Valentine’s Gifts for Your Boyfriend
If you are the proud possessor of a boyfriend, I congratulate you: you are in a sweet spot, relationship-wise. You’ve both found someone great enough to forsake all others for the time being. You may even be bandying the L-word around. But you still don’t mind too much when he leaves the cap off the toothpaste or hogs the covers. You want to get this marvelous man something he’ll remember for Valentine’s Day … and being a marvelous man, what he really wants is a gift that shows him how you feel about him. Here are a few great gift ideas, and the messages they send:
Who doesn’t like to be given a present that says “Let’s play”? Pop open Sexy Truth or Dare ($13.46), a parlor game for two, with someone you think you know well but would like to know even better.
100 Ways to Spend Time Together ($16.95) answers the question “What should we do tonight?” in a hundred creative and provocative ways.
Guys like to feel ready for anything. I guarantee he already has a Swiss Army Knife or two. But for days when only a wallet will do, give him a sturdy, credit-card-sized bottle opener ($14.99), personalized with a secret message from you.
From the Gulf Stream waters to the Tower of London, from the land Down Under to the northern reaches of Japan, beer speaks a universal language. Take him on a world tour of the golden brew with a Gift Basket for Men ($119.99) that includes beers from 11 countries.
This rugged and personalizable Embroidered Brown Leather Dopp Kit Travel Bag ($39.95) screams “Grown-up sleepover time!” I don’t care what his personality type is; it’s exactly what he wants to hear.
Lavonne Leong will celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of the marvelous men of the world, her husband, Jeremy. She’s the editor-at-large for San Francisco-based Red Bridge Press, and her first children’s book, Up in the Hawaiian Sky, was published in 2013.