Every once in a while it’s nice to show the people you love how much they mean to you with a gift, or treat of some sort. Unfortunately, the hardest person in the world to shop for always seems to be the man in your life. Whether it’s because you know nothing about what men like, or because nothing really seems appropriate, trying to find a treat for your favourite guy seems like an impossible task. If you’re really stuck for ideas, read the following post to help you get some inspiration. Good luck!

Perfect gifts

Whether your man is a gamer, a foodie, or a lover of technology, there are plenty of stores that will stock something for them. Fortunately, you don’t have to search up and down the high street on foot for the perfect gift anymore; there are plenty of websites such as Etsy,, and Not On The High Street to find the present that he will treasure forever. The best part for you is, it can be done from the comfort of your sofa.


You know the man in your life better than you think. You know his favourite sports team, bands, and which movies he’s most anticipating this year. Search the internet to find out whether his favourite singer is performing somewhere nearby and score him a couple of tickets. It’s up to you whether you go with him, or tell him to invite a friend if this is something you think he’ll enjoy more with someone who shares the interest. Remember, the gift isn’t for you, and he will be incredibly happy that you were so thoughtful.

Man Bath

Don’t let all the stereotypes fool you, men love baths just as much as women. They just might not be as crazy for candles, music, or flowery scents. There are a few tricks you can use to run a bath designed with him in mind, then you can leave him to unwind for a few minutes, then giving him a relaxing massage when he gets out. You could also spice up the experience by joining him.

New experiences

If the aim is to do something together, then why not try something completely different to your usual dates. Theme parks are always a fun day out for couples, or you can do some mental stimulation by trying to break out of a locked room with a couple of friends. For a more intimate evening, you could try something that he’s always wanted to try.


The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The next time he comes home from a long day at work, let the smell of his favourite dinner greet him when he walks in, or keep it simple by ordering in his favourites and just baking him a special cake. If you can’t bring yourself to do the washing up, then take out for dinner; women aren’t the only ones who like to be wined and dined.

What is the best surprise you have done for your man?

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  1. I wish I had a man that I could give little surprises to, I like spoiling my partner and treating them well.
    Alicia x

    1. Lolamia

      Same here! the time will come my dear x

  2. Men are definitely so hard to buy for and surprise so these were brilliant ideas! I agree food is always a good option, that always goes down well!

    Tiffany x

    1. Lolamia

      Ahh thank you so much! 🙂 x

  3. Tickets is definitely on my list to get the bf for his next birthday. I want to find the perfect gig that he’d love and never expect me to get tickets for!

    Also stopping by to say happy blog-aversary!! Honestly can’t believe your blog is only one (like mine), you are a real inspiration so keep doing what you’re doing.

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhh that would be great, you will have to let me know how that goes! Awww thank you hunny that means so much! 🙂 x

  4. Aww.. this is such a lovely post, thanks for sharing.
    x finja ~

    1. Lolamia

      Ahh thanks babe x

  5. I always struggle to get my over half presents, it always ends up being a new pair of shoes, which he does love but its not much of a surprise. I might consider the ticket idea for his upcoming birthday actually. Thanks for the great post

    Lily |

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhh yes I am sure he will love it and it will be a surprise as its something different! x

  6. You are so right with the food part! My man and I love food so he loves to go eat at new places or just be surprised with his favorite food!

    -Danielle Ruppert ~

    1. Lolamia

      Yep food is always the best! x

  7. I’m the man in the relationship but these have given me some good ideas for what to ask for as I know I’m really difficult to buy presents for.

    1. Lolamia

      Hahaha great I hope you get some great treats! x

  8. Hey! Great tips! I think the best is doing something together though, so that you can share the experience 🙂

    1. Lolamia

      Of course that way it is so much more special! x

  9. Always food for my husband, every time!!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    1. Lolamia

      hhahaha food is the way to the heart!

  10. Fab selections here. I love getting someone an experience because it’s so different to the “normal” gifts, I really enjoy ones that aren’t very popular. Fab post!

    Jordanne ||

    1. Lolamia

      Yes I think the are more memorable 🙂 x

  11. Love love this post! I’m always wanting to surprise my bf here and there, I surprised him one time by buying him a flight ticket to come see me 🙂 He loved that!

    1. Lolamia

      Oh wow that is an incredible surprise! x

  12. This is really sweet! my man spoils me and i’m so bad at doing things for him. Must try harder!
    Laura x

    1. Lolamia

      Awww bless him, well you can take something off this list 😉 x

  13. I loved this! Especially the bit about baths, because it’s so true! I never thought men liked to sit in a tub and just relax until I met my husband. It’s his favorite way to decompress. Every year (at least once, sometimes more) I buy him a whole bunch of stuff from Lush and he absolutely loves it! Great post <3

    1. Lolamia

      Awww that is super cute! but yeah people like baths more than we think! x

  14. I love getting tickets for things for gifts, and so does my other half. You’ve picked out some great ideas here 🙂

    Louise x

    1. Lolamia

      Tickets is by far the best thing! x

  15. I always find I struggle to find something to treat my boyfriend with! For his birthday last year though, I bought us tickets to go watch the Kaiser Chiefs in February just gone and omg to see the joy on his face was really the best thing ever. He said he wanted to see them since he was young and this was the first ever time he has seen them in concert and the first proper concert he has been to in his 20 years of existence and I was so glad I could deliver him this joy for someone who deserves everything I have xx

    1. Lolamia

      That is the cutest thing ever! My dad loves anything music so concert tickets are always the one for him. Its great as well as its an evening you can spend together doing something you wouldnt normally do! x

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