Gift-giving is one of the five primary love languages, according to Gary Chapman’s theory. It means expressing affection to someone in a small token or an elaborate item or material thing. If you are currently seeing someone, whether casually or long-term, then you understand the joy that comes with surprising your boyfriend with a thoughtful present.
The sweet facade of this gesture comes with the pressure of finding the perfect item to surprise your beau and leave them delightfully speechless. Some might argue it’s the thought that counts, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to not go out of your way and go the extra mile. A well-thought-of gift is still better than the last minute, half-heartedly picked one.
With that said, exchanging gifts to celebrate your anniversary or any milestone in your relationship might just become more memorable with the following gift ideas:
1. Infinity Ring
When it comes to gift ideas for your boyfriend, it’s perfectly alright to pick one that will make them think about the bond you share with them. An infinity ring is a cute and unisexual accessory that both you and your lover can sport. Infinity is a symbol of eternity and in the context of love, it could mean you want to spend more time with your bf, or you are ready to take your connection to the next level.
2. Classy Journal
Is your significant other the type of person who likes to record the most striking parts of their day or express their thoughts and feelings through writing? An elegant journal paired with a set of fancy pens should be more than enough to make them beam with excitement. You can even find matching notebook sets and prepare a list of themes. In this manner, you can create your exclusive and intimate ‘book’ filled with your dreams, secrets, and aspirations.
3. Brew Bottle
What are some of the most straightforward phrases that imply you love someone a great deal? ‘Stay hydrated’ is an excellent example of that. A brew bottle guarantees they will regularly take a sip of water or their favorite drink. Find one that has versatile features and components. Preferably, but a bottle that can steep tea, keep your man’s favorite beer chilled, or even prep a cold brew coffee in case they need something refreshing and energizing in the middle of a stressful day.
4. A ‘Pamper Me’ Kit
Self-care knows no genders or sexual orientations. There already are several brands that promote skin care for men. Is your beau prone to using harsh soaps to wash their face? Crowdsource for a gentle, non-drying yet effective facial wash to help exfoliate dead skin cells and preserve their good looks. Search online reviews for a high-quality moisturizer or sunscreen that will protect them from the harsh rays of the sun. You can also reserve a relaxing day at the spa for them as a reminder to set aside some time to nurture their body.
5. Adopt-a-Puppy (or Kitty)
Watch him turn into a soft marshmallow the moment you hand them a tiny ball of fuzzy wonder. Instead of buying a puppy or a kitten, why not head to your local pet foster homes and give a furry friend a second chance at experiencing what it’s like to be in a warm and loving home? Not only will you help send the message to stop animal cruelty, but you will also tug at your bf’s heartstrings instantly!
6. Steamy Card Game
Do you want to turn up the heat and skip the dainty, innocent gifts? If so, then steamy card games might be the most suitable gift for you and your beau! Add some fun and excitement to your next steamy night (or day) with your SO. The moment he sees your naughty gift, you can bet he’ll already be busy filling his thoughts with how to impress you and keep you satisfied in the bedroom.
7. Handwritten Letter
Grab your most luxurious pen and get ready to pour your heart out! You can take the practical route and choose to stick to your budget. Write a handwritten letter that reflects your deepest feelings. Use this as an opportunity to express how you think and feel about your bf and your relationship. The pureness of your letter is a one-of-a-kind treasure that will move your darling to tears. More importantly, letters allow you to say things you find difficult to tell in person.
8. Culinary Set
Does your boyfriend love to cook? Then prepare to find the best kitchen knife set, cast iron pan, dutch oven, or slow cooker if you want to impress him. Top it off with a cookbook of dishes that you know will encapsulate his specific culinary aesthetic.
9. Pints of Boozy Ice Cream
For couples who both dig sweets and liquor, booze-infused ice cream brings the best of both worlds for you. Save it up for your movie nights or for days when you want to relish each other’s company and rant about the things that kept you riled up. Try to find several different flavors and do a mini-game to see who decides which flavor you get to taste next.
10. Romantic Date Night
You don’t always have to book the fanciest restaurant if you can take fine dining right in the comforts of your own home. A date night is an elaborate gift that suits all occasions. You can bake a cake to celebrate his birthday, or prepare a home-cooked five-star meal if you are toasting to more years together filled with love, happiness, and new memories. Fill his heart and his stomach with your undying affection and your shared love of food.
Use this blog to help narrow down your options. Depending on your budget, you can choose one or more of the gift ideas listed above. Think about the person to whom you will be handling the present. Remind yourself what you love the most about them and picture the things that will effortlessly put a big smile on their face.