Don’t turn up empty-handed — especially when he’s arranged an extravagant present this Valentine’s Day. So while he’s handing over red roses or boutique chocolates make sure you return the favour with a gift that resonates (without freaking him out).
Romance to us and romance to blokes, generally speaking, are two very different things. In other words, we LOVE a romantic gesture (despite our earnest protests). Though the status of your relationship – or the kind of guy he is – might suggest you technically don’t need to get them anything or they might not actually expect to receive anything, it doesn’t immediately exempt you from being a decent person and getting them something anyway. If you want a gift, even if that want is buried deep, deep, deep down, then get them a gift too. Big or small.
How to make your gift ‘cute’ or ‘romantic’ for Valentine’s Day
Read what you want, but we will never likely understand the goings-on in the minds of the opposite sex. There’s just no way of telling which romantic gestures will actually strike all the right chords with your man in question. Our suggestion? Kit. Guys love fresh kit. Fresh socks, t-shirts, wearable tech, caps, backpacks — they’ll be absolutely stoked. And if forking out for cool stuff isn’t enough, use any of the aforementioned items to cloak a block of chocolate or a rose stem or a photo frame of the two of you. Go wild. Just keep it low key, yeah? No bloke wants to walk around the local foodcourt at night with a giant stuffed teddy bear or a hoody with a picture of the two of you printed across the front of it.
We get it. Present shopping for your guy is tricky, so we’ve compiled a list of suggested items, ranging from $ to $$$, to gift him this Valentine’s Day that’ll surely drum up some ideas. And if in doubt, home baking.
Scroll through the gallery below to see Miss FQ’s gift ideas for your man this Valentine’s Day: