I had not even thought to share a post along these lines because Mr. Magpie and I do not exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day, instead preferring to splurge on an indulgent meal and good champagne, but I realize now that I may be in the minority on this one, as I just received a few queries from thoughtful Magpies searching for something special for their significant others. The above photo is a reminder that experiences make great gifts for guys — Mr. Magpie’s parents treated him to an afternoon driving luxury sports cars on a track back when we were first married, and he flipped out over it. One of my girlfriends bought her husband a membership to a vintage car rental service, too!
Below, a few items at all different pricepoints that would make great Valentine’s Day gifts. Mr. Magpie owns and loves *all* of these items…
(02.) I LOVE A MAN IN A BEANIE — LANDON’S IS RED
(03.) ONLY THE FINEST WRITING IMPLEMENT WILL DO FOR YOUR MAN — WE BOTH LOVE THESE PENS! A SMALL EXTRAVAGANCE FOR NOTE-TAKING AND COMES IN A COOL CARRY CASE
(04.) MR. MAGPIE’S NEW KICKS — I PERSONALLY THINK THIS SPORTY STYLE IS THE COOLEST VEJA ON THE MARKET
(05.) MR. MAGPIE JOKES THAT I AM TRANSFORMING HIM INTO “A COOL DOWNTOWN DAD” WITH MY RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS WARDROBE, INCLUDING THIS STREET-STYLE-APPROVED MAISON KITSUNE SWEATSHIRT…GOTTA KEEP THAT DRIP FRESH
(06.) MR. MAGPIE USED TO DO POUR-OVERS EVERY MORNING; THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC MACHINE BUT ACHIEVES THE EFFECT OF A MANUAL POUROVER
(07.) THE SOFTEST BOXERS — I GIVE MR. MAGPIE A NEW SET EVERY HOLIDAY
A few other great picks…
+Sweatpants that look just a little more structured and pulled-together than their counterparts.
+Show me a man who doesn’t love Patagonia Baggies. Great lounge/swim/outdoor shorts and I like the slightly retro (shorter) length.
+I bought Mr. Magpie a pair of Vilbrequin swim trunks last year — they are SO attractive, simple, classic. Dress like a jetsetter even when we can’t go anywhere…
+Great, masculine mugs for coffee — porcelain is apparently the best? Perhaps order two of these and a subscription to their amazing coffee!
+Pasta rolling machine — so fun if you have a foodie on your hands. We have a manual crank style like this one, and it’s really lovely to roll fresh pasta with your loved one! We regularly use this cookbook for fresh pasta dish recipes.
P.S. More Valentine’s Day finds here. Still time to order some things for littles!