Cute ways to surprise your boyfriend

By on December 8, 2013

Sometimes it’s the little things that count – those everyday, heartfelt gestures that show someone how much you care about them. If you’re thinking of ways to surprise your boyfriend with something special, take inspiration from our list below and start planning!

1. Make him breakfast in bed


It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not surprise him one morning with breakfast in bed? Make him something special that he loves – pancakes, bacon and syrup with coffee, or french toast with strawberries – and serve it to him on a tray, with a big smile. We guarantee that he will love the effort you’ve gone to, and your thoughtfulness.

2. Write him a love letter


Texting and instant messaging may be cheap and convenient ways to keep in touch with your boyfriend, but nothing beats receiving an old-school, handwritten love letter. Let your man know how amazing he is – you could even write him a love poem if you’re feeling creative! Seal the letter with a kiss, and either hand-deliver it or hide it somewhere he will find it.

3. Make a scrapbook 


This is a great idea for an anniversary, or an important date (like the day you met, or your first kiss). Tell the story of your relationship with pictures, memorabilia, and little notes stuck in a scrapbook that you can give to him. Add things like photographs of the two of you, any ticket stubs or reminders of trips together, and anything else you feel would describe your relationship, and what your boyfriend means to you.

4. Leave him notes (in his car, with his lunch, etc)


Surprise him with little sentimental notes that let him know how much you love him. Leave them in random places, like in his car, with his lunch, on the bathroom mirror, or in his wallet. When he finds them, he’ll get a lovely surprise that will remind him of you all day.

5. Bake him something


You simply can’t go wrong with cupcakes. They’re easy to make, totally delicious, and an instant pick-me-up on a bad day. If you know that your boyfriend has been stressed out lately, bake him a sweet treat to cheer him up. If you can’t bake, don’t worry – buy him cupcakes instead!

6. Try out a new look


Over time, we tend to get comfortable with our partner in relationships. You can relax with your boyfriend without feeling the need to have perfect makeup or a sexy outfit every day. However, every now and again, it’s nice to spice things up by trying out a new look. By making an effort with your appearance, you’ll give your boyfriend a wonderful surprise (and the best part: knowing that he loves you with or without makeup).

7. Buy him a special gift that he wouldn’t buy himself


Buying gifts for guys can be a nightmare – do you get a gadget, or clothes, or a game? Pay close attention when he talks about things he wishes he had, and then see if you can get him something he’s always wanted. It needn’t be expensive – a small gesture to show you care is perfect.

8. Plan a surprise weekend away


Surprise the man you love with a fun-filled weekend away with just the two of you. Pack the car for a road-trip, make sure that you’re both free, and escape for a romantic weekend away. Make sure you plan things properly ahead of time, so that you can focus on each other and not trying to find accommodation at the last minute.

9. Give him a massage


Show your man how much you appreciate him by giving him a long, relaxing back massage. You will be able to connect even more through touch, as well as helping him to relax and de-stress. For an extra special massage, light some candles, play soothing music and use some scented massage oil to set the mood.

10. Tell him you love him and kiss him when he least expects it


Most of us tell our boyfriends that we love them a few times a day. It can become an automatic response – “Bye, love you!”. Make those three little words really count by choosing a special time and place to say them, when you have his full attention. For example, if you’re star gazing or watching the sunset, look him in the eyes and tell him that you love him. Really mean it, and make sure he can feel it. Then reach out and kiss him – he will feel like the luckiest guy in the world.

Each one of these ideas is a way to show your boyfriend how much you appreciate him. These surprises work best when you do them out of the blue, instead of on Valentine’s Day or your anniversary. So choose a random day, bake a cupcake or write a letter, and give your man a wonderful surprise that will make him love you even more.

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