Valentine’s Gift Ideas For The Man In Your Life

Looking for a Valentine’s day gift for the man in your life? Then step this way. Today I bring you a variety of gifts that should suit all tastes and price points, so whether you are looking for something smart to wear, a pampering gift of luxury, or something sexy for a Valentine’s Day thrill, there is something to suit every man here.

A classic Shirt from Avail London

A stylish, classic white shirt is a great gift idea, whether it is a new piece for the office, or an option for wearing on a night out. Avail London have a range of high quality shirts that come in a muscle fit, perfect for a man who takes a pride in his body and appearance. These slim fit shirts have a muscle fit stretch and a cool modern feel. I love classic white, which looks great with dark denim, but if you are looking for a more romantic look for Valentine’s day, you could opt for a pink option.


White Short Sleeve Muscle Fit Shirt £34.99 Click to visit Avail London

Light Pink Muscle Fit Shirt £34.99 Click to visit Avail London

Dobell Crimson Red Dupion Tie
£6.99 Click to visit Avail London

A gift for a designer lover from Mainline Menswear

If your loved one likes his labels, then a gift of designer menswear, or a product from a High quality label could be a good choice. Mainline Menswear stock everything for the discerning gent who loves his designer wear, from shirts, jumpers and jeans, to accessories, nightwear and shoes.

One of my key picks from Mainline is the Diesel Justin Julio pyjama set. It comes in a range of sizes from small to extra large, and, very important for a gift idea, the pyjamas come beautifully gift wrapped, making them perfect to present without the need of wrapping or a gift bag. The pyjamas themselves are stylish, soft and comfortable, basically a gift you can’t go wrong with. These are a brilliant choice for the man who loves to lounge, someone who works in a suit all day, comes home and just wants to Netflix and chill.

Diesel Justin Julio Pyjama Set Grey £65 Click to visit Mainline Menswear

A Scooter from Skates

Sometimes finding the right present for someone involves thinking outside the box. If your loved one is a bit of a fitness freak who is looking at ways to leave the car at home, then a foldable scooter could well be a great gift option. The JD Bug Classic Street 120 Scooter from Skates is a fab idea as it is lightweight, folds away so it can be stored easily and will fit into your boot, and can help you keep fit and active. Skates have a expansive range of scooters, skates and skateboards which could help you find a gift option to suit your loved one, and as they currently have a sale on, you might be able to find something at a bargain price.

Pampering Goods

Luxury pampering goods are so often focused on women, but Valentine’s day is the perfect time to pamper the man in your life too. If your other half does a heavy lifting job, or has pressures that make him struggle to unwind, Nelson’s Arnicare bath and massage balm could be a lovely gift, especially if you add an IOU for a massage too. The oil smells divine due to the scent of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils , arnica is well known as a natural remedy for aches and pains, and, added to a bath, this can be a good way to relax as you wash away the stresses of the day.

Nelsons arnicare bath & massage balm costs £8.55 and is available from Boots and Amazon.

Another luxurious gift idea is linked to shaving. Many men are now ditching the shaving lotion and returning to the traditional way of shaving through the use of shaving soap. Hayes Garden World are a leading supplier of garden furniture and accessories, but they also stock a range of items which make lovely gift ideas for both men and women. In their current offering they have a host of products from Arran Aromatics including the Lochranza shave stone and soap. This is a shaving soap that combines cedar and vetiver, with patchouli, bay and anise. It comes in a stunning stone bowl, and you can buy replacement soaps, making this a wonderfully stylish addition to his man shelf in the bathroom.

Arran Aromatics Lochranza Shave Stone & Soap £25 Click to visit Hayes Garden World

Something for the bedroom

Valentine’s Day is all about lovers, so a saucy, sexy gift could raise a smile (and a whole lot more) when you present it to your lover and loved one on February 14th. G-Strings to No Strings: A Modern Kama Sutra by award-winning French designer Ionna Vautrin is a hoot and could be the perfect cheeky gift idea. A fun, quirky little illustrated book, this is an update of the classic Kama Sutra, filled with quirky illustrations and very funny and modern titles (Better Together is the nod to Brexit I’m guessing). The ideas are playful and suggestive drawings and with Catwoman, Darth Vader and Princess Leia featured, it will answer every erotic fantasy.

If Ionna Vautrin’s book has wetted the appetite (ahem!) then why not give this as a gift along with One mixed pleasure condoms? ONE Mixed Pleasures condoms offer a variety of flavours and textures, making sure that any intimate encounter is memorable while keeping you protected. Available from Superdrug for £9.99 for six, each condom has a different style, from glow in the dark, to super studs, to vanish – which is an hyperthin design.

I’m guessing that these are another gift where an IOU would be greatly appeciated, and anticipated, and could certainly make your Valentine’s night a whole lot of fun.

Gifts for a football lover

If you have a football lover for a partner, and are looking for something unique, then a gift from the Art of Football could be the answer. The Art of Football creates beautiful images of iconic players, and famous moments from football, and in turn uses them on t-shirts, sweatshirts and art prints. They cover a range of teams, from the Premier League and Championship, to National teams and International teams. The artwork features modern heroes, from Olivier Giroud and his scorpion kick, to Messi and Ronaldo, to players from days past like Pele and WBA hero Jeff Astle.

These are truly unique and stunning, and would be treasured by any football fan.

Sting In The Tail – Tee
£25.00 Click to visit Art of Football

They Think It’s All Over – Print or Canvas
£9.99 Click to visit Art of Football




Perfect Gifts for Footie Fans from Personalised Gift Solutions

I’ve been writing quite a bit about the perfect gifts for dad’s for this upcoming Father’s Day. I’ve looked at photographic books and experience gift packages, and now I’m moving on to ideas for dad’s that also happen to be major football fans. If you’re dad is football crazy, you could create a gift idea that would suit him just down to the ground with Personalised Gift Solutions.

Personalised Gift Solutions are a small family company from Southampton who decided to take some of the work out of finding presents.  They  have created a wonderful blend of unique gifts that are also totally personal. The jewel in the crown in the Personalised Gift Solution range is, a range of gifts that are inspired by those football matches that linger long in the memory – the FA cup wins, the miraculous comebacks, the giant killings – all these are celebrated in a range of mugs, t-shirts, mobile phone cases, hoodies and sweatshirts. There are products available for all the Premiership teams, along with selected Championship, International and Scottish teams.

A Personalised Custom Football T-Shirt - My Best Match Ever - Your match here... £14.95 click to visit Personalised Gift Solutions

A Personalised Custom Football T-Shirt – My Best Match Ever – Your match here… £14.95 click to visit Personalised Gift Solutions

My dad is a lifelong, season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion and loves anything football related, especially if it is also related to the Baggies.  I loved the idea of gifting him one of the ‘My Best Match’ t-shirts, and was spoiled for choice with the matches available. Did I go for the 1970s classic 3-5 win at Old Trafford? Or how about the stunning last match of Alex Ferguson’s managerial career – the 5-5 at The Hawthorns? Both were amazing, memorable matches, but winning the FA Cup would be hard to top, so I went for the 1-0 win against Everton in the 1968 FA Cup final, all the more special as I know my 14 year old dad was there that day. (Astle is king – fact!)

Personalised WBA Football T-Shirt - My Best Match Ever WBA003 - WBA 1-0 Everton £14.95 click to visit Personalised Gift Solutions

Personalised WBA Football T-Shirt – My Best Match Ever WBA003 – WBA 1-0 Everton
£14.95 click to visit Personalised Gift Solutions

This is a great present, the details of the match are emblazoned on a ‘wonky scoreboard’ and the t-shirt itself is white, crisp cotton that is already 100% preshrunk so it won’t shrink again in the wash. It has a stark, minimalist feel – perfect for my dad who thinks a small pattern is ‘going a bit too far’, and I know that this is something that will both please him, and something that he will actually wear – a total result if you pardon the pun.



All orders for Fathers Day that are place on or before June 15th are guaranteed to be dispatched in time. If you want to order after this date, you can email for help and advice.

*I was sent a t-shirt for the purpose of writing a review.