Valentine's Day Gift Guide
February 4th, 2019 | Words by Bryson Smith
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, time is running out to pick the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Skip the last-minute chocolate and flowers and check out these recommendations from the team at the Nomadic.
1. Apple Watch Straps for Every Occasion
If you are like me, you secretly plot to get that special someone a Valentine's Day gift that also works out as a gift for you. If your Valentine is also your workout buddy, then a set of our Active Straps for you and them could be the perfect gift.
We built our Active Straps with one hundred percent hydrophobic leather to keep sweat, dirt, and grime at bay: no matter what. The 100% real leather construction looks nice enough for a night out while maintaining rugged durability. The Active Strap is available in both mocha brown and black leather.
If an Apple Watch Band for working out isn't your Valentine's jam, then a strap from our Natural Leather collection could be a great alternative: especially when combined with a matching AirPods case. Our Modern Straps with Natural Leather are crafted with minimally treated, vegetable-tanned Horween leather. Their slim design offers an elegant yet practical fit for any occasion.
2. Axum Dopp Bag from Parker Clay
If you haven't noticed yet, we are fans of leather here at Nomad, so consequently, we love all of the leather bags from Parker Clay. Parker Clay makes all their bags ethically in Ethiopia by providing at-risk women with stable jobs.
One of our favorite pieces is the Axum Dopp Bag, a perfect organizer for your Valentine's travel essentials. The Axum Dopp Bag is made from a single piece of Ethiopian leather, ensuring durability over time.The Axum looks really great, all while keeping things organized. The unlined interior is perfect for leather lovers who want a real leather product both inside and out.
If your giving a gift to someone who likes to keep thing organized then one of Parker Clay's Cable Tacos is a thoughtful addition that won't break the budget. Cable Tacos are made from single, coaster sized piece of full grain, Ethiopian leather. Throw a Nomad cable in one, and you're good to go.
3. Canvas Deck Shoes by XtraTuf
Does your significant other shudder at the idea of your "fun fishing trips"? Do your knee-high, steel-toed rubber boots give away that the high seas and cold weather you swore to avoid this time are still in store? Why not ease your partner into fishing when the weather is milder, and big boots aren't necessary? And what better way to entice your partner into a fishing trip than with a new pair of kicks, perfect for a sunny day on the water.
The Sharkbyte from XtraTuf, available in both men's & women's sizes, takes the durable and extra grippy Chevron rubber outsole that fishermen everywhere know and trust- and combines it with breathable canvas uppers. This ensures style and comfort, both on and off the water. Sharkbytes are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, there is bound to be a style that is right for your Valentine.
4. Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum by Ursa Major
Nothing shows your Valentine that you care more than a personal care gift. The Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum from Ursa Major is sure to not only brighten up your partner's Valentine's Day but their daily routine as well.
This featherweight face serum goes deep, providing instant hydration for your skin. Plus, it is all-natural and petrochemical, SLS, SLES, paraben, and synthetic fragrance-free, so you don't have to worry about giving your partner something with toxic ingredients.
5. Prints from Morgan Maassen
If your Valentine is a lover of photography, nature, and art, then a print from Santa Barbara-based photographer, Morgan Maassen, is pretty much a perfect gift. Maassen offers custom options, as well as some standard prints. All prints are made on Hahnemuhle glossy fine art paper and ship worldwide.
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