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Valentine Gift Guide

What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', just in time for the big day of luuuuurve

Colour pop

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These bang-on-trend sweaters with a retro ’70s twang are perfect for style-conscious teens. Combining British design with super-soft Italian yarn, this hot new Glos-based brand MG Rivers also eco-friendly. You saw them here first!
£145

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Nighty Night

 

There’s something wonderfully old fashioned, dare we say, strangely sexy, about these stripy PJs from Bonsoir. Don’t believe me? Just picture Idris Elba in them. Yup, that’s done it.

£69

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No sweat

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Forget home gym equipment that’s a sight for sore eyes (and thighs). The handsome WaterRower Classic from ETM Fitness in Surrey gives a great whole-body workout, using actual water for resistance and looks super stylish. Good looking and useful – we like!
From £749

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Chocks away!

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Let him fly high at Goodwood by taking the controls of vintage aircraft like this 1943 Harvard that was used for training WWII spitfire pilots, or a Piper Super Cub or Stearman biplane – operated with a stick and rudder (gulp). Modern planes can also be taken for a whirl over the countryside.

From £190

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Howdy Pard’ner

 

Something for the cowboy in your life: a set of four metal cups in a suede or cowhide holder made in Kenya especially for Frome’s Settlers Stores. Yee-haw!
£35

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Stunning Snaps

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For to-die-for photos of your fam, it has to be lifestyle photographer Victoria Tapper, winner of the Wiltshire’s Best Photographer in the Muddy Awards 2018. Her Run Wild and Free photoshoots (unplug the kids, get the wellies on and go wild on the downs/moors/woods/beach) are the perfect present for the man who has everything.
From £325

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Feeling foxy

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This divine Silver Fox tipple is inspired by rural England, crafted with 8 carefully selected botanicals – juniper, cassia, coriander, orange, lemon, orris, angelica and liquorice. Delicious with a twist of cucumber or orange, it comes in a funky presentation box.
£30

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Blade stunner

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These beautiful bespoke kitchen knives from Savernake Knives are handmade from sustainable wood and local materials in a rural idyll deep in the Wiltshire countryside. Our fave is The Savernake Knife – get mega points by engraving his name on the blade!
From £220

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Head count

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How cool is this cosy, colourful NAPAPIJRI SEMIURY bobble hat with their iconic Norwegian flag motif? Er, very! A great price point and equally versatile for high in the Alps or down to the village pub. Available in 7 colours from snow specialists Turners Marlow.
£36.95

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