Let’s face it, ladies. Picking a gift for your man can be a daunting task compared to picking the right shade for your nails during your monthly pedicure sessions. Most men can go about their lives wearing the same pair of jeans, shoes, and boxers for yonks. They just don’t get excited getting another shirt or wallet, which is much to our delight and dismay at the same time.
Since we’re in the era where gender equality is celebrated like never before, here are some thoughtful yet inexpensive ideas which you can use to show some love to the man of your life.
1. Surprise box
Customize a money-can’t-buy surprise box filled with lots of love and memories. You can throw in sweet little notes and messages together with his favorite candies. This never gets old because you can always change the contents based the milestone you’re celebrating.
2. Cook for him
Our momma taught us that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Sure, buying him a meal makes more sense for most of us career-driven ladies but at the same time, it’s nice to show our men that we too can be a kitchen goddess! It doesn’t matter if you served him a badly charred steak because if he truly loves you, surely he’ll finish them all without uttering a word of complain, right?
3. Short getaway
Start this with somewhere near. Perhaps a weekend getaway to Ipoh or Melaka? How about glamping in the woods? If you’re feeling lavish, you can also fly the both of you to Thailand or Singapore.
4. Romanticize him
Usher him to a room filled with balloons and rose petals. To set the atmosphere right, lit some scented candles too. You might want to go easy with red balloons, lest he’d thought that Pennywise is here to visit.
5. Photo frame
As how Ed Sheeran has sang it in his song, “Photograph”, there’s no better way to freeze happier times through a photograph of the both of you.
6. Theme park
How about cutting him some slacks from his daily routine and do something spontaneous and crazy together at the theme park?
7. Spa fit for a prince
Book him a massage or spa session. You can also jump into the bandwagon by getting a couple spa package. We want our men to look good too, do we?
8. Couple bracelets
An engraved, matching hand bracelet is a subtle way to tell all the other ladies out there that this man is yours!
9. Handmade cards
It’s an easy, thoughtful and inexpensive way to express your love to him.
10. Customized fluffs
This is another way to make sure that you’re the first and last person in his mind. Customize your pillow from vendors like Printcious.com and have it delivered to your doorsteps within three days.