Valentine's Day Gifts He Actually Wants

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Valentine's Day Gifts He Actually Wants

Few occasions are harder to shop for than Valentine's Day. While men often stick to the failsafe route of jewellery, chocolates and flowers (see here for the gifts that we actually want), women are left scratching their heads at what their boyfriends, fiancés or husbands secretly want to receive on 14 February.

From the guy who loves his tech, to the one who spends more time in the bathroom than you, here are 10 gifts we have it on good authority men will like. You're welcome.

A National Art Pass for the Culture Vulture

Give the gift of culture this year by buying a National Art Pass. Not only does it grant you free access to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK (including Kensington Palace, Keats House and The Courtauld Gallery), but it also gets you 50% off most major exhibitions (we're eyeing up the David Hockney at the Tate Britain). A thoughtful gift plus an endless bank of date ideas for the next 12 months - especially if you opt for the 'double' pass, which gets two of you in.

National Art Pass, £65 for one, £97 for the double

Master and Dynamic Wireless Headphones for the Music Snob

If you're dating someone who is into their music, you'll know that they've got very strong opinions on the headphones they use (and probably the streaming service, but we won't bore you with that). These Master and Dynamic wireless headphones are brand new to the market, and are smaller and lighter than the previous version, (they launched in November), which will no doubt earn you girlfriend brownie points. What's more, the beautiful design means you don't need to be embarrassed to be seen with him, either.

Master and Dynamic MW50 Wireless on ear headphones, £399

Taste Tripper Explorer Passes for the Foodie

If your significant other likes the finer things in life (read: chocolate, coffee or craft beer) then these self-guided walking tours are perfect for you. Included in your ticket are stop-offs at some of the finest artisans in London, with samples (truffles at Paul A Young, yes please!) and tutorials aplenty (think: ten minute guided couverture tasting) en route, it's a gourmand's ideal day out.

Taste Tripper Explorer pass, £30

Nikka From The Barrel for the Whisky Connoisseur

We've got it on pretty good authority (read: our well-versed guy mate told us) that Japanese distilleries have been gaining in popularity in recent years, with Nikka from the Barrel being one of the favourites in whisky circles. With a rich, strong taste, and minimialist, modern packaging, it'll instantly impress any boy who knows his drink.

Nikka from the Barrel, £35.95

Byredo Mister Marvelous for the Well-Groomed Guy

Nothing is more attractive to us than the way our man smells, which is why it is so important to get his fragrance right. Byredo is renowned for its quirky, fun scents, with Mister Marvelous being no different. Inspired by French dandies, it combines cedarwood, black amber, mandarin, neroli flower, bamboo and green lavendar for a warm, unusual smell that you'll recognise immediately. Bonus points for the aesthetically-pleasing bottle, which will take pride of place in any bathroom.

Byredo Mister Marvelous, £90

The Porsche Driving Experience for the Petrol Head

If your S.O. was considering applying for Jeremy Clarkson's old job at Top Gear, the Porsche gift experience at the legendary Silverstone race course will be right up his street. The package includes 90-minutes of drive time in either the Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, Cayenne or Macan - yep, that all means nothing to us, too.

Porsche gift experience, £295

A Folio Edition for the Book Lover

Whether its a copy of his favourite book, the complete series of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, a collection of poetry or a book he hasn't read yet (we'd recommend The Handmaid's Tale, ahead of it's April air date) there's nothing better than a beautiful Folio edition sitting on your bookshelf. Kindle, schmindle we say.

Folio edition books, from £29

A Mr & Mrs Smith Gift Card for the Travel Enthusiast

Mr & Mrs Smith's hand-picked edit of the best boutique and luxury hotels world-wide is not to be sniffed at - with the so-called 'travel club for hotel lovers' being our number one resource for finding unique experiences with plenty of added extras (Champagne on arrival? Yes please. Free upgrade? Why not). Whether you opt for £50 off your next city break together or splash out on something more generous, one thing's for certain: this is a gift that you'll get to enjoy, too.

Mr and Mrs Smith gift cards, from £50

The Amazon Fire Stick for the Tech Geek (and Boxset Lover)

Binging on TV boxsets supposedly brings couples closer together, but no one want to watch their favourite shows huddled over a laptop, like a uni student. Invest in an Amazon Fire Stick and you can watch all your favourites from Netflix and Amazon Prime plus catch-up TV on the small screen instead, all by plugging in the USB. What's more, the remote control is voice activated, so you can shout at it from across the room to pause if your boyfriend must insist on talking through The Man From High Castle again.

Amazon Fire Stick, £35

Derek Rose Pyjamas for the Boy That's Better Dressed Than You

We get it, you like sleeping in your boxers, but if you're going to keep up your reputation as the best-dressed man in our lives, you should probably start wearing chicer sleepwear. Case in point, this matching set by Derek Rose - more Scott Disick than Hugh Hefner.

Derek Rose cotton pyjamas set, £150

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