It’s that special time of year again when everything gets a bit more pinky-rose, there are love hearts everywhere you look, and you’re fluttering your eyelashes at your boyfriend in the hope that he finally gets the hint and buys you those super expensive designer shoes you’ve been lusting after for so long.
Have you thought about what you are going to get your boyfriend for Valentine’s day? It’s just around the corner so it’s probably best that you get a start on what you’re going to do and get for him. After all, preparation is everything, isn’t it?
Big gestures are, of course, wonderful on this special day of the year, but sometime’s it’s not all about the expense or extravagance. Sometime’s it’s all about the little things and in a world where we don’t have endless bank accounts, it’s good to have all your bases covered.
So, take a moment of your day and take a peek at what to get your boyfriend for Valentine’s day. You might just be glad that you did.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him
Let’s assume that you don’t have an endless budget for Valentine’s Day 2015. You need to find a gift that is not only perfect for your beloved other half, but also one that doesn’t break the bank. After all it would be really nice to eat this month so that Rolex watch you’d always wished you could get him is probably a little out of your league.
Cologne / perfume is always a great Valentine’s day gift idea that won’t break the bank if you shop smart. Jean Paul Gaultier Kokorico Eau de Toilette for Men (for example) is less than £20 for the 100ml, and is one of the must-have fragrances for this year. Plus the bottle is really cute and that’s always nice.
For the more manly, mature guy in your life, Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss Eau De Toilette is under £37 for 100ml and has a really masculine, sexy scent.
A great ‘fail-safe’ fragrance to go for if you’re not sure what your man would normally wear, Diesel Only The Brave Eau de Toilette for Men is a great one to opt for. It has a light scent with a fruity yet fresh undertone, suitable for a lot of different tastes.
Beard kits because, let’s face it, all the really cute guys have beards these days, don’t they? You need a beard kit to keep the facial hair nice and smooth. It’s uncomfortable to kiss a scratchy beard so if you’ve got one that needs tackling, something like the Beard Care and Moustache Care Gift Set from For My Beardy Beloved will help with styling wax and a little comb to keep things looking nice and groomed, plus an oil and wash to keep soften everything up. Neatly bundled in a really masculine looking gift box, it’s the perfect gift for the boyfriend with a beard and at under £30, it’s not going to break the bank.
Personalised gifts are often considered to be a no-no when it comes to Valentine’s Day because so many people seem to get it so very wrong. No longer are we left with the personalised bath robes or bath towels for cheesy unique gifts, there are so many more options to choose from now.
Most girls keep everything that reminds them of their ‘better half’ so why not turn an early keepsake of your relationship into a great gift that is bound to make him smile. What about something like the Personalised Train Ticket Mug with a replica of the train ticket you kept from your first ever date together? It’s under £7 and perfect for his morning coffee, plus it’s those little moments that really count. If a mug seems a little too cliche for you, you could always opt for blown-up art print for his bedroom wall, or a phone case for that latest one he hopefully hasn’t smashed yet…
His n’ Hers is another normal no-no when looking at boyfriend Valentine’s Day gift but these days, it doesn’t mean matching walking jackets. What about a His and Her Side Duvet Cover? It’s funny because it’s true – you ALWAYS take up all the space in the bed and he ALWAYS moans about it. Why not turn your running joke into a great personal Valentine’s Day gift that’s guaranteed to make him laugh.
Games are ALWAYS a great idea! How many hours have you watched your boyfriend spend on his beloved Playstation 4 or Xbox One? In fact, if you’ve got a bit more cash to splash for Valentine’s Day 2015, why not consider getting him the latest console if he doesn’t have it already?
If he is already blessed with the latest gaming device (or you just don’t have the kind of money to spend to get him the latest one), why not consider a game? At under £50, it’s something that will keep him entertained for hours (leaving you spare time to do whatever it is you need to do) plus if you take an active interest, you could sneak in on his boy-time and become the greatest girlfriend ever by playing alongside him.
The latest Xbox One games you should consider are Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, or Grand Theft Auto V, and there’s even a few games you could pre-order for him too! One of the most eagerly-awaited games for 2015 is Warner Bros Interactive zombie offering Dying Light Be The Zombie which will be released on February 27th, 2015. At £44.99, you could pre-order it now.
DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
Homemade gifts are very often the perfect gifts, but only as long as you do it the right way. Although traditionally more associated with more feminine gifts, hampers are a great way to incorporate everything your boyfriend loves in one simple gift – a gift that will keep him entertained for hours and show him how much care and consideration you have for the things that are important in his life. If you do DIY Valentine’s day gifts for him the right way, you could earn yourself some serious brownie points!
Hampers could be made up of anything and everything you wanted it to. Let’s say, for example, he has a passion for cars. You have waited for hours for him to finish cleaning his car, polishing his car, adding another new flashy light to his car, or another new shiny dial. waxing his car, vacuuming out his car…. We get it, he loves cars!
Think about it – by getting him a gift that incorporates his passion, you are accepting that it is a massive love in his life and he will always appreciate that. If he has a particular brand of shampoo for the car, for example, or an expensive brand of wax to finish it, get him some of that and place it together in a plastic bucket with a handle. Add a chamois leather, a few cloths, some polishing cloths for the interior and perhaps even some wet-wipes specifically designed for this like Big Wipes Interior Matt Wipes Tub, some air fresheners for the insides, and maybe even the latest car-gadget that he has been talking about so much (or some money in an envelope to help pay for them) and you have yourself a winning Valentine’s Day gift for him that he WILL tell his mates about in the pub.
Just because you’re saying the word hamper doesn’t mean it needs to be a quaint wicker basket with a few miniature bottles of various cosmetics and toiletries (although male versions of these are a great idea and seem to be very popular these days – who knew male skincare would be so well sought-after!) – you could create a hamper from and with anything that you like.
If he likes whisky, why not consider miniature bottles of various whisky’s from around the world, maybe with a personalised tumbler for him to drink out of? Alternatively, you could cheat and look at something like the Malt Whisky Tasting Gift Set (£27.99) which contains five different varieties of Scottish whisky.
You could incorporate any passion into a personalised hamper and if you have a peek on Amazon for things like ‘golf hamper’ or ‘football hamper’, you’ll see a whole host of options that you may not have thought of before. Speaking of the football lover, a great gift could be shares in his favourite football team!
Naughty Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him
Naughty gifts are always the best gifts, aren’t they? In fact, naughty gifts are a great way to of getting around the whole present-idea when you really don’t have a clue what else to get him. If you’ve only been dating the guy a few weeks (or even months) a romantic gift probably won’t go down too well so a naughty gift is a great way of reminding him what he has with you, as well as leading you both down the path for a really great night.
Most guys complain that their girlfriends don’t like to experiment enough so with the right combination of gifts, you might just be able to prove him wrong. If you’re not quite yet comfortable with the idea of bondage and being tied up, helpless, at his mercy, you could always consider tying him up instead? You’re not just restricted to handcuffs these days either – there is latex bondage tape, silk ties, ropes, leather contraptions and more. It’s never been a better time to experiment if you’ve always wanted to.
A good way to get started with naughty Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him is with underwear. Something red, black, pink or any combination of all of them are great colours to choose from. Obviously, the naughtier the underwear, the better so a suspender set with garters will always go down a treat, plus you might just get a really good night out of it.
You could also consider things like flavoured lubricant and body oils to help slide things along nicely, and perhaps even vibrating penis rings for the really brave of you. Naughty dice are a another great thing to think about – if you’re having a hard time thinking of naughty positions and sexual advances, roll the dice and let them decide! You can even get some that glow in the dark!
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Friends
Sometimes your friends are the lovers you don’t have, aren’t they? Most of us have a best friend, or a group of friends, that are always there for them during the hard times – the breakups, the sicknesses, the fights, the happy times, and everything else in between. If you have a male friend that deserves a Valentine’s Day surprise (despite being single) for 2015, don’t leave him out!
Say ‘thank you’ for all those times she picked you up when you were drunk out with the boys with a fun idea that the two of you can enjoy. Why not look at paint balling (especially if you are both single) to shoot out your frustrations at being single on the most romantic day of the year? Or get a really violent computer game for the two of you to play? You could also take a look at Amazon local to find out what local deals are going on in your area and pick something at the last minute to get away from the hearts and kisses? Tickets to exhibitions, cinema trips, musical theatre, music gigs and more – you never what you might end up going to so why not take a browse and do something special with a friend instead of the absent girlfriends and boyfriends this Valentine’s Day?
Things to Do on Valentine’s Day
If you want to do something really different this Valentine’s Day, don’t book a table at that romantic restaurant. Don’t book those cinema tickets, or plan to go bowling / ice skating / shopping, etc. Pick something that you know HE will enjoy, not what you would like him to do for you. It’s his job to book romantic restaurants so when you make the plans, make plans that he won’t expect and really get something that will get his sense tingling?
What about the Porsche Driving Experience? At £129, it’s not like it’s overly expensive and it’s a gift he will continue to thank you for, for a long time to come! Imagine his glee as he whizzes around the track in a car that he has only ever dreamed of driving… You could be the girl that puts that smile on his face, and you’re not just down to one car to choose from either.
If you want something that the two of you can have fun and enjoy doing together, why not look at Zorbing? You’re in a huge inflatable ball, bouncing around all over the place so there’s no way you can’t have fun, and if you’re not sure that go-karting or fast-car driving is quite the thing you want to spend your money on, ideas like Sorbing and segway days are a great idea!
Experience days are fast becoming a great gift for both guys and girls so when you’re looking at what to get your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, why not consider these?
Funny Valentine’s Quotes for Him
If you’re having a hard time finding a card with wording that isn’t too soppy at this romantic time of year, consider a funny card or even better yet, get a card with no words inside and write your own funny and romantic greeting to him? It can be really awkward finding the words to tell a guy you’ve dated for long that all you really want to do is get him in between the sheets, especially when there are so many “I love you“‘s scattered around, but try using one of these to help break the ice and make things less awkward:
“Please remember that Valentine’s Day is a polite reminder that Christmas decorations must go down!”
“I’m only in this for your cute butt. Obviously. Happy Valentine’s day.”
“A real confession: You mean so much more to me than my new iPhone!” – Always a winner!
“I would love you even if you were so ugly that everyone died.”
Cute Valentine’s Quotes for Him
Moving slightly away from the naughtiness and humour of Valentine’s Day, it’s time to remember what the day is all about – loving, adoring and respecting your boyfriend, showing him how much you love him while at the same time letting him show you how much he loves you.
The very best cute Valentine’s quotes for him are often those that come straight from the heart, but if you’re struggling to come up, you can always try stealing one of these:
“The comfort that I find when you wrap your arms around me cannot be compared to anything in the world.”
“You are my Prince Charming, you are every fairytale dream of mine come true.”
“Chocolate can’t compete with the sweetness of loving you.”
Of course, above all else, remember that Valentine’s Day is about showing love so don’t worry if it’s not all about the extravagant gifts or the expense of great shows of romance and affection. Just go with your heart and follow it always, and you’ll soon come up with the perfect ideas when looking at what to get your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day!