What to buy your guy

By admin
03 October 2013

Buying your man the right gift is no easy task.

The Perfect Proposal website has a few ideas that are sure to make an anniversary, birthday or “just because I can” gift a special one. Our round-up of gifts for guys is ideal for anniversary presents, romantic date nights, birthday gifts and other special occasions.

Think out of the box

Treat your guy to an experience; the answer is not always in an item. Bespoke shaving shops have become a great place for men to experience pampering but without the fear they’re entering a spa. The Old’e English Shaving Shop (shavingshop.co.za) in the V&A Waterfront offers the experience of a hot towel shave, exfoliation treatments and gentlemen’s haircuts. Your beau can experience the luxury of an old-fashioned barbershop shave and cut, and if he’s more of a material guy they have amazing handcrafted grooming sets and shaving items. If you’re not based in Cape Town, shop for their products online.

Think in the box

The Perfect Box is a personalised gift box designed to cater for romantic dates, anniversaries, birthday presents and other special occasions. You simply tell The Perfect Proposal what your guy enjoys most and the box will be designed, packaged and delivered to his work or home. A “man pack” includes craft beers, his favourite wine, the finest charcuterie and just about anything else he enjoys indulging in – the company tailor makes the box according to his loves. A romantic gesture for two is also on offer and boxes for couples can be custom made. Shop for Perfect Box experiences here: theperfectproposal.co.za/the-perfect-box.

Tell your story

In an age of social media overload we often forget the simple pleasure to be gained from a photograph, an actual photograph, not one loaded on Facebook. A beautiful framed black and white print is timeless and sentimental too. It’s a win-win really; he’ll love the great shot of himself and you get a décor piece.

Get personal

Knowing what your guy truly loves and enjoys makes spoiling him so much easier for you and more meaningful for him. Personalised men’s robes and leather slippers are always a winning combination. And because he uses it every day, it’s a good buy. Ordering a beautiful handmade robe and leather slippers and then having it monogrammed is thoughtful and classic. We do love Mr Porter (mrporter.com) for men – order online and three days later it arrives at your door in beautiful packaging. And do select the personalised option which means your order arrives with stationery, and addressed to him! Simple, easy and time effective.

The way to a man’s heart

Is through his stomach? We know. So sharing a new gastronomical experience is an excellent way to spend some quality time together and also have fun doing something different. Cooking lessons are really informative and such fun for couples. Get hold of your local cooking school and experience a romantic dinner for two. We love that you learn, cook and then enjoy the meal created together. Do your research and shop around for the perfect course that suits your tastes and your lifestyle as well as your pocket.

Source: Philipa Stewart, The Perfect Proposal

The Perfect Proposal helps conceptualise and set up personalised dates. Contact the company if you need a little inspiration for proposals, anniversaries, engagement parties, renewing of wedding vows or just a special evening out.

&Website: theperfectproposal.co.za

&E-mail: info@theperfectproposal.co.za

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