What men really want…. for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2014 Wes Holland

Valentine's Day gifts for men

Finding a Valentine’s Day gift can always be challenging as we try to stray from the usual chocolates and flowers. When thinking about gifts this year, I wanted to create a unique mix containing everything from experiences to clothing. Below I have curated a list of 5 gifts that would be perfect for giving and receiving this Valentine’s Day.

The Spa at the New York Peninsula Hotel:

Private Spa Suite

The spa at the New York Peninsula is known for being one of the best in the city. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a very special package for a couple: the ability to experience the luxurious spa, pool, and a four-course meal next to the pool complete with champagne. Guests will be sure to be treated luxuriously with amazing views from the 22nd floor pool. This Diner en Amoureux includes four-course meal for 2, one bottle of champagne, private 3 hour pool experience with candle and rose petal presentation, and his & her Peninsula monogrammed robe and slippers. Available by calling 212-903-3923.

Wine Flight Gift Set

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Perfect for the wine lover, this flight set contains one of each of Vinum Bordeaux, Montrachet, Burgundy, and Sauvignon Blanc glasses. Constructed in Germany of 24% lead crystal. Available from Red Envelope in a beautiful gift box to make gifting that much easier.

Tip: make this gift even more special by pairing with a favorite bottle of wine to enjoy that evening.

MicroTouch SwitchBlade

SwitchBlade

All men have grooming needs, and this gift makes it very simple with its all-in-one design. The Switchblade model can do everything with the included snap-on pieces for precision grooming. Given its all-in-one nature, I love that this groomer is perfect for the man that travels and can just be thrown in the bag and ready to go. The price cannot be beat either at $19.99.

SWIMS Loafers

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These lightweight, fun shoes have become very popular among men, sold at department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The new cruise collection offers exciting colors that are perfect for the man who loves the beach, boating, or anything around the water. SWIMS are available in a variety of styles and hues. If a winter getaway is in the plans, these loafers really do make the perfect gift!

Nespresso CitiZ

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Starting the morning with great coffee is essential. In fact, at Skimbaco we all love coffee so much that it inspired the first issue of Skimbaco Lifestyle Magazine. I love the quality of the Nespresso coffee at home, and the CitiZ machine is a great option given its compact size yet high-tech insides and modern design. The machine is available in 3 colors, with the Fire Engine Red being perfect for the occasion. Enjoy the complete array of Nespresso recipes that can be made with the machine.

 

 

Photos: Peninsula New York, Red Envelope, My Own, The Breakers, Nespresso

Monsieur Curations - Men's Lifestyle at Skimbaco Lifestyle, feature by Wes Holland

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Wes Holland

Wes is an accomplished graduate of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University with degrees in both finance and marketing accompanied by a minor in French language. Wes works in luxury real estate marketing in NYC and is an expert on luxury for millennials. You can read more about Wes on his blog Life Through Preppy Glasses and connect with him on Twitter @Wes_Holland

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