Valentine’s Day 2015: Practical gifts for guys

From sleek watches to quirky tees, check out this list for more gift ideas on what to gift to your man for February 14

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Ferrari Vetiver Essence, $142 for 100ml
For a splurge-worthy Valentine’s Day gift, get this masculine scent by Ferrari (no less). It’s an intoxicating blend of grapefruit, red pepper berries and cardamom; underscored by rich, woody undertones of hazelwood, coffee beans, patchouli and cedarwood. The bottle design is inspired by Grigio Silverstone of the Ferrari GT car colour library. It can’t get any manlier than that.
Available at Robinsons Orchard, Takashimaya, OG Albert, OG Orchard, BHG Bugis, Changi Airport, the Ferrari boutique at Marina Bay Sands and all Sephora stores

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OneAdaptr Twist World Charging Station travel adaptor, $49
This is one practical gift your frequent traveller beau will love you for. We’ve all heard of compatible power adaptors that can be twisted for different charging sockets but this one not only does that, it charges up to four devices with powerful 4.0-amp USB ports from one power socket at once! #win
Available at ante@TANGS Orchard, EpiCentre, EpiLife, istudio and Takashimaya.


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Nixon watch, $199-339
Another splurge-worthy item to consider is this grunge-y Nixon watch from the Born Worn collection suitable for dates and maybe even the jungle (read: reservist).
Available at Tangs Orchard Level 3, Clout 9 at Wheelock Place, Isetan, Robinsons and Dot at Bugis+

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Atelier Cologne Ecrin Absolu Coffret, Trèfle Pur, $270 for 200ml
Gift sets aren’t just for Christmas! This Ecrin Absolu coffret offers a 30ml travel-sized fragrance and a personalised leather case with your name of choice engraved on it. Trèfle Pur is a citrus scent inspired by violet leaves, freshly-cut grass and dewy mornings.
Available at Escentials at Paragon and Tangs. Leather case engraving available only at Paragon


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Celio t-shirts, $36.90 each
Chances are, your man was an avid arcade gamer in his teens. Give him the ultimate #throwback gift with t-shirts from Celio’s latest retrogaming range, inspired by the classic arcade game Space Invaders. (They’ve got boxers too!)
Availalbe at Celio stores at Bugis+, Citylink Mall, JEM, Plaza Singapura and Suntec City

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Edible bouquets from Rainbowly, from $49
Flowers are so passe, but he might appreciate these edible bouquets instead! A fresh fruit bouquet dipped in chocolate solves the pain of having to throw away beautiful wilting flowers. Besides the fact that you get to eat them too, of course. 
Check out Bouquets are made to order and available for pickup or delivery on Mondays to Saturdays.

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Calvin Klein Alliance stainless steel watch, $440
You can’t go amiss with a sleek new watch, like with this minimalist find from Calvin Klein.
Get it at CK Watch & Jewelry stores at Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and VivoCity.

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Bucketlist Map Scratch Edition, $49.90
The travel junkie that he is will get to scratch off the countries on his bucket list, after each visit.
Get it online here from Naiise.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol sneakers, $89.90
Your pop art-loving man will love the reference to Andy Warhol’s iconic print on these cool kicks.
Available in stores from February 7, 2015.

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9Fountains Vader Dots cotton tee, $38.23
The Star Wars geek that he is wouldn’t mind yet another Darth Vader tee.
Get it online here from SheShops.

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Immaculate Spelling cotton tee, $29.90
Give him a twee reminder of all the little things you love about him; immaculate spelling and grammar included, for your well-read fellow bookworm.
Get it online here from Naiise.

Nixon bag, 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for guys

Nixon leather messenger bag, $498
A trusty messenger bag will always come in useful, whether for the gym or for his travels. This particular find is handmade with waxed leather, to give it that really rugged look.
Get it in stores at Nixon counters in Tangs, Robinsons and other authorised retailers.

Daniel Wellington watch, 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for guys

Daniel Wellington watch with interchangeable strap, from $317.30
Your equally style-conscious partner will get to match his watch to the occasion or new outfit; he’ll just need to swap the leather strap for the striped nylon for a totally different look on the same timepiece.
Get it online at here and here from SheShops.

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Ray-ban aviator mirrored sunglasses, $460
Gift him a pair of dapper new sunnies for those bright days on the road; functional and stylish to boot too.
Get it online here from Zalora.

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You & Me Memory book, $39.90
What better than a handmade gift to cherish for your beloved. Chart your favourite moments together in this Kikki K. scrapbook, complete with all the stickers and prompts that you'll need to get started for this sweet D-I-Y project.
Get it from kikki.K at ION Orchard, #B2-53.

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Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor mud purifying black mask, $107
The fellow beauty addict that he is will appreciate this tub of mud mask, made with ingredients including Irish moor mud, hijiki seaweed, volcanic ash and charcoal. And okay, he probably won’t mind if you’re sharing this tub of black mask too, right?
Get it from all Sephora stores.