How to Find the Perfect Romantic Gift for Him

Men aren't always romantic by nature, but the right gift can make him go soft inside.Men aren't always romantic by nature, but the right gift can make him go soft inside.

It’s no secret: men and women often have different ideas about what constitutes romance. Even so, it’s possible to give your boyfriend or husband a token of love that won’t make him squirm with embarrassment. Finding the perfect romantic gift for him isn’t just the stuff of fantasy.

Step 1

Evaluate his likes and dislikes. Even if he’s the quiet type and never drops hints, you’ll gain some clues from paying close attention to how he spends his time. A gift that helps him to indulge in something he’s passionate about is sure to please. While tickets to a game or concert, a best-selling book or a cutting-edge gadget don’t seem terribly romantic to you, he’ll get a warm, fuzzy feeling from the fact that you know him so well. A magazine subscription keeps on giving – and making him think of you – month after month. That barbecue grill he’s been lusting after might be a romantic manly gift.

Step 2

Consider creating a personalized gift. Frame a sweet photo of the two of you or put together a scrapbook that commemorates all of your fun times together. If he loves music, compile a CD of his favorite songs. Write a love letter, or jot down small notes that catalog all of the things you love about him and present them to him in an attractive box or jar.

Step 3

Contemplate a classic gift. Give him an attractive shaving set or a bottle of scrumptious cologne. If your budget is on the high end, pick out a fancy watch or cufflinks he’d never buy for himself. You might think a tie seems like a boring, predictable gift, but traditional masculine gifts can make him feel more like a man and put him in a romantic mood.

Step 4

Include an appeal to his sensual side. Your guy’s thoughts will definitely turn to love if you select a birthday, holiday or anniversary gift the two of you can enjoy together. A pair of silk pajamas or boxers will put him in the mood; a book of “love coupons” or a bottle of massage oil will keep him there.

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  • The best gifts for men are rarely necessities. Indulge him with a frivolous token that makes him feel like a king.
  • Give your man some special time with you; it’s a priceless gift. Plan a getaway or “staycation” and just relax together.
  • You know the way to his heart, so make him a special dessert. Treats that tempt the palate are always sweet gifts for men.

About the Author

Melissa Lewis has worked as a freelance writer since 2004, gaining much of her experience by working in the marketing/PR field. She writes for various websites, specializing in the areas of marketing, home improvement, cooking and pets. Lewis studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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