Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest consumer holidays of the year, as consumers across both genders rush to purchase niche and romantic products. British citizens spent as estimated £880 million through the course of celebrating last years occasion, which represented a significant increase on the previous 12 month period.
Interestingly, however, the majority of this money is invested in the female product market. Approximately £611 million was spent by male consumers in pursuit of the perfect gift for their partners, while women committed a total of just £269 million when purchasing gifts on behalf of their lovers.
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men
This suggests that female consumers are struggling for inspiration when purchasing gifts, but the gadget market provides a wide range of viable products from which to choose from. Consider the following options:
The Apple iPod: Although this innovative gift is not new to the consumer market, the Apple iPod remains the ideal product to purchase for a man on the move. With its unique capacity to store, organise and play a carefully selected collection of songs, it has retained its standing as an extremely popular holiday purchase. Also compatible with both PC’s and Apple Macs, users can access one of the largest libraries of music files imaginable.
Garmin Handheld GPS: While a number of smartphones now incorporate GPS capacity, there are a range of specialist handheld systems that perform a far superior job. Take the Garmin Handheld GPS, for example, which delivers precise location, elevation and topographic data to users in real time. Both easy to use and portable, this device is a must for travelling men or those who are averse to asking strangers for directions.
The Sony PSP: With the news that Sony are planning to release the Playstation 4 in time for this years Christmas market, there has been even greater focus on the firms product range. The Sony PSP is one of the very best gadgets you can buy for a male partner, and one that suit’s the modern trend for mobile gaming. In terms of graphics, performance and quality, it remains the leading handheld gaming console on the market.
The Blackberry 10 Smartphone: After a period of poor sales and stagnation, Blackberry appears to be back in business. The release of the Blackberry 10 is behind this regeneration, as this device is one of the most complete and high quality smartphones on the market. Also bolstered by excellent security and a cutting edge operating system, the Blackberry 10 and the Z10 headsets have retained the brands capacity for multi-tasking.
A Pencil Stylus for Touchscreen Devices: If you are on a budget this Valentines Day, then you can rest assured that there is still a gadget out there for your partner. The pencil stylus for touch screen devices provides an ideal example, as it retails at just £6.99 and is compatible with all smartphone and Android devices. Its nostalgic design is also guaranteed to appeal to those in their thirties, so purchase it is a novelty gift if nothing else this Valentines.