Sometimes, the thoughtfulness of a boyfriend surpasses all other kindesses.
Mirror Mirror On The Wall
“We were once out walking at night and I saw someone suddenly approaching us very deliberately and quickly. I of course did the natural thing to do when one is startled by another person, screamed loudly and jumped backwards a good 5 feet.
Turns out it was just our reflections in a shop window.
He got me a mirror for my birthday with ‘Don’t be Scared’ written on it.”
She Found A Way To Make His Brother Easier To Remember
“Guy here. I had a watch that was my brothers, he passed away young.
Watch worked but was complicated to set(Time, Month, day, year and day of the week). So much so that it just set in a jewelry box not running. All the searching in the world did not turn up instructions on how to set it. Also, I wasn’t a big watch person. It did/does hold a shitload of sentimental value.
We didn’t do Christmas gifts as she bought things when she saw them and left nothing for anyone to get her and I just never needed anything.
She gave me a gift one year to my surprise. My brothers watch cleaned, working and set to the correct time and dates. Also included were hand written instructions from the watch guy on how to set it.”
It Was Either A ‘Bad Girl’ Or Alan
“I got a keychain from my bf that said ‘bad girl’ on it. It was the last keychain at the gift shop in niagra falls on canada day, and he knows that i love keychains. He waited in line for half an hour to buy it. I was kind of confused at first but then he explained ‘hey, it was either this or ‘alan”.
I wear this thing on my keys on this day”
Lunchanbles Found Themselves A New Competitor!
“I had a boyfriend who made me my own lunchables. He noticed that I would constantly eat them and how expensive they were for what I was getting. I was in law school at the time and was constantly stressed and joyless. He bought lunchmeat, crackers, cheese, and capri sun and he even put in a little packet of fruit snacks. He called them ‘Greg-Ables’ and he sent me to school with them. The first time he made them I was so touched that I almost cried.”
How Did She Stop Herself From Opening All The Gifts At Once?
“My fiancé had to travel for a year and this would have been the first time we were apart. So he spent weeks putting together a box of gifts that would tide me through till the next time I saw him. Each gift was spritzed with my favourite cologne of his. & there was a note with a reason to be opened on each, such as ‘on a cold winter morning’ (which was a pair of beautiful j.crew leather gloves) or on our anniversary. Although the gifts themselves were amazing, I was more blown away by how much thought he had put in to it.
Also, each gift had a corresponding note and number counting different reasons for why he loves me, definitely a keeper.”
Fine Dining In A Freshman Dorm
“When I was I was a freshman in college, i had been flirting with one of the guys who lived on my floor. I had mentioned that I’d never been on a proper date before with my previous boyfriends. It was always ‘lets go hang out at the mall with our friends.’ One night he told me to dress up, and that we were going on a date. Considering we lived on campus and neither of us had cars, I was seriously confused. After walking halfway to the parking lot, he said he had forgotten something in his room. So we went all the way back. We got to my room, and I noticed a sign had been put on it something like ‘ristorante’. We went in and apparently all of our friends in the dorms transformed my room into a mini restaurant complete with candlelight, soft music, and spaghetti & meatballs. To this day, it was the best gift I’ve ever received.”
“First Kiss – 9/8/14 Hibernian Cafe”
“Favorite present from my now husband was when we first started dating. He wrote down dates and places of different things we had done together on little pieces of paper and put them in a little jar… i.e. ‘first kiss – 9/8/14 Hibernian Cafe’. It was adorable. I still have it and read through it sometimes.”
You Cant Hold A Rubber Ducky And Feel Down
“One time I was late to a rehearsal that I had completely forgotten was even on my schedule and I ran all the way there weeping because I was so scared of being fired for being unprofessional. (It ended up being fine, I just got reprimanded a bit.)
After rehearsal was over, I walked out of the building and he had shown up to pick me up. He had gotten me a piece of chocolate cake from the grocery store and a rubber duckie because ‘You can’t be sad when you’re holding a rubber duckie.'”
Little Things > Big Things
“There’s the big things; for my birthday he organised taking me to the New Forest in a luxury hotel, with treatments organised, someone to babysit the kids and all our meals taken care of and organised. Total surprise, phoned my boss and dealt with the time off, packed my case and just took me for a drive. Was totally amazing and when we got there, a bottle of champagne chilling on the table which was the same brand we had on our wedding day.
But the little things; he gets out of bed before me to put the heating on and brings me a cup of tea each morning. He regularly surprises me with flowers, just supermarket ones most often when he’s been out picking things up, or my favourite magazine (which is like £1; I love it because it has puzzles in the back that I can actually do), a dessert for just us to share when our beastly children have gone to bed, a bottle of wine because it had a funny picture on the front, or rather, he annotates the bottle with his own artwork (dicks, he draws dicks usually)… they mean everything and make me feel like he cares about me.”
He Hated Monster Trucks But He Loved Her
“So, my first real boyfriend was an amazing man that listened to me and really cared about me. I like to tell stories about how my brothers and I grew up. One day I mentioned that every Christmas, I would fall asleep to the sound of my dad watching Monster Truck Jam on TV. Partly because of that memory, I love monster trucks. My boyfriend bought us tickets to go see them in person. He hated monster trucks. He hated the noise, the crowd, everything. But every year for my birthday, he bought tickets and took me to see them. It’s unique and romantic because I don’t know of many guys willing to forgo their own comfort like that for someone else. And he listened to me and surprised me with something that he knew would mean a lot to me. :’) That goofball.”
There Are Too Many Amazing Things He Does To List
“My father’s marriage:
-there is always emergency chocolate in the house. It’s an in-joke between them from their college days
-he has a rule where he never buys flowers for holidays, because he wants them to be a surprise. He researches the meaning behind each flower and has the florist help him create the perfect bouquet to reflect what he wants to tell her
-when she was pregnant with my brother, her hands swelled up really badly so she took her rings off. She lost them somewhere in DC, and was inconsolable. My dad spent three full days walking and re-walking her exact route until he found her rings for her.
-For every five year anniversary, he custom designed a piece of jewelry made with her favorite pink sapphires.
-For her birthday one year he got her an oil change and four brand new tires. She was pissed. A week later (their anniversary) he gave her a roadtrip to Florida to see her best friend that she hadn’t seen since elementary school. The best friend had moved away suddenly (custody battle) and my mom was never given a forwarding address, and even after all these years my mom still missed her. My dad tracked her down using nothing but her name and the name of the elementary school they both attended, and arranged the trip with her friend all without telling my mom. On their anniversary, he pretended that he got a ‘wrong call’ and gave my mother the phone. When she answered the phone, she heard her best friends voice for the first time in 30 years.”
“He Says That The Manager Actually Came Out And Shook His Hand He Was So Impressed With The Idea.”
“My husband is the romance master, but the way he proposed was the best. He went a bought a copy of a board game I wanted and opened it, placed the ring box inside and then went to Movie Trading Company and asked them to reseal the box for him. He says that the manager actually came out and shook his hand he was so impressed with the idea. That evening he gave me the game for my birthday. I had had a long day at the job I hated and I was very unenthusiastic. I just wanted to have a drink. So I took the box, said thank you and tried to move on. His friend who was there told me ‘there’s extra stuff in the box, limited edition!’ I rolled my eyes and opened the box, started to look at a few things and set it down again. Friend again gave me a little push to keep digging and finally I saw the ring box, my brain dismissed it at first, then I looked again and girly squeal and queue tears. It was amazing.”
A Random Treat Can Be The Most Special Kind
“honestly for me its was just a random candy bar outa the blue. i was having a not so good day and he went to the store for groceries, he came back and handed me some reeses and said i saw these and thought about you and thought you might like them, do you want them now or for me to put them in the freezer for you? it made me happy he thought about me and brought them to me. he could have just put them in the freezer since thats my preferred way to eat them, but he want to hand them to me instead of just saying “i got some reeses they are in the freezer if you want them” the other just felt so much more romantic and caring. and then he ate one later when i was feeling better, in front of me, cause he could…..”
125 Pounds Of Love
“I’m very lucky that my fiancé can tap into his romantic side easily. A couple years after we moved in together, I became pregnant for the first time. A little ways into the pregnancy, I ended up losing the baby. It fucked with my head pretty badly and I was essentially devastated and withdrawn. A couple months passed and I felt like I needed something tiny to love and ill that surface void for me, as silly as it sounds. I was browsing adoptable pets in our area and happened to point out one, whose head was cocked – one ear up – tongue out – pure joy – and simply say ‘oh my goodness, he looks like a toy! Doesn’t even look real!’. Two days later I was at work finally after dealing with the miscarriage aftermath and here comes my amazing fiancé carry a tiny crate with this adorable puppy!!! He drove 4 hours to pick him up and bring him to me just to make my sad heart happy. That dog is now best friends with the 4 year old little girl we now have. The dog grew to be about 125lbs, huge and beastly, gentle and clumsy, and his name is Tyler Roo, because he kangaroo hops. I thank my fiancé daily for that damn dog, his decision to being him into my lofe in my time of despair truly mended what was broken. If only Tyler’s shedding could be tamed. i was too excited to tell this story to pay attention to spelling, sorry!”
How To Give A Gift To Someone Who Doesn’t Like Gifts
“My girlfriend loves cuddly soft toys but doesn’t really like ‘material’ gifts. On her birthday, I bought 10 big panda soft toys- gave them to poor kids on the street (Mumbai, India. There’s loads of them around) and clicked a picture of their adorable 10/10 smiles when they got their presents. Made a small video with all the pictures. She almost cried and told me this was the best gift she’d ever received. We had the ‘I love you’ talk soon after.”
The Most Romantic Cup In The World
“Some might not think of it as super romantic but my husband isnt really good at showing his feelings. I had surgery to get rid of a tumor in my head. One of the side effects is i developed diabetus inspidus. I couldnt stop drinking water. I could finish off that big medline cup they gave you in ten minutes. Well i had to closely monitored to make sure i was peeing as much as i was drinking and that i didnt drink myself to death somehow. One nurse wasnt so good about changing my bedside toilet (they had to measure how much i peed before it could be disposed of) so my husband took over. He measured it and wrote it down. Instead of waiting for the nurse he would fill my cup flr me so i didnt have to wait.
When i was discharged i was still drinking ridiculous amounts of anything i could get my hands on (except gatoraid whoch just tasted like salt water toe) and that medline cup became my absolute fave. Probably because ot could fit 28oz in it and was easily the biggest cup in our whole house.
Unfortunately when it went throught the diswasher like two weeks ago it came out all deformed. I was heartbroken. I made some comment about what a shame and how i loved that cup then threw it away.
Yesterday my husband picks me up from work and tells me he has something for me. Which is odd because the biggest thing he usually gets for me is like a candy bar or he installs an app on my tablet he thinks ill like. When i opened the box inside were two of the medline cups!
I never thought two cups would be the most romantic gesture ive ever seen.”
The Rose That Lasts
“The guy I was dating all through middle school, high school, and into college once got me a bouquet of roses with a note attached.
‘I will love you until the last rose dies.’
It was an artificial rose, perfectly hidden amongst the bouquet.
It took me 12 years and my now husband and family to finally toss the rose. No gesture has ever topped that, I don’t even care if he stole it from somewhere. I’ll always love him but we just weren’t meant to be.”
A Map Of Where He’s Loved her
“For my last birthday, my boyfriend got me a big world map for our apartment to put on the wall. Attached to this were photos of us in all the places we had traveled together and then labels for all of the places we want to go. We have done some wonderful trips together so far so there were a lot of my favorite pictures up there. The card was simple and just said ‘to my favorite person and travel partner, I can’t wait share more memories with you and add to this map as time goes on. I love you.'”
Cutouts Are Worth A Thousand Words
“Back in college both my boyfriend and I were pretty broke, so when my birthday rolled around I wasn’t expecting anything much. Indeed, he gave me only a birthday card for the occasion, but it ended up being one of the most romantic presents I received because it was entirely handmade!
He didn’t even write anything in the card – instead he had drawn paper cutouts of the two of us with our cat, glued it in, and drew pictures of balloons and other decorations. I know it sounds cheap but I was touched by how he made the whole thing from scratch even though he’s not particularly good at arts & crafts, but it was clear how much time and thought went into it. So sweet!!”
The “Curious Incident” Of A Boyfriend’s Perfect Gift
“I’m autistic and the first book I’ve ever read that featured an autistic person was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It felt like I wasn’t so different, I wasn’t the only one like this. Someone else was like me. It pretty much shaped my adolescence.
When I started dating my current SO, he searched for the perfect gift for weeks for Christmas. He bought me the first edition of the book, signed by the author. I cried like a baby. It was just adorable on so many levels. I cherish that book like my baby.”
He Thought Pearls Were Dumb — And Then He Got Her 50 Of Them
“My boyfriend got me 50 oysters with pearls in them original post
On our second date, we were in Las Vegas. We walked by one of those Pearl Factory kiosks, which I have always loved, so I stopped, picked out an oyster and opened it. He kind of scoffed and said it seemed like a rip off, I told him I didn’t care what he thought about it. This was in January, Christmas of that same year while celebrating Christmas eve at my mom’s house he gave me a big gift bag full of oysters. I was confused and thought they were for me to eat. My mom gasped because she knew my love of the touristy Pearl Factory. It was the most unexpected, thoughtful, unique and romantic gift anyone could have given me.
Side note: that year he also got me a drinky drinky bird and 5lbs of jelly beans, it was a good year.”