Choosing gifts for men is difficult, especially when it comes to romantic gifts. A quick search for romantic gifts will usually turn up pictures of flowers, chocolates, and jewelry, but those kinds of things generally don’t get your husband or boyfriend in the mood for a special occasion. Men want something, well, a little more manly. Thankfully there is something in common between men and women in this department. Both sexes find the most romantic gifts are those that are chosen specifically for them based on their interests and preferred expressions of love.
While this could mean spending thousands of dollars on new golf clubs, it usually means stepping away from the gift catalog and paying attention to what is important to your man. To get your ideas rolling, let’s look at a few ideas.
1. Guilt Free Time on a Favorite Hobby
Let’s face it. We love that our man cares for us and cares for us, but often that leaves our man with little time to pursue his other interests. We also tend to be guilty of chasing after our man for spending too much time playing sports, hanging out with guys, playing video games, or whatever other activity he enjoys. The problem with this is that time out is necessary for every relationship and is an important stress reliever. So give your man some free time and help make it happen. Maybe you can give him one night once a week to himself or get him a new game console. Just make sure it’s what he wants to do, not what you want him to do.
2. Letter of Appreciation
Alright, so being told I love you may be stereotypically what women look for more than men, but for some men, hearing that they are appreciated is incredibly important. If your man is one of those people, writing a letter to your husband/boyfriend about everything you appreciate about him can be one of the best gifts he’s ever received. There are tons of creative ideas out there for how to convey this gift, but the most important part is that your words matter.
3. Pay Attention to Something He Loves
Is there something your guy always stops and sees at the mall, something you know he likes but doesn’t actually buy? Or does he have a favorite item that’s broken and beyond repair, like a favorite watch or pair of jeans. Renting a movie or going to a restaurant or ball game that you hate but loves also falls into this category. Knowing that you are willing to make sacrifices for her with a positive attitude makes the gift even sweeter.
4. Season Everything
When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, things tend to start getting routine and bland. Think about when you first started dating. Were you just wearing jeans and a T-shirt when he came over? Of course not. Getting ready is a half day affair. Bring back the spark by really dressing up for your next date night, and yes that includes sexy lingerie underneath. Sure, they’re not as comfortable as sweat pants, but they’re a gift for him not for you. In addition, feeling beautiful will also help you spice up the atmosphere in the bedroom. Try something different, like decorating a bedroom, making a bed on the floor, or even getting a bedroom game. If a medical problem has become a problem, seek solutions such as premature ejaculation treatment. Make sure to be careful when giving away such products.
5. Break the Routine
Perhaps the daily workload is boring, or he feels that he is overworked. If so, a relaxing weekend at the hotel, a surprising night of activities, or even a trip to Vegas could be the most romantic gift ever. The key here is to make sure there are no other plans or responsibilities that will mess up your surprise or cause extra tension. Do this by booking your loved one on an important but very boring task, then surprising them with something much more interesting.