How to Surprise Your Boyfriend on Valentine’s Day
Whether you have just started dating or you’ve been together for years, Valentine’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to show your man how much you care. Men are not always easy to shop for, so finding the right gift for this romantic holiday can be a challenge. The best gifts for guys are ones that take his personality into account and can be romantic, homemade or traditional.
Ladies, take the lead this Leap Year and find some inspiration in our guide on the best ways to surprise your guy on Valentine’s Day.
Plan a Travel Experience
Forego the gifts this year and get away together to a romantic destination. Many couples find that traveling together deepens their connection, provides opportunities to communicate and builds a stronger relationship. Choose a destination that you both have always wanted to see whether it is overseas or just a short drive from your home.
Getting away together gives you a much-needed break from your everyday routine and offers unforgettable memories.
If you both love adventure, plan a romantic outdoor adventure for the two of you. Switch off your phones and hike to a stunning viewpoint, go camping, or try kayaking. Exploring nature together without any distractions offers you both the opportunity for quality time in each other’s company.
For an adrenaline junkie boyfriend, what could be better than a white-knuckle, heart-stopping bungee jumping experience? Going on a heart-racing thrill ride together isn’t just a fun and unique way to spend Valentine’s Day: It also helps you to create a stronger and more trusting relationship.
Sometimes, a man just needs to be pampered. Booking a couple’s spa day for the two of you means a day of relaxation for your boyfriend, and rest and rejuvenation for you as well. Book your spa experience at a retreat that offers accommodation and meals and turn your spa day into a relaxing getaway.
Surprise your man with a romantic scavenger hunt to find his Valentine’s Day gift. You can leave clues around your home or take him on a mysterious journey through your town.
There are plenty of printable scavenger hunt clues available online, or you can come up with some creative handmade clues yourself. Though your gift (or you!) may be the treasure at the end of the hunt, you’ll have so much fun that the journey will be a gift all on its own.
Luxury Item, New Hobby, Grand Gesture, or Thoughtful Token of Love
If your man enjoys a good smoke, get him a box of fine Cuban cigars as one of his gifts. When it comes to cigars, only the best will do, and Montecristo #2 cigars that is so smooth, you will be tempted to try one for yourself or complement them with a great bottle of wine or whiskey.
While you may appreciate the romance of cute heart-shaped gifts for Valentine’s Day, your man might prefer more practical tech gifts. Surprise him with a smartwatch or a new gaming console and accessories like wireless headphones.
Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day by giving your boyfriend the same number of gifts as his age or a gift for each year you’ve been together. The sheer volume of gifts will be a huge surprise. Attach a little love note to each gift and pile them up on the bed for maximum impact.
If you are on a budget, the gifts don’t need to be big or expensive, just a few small, thoughtful tokens of your love and appreciation will show him how much you care. Bake his favorite brownies, etch his initials on his martini glass, a framed photograph of you together, special underwear, lottery tickets, a beef-jerky bouquet or make a romantic home-cooked gourmet meal for two!
Choose Your Own Adventure
Joining your boyfriend for an activity they love is a great way to show how much you care. Let your man take the lead and choose his own Valentine’s Day experience. Go along for the ride, whether you end up at a 24-hour gaming marathon, a 2-person VR experience, watching a match at his favorite sports bar, go-karting, or even ax-throwing make it about him this Valentine’s Day.
Reenact Your First Date
Go back to where it all started by reliving your first date together. Wear the same outfit, go to the same place, and order the same food. Reminiscing about your early days together will remind you of how far you have come together and fill your Valentine’s Day date night with laughter and a renewed appreciation for your relationship and one another.
Make a Playlist and Dance
Revive the lost art of the romantic mixtape and make a playlist of love songs that express how you feel about your man or remind you of your time together. Set the mood with candles or soft lighting and dance the night away in each other’s arms. Just being together on Valentine’s Day can be a gift enough on its own.
Send a Handwritten Letter
With the popularity of social media, it can be easy to forget the impact that a simple handwritten letter can have on your relationship. Writing a letter can help you to articulately express all the things you want to tell him and connect on a deeper level. If you can’t find the right words, there are plenty of love letters penned by some incredible artists, writers, and historical figures to give you inspiration.
Alternatively, to melt his heart, send him some special social media posts with your favorite photographs of you together, and you can even create a custom hashtag.
Ultimately, the best gift you can give is time spent together, and you don’t need a single day of the year to tell him how much you care. A thoughtful gift or experience to commemorate the most romantic day of the year is a great way to express your feelings and make your man feel special.