Every man loves to receive gifts. Of course, his birthday and Christmas are usually the main focus when you’re planning on what to get for the special man in your life. However, it doesn’t have to be only twice a year that you turn your mind to gifts.
Sometimes, it’s lovely to get an unexpected present, and in the same way as he might surprise you with a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, you could also be the giver of something special, not just on festive occasions but also at times when you want to spoil him a little with a romantic gesture.
With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to make up your mind as to what would be best for a romantic gift, but you can narrow the field with the suggestions below.
A weekend away
There are few things more enjoyable than taking some time away together, and a romantic weekend at a luxury hotel and spa could be just the ticket to add further strength to your relationship. Depending on far and how long you want to travel, you could choose a city break in the UK or a dreamy country house hotel where you will be looked after in comfort and peace.
Cheap flights now make a short trip abroad an attractive option, so why not think about your romantic weekend away in Paris, the city of love, strolling along the banks of the Seine, browsing in quaint bookshops, and enjoying a glass of wine or cup of coffee sitting outside a café and watching the world go round?
Some new glassware for drinks
If your man enjoys winding down with a drink after a hard day at work, you could consider getting some new glasses for him to appreciate his favourite tipple. High-quality drinking glasses add a real touch of class to any occasion, and whether it’s for wine, spirits (including rum, gin and whiskey) or cocktails, you’ll find the right choice at Dartington Crystal.
While you’re thinking about new glasses, you could also get him a bottle of the drink that he likes best but look for a different brand for him to try. There are plenty of small distilleries now to choose spirits from, or you could, of course, give him a top-quality bottle of champagne with a personalised label. Chances are you’ll be able to share it!
For the sporting man
If your man loves all sorts of sports but rarely gets the chance to go and watch them live, gift him tickets for a major event such as the Grand Prix, a football match for the team he supports, or an international fixture in rugby or cricket. Obviously, it depends on what he likes best, but you’ll know that and can make the right choice. After the event, what could be better than you having organised a romantic dinner for two at your favourite restaurant?
Name a star
You may be familiar with the song from Disney’s Pinocchio “When You Wish Upon a Star”, and what could be a more romantic gift than naming a star after your beloved? You can get a real star named after the man in your life, a present that is the perfect sentimental way to show how important he is to you – when you’re both gazing up into the starry night sky, you’ll both know that there’s a little bit of sparkling magic up there that is forever his.
A special piece of music
Vinyl records have made a real comeback over the last few years, and you can find nearly any album that was made. If you don’t have a turntable, you could gift one to him – they don’t have to be expensive – and then present him with an album by his favourite band. Search online or ask the owner of a local music store, who should be able to point you in the right direction. Many bands today put out vinyl versions of their new music, and there’s a huge second-hand market where you can usually find all but the rarest of items.
Showing him he’s special to you
Life can frequently be humdrum and boring when it’s work, work, work, so making time to find something special for your special man shows that romance is still alive and well between you. Your gift will be a constant reminder to him of your love and care, and who knows, he might well reciprocate!