‘I hate gifts!’ Said no one ever. And the giddy look before the unveiling proves how excited and happy people are about receiving gifts. Practical gifts to mark special days and offer congratulations may easily fit into our routines, but a gift has so much meaning. Many things and feelings that can’t be put in words can be said through gifts; that is why people are often pressured to choose the perfect gift.
Your boyfriend is someone special; a friend, confidant, support system.and above all partner in life so giving them a gift is extra special. It is not only about showing your love and appreciation but also a celebration of your love. Sentimental gifts are a nice way to show your other half how much you love and care about them. But where to begin? There are so many options so for a roadmap let us begin with some ideas.
6 Ideas Of Sentimental Gifts You Can Give Your Boyfriend
There is no one-fits-all guide when it comes to gifting your boyfriend. But with some ideas you can get a headstart on what gift to buy. That said, here are ideas that will offer you some inspiration for heartfelt gifts for boyfriend.
Engraved Pocket Watch
If you have been racking your brain for a one-of-a-kind gift, this is it! Watches have always been a great choice when picking something to give a guy, but a pocket watch takes it several notches higher. And remember, this is not just any guy but your guy, so why not go higher? It is vintage, it is stylish, and it is memorable. You can get it with an intricate design or a simple plain finish with the back of the plate engraved with a lovely message, quote, or your boyfriend’s initials.
A Gift Card
Yes, you read that right! Once upon a time, gift cards were the go-to choice when looking for something expressive to give someone you love, but over time they became the basic gift people cringe at. The biggest downer with gift cards is that people think them impersonal with little thought. But it does not get more personal than a gift card. A personal gift card takes a lot of thought and could be the gift that warms your partner’s heart. Get it tailored to a unique style, including a tailored message just for them, and watch the smile you bring to your boyfriend’s face.
This is one of the most sentimental gifts that will most likely conjure some happy tears from your significant other. A gift that takes him through memory lane and captures your love story is not only thoughtful but also refreshing. Put together pictures of you two on your special days like holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and things representing the milestones you have been through, like the first trip together or the place you met. Make it as long as you want, or short and sweet.
Guys need love too. And so does their hair and skin. So putting together a self-care package for your boyfriend is not a bad idea. Many people consider these packages too personal, but isn’t that the point? Showing your soulmate you care is not just about the typical. Break the norm and put together a package including skin care, mask sets, a grooming kit, cozy slippers, and a bathrobe. You can also include a scented candle that lights up to set the mood on the days you are sleeping over. And for the days you are away, your significant other will be reminded of those special moments when they light the candle.
Gift An Experience
When we talk about sentimental gifts, we do not only mean tangibles. A special experience can be just as memorable as any other gift. Look at it this way; what does your boyfriend love? Is there something they have taken an interest in? Or is there an experience they have always talked about trying but haven’t yet? It can be anything from a weekend stay-cation, cooking classes, zip lining, or even a day at a spa. While the experiences are about the person you are gifting, they often offer a great opportunity for you to create memories together. Think about it! When you sign up for golf classes for the two of you, you get to spend time together, and at the end, you can have a face-off to make it more fun.
The night calls, voice messages, and time spent together punctuated with ‘I love yous’ are special, but you can still make them extra special using soundwave art. Don’t just tell your boyfriend you love them, but hang it up for them to see it. Yes, we mean literally. You can transform your voice into a unique sound wave pattern. This can be included in an abstract illustration that can be framed. This gift definition makes the list of top sentimental things that will melt your soulmate’s heart.
5 Gifts Giving Hacks When Getting Your Boyfriend A Gift
Many pockets have taken a punch from the current state of the economy, but that should not stand in the way of showing your love and appreciation to ‘your person’. With these tips and tricks, you can still give your boyfriend a thoughtful and sentimental gift while still being smart with your money.
If you are going to go big with your gift (financially), the best thing to do is to plan. Gifts on the higher end price will burden your finances when paid for at once, but we have a better idea! Set up a sinking funds account where you periodically deposit money for the gift. If they are unsure of the cost, come up with an estimate of how much you will spend on the gift and start saving up.
Value Stomps Price
Are you giving them a better gift than the one they previously gave you? Will they love it? The pressure is on when picking out a gift for your significant other. You want them to love and appreciate it, which makes you even more invested in finding something great and quality. But what does quality mean? An insanely expensive gift does not always equal a valuable gift. (I repeat) Price does not always equate to value. Some bank-breaking gifts lose their value in a year or two, while others on-sale gifts only increase in value with time. Don’t let price blind you from value; quality gifts for good prices are always a win-win. While you will be spending within your budget, the gift will still hold value to your boyfriend.
Who said all meaningful gifts have to be bought? If you have some crafty or DIY skills, go ahead and put them to use in your gift. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help you pull off DIY gifts. From simple scrapbook albums to complex Pinterest projects, there is plenty of ideas you can explore when it comes to custom boyfriend gifts. Take a deep dive into Pinterest, YouTube, and even Google to find tutorials and blog guides that teach people how to pull off creative gift ideas. You can then tweak the guide to tailor something unique your better half will love. And the fact that you are putting in your time and effort will tug at his heart further.
Did you know some gifts are much better given ‘used’ than new? We are talking about vintage guitars, limited edition books, or biker jackets your boyfriend would love to own but are no longer in the market. Apart from the sentiment attached to preloved items, the price point is much more affordable. Rather than spending more than necessary on brand new gifts, you can score great deals in thrift stores and yard sales. Online marketplaces like eBay and Facebook are also minefields for finding preloved items. Furthermore, most people love the character of used items over the untouched factor of the brand new items.
Off Season Shopping
We are all too familiar with the hiked prices and sold out signs on Valentine’s Day and Christmas Day. To keep your price point within your budget, consider getting your gift during the off-season. As long as you know what you want to get your boyfriend, there is no harm in stocking your gift early. Save yourself the out-of-stock disappointments and hassle of elbowing through other buyers by getting your gift early. Take advantage of the discounts and clearance sales offered during the off-season to get something thoughtful for your other half.
If you have been in circles looking for something special to give your special someone, this piece will give you some grounding in your choice. These heartfelt gifts rely on well-thought ideas, however they only offer some inspo since no one knows your boyfriend better than you. Always go with your gut when picking something special for your other half, you will hardly go wrong.