Shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift for a man can be a challenge, no matter how well you know him or how long the two of you have been together. Choosing a V-Day gift for your male partner isn’t as simple as buying a heart-shaped box of chocolates or a giant bouquet of red roses—which are two of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts for women. While these might not be the most personal gifts, they’re a thoughtful gesture that shows you that your partner cares enough about you to go out of their way to buy something nice for you.
While V-Day gifts for men are not advertised in every storefront window come February like gifts for women are, all hope is not lost. There are many thoughtful, unique gifts you can give your man this V-Day to show him how much you love and care about him. Use this list of creative options to choose a Valentine’s Day gift for your man that he will love and remember for years to come.
Lingerie in and of itself isn’t an outstandingly creative Valentine’s Day gift. In fact, a woman receiving lingerie as a V-Day gift from her partner is considered to be almost as cliché as getting a box of chocolate or a bouquet of roses. However, a woman gifting her man lingerie is a different story.
Giving your man lingerie for Valentine’s Day—or rather, giving him the gift of seeing and touching you while you wear new lingerie—is creative and virtually universally appreciated. Branch out from the pieces you already have in your collection; get adventurous with scandalous lingerie styles in honor of the special occasion.
While shopping for lingerie, keep both of your lingerie preferences in mind. Try to buy pieces you think he’ll love to see on you, but don’t stray so far from your comfort zone that you end up feeling uncomfortable in the lingerie you buy. Lingerie should be a gift that both your partner and you can enjoy together, so make sure you choose pieces that make you feel comfortable, confident, and sexy.
The long lost art of letter writing is severely underrated in the modern world. This Valentine’s Day, take the time to write your husband some kind, thoughtful words. Write him a list of all the reasons you love and appreciate him, or just pen a good old-fashioned love letter.
While it might not seem like much, words written straight from your heart are sure to impact your man more than any material gift you could’ve bought for him.
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your partner with a memory box that reminds him of all the good times you’ve had together and all the good times that are yet to come. Fill a box or album with pictures, ticket stubs, and other souvenirs from the memories the two of you share.
Even if your partner isn’t the most sentimental man in the world, chances are good that he’ll appreciate the effort you put into making him such a personal, loving gift. You can even sneak in a Polaroid picture or two of you wearing sexy lingerie —to put a scandalous twist on this sweet and thoughtful gift idea.