Let’s get real here girls. Most of us pretend to be on top of gift buying and we also pretend to have planned for Valentine’s Day many moons in advance – but this is rarely the case.
Fessin’ up, we’re as bad as the boys.
What with your careers, family, friends and social engagements – getting your beau a decent gift to show your love this February is the last thing on your list. Damn right. Except now you’ve got 9 days left and you need a quick fix to avoid his disappointment face over the table when you hand him…absolutely nothing.
For the girls who haven’t quite got their act together – here’s Nixalina’s special list of presents for every kind of guy.
My constant go-to: Moonpig personalised card, small £3.49 / large £5.99
Simply pick a theme that suits your man, upload cute couple images, send the card directly to his house. Within 1-3 working days, your personalised card will land on his doorstep and you’ll look like the sweetest and most thoughtful girl he’s ever had. Winner.
Tommy Hilfiger cable knit sweater, £75 from House of Fraser
You can’t go wrong with a jumper for the cold winter months, particularly this cream knit number from Tommy Hilfiger. Made from a cotton wool blend, it will keep your beau warm and stylish.
Emporio Armani pack of three cotton trunks, £36 from Selfridges
Come on now, we all know these boys wear their boxers until there are holes in the crotch. Same for the ol’ socks – always holes. Whilst new boxers may not scream romance, they’ll certainly be well received and well used too.
Ray-Ban round double bridge sunglasses, £145 from Ray-Ban
Ready for the forthcoming spring sunshine days, why not treat your dude to some new shades. Regardless of his personal style, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban. The ’round double bridge’ shape is a best-seller, featuring gradient lenses and transparent frames.
Urbanista Berlin wireless headphones, £39.99 from Selfridges
If he loves his tunes (and who doesn’t?) some wireless headphones is a fab and functional choice. With a built-in remote that allows you to control your music and phone calls, these soft silicone headphones magnetically attach together to ensure they’re never lost from around your neck.
Biker jacket, £39.99 from H&M
Sure, it’s not real leather. But unless you want to spend out hundreds on your beau (no judgement), a faux leather will have to do. Like this sexy number from H&M. Great price, great look.
Superstar shoes, £79.95 from Adidas
Riddle me this: What guy doesn’t appreciate a new pair of trainers? I rest my case.
G-Shock GA-110MB-1AER watch, £130 from G-Shock
If he’s terrible at arriving on time, it may be time for you to purchase him a watch. Sure, it’s no Rolex, but this handy G-Shock number in matte black is water resistant up to 200m and shock resistant too.
Personalised Valentines Cheese Board, £25 from NotOntheHighStreet
If your guy likes his home and loves to cook, get him something he can use daily but with a romantic touch – like this personalised chopping board. Think you won’t have enough time to order something that’s personalised? Even with free delivery you’ll still receive it by 8th February. Score.
If smart shoes are his style (and you know his size – always a good start) then why not get him some cool brogues or loafers to update his wardrobe? These deep burgundy pair are a welcome change from ‘all black everything’.
58 Gin, £30.95 from Craft Gins
Gin drinker? Say no more.
Black cat onyx beaded bracelet, £129.00 from Thomas Sabo
For the rebels at heart who like to layer jewellery (yes, I’m looking at the guys), Thomas Sabo would be my go-to brand. Chains, charms and skulls a plenty, it’s a fab label that makes men look cool.
High-top splattered sneakers, £39.99 from Zara
If he’s a little into his street-style and casual clothing, he should like these unique high top trainers. Quirky, cool and easy to wear. Sorted.