I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

What shall I get him for Valentine’s Day?

Men are so difficult to buy for aren’t they? I’ve been with my guy for twenty-five years now, and trying to think of something to buy him for Valentine’s Day doesn’t get any easier. I was pretty impressed with myself last year as I bought him a nickel skate-board (well, a cheaper version of the real thing anyway); I thought it was something a bit different and he’d mentioned he’d quite like one. This year, I’m a bit stumped. He doesn’t want any novelty or display items because he’s run out of places to put things like that in his study. So while I was looking around, I thought I’d share some of my favourite gift ideas that might help you out as well…..

This is a sweet little gift if you’re both weird and on a budget or you’ve said something silly like Let’s not get each other Valentine’s presents this year!

Budget Valentine gift

The bracelet, which really would suit men or women is from byMollyandIzzy. There are loads of wishing bracelets in their shop and another of my favourites is one that says, ‘Meh…okay, you’ll do‘!

It’s actually quite difficult to find a stylish men’s wash bag, so if you’re looking for a more practical gift – particularly if you’re going on holiday together this year, then he might like this Fred Perry wash bag.

This is from House of Fraser, who have actually got a really good section for Valentine’s present ideas. I like the retro, quite hipster styling, and if it’s too practical for a Valentine’s gift, you could always put something more romantic inside!

This is another one that’s more functional than your typical Valentine’s Day gift, but I thought it was actually a pretty good idea! A classic black umbrella.

It is perfect for this time of year and actually, with it’s traditional curved wooden handle and pointy bit, I think a gentleman who errs on the side of hipster would love it!

 

Jewellery is perhaps a more romantic gesture and with this bracelet you can add a cute personalised note on the magnetic steel clasp.

Personalised leather bracelet

The leather bracelet is made by UndertheroseUK. The little engraved note is subtle enough that a man afraid to show his emotions wouldn’t mind wearing it, and it’s stylish too!

 

This is one that I actually bought for Chris, so don’t tell him!

Funny Valentine’s gift

This hand-stamped keyring is from BeesHandStampedGifts. I’ve asked them to change ‘butt’ to ‘bum’. I know it’s not very British to say that I’ve got a nice bum, but Chris likes it and the keyring made me laugh. There are several cute little sayings if you’d like the idea but would like something different.

 

Lastly, this is one of my own items in my shop, WickedFaerieGifts.

Gift for a hipster

I’ve decorated the cover and used pyrography on wood to write ‘A Gentleman’s Journal.’ A perfect gift if your guy is hipster or likes his steampunk.

Of course, I have no idea what interests your husband/boyfriend/random guy you’re shagging is into, but hopefully this will give you some ideas!

 

 

Handmade business,
002 comments

Other posts you may like:

Time to organise my photos + a massive Printerpix Black Friday offer
November 25, 2016
I have to admit, I miss the days of carefully placing photo prints into a sticky photo album; cutting bits off and overlapping where they don’t quite fit. Also putting every single photo in, even if it was awful, because you paid for it, it has to go in! Then I’d write little labels and cut them out so the future me would remember where we were and who I was with and then you fold over the clear cover, making sure there were no air bubbles. I have a stack of these extra-large albums about a metre and a half high in the cupboard in the guest-room! Nowadays people’s photos sit on their phones or on memory sticks, but I can’t bare not to have a tangible copy of my photos that I can look at without having to sit in front of a screen. This is where photobooks come in…..
british blogger sitting on the grass under a blossom tree
3 reasons to be glad of a wet bum
June 22, 2018
Something dawned on me at Glastonbury Festival on the Thursday night last year and this is the story behind it: Rain and I were sitting in a field on our little fold-up seats, surrounded by all sorts of weird and wonderful vehicle creations waiting for Johnny Depp to appear (in actual real life, right in front of us) to introduce The Libertine, soon to be shown on the massive screen in front of the ever-growing crowd. All of a sudden, a woman amongst the group of friends sitting near us jumped up, saying something along the lines of, ‘I think someone’s spilt their drink here – I’ve got a wet bum.’…..

2 Comments

Kay

Aww I love the keyring. I reckon my OH would love that so definately going to pick that up haha! I posted a similar blog but mine was a bit more selfish – it was my wishlist haha 🙈

Kay | diaryofa30something.com

Reply

Helen

Hi Kay, well there’s nothing wrong with giving him a subtle hint in the right direction, and what better way than putting it in a blog post!
There were several keyrings I liked from that shop too, but that one did make me laugh.
Helen
x

Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Instagram has returned invalid data.