Romantic Gifts For Men
Here are some great ideas if you’re looking to inject a little romance into your gifts. Buying for a partner or spouse can be tricky – you probably want to get something meaningful and thoughtful but if they’re not giving out any hints this can sometimes be hard to achieve. Take a look at some of these handy hints.
There are a lot of ‘romantic gifts’ on the shelves these days but the vast majority will look and feel cheap and the rest are downright tacky. Men love to be spoiled as much as women so put some thought into it and try not to be a cliche: think away from cologne, chocolates and sexy lingerie and more towards loving gestures and handmade items. Whilst chocolates have their place, if you’re buying a romantic gift try to make it sensual rather than outright sexual. A home cooked meal with some chocolate mousse and the promise of a foot massage is a great way of injecting some romance.
If you want him to have some presents to unwrap as well then consider making a scrapbook of your time together. Inexpensive and sentimental, if you’re the type to keep movie stubs and gig tickets but just have them stored in a box you can buy a cheap scrapbook and paste everything in to make a beautiful gift you can keep. Intersperse them with photos from your time together and love notes to make it extra soppy.
If you’re feeling brave and think you can bear to bare all then think about doing a ‘boudoir portrait’ session. Specifically designed to make you look your best, these shoots are perfect if you want some classy photos to be proud of. Many photographers offer these shoots as pre-wedding gifts for the groom so take a leaf out of their book and see what you can come up with.
A visit to the most romantic city on earth (so they say) would be a great gift if you have the time and the budget. Pack your stripy T-shirts and berets and hop on over to Paris and experience a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower, next to the Louvre and in front of the Mona Lisa.
If you can’t quite afford Paris (and let’s be honest, it’s a long way to go) a city break in a city you’ve never been to before can be just as romantic. Book a beautiful hotel, order room service and encourage him to use as much bubble bath as he likes.
Romantic gifts don’t have to be extravagant or astronomically priced, any gift that’s had some thought and effort involved can be romantic. Wrap some love notes in with the presents to create a nice surprise for him to unwrap, or offer him a cup of coffee in bed first thing in the morning. Be creative, you don’t have to settle for store bought romance – use the tips above to create something really special instead.