There may be no such thing as the perfect boyfriend, but still, you love him, and you want to give him the perfect gift. How do you do that?
First things first. This post is not just about finding the perfect gift. It is also about giving it – How to give your boyfriend the perfect gift. So, there are two parts to this post. How to find the perfect gift and how to give it perfectly.
Finding the Perfect Gift
The most important part of finding the perfect present is knowing what it is. Depending on how long you and your boyfriend have been together, you should already know this. If you don’t, here is what to look for:
- What does he talk about most?
- What TV programs will he never miss?
- What books/magazines/comics does he read?
- Who are his heroes?
If he watches golf tournaments, reads golf magazines, and his heroes are Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Tiger Woods, then it’s a fair bet that a book on barbecues will not be the perfect gift. If, on the other hand, he only ever talks about Squid Game and has mentioned he doesn’t have it on DVD, then you don’t have to look further.
Without a doubt, the best way to know what the perfect gift is is to know your boyfriend.
The next step is sourcing the gift, and nothing could be easier. In the digital era, most things can be brought online either from huge online stores or even from local shops with an internet presence. Finding it might require a visit to a physical store, but the point is that the decision about the perfect present is 90% of the solution to finding it.
Giving the Perfect Gift
This is the other part. It is of course perfectly possible to just hand over the present with a smile, but this is the love of your life. How can you do better? Well, almost anything is better than simply handing it over.
You can make giving the present as memorable as the gift itself by using at least one of either atmosphere or location. This can be done in so many ways. It can be low lighting at a favourite restaurant or walking through a favourite park and setting up a picnic.
It is also possible to tie the venue for giving the gift to the gift itself. For example, think of giving a set of Jurassic Park DVDs at the dinosaur exhibit at a museum.
In romantic relationships, the best gifts are in some ways a gift of the self as well. This is why how a present is given is so important. It is a way of reaffirming your bond. It is a way of saying, “This is not just about a gift. It is about you and us.” If he understands that was your intention, then you have found and given the perfect gift.