Today is another guest post from the wonderful Nathalie. I loved her Christmas party guest post so much and I’m really happy to have her guest post on Little Babble again.
How to keep your other half happy this Valentine’s Day
They celebrate our successes, and stroke our hair when we’re down, they give the best advice when we need it and they rescue us when we’re stuck, boyfriends are amazing. Valentine’s is often touted as a day for treating the ladies but it’s also the perfect opportunity to shower our fellas with love and show them how much we care. If you’re thinking about ways to make your man feel appreciated, then look no further. Here are some tried and tested tips that are guaranteed to get him feeling like a hero, which let’s be honest, he is.
Start with a card or letter
I’ll never live down the year that my husband gave me a beautiful card with a thoughtful message and I’d forgotten to even buy his! Although he acted like it was cool, I could tell that he was a bit hurt that I hadn’t remembered as it seemed like I didn’t care. Ever since then, I’ve always remembered to get him a card and his smile when he reads it is worth a million times the effort it takes to buy or make a card. Though they won’t say it, guys do notice small things like love notes, so make this your first port of call.
Kit him out
Guys love clothes as much as girls, but they just don’t enjoy shopping like we do! So, have a think about what he needs and put your shelf hunting skills into action. As it’s a special occasion, perhaps you could choose him something from a men’s designer clothing range, as he’s less likely to buy something that special for himself. Or if he already has enough clean shirts to last until Christmas, maybe his joggers are looking a little on the raggedy side. When you are choosing it’s best to stay safe and buy from a brand that you know your boyfriend loves and in a colour that he normally wears. Giving him something that he wants and likes will give him that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you care.
Get him something fun
Inside almost every guy is a big kid who loves computer games, reading comics (or as they call them ‘graphic novels’), and all the magical things they loved when they were little. As men grow up and have more responsibilities, they have less and less time to indulge in these guilty pleasures. So, when you’re thinking about Valentine’s gifts for him, keep his fun side in mind. You could get him tickets for something high-speed like go-karting or a super car experience and watch his gleeful grin as he whizzes around a track at break-neck speed. Or go for a serious gadget like a quadcopter, don’t ask me why but the guys in my life go WILD for miniature flying contraptions.
Take him to a restaurant he’ll love
It’s usually the girls that find eateries that they simply must go to and the guy goes along for the ride. That’s not to say they don’t enjoy it, (who doesn’t enjoy eating out?), it just means they don’t usually get their first choice. This Valentine’s day, pick somewhere you know he’s going to love. My go to is always steak as I know it’s my husband’s favourite, however this can be anything as long it’s one you know he enjoys. If your boyfriend is a vegan for example, try checking out TripAdvisor reviews of the best vegan restaurants in your area. Guys won’t make a fuss about where you eat, mostly they just want you to decide already, but going to a place you know they’ll enjoy will let them know you appreciate them and everything they do.
Making your guy feel special is all about showing them that you do notice the things they do to make you happy, and that you have taken time to get to know what makes them smile. It may take a little more effort but the brownie points and megawatt smile when you get it right will mean a wonderfully romantic Valentine’s day and a super happy partner!
Thanks again to Nathalie for sharing this guest post.