Poor men. Somehow, they got saddled with the responsibility of purchasing women over-the-top gifts every Valentine's Day.
At what point did spoiling our significant other on V-Day elude women and become the sole responsibility of men? Why shouldn't women be scrambling to buy men's Valentine's Day gifts?
This Valentine's Day, we challenge all the women who have wonderful significant others to try a little role reversal. Spoil your man with something they've had their eye on or something they didn't even know they wanted.
Here are 15 stylish (and useful) Valentine's Day gift options for all the great men out there.
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Even if he has a million toques kicking around, we can't see how he won't be charmed by a hat with his neighborhood on it, not to mention the cute pom-pom topper. Tuck Shop Co. offers a collection of neighborhood toques with almost every Toronto neighborhood and even your favourite hoods in Los Angeles and New York.
This canvas duffel from Owen and Fred will make him feel stylish but also a bit rugged. If he peeks into the interior, he'll be met with the inspirational words, "work hard, play harder." The versatile canvas bag features nickel hardware and leather pull tabs.
He may never admit it but he wants a cashmere sweater as much as you do. Heck, who doesn’t want a cashmere sweater? Brooks Brothers offers a more affordable cashmere blend crewneck sweater from their Black Fleece collection that has a laid back athletic feel most guys will feel perfectly comfortable wearing.
Warby Parker has officially make it cool to wear glasses. The Cass frames are from their spring 2015 collection but you may want to opt for another style from their vast collection of covetable and affordable frames.
If your significant other likes his things neat and tidy, he'll love Tinsel & Timber's iPhone tray, handcrafted from a solid block of maple that will bring out his inner Nick Offerman.
Toronto Maple Leaf stud Joffrey Lupul endorses this shoe by Toronto-based label, Sully Wong, so you know the guys are gonna love it. The durable and stylish high-top is made of nylon with a leather heel, toe and interior.
It's common knowledge that when men get sick, they revert to toddlers. So it goes without saying that the Saje Pocket Pharmacy is the perfect gift for the bitter winter ahead. The five small viles contain remedies to alleviate headaches, muscle stiffness and promote digestion, relaxation and immunity. Your man will thank you the next time he's bitten with a flu bug.
This is one of those gifts he wants and needs—he just doesn't know it yet. The Clarisonic has been a favourite skin care device among women for quite some time so it's about time we share our secret for soft and supple skin. Not to worry, the device also comes in black and could almost pass for some sort of shaving contraption.
Suit Supply is a Dutch menswear brand that just opened its first Canadian location in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. There's a youthful vibe to the brand along with impeccable tailoring and price tags that won't bankrupt you. Try this classic brown bomber jacket as a Valentine's Day offering to him. He won't be disappointed.
This is a great gift for the iPad obsessed. Canadian designer Philip Sparks offers this stylish padded canvas electronics case with vegetable-tanned leather piping and brass hardware.
These aren't just ordinary loafers, they're Swims. The brand originated in Norway where it can get pretty wet and slushy in the winter, thus they developed a waterproof and breathable shoe, which means his feet won't stink. That's a win-win for both of you.
If your guy likes to travel in style, a TUMI suitcase is probably already on his radar. While pricey, the brand is known to be the crème de la crème of travel accessories. On top of being light as a feather, most TUMI suitcases come with hangar brackets for his suits.
This gift is for the guy who hasn't quite nailed down his signature cologne. Sephora offers this great sampler set with four deluxe sized bottles for him to experiment with. He can also toss one into his hockey bag so he doesn't come home smelling like sweat and jock straps.
Movember may be months away but that doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate it year-round. Plus, guys love Movember 'cause it's kind of their month to shine so we're confident this "Made in Movember" hoodie will get some good wear all year long.
Toronto-based entrepreneur Brian Lau wants you to buy his product for your man. Why? Because his skincare brand has been formulated just for men, minimizing all the harmful irritants normally found in mass-produced skincare products. The five-piece kit allows you to select your own products based on your needs.