Regardless of how long you’ve been with your partner, shopping for him can always be tricky. Whether he’s your spouse, boyfriend or fiancé, trying to buy him the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be daunting. A homemade dinner is always a good shout, and so is his favourite chocolate – but why not push the boat out? Treat the guy in your life to something he wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself.


Upgrade the grooming routine of your man with a high-end shaving set. You could even create a little hamper filled with all of his favourite shaving essentials, including a shave cream, an SPF daytime moisturiser and a gentle exfoliating cleanser. If that doesn’t sound like your man, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of his favourite aftershave.

Novelty gifts

If shopping for your man wasn’t already hard enough, it’s likely that you’ve already asked him what he’s wanted, to which he has replied “nothing”. Now, you can make his wishes come true. Many retailers, both online and high-street, are literally selling “nothing” in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. So, yes, you can buy your other half a pack of nothing. Get them exactly what they asked for!


If you’re really stuck on what to buy your guy and don’t want his gift to go to waste, why not update his wardrobe? A nice simple t-shirt, hoody, tracksuit, bomber jacket, you name it. You know what he normally wears, so head to a men’s clothing retailer like SEEK Attire to get his present sorted in no time at all. A guaranteed way to earn yourself some brownie points!

Personalised presents

Guys like cute just as much as anyone. As the saying goes, love is written in the stars, so make it a reality. Buy your man a personalised constellation map which charts the view of the night sky from any specific moment – remind him of the day he met you, forever.


Is your man big into his gadgets? Buy him something you know he’ll adore. An accessory for his smartphone he can’t seem to put down, a new game for his PlayStation or Xbox, or a camera for him to chase his photography passion. You could even throw it back to his childhood with a retro games console.

Food, glorious food

Whether your man is a foodie or just enjoys the odd indulgence, buy him something that’s going to spice up his life every month. There are plenty of tasty snack box subscription boxes from which you can now choose.

Treat him to an assortment of crunchy, chewy, sweet and salt offerings – popcorn, taffy, pretzels, gourmet chocolate and a whole lot more. You can also select the frequency of the gift – so, if he enjoys it, you can keep the subscription going for his birthday and Christmas!