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Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for men

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Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the number one man in your life can be quite the challenge. We know how tricky it can be having to navigate the endless sea of potential presents for your sweetheart, and it can be even more complex if you’re looking for a gift without the green guilt. Fear not though, we’re taking the stress out of your Valentine’s Day shopping with a round-up of some of the best Valentine’s gifts for men – five first-class tokens of affection that also happen to be wonderfully eco-friendly …

TrueGentsCo. beard oil

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The beard has been enjoying a thriving revival of late, and with it we’ve seen a boom in the number of male grooming products promising the perfect facial hair. If your Valentine takes pride in his beard and longs for strong and healthy growth, then look no further than TrueGentsCo. beard oil. A unique and premium blend of 100% natural oils, it promises to hydrate and condition, giving a full and soft look. There are three unique oils offering different fragrances, so you can choose the one that’s right for your partner. All TrueGentsCo. products are designed and crafted by hand in the tiny city of Tallinn, Estonia. They are made in small batches to guarantee quality, and are free of animal cruelty. Plus, all packaging is eco-friendly and biodegradable.

TrueGentsCo. beard oil is priced at €20 per bottle.

Colville Leather’s Tourer notebook holder

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If the man in your life is a keen writer or budding businessman, The Tourer is a smart and sophisticated gift that they can treasure for a lifetime. This elegantly-designed notebook cover, made from the famous Horween Derby leather, can hold up to two notebooks, three credit cards or a handful of business cards. It also features a full-length pen sleeve to hold their favourite pen. Lovingly handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Tourer exudes authentic charm. The natural grain of this beautiful leather is left intact, which means natural marks and scars stand proud. As with all of our distinctive leather products, the Tourer is designed to grow old with its owner, so we think it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, serving as a special reminder of your love for years to come.

The Tourer comes with a Moleskin notebook and costs £72 (free UK delivery).

Recycled bike chain photo frame

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If you’re looking for a gift with more of a personal touch, why not capture one of your favourite romantic memories with this cool and quirky recycled photo frame made from old bike chains. Whether it’s a flashback to your first date, a starry-eyed holiday snap or your favourite couple’s selfie, your Valentine will be able to display it in style with this distinctive Fairtrade frame. We think this makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for men who love cycling and are mindful about protecting the planet too.

The Recycled Bike Chain Photo Frame costs £14.99 from Protect the Planet.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel organic shirt

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Just the gift for a man who likes to dress to impress, this 100% organic cotton shirt with soft touch and perfect fit will make a stylish token of your love this Valentine’s Day. It’s a truly timeless piece, complete with button-down collar and chest pocket, that can be worn with jeans, chinos and smart trousers. Available in either bright white or dark navy, and with sizes ranging from small to XXL, you can be sure there’s an option that’s just right for the lucky gentleman in your life. Not only does this KnowledgeCotton Apparel shirt look and feel great, but it is Global Organic Textile Standard certified, which means all stages of its production meet high environmental and social standards. It’s also made with superior quality to ensure it will stand the test of time – a lasting reminder of your love.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel’s organic button-down Oxford shirt costs £75 and is available from Brothers We Stand. To find out more about sustainable menswear brand KnowledgeCotton Apparel, check out our blog post on sustainable fashion and lifestyle blogs for men.

Colville Leather Cove wallet

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A Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving, The Cove has been lovingly handcrafted to last a lifetime, to grow old with its owner, to become a loyal sidekick. It may be compact, but this Horween Derby leather wallet oozes charisma thanks to its handstitched finish and celebrated natural hues. The Cove stylishly combines exquisite craftmanship with versatile practicality, accommodating anything from one to four cards, as well as notes, receipts and small change. Plus, it’s the perfect size to slip neatly into any pocket or bag. Purchase the Cove as a Valentine’s treat for the man in your life, and watch it as ages beautifully, acting as a long-lasting memento of your love.

The Colville Leather Cove Wallet is priced at £49 and is available in two colours: English Tan or Nut Brown.

Hopefully our round-up of top Valentine’s Day gifts for men has inspired you in time for February 14th. You’ll find more sustainable, handcrafted gift ideas for the special man in your life across our website and social media channels. We think there’s something particularly adoring about giving a handcrafted gift on Valentine’s Day. Each Colville product is expertly and lovingly made with meticulous attention to detail, our passion for leathercraft palpable in every grain, stitch and fibre. Why not take a look at our Instagram feed for some instant Valentine’s inspiration?

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