Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday or holiday, finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend can be stressful. What’s something nice you could get him? Cologne? Cool, that’s what his ex got him, and he’s still got a little left in the bottle. Oh, maybe you could get him a nice sweater — you know, like his 80-year-old grandmother does every Christmas.
Avoid the cliches, and make sure your gift will stand out so much that he’ll never forget where he got it. There’s nothing quite like him bragging that he’s wearing the cologne you gave him when it’s actually the cologne miss what’s-her-face got him for their anniversary (though, to be fair, she did have good taste and he smells great). Here are three gifts that are sure to stand out from the rest.
1. Secret Synchronizing
You know what’s fun? Matching bracelets. But this isn’t the third grade, so try again. You know what’s hot? Matching underwear for couples. The underwear itself doesn’t have to be anything particularly spicy (though that’s definitely not off the table), but imagine being out with friends and just having that little secret between you two — you’ll both know, and you’ll both be thinking about it.
Feel free to leap to all kinds of conclusions about how that might affect your evening.
2. Hijacked Holiday
Alright, this one will take extra planning, and you’ll have to coordinate with his friends and coworkers.
You know what’s hard to forget? Getting kidnapped. You know what’s impossible to forget? Somebody who loves you kidnapping you and stealing you away for a surprise vacation. You’ll have to plan down to every last detail, but often, the biggest key to pulling this one off is making sure he won’t get fired. In fact, it can be fun to start the trip in the middle of his work day, because then he’ll never see it coming. Just be sure to let him know your boss is in on it as well, because even if he loves you enough to risk his job to escape with you, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be stressing about it the whole time.
Pack his favorite clothes, get the hotels booked and fill the car with gas or book those airplane tickets. Then whisk him away for a week where his only responsibility is to enjoy a well-planned adventure with you.
If he has a dog, arrange for somebody to take care of it. If he has friends or family close-by that are familiar with the dog, that should be your first choice. If that’s not an option, find a dog boarding facility in your town. It may be a bit pricey, but nothing but the best for your man and his dog, right?
3. Tailored Tattoos
Warning: this option is not for everyone. All the same though, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help him get a tattoo he’ll love. Tattoos are kind of permanent though, so make sure he’s cool with this one before you book that appointment.
You can go matching if you want, but as much as you love your boyfriend, never lose touch of reality — if you’re not married (which you’re not, because he’s your boyfriend), there’s a chance you might not be together forever. So maybe don’t get each other’s names inked above your eyebrows.
If you want to get your significant other a gift he’ll always remember, think outside the box. Just be sure you not only get a unique gift, but get a gift that he would appreciate. Use what you know about him to find the perfect gift so he knows you care. After all, he’s kind of great and deserves it.