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The CF Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2021: For Him

Valentine’s Day may be cliché, but it’s a lovely way of showing appreciation for those you love the most.

From new activewear to fuel their newfound love for cycling to cocktails delivered to their door, scroll down for the CF Valentine’s Day gift guide for him.


THE FRAGRANCE

This Byredo scent is bound to raise a smile with it’s complementary name. The scent is incredibly wearable too for day and night, thanks to citrusy mandarin leaves, a fresh bloom of neroli and green lavender, and the warmth of amber and cedarwood.

 

THE WEEKEND BAG

Whilst we are missing the joy of travel, we are planning ahead for adventures to come. This weekend bag, in cream canvas and brown leather, has all the characteristic Italian charm of Brunello Cucinelli. It will ensure he is ready to jet away the minute lockdown lifts.

Whilst we are missing the joy of travel, we are planning ahead for adventures to come. This weekend bag will ensure he is ready to jet away the minute lockdown lifts.

THE CYCLE GEAR

Cycling has boomed in the past twelve months, whether it’s for transport or fitness. If your S.O. is one of the many who’ve become a keen cyclist, treat him to some new workout wear from Matches Fashion's new dedicated edit.

 

THE TRAINERS

Box-fresh trainers are sure to delight and these Maxim leather trainers from Bally’s 'The Lift' collection marry style and function. The lightweight design means he’ll have a spring in his step and the smart stripe details are unmistakably Bally.

Box-fresh trainers are sure to delight and these Maxim leather trainers from Bally’s ‘The Lift’ collection marry style and function.

THE HEADPHONES

Lockdown living has made us a little bit short tempered when it comes to our partners habits. If you're sick of your partner's music habits or endless lound Zoom calls, treat him to some sound-cancelling headphones from Bang & Olufsen and Rimowa.

 

THE LOCKDOWN COCKTAIL

If you can’t go to the Picante, make it come to you with the Lockdown Liquor Co., the silver lining of pandemic living. A heady concoction of tequila, lime, agave nectar, and chili, the pre-mixed bottle takes out the hard work and is available in sizes of two, seven, and 15 servings.

If you can’t go to the Picante, make it come to you with the Lockdown Liquor Co., the silver lining of pandemic living.

THE PLAYING CARDS

Upgrade games night with Smythson's deck of cards. Housed in the signature Smythson blue case – complete with gilded design – they are a super smart addition to your hand luggage for your staycation.

 

THE MUGS

Now he's perfected his barista skills these ceramic mugs are the perfect complement to his morning brew. Inspired by Japenese tea cups, we love the minimalist design.

 

THE SKINCARE

If you are sick of him reaching for your prized skincare, a smart kit from Dr. Barbara Sturm is a must-have gift. The travel case includes a cleanser, hyaluronic serum, and face cream, formulated to soothe post-shaving whilst brightening and hydrating complexions too.

If you are sick of him reaching for your prized skincare, a smart kit from Dr. Barbara Sturm is a must-have gift.

THE UNDERWEAR

Essentially the tailoring of underwear, British brand Hamilton and Hare design's beautiful boxers made to last. This pink- and white-striped pair have been launched in time for Valentine's Day – he'll definitely be converted in no time.

 

 

THE WATCH

If you want him to think of you everytime he checks the time, a new timepiece is an excellent choice. This sporty Omega watch, with stainless steel band and striking black dial, is a discerning and timeless design.

 

THE LOUNGEWEAR

This TEKLA super soft bathrobe is synonymous with blissfully lazy Sunday mornings. Think coffee, toast, newspapers, and repeat.

 

This TEKLA super soft bathrobe is synonymous with blissfully lazy Sunday mornings. Think coffee, toast, newspapers, and repeat.

THE CANDLE

This candle combines all the best aromas from a Spanish village square: coffee, brandy, black tobacco, and notes of leather and incense. It's a great addition to his desk.

 

THE COOKBOOK

A must-have for any fans of Dishoom's signature Black Daal or mouth-watering Chicken Ruby. This cookbook dishes the secrets, allowing you to make the restaurant's much-loved plates from your own home.

This cookbook dishes the secrets, allowing you to make the restaurant’s much-loved plates from your own home.

THE COAT

The puffer jacket is back with avengence and we are here for it. With daily walks still the extent of our social interactions, this North Face down coat will get many a wear. 

 

THE SLIPPERS

Comfort still reigns supreme when it comes to our wardrobes this year. These shearling-lined UGG slippers will be his WFH footwear of choice, particularly when paired with a sumptuously soft pair of Alpaca bed socks from Scottish label, Pairs Scotland.

 

Comfort still reigns supreme when it comes to our wardrobes this year, and these shearling-lined UGG slippers will be his WFH footwear of choice.

THE MASSAGE GUN

The Theragun is basically like having a masseuse at your fingertips at all times. Perfect for diminishing post-workout cramps and knots this on-the-go, this device pummels tissue back to comfort. Heaven.

 

THE LUXE CAR DIFFUSER

Thanks to Jo Malone London, car fragrance has never been so covetable. The in-car diffuser is available in three scents – we particularly love the super fresh Wood, Sage & Sea Salt scent.

Thanks to Jo Malone London, car fragrance has never been so covetable

THE SUBSCRIPTION

If he’s climbing the walls in lockdown, Masterclass is the ultimate boredom killer. With access to some of the world's top specialists in their field, this series of Masterclasses truly deliver. Whether it’s learning how to whip up a restaurant-level meals with Gordon Ramsay, filmmaking with Martin Scorsese, or mastering chess with Gary Kasparov, it's the perfect way to develop a new hobby or learn a new skill.

 

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