Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you haven’t arranged a gift for your boyfriend yet, we’ve got you covered! While chocolate is a great gift, there are so many other things you can get your partner to show your love and appreciation for them.
Every year, it can be hard to think of new gifts for your boyfriend (or not repeat gifts), which is why we thought we’d help you out this year. From concert tickets to customised calendars, you won’t find any boring gifts in this blog. Keep reading to find out what you’ll be getting your boyfriend this Valentine’s Day.
Reminder: Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation, so these gift ideas are great for anyone important to you, whether that be your life partner, best friend, family member or anyone else you want to show your appreciation for.
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10 Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Valentine’s Day
Tickets are a great gift for your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. This shows you know him by buying him tickets to something he likes, whether it be a concert, sporting event or movie.
The entertainment industry has been heavily impacted in 2021, so supporting local events is a great way to support your local community and economy.
If your partner has a favourite artist, band or music genre, try looking for upcoming concerts this year and purchase tickets for you two to attend! It’s also a surprise because he may not have even looked to see when the band is performing near you, which will be a real treat for him on Valentine’s Day.
Another great Valentine’s gift for your boyfriend is sporting tickets. Going to see his favourite team or favourite sport live will be a great way to show you appreciate his interests. If you want to go all out, you can buy his favourite team’s merch and you can both dress up to show support for his team for the game.
Movie tickets are a great Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend. You can buy him a gift card or tickets for a movie he’ll love. Some cinemas do date night packages or premium experiences, where you can have drinks and food delivered to you throughout the movie.
Aside from traditional theatres, you can also get tickets to the drive-in or other outdoor cinema. Make it a date night by setting up pillows and blankets in your car or on the ground along with his favourite drinks and snacks.
2. Box of date ideas.
To make a box of date ideas, you can use a box, jar or any package type. Then, write out a bunch of date ideas on different pieces of paper and place them into the box. Every week or so — depending how many date ideas you have — he’ll pull out a date idea for you to do together that day.
Besides dates, this can also include fun experiences he’s always wanted to do. Maybe it’s scuba diving, skydiving or even going to see his favourite sporting team play. Adding a few of these more adventurous dates is a great way to tick things off his bucket list and making it a fun year to look forward to.
Top date ideas for 2021:
- Dinner at his favourite restaurant
- Sunset picnic
- Go to the movies
- Mini golf
- Theme park
- Escape room
- Beer/wine/gin tasting or tour
- Hot air balloon/parasailing/skydiving
Optional: Number the date ideas to make sure you don’t lose or miss any.
3. Valentine’s Day hamper.
A Valentine’s Day hamper is a great way to incorporate lots of your boyfriend’s favourite things into one present. You can buy a basket and place his favourite things in it to show you know him by giving him things he loves.
After you have all your items, grab some tissue paper or recycled shredded paper to fill the basket and make the items stand out. Some ideas of things to incorporate into your gift package for your boyfriend this Valentine’s Day:
- New drink bottle.
- Framed photo of the two of you.
- Massage tool.
- A present related to your boyfriend’s interests or hobbies. For example, if he likes video games, put a new game he wanted in it (or a voucher saying you’ll buy it for him online). If he likes golf, buy new golf balls for him. This shows you care about his interests in a romantic gesture.
4. A beer or wine tour.
If your partner is a fan of beer or wine, you can take him on a beer or wine tour! From beer or wine tasting to full tours, you can ensure your boyfriend will be a connoisseur by the end of it. This is also a great present for Valentine’s Day as you can make it a romantic getaway and spend a weekend, or longer, away to enjoy your relationship and tasty beverages.
If there isn’t a brewery or winery near you, you can sign them up to a beer or wine subscription service, which we’ll go into more detail below.
5. Make his favourite dessert.
Making your boyfriend’s favourite dessert for Valentine’s Day is a great option for those who love to bake. Try to incorporate love hearts, red and white frosting or edible flowers to make it more romantic. And don’t worry, if you can’t bake, you can buy his favourite dessert, which is also a thoughtful present.
6. Customised calendar or planner.
If your boyfriend is organised, or needs to get organised, then a customised calendar or planner is a great present for him. You can either make the calendar online using your own photos or buy a DIY calendar and print out photos and decorate it yourself. This is also a great way to ensure you’re on his wall all year round.
7. A new watch.
Whether your boyfriend loves watches, is always late, or is a fitness-junkie, a new watch could be the perfect gift for him on Valentine’s Day. From classic watches to fitness watches, there are plenty of options to suit your partner. It may be the gift he didn’t know he needed and hopefully he’ll never show up to a date late.
Pyjamas are a gift lots of people don’t think about for men. Yes, a lot of men sleep in boxers and don’t actually use pyjamas, but it’s possible they just don’t know what they’re missing out on.
From luxurious silk pyjama sets to comfy loungewear, this is a comfy present he’s sure to love. Especially during the cooler months, it’s great to buy him clothes he can be comfortable in at home (and who doesn’t love a man in sweatpants?).
If you want to give him an entire luxury sleep set, buy him pyjamas or lounge wear, a silk eye mask and silk pillowcases to make sure he gets the quality sleep he deserves. Add a candle and he’ll have the most relaxing nights.
With most great things being subscription-based nowadays, this can be a great present since subscriptions are on-going, just like your love. From Spotify and Netflix to a gym membership, you can open up a world of new content or activities for him.
Subscription presents for your loved one:
- Music subscriptions
- Streaming service subscriptions
- Language-learning subscriptions
- Newspaper or magazine subscriptions
- Meal subscriptions
- Online course subscriptions
- Hot sauce subscription
10. Healthy presents.
Besides the generic Valentine’s Day present for men being chocolate and alcohol, a healthy present may be the better option. From healthy cooking classes to a gym membership, there’s so many options to make sure he has a healthy year and life. These presents also show you care about him and his health, which is romantic and motivational.
Healthy presents for Valentine’s Day:
- Healthy cooking course
- Healthy cookbook
- Gym membership
- Gift card for massage, pilates, etc.
- Indoor rock climbing
- Workout gear
- Buy him an app for positive mental health
- Seminar for motivation and living a healthy life
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