Roses are red, violets are blue; don't worry gents, we haven't forgotten you...


In the 14th century Valentine’s Day celebrations began and the 14th February was declared as the day of romance, but from the mid-1800s onwards Valentine’s Day has been turned into a commercial event that’s celebrated worldwide with the giving of presents that stereotypically includes chocolates, flowers (particularly roses) and jewellery.

In an age where the majority of people can buy themselves anything they want at the press of a button, it can be challenging to find a meaningful gift for someone. Looking back, the promotion for Valentine’s Day has been traditionally aimed towards men and what they should be buying their female loved ones, however seeing as it’s not long until the 14th February we thought we’d shine a light on a few gifts that could be bought for men (or women) in 2019, in case you’ve not found the perfect one yet.

A saying that a lot of us will be familiar with is “Boys and their toys”. Technology is constantly evolving and the need for these “toys” grows at an equal rate. Virtual reality (VR) headsets and gadgets are just a few things that are popular on the today’s market. If you’re stuck for an idea, we asked the gents in our office and here are the top 5 things that they would love for Valentine’s Day this year:

  1. A new smart watch – there were several models mentioned including the Apple Watch and the Fitbit Charge 3, but smartwatches from the Fossil Gen 4 collection were sought after by quite a few
  2. The latest games console – A Nintendo Switch is one that looks impressive for when you're both at home or travelling away, but Xbox One’s and PS4’s were still popular
  3. A day out / experience – many that were asked wanted to get out of the house and do an activity such as a track day or a flight experience
  4. Virtual Reality head set – Apparently 2019 is set to be the year of VR and so many gents had a VR head set on their wish list. This immersive gaming experience is taking off so it’s no wonder people want to get their hands on one.
  5. A good night’s sleep – This is probably the cheapest but hardest to offer those wishful thinking dads


Now when it comes to new gifts, specifically contents, art and antiques, jewellery and watches, Josh Horton, Covéa Insurance’s HNW Technical Underwriting Lead explains that the company has “a ‘new purchases’ cover which gives clients peace of mind that any new purchases they make will be covered for up to 60 days and 20% of the sum insured without having to let us know straight away.” By using this ‘new purchases’ cover means that it gives you, the buyer, time to sort out the finer details later so that there’s no need to rush and you can enjoy the day of romance with your loved one.

valentines day couple with gift for him




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