Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him - Vol. 1

What do you get the sophisticated gentleman in your life for Valentine’s Day? It can be a little tricky, so here is a range of products to inspire you…

1.) Filson dispatch bag - currently on sale for $99.99

I remember when I first discovered Filson. I was on a plane and saw a pretty amazing bag, I asked where she got it from, and to my shock discovered a local Seattle company had crafted it. So for those Seattleites out there who want to support businesses who are making excellent products in their hometown, this is a great gift!   

2.) Hard graft wallet - $89

Great wallet made in Italy with a felt interior.

3.) Miansai Anchor Bracelet - $65

Isn’t this leather anchor bracelet great? It is crafted the way that a man’s fashion accessory should be. Subtle yet eye catching.

4.) The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts by David McMillan - $25.34 (currently on Sale at Amazon)

"If you caricature friends in your first novel they will be upset, but if you don’t they will feel betrayed." Mordecai Richler

Featuring 140 recipes, anecdotes and how-to’s. Beautiful pictures by New York Times photographer Jennifer May and foreword by David Chang. Words by Joe Beef’s own Meredith Erickson. Guaranteed to make you a great cook, amaze family and friends with new found skills and/or have a good chuckle.

Ps- If you have never been to their website, check it out here.

5.) Specs by Deja Vu Refinery - $333

Their sales pitch cracks me up! You have to read it “Powerful men cannot hide from the common man. But the common man may indeed hide amongst powerful men. In fact, a classic hairstyle plus one of our distinguished DEBONAIR Spectacle or Sunspectacle models will restructure life as you know it. Instantly you may be classified as a gentleman and a scholar, artist and philosopher, a socialite, celebrity, blue blood, baron of industry, a man of letters or leisure, collector de cool, patron of the avant-garde, an aesthete, eccentric, or at the very least a reputable bon vivant.”

6.) Handsome & Lace Bowtie - $44.50

It’s a unique wool reversible bowtie. Some may have thought that bowties were a trend which would come and go, but I think the Ralph Lauren Rugby Tweed Runshows that every guy needs to keep at least one bowtie stashed in a drawer somewhere.

7.) You Are My Favorite Gift Tags - $2

To some the wrapping is almost as important as the gift.

fashion image source: the sartorialist