For Him: The Royal Exchange Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

By Robert Etheridge Wednesday 8th Feb, 2017

Valentine’s Day; the public holiday nestled between Christmas and Easter that’s loved and loathed in equal measure. Otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Valentine, this is as good a time as any to fan the peacock feathers of good taste by choosing the perfect gift.

Whether you’re wooing the other half or celebrating being young, wild and fancy-free with an investment for the self, this go-to list contains everything a discerning gentleman could possibly need on February 14th.

All the gifts can be purchased inside the beautiful Royal Exchange by Bank station.

Oppermann Vallance Cognac

The Vallance Cognac is an elegant office companion. With its smooth surface and natural finish, this is the traditional, vegetable-tanned Italian Vachetta leather will turn heads.

Tateossian London Ribbed Knot Cufflinks in Rose Gold

A classic knotted cufflink design in distinctive rose gold will add the finishing touch to the formal look. What better incentive to dine out in style than to crack these out?

Mont Blanc Meisterstück Martelé Sterling Silver Fountain Pen

Can a sterling silver pen singlehandedly revive the lost art of letter writing? What could possibly be more romantic than receiving a handwritten sonnet in ‘midnight blue’ ink from your significant other?

Leica TL Camera

If he prefers pixels to prints, the Leica TL Camera features a 3.7” LCD touchscreen and an impressive 32 GB internal memory for special moments. The internal Wi-Fi module means he’ll be able to let your Facebook friends know that he’s a) an expert photographer and b) infatuated with you, and they’ll thank you for it. Good for printing too, of course.

Orlebar Brown Mortimer sweat top

With the dizzying temperatures of March around the corner, it won’t be long before Britain dons its flip flops. But in the meantime, Orlebar Brown has sewn up this transitional weather phase with the Mortimer sweat top. Warm enough for winter and cool enough for just about anything.

Links of London Regent Mens Rose Gold Plate & Chocolate Leather Chronograph Watch

Links has the Valentine’s Day timepiece ticked off. Classic styling and a brown leather and rose gold combination means the Regent cuts a dash as an everyday watch.

Aspinal of London classic leather hip flask

Outdoor pursuits wouldn’t be complete without Aspinal of London’s classic leather hip flasks. Start planning blustery strolls and summer picnics and pop this one in the coat pocket or hamper.

Penhaligons Roaring Radcliff Eau de Parfum

For the gentleman with a heart of a lion and a penchant for the quintessential British sports car, there are fewer scents more evocative. Notes of tobacco and sweet gingerbread blend for a smoky yet sweet fragrance that’s truly sensual

Milltown by Churches

If you’re looking for an investment piece for his formal wardrobe this Valentine’s, sweep him off his feet and into a pair of Churches. Available in classic brown or chestnut leather with silver buckles, the Milltown is designed to impress.