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We've all been there. Trying to figure out what to give your guy for Valentine's Day can be somewhat of a challenge, especially if he is not the "sensitive, lovey-dovey" type. Somehow, teddy bears, roses, and chocolates in a heart-shaped box just doesn't seem like a good fit for many guys. In these cases, you'll need to think outside the box.
Before diving into the five ideas, remember this - Valentine's Day is and has always been geared more towards women receiving gifts. It's unfair, but true. However, this can work to your advantage. Most guys are more concerned about what they are giving rather than receiving. This doesn't mean they don't want a gift at all, it just means that you may not have to work as hard as you think to make them happy.
With that being said, let's dive into the five awesome Valentine's Day gift ideas for him.
1. Buy some sexy lingerie for you to wear for him.
Valentine's Day is a romantic day and, most of the time if things go right, it ends in a very romantic evening. Many guys get excited about seeing their partner in sexy lingerie. The impact is even more significant if you don't usually wear it.
You could make this gift even better by planning a sexy dance for him to get him in the mood. It's okay if you can't dance! Your guy will be so turned on by the lingerie that almost any move will seem sexy to him.
2. Do something he likes to do instead of a traditional candlelight dinner.
When people think of Valentine's Day dates, they think of romantic candlelit dinners and a musician playing a violin. This is great and your guy would appreciate a good meal, excellent music, and great company. However, he's a guy. Tailor the date more to him!
Ditch the fancy restaurant and try taking your guy to a sports bar. If he likes to fish, plan a romantic fishing date. Maybe he likes video games. Plan an uninterrupted evening of gaming and participate with him even if you aren't into it. Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about "sweeping you off your feet" type of romance. It can be about what makes him happy.
3. Buy him something that he's really been wanting.
Skip the flowers and candy. That's for you. The gift doesn't have to be a traditional Valentine's Day gift. You can get him anything. In fact, if you get him something he's really been wanting, he'll know that you've been paying attention to him. This can be much more meaningful than the average Valentine's Day gift.
The gift doesn't have to be expensive. It just needs to be personal. Of course, feel free to dress it up and make it look romantic. You could even put some candy on the side, but something that he wants should be the main gift.
4. Give him a day of relaxation.
If you have a hard working man who is constantly on the go and constantly bombarded by the family, the best gift you can give him is a whole day of relaxation. No work, no kids, no honey-do list. No dressing up and running around to restaurants or events. Just a whole day of absolutely nothing.
You could take it a little further by booking a relaxing massage for him. Try booking an at-home massage so he won't have to go anywhere. However, if you can't do that, just give him a gift certificate or gift card and let him choose his own appointment.
Everyone could use a relaxing day of doing nothing and more importantly, if he is a good man, he deserves it.
5. Give him some money.
Think about how many times you've ever given your guy money. Most women can count on one hand how many times this has happened because it's usually the opposite way around. Men like to spend money just like women, although it may be on different things. Just imagine if you could treat your man to a shopping spree! He would be surprised and appreciative.
Some people say that giving money is a cop-out for a gift. However, this isn't necessarily true depending on the circumstances. Some people have everything and, in the case of Valentine's Day, some guys aren't into traditional gifts. This makes money a great choice because it puts the ball in their court. Try giving your guy some money and watch his face light up with with astonishment.
It can be tough deciding on a gift for a guy on Valentine's Day. They're usually not into the hearts and bears although you'll have the occasional exception. The five ideas above - sexy lingerie, his favorite activity, something that he really wants, a day of relaxation, and money - are all great ideas that are easy to implement. There is also the bonus benefit that none of these will break your wallet.
You could even do more than one - mix and match to make the perfect Valentine's Day for him. No matter how many you decide to do, your guy will be sure to love them. Happy Valentine's Day!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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