#1 Give him a gift. We give you this first tip because it’s practically a no-brainer. Whether it’s his birthday, your anniversary, his promotion, or for no occasion at all, you can give him a gift to brighten up his day. Whether it’s pricey or simply handmade, he’ll definitely appreciate it, especially if you take special care in finding out what he really likes.
#2 Give him a massage. Giving him a rubdown after a long day at work can be passé, but it still does the job. Take it up a notch to sizzling by surprising him with aromatic candles as he steps into the bedroom, and fulfill his fantasies with a “happy ending” after a satisfying massage.
#3 Plant him kisses. Kissing is effortless and, what’s even better, it’s free. While, of course, you can kiss each other any time, add a little more pizzazz to it by kissing him when he least expects it. Even better, kiss him and give him a little naughty wink, or squeeze his butt, run your hands through his hair, on his chest, or along his arms. There’s nothing like showing your affection to melt his heart.
#4 Write him. Bring out your fancy stationery or get him a card that’s his style, and write him a note or some sweet nothings. Bring back the old ways of handwritten notes and deviate from the social media PDAs. Whether it’s naughty or nice, just make sure that it’s something he’ll definitely find memorable.
#5 Do a little dance. Maybe he likes the way you dance when the two of you are alone. But if you really want to wow him, secretly learn some exotic, sexy dance such as belly dancing to make his jaw drop.
#6 Breakfast in bed. Sure, you guys may have made it a treat to prepare breakfast in bed for each other. This time, though, why not make it extra special by preparing and serving breakfast in the nude? Just make sure to hint that he can have you for dessert.
#7 Pack lunch. While you might often pack him lunch for work, especially if you are living together, why not make it more fun and special for him by adding unexpected notes to his lunch, whether on the paper bag or on a piece of napkin. You can even cut out hearts out of cheese and bread to make it even more endearing.
#8 Dinner. From breakfast, lunch, and now dinner. Because yes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Prepare him his favorite steak for dinner. You can definitely melt his heart once he sees how much time and effort you put into taking good care of him.
#9 Plan a date. While he’s the one who’s always wracking his brain on where to take you for a date, this time, turn the tables around by taking him. Whether it’s to an out-of-town staycation or just a night in town, he’ll find it a pleasant surprise. And since it’s the 21st century, you can foot the bill, too.
#10 Go on a road trip. Guys love adventure, and whether it’s out-of-the-country or just an out-of-town cabin, put him in touch with his innate thirst for the outdoors by planning an impromptu road trip. Instead of heading to your usual staycation or holiday spot, drive off-route and discover a whole new *albeit more rugged* world together.
#11 Learn a favorite hobby of his. He may be into mixed martial arts, football, or just Call of Duty. Whatever it is, he will definitely find you the best girl ever if you put in the extra effort to learn about what his hobbies and interests are. It’s also a great way to deepen your bond.
#12 Get him tickets. Whether it’s for his favorite band or a sports game, you can also melt his heart by tugging at those other things that are dear to him. Surprise him with an envelope of tickets for the two of you, or better yet, buy him a jersey or other merch to boot.
#13 Get dolled up. Another effective way of making your man fall madly in love with you over and over again is by getting dolled up. For you, of course, it’s easy and natural—primping and pampering is always a treat. Once he sees you, all the effort will be worth it, so it’s a win-win.
#14 Strip for him. If you’re like those couples who have fallen into the ho-hum pre-sex routine, spice it up a little *or a lot* by giving him a feast for the eyes. Learn a few striptease moves and give him a show that will definitely make him bulge in appreciation *if you know what we mean*.
#15 Show up at his office. Another trick to be romantic and nice to your man is by surprising him. Show up at his office and bring him food or any of the other stuff we mentioned here. Or just show up and give him that much-needed break from all the draining paperwork.
#16 Play hooky. If you can’t go to his work, why not ask him to play hooky on a lazy workday? Better yet, call off and spend the day doing nothing. It’s a fun break from your usual work routine, and may just be what you both need to de-stress from work.
#17 Leave a paper trail. Bring out the kid in him by making a romantic scavenger hunt. Break out those heart-shaped Post-its and leave a trail of notes and clues on the floor and all over the house until he finds a special reward in the end—you.
#18 Give him a surprise. There’s nothing like surprises to make anyone feel special. The same goes for your man, so think up creative ways to surprise him, whether it’s a romantic gesture or even a friendly, wholesome prank *we suggest a prank*, this will definitely keep him on his toes… and with a silly smile on his face.
#19 Give him a boy’s night out. If your guy is always apprehensive about your allowing him to spend a boy’s night out, or if you’re the type who has to call him to get him home, then stop it. Well, even just for a while. Cut him some slack and let him have some fun with the boys. Trust us, it’s absolutely worth it.
#20 Blow his mind. Of course, one great way to make your guy feel appreciated and special is by pleasing him in bed. Learn a few extra tricks in the bedroom, or master some carnal skill, and he’ll definitely find you romantic. In fact, he may never let you go.
There you have it. Easy as pie, right? With the right attitude and enough preparation, you can make everyday occasions and activities a little more romantic for your man with these tips. The bottom line when it comes to what guys appreciate in romantic gestures is this: it doesn’t really matter if it’s fancy or expensive or just off the yard sale. What matters is the effort that you put into what you give him and the simple but genuine way that you take care of him.