Beyond Roses: Valentine’s Day gifts for him

premium audio device for Valentine's Day gift

Embrace the quintessence of romance this Valentine’s Day with gifts that express your sentiments in unparalleled style

premium audio device for Valentine's Day gift
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Astell&Kern Kann Ultra

Here’s a gift that promises unwavering high fidelity. The newest and most powerful addition to Astell&Kern’s series of premium audio players, Kann Ultra boasts a potent built-in amplifier that will drive even the most demanding of headphones. The dedicated audio player features a triple output mode for seamless connectivity across devices, complemented by both 3.5mm unbalanced and 4.4mm balanced ports. An audiophile’s dream, this premium player promises a pristine audio experience. A perfect present for partners who truly listen.


Montblanc Muhammad Ali pen to give for Valentine's Day
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Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Limited Edition 98

Like the great Muhammad Ali, Montblanc’s Limited Edition 98 writing instrument promises to deliver a gifting knock-out. Limited to 98 pieces, this intricately designed pen references the year Ali was named United Nations’ Messenger of Peace. Part of Montblanc’s Great Characters Muhammad Ali collection, the writing instrument features distinctive boxing motifs, including a punchbag-shaped cap and guilloche-lacquered textures reminiscent of bandages. Its solid-gold forepart embodies the spirit of the champion, bearing the boxer’s six core values of confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality. An ode to Ali’s life and legacy, Montblanc’s exquisite Limited Edition 98 serves as a reminder of the uniting power of love, courage and compassion. 


Franck Muller slim skeleton watch
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Franck Muller Vanguard Slim Skeleton

There’s a whisper of intimacy when one sets eyes on Franck Muller’s Vanguard Slim Skeleton. This timepiece bares all, inviting collectors to witness the intricate dance of gears within. At its heart beats an automatic movement with 38-hour power reserve, driving the watch with unabashed transparency. Every component of the movement is hand-polished to a high degree, while its intriguing architecture is a study in contrasts with sharp lines set against the delicate artistry of the exposed movement. Distinguished by the signature tonneau-shaped curves of the Vanguard collection, the watch is available in diamond-set white or rose gold cases in two sizes: 37mm or 41mm.

Franck Muller

Man carrying a Rimowa Signature Duffle Bag
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Rimowa Signature Duffle Bag

The Duffle Bag, part of Rimowa’s Signature collection, makes a robust and reliable travel companion for your loved one. Constructed from water-repellent Econyl, a regenerated nylon composed of synthetic waste recovered from the ocean, this carryall is not only environmentally sound but highly functional.

The bag boasts a user-friendly two-direction zipped opening and adjustable capacity facilitated by two side buckles. A detachable webbing strap heightens its versatility. The duffle bag is just as thoughtfully designed on the inside, with a dedicated flat pouch for a 16-inch laptop, secure zipped pocket and two additional flat pouches for phones. Available in black, grey and khaki green, the design sports a distinctive 3D Rimowa monogram and travel strap emblazoned with Cologne’s coordinates.


Codigo 1530 tequila to give for Valentine's Day
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Codigo 1530 Cristalino Reposado

Like love itself, it’s the unseen depth of the finest spirits that captivates us most. The Código 1530 Cristalino Reposado embodies this mystique. This colourless tequila may not evoke depth or desirability. But one sip is all it takes for this crystal-clear spirit to reveal its complex flavours. Gracefully aged, the spirit balances the richness of caramel with the warmth and depth of agave. Notes of citrus and vanilla arouse the nose, while its silky-smooth texture leaves the tongue longing for more.

Codigo 1530

Valentino sneakers perfect as a gift for Valentine's Day
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Valentino Garavani Freedots Sneakers

The rebellious codes of skate culture shine through on Valentino’s latest sneakers, Garavani Freedots. Featuring a low-top construction, this silhouette—available in black and white, grey, navy blue and white—encapsulates an athletic spirit while showcasing hallmark Valentino elements such as studs and the maison’s logo. Despite its edgy design, comfort remains paramount. Constructed with premium nappa leather and a plush fabric cushion lining, the street-style sneakers are a testament to the Valentino’s expert craftsmanship—and your partner’s eternal youth.

Valentino Garavani

This story first appeared in the February 2024 issue. Purchase it as a print or digital copy, or consider subscribing to us here