February 14 can come and go without much fanfare for the typical married couple, but don’t miss out on this opportunity to recharge your marriage! I know finding the right gift for your man on Valentine’s Day can be tough, so I’ve put together a list below to help you think of some new, man-approved gift suggestions.
Don’t buy your husband flowers or chocolates. He doesn’t need more Old Spice or another tie. If you want to make his day this Valentine’s Day, give him one of the following gifts…
Let’s face it, he’d much rather undress you than unwrap anything else! You could just dress up in lingerie and whisper, “Happy Valentine’s Day, Tiger” in his ear and you’ve officially won the day, but we’ve also got another creative and practical way for you to give him his most memorable gift of the year. We have a new book called The Naked Truth About Sex and Marriage which could help you grow closer together both inside and outside the bedroom. Give him that book, tell him that you want to invest in your sex life making it better than ever and that you want to start right NOW. Do it all while wearing lingerie and this will be a Valentine’s Day he will NEVER forget. Trust me.
2. An experience WITH YOU centered around his favorite hobby or team
If he’s into a certain sports team, plan a weekend trip to go see a game with him and explore the city together. Trust me, he’ll be blown away when he opens that gift! Even if you can’t afford to do it right now, plan it for later in the year, but let him “open it” on Valentine’s Day. He’ll look forward to it for months!
3. Something personalized (but not cheesy)
Men will usually hold onto a gift if it’s practical and personalized. A few years ago, my father-in-law got a small metal tub with “McCray’s Pub” (his last name) etched into it, and he proudly keeps it out on display at all times plus serves ice and drinks out of it every time guests are over.
4. Stuff that celebrates manhood
Most guys feel like they’re got to put their testosterone on a shelf most days, so give him a gift to let his manliness come out! Whether he’s into tools, or YETI coolers, or guns, or Duck Dynasty, or sports, or growing a massive beard, or whatever else, give him a gift that shows him that you value what he likes and you celebrate his epic manliness.
It’s been said, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” There’s some truth to that. I’m thinking about steak and donuts right now. If you want to go big this year, you could give your man a “Big Green Egg” or a new grill or you could go much less expensive by just making his favorite meal or get him a box of steaks. He’ll love it. Trust me.
6. A simple date night with you
With any special day, the memories you’ll make together are more important than the gifts. Even if you end up on the couch watching Netflix and eating microwave popcorn, just enjoy the time together. The gifts will eventually end up in the trash, but the memories can last for a lifetime. Have fun this Valentine’s Day (and every day).
7. Sex (I know it’s already on the list, but trust me, it’s on his list at least twice!)
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