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There are many ways to surprise your boyfriend, whether it’s for his birthday or just because. Often, the smallest things can even be the biggest surprises. Surprising your boyfriend keeps the relationship interesting and will keep him guessing about what you’ll do next. And it can even inspire him to plan a surprise for you.
When looking for ways to surprise your boyfriend, consider his personality. Is he brain or brawn? Would he rather spend an evening with a novel or a set of free weights? Maybe he’s both and you’ve got a whole world of surprises to choose from! Does he love his pets, movies, theater, cars or airplanes? When thinking of ways to surprise your boyfriend, just think of what he loves and start from there.
You can surprise him with something that ties into his interests. If he’s a reader, find a bookstore/café in your area where there will be an author signing or some other literary event and makes plans to go. Drag him to the library book sale. Anything involving books should be a hit.
For the movie lover, plan a movie night at home complete with a good movie, popcorn, candy, and drinks. Bring all the fun of the movie theater into your living room and have a movie night. Or get tickets to the latest movie he wants to see and surprise him. And if he’s a big film fan, surprise him with tickets to a local film festival.
There are also ways to surprise your boyfriend without purchasing a gift or tickets. Sometimes the little things are the ones that end up being the best. Slip a love note between the pages of his book, or into his lunchbox, briefcase or bag.
If you can put a note in his wallet between the dollar bills (without creeping him out, of course!), that’ll be a great surprise next time he goes to pay for something. If you have access to his lunch box or work bag, put his favorite candy or snack in there with a nice little note.
Alternately, you could mail your boyfriend a love letter and/or care package. Mailed letters are almost a lost art form these days, in the world of emails and dms. Write a heartfelt love letter on pretty stationary, spritz it with some of your perfume and drop it in the mail.
Even a letter of congratulations, encouragement or support, especially when he’s going through a tough time, can be a welcome surprise. And it will come when he’s least expecting it—when he gets the mail. Even if you tell him you love him all the time, a mailed letter expressing your love is one of the best ways to surprise your boyfriend.
There you have it! Honestly, the simplest things can make your SO so happy. You don’t have to plan some elaborate, crazy thing to surprise him.