Alternative Valentine’s Day gifts for him

It’s Valentine’s Day on Monday, and if you ladies are struggling to find something special for your other half, The Hour is on hand to help you find something perfect. Here are some alternative gifts to surprise the man in your life on February 14.

Why not take him back to his youth with a record clock, £19.95 from handpickedcollection.com. With a genuine vinyl for the clock face and mock for the big hand, this clock is bound to take him back in time.

Forget the traditional wine and champagne this Valentine’s, if you’re planning to give a boozy gift to your man, why not add a personal touch with a personalised whisky bottle, £22.99 from famousgrouse.com. There’s plenty of space in the back for those of you who want to write screeds of love poems.

If your partner is young and trendy, or even if he just thinks he is, why not treat him to a £440 Welder Watch from rox.co.uk. With a black rubber strap and steel plates, as well as a mega trendy, super imposed dial, the watch is similar in style to those worn by footballers, rappers and movie stars.

If you’re still in the first throes of romance then a USB Mix Tape for £16.95 from prezzybox.com could be perfect for you. Recreate the art of the mixed tape with your song or packed full of your favourite romantic ditties. You can even write out your song list on the tape packaging just like the old days.

Angry Birds has been called the most addictive game ever. If your fella is already under its spell, why not get him an iPhone cover for £16.95 from MobileFun.co.uk so that he can wear his love for the birds on his sleeve. Go for the red one if you’re trying to keep it romantic. That way he’ll know you love him, angry birds and all.

For the green-fingered gentleman why not have a tree delivered to the door courtesy of tree2mydoor.com. It will certainly last longer than a bunch of flowers, and he’ll love attending to it and watching it grow. Try going for a lemon tree for £39.99 as it looks great, smells even better and the fruit can be used for cooking and cocktailing.

If your man is a bit environmental, a bit trendy or a beer drinker then he’s sure to love some recycled Grolsch bottle glasses, £9.99 from ecoU.com. With tumblers and goblets to choose from, there’s something to suit every taste in a beverage appropriate glass, no matter what his tipple of choice.

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