23 Cute Things To Do For Your Boyfriend

By on May 9, 2015






They say it’s the little things that add up over a lifetime that make up the fabric of our existence. So if we fill the small moments of our day with kind words and gestures of love, those little things can make for a pretty happy and fulfilling life. When we always look for ways to brighten our significant other’s day, they will reciprocate and your relationship will strengthen. So here are some simple ways to brighten your boyfriend’s day without smothering him or being needy. Think of these things as selfless acts without expecting anything in return. He will feel special when you do little things to show him you appreciate him and love him.

 

#1 Wear Something He Will Like

crop top

Surely you can brighten his day with a cute pair of boyshorts or a crop top that entices him with your midriff. Maybe it’s just wearing a color he said you look nice in or wearing something you know drives him bonkers. Putting a little bit of extra effort into being seductive can help him forget about his stress and focus on you. Being extra romantic is definitely a kind way to make him smile.

 

#2 Get Him A Used Book

used book

Every guy is into something and maybe you remember something very obscure that he is into. Look for a book he has mentioned wanting to read or something that looks like it’s right up his alley. When you go out of your way to find some brain food for him, he will know you care about him. Books, magazines, online articles, videos and dvds are all good forms of media to share thoughtfully. Be wise in sharing so that you don’t inundate him with useless fluff though.

 

#3 Make Him A Dessert

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The old adage still stands true, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. He will not forget when you make him that cheesecake or lemon meringue pie that is his favorite. If you don’t know his favorite dessert, be sneaky and ask his family or friends. This can win over any grouch who got a speeding ticket or whose favorite sports team lost.

 

#4 Give Him A Massage

You don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money on doing something for him. It’s a really nice gesture to light some candles, put on some relaxing but not annoying music, and give him a massage with oils. He will really appreciate it and truly if you’re human, you will rarely turn down a massage. This can also help develop a comfortable level of intimacy with you two and it can help show him that you care about his well being. Guys, just like us girls, like to be taken care of and pampered.

 

#5 Frame A Picture of The Place Where You Had Your First Kiss

first date

This is a cute idea that will show him how much he means to you. He may be confused when he unwraps a framed picture with no people in it and you can see if he recognizes the location. It will definitely put a smile on his face even if it doesn’t make it’s way to the center of your mantle.

 

#6 Make Him A Piece of Jewelry

In most ancient cultures, every type of wood and stone has a meaning. You can visit a crystal shop and look at the meaning of different stones. Find one that will have a personal significance to him and make it into a necklace. For example, if he is starting a new job, Tiger’s Eye can help with new business endeavors and confidence. If he’s trying to get a raise, get him some jade which is known to be good for attracting money. It’s a nice gesture that shows you support him.

 

#7 Get Play Tickets

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If he’s into art, find a play that you think he would like and get him tickets. Maybe it’s a performing circus troupe or a one man show. Obscure shows can be really fun and entertaining so don’t think you need to drop a bunch of money on an expensive show. He will enjoy an intimate theater setting and it’s always a nice surprise.

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#8 Write Him A Poem and Frame It

If you’re feeling romantic or artsy, see if your inner muse will speak and write him a poem. If you get writer’s block, look through poems until you find one that speaks to you about your relationship (in a positive way). He will probably be really touched by this.

 

#9 Do His Laundry

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Depending on how well you know each other, doing the other person’s laundry or just looking for small things you can help them with around the house can be really sweet. Maybe it’s just taking out the trash, doing the dishes or folding the clean laundry. If you see something needs to be fixed at his house, like a light that’s out, pick up a light bulb and change it for him. Try to not be insulting if you do things that invade his personal space and don’t change anything in his house without his permission. Helping out around the house if he’s stressed or tired is just a nice way to show you care.

 

#10 Stock His Fridge

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If there’s one thing about guys it’s that they don’t like spending too much time grocery shopping and they easily get overwhelmed when trying to pick things out. Of course there are exceptions to this rule but more often than not, guys struggle trying to eat healthy and find healthy food that tastes good. If you find easy and healthy things for him to eat like protein bars and fruit, he will love the gesture. If your guy is really busy, chances are he skips meals a lot so try to make his life a little easier and get him some organic yogurts and hummus.

 

#11 Hang Out With His Mom

If you already met his family, there’s nothing wrong with getting some quality time with them. He will probably think it’s really cute if you hang with them if he’s not around even if he doesn’t say it. Something simple like taking a yoga class with his mom or getting your nails done can be fun. Even a simple walk in the park would be nice.

 

#12 Help Out His Friends

When you go out of your way to do nice things for his friends, it shows you care about him. Whether it’s offering a ride, helping them find cool places to visit or recommending a good book, making friends with his friends is a cute gesture.

 

#13 Fill His Gas Tank

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If you can spare the extra $50, surprise him by filling up his gas tank. This is an unexpected nice thing to do that he will really appreciate because it’s such a mundane task. Hopefully he won’t think someone stole his car so just be careful with this one!

 

#14 Cook His Favorite Meal

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Old faithful on the list of cute things to do for your boyfriend has got to be making his favorite meal. He will really appreciate the gesture and you can be sure it will get him smiling from ear to ear. If you don’t know what his favorite meal is, get to know him better you silly goof!

 

#15 Get Him A Cool T-Shirt

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If you get him a really comfy t-shirt that’s organic and sustainably made, he will be proud to wear it and he can think of you when he wears it. You could also go to the thrift store and get him some flannels or a vintage t-shirt collection for just a few bucks. Guys are easy to please, at least the ones that aren’t high maintenance are.

 

#16 Post How Much You Appreciate Him on Social Media

social media

Don’t be shy. If you’re not near your boyfriend you can still show him some love by posting something sweet that you remember about him or something that he did for you. This is a cute way to show him you care and that you’re proud of who he is.

 

#17 Plan A Date He Will Love

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Put yourself into his mind and see if you can think of something he would really love to do. Maybe he would like to go hiking with a picnic or maybe he would love to try rock climbing and get his favorite beer afterwards. Try not to think of your favorite date but his so that he feels special.

 

#18 Shower Him With Kisses

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Just showing him some extra affection can be a nice thing to do for your boyfriend. If you feel like your relationship is getting boring, spice up the romance with some chocolates, a romantic movie and some big kisses like you’re in high school again. Who says every day can’t be Valentine’s Day?

 

#19 Give Him Real Compliments

 compliments

Hey if you want to do something nice, why not say something nice? Don’t give fake compliments but mull it over for a little while and give him a thought out compliment. This can help them feel motivated and it might just pull him out of a temporary mental slump.

 

#20 Make Him Tea

tea

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a nice cup of hot herbal tea that is doctored up with some milk and honey. If you want to make it extra special, deliver it in a special mug or on a platter with some cookies. He will love your weirdness and so will his sweet tooth.

 

#21 Write Love Notes

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Since no one writes things down anymore, a love note can actually stand out. Try leaving a note on his car, in his briefcase or wallet and he will get that warm fuzzy feeling when he sees it. You can also be creative and mail him something at work or leave him a note in another language that he can translate to find the secret message.

 

#22 Tell Him You Miss Him

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The little things like this can add up. Try not to tell him every minute that you miss him but it’s nice to remind him that you’re thinking of him. Playing hard to get is just a game that doesn’t really make him feel loved so just tell him how you feel.

 

#23 Surprise Him by Paying For Dinner

If you’re out for a meal and you get up to go to the bathroom, slide your waiter your card and pay for the meal. It’s nice to contribute to the relationship and treat him when you can. This is 2015 after all and although he should treat you well, he also deserves to be treated.


Hopefully you have some great ideas now that will get your wheels spinning about little ways to make him feel like he’s your favorite guy. Good luck and keep up the acts of love!





60 Comments

  1. Amber

    October 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and I want the perfect date for our anniversary. We’re young- 14 – so I don’t really know what to do.. any advice??

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      There are many options, but it would be wise to speak with him about what he wants for a date as well. If the two of you are nature lovers, then perhaps take a hike somewhere with him and make it your special memory. You you love adventure, then perhaps try something new like rock climbing or white water rafting. If you want to remain inside, then find a lovely restaurant and go to the movies. There are many options, and it is always wise to share your thoughts with your partner. Enjoy, Amber!

    • Juliaaa

      November 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      being the stupid person I am I would say movies but it should be more special. what kinds of things is he interested in? swing that way

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 24, 2016 at 7:55 am

        That sounds like good advice, Juliaaa. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Nicole

    May 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Hi, Admin! ^_^ Thank you for sharing this “23 Cute Things To Do With Your Boyfriend”. 😀 These ideas were so nice. 🙂 Actually, I saved in my notepad some of your tips that I haven’t try to do and I am really looking forward to his reaction. ☺ Wish me luck. 😉

    • Nicole

      May 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

      “23 Cute Things To Do FOR* Your Boyfriend”, I mean. 😀 Sorry. ☺

      • web admin

        web admin

        May 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

        Don’t worry–I understood what you meant. Thanks for commenting, Nicole!

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

      That sounds like an awesome plan–I am happy to hear that this article could help you. If you liked this article, there are a number of other similar topics on Her Interest. Make sure to check them out if you have the time. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Adurite

    March 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Lol it would be kind of weird to frame the spot of the first kiss. It was outside of a classroom at school. XD

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

      It would be weird to frame that spot. 🙂 Did you like some of the other ideas on the list though? Thanks for commenting, Adurite!

  4. eliscia

    February 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

    i love boys

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

      🙂 Did you try any of the ideas on this list?

  5. Kristy

    December 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Me and my man been going since 12/11/13. Yesterday marks our two years going strong together. And he COMPLETELY forgot. BUT he works 2 jobs day and night. He has his reasons, but it still kind of sucks though. I had a bit of an attitude yesterday and although I understood he still made it up. I woke up this morning with a huge stuffed animal dog and a big thing of roses waiting for me in the living room. I showered him with kisses. I just don’t feel like it was enough. I don’t have a job. I only go to school. We only share one car. I’m home. And I really wanna do something for him. I have some of his favorite cookies I can make him. But I want to do something huge. He always spoils me. Always puts me first. What can I do? He won’t be home until tonight, only for an hour, and then back to work for night shift. I can’t go anywhere. Advice please.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      You can make him a candlelit dinner to go with those cookies. Setting up the candles, cooking his favorite food and playing some of his favorite music would be a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary. I would not worry too much about him forgetting–some guys are just terrible about remembering dates. The fact that he still got you gifts shows that he cares about you, and he is still able to make time for you despite the fact that he has two jobs. I think that the gifts sound like fairly good ones–again, some guys are just not good at figuring out presents. When my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas together, I left an advertisement on the couch with the items that I could be interested in circled as a hint to help him along. He saw the ad and circles, but just thought I was circling things. 🙂 He ended up giving me Santa Claus-shaped soap because, “Well, you like Christmas and I know you take showers so . . .” Give your boyfriend a break because it sounds like he is trying his best–you might have to just tell him what you want or when your anniversary is next time. Personally, I always remind my husband of anniversaries and he just asks what I want. It takes the surprise out of it, but it is the only way he would ever remember or get anything remotely close to what I would want.

    • Jaidyn

      April 25, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I’ve been dating my boyfriend since September 28 2015 our one year anniversary is on September 28 I love him so much he is the cutest

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 28, 2016 at 9:10 am

        That is exciting. Congrats on finding the right person, Jaidyn!

      • Tina

        December 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm

        Me and my boyfriends anniversary is September 27th 2015!!

        • web admin

          web admin

          December 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

          🙂

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