Yesterday I created a gift guide to help boys get their special girl something for Valentine’s Day. Today I’m going to help out girls get their guy a gift that will make their day. I surveyed a few of my guy friends and asked them the same question I gave the girls to get my results. The question I asked the guys was: “If your girlfriend was to get you something for Valentine’s Day, name the top five things you would want”. I made sure to keep them within the $50 price range along with the girls. Like girls, every guy has a different personality and different tastes. There were a few gifts that multiple guys wanted. I have learned a lot throughout the survey for guys, and some of the results caught me off guard.
Rules apply to all genders, before you start planning what you are going to do for your guy, make sure you know his interests well and use them to your advantage. Maybe your guy has mentioned something that he really wants or something that he has been dying to do. All guys are different, one of my guy friends told me that they would rather have gummy bears over chocolate any day. If your guy is really into sports, get him tickets to a sport event that maybe the two of you can go see together. If you have a more artistic or romantic boyfriend then they would enjoy a nice poem written by you laying out your feelings for him. So like I told the guys yesterday, the same gift won’t satisfy every boy out there. Guys want girls to listen to them as well, so by getting them a gift they really want, it will truly show them that you do listen when they talk.
This is where some of you girls will have fun planning and setting up. A lot of guys prefer actions over gifts as well. They like it when a girl puts thought into their gift, guys like to feel special too. Girls aren’t the only ones who like to experience dates, guys like to do them too even though some of the dates would be a little different over what a girl would like to do. Most guys seemed to prefer a movie date, but they want the movie date at home. One of my friends said that it’s even more special to do it at home because you won’t have so many people surrounding you, just the girl he likes. Some of my athletic friends said they would like to spend the day playing a sport they both enjoy together. My more game invested friends said they would like to have a date where it’s just him and his girlfriend playing a video game that they both enjoy. This date would be super cute because you can get the guy a video game you both like and then spend time with him playing it. Something a lot of guys agreed on was food. There is a saying that goes: “The best way to a man’s heart, is through his stomach”. Apparently this statement is still very true because I got a lot of guys wanting dates where they either go out to their favorite restaurant or where the girl cooks something special for him. Some guys like something a little more classic, such as a cute picnic date with nice scenery. One of the guys told me that he would like his girlfriend to take him out to a stargazing date. I shared with my dad about this one and he told me that guys who know about astronomy, constellations, or a lot about stars are a keeper. He said that it shows the guy has depth and deep feelings. I thought this was a very cute date idea.
I must say that every gender likes chocolate, I have had a lot of people tell me how they would like chocolate from their boyfriends or girlfriends. Something else both genders appreciate are love letters. I guess we both appreciate the other person telling us how we are special to the other person and cute little things that make us all happy. One guy told me he would like a nice card from his girlfriend with a special note inside for him. Another guy told me he would like money. It may sound like the easy way out but with the money you give him, you could be helping him save up for something such as a car or for college.
Some guys also like it when girls do certain actions for him. Something that guys really wanted was a nice hug from their girlfriends. This one guy told me he wanted his girlfriend to sing to him. Another one told me that he just wanted his girlfriend to devote all her time to him that day and make him feel special. One of my friends said that he just wanted his girlfriend to say “I love you”. The response that shocked me the most was when one of my friends told me that he just wanted his girl to be happy. I started thinking about that response and I noticed that girls tend to complain a lot. We don’t like to admit to it but we truly do, a lot of us put ourselves down and we make ourselves and the people around us miserable. What we don’t know is that those feelings can fall on to the guy. That day us girls need to be happy and make our guy feel special. Happiness is contagious and it causes the both of you to have a good day.