Surprise!! We all love surprises, even the ones that say they don’t. There are good and bad surprises, fortunately, in this article I will show you the good ones. One of the good things about a surprise is that it isn’t expected, and that is exciting.
A few possible reasons you’re here could be: you want to know how to be good to your boyfriend, you’re thinking of how to surprise your boyfriend during lockdown, or the usual “How to surprise my boyfriend for no reason?”…
Perhaps you ran out of things to do with your boyfriend, and now you’re trying to spice things up a little, or you just want to make him happy, or whatever reason in the world brought you here… Welcome sister!
Listen up hun, I got you!
Table of Content
Reasons why surprising your man is a good idea explained psychologically
A killer (and helpful, of course) guide on your surprises – Know what the suitable surprise for your boyfriend is
Absolutely awesome surprises for him
For the lazy ones: Easy and fun surprises for your boyfriend
The cheap and affordable surprises for him: For the ones on a budget
Why Surprising Him is a Good Idea – Psychologically Explained
According to Greater Good Magazine surprises have to do with dopamine which is a very important chemical in our brains. Surprises help in releasing dopamine in our system hence it makes us more cheerful.
In this case, a good surprise for your boyfriend would not only be good for him, it would be good for you too. You’d see him smile, and it’d make you smile too. The felt type of smiles, ya know! Keep them dopamine levels rising baby!
Surprise Guide – Questions to Answer Before You Surprise Him
– How will the surprise affect him?
I know I said earlier in the article that even the ones that don’t admit to like surprises like surprises. But! But, you want to know what type of surprise to make for a certain type of person. Think of what he likes and what he doesn’t, and ask yourself (but not overthink it) “Is he going to like this?”.
– What type of person is he? (Interrelates with what surprises do boyfriends like)
Does he do business, sports, music, art, or is he an adrenaline junkie. Try to be reasonable, and not just surprise him with something he doesn’t like. Let’s say he’s an adrenaline junkie, a good surprise for him would be a surprise ride in a sports car. What are the odds that he’ll like the surprise you’re about to do?
– How long has it been since you’re together?
There are some surprises that cannot be done too early in a relationship, like changing his alarm, it would be a little too fast, since it would be considered a little bit of an invasion of personal space.
– What does he enjoy the most?
…besides food and sex? Think of that, and if you can’t seem to find an answer, ask him. So that you know what to surprise him after a long day/week of work. Ask yourself, what can you gift him to make him feel special.
– Does he plan everything?
If he does, you might want to consider your surprise once again (depending on the surprise you’re wanting to make). For example: If he likes to have everything ‘under control’ and planned, flying to him might not be a very good idea; Instead, a sweet voice message in the morning, or sending him a gift might work.
Awesome and Interesting Surprises For Him
1. Vacation Tickets
If he always wanted to go to a place on vacation, get those tickets for him! He’ll be grateful, and will love you for that. You can be part of the vacation, or not, it depends on whether he wanted to go alone, or have company.
Note: Be careful in case he works a certain job, make sure that he can actually go on that planned vacation.
2. If You’re in a Long Distance – Fly to Them
Do you know what the biggest surprise for your man is? No, it’s not a stripper, Bridget! It’s you! You’re the biggest surprise, get those tickets, and hug him for realsies.
3. Buy Gifts For Your Boyfriend Just Because You Feel Like it
Doesn’t have to be necessarily big, it can be something small and unique. For instance, I once went to an antique shop, and saw this very beautiful mini sculpture, it made me think of him, and I got it for him just because, no special occasion; He loved it!
4. Breakfast in Bed
Who wouldn’t want some tasty breakfast in bed? Well. a person that has a problem eating in the bedroom, but that’s not the point. Make something tasty within your cooking skills, you don’t want to go too far with it, and surprise that motherf*cker! If you want to make it more romantic (or make up for the food if it didn’t come out as planned), you can add a love note, it’s a good sign of appreciation, and gratefulness towards him.
5. Turn His Alarm Into Something Sweet
“How to surprise your boyfriend in the morning?” This one is for the ones in a long-term relationship, the ones where you’re comfortable enough to grab his phone and change his alarm. You can record yourself saying sweet morning words, he’ll wake up to your voice and his day will have a beautiful start.
6. Cook or Order His Favorite Dish and Don’t Let Him Know About it
Let’s say he told you he had a long day at work or simply something didn’t go as well. Cook or order his favorite dish (if you don’t know what his favorite dish is, ask him) and once he gets into the house, he feels the smell and sees his favorite food served on the table. It’ll make his day, and he’ll be thankful to have such a thoughtful person in his life.
7. Indoor Tent
We’re all children on the inside, well, most of us. Build one of those tents out of blankets, pillows, get some fairy lights, light up some candles, you can even get flowers, some delicious food and drinks. The key to this surprise is not letting them know what you’re up to: They open the door, they see it. The rest of the night is up to both of you, enjoy!
8. Plane Ticket
If he’s been wanting to visit a place, but for some reason he’s been postponing plans to visit it, it is time for you to buy the ticket for him, so he has a good reason to finally visit the place. Yes, he will love you for that and all, but the most important thing is that you’ll make him happy, that’s the reason you’re looking for surprises for him, to make him happy.
9. Ball Game Ticket
Most men love games, this is accurate in whichever angle you look at it: The games in relationships, the video games, the ball games, you name it! However, right now I’m talking about the ball games. Get him a ticket so he can see the live game. You’ll have him out of the house for a few hours, and he’ll be joyful to have witnessed the game in person.
10. Concert Ticket
Surprise him, with concert ticket/s, you can go with him, or if it is something he loves and you don’t get a ticket for him only, a selfless move if you will.
11. A Romantic Way to Tell Him You Love Him if You Never Told Him Before
If you love him, but haven’t told him yet, and feel like it’s time to tell him. You can let him know by playing a love song for him, and after it’s done let him know by telling him with your words. You can also plan a nice evening and write it on paper so he can read it. Or write him a poem. Or simply tell him, stop holding it in!
12. Surprise Trip With Car (you’re driving)
Pick him up from work, or just tell him “Get in the car baby, I’m driving!”, and drive him somewhere nice, drive him mad (in the good meaning) with your surprise.
13. After a Long Week: a Bubble Bath, Wine, and Candles
It’s like a little SPA, but at home. Get those bubbles ready, get the wine if you’re both into it, light those candles up, and “SURPRISE!!”…
14. A Romantic Candlelit Dinner
Order, or cook, get some wine, light them candles up, and light that mood up baby! This one is pretty easy and doesn’t need much explanation, you know the deal already.
15. Organise a boys’ night for him
This one is if you’ve been seeing each other for a long time and know his friends enough to call them, and let them know you’re organising a surprise boys’ night at his place. He’ll love you, he’ll adore you, you’re his god now.
16. Romantic Classical Date Night
Tell him to dress nicely, you dress nicely, go to a restaurant, and have that good ol’ fashioned dinner. Just like in the movies! … the good ones, the good, romantic movies.
17. Surprise-Visit a City
Just tell him that you’re going somewhere. Tell him you’re visiting a city. Make him joyful and have fun.
18. Fuel His Car
This doesn’t need much to say about. He. Wil. Go. Nuts. … In a good way.
19. Fill His Fridge With Beer
If he’s a beer lover, do this, please do this. You will thank me, you will thank yourself for doing it. He’ll lose his sh*t thinking of what did he do to deserve you.
Quick and Easy, Fun Surprises For Him
20. Buy Him Snacks For No Reason
A tasty chocolate, a bag of potato chips, anything he likes really. Though small, it is actually a good, sweet, and definitely easy surprise.
21. Wear Lingerie
It is easy because all you have to do is wear the lingerie. Despite the ease of the surprise, this will knock him out in a good way. Note: You might want to make sure that he’s into lingerie, otherwise he might have a good laugh about it.
22. Send Him Flowers/Chocolates
Men are a little bit of grown up babies, they too love flowers and chocolates, send them to him and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You won’t regret it hun.
23. Get Him a Book
If he’s into reading books, get him a book. Surprise him with a good, good book.
24. Buy Him Clothes/Shoes/Accessories
Let this one be our little secret: If you don’t like the way he dresses, buy him the clothes you’d like to see on him, he can’t say no. If you DO like the way he dresses, buy something of that style for him. A watch, a belt, a shirt, whatever you think he’d like to put on.
For Those on a Budget: Cheap and Affordable Surprises For Your Boyfriend
25. Write Him a “Things I Love About You”
All you need for this one, is some paper(it can even be sticky notes) and a pen; aand things you love about him. If you feel like making it more creative and interesting, put them all in a jar and make it look nice and interesting.
26. Put a Love Note in Their Pocket
Write something sweet, something lovely, and put it in their pocket, or bag pocket so that he sees it when you’re not around. Surprise! You’ll make him feel appreciated, which is an awesome thing to do!
27. Have an Indoor Picnic
I’ll tell you how to do it: Lay a blanket on the floor, have some snacks/food and drinks, a few pillows around, candles would be a bonus, and that’s it. A surprise indoor picnic for some quality time with your boyfriend. Enjoy!
28. Movie Night At Your Place
If you have a laptop and internet, you’re good to go. Once you see him, tell him you have a little surprise for him. Turn off the lights, put some blankets and pillows close to the laptop and surprise him indeed!
29. Massage Him
He could be watching something on the TV, or on his phone, the point is to catch him by surprise, and relax those tense boyfriend muscles. Have him beg for more!
30. Send Him a Sweet Voice Message in the Morning
What a better way to wake up than hearing the voice of the one you love. Tell him something lovely to start his day properly. If you can sing, record yourself singing, and send it to him.
31. Plan a SPA day
Surprise him, and have a SPA day together. You don’t even have to thank me. Just do it. You can do this at home too, have a nice warm shower, or fill the bathtub, massage one another, spend your day in robes doing nothing but relaxing.
32. Call Him Just to Tell Him You Love Him
He’s doing something, he sees the phone ringing, it’s you, a lot of things go through his head, he says “hello”, and you say “I love you”… The rest of the conversation can go in various ways, however you get the point. It is a nice surprise!
33. Sign Him Up For an Activity He Always Wanted to Learn
Whatever it is, do it for him, sign him up. If you feel like it, you can also join him; it would be awesome to learn and grow together, it would make the bond between you stronger and healthier.
34. A Bag/Box With Snacks He Loves/Likes
A little box of snacks he likes is a lovely surprise which will surely make his day better however it’s been going for him.
35. Do Charity Work Together
You can pick a retirement house, homeless shelters, any place you feel like you can contribute something to. Pick him up and tell him where you’re driving. It will strengthen the connection you have, and it will make you feel more grateful for things in your life. Plus, you’re helping, and you’re giving, there’s nothing that can top that.
Surprises For Your Boyfriend… Only if You Feel Like it
36. Make His Sexual Fantasy Come True
If you had the sex talk, then you most probably know what his fantasy is. Make it come true, but only if you feel like it!
37. Learn a New Sex Trick/Move
It is an interesting way to surprise him, give it a try. It can help spicing things up a little.
Understand that surprising him is not just about the material things you buy/do for him, it is more about showing that you’re caring for your boyfriend.
Keep in mind to do these things only if you feel like doing them, not just because you feel like you have to. No no no, sweetie, you want to feel it, otherwise there’s no point to a surprise.
Appreciate, understand, and accept one another.
… surprise that motherf*cker!