As we reminded you guys several times on Friday, it’s February now. You’ve had a weekend to process that information, and when it comes to shopping, February means one thing: Valentine’s Day. Odds are, you have someone in your life to whom you owe a V-Day gift, even if you’re single, and buying for men in these situations can get a little tricky. You want to show affection, but you probably don’t want to go overboard.
In my mind, accessories always set the right tone when it comes to gifts for dudes. They’re functional, everyday items that sneak a little fashion into a guy’s life in a way that’s not intimidating. To get you started, I’ve found three fashionable accessories that you might want to consider, all under $400.
Skagen Line Extensions Watch
$195 via Bloomingdale’s
The affordable men’s watch market is mostly a vast wasteleand of douchebaggery and clownishly enormous watch faces, but Skagen does a good job of reeling things in and sticking with a streamlined aesthetic.
Tom Ford Flynn Sunglasses
$380 via Neiman Marcus
Tom Ford is, of course, the greatest gift you can give to any man.
Prada Croc-Embossed Wallet
$355 via Neiman Marcus
Prada’s men’s accessories are just as good as its women’s, and the navy color on this one’s a stunner.