Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend

by John Griffith

What should I gift my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day?

With February approaching, or otherwise referred to as the “month of love”, lovebirds are scurrying around to find the perfect gift for their significant other. Which is very understandable, everybody wants to put a smile on their loved one’s face on this special holiday. And even though you can showcase your affection for your partner every day, we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for some exceptional displays of romantic feelings to make them feel extra special and loved. After all, what is more special than something you poured your heart into to? Whether that be a cute DIY gift, beautiful decorations or a romantic date.  So, if you’re wondering what to get that special man in your life, we have got you covered. Check out some of these creative Valentine’s Day gifts for your boyfriend to get into the holiday spirit.

“Will you be my Valentine?”

first valentines gift will you be my valentine card

First Valentine’s gift for a new boyfriend

Ah, it’s the first Valentine’s Day of your new relationship, and it’s just around the corner, but what do you get him? You don’t want to overdo it, but still want to make him feel nice? Well, here are some universal gifts that anybody would be happy to receive, but with a personal touch to make them truly special.

A personalized mug

For example, if your boyfriend is a big sports fan you can get him a mug with his favorite team’s logo on it, or if he is a comic geek – his favorite character. If he is an outdoors man, you can get him a variety of camping mugs and water bottles. Mugs are a universal gift but can be made unique by tailoring it to the person’s taste, which is exactly what makes them special. This shows that you have paid attention to the person’s interest. Not only that, but they are also practical, which means he can use it for years. And every time he does, he will be thinking of you!

Mugs are a universal gift and very fun

romantic gift for boyfriend outside mug on a log

A basket of their favorite snacks

Another creative idea is a snack basket. Who doesn’t enjoy some good food? Make a basket of all his favorite foods, snacks, and drinks. Once again, this shows you’ve been paying attention. You can also add non-food items if you wish.

Yum, delicious treats

first valentines gift for boyfriend a basket filled with food

A book

Yes, while it may sound cliché, a good book can be a great present for any occasion! Especially if the person enjoys reading. One way you can make this gift special is by giving them your favorite book. While it may not sound logical, by doing so, you are gifting them a special part of you. Something you love and would like to share with them. You can also buy two of the same book that both of you could read at the same time. You would be experiencing it for the first time together and can create a special moment while bonding over it. Or, if he isn’t that much into reading, you can also try out some book art and create spectacular folded paper pieces.

Spectacular folded paper art pieces 

personalised valentines gift book pages in the shape of a heart

His favorite alcohol

If your man enjoys a good drink, a great gift would be a bottle of his preferred liquor. And if you want to get creative and make something unique, you can hand paint and decorate the bottle!

A fun night in one picture

creative valentines gift different types of alcohol bottles

A photo of you

Sweethearts for centuries have been exchanging pictures of each other to keep in lockets, wallets, or frames. You can choose whichever medium you prefer for the photo, but in any case it would be very special. There is nothing nicer than opening up your wallet or looking at the frame next to your bed and seeing your loved one. People cherish memories, and a photo is like having a memory materialized for him to enjoy visually every day.

Who doesn’t enjoy looking back at old photos? 

first valentine gift man looking at poloroid photographs

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts

If you are not interested in buying a present, but rather making it, here are some custom Valentine’s gifts you can make with your own two hands. After all, they do say true love is priceless, however gifts are not.

Crafting can get messy, but it’s all worth it

diy valentines day gift woman crafting with glitter

Date Night Jar

If you tend to have problems figuring out what to do when it comes to date night, especially things that aren’t going to break the bank, this easy DIY is a perfect gift. And as much as we all love snuggling in front of the TV and just laying there all night, sometimes it gets boring, and it’s time to spice things up. This date night jar is romantic, personal, and will create special moments of you together. And it’s super easy!


  • A mason jar
  • Different colored paper or Popsicle sticks
  • Colored pens
  • Ribbon


  1. Color code your dates to your liking. For example, as free, affordable and expensive or stay at home, go out, road trip. Depending on what dates you choose to add to the jar.
  2. Write them on the colored paper or Popsicles.
  3. Put them in the jar.
  4. Decorate the jar with ribbon.

You’ll never have to worry about date night ideas again!

personalised valentines gift a jar filled with colorful popsicles

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Fun ideas to try out

custom valentines day gift list of date ideas

Paper hearts bouquet

Flowers are a great gift for both men and women, however they tend to wilt away quickly. With this super easy DIY, you can create a bouquet that will stay forever!


  • Sticks
  • Colored papers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Vase


  1. Cut out different colored hearts from the paper.
  2. Stick the colored hearts with the hot glue gun onto the sticks
  3. Put the sticks in the vase and arrange to your liking.

This bouquet will never wilt, just like your love

diy valentines day gift vase with sticks and hearts

Homemade Valentine’s gifts

If you’re not looking to buy or be crafty, here are some ideas that you can do at home but will still put a smile on your boyfriends face.

Romantic dinner

If you agree that the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, this one is for you. There are plenty of easy dinner recipes to try out and surprise your loved one. You can also cook his favorite home cooked meal. Set up your own restaurant like table and romantic atmosphere by lighting some candles and putting on some music. This is something you will be able to enjoy together while still making him feel special.

An amazing meal for an amazing night

homemade valentines day gift table with romantic dinner

Handwritten love letter

Men enjoy being told that they are loved just as much as women, and nothing is more romantic than a good old-fashioned love letter. Surprise your man with a beautiful letter in which you express your most intimate feelings, what made you fall in love with him, what you are grateful for and more. It is a nice affirmation of love and is a sure way to make your partner feel appreciated.

Nothing is more heart-warming than a good old-fashioned love letter

homemade valentines gift handwritten love letters

Photo album

As we mentioned earlier on, people love photos. So, what is a better gift than creating a photo album for your loved one. Fill it with photos of things he loves such as you, vacation memories, pets, his family, and even childhood pictures. Everybody enjoys looking at photos, and this album will be extra sentimental as it is tailored to him and his most precious memories.

Captured memories

creative valentines gift series of poloroid photographs in an album

Non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts for him

Are you sick and tired of gifting the same things over and over? Is every year filled with just chocolates and flowers? If you are looking for something interesting and unconventional gifts and ideas, you have found the right place! This is exactly why we have come up with these creative Valentine’s Day gifts for your boyfriend.

Create a fun night with some cocktails

creative valentines gift glasses of cocktails with garnish

Cocktail night

Create a fun night with some cocktails! Why not surprise him with his favorite drinks, or even some he has never tried? You can create a fun tasting experience for the both of you with some simple but classic drinks. Here are just some easy cocktail recipes you can try out:

Old Fashioned


  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Garnish: orange peel


  1. Add the sugar and bitters to a glass and add water.
  2. Stir until the sugar is nearly dissolved.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and add the bourbon.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass and then drop it in

Cuba Libre


  • 1 ounce rum
  • 3 ounces Coca-Cola
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice, then add rum and Coca-Cola.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  3. Squeeze the lime into your drink, if desired.



  • 1 ounce gin
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange peel
  • 1 ounce Campari


  1. Add the gin, Campari and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel.

A Negroni cocktail

homemade valentines gifts cocktail negroni

Board game

Board games are not your typical Valentine’s Day gift, however that doesn’t mean they are not a great idea. As this gift is quite unconventional and unique, you will definitely surprise your man. Pick out a board game he may have mentioned before, or one that seems fun for couples. There is much variety on the markets for you to check out. You can play together and have a fun board game date night!

Board games are great for a date night

non cheesy valentines day gift person playing a board game

Well, no matter what creative Valentine’s Day gifts for boyfriend you decide to get, we are sure he will love it either way. After all, Valentine’s Day is all about showing our love towards one another, as a result even the smallest of gifts are cherished and appreciated!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

creative valentines day gift 14 february on red paper

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.