Best Genuine Experience Gifts For Your Boyfriend

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a hard-to-buy-for boyfriend (or girlfriend) who already has all the gadgets and gizmos he needs—and then some. How can you possibly find a gift that’s both meaningful and unique?

Well, I’ve found that giving experiences as gifts is often a great way to enrich your partner’s life by giving them something they might not have done on their own.

A great gift is something that lasts forever—or at least feels that way—and spending time together certainly qualifies as one of those things.

Help Him Get Healthier

For the man who loves to work out, get him a new gym membership. Make sure you know what kind of gym he wants (does he prefer a high-tech facility or a more laid-back place?).

If your boyfriend already has an active lifestyle, consider investing in another fitness tool that will help him stay motivated. A Fitbit is an easy way to track calories burned and steps taken, plus it gives him real time feedback about his progress toward his daily goals.

If your boyfriend is consistently active but wants to try something new, order him some workout videos or DVDs online—he could use them as part of his new routine! You can also give him some meal plans that are made specifically for people who exercise regularly or hire someone to design them for your guy based on his current activity level and nutritional needs.

Another option to motivate your guy’s health kick, consider getting him some workout clothes like yoga pants, running shoes, or compression shorts.

Get Matching Tattoos

A matching tattoo is one of the most meaningful ways to show how much you love your devoted boyfriend. Tattoos are a permanent way to express yourself and show your devotion. Consider getting a tattoo that matches or is just complimentary

Wine Tasting/Food Pairing Dinner

Wine tasting is always a fun activity for couples to do together. It’s a great way to get to know each other better and bond with your partner, especially if you’re not very familiar with wine yourself or have never tried it before. Wine tasting can also be a great way for the two of you to learn about different varieties and even discover what wines go well together!

If your boyfriend loves wine, this experience gift from his favorite store will be perfect for him. He’ll love learning more about his favorite drink while enjoying some delicious food and snacks in between tastings (like cheese and crackers).

Make Rings (or other Jewelry) Together

Looking for a really special, customized gift experience? Make a piece of jewelry together. Not only will it last forever, but also it’s something that can be worn every day. Rings are a great symbol of your love for each other and don’t necessarily need to indicate that your relationship is moving to something more serious.

Couples Massage and Spa Retreat

If you’re considering giving your boyfriend an extra relaxing experience gift, consider a couples massage or spa retreat. Look for a spa retreat that offers services specifically for men. Many spas have a variety of choices so you can find one that fits his needs best.

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop

The copperplate calligraphy workshop is the perfect gift for a guy who loves to dive into his more creative side, but wants to learn a practical skill. Copperplate calligraphy is a form of penmanship using a pen with a broad nib. This workshop will teach him how to write in copperplate calligraphy, and also provide all the materials he needs (such as paper and ink) so that he can practice his new skills at home or anywhere else.

Intro to Archery Class

Archery classes are a great gift for couples and friends. If your boyfriend likes to be active, this is the class for him! It’s also a good activity if you’re looking to get some exercise together. Archery is fun indoors or outdoors, depending on what kind of weather you’re having. This gift would be especially good if one of you had never tried archery before and wanted to learn how!

Personal Chef for the Day

This gift is an ideal experience for those who want to take their relationship to the next level. You’ll learn more about your partner’s preferences, cooking style and habits in one day than you ever could over a traditional dinner date.

Meet with a personal chef for the day to discuss your partner’s likes, dislikes and favorite recipes. You can even request specific ingredients for your custom menu (e.g., spicy foods or no onions).

The chef will prepare everything from scratch on site — so you won’t have any prep work or cleanup afterward!

Surf Lessons

Surfing is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, so it’s perfect for couples who have been together for years but still want to do something new together. Surfing also has the added bonuses of practicing balance & coordination, meeting new people, and learning something new!


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I hope this list was a fun read and inspired you to find the right gift for your boyfriend! Just remember, a great experience gift is often one that’s related to his hobbies or interests.

You can always do a little extra digging into his interests and design a gift around them. And the best part is: if you make a mistake, you can always fall back on the other trusty default option of getting him something delicious to eat 😉

Unusual Little Romantic Birthday Ideas For Him At Home

If your partner, husband, or boyfriend has a birthday coming up and you want to plan something more romantic and intimate at home, this article is for you!

It covers everything from personalized gifts to thoughtful acts of service – Plus a few fun extra surprises!

You can combine any of these ideas into one event or do them separately depending on your budget and time constraints. Whatever you choose, remember that this day should be about having fun together, and showing how much you care about him!

If you need some extra fun, creative gift ideas for his birthday, check out our post 22 Best Experience Gifts for Your Husband.

Make a Memory Jar for Him

A memory jar is a special jar that you fill with memories that you and your partner have shared. This can be anything from your first date to the last fight. The idea of a memory jar is that you create a physical representation of all the most important memories in your relationship. It’s something he will be able to treasure for years to come.

To start, pick out a large glass jar (ideally one that has some sentimental value).Then grab some strips of paper and write down all those little moments in time when you felt truly happy together: the first time he told you he loved you; the day he proposed; etcetera…

Make his Favorite Dish for a Romantic Birthday Dinner

One of the easiest ways to show that you love your man and want to celebrate his birthday is by making him a delicious dinner. You know his favorite food, and you know what will make him happy.

Organize a Little Surprise Birthday Party with Just Family and Close Friends

Organize a surprise birthday party with just family and close friends.

There are so many reasons why this is not just a great way to show your partner how much you love him, but also a wonderful opportunity for everyone to spend time together. First of all, he’ll be surprised by the fact that you have organized something special for him. And secondly, he will feel loved and appreciated by his friends and family members!

You can plan it around his favorite activities or hobbies. If he likes playing video games maybe organize an evening where they play together. Or if football is his thing, make a reservation at a restaurant where there are TVs broadcasting football matches. If he likes painting maybe get some canvases and paints ready. You get the idea.

Plan a Movie Date at Home

For this plan, you’ll need to get some of his favorite snacks and favorite flicks. Just cuddle, snuggle, and enjoy each other’s company!

Organize a Picnic in your Backyard or in the Park Nearby

Nothing says ‘romance’ like eating together in a beautiful place! Plan the menu beforehand and find a nice soft picnic blanket. Get a portable basket and take some food from home: sandwiches, fruit slices, chips and dips, etc. Also take drinks (water or juice).

Make a Couples Birthday Slideshow

Slideshows are a great way to capture memories and bring them to life. You can make one yourself or use an online service such as Animoto, which is a website that creates personalized videos out of your photos and music. If you want to do it yourself, you can use Movie Maker for Windows or iMovie for Macs (or other programs). Using your photos from the past year, add some video clips and music into the slideshow. If you’re feeling extra creative, add captions or transitions!

Once it’s finished, put it on flash drive so that he can share or watch it again later!

Give his Car a Little Decoration

You can do this by hanging streamers, banners, balloons, and a “Happy Birthday” sign on the car.

Clean up for Him

Who doesn’t appreciate some help with their chore load? A few weeks before his birthday, ask him if he has any chores around the house that need doing. Before the big day, secretly complete the whole list.

If you want to be extra cute, send him a little checklist of all the things you got done, and invite him to totally relax for the rest of the day!

Stretch and Snuggle

A great way for couples to connect is to relax and snuggle together. You can watch a movie, listen to music, or just spend some distraction-free quality time together.

Having a romantic backdrop is a major plus. Sit in front of the fireplace. Light candles around the house highlighting your favorite memories. All in all, just make sure that the lights are off and there are no distractions!

Surprise gift!

If you know that he’s been eyeing something in a store, or on a website, this is the perfect opportunity to buy it for him. There is nothing better than landing the perfect gift on your birthday!