There always seems to be a feeling that guys don’t want or need gifts on Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it – everyone loves presents! While you could get your guy roses, chocolates and a nice dinner out, it can be difficult to find a good gift for your boyfriend, no matter how long you’ve been dating. While it is tempting to let your man smother you with affection, remember that it’s a holiday to celebrate your love together, and even a small gift can go a long way. Here is our ultimate gift guide, full of Valentine’s day gifts that are sure to spice up your love life, whether you’ve been dating for just a few weeks, or you’re celebrating years of bliss together.
Gag Gifts for Early Relationships
A first Valentine’s Day can be stressful, especially if you’ve only been dating for a few weeks. Even if you already really care about the person you’re dating, a gag gift can be great at poking a bit of fun at your relationship, rather than taking the holiday too seriously. They’re usually best when paired with a slightly more serious gift, so plan accordingly (and try not to be too funny). Fun items like a heart-shaped flask, prank roses or funny chocolates are an easy hit!
It may be appropriate for some boyfriends, but it’s probably best to avoid getting jewelry, especially for less established relationships. It’s always hard to know someone’s tastes in the early stages of a relationship, so focus on items like pictures, framed poems or memorabilia from a band or sports team you know he loves. Fracture offers photos printed directly on glass that make great desk displays so your boyfriend will always be reminded of a special Valentine’s Day.
A Favorite Meal
Rather than struggling for a reservation at that restaurant you both heard might be great, suggest cooking a fancy meal at home. Cooking a meal together can be a very intimate experience, especially if you make a few small courses with rich food. Even if you’re not an accomplished chef, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day meal ideas that will hit the spot. After all, the road to a man’s heart is through his stomach!
Beer of the Month Club
Many ladies might look for a home beer brewing kit, but that will add some interesting smells and lost counter space to your boyfriend or husband’s living space. Since not every guy is a budding brewer, you can deliver bold beer flavors directly to your man. Jelly of the Month clubs may be good for corporate gifts, but getting a subscription to a beer or wine (if you’re 21 and up!) of the month service is a gift that keeps on giving. American Cellars offers a wine service, or you can find 38 different clubs to join at AmazingClubs.com.
You may not think that your guy would appreciate a spa day, but everybody needs some relaxation at some point! You can always go the handwritten coupons route, but sometimes it can be best to leave it to the professionals. Buying an hour long massage for your significant other – or a couples’ massage – is a great experience that your man won’t forget!