Whether you’re shopping for his birthday, your anniversary, or perhaps, your wedding day, you want to ensure every gift you give your boyfriend is special! But some of the most exceptional gifts of all are simply those that your special someone won’t get for himself. Maybe he’s in need of a relaxing spa day, but he’s too prideful to buy one on his own. Or perhaps he’s frugal with his spending, but he could use a few new items of clothing to boost his confidence.
The important thing to note is, you don’t have to go too crazy to show him you care, just consider some of these 5 gifts to find the perfect gift for any occasion!
1) Practical Items
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we don’t want to buy for ourselves. You know the ones. Hair product, shower gel, toothpaste...those not-so-glamorous but oh-so-necessary (and sometimes expensive) items that get us through the day.
No, we’re not suggesting you pick up a new toothbrush for your man; although these sleek electric toothbrushes will keep him looking and feeling fresh. But if your guy is a man of simple pleasures, it might be a good idea to get him something that’s more useful than frivolous. A pair of high-quality, stylish boxers could be the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Or maybe a new watch or pair of dress shoes would be worth splurging on.
The idea is, keep it simple. The two of you know that the love you share is the most valuable gift in the world.
2) Hobbyist Gifts
If he’s a man of many hobbies, a gift that supports his interests is probably your best bet, no matter what the occasion is. If he’s a culinary king, a set of ceramic cookware may be the kitchen centerpiece he’s always dreamed of but never would have bought for himself. And if he’s a fan of all things sports-related, why not take him out to see his favorite team play? It’ll be a nice break from the Sunday football noise coming from the living room.
3) Grooming Supplies
It’s not uncommon for men to be pretty lax when it comes to grooming routines. But just because they don’t buy grooming supplies for themselves, doesn’t mean you can’t. In fact, a beard care set would make the perfect gift for the guy whose beard could use a little TLC. Plus, a beard that’s in ship shape is kind of the perfect gift for you too, isn’t it?
4) A Staycation
If your guy seems to never take a break from work, perhaps it’s time for the two of you to enjoy a bit of rest together. A staycation is an ideal gift if you want to relax, but don’t want to stray too far from home. Want to go the extra mile? Make your staycation gift a surprise for him!
A spa day, an adventurous day filled with activity, or a peaceful day by the beach or mountains could be the key to making his special day a true success. Simply book a rental house or a room at a local hotel and enjoy being tourists in your own home...except without all the housework to worry about.
5) Wellness Accessories
Perhaps your beau is as passionate about his health and wellness as he is about your love. Or maybe he needs a little motivation to get back on the fitness bandwagon. No matter what his situation is, a gift that’s centered around health is one that just keeps on giving.
Here are a few ideas to inspire your gifting:
A gym membership
Buy a package of fitness classes for the two of you
A reusable water bottle
Sign him up for a healthy meal-prep service
Re-stock his fitness wardrobe
A fitness tracker
When shopping for a gift for your boyfriend, there are many avenues to choose from, but sometimes the simplest ones are best. Follow these tips to find fantastic gifts your boyfriend will love, but wouldn’t ever have thought to buy for himself. Have any great gift ideas yourself? Share with us in the comment section below.