There are so many romantic gift ideas for women, but what can make your boyfriend smile? Let's talk about it right here and now!
Of course, you can just buy a box of chocolates, a new DVD or his favorite whiskey. But do not forget that a good gift is "what he dreams of, but does not buy himself."
So, you should take the following into consideration, when choosing a gift for your boyfriend:
Remember what he's been dreaming about for a long time
You probably spend a lot of time with your boyfriend and know what he likes. What does he notice when you're in a store together? Or maybe when you watch ads on TV? Pay attention to things that he wants to buy all the time, but puts it off due to various reasons. Sometimes he can dream out loud about what he would like to buy next year or in the upcoming months. Therefore, even if it is something beyond your current budget, try to give it to him before he buys it. It's such a joy to fulfil his wishes and dreams, isn't it?
When he doesn't even know he wants it
It might be a little more complicated, you might need a whole strategy. Look for things that he likes. Does he like detective stories? Ask a book store assistant about detective novelties. Choose his favourite songs, download to Apple iTunes and find similar ones, download recommendations and create his next favourite playlist. Do you know his favorite food? Find a restaurant, known for cooking this dish the best on earth!
No, it's not necessarily a fake or a souvenir. Make a ring or a bracelet with your own hands and order an engraving: motivation, your names, or symbols. You can`t make it with your hands? Order an engraved bracelet of your own design. Your imagination as important as when you create something with your own hands.
Give him something personal
These days, because of pace and lifestyle, the most valuable gift you can give is probably your attention. So, spend time with him the way he (not you) would like. If you go to watch a movie, choose his favourite movie genre. If you are going to spend a "romantic evening" together, pay attention to his idea of romance. Sometimes, just a spontaneous message, telling him about your feelings or dreams, can be an incredibly cute gift.
Things you shouldn`t give your boyfriend
Perhaps, it is as important as what to give. Here are some mistakes you may make with the best intentions:
1) substitution of his favourite things. Does he have a favorite bag he goes to play football with? You decided to give him a new one and can't understand why he still uses the old one? If he is loyal to his special "friends", don't even try to replace them (don't throw away old things!). This may be surprising, but rather unpleasantly. Let him keep his favourites!
2) do not make gifts that can show that you feel uncomfortable because of him, or want him to change something in himself. If you want, you'd better talk to him about problems. But don't say it with a gift. It can cause unpleasant emotions, and that's not what you want to give him, is it?
3) do not buy what you really need, not him. This is the most common way to spoil a gift. How? For example, let's buy these lovely curtains for our room! Well, maybe your room will be better... but let's be honest, it's a gift that will make you happy, not him.
A certain occasion can help you choose a gift. St. Valentine's Day or your anniversary? Then the gift deserves to be romantic and special. More emotions and feelings, or hints and dreams about your future.
Show attention and care with your gift!
What's the most wonderful gift you've ever given to your boyfriend? Share your ideas!