Let’s face it: it’s probably easier to buy gifts for women than men. While most women will appreciate flowers or a piece of jewellery, we usually need to crack our heads over what to get for our favourite man.

If you’re looking for some inspiration this Valentine’s Day, these 10 gift ideas may just be what you’re looking for.

1. The suit in a bottle: Dior’s Homme Eau de Toilette

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With Robert Pattinson (aka Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter and Edward Cullen from Twilight) as Johnny Depp’s successor in being the face of Dior Homme fragrances, you can be sure that the Dior Homme Eau de Toilette drips with masculine charm. Newly launched in the City of Love, Paris, on 17 January, this much awaited perfume boasts precious ingredients as its notes: atlas cedar, patchouli, and vetiver that blend together to create a warm, woodsy scent, lingering for hours after the first spritz.

Get this coveted scent at all Dior counters island wide from February 2020.

2. For the couple who loves quality time: “Everlasting Love” Spa Experience

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If quality time is your love language, we have the perfect answer (and excuse for a spa treatment) for both of you. Ikeda Group’s “Everlasting Love” collection features combinations of luxurious and unheard of treatments like the White Wine Onsen and White Chocolate Scrub, each lasting for 30 minutes, and the 90-minute White Rose Aromatherapy Massage. Why go to Japan to soak in an Onsen when you can experience it right here in Singapore?

Book your retreat at Ikeda Spa at the promotional price of $538+ and save 23% off your final bill!

3. For the traveler: A luxury shaving travel kit

For the partner who’s always travelling and appreciates the little luxuries in life: this über travel-friendly The Art of Shaving “4 Elements of the Perfect Shave” kit. In addition to being ultra portable, this all-pleasing sandalwood scented shaving set also guards against inconveniences like razor burns and ingrown hair, and won’t irritate sensitive skin during his travels.

Buy this at Sephora at USD60 and get free shipping!

4. For the well-groomed man: Braun’s Shavers and Beard Trimmer

Help your man keep his proudly grown beard immaculate with this super precise beard trimmer (SGD107) from Braun, or get a close yet clean shave with their highly rated shaver (SGD89) that comes with different attachments to achieve different looks, and yet doesn’t break the bank.

5. For your skincare freak: SK-II’s Men Facial Treatment Essence

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If your partner is as meticulous with his skincare routine as you are, treat him with something extra special this Valentine’s Day. SK-II’s original Facial Treatment Essence was so highly raved about, they created a specialised version for men that reviewers claim helps reduce pore size, control oil, rid of pimples and much more.

Give the gift of clear skin with this magic in a bottle at any SK-II counter or Sephora starting at SGD108.

6. For the lazy ones: Birchbox’s Monthly Grooming Subscription

 

When a specially customised box full of grooming supplies is delivered to his doorstep each month, there isn’t a good enough reason to refuse using the luxurious products waiting inside. Birchbox’s subscription service allows you to pick your preferred products, including premium shaving creams and hair pomades from renowned brands like Kiehl’s and Jack Black, depending on his concerns.

At no extra delivery fees, get the Birchbox Grooming Kit (psst, there’s a beauty kit version for you too!) at USD10 a month – cancel at anytime!

7. For the stylish: Hanz de Fuko’s Hair Collection

 

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Just like us, their hair is widely regarded as one of their most important features. Hanz de Fuko’s hair collection has waxes and dry shampoos with different finishes (shine or matte) and holds for the man in your life who has fabulous hair and knows it.

The collection retails at Sephora, starting at SGD30 for a shampoo, body wash, or conditioner.

8. For men who do makeup: Chanel’s Boy Collection

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Men wearing makeup is common in South Korea and if your man is one of those who has hopped on this trend, give him nothing but the best.

Arguably one of the world’s biggest luxury houses, Chanel launched the Boy de Chanel beauty line last year, starring the light-coverage Le Teint foundation (SGD114), Stylo Sourcils eyebrow pencil (SGD62), and the clear Lip Balm (SGD55).

They’re all matte, for the male equivalent of that au naturale Glossier poster girl look. Exclusively available at Ion Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, Raffles City, and Vivo City Chanel Fragrance and Beauty counters.

9. For the gym rat: Kopari’s deodorant

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When your partner is living up to his new year’s resolutions of hitting the gym, its time to reward him with a worthy deodorant, like this one from Kopari that’s available at Sephora (SGD25) and Kopari’s website (USD14). Made with coconut oil and charcoal as its active ingredients, this non-toxic, plant-based deodorant rids of the bacteria that causes odor in the first place, and may just earn its spot as a staple in his gym bag.

10. For the techie: Lifetrons’s 3-in-1 Cleansing and Massage tool

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Why do everything yourself when technology could do it for you- in half the time? We’re willing to bet your tech obsessed partner would agree and love this three-in-one tool that can brush teeth, and clean and massage the face with its three separate attachments.

Retails on Zalora for SGD78.90.

Gifting the man in your life grooming products is a way of telling them how much you care about their well-being.

These Valentine’s Day grooming gifts for men are effective enough to satisfy the skeptics in them and can probably acquaint them with the areas of grooming that they previously didn’t know exist!

1. Sulwhasoo Men Refreshing Cleansing Foam

Sulwhasoo’s anti-ageing skin care series for men is enriched with medicinal herbs that effectively treat and strengthen men’s skin against signs of ageing, as well as indulge them in herbal, woody scents.

One essential step toward retarding the progress of age is cleansing and exfoliating the skin of dead skin cells and impurities trapped in pores so as to maintain the skin’s natural youthful radiance, which is why Sulwhasoo Men’s Refreshing Cleansing Foam (SGD40) is perfect for the job. Natural powder particles in this gentle foam cleanser both cleanse and scrub your man’s face so effectively, he’ll probably never want to skip cleansing his face anymore!

Sulwhasoo Men products are available islandwide at all Sulwhasoo stores.

2. Foreo Luna Go for Men

The tool geek in your man will be loving the portable, waterproof, long-lasting the Foreo Luna Go for Men (SGD142). But the biggest incentive has to be how deeply it cleanses his thicker male skin through science! Ultra-soft silicone bristles channel low-frequency sonic pulsations that effectively deliver the active ingredients of the cleanser into the skin and purge it of dirt and excess oil, leaving his skin radiant and healthier, even reducing wrinkles and fine lines over time. This assists him in getting a closer, smoother shave.

This is available online. Click here to check it out!

3. Dr Jart+ Rubber Masks

Their packaging will pique his interest and their visible effects on his face will have him asking for more! Dr Jart+ Rubber Masks each comes with a serum that targets a specific skin concern, which is absorbed deeply into the skin by placing the rubbery mask over it, giving the skin moisture, radiance, acne-resilient pores, and elasticity (pun unintended). These rubber masks serve to lock in the active ingredients of the serums and prevent them from evaporating from the skin’s surface.

Incidentally, the names of these masks make them Valentine’s Day appropriate and you can totally share a unisex facial mask session with him as a relaxing V-day activity!

All four Dr Jart+ Rubber Masks are available at SGD18 per box at Sephora.

4. Nivea Men Hydrating Water Burst Serum

Nivea Men’s Water Burst Serum (SGD22) will relieve dehydrated, irritated male skin caused by over-production of sebum with a unique nozzle that releases micro water molecules in a way that quickens their absorption. These micro water molecules form a smooth, non-greasy and lightweight layer on the skin that protects it from pollution. Low maintenance men will love its fuss-free 10-benefits-in-one formula!

Find it at Lazada for a discount!

5. Don Juan Beard Oil Libertine

100% hand-crafted and organic, the Don Juan Beard Oil Libertine enhances beard health and growth by moisturising and conditioning. Jojoba and rice bran oils nourish and protect his beard and the skin underneath from UV rays and dehydration. With a sweet orange and vanilla scent, it softens and sweetens your masculine Don Juan.

This is available at Chance online.

6. Nuxe Men Multi Purpose After-Shave Hypoallergenic Balm

This after-shave (SGD55) can be used to moisturise and soothe the whole face! The Oak and Hornbeam extracts in its formula soothe irritated skin and any razor cuts inflicted by the shaver. It also provides the skin with 24-hour hydration, smoothing down signs of fatigue and stress. Bonus: it has a nice woody scent, which is masculine to him, and attractive to you!

This is available at Zalora online, at 50% off!

7. Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum

This warm, woody scent (SGD144 / 50ml) is reminiscent of laid-back summertime under a fig tree. Fig leaves and bark form the base of the scent, which gradually reveals a fruitiness and milkiness of the fig fruit and as it’s close to completely fading, a faint note of coconut surfaces. The whole aromatic experience is made sunnier and brighter by a touch of white cedar. It’s a unisex perfume that he will love and you can “borrow” from time to time.

This is available at TANGS online and Escentials boutiques.