Valentine's Day Gift Guide part 2: for Him

We've put gift guides for him and her together in honor of Valentine's Day, but you could keep these suggestions in mind year round! Here are a few particular favorites from this year's guide for him. See part 1, highlights from our guide for her, here.

1. Match Pewter Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Whether the single or the double old-fashioned glass, this is one of our most popular whiskey-style glasses in the store, and for good reason. The handcrafted pewter base gives this glass excellent heft, really satisfying in the hand, and the diameter of the double old-fashioned is ideal for those with larger hands who want plenty of space for ice or breathing. We love the shot glass from this collection as well.

2. Alessi Espresso/Coffee Maker

This is Alessi's most popular espresso maker, and it's easy to see why. The clean geometric lines and stainless steel mirror finish are telltale marks of this famous Italian brand.  If your Valentine is into stovetop espresso, this is a great option.

3. Libeco Home Bistro Apron

These classic aprons from Belgian brand Libeco are an ideal blend of traditional and durable. 100% linen, they will serve your favorite chef for years to come. Particularly well suited to men (and tall women) as they run long. Available in several shades.

4. Spencer Peterman Black Ebonized Bowl

We love the bowls from Spencer Peterman, and the newest finish is like nothing we've seen before. The ebonized line is made of cherry or oak wood (usually the round bowls are cherry and the oval bowls are oak), and the dark finish is created by a reaction between the tannins in the wood and a treatment of vinegar and steel wool, which is then sealed with tung oil. Badass, right? There are boards in this style as well.

5. Berti Coltello Steak Knife set

The Berti steak knives are the most luxurious we offer, handmade in Italy with lovely handle options. One of our favorites is the Cornotech, a resin designed to simulate oxhorn (though many of their kitchen knives are available in a gorgeous genuine oxhorn handle). If your Valentine loves steak, these are a great way to enjoy it in style.

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.