What To Get Your Boyfriend For Valentine's Day
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What To Get Your Boyfriend For Valentine's Day

Jasmyne Jeffery January 18, 2023

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us. If you’re in a relationship, then there’s a little pressure to get your other half a gift to remember. However, if it’s a boy you’re buying for, then it is normally a bit tricky. Luckily, we have some suggestions for a first Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend and what to get a boy in general.

We may love our boyfriends, but that doesn’t make them any easier to buy for. Lots of websites and stores suggest the same thing: beer, tools, socks and football. However, they aren’t great suggestions if the boy in your life isn’t a fan of any of them, or that’s what you got them for Christmas. Plus, they’re pretty generic and don’t have any feeling in them. If you’re looking for something more meaningful but still on the cheap side, we have some suggestions on some Valentine’s Day gifts for him.

First Valentine’s Gift For Boyfriend 

The first gift can be the trickiest. You may not know them that well yet and it will set the precedent for gifts to come. Plus, you might not know how you feel about them yet. There’s a lot to juggle with that first Valentine’s gift for your boyfriend. Don’t fret — here are a few ideas for you.

Think about something they might need. Do they need a new reusable coffee cup for their commute, or a briefcase to hold or organise their work files? Or maybe something for the home — some slippers or pyjamas, a cosy jumper whilst the weather is still nippy.

If you feel like you need to get to know them a little better, then use this as an opportunity. You could pay for the two of you to do an escape room, do mini golf or bowling. Depending on your budget, you could do something a bit bigger, like a city break for a weekend. However, this is your first Valentine’s Day so you don’t want to put the bar too high when he hasn’t got you something on quite the same level.

You could get a board game for him to keep, but for the both of you to do together. It would be a great opportunity to learn about your competitive side. A person’s true personality comes out when playing Monopoly, you just have to consider whether you want him to see that side of you yet!

That first Valentine’s gift isn’t easy, but don’t think too hard about it. Even if you just make the two of you some dinner and rent his favourite film is still a present you’ve put some thought into.

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What To Get A Boy For Valentine’s Day

What to get a boy for Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily get easier the longer you’ve been together. Even if they know you know them better than anyone else, your mind will go blank as soon as you need to get them a gift.

Personalised gifts aren’t a niche anymore and, let’s be honest, they’re often a little bit cheesy. That doesn’t mean that even after years together, you can’t get your boyfriend something personal. What you do have the advantage of, is getting them something silly or stupid and it won’t be a make or break for your relationship.

If the sillier the better sounds like a bit of you, then you can get them socks, a t-shirt, or even pyjamas with your face on. Idiotic, yes, but funny. Particularly because, realistically, they would only wear it around you anyway. It truly is a gift for both of you.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

You could still be a little stumped on what to get a boy for Valentine’s Day, but we still have some ideas up our sleeve. If your boyfriend likes his gadgets, then you could get multiple-device wireless charging. These are great for a bedside table and typically hold a phone, watch, Airpods and more in one place. Plus, these are super easy to find on Amazon and other places. This is the idea if your boyfriend is constantly asking you where these things are. Something else that is a gift for the two of you!

Do they enjoy music, or maybe exercise? Then what you could get your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day is a portable Bluetooth speaker or something to hold their phone and more whilst out for a run. It’s the things that they’ll use the most that they’ll really appreciate.

Maybe there’s something you want to tick off your couple’s buck list. A more personal present involving the two of you could be to try a class in something new. The great thing about this present is that it can be anything. You could go cooking or dancing. Pottery making is another solid option if you want to live out your Patrick Swayze dreams. This would be an experience to remember, and you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.