The great big Valentine’s gift guide for him
We know, buying gifts for your significant other is a challenge.
Especially if he’s one of those guys who immediately goes out and buys everything/anything that he wants the moment he wants it. But fret not, we’ve got you covered.
Esquire has put together a list of awesome and thoughtful presents that the man in your life probably won’t have thought to buy himself.
Devialet Phantom Reactor 600
This speaker is mini, by it’s mighty at the same time. High-end speaker specialist Devialet spent almost a decade researching the Phantom line, with two whole years dedicated to just the woofer. The results are stellar; impactful bass with minimal distortion, and you can further customize sound settings via the brand’s handy app.
Hugo Boss Leather Backpack
A definite style upgrade to whatever man bag he’s currently towing around, this one’s smart enough for the office but looks equally cool played casual at the weekend. Hugo Boss has outfitted this in cross-grain leather, so it’ll only get better with age. It also has a handy padded back panel, so it’s comfortable on long commutes.
Leica SL System Camera
If your man’s a camera buff, he’ll not only have heard of Leica but been secretly coveting them since the first time he laid eyes on an original Hector from the 1930s. Camera jargon aside, Leica makes some of the best gear in the business, and this SL system camera will let him hot-swap lenses on the fly.
Fun fact: the average man only buys his own underwear for five years of his life (the rest of the time, it’s either provided by the two main women in his life; his mum and significant mother). CDLP is a brand making waves in the cut-throat underwear market; all its products are made from Lyocell, an organic and biodegradable fibre derived from wood pulp.
Nespresso Creatista Plus
Everyone loves coffee, right? But not everyone enjoys going through the motions of brewing and steeping. Fortunately, Nespresso has spent the last few years perfecting the art of the perfect cup of coffee (plus, George Clooney likes them). Pair it up with one of Nespresso’s limited edition pods such as Café Istanbul (Arabian mocha from Yemen) and Café Venezia (a blend of Ethiopian and Indian Arabica) and you’ll make the coffee-lover in your life very happy indeed.