THE CRIQUET MAN’S GUIDE TO MANLY MAN GIFTS FOR YOUR MAN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Shoppin’ ain’t easy. We get it. Especially when you are trying to get the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life.
Men aren’t much for being on the receiving end of roses. They aren’t
much for boxes of chocolates (more accurately, they will never admit to
wanting a heart-shaped box of chocolates … but they also never admit to
snarfing more than half of the chocolates they just gave you, blaming it on the dog instead). And most men will struggle to express much enthusiasm for a gift of scented candles … unless those candles smell like bacon.
If you are spending the weekend under a warm sun, check out the premium flip flop options from Hari Mari – the company donates $3 of every flip flop sold to organizations supporting children fighting cancer. Our favorites are the men’s Fields sandals ($80), which feature nubuck leather and memory foam that grips the toes to reduce slipping. If you’re into more of a classic look, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Seavees, and the Hermosa Plimsoll Standard ($78) is especially sharp in white. You’ll feel just as at-home on the deck of a 30 ft. sloop as you would on the dance floor. Complete his look with a pair of Jack Donnelly khakis, such as the Dalton pant ($105), which blends a tailored slim fit with a relaxed feel, and a unique Tucker Blairneedlepoint belt ($135).
Oh, and if he’s in the market for a comfortable-yet-stylish solution to keeping the sun out of your eyes, try the Envy HD ($30) handcrafted bamboo shades from UNRL. His corneas will be eternally grateful.
Don’t tell us that you’ve forgotten about the accessories!
Nothing completes your look quite like a quality wristwatch. Resident purveyors of cool, San Francisco-based hybrid retailer and style journal Huckberry has you covered with this timeless Seiko dive watch ($315 - and hey, if it’s good enough for Robert Redford and Mick Jagger, you can bet that it’s good enough for you).
If that’s not quite your style, Huckberry also is the exclusive provider of Standard Issue Instruments timepieces ($250). Understated and minimalist in design, this watch is highly versatile- whether you choose to dress it up with a suit or down by pairing it with khakis and one of our own Players Shirts.
And whether the purpose is lounging at home (or a hotel suite) or dressing up for Valentine’s Day dinner, a fun pair of socks are a must. Our Austin bias notwithstanding, we love the sock subscription brand Sockwork ($20 / month), which donates a portion of profits to charities benefiting military families.
Single and alone this Valentine’s Day? Maybe have some people who can tolerate you who are willing to watch non-romantic movies with you that you may call friends?
Then I have the perfect Valentine’s Day solution for you and your lonely friends.
On Valentine’s Day (or the best available date that suites yourself around Val day), congregate with your single friends at a house (preferably belonging a friend who has approved of said congregation) of your choosing to celebrate your single status!
- Watching non-romantic movies or movies with a minimal romance plot.
- Watching Mean Girls (because Mean Girls you whore)
- Have a Secret Valentine (like secret Santa but with cheap chocolate and crappy flowers)
- Food. Lots of it. Must include Pringles.
- Tinder profile photo booth
- Taking the ugliest selfies possible
- Dominating in Monopoly
- Giving each other some of your favourite Tumblr Valentine’s Day cards to let your friends know just how fucked up your mind can actually be as you ruin Disney for them. Again.
- 2016: GO SEE DEADPOOL
So go forth, unite with your single friends. Celebrate being single, just as much you can/should celebrate being in a relationship
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