It’s hard to pull off cute deeds for a boyfriend who does the same, but we have some ideas to get you started on being the sweetest gal for your guy.
Doing sweet things for your partner is a given, but it’s hard to decide what you should do, when every other idea seems to have already been done.
But that’s the thing: you don’t need to be original to make your guy feel special. You just have to follow through and make sure he gets exactly what he deserves: a heap of love and affection from you for being the sweetest boyfriend ever. So, how can you do that?
#1 Appreciate their effort.
Every little thing counts. You don’t have to cheer for each and every accomplishment, but acknowledging them and showing how much you appreciate everything they do is good enough.
#2 Compliment them.
The purpose of this is not to simulate affection, but rather to give you a clearer picture of how you should see your partner. Focus on their good traits and understand why the bad traits exist. Once you do, you’ll know how to give them a compliment worthy of your love.
#3 Listen to them.
This is pretty much essential in every relationship, romantic or not. You have to listen in order to understand the person that you’re with. And that’s not limited to conversations. Listen to what they aren’t saying as well, through body language, facial expressions, and intentional silence.
#4 Be honest with them.
Aside from listening, you also have to communicate honestly and clearly. Lying about important things can only get you so far; the day will come when someone calls you out on your deceit. So, it’s best to lay everything out and see if your partner is the kind of person who will overlook your flaws because they’d rather love you as you are—or the kind of person who prefers lies to the sometimes-harsh reality.
#5 Buy him something he needs.
Special gifts are all well and good, but it’s okay to buy something practical, too. Your boyfriend will appreciate this much more than something decorative or consumable because it shows you care about the little things.
#6 Treat him to a fancy dinner.
It may seem generic, but guys rarely get the royal treatment because they’re usually expected to be the ones doling out the cash. Make your man feel like a prince–but don’t spoil him too much, okay?
#7 Take him out to test-drive a sports car.
There are places where you can let your man drive the car of his dreams, such as car dealerships and race tracks. There are tracks that cater to the public for this very reason. Exciting activities like these can be really sweet, especially for your boyfriend.
#8 Visit him at work bearing treats.
You can opt to bring some for his co-workers as well, but make sure he gets the best ones from the basket. It’s a nice change from his mundane workday and a pleasant surprise.
#9 Go shopping with him.
It’s your turn to sit on an uncomfortable bench with three other people carrying shopping bags. Take your man out to shop at places he likes, like male clothing boutiques, outdoor merchandise stores, and hobby shops.
#10 Swap roles with him.
Being in a relationship means you have certain roles. If, for example, your guy usually drives, you can offer to do it for a week just to give him a break. Take the reins during dates, so he’ll feel less obligated to plan everything. Do the little things that make him a good boyfriend, so you can show him how great a partner you are.
#11 Host a guy’s night for him.
Your man will appreciate the effort you took to prepare a relaxing night for him and his friends. Prepare their snacks and make sure they have everything they need, like games, a pay-per-view subscription to a sports game, or even just a large bottle of Jack.
#12 Agree to have a marathon of the stuff he wants to watch.
You probably take turns watching shows and movies you each like, but for once, let him choose an array of movies and shows you can watch for a whole day at home.
#13 Give him flowers.
He won’t expect it, so the gesture will probably be even more special. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s okay to give flowers to a guy; nobody cares about that anymore.
#14 Wear a shirt with his face on it.
Think of it as a funny joke, as opposed to a crazy whim. Your boyfriend will probably find it hilarious when he keeps seeing his blown up face on your chest all day. Bonus points for wearing a shirt with a silly face.
#15 Give him a random hug and kiss.
One of the sweetest things you can do is surprise your love with sudden acts of affection like these. It feels even more special when it’s not called for.
#16 Buy him socks and underwear.
Practicality wins this round because guys are very much into necessary clothing items. If your boyfriend isn’t an avid shopper, he’s going to be grateful that you did something as mundane as going underwear shopping for him.
#17 Let him be the little spoon.
Being the little spoon is a big deal. It makes you feel protected and encased in a big ball of warmth. Let your guy be the little spoon once in a while and we promise you–he’ll love it.
#18 Get him a toy.
A lot of guys are into gadgets these days. You can get a really cool gadget for an affordable price, too. Get him a new toy, such as a mini drone, a robot, or even an action figure *if he’s into that*. Fun gifts like these are extra sweet, because guys usually have to buy them themselves.
#19 Prepare his clothes for work.
Little acts of love like these are what makes couples appreciate the presence of their partner in their life. Although it seems simple, it demonstrates your affection and attention to detail where he is concerned.
#20 Bake something for a special occasion.
Baking is an excellent way to demonstrate your love, because even if your creation is sub par, you made it with the best of intentions. Regardless of the taste *or appearance* your effort will be appreciated.
#21 Plan an extra-special random date night.
Special date nights are usually reserved for anniversaries, promotions, and birthdays. Plan an extravaganza out of the blue just to show your guy how much you love him.
#22 Leave him cute notes where he least expects it.
It’s cute and endearing, and your boyfriend will never expect you to do it. The little surprise he gets in his sock drawer will make his day, but he won’t know that you also hid sweet messages in his dashboard, lunchbox, wallet, etc.
#23 Get him a membership to a place he’d really enjoy.
Think sports clubs, premium memberships at a bar, VIP access to shopping sites – anything at all that he can use for a long time. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
#24 Frame something that’s really special to him alone.
Your partner probably has some memories that you aren’t a part of. Ask him what those memories are, or ask his friends and family, so you can surprise him. Find a souvenir from that moment and frame it, or put it on a plaque as a gift.
Being sweet doesn’t have to be limited to material things. You can do the cutest things without having to go all out and your partner will still appreciate it. But just in case, keep these ideas in mind, and continually practice the basics for a happier, longer-lasting relationship