglasses for your man shows that you care about his health and your future together as the weather warms up—and, of course, his style. (Aviator, Wayfarer and Clubmaster styles, rayban.com, $145)
Converse Valentine’s Day Collection: Not only will your significant other have the nicest kicks on campus, but red is also a very refreshing color for spring! (converse.com, $45)
BOSS black “Bradenton” card holder: This leather limited-edition cardholder is slim and will keep his cards neat and organized (bloomingdales.com, $60).
Nixon Time Teller P watch: If your man’s style is more retro, consider this colorful watch to brighten up both his wardrobe and his day. Nixon offers more than 25 colors for this time piece, including seafoam and matte drab (nixonnow.com, $60).
-Keep him stylish!