The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Boyfriends aren't nearly as difficult to find or buy than most women think. Why? Because guys think differently than gals (surprise, right?). But what that really means is that the awesome, well-thought-out, elaborately-planned, hand-crafted gifts that girlfriends appreciate don't really do much for boyfriends.
Ladies, this doesn't mean that your boyfriend doesn't appreciate a great Valentine's gift - it just means that his version of "Awesome" is much different than yours.
Chances are, if you're reading this, you're trying to find that perfect gift for a boyfriend for Valentine's Day. So I'm going to cut right to chase, skip the fluff and get right down to business. What you won't find in this article are the usual things that guys are supposed to like. You know what I'm talking about - the kind of stuff that littered throughout the Internet. Sure your dude will appreciate any gift, but if you really want to get him something special, forget all that stuff and go with one of these proven winners.
Oh, and before I go any farther, let me reiterate that your boyfriend loves you very much. Just because he thinks of gifts differently doesn't mean he's less loving, it's just the fundamental differences between men and women.
Anyway, on with the good stuff:
Xbox 360. Playstation 3. Wii. Pac Man. Pong. It really doesn't matter. Guys love playing video games, and your boyfriend probably isn't an exception. While not every guy spends all of his non-working hours glued to the TV while killing zombies or scoring electronic touchdowns, he does like them. And if you've got one of the rare types who doesn't even have a game system, get him one. He'll love it. And he'll love you. Who knows, maybe if you play them with him you'll have a new "bonding" activity? You might even like it...
- First Person Shooters
- Madden Football
DVDs and Blue Rays are always a fail-safe gift for any boyfriend, just make sure not to buy one he already has. And here's a big tip for ladies who are shopping for their men: Look for the movies that you like - with drama, story, romance and a solid story line... then stay away from them. Sure most guys will sit through any film with his girlfriend (we do love you, after all), but if you really want to hit the "Wow" factor, skip anything that focuses on feelings or dialogue, and instead opt for machine gun battles, scantily-clad beauties and cursing. To solidify my point, how would you feel if he bought you "Die Hard" for Valentine's Day? Well, he would feel the same if you wrapped up "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days."
- The Big Lebowski
- Lethal Weapon
There are few things that make life worth living for us guys like the ability to stay up all night watching hundreds of channels of useless junk. This is yet another gift that makes no sense to women whatsoever, but it will light up the eyes of nearly any man. Who cares if none of those stations play anything good... ever? Who cares if half of the channels are in languages he can't understand? He doesn't!
Sure it's freezing outside, but any guy's guy will tell you that it's never too cold for a barbecue meal. While he'll probably get much more use out of a gas grill during the warmer summer months, I can all but guarantee that he'll be out on Valentine's Day night grilling both of you dinner - even if he's up to his knees in snow.
- Grill Master
Home Beer Kit
Guys love making things themselves. And they love beer. What a perfect combination? Enough said.
- Mr. Beer
Sexy Lingerie... for YOU
Who says the perfect gift has to actually be for him? Put on something sexy and provocative and give him a gift that doesn't come in wrapping paper. The more revealing, the better. And thanks to the Internet, it's easy to find some wicked sexy lingerie that you might be too embarrassed to shop for locally - or even find things that your local stores simply don't carry, like these sexy bras.
- Anything. Seriously.
Women hate them, but men love them. While gals spend untold hours picking out the cutest outfits and dolling up their makeup - even on their days off - guys don't. If we don't have to go anywhere, we want to lounge around in the most sloppy, lazy way possible. Sweat pants are the ultimate sign of laziness; and while that might seem negative, it's actually a very, very good thing. If we can spend an entire day in our sweats watching TV and not showering, we'll do it in a second.
- Favorite Sports Team
Flat Screen TV
It doesn't matter how new or big your boyfriend's TV is, he's always sizing up the next, best one. Jot down the make and model of your man's current tube and head out to an electronic store like Best Buy. Tell the floor guys that you want something better than (insert his TV here). Sure it's expensive, but if you want your boyfriend to do cartwheels of joy, this is your best option. Believe me.
Car Stereo Stuff
You don't have have to make your boyfriend's car bump and jump like an inner-city masterpiece, but an upgraded stereo, CD player or speakers will really make him smile. And if he enjoys driving to work, then maybe he'll work a little harder... eventually making more money to spend on you! If you want to go really extreme, consider a sub woofer system
- Rockford Fosgate
If you really want to make his head turn this Valentine's Day, stop thinking like a girl! The perfect gift for a guy won't make any sense to the female gender. You know how it seems like boyfriends never pick out good gifts for their ladies? Well, gals have the same problem. It's just that men are better conditioned to not express it.
So the moral of the story: Think like a man and you'll find the Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Boyfriends this year.