Treating your husband or partner with a romantic birthday sends a strong message of your love and devotion, with thoughtful gifts and alone time together. Romantic birthdays revive feelings from first dates or honeymoons. A romantic birthday usually involves just the two of you--rather than a house full of guests--so you can focus on each other.
Look for a hard-to-find collectible watch. Personalized items make excellent romantic gifts. However, you need to ensure that the gift matches your husband's preferences and interests. If you notice he likes watches, engrave a custom watch for him. Avoid engraving something generic on the watch such as, "I love you." If you and your husband have a secret joke or a nickname, incorporate this into the message.
Watch your man for clues. Is he looking for something on his own? What does he collect? Sports fans usually like personalized items from their favorite team, but if he already has many items like this, you may want something even better for him like tickets to the Super Bowl.
Make your man a scrapbook loaded with photos of your courtship. Begin the book with pictures of the two of you together when you first met. Create a timeline so your husband can see how your relationship has progressed over the past few months or years, depending on how long you dated before marriage.
Handmade gifts go one step further because of the time and thought that goes into them. If you have never made a scrapbook, ask a friend to help or get ideas from books or magazines. Put this scrapbook in his desk at work or in his car with a romantic love letter. You want to choose a place where he will find it on or before his birthday.
Take him on a romantic getaway just like you did on your honeymoon. Have a private birthday party in a hotel room. Plan ahead and buy spa tickets in advance so you can take him for a couples massage. Many spa packages feature gift boxes that contain massage tickets as well as other romantic items like rose petals. Leave the gift package on the table in the hotel room so he is surprised with it when he wakes up.
You can also go one step further and buy him a few his-and-her type items like monogrammed matching robes, matching coffee cups or champagne glass and towel sets. These gifts will encourage you both to spend time more together.
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