Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you like being prepared, you’ll have been planning a present something like 6 months in advance. Chronic over-planning is something I am guilty of, but thankfully it means I’m often several years ahead on presents for most holidays. Valentine’s Day is not one of the holidays I’m ever ready for, but my boyfriend always is for some reason! This year, I’m trying to put something together by the end of this coming week, and I’ve been writing out a few ideas. If you’re also struggling to think of a present for your male partner, here are 3 Valentine’s gift ideas for him that you can borrow!
For Christmas, I made my man a few dozen macarons, and while it took me two batches to get them right, he loved them! If you enjoy baking and have the equipment necessary to whip up a batch of macarons (a stand-mixer and piping bags were the difference between the biscuits and macarons, for me!), then you should really give it a go. Macarons are so yummy and easy to customise, I made him a batch of birthday cake ones but I’m going for a few different flavours this time…
I thought giving sweaters as gifts was lame until I got a sweater a couple of years ago, and it was the coziest thing ever. I still wear it regularly, and I get compliments all the time. Some men don’t like to shop, whether that’s because they don’t like trying things on or because they’re insecure about the whole process, so picking out something nice for your partner can mean the world to them. I’m not going to be grabbing my boyfriend any sweaters because I did that recently, but his face lit up when he saw how good he looked in them. It really does boost someone’s confidence when you get them something they feel sexy in, and sometimes that can be a sweater.
This is a no-brainer, but it has to be said: sometimes the best present is just doing something together! Maybe your other half likes cooking classes, or maybe he likes going to look at old cars. Whatever the case may be, look around to see if there are any fun events or workshops going on in your area, and pick something within your budget. Groupon is always a good option to look through, but so are more local websites.