Buying Valentine's Day gifts for men is usually a tricky business, what can you get that will express your love, but that he'll also really want?
Well its a lot easier than you think to buy him a gift he'll love this Valentine's Day, just follow these 5 tips:
1. Listen - He'll probably tell you what he wants/likes even if he doesn't realise
This may seem like an obvious tip but most men/people tend to drop hints about what they like and want, even if they don't realise they are doing it.
If he's mentioned that after his next pay-day he might buy a new Xbox game, trainers, speakers, etc. this is an obvious indication of the things he wants.
Some phrases worth listening out for can follow the form of:
I'm nearly out of aftershave
My boots are starting to look really worn
I really like Ed Sheeran's new album
I could do with a new wallet
The key to surprising him with a Valentine's Day present he wants is to listen for indicators in normal conversation, especially if he is complaining (as everyone does) about something he currently has! Also write it down, or make a note on your phone, straight away so you don't forget.
2. Think about him as a person
We don't just mean think about 'what will he like' as you desperately rush around a store with all the other Valentine's Day shoppers. We mean think about what he already has and what he already likes, does he have a lot of sports gear or jewellery, is he a fan of wine, tea or beer, what does he enjoy doing?
Write down what you already know about him in a list and you'll be surprised how much difference this makes when you shop for a Valentine's Day gift.
For instance, if you know he loves coffee but is never has time for one in the morning then get him something useful but interesting like a Batman travel mug and matching hip flask. Or if he loves a drink of whisky, but you don't want to buy a bottle, then get him something more personal like engraved whisky glasses with the date of your anniversary on them.
By following this thought pattern you can explain why you bought him that Valentine's Day gift and show him it's because you love and pay attention to him.
3. Get him something simple but make it unique
You know he likes a drink of beer in the evening – the list from tip 2 tells you so. Yet what can you do with that information to give him something meaningful – getting him some beers and a tankard might sound a bit simple.
But, it's important to remember that you want to get him a Valentine's Day gift that he'll love and use. So take that tankard and those bottles of beer and have them personalised with a special message and the date of your anniversary.
The same idea can work with so many other types of Valentine's Day gifts too like jewellery, hip flasks and even steak knives.
This will show that not only have you thought about what he likes but taken that information to a whole new level to make sure you put a real smile on his face.
4. Don't buy him something mundane
It might be that you have put previous steps together and resulted in:
He said: “I could do with a new deodorant.”
He likes smelling fresh.
I will personalise some deodorant for him.
However, the key to getting him a Valentine's Day gift he will love is buying something that spoils him. You may argue that he is not the type of guy that likes being spoiled, however, we are here to tell you that any man likes knowing someone loves him enough to really put thought into his gift and buy him something special.
5. The Valentine's Day gift doesn't have to be a 'gift'
Bare with us for this one. If you think of buying a Valentine's Day gift, you think of a (hopefully) beautifully wrapped item that he can open and hold – This doesn't have to be the case.
If there is something you think he may enjoy doing it's possible that an experience day or weekend away may be a better Valentine's Day gift for him than a new jumper.
There are so many experience days out there, from super car driving blasts, flying lessons and bungee jumping to spa days, meals out and vineyard tours, so it's definitely another option when buying gifts for him.
If you need any more help or information about great Valentine's Day Gifts for Him then check out our website. Most of our gifts can be personalised in-house and sent directly to his door with a Valentine's Day card.