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Are you struggling with what to get for your boyfriend or husband this Valentines Day? Well, you’re not alone – women around the world agree that choosing a Valentines Day gift for the man in their lives can be almost impossible. It doesn’t seem fair that there isn’t a masculine equivalent to a bunch of red roses or a bottle of perfume – most men don’t seem to know what they want anyway! Don’t despair; here are our top tips for making your man happy this February 14th.
Most men like slippers but don’t make the mistake of getting him boring ‘old man’ slippers. Get him something he will actually care about, something that ignites a dash of passion. You could get him NFL slippers of his favorite team, for example.
Every man loves a nice wristwatch and without spending a fortune there are hundreds of models available in a wide range of traditional and modern styles. Something is available for the most outdoor man to the elegant gent about town.
Even though guys are not usually good at dropping hints, you will have heard him or his buddies talking about the new ‘must have’ computer game. The only downside with this gift is that he may spend more time with it than with you for a while, unless of course you are into it too!
Tickets to an Event
Buy two tickets to see his favorite band or singer – this has two advantages; you get a night out as well and the anticipation of waiting until the date of the gig means he will feel like he’s getting a gift every day!
If he’s into theatre, the tickets might be for a show or you could of course get him tickets to his choice of sports event but be careful – choose something you’d like to go to too.
No matter what he’s into; fishing, auto sports or the history of air travel, there is a magazine or a choice of magazines that specialize in the subject. Get him a subscription and have every edition for a year delivered to him at home. Again, he’ll be reminded of your thoughtfulness all year round.
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and it is usually true. Take him out for a meal that you know he’ll like or put together a hamper of his favorite treats, no matter how peculiar the mix might be. If you choose it right, he’ll know you care and that you’ve been thinking about him.
Revisit his childhood
It is also said that all men are big kids at heart so why not consider getting him something that will indulge the boyish side of his nature? Nobody is too old to enjoy flying a kite or a toy glider and for the less adventurous there are some really cool radio controlled indoor helicopters now available.
This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84