First Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him
Your first Valentine's Day together should be special and romantic, but you may need to balance a desire for the perfect gift with the caution a new relationship requires. Your first romantic gift should be thoughtful, playful and affordable. Consider how long you've been dating and your history together when picking a Valentine's Day gift.
Food or beverages are safe choices for a first Valentine's Day. You can bake a cake, make cookies or serve homemade chocolate-covered strawberries. If you'd like to do more than just dinner or dessert, consider a basket of microbrewed beers or a fun Sliders Mini-Burger set from RedEnvelope. Whether you opt for sweets or plan a winter picnic, edible gifts can be romantic without sending an overly personal message in a new relationship.
Practical gifts may not be terribly romantic but can be something he'll appreciate. Give him a new wallet or money clip to replace his old and battered one. If he's handy around the house, tools or a pocket knife can be an appropriate choice for your first Valentine's Day together. Geekier guys may like a charging station for electronics in the house or car, like RedEnvelope's Gadget Charger for the Car.
Plan a Date
Plan an outing or a date for your first Valentine's Day together. If it's a surprise for him, choose an activity he will enjoy, like a sporting event, movie or play. Dinner out on Valentine's Day may not be worth the crowds, but you can wrap up tickets and a bar of good chocolate or a playful card. If it's right for your relationship, consider making an overnight of your outing with a stay at a hotel, rustic cabin, or bed and breakfast.