When you plan to buy gifts, the trickiest part is knowing what you wish to give. If you have an idea, then it’s well and good, but more often, there are times when you do not have an idea about what to gift. This happens especially when you plan to buy something for your husband or boyfriend on valentine’s day. With time, the old practice of gifting has changed as earlier only men had to handle the trouble of finding the right gift for women. But as time changed, women have been facing a tough time while selecting the right gift for their men. You must have been through a situation where all you have in mind is that you want to gift something nice, but that is a blurred image. Men are generally simpler, but their gifting options are also limited to shoes, wallets, belts, watches and outfits. There’s no variety, and it becomes very difficult to find variants in these few options. Here is a list of things that you need to be careful about when you decide to buy a gift for your man:
- Get something thoughtful: efforts are appreciated beyond gender. This means that for men, especially, it does not matter if you have bought something or planned something, the thought behind the gift matters. So for this valentine’s day, you can take charge of all the surprises. Men don’t always have to make an effort and plan things out for all seven days. Girls are said to be more creative, so what you can do is plan the date for the night and surprise your significant other on the big day. If you two have been together, you must be having an idea of his likes and dislikes, like if he would like a formal date, or just a casual day out just with you, or a road trip: exploring a new place together or just being at home watching movies and having your favourite food. Depending on what your man prefers, plan the day and spend all of your time with him.
- The price tag should not matter: love and affection can never be measured in numbers if it’s a genuine feeling. There is a notion making rounds in the market now that products that cost higher are the ones that can please men the most. That’s what people in general think because they spend a lot of money buying gifts. But that is not what Valentine’s Days should be like. If you have to start saving for a gift and cut down on your expenses just because an expensive gift will please your partner, then you should understand that it is the first red flag in a relationship that you are ignoring. Gifts are something that should be given according to the needs of a person; unfortunately, expensive gifts can never be a need; instead shows the greed of an individual. So, don’t follow the trend when it comes to gifting costly things. Give what the person needs and show the gesture that you feel from within.
- Look after the requirement: packing a box with a lot of miniature things is not something that guys prefer. It’s a womanly thing, and you need to avoid that. On the other hand, making use of miniature items and being happy about getting an armful of things is quite girly. For men, gifts are things that they can use on either a daily basis or on occasions that are important to them. So when you plan for a gift, you need to understand male psychology and the way they function. Something huge can be confusing for them; something minimal can also be of no use. So when you plan to give them something, make sure you observe them for some time, see what it is that they want and then buy it. Yes, if what they actually need is a bit expensive and you think that you can afford it, then there’s no harm in buying it, but the expenses should not be unnecessary.
- Remember the conversations: when you are with someone for a long time then you might have had conversations on things that you like, or you wish that you could buy. Well, for a valentine’s day surprise gift those conversations will be useful. Go back in time and remember if there was something that your partner wanted to buy or is in need of but could not buy because of some reason then this is a good time for you to gift him that. To maintain the suspense you can send them valentine’s day flowers and a note on it that would give them a hint of what you have got for him and let him find it out later. Keeping the excitement intact is a trick that you need to master when it comes to gifting something to men. Understand that it’s not easy to buy anything for them so it’s advisable to buy things that they need and can put to use on a daily basis or else that particular thing will stay in the closet. So pay attention when he is telling you about things that he wishes to have because that’s where you can get gifting ideas from.
Change the way you think when you plan to give something to men. Also, talk to your man because men do not prefer surprises most of the time, so do not risk surprising them if you are absolutely not sure of them like what you buy. It will be better if you discuss the idea of a gift or tell them that you were thinking about buying something for them so they can get what they want and need. That way, you will be gifting helpful things, and at the same time, they will be happy about it. Post that, you can plan Valentine’s days date as a surprise for them which they would love.