50 Non-Cheesy First Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Whether you just started dating someone or have been with your man for a short time—say, a year or less—you may wonder whether you need to get your boyfriend a gift for your first Valentine’s Day together. Much like that old Facebook relationship status option, it’s complicated. If your coupledom isn’t defined, you don’t want to go too cheesy. But you also don’t want to show up to your Valentine’s Day date empty-handed, particularly if he’s gone the extra mile for you.
That’s precisely why something small yet thoughtful is the best option for a first Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend. There are plenty of cute things (think: a matching set of coffee mugs) and creative finds (from cooking and beer-making kits to custom socks and neck massagers) that will fit the bill. You could also go a slightly more sentimental—but still appropriate—route with a personalized photo frame or a custom book. Or, if you’re not sure if a material item is the right way to go (maybe it’s still really early on), surprise him with an experience you can do on Valentine’s Day. A virtual cooking class or a romantic staycation in which you try to tackle as many classic movies as possible may be just the thing.
To get your juices flowing and inspire your shopping, we’ve rounded up nearly four dozen last-minute ideas for him that you can feel good about adding to your cart. Oh, and no matter what you choose, don’t forget to pair it with a DIY card!
These non-cheesy, yet romantic and creative first Valentine's Day gifts for your boyfriend are just right to celebrate the early stages of a relationship.