Valentine’s Day is pretty easy for the guy. All they have to do is go with one of the three standbys: flowers, chocolate, or jewelry. Yet, what should you buy him for Valentine’s Day? Obviously, those standbys aren’t going to work, so what are you supposed to do?
The trick to buying your husband or boyfriend the perfect present is to keep it simple. Don’t overthink it. Just stick to the basics. For example, here are 3 fantastic gift ideas that your loved one is sure to love.
To begin with, all men thrive on competition. Whether it’s at work, on the sports field, or during a chess tournament, they want to be the best. That’s why your boyfriend prefers to jump on his game console over snuggling on the couch after a long day at work. It’s not that he doesn’t love you and want to spend time with you – it’s just that he needs to feel that sense of victory after being beaten down by his boss all day.
So instead of fighting for his attention, join him! Give him that game he’s been dying for and spend the afternoon playing with him. You don’t have to turn into a gamer, but playing with him every once in a while will let him know that you want him to relax and have fun.
If you’re worried about buying him a game he already has, pre-order one of the amazing games that are coming out this year. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Wii U) and For Honor (PS4, PC, and Xbox One) are two of the most anticipated games for 2017.
Home Cooked Meal
There’s a reason why the saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is so prevalent – it’s true! Men associate home cooked meals with being loved and cared for, so cooking for your husband or boyfriend is the perfect way to show him you care.
If you really want to make a special meal for him, call his mom. She can give you the exact recipe for his favorite meal or comfort food. Since it’s a recipe he’s familiar with, his taste buds are sure to love it and he’ll appreciate the extra effort you made to make him happy.
However, if you’re too nervous to call his mother for whatever reason, here are three delicious and easy recipes for you try this Valentine’s Day.
You were probably a little surprised when you saw this last gift idea, but sometimes the best present you can give is to take care of your man. Men often only think about the necessities and not about making their lives more comfortable. That’s where you come in.
For instance, your boyfriend probably bought the cheapest set of sheets he could find when he first moved into his apartment and hasn’t thought about buying bedding since. If so, his sheets are worn-out, holy, and more than a little faded. By giving him high-quality, sheets, you’re giving him a gift that will last for years and help him sleep better at night.
Now, I wouldn’t go out and buy him that super cute duvet cover that you think would just completely transform his décor (or lack thereof). Instead, stick to bamboo sheets or a silk pillow. Bamboo bed sheets will keep him from overheating at night and a silk pillow will provide better neck support than the flat cotton pillow he’s currently sleeping on.
While giving him something practical isn’t the most romantic present, it does show that you care. Plus, it provides the perfect opportunity to transition the night into the bedroom, which is what your guy really wants anyway.
What other great gift ideas can you think of? Let us know in the comments below!