Surprise Ideas For Boyfriend (66 Ways To Surprise Your Boyfriend)

by April Maccario

A good and healthy relationship is built and sustained on the foundations of “love, trust, and good communication.” Furthermore, a lot of energy and effort is required to ensure these intrinsic elements are administered properly. 

Couples need to put a  lot of thought into gift ideas and think of different ways to surprise each other.

However, we are living in times where we feel we have seen it all, various gifts for the boyfriend, date nights, and one or more weird surprises either as a birthday gift or an anniversary. So what can you do differently? Well, I can’t promise you no one has ever done any of the things listed below, but they are things your partner would appreciate. 

Just as a ‘’surprise arrangement’’ has been identified as a key element to making a woman fall deeper in love with their men, there is no doubt that this can also work vice versa. I will, therefore, be listing 66 different surprise ideas for your boyfriend. 

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66 Ways To Surprise Your Boyfriend

1. Gift him tickets to his favorite movie premier

There is literally no guy who would not be excited to be given a ticket to go watch his favorite team play. 

2. Write little notes on the mirror

These little notes can include but are not limited to ‘’I love you’’ ‘’I miss you’’, etc. Writing little notes on the mirror would surely put a warm smile on his face.

3. Waking him up to breakfast in bed

waking him up to breakfast in bed

Everyone is a sucker for this very act. Women love to wake up to breakfast in bed; men love it more. 

4. Planning a unique date night

Ditch the regular fancy restaurants and plan an intimate date night either at home or in a secluded area. Get away from the noise, maybe rent a cabin, decorate it, and have an intimate weekend together. 

5. Plan a scavenger hunt

Things always get exciting with a fun scavenger hunt. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to be outdoors. You could start by placing a note in his coat pocket so he knows what he’s in for when he gets home. 

6. Cooking his favorite meal 

There is literally no guy on this planet that would love his favorite meal prepared by his significant other. If you can’t cook, make sure you order it close to the time he gets off from work so it’s still fresh and warm. 

7. Have a bubble bath

This may sound basic, but it’s something you can do in less than ten minutes. Just get some fancy bath salts, nice scented candles, and maybe some rose petals and you’re good to go. 

8. Light up the room with candles and roses 

If you’re not getting your body wet, you can use the same decorations to spice up the bedroom. That would create the perfect atmosphere for romance when he gets back. 

9. Give him a surprise birthday 

Once it’s a month to his birthday, you should start planning on a gift idea. When you're giving gifts to a boyfriend you really love, you want it to be special. You can go ahead and plan something else and make sure he doesn’t know about it. Get his friends and family if possible, search for a suitable theme so he’ll be absolutely startled when he walks in. 

10. Give him a professional massage 

This would be a great way to relieve him from the stress of the day. If you want to spice things up, set up space at home then put on sexy lingerie and wear your bathrobe over it. Once he comes back, offer to give him the best massage he’s ever gotten.

11. Buy him a pet 

Maybe he has always wanted to buy himself a pet, this would be the right time to get him his one. 

12. Plan a weekend getaway for him 

plan a weekend getaway for him

A surprise weekend getaway to a romantic city of your choice might not be a bad idea. 

13. Do his laundry and prepare his clothes for work 

Every guy would be thrilled when he realizes that you’ve done all his laundry, and prepared his clothes for work. 

14. Opt to run the errand he has been avoiding 

Assisting your significant other to run a few errands is also a nice idea. 

15. Set up a game night and have his friends come over as well 

You don’t necessarily have to be a part of this game night. This is where he has fun with his friends as a courtesy from you. 

16. Play naughty games when you both are alone 

There is no guy that would ignore you when you start doing naughty things

17. Buy him a surprise gift on a random day

Women love to be gifted randomly, so do men. It would not be out of place if you gifted him randomly; it doesn’t have to be his birthday.

18. Take him out and pay all the bills on the night out

I am certain that this act of benevolence would surely put a smile on his face.  

19. Arrange a double date 

Sometimes, it is nice to allow other friends to join you out on a date. A double date would be a nice way to surprise him. 

20. Take him out to a beach party

Your man might be the busy type and does not have the luxury of time to go out often, take him to a beach party and give him a fun experience. 

21. Get him tickets to a football game 

Getting him tickets to go watch his favorite team play would be great. 

22. Take him on a shopping spree with all expenses paid for

Considering how much women love this, especially when it is coming from the man, men too deserve something like this. 

23. Take him wine tasting 

Doing wine tasting together isn’t such a bad idea if he’s a wine lover.

24. Drive-in movie date

Have you both ever tried a drive-in movie date? I am sure he would be thrilled if you brought up the idea. 

25. Plan a trip to somewhere nice in the summer

Planning a summer trip with your partner to a nice sunny location would be an amazing idea. 

26. Sign up for a class together

You could also make him sign up for a class with you.  

27. Write him a love letter

write him a love letter

Leave it on the bed before he wakes up. 

28. Deliver him lunch at work

This would make a really cute, and romantic gesture

29. Pay him a visit

Sometimes, it would make a pleasant surprise if you visited him unannounced.  

30. Have his name customized on a necklace for him 

Get him a necklace with his name imprinted on it; I am certain every guy would love to wear that. 

31. Buy him a special fragrance

You probably know the type of scents he likes, get one and have them deliver it to his office or his home. 

32. Do not forget to send him a gift card

Getting a loved one a gift card might seem simple, but it’s actually very thoughtful.

33. Stock up his refrigerator with beer 

There is literally no guy who wouldn’t love the idea of coming home to meet his fridge all stocked up with his favorite beer.  

34. Arrange a stakeout

Arranging a barbecue party with his friends would be a great idea. 

35. Play dress up during sex 

This is another way of surprising your man in bed. If you know he’s sexual fantasies, dress up like that nurse, stripper, or whatever he desires. He’ll definitely thank you for it.

36. Put a romantically written short note in his backpack

Think about it, he’ll get to work, only to open his bag and find a romantic short note from you. How thoughtful right?

37. Book a hotel room where you both can spend some quality time together 

This is another way of having a romantic weekend getaway. Your man will surely be surprised when he gets this package.  

38. Throw him a party to mark your relationship anniversary 

throw him a party to mark your relationship anniversary

Throwing him a surprise party to mark the anniversary of your relationship is a good idea too.

39. Buy him a cute valentine’s gift

Maybe he’s used to the chocolates or fancy dinners, switch things up and buy him something he’s been talking about.

40. Gift him on Christmas and Easter celebrations

Give your man more gifts. Just as women are suckers for gifts, men get thrilled by gift items, especially if that’s their love language

41. Sign him up for a class he has been wishing to sign up for

It will be fun doing something with him, especially learning something he’s really passionate about.  

42. Recreate your first date scenario

Sometimes we forget how magical and beautiful it was when we started dating our significant others. Remind him by recreating the moment either at home or where the first date actually happened. 

43. Call up a radio station that your significant other might be listening to and request a song dedicated to him. 

This would be so nice, especially if the radio played his favorite song. 

44. Take him to your favorite spot and watch the sunset together

You don’t have to break the bank to put a smile on his face. If your earnings aren’t that high at the moment, he’ll surely understand. So when you ask him to follow you to a quiet, yet beautiful pot to watch the sunset, he’ll definitely appreciate the thought. 

45. Gift him a fancy jewelry item that has your name or any romantic right up on it

We love keepsakes that remind us of our partners when they are away. Getting him engraved cufflinks, or a necklace would be a lovely reminder that you love him, regardless of where he is. 

46. Tell him you want this relationship to last till eternity. 

If his love language is words of affirmation, hearing you profess your feelings to him would be all the joy he needs to get through his day. 

More Surprise Ideas 

more surprise ideas
  1. Find out which football team is his favorite and get him a fan jersey with his name customized on it. 
  2. Your partner may likely have a bucket list of things he would like to do, find out what they are, and do one of them for him. 
  3. His favorite hobby might be playing football, basketball, or any other activity that makes up a hobby, show interest in this, and he will be surprised in a good way. 
  4. Do you ever consider how amazed your partner will be when you show up at his workplace to pick him up? That’s right! He will be surprised. 
  5. Do well to compliment him from time to time, even when he is not expecting it. Women love compliments, likewise men. 
  6. Make plans for a spa day together. 
  7. You could also get him to go swimming with you. 
  8. Go over to his family’s house and help his parents out.  
  9. Make a recording of a sweet and romantic message and send it to him while he is at work. This message can be about how much you love and miss him. 
  10. Help him out with a household chore that is typically his responsibility. I am certain this would warm his heart. 
  11. It is also another ‘romantic wake-up surprise’ if you changed his alarm to something more personal. 
  12. Take him out for a candle-lit dinner.
  13. Go mountain climbing together. 
  14. It would also be a pleasant yet naughty surprise if you ‘intentionally’ forgot your underwear in his house. 
  15. Sending him some money would also pass for a romantic surprise treat. Even though he might be earning more than you, you could still do this as a way of surprising him. 
  16. You can go with him to watch a football game.
  17. You can also go running with him. It’s likely that he goes to the gym alone or with his guys, opt to go with him on this occasion. 
  18. Buy him a luxurious item such as a car, bike, or a boat if you can afford it. 
  19. Change the interior decoration of his apartment. 
  20. Get him new clothes, shoes, and accessories. 

FAQs

What can I surprise my boyfriend with? 

There are several ways and things that you can use to surprise your boyfriend, most of them include; delivering lunch to him at his office, gifting him tickets to his favorite movie premier, cooking his favorite meal, giving him a professional massage once he gets back from a long day, setting up a game night and have his friends come over as well, calling up a radio station that your significant other might be listening to and request a song dedicated to him. 

How can I surprise my boyfriend with little things? 

There are several ways you can choose to surprise and spoil your boyfriend. However, to effectively do this at an affordable and frugal rate, you can choose to cook for him, write him a love letter, deliver him lunch at work, go over to his place and tidy up the apartment, assist him with a household chore that is usually his responsibility, serve him breakfast or brunch in bed, go on a run with him, make a recording of a sweet and romantic message and send it to him while he is at work. These gestures cost very little to nothing and would still warm his heart.

How do I plan something special for my boyfriend? 

An outdoor adventure, a surprise party with friends, a surprise date, or even a trip out of town will make your partner feel special. You can also give him a professional massage or even treat him to a spa.

How can I surprise my boyfriend with just because? 

Planning a game night or party with his friends are great just-because surprise ideas. You can also redecorate his apartment, or give him a love box with a love note by the side, just because you care. 

What surprise do guys like? 

There are a good number of surprises that guys love and they include sex out of nowhere, coming back home to his favorite meal well prepared and set on the table, tickets to go watch his favorite team play, breakfast in bed, more adventurous sexual experiences, sex chatting him while he is at work, buying him gifts for no reason, supporting him on the project he’s been working on and many more. Sometimes, simply getting him something he’s been talking about will do the trick. 

In Conclusion

I have taken out time to mention several surprise ideas for your boyfriend. However, you know your boyfriend best and know some of the things he’d appreciate more than others. If he prefers experiences, there are several you can choose from on the list. If he is someone who likes gifts better, then getting him a thoughtful gift will definitely make his day.

If you found this article helpful, please feel free to share it with family and friends. Plus, if you have some gift ideas to share with me, I’d love to hear them.

April Maccario
I'm a huge nerd when it comes to understanding how relationships between men and women work, and what drives a certain behavior. I spend much of my time getting into the nitty-gritty and try to share my findings on this site with the hope of making life a little easier for women that are struggling in their relationships or love life.

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