Friday, 28 August 2020

How to surprise your boyfriend

Here are some fun surprises for your boyfriend, romantic surprise gifts for him and gift ideas he'll love. This is perfect for you if you're looking for some cute boyfriend surprises, some unique and creative gift ideas for a boyfriend or crush. It can be hard to keep thinking up fun surprises for boyfriend ideas so here is a helping hand, even if you want to know how to surprise my boyfriend for no reason - these make great 'just because I love you' gifts! - or valentines day ideas for boyfriend - PS check out these romantic ways to welcome your husband home and best five senses gift ideas for him!

 How can I surprise my boyfriend with little things?

1. Get something special or quirky delivered to his house - but don't leave a note. He'll wonder who left such a quirky gift!

2. Put cute stickers on his hat or keys - ones that peel off if you need them too! This is a cute little token of appreciation that will be well received - as long as the stickers come off clean and don't leave any residue!

3. Hide his favourite snack under the cushions - super convenient and thoughtful.

4. Buy him his favourite ice cream - but don't tell him! Leave a cute post it note on top of it in the freezer. 

5. Prank him with his favourite movie - get a disk of a movie you both want to see together, but put it in a rom com movie case, or one belonging to any girly film. Persuade him to watch the rom com/girly film with you and then surprise him with the film he wants to see! He'll open the case and do a second take.

How do I surprise my boyfriend on a budget?

6. Surprise your boyfriend in person - if you live apart or have a long distance relationship, surprise him by turning up at his door!

7. Make use of inside jokes - and interpret them as creatively as you can to create a super special surprise. You could get crafty and recreate funny things you encountered on your dates, there are so many creative options to explore.

8. Write him a funny poem - even try to make it rhyme, as this means it will turn out extra funny! You'll also have a cute keepsake to keep afterwards that both of you will treasure for sentimental reasons. You can look back at it in years to come and have a laugh! A poem is such a special gift that will make your boyfriend so happy.

9. Do some cute drawings and funny joke doodles - on paper and fold them up to put them in his bag! You could even curl the paper up and tie it with ribbon to be extra romantic. He'll definitely notice there is a little something extra in his bag.

10. Tie ribbons around things in his bag - like his water bottle, any snacks he has in there, hair gel, toothbrush etc. It's such a cute idea and he'll be reminded of you and your little fairy hands. 

How can I make something special for my boyfriend? 

11. Surprise him with a really quirky meal - or a quirky buffet spread, with the weirdest treats like fries and jam or jelly snakes together with tomato ketchup. You'll make some cute memories and have such a laugh trying all the weird foods together! You could even set up a dare contest between you!

12. When you give him a gift, wrap it in layers and layers of packaging - and boxes (make sure they can be recycled!) to make it look like the present is huge! He will have to work his way through each layer, the gift getting smaller and smaller all the while!

13. Put something cute in his pockets - so he'll get a cute surprise the next time he reaches in his pocket for something!

14. Bake him something cute - maybe even invent a brand new flavour! You could be playful and add some sherbet sweets, rainbow sprinkles or flying saucers on top. 

What surprises do guys like? 

Great surprise ideas for guys are often funny surprise ideas! Cute and loving pranks can produce hilarity that will charm the way to his heart. There are so many ways to go about how to make him laugh, photoshop together a funny picture and frame it and see if he notices! 

What can I surprise my boyfriend with? 

For physical gifts you could try concert tickets, funny socks or FOOD! Food makes a great gift every time. Try to find the most unusual kinds of food for him to try, you could even try them together and watch hilarity ensue. Try to find unique foods from different cultures you have never tried before. To up the game, choose extra sour and spicy hot flavours!   

How can I surprise my boyfriend on our anniversary? 

Take him on a mystery trip, where he's not allowed to know where you're going. This could be a cute milkshake date or a place to watch the stars or the cinema... the list is endless! The element of surprise enhances your cute date idea - you could even blindfold him if you know him well!

Another incredibly romantic anniversary surprise is to buy him a plain jacket, bag, slippers or hat, anything that is customisable - and then sew on or iron on those cute patches you can find on Etsy to totally customise the item - there are so many patches to choose from, from his favourite anime to favourite tv series or film. You could even add some pins on there as well! This would make the cutest anniversary surprise idea and the garment you make for him will be totally unique and special!

Saturday, 22 August 2020

How to surprise your husband

How to surprise your husband surprise gift ideas

What can I do to surprise my husband? 

Sometimes it can be hard to think of ways to surprise the man in your life or how to surprise your husband - it is often fun, small and quirky surprises like hiding homemade gifts and doodles in his bag, creating themed meals, or going all out with quirky wrapping paper that can inject a huge amount of fun in to your marriage as well as giving your husband the best surprise he'll never expect! How do you reveal a surprise gift? Read on to find new creative ways to reveal a surprise and more!

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1. A hilarious colouring book for adults 👈🏻 don't forget to include these offensive crayons!

PS there is even a cuter one here! 👈🏻 Personalise a colouring in page with you and your hubby, it's such a cute surprise - gift them some offensive crayons to go with it! It's sure to inject a whole lot of fun in to your marriage, the cutest and funniest surprise gift.

2. Leave a nerf gun or water pistol at the door with a note and hide in the house with your own - when he finds you, you can try to spray/shoot him first!

3. How can I surprise my husband without money? Tie ribbons around everything in his bag - this is a really cute gesture - a friendly prank idea that lets him know you're thinking of him.

4. Create some cute and funny doodles - then pop them in his bag for him to find, maybe even roll them up and secure them with a ribbon for added cuteness. You could create a whole bunch of them or surprise him with one every day to make his day that little bit sweeter.

5. Buy in those edible ink pens - and write a cute message on some edible paper, on his sandwiches - or one of those chocolate art pens to create cute messages in chocolate for him. You could pop them in his lunch, wrapped up in his bag or add a cute chocolate surprise message to his dessert!

6. Put together a themed lunch or meal for him - where everything pertains to a certain colour or theme, for example like Pokemon, Marvel, DC Comics or his favourite franchise. You can get really creative with this and match everything together to create a cohesive and fun and really cute theme! Your husband won't be expecting it at all, which makes it the perfect surprise, and you could even extend the theme to dessert too!


7. Make your favourite dessert from scratch - think of a special dessert or dish you both bond over and then try to make it from scratch, if it goes wrong it will create some hilarious memories for the both of you! He will appreciate the thought and love any cute touches you add - like rainbow sprinkles or paper hearts!

8. Alternatively, surprise him with a takeaway when he gets in! Your treat. 

9. Make cute, themed pancakes - maybe you have a franchise you are both invested in or have something quirky or geeky in common! Make use of the theme and create cute pancake designs for when he comes down in the morning - it will be hilarious if the designs go wrong! This is a great way to create some cute memories and surprise your husband at the same time.

10. Put together a themed meal for you both - along the same lines as the themed lunch surprise, you can get really creative with the theme, there is nothing like a themed surprise! It's reminding each other of the quirky things you have in common. 

11. The design a plate surprise - this is such a good trick! Arrange for your husband to go out and only come back at tea time, when you'll have a meal prepared for both of you. Then get your hands on some plain white plates and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time. Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing the meal and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Wait til your husband starts eating to reveal the cute surprise! You get to keep the memory and relive it every time you use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give.

12. Buy him a mystery gift from a 'secret admirer' - and watch his reaction as he tries to figure it out! You can pretend to know nothing about it. You could then send him another gift later that reveals the whole thing! 

13. Hijack his playlist - and add some cute and funny songs, or create a new separate playlist of songs that remind you of happy memories of you both together. It's such a cute idea!

14. Photoshop a funny picture together of you both - or one of him! You could even frame it somewhere like the living room and see if he notices, this will sure to have you both in stitches and it's such a cute memento, something to keep forever more. He might even respond by creating his own to surprise you!

15. Buy his favourite ice cream and leave it in the freezer - for him to discover, you could even pop a post it note on top with 'surprise!' written on it. Sure to get you 100k girlfriend points.

16. Invest in a quirky bed sheet - and wait until he climbs in to bed and notices! There are so many quirky designs out there, even Twister boards for an in-bed game of Twister!

17. Change his phone's autocorrect - in a cute way! Pick a phrase he might use often when you text one another - change it to resemble something cute! You can have so much fun with this.

When can surprises go wrong? 

If the surprise is too dramatic or costly, it can have the unintended effect on your recepient, for example, spending a lot on a surprise trip could backfire if you find out they had to work during that certain period. For this reason, it's often the smallest surprises that surprise your husband, partner or recepient the most and make them the happiest, as it is often the thought that counts.

How can I surprise my husband when he comes home from work?

 This can be a good time to surprise your husband or partner as they will be unsuspecting and won't be expecting a surprise as they get home - but often the smallest surprises work best for this scenario. Cater for the fact they may be tired when they get home and surprise them in a gentle way with their favourite ice cream, a themed meal or a takeaway!

How to surprise your husband with a trip? 

A great thing to do is to plan a less exciting event with your husband - or a trip for you where you've persuaded him to tag along - and reveal the mystery in the car - he'll have to guess where by the direction you are taking! A surprise trip reveal poem would be perfect for this too. Just be sure your partner has the time off around that time and cover all bases before you set off and surprise your loved one!

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Sunday, 16 August 2020

How to give a surprise

How to give clues to a surprise, how to give hints about a gift and surprise those around you, how to surprise your husband, how to surprise your wife, best friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, the options are endless and treating your loved one to a surprise will magnify the appeal of the gift. Here is how to surprise someone you love!

1. Wrap a gift in unlikely packaging - to cleverly hide what is inside, a great idea for this is a cereal box, packet of crisps - or any 'unexciting' everyday item. You could even 'gift' them a top they have already, wrap the actual gift inside the top and wait for them to realise!

2. Cleverly reveal a gift by hiding clues in romantic places, places that possess a special meaning to you and the recepient, or even hide clues in their desk, on their pillow, places you know they will find them and follow the clues to learn the surprise!

3. Reveal a gift in an unexpected location - leave your surprise gift in an every day location where the recepient might discover it. This is where pretty wrapping can come in, a prettily wrapped gift left in the recepient's drawer, on their pillow or even on the toilet (lid closed down!) will be sure to delight and surprise.

4. Use Picmonkey or photoshop to create a funny image - you could then frame it, or create a photo card, cushion or ornament to keep it always, it's always sure to make you laugh!

5. Frame your gift - speaking of frames, if you are gifting concert tickets, a gift card or something that is isn't too bulky, pop it in a frame and hang it somewhere your loved one will see it and wait for their reaction. The best kind of wall art! 

6. Use post it notes - to hint at what the gift might be/where it might be, or cleverly attach one to your loved ones' coat, so that when they take it off they will realise they are being surprised! If you know your loved one well you could even attach it to the back of their coat or jumper with 'tell me I have a surprise at home waiting for me'. Be sure you don't upset your loved one with this surprise prank, it's a great one to play on friends you know well or your sibling!

7. Write it on balloons - at their party, simply write a letter on each balloon so they have to figure out what it reads.

8. Write it as an anagram - that they have to puzzle out, this is a great way to reveal a surprise trip or surprise vacation, or a surprise pregnancy announcement idea! Just muddle up the letters and ask them to rearrange them to figure out the surprise. You could make it tricky so they don't find out straightaway and keep them guessing for the longest time.

9. Create a riddle they have to solve - this is sure to win you points for creativity! It's a wonderful way to present a surprise gift and create tension as to what the surprise is; you can weave in clues throughout the riddle just to tease them - and even a few red herrings!

10. Turn up when they don't expect you - be sure you know the person well, or they might think you are following or stalking them, which might give the wrong impression! A great way to do this is to turn up in a setting where they don't expect to see you, for example, showing up at their workplace to deliver them lunch! This is such a great cheap surprise idea, for when you want to surprise someone on a budget!

11. A mystery trip or treat - embark on a mystery trip where the recepient doesn't know where you are going! It can be as simple as taking them for a surprise milkshake. For extra points, learn your recepients favourite places and use that for inspiration when planning your surprise.

12. Get your gift professionally gift wrapped - it will look so exciting and luxurious, this is one of the best ways to surprise someone! The whole manner in which you present the gift will be something they never forget, make it look so special that your recepient is compelled to whip out their phone to take multiple photos!

13. Pretend you forgot - it's a classic but a goodie, lament at the fact you wanted to give them a gift but then cleverly producing one at the right moment, to surprise your recepient.

14. Give a gift of new foods to try - order foods from a different culture, or a collection of those you haven't tried before. It's such a cute and quirky gift idea as it means you can (hopefully!) share the foods together and have a nice time together.

15. Ask a stranger to give a gift - ask at a restaurant if they help out with surprise gifts or announcements, there are many that would be only too happy to take your request, to deliver a speech, a birthday cake or surprise your loved one for you.  

When can surprises go wrong? When not to surprise someone? It's so great to surprise someone you love but save the more dramatic surprises for those you love and know well, as you don't want to provoke an adverse reaction in someone you are trying to surprise. Be sure you do not spoil their clothes with paint or ink, in your creative pursuits! Also be aware if your recepient does not enjoy public attention, they might not enjoy a surprise in a public place like a restaurant. Sometimes the most romantic place to surprise someone is at home!

Beware of spending too much on your surprise - it is a risky strategy if your recepient doesn't appreciate the gift as much as you, or if it is, for example, impossible for them to get time off work to attend the trip. The smallest surprises count for a lot, the smallest can brighten someone's day and make them feel incredibly happy!

Also beware of hiding your gift somewhere it might not be safe, in danger of falling somewhere, being thrown away, or being stolen. Be sure to keep your gift safe, especially if it is something valuable, like concert tickets or jewellery. 

You can also give your pets and furry friends a surprise - don't let the smaller members of your family miss out on all the fun! Some how to surprise your pet ideas could be crafting a new toy for them to play with or taking them to a fun new location to have a run around, or offer them a treat! Even just changing around their aurroundings will provide them with lots of fun and entertainment, new places, nooks and crannies to explore.