Getting something special for your boyfriend is important no matter what stage you are in the relationship. Romantic gifts can be something special that he really wants, even though you might not consider it romantic or something that sends a romantic messages. Depending on the stage of your relationship, your finances or the thought behind the gift, it can be large or small.
What Is Romantic?
Romantic gifts can include a number of different types of items. The thought behind the gift is what makes it romantic. If he mentions something that he'd always wanted as a kid, such as one of the original Super Mario Brothers or Donkey Kong for the Nintendo he found at a garage sale, that's your queue for the gift. You have to admit, that isn't what most people would call romantic but it will be the most romantic surprise for him. The fact that you listened and cared enough to find just what he wanted will make a huge hit.
Listen closely to what he says.
Listen closely to what he says. Romance is all about paying attention to the interests and thoughts of the other person. While roses may be a super romantic item for you, he might not, make that probably not, think they're nearly as romantic as a romantic surprise of courtside seats for the Nix game. His interest level is the key factor.
Hot Romantic Gifts
If you simply can't get all excited about buying something strictly manly, consider something extremely spicy. This doesn't mean a hot taco but it might mean some special chocolate body paint or hot massage oil. You'll grab his attention with these hot romantic gifts.
Sweet and Sensitive
Maybe the hot gifts simply aren't romantic to either of you but something gentler and sweeter can tickle his fancy. Find a variety of ways to say, "I love you," with romantic gifts that do it for you. You can find everything from a keychain with a bolt and nut that says, "I'm nuts about you" to bus tokens with made for special moments. The tokens have romantic messages such as good for a hug, kiss or all your love.
Maybe you want something more practical in romantic gifts. Interlocking his and hers romantic mugs might be just the romantic surprise you've looked for in a gift. The his and hers mugs are personalized and fit together perfectly just like the two of you. If you love matching and personalized romantic surprises, you'll also love matching bathrobes, slippers and pillowcases complete with both your names.
Other sweet and romantic gifts can be display items with both of your names. One of the unique romantic surprises is a painted picture of a beach on artist canvas with a heart in the sand. Of course, you can order the picture to include both of your names inside the heart. You can also order the same picture for a welcome mat letting all visitors to your home know that behind the doors there's nothing but love.
Find a variety of ways to say, "I love you,"
Romantic Surprises for the Start of a Relationship
If you haven't dated that long, some of these romantic gifts may not work for the stage of your relationship. Something more subtle might be the best choice for romantic surprises for those just recently involved. You can get the perfect yet inexpensive gift by ordering a personalized giant cookie to say, "I think you're special" or "You're #1." You can choose whatever message you want to send without stepping across any line of good taste.
Personalized fortune cookies are also a great idea. You can sneak these romantic surprises onto his plate after dinner. You get to make any message you want to fill the fortune cookies, so one like, "You recently meant the perfect woman," or "Someone close to you thinks you're special," is a romantic surprise but won't send him running away in fear.
Let the World Know He's Special
If your relationship evolved and you want the world to know how much you care about your guy, a great romantic gift is flowers sent to his office. Women aren't the only ones that love a surprise of flowers. Men like them too, especially when you send them to the office where his co-workers can see how much you care. Other romantic surprises to have delivered to his office include a box of chocolate dipped strawberries or a basket of fresh fruit with a special note. You could even sent an assortment of nuts with a note, "I'm nuts about you."
One of the Best Romantic Surprises
One of the more inexpensive and yet delightful romantic surprises that is perfect no matter how long you've dated is a picnic basket filled with lunch and a bottle of your favorite beverage. No matter what type of food you select, make it his favorite. If you're more involved, order special glasses with your names engraved and a special bottle of wine with romantic messages on the label. You're sure to get his attention whether you've only dated a few months or are married for years with this surprise. If it's the middle of winter, then a picnic is even better. You can hold it in the middle of the living room or for those far more hardy than most, in the middle of the snow.