5 gifts of Love for him – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away and I have 5 gifts of love that I think any man would love.

When it comes to gifting my love for whatever reason I always think, what does he need more than what he wants. I apply this to the other men in my life: brother and father, I believe in giving practical gifts than superficial ones. A colleague and I were joking this week because for Christmas one of the gifts to his wife were tyre mats for her car. I call that being practical though I am glad he also got her something else because being practical shouldn’t replace romance completely. This year for the 5 gifts of love for him, I thought I share what the men in my life actually prefer. Yes all these are practical items but we’ve thrown in some romance so we don’t forget the love aspect of Valentine’s Day.

5 Gifts of Love for him

Whenever I am sharing my gift guides I am always mindful that not everyone can afford them. Or might not be looking for material gifts but something and I try to be inclusive because the idea is to give you inspiration. But I also know I can inspire everyone, it is the circle of life, with that in mind, here are the 5 gifts of love you can give him;

Cook together

Now for some this is already an everyday thing but for others it could prove to be quite romantic. It’s cheaper, you can cook your favourite dishes as many or as little as you want. You could also make the dessert or maybe buy a nice one so you can focus on the main dish. Another idea is to attend a cooking class together and learn something new or perfect your baking skills. I have always enjoyed cooking together as it gets you closer and is loads of fun.

Gift of time

Normally I would be thinking maybe a wrist watch from some luxurious brand or something. This year in the name of practicality I opted for a personalised wall clock which I designed on *bags of love. If you remember I worked with bags of love last year and loved the personalisation of my chosen gifts. The system is so easy to use, I was done in a couple of minutes because I knew what I wanted it to look like. Not all men like the lovey dovey personalised gifts so I made it more neutral that he would be happy to use it year round.

Be adventurous together

Every couple has something they have always wanted to do together but haven’t had the time or the resources. You can be adventurous by doing something expensive like gliding or flying in a helicopter or affordable like Go Ape. I am not the most adventurous person unless traveling is involved and I am game 99% of the time. The other 1% might require a bit of Dutch courage to help me alone especially with adventures involving heights.

Smart over casual

I have mentioned that this year I took the liberty of asking the men in my life what they would like for valentine’s gift. It didn’t take long before each came back to me with smart shirts from *Avail London and *Dobell something new for work. The men in my life can rock both smart and casual but this year they want more smart than casual outfits. Having worked with Dobell last year we know the quality of the men’s wear and are pleased with the shirt. The texture of the shirt is really nice and strong, the design is simple yet elegant. The same is true of Avail London who has impressed us with the look and feel of the shirt. My brother doesn’t own many white smart shirts and his loving it.

Watch a movie at home

Whilst I think is important to; be adventurous, buy practical gifts and break bread together, relaxing together is just as important. Not every dude wants to be in a spa or at home, but everyone loves a good movie at home. The most romantic thing one to give to the other is their time and attention. Most parents know movie night can be arranged but often ends in both or one falling sleep on the other. It might not be the most romantic one person falling asleep, it’s lovely being able to spend that time together.

And there you have it, my 5 gifts of love for him gift guide. For those that celebrate, what kinds of gifts are you giving this year; your time or something practical or romantic?



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  1. January 24, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Awww I am happy to have inspired you and I think recognizing it is the first step, now just implementation left, right?

  2. January 24, 2018 / 3:43 am

    We love taking adventures together! It’s hard to do now with littles and another on the way but still our favorite thing to do.

  3. January 23, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    i think i can nail all 5! lol. I personally love that you asked the men what they wanted. It makes things easier NO? Figuring out what to get for men is really mind consuming.

  4. January 22, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    I am glad that I stumbled upon this post… I wanted to gift my hubby for this valentines day and I was not sure what to. But these are some great options 😀

    • January 22, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Glad to hear it and hope you do get something for hubby

  5. Latoyia Dean-Dennis
    January 22, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    This is a great list – super cute items. I want to incorporate cooking together with my hubby and son.

  6. January 22, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    What a great list of gifts for him. I think it would be fun to spend time at home, cooking together and hanging out watching a movie or something.

  7. Anshul Kumar Akhoury
    January 22, 2018 / 4:24 am

    Really nice idea. I think cooking together is therapeutic exercise and I would love to try that.

  8. Lavanda Michelle
    January 21, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    These are great gifts and my hubby would love all of them. Watching a movie at home after a nice home cooked meal would be great. My daughter celebrate her bornday, she will be 13.

  9. Emmanuel Damian
    January 20, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I think if my gf will cook for me this Valentines Day, I will be very happy! As they say, a way to man’s heart is through his stomach!

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      I am sure if she read this she would but also think she knows you too well too and might just surprise you

  10. Jay Colby
    January 20, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    All great gift ideas! The gift of time is often overlooked but so important to a relationship.

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Agreed, the gift of time is so important in every relationship

  11. Threads Shuttles
    January 20, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I love gift ideas that are less materialistic. Time and experiences always make for the best gifts ever.

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      I am right there with you

  12. Dee Jaye
    January 20, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I am in love with these gift ideas. My favourite is the cooking together as this is hardly ever done these days

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      I know right, a bit shame as its so romantic

  13. Milton
    January 20, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I like your gift ideas! I like to receive practical gifts that I can use on a daily basis if possible 🙂

    • January 20, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Milton and same here, I appreciate practical gifts more as well

  14. Maayan Shaanan
    January 20, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Ooohh love this realistic down to earth list, I couldn’t agree more! After a decade together, hands down movie nights in are the best!

    • January 20, 2018 / 9:18 am

      I am glad to hear that and thanks so much, movie nights can be as romantic as you make them

  15. January 20, 2018 / 1:51 am

    These are some lovely ideas, my other half and I love watching a movie at home and just relaxing. Definitely our way of showing a bit of love.

    • January 20, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thanks Sarah and I think thats truly lovely, spending time together

  16. January 19, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    These are my kinds of gifts! We don’t buy anything for one another, since having kids. But these are gifts that we could do together.

    • January 20, 2018 / 9:30 am

      I think its important to have options that fit 90% of the people in gift guides, whilst others want to buy each other something others are happy just to spend time together which is very romantic too

  17. Jessica Taylor
    January 19, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I don’t have anyone to shop for, but these are great ideas!

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Girl, I know how you feel

  18. January 19, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    We’re boring, so we do the movie at home thing. If he can get off work for lunch, we do that because it’s less busy. We wouldn’t be able to cook together though, we aren’t really cooking people. Neither of us like being in the kitchen. Our goal is to strike it rich and be able to afford a chef.

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      A chef would be awesome but in the meantime I am loving your ‘boring movie at home’ because I find that super romantic

  19. January 19, 2018 / 10:57 am

    These are really great gifts of love, I think I will go for the movie night and cooking together but that is if I get to choose the meal.

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      I am sure it will be lovely whichever you guys decide on

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