Romance is simply a process of using thoughtful gestures to show a person how much you care for them. With that thought in mind it is only logical that a man's image of romance will often be quite different from that of a woman.
Our gender differences can make finding the most romantic birthday Valentines or Christmas gift for him quite a creative process.
He likes to eat that one is a given. He loves being loved and he definitely enjoys feeling wanted. He works hard so on weekends or special occasions he will most likely want to unwind, relax, and enjoy a little pampering.
Of course there are a few other little things that he enjoys about his home life as well so we can add all those little clues together to discover the perfect gift choices for your guy. By combining a few of his favorite enjoyments you can create the perfect blend of romance and caring to present to him on his special days.
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Food for Thought
The best way to his heart may indeed be through his tummy. Cook him up a romantic meal to share together or gift him his favorite foods and don't rule meat out of this mix.
Food can be very romantic and surprisingly a gift package of pepperoni, beef jerky, or smoked salmon can give your man the same deep feeling of appreciation that a woman feels when she receives flowers.
Yes, it is a very strange thought but a specialty meat or nut treat can be a very romantic present to give your man. These snack foods are energy rich protein with a fun and tasty thoughtfulness attached to them. Food is one of our basic needs and satisfying this craving shows that you do indeed care.
His idea of romance may be quite different from your own but it can also flow along a common theme. When a man takes you out on a dinner date he is showing that he can provide for your basic need of food. Yeah, I know it is old school but it still applies today. So when you cook for him or gift him a great big stick of pepperoni you are telling him that you care enough to insure his basic needs are met. Gestures of consideration for one another are highly romantic gifts.
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Guy Stuff Can be Very Romantic - to Him
Spending time together doing what he enjoys most is a very romantic gift indeed but so is gifting him time to spend with the guys as well. Keep in mind that romance is a little different for a man than a woman and these gifts show him that you really do care about what is important to him.
If he is an avid fisherman then wrap him up a certificate for a weekend at a local fishing lodge. This is a gift that will almost bring an avid outdoors man to tears.
Show your sporting guy that you care about the things that he loves. You can join him in the boat or remain at the lodge doing the things that you most enjoy doing. The evenings can be spent on romance.
If he is a sport enthusiast then get him tickets to a hockey or football game that he has been wanting to see. Always be sure to include passes for two so he can take you along or for him to take his favorite buddy with him (if this is something that you cannot enjoy).
Wrap up some fun for him. If he is a golfer then give him gift certificates to the local indoor golf range or a few lessons from a genuine golf pro and include a few unique golf accessories with your gift just for fun.
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A Camera Designed for his Wants and Needs?
There are a lot of amazing things to see in our world and many memories which can be captured in a photo. Today we fortunately have quite a few ways to click that image which brings a camera into view as one of my favorite gift ideas.
* Out in the woods or simply wondering what is tromping through the yard, a night vision camera is great entertainment for the man that wants to be in the know.
* Very popular now are action cameras for hands free capturing of memories. If he is on the move with his bike, boat, or off road adventures then let him capture those memories with an action camera. An action camera is ideal for the active guy.
* Drone it. Capture images with a bird's eye view.
* Instant is back in fashion and whether it is a new model or a retro camera these units are distinctly in vogue.
* Security on film. A security camera is always a great way to see what is going on around your home or business.
The Items he Collects are a Treasure Trove of Ideas
If your guy is a collector then discover what his hobby is and head off on a scavenger hunt to find his favorite toys. It can net you an amazingly unique gift for him.
Wrapping up a rare baseball card, an antique toy car, or an old wooden fishing lure can be one of the most romantic presents that you can give to your man. These rare and often hard to find items show him how much you really do care about what is important to him.
The two areas that I recommend great care in are art and home decor. Unless you know the person very well these items are very personal and often a choice better left for the potential owner to select. A gift card may be better suited for these area of giving.
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What type of TV shows, singers, or movies does he enjoy? Pop up a big bowl of popcorn, pop the cork on the wine, and snuggle up on the couch for a marathon weekend tv. A box set of DVD's in an entertainment theme he'll enjoy will definitely be a sweet gift for him. James Bond collection, Harry Potter, WWE Wrestling, what is his idea of a great show?
A relaxed caring atmosphere is very pampering and romantic. Does he have a favorite author or book series that he enjoys? Pamper him with breakfast in bed then cuddle up in bed with a good book for the day. Pajama days can be fun and relaxing.
There are many box book sets and if you know authors or areas of interest to him then this gift should be a breeze. Snuggling comes easy when you have the entire day to take it easy. You can order in a pizza for supper. This really is a great gift of relaxation.
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DIY Home Made or Baked Gift Items For Him
Do it yourself gifts are a personal way to show appreciation and caring. These are especially good items to gift to a single male friend or boyfriend.
If you are not yet married and still living in separate residents then home baked goodies are a great way to say I love you.
Cookies, pie, or cake, if it is home baked then he is going to enjoy it. Just having you pamper him by taking the time to create something special for him shows exactly how much you really do care about his needs.
A gift of home knit or crochet slippers, mitts, toque, or sweater are also other gift items that falls into this realm. For a girlfriend - boyfriend relationship these gifts are perfect.
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Men Enjoy Having a Little Love Wrapped up in Their Gift
There are many types of massage gifts to select from and items that can accompany a massage gift. A massage cushion or chair, a foot bath, reflexology chart or book, scented spa salts, wash cloth, towel, decorative bath soaps, etc.
You can use the foot bath or basin you gift him to wash his feet before you begin a reflexology foot massage. After the massage the oil from the feet can be wiped clean using a damp cloth followed by towel drying. Nothing says pampering quite like this gift does.
If a foot massage is not your thing then you can gift a book on the art of any form of massage. Of course he is the one who will be receiving the massage so if you present this gift to him be prepared to play masseuse. No matter what your living arrangements are this is a very intimate gift and one that is a true luxury adventure for husband or boyfriend.
Men love to be pampered and there are a number of great ways to pamper your guy. Massage is of course a very luxurious relaxing style of pampering. For a truly unique gift purchase a foot bath or large basin and create a foot massage gift basket for the special man in your life. Fill your chosen container with a selection of scented massage oils and enclose a book on the art of foot reflexology.
Never under estimate the relaxation and health benefits that accompany the ancient art of foot massage. Pressure points within the feet correspond to all areas of the body and the gentle stimulating massage on the feet can be extremely beneficial to the person who receives it.
A Personalized Gift Basket Can be Perfect
Whether he is your husband or boyfriend, a personalized treat basket is a romantic way to show your man how you feel about him. You choose the contents of the basket then design it specifically with his tastes in mind.
The wider the variety of contents in the basket then the more exciting this gift will be. It insures that there will definitely be something in there that he will enjoy.
The main content of the gift basket can be anything. The theme can be a variety of edible treats, items related to his hobbies or interests, a puzzle book collection, or a selection of intimate oils and accessories. You know best what your guy will enjoy.
Add in a love note, some chocolate hearts, a pair of wine glasses, and whatever else you feel will make the basket complete. A gift basket really can be a mushy gushy sweet gift for him when it is filled with the things that he loves.
Pamper Him With a Romantic Get-a-Way to a Local Hotel
To pamper your playmate with a gift that you both can equally enjoy place in a wicker basket two wine glasses, a bottle of champagne, and a gift certificate for a night together at a local hotel. For his birthday, your anniversary, or pretty much any time that you want to say I love you this is a great gift idea.
Take him on a mini vacation where he can relax and unwind. Don't forget to treat him to supper that evening and then breakfast or room service in bed the next morning.
Work can take a lot out of a guy and sometimes the very best thing about special occasions and especially the Christmas holidays, is that it is a vacation from work. Sometimes the very best gift to your man is a relaxing holiday so go on and pamper him a little.
Whatever other gifts you give to your special man for his special day will simply be a bonus. The most important aspect of romance is to show your man how much you care for him.
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