Hello, beauties! Being that Valentines Day is coming up, I started thinking about plans for Nick and I. This will be our 8th Valentines Day together, so it’s a little easier for me to get gifts for him. It hasn’t always been that way though. I remember back when we first started dating and I was googling, “gift ideas for my boyfriend”. It was harder to find something for him because I didn’t know him as well as I do now. I also think I was overthinking it to begin with because I liked him so much and I didn’t want to disappoint him. Since I’m a little more seasoned in the gift giving department now, here are some gift ideas for the man in your life. I think all of these are great ideas, no matter if you’re newly dating or have been married for years! Let’s jump into it.
1. A gift card
Yes, this seems so impersonal, but you can make it personal! Maybe get a few gift cards, one to his favorite restaurant, one to a movie theatre, and one to a fun activity place like paintball or laser tag or go carts. That would be a fun date night. It would show that you care about what he likes, cause you got his favorite restaurants gift card, but also that you want to spend time with him. Or maybe just get him a gift card to his favorite spot so he can have some alone time.
2. Something that has to do with his interests
What does he like? Okay, get him something that has to do with that! For instance, Nick loves bowling. He’s actually part of a league. One Christmas I got him a new bowling bag for his bowling balls and shoes and towels and all that. Or if he likes football, maybe get him a jersey of his favorite player. If he likes cooking maybe get him a pan set or an apron. If he likes a certain movie or video game, maybe get him a T-shirt or poster or something. If he really likes cars, maybe get him something for his car. I got my dad a baseball signed by his favorite team one time. That would be a good idea for any man in your life.
3. An experience
There have been a few times I’ve gotten Nick gifts like this. I’ve gotten him tickets to concerts, basketball games, football games, everything. Those are fun because it shows that you pay attention and know what he likes plus he has an event to look forward to! This doesn’t even have to be something expensive like a concert or something. It could just be a little get away. Maybe dinner and a night in a hotel. Something that you guys can look back on in years to come and think, “That was nice.”
4. Something homemade
I went this route a lot when we were younger and didn’t have two pennies to rub together. I did things like make dinners for him, complete with his favorite dessert, cheesecake. One time I got him some boxers and used fabric paint to decorate them. That was fun and every time he wore them, he thought of me. Lol.
5. Something new
New things are fun! Something like a couples cooking class or a new video game could be a great gift. Obviously use your best judgement and if he hates zombies then don’t get him a zombie game. But who knows maybe that will become his favorite new hobby!
6. Something he needs
Maybe he needs a new wallet or a new phone case. You can’t go wrong with that because he would buy it if you didn’t. Maybe even personalize it with your anniversary date or his initials!
7. Something you like
Is there a certain cologne you love the smell of or a certain shirt that you think would look perfect on him? Get it! You gotta use your best judgement with this one too. (If he hates v neck shirts, don’t get him a vneck!) Hopefully he will love it too and it’ll become a staple in his life.
8. Spoil him
You know that handbag or eyeshadow palette you’ve had your eye on forever, but just never bought? Maybe it’s because money is right, maybe you just didn’t get around to buying it, but if someone got it for you, you’d love it, right? Maybe he is the same way. If there’s something he’s had his eye on for a while, get it for him! Spoil him in a way that he won’t spoil himself. If you guys go to the mall and 3/4 time he looks at a certain hat or pair of shoes, I’d say he likes them enough that he wouldn’t be upset if he was gifted them.
9. Something special
I’ve done this gift idea before and it was great. To explain what I did, I have to give you a little back story. Nick has asthma. When he was younger, his dad took him to a basketball game. That was really special because money doesn’t grow on trees and those tickets were expensive. Nick started having an asthma attack but tried to conceal it as long as possible because he didn’t want to ruin the game for his dad. Eventually (after a few minutes) he couldn’t breathe and had to be taken out by ambulance. Nick always felt like he ruined that game for his dad. So one year, I got him two tickets to a basketball game. One for him and one for his dad. They finally got to go and see the whole game. That was really special for Nick. I’m glad I could do that for him. You have to know if your guy has something special like that, if not maybe just get him something off his bucket list, like in A Walk To Remember.
10. Something low key
Maybe you guys just started dating and you feel like a big gift would be too much right now. Maybe a date night would suffice. Dinner and dancing? A stay in movie night? Maybe make dinner together? Those things are always fun, at any point of the relationship!
And that’s it, y’all. That’s ten never fail gift ideas for your guy. I think I’ve included gift ideas appropriate for any stage your relationship is in. No matter if you started dating yesterday or yesterday was your ten year wedding anniversary. I hope you guys enjoyed it. What have you gotten for the man in your life? I’d love some new, fresh ideas! Thank you guys so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see you soon!