Valentine’s Day is usually catered to the woman in the relationship leaving the men just a bit stressed. Guys tend to have to plan out the date and secure the perfect gift. But we urge everyone to switch it up a bit! Make it something he’ll enjoy, not dread! We’ve come up with some cute Valentine’s Day ideas for him guaranteed to make the special man in your life feel loved this February.
Breakfast in Bed (Made Simple)
When planning a Valentine’s Day for him, breakfast in bed is the ultimate morning treat! Waking up to breakfast in bed sets the whole mood for the day, and you don’t have to get fancy with freshly-squeezed juice or handmade pastries (unless you have the time!) to make this a special surprise. We love this 1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug from Chocolate Covered Katie that not only looks delicious, but is also easy! Pop this mixture in the microwave, add a cup of coffee, and consider his morning made.
Monthly subscription boxes have been becoming more popular lately and women are not the only one’s getting in on the trend. With so many types of subscription boxes, there will definitely be one out there just for him! Our favorites include NatureBox for snack food lovers, LootCrate for the geeks and gamers, and Birchbox Men. What’s great about these programs is you can buy just one box, or sign him up for a couple months!
One of the best parts about Valentine’s Day is the rich and sweet treats. From candies and cakes, to cookies and brownies, there are a lot of choices to pick from! We’ve gathered three of the tastiest (and sweetest) goodies to gift him: Ombre Nutella Cups from The Baking Robot, Sweetheart Cherry Pies from Cake Student, Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from The Novice Chef . Quick tip: Not the best at baking? Call over a girlfriend to help make the treats and split them with her (while making sure to taste some for yourselves of course!)
Romantic Homemade Dinner
Nothing spells romance like a candlelit dinner for two. Avoid the craziness of other couples this year by staying in and making food for you and your special man. This Chicken with Herb-Roasted Tomatoes and Pan Sauce from Bon Appetit tastes like something you’d find in a restaurant, dishes up beautifully, and pairs well with either rice or roasted potatoes. It looks complicated, but it’s fairly easy and very delicious! Once you plate up and sit down, you’ll both be thankful for the quiet evening in.
Cooking For Two
Make the adventure of cooking a date! Cooking together is easily one of the best ways to spend quality time with your loved one and strengthens the relationship. Find a fun recipe to cook together (we recommend this Thin Crust Skillet Pizza for Two from Pass the Sushi) and channel your inner chef. You’ll end up creating a tasty meal for the night and memories that last a lifetime.
Keeping it simple can definitely be better. A movie night on the couch (complete with a blanket fort) can be just what he needs when he walks in the door. Stock up on the essentials like popcorn and candy (or make this homemade Zebra Caramel Corn from Creme de la Crumb), and let him choose the movie. You’ll both enjoy cuddling up with this relaxing date idea.