We all love a story of dating inspiration, of boyfriends and husbands who do little things to brighten our days and show us they care. Whether it’s finally remembering to take the dog out for a walk before we get up, or making us a thoughtful handmade gift, it’s nice to be reminded that Mr Right knows us and cares for us.
So, if you’re beginning to think men are useless (we’ve all been there sister!) or if you are looking for a relationship hints and tips guide to ‘discreetly’ leave lying around for your man to find, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of adorable and lovely things that boyfriends have done for their girlfriends for you to peruse.
Warning for high levels of cuteness that will leave you chirping ‘that is too much!’ Warm and fuzzy feels ahead…
1. High Heels
This guy happily strutted his stuff in his girlfriend’s high heels when her feet started hurting. That’s the kind of commitment to each other (and to fashion!) that we like to see! No fragile masculinity for this guy, he owned those heels in the name of girlfriend care.
This one is really sweet. This guy’s girlfriend was at the hospital getting chemo, so to cheer her up and pass the time, he braided her hair for her! I wonder if he can do fish tails and dutch braids too or whether he sticks to the old faithful French plait? Doubtless, if these two have any little girls, their beautiful braids will be the envy of the playground, and it’s all daddy’s handiwork!
3. Handy Man
Wow! That pantry looks amazing. This boyfriend worked hard to repair and tidy the kitchen pantry whilst his girlfriend was away and now it looks very swish! I’m a huge fan of a well-organised kitchen space, unfortunately they’re probably still together so I’ll be doing my own DIY…
4. Netflix and Chill
YES! You’ve got to love a good old pillow fort. This one is extra cozy with checkered blankets and fluffy pillows. This guy’s handiwork looks like a pro pillow fort makers’ craftsmanship. And certainly the perfect place for him and his girlfriend to curl up and watch a romantic movie.
5. Birthday Inspiration
This lucky lady received a meerkat experience day from her boyfriend for her birthday – she got to make some new furry friends, feeding and petting adorable meerkats! Now that sounds like the type of present any lady would love to receive… *hint hint*
6. Nail Bar
Oooh so many pretty colors! Yep, that’s right, this boyfriend showed his girlfriend he cared with a mini nail bar waiting for her when she got back from work. Ten points for commitment to your partner’s self-care right there! Plus, bonus points for organizing them all in a lovely color gradient, that’s so aesthetically pleasing.
7. Drunk On Love
This is super cute. See, real love even involves the not so nice moments, like when your partner is ill or has too much to drink and has to, well, chunder. Maybe he was being thoughtful, or maybe he just didn’t want to share a bed with any potential vomit, but this lady’s boyfriend made her a bed in the bathroom. He even included socks in case her feet got cold and a hair tie to avoid the inevitable vomit in hair scenario…
8. Home Is Where The Hearth Is
Aww! This couple wanted somewhere to hang their Christmas stockings, so the boyfriend decided to build a cardboard fire place for that extra special holiday vibe. It even has a colorful fire and old home-style details drawn on, clearly he has an illustrious future career in interior design. I think this could catch on!
9. Memory Jar
This is a bit sickly sweet. This guy filled a jar with post-it notes color-coded according to ‘moments and memories’ (yellow), ‘quotes and lyrics’ (green) and ‘reasons I love you’ (red). Each morning for a year, his girlfriend could pick one notes out of the jar to brighten her day. (This is the part where single people barf…)
10. Romantic Getaway
Ah sweet Paris! The home of the Eiffel Tower, L’Arc de Triomphe and lots and lots of newlyweds on their honeymoon! Paris is renowned as the ultimate romantic location and has seen more proposals, weekend breaks and honeymoons than anyone could count. This guy saved up for ages to take his girlfriend to Paris, mostly because the bakeries are so expensive!