Valentine’s Ideas for Him (and sometimes her!)
So there’s still over three weeks to go, but with the majority of men being difficult to buy for I thought I would tackle this issue nice and early. Now just when I thought the whole gift giving thing was over with and I could give my little mind a rest, I now have to come up with something else. AND it’s mine and my fiancés anniversary on the 7th Feb too, so I have 2 things to think of!
Sometimes men can be easy to buy for; xbox games or beer can do the trick. However I would much rather buy him something romantic and maybe useful than something that will encourage him to sit playing games and drinking beer, just saying.
So without further ado, here’s 10 present ideas that suit all budgets and don’t include the typical manly stuff.
- A treat basket.
I did this one once as a present and it went down a storm. Take a little basket, tub or box. Jazz it up a little with some wrapping paper or ribbon or whatever and fill it with treats. Here’s some ideas:
- -Favourite sweets
- - Massage oils
- - Boyfriend ‘vouchers’ (These can be spent on anything he wants!)
- - Photographs
- - Mini pampering things (they love this really!)
- - Naughty things (condoms, knickers….you get the drift)
- - A DVD
- -Anything else that’s small enough to fit into your little basket J
Then once you are done wrap it up in some ribbon so it looks fancy and there you have it. This is great as it can work for a variety of budgets and involves a lot of thought which will hopefully be appreciated!
- An evening with YOU
Now this is something less materialistic but does involve time and thought. First, create an invitation to dine with you on Valentine’s Day and include a menu. To make it extra special post it, because everybody likes getting post (Unless it’s bills). Include a time and a dress code to make it more fun. Smart and sophisticated or nice and naughty? You decide! Now if you can get a room, even if it’s just your bedroom, do it up nicely for the occasion. This can include candles, flowers, and the right music…anything to fit the theme. For example, if you were doing it in your bedroom you could lay out a table cloth on your bed, put a few rose petals around and play some relaxing music. Then you can eat your homemade or ordered in Chinese takeaway with a romantic twist. Alternatively you could set the table for a three course meal, have your favourite songs on in the background, pictures on the walls, candles… be creative!
- Mix it up: BUY YOUR OWN GIFT.
Hear me out on this one. What I mean by buying your own gift is to go out and buy yourself something that he will appreciate. For example, I might go and buy myself a Liverpool fc shirt or some fancy lingerie, and he might go and buy himself a book to read on a subject that I am interested in. This way you get to do something for your other half that you probably would not usually do.
- Romantic Scavenger Hunt
Start the day with a text or an email with the first clue, and include memorable locations. Have as many places as you want, with a clue at each. End it at the most special place to you both, like where you met or where your first date was. Not going to lie I met my fiancé on a curb at 4am whilst heavily drunk, so might not be the best end location, but can certainly be a stop along the way. If you want to go the extra mile enlist the help of others. For example, I’m sure the nice lady or gent at your local shop or a neighbour will be able to keep hold of a clue for you.
- Do something spontaneous.
Set a budget and then write as many random ideas that you can on a piece of paper between both of you. For example, you might put wine tasting, swimming, horse riding or baking. Put as many as you can into a hat/bowl and have one of you select one. Whatever it is go and do it, and pick out a present for each other during or after the day as a nice reminder and get any pictures taken developed.
What are your plans this Valentine's Day?