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65 Cute & Romantic Things to Do For Your Boyfriend to Melt His Heart

We all need to show affection to our partners, including your boyfriend! So, why not learn some cute things to do for your boyfriend and make him feel great?

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When you love someone, it’s natural to want to shower them with love, affection, and sweet nothings. We always want to make them feel special, appreciated, and loved. For women, wooing them with flowers and dates may be cliché, but let’s admit it, it works. However, men’s idea of romance *if there is such a thing for them at all* can be a little different. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn some sweet and cute things to do for your boyfriend.

Before you give up on wooing your man, though, let’s not forget that their needs are actually tied with what pleases them most.

So we’ve figured out a way for you to do romantic things for your boyfriend with just the simple, everyday things you do—only this time, you’ll add elements of surprise *and sex* to make it even more special.

[Read: 40 secrets to make your boyfriend happy and feel really lucky to date you]

Why should you learn cute things to do for your boyfriend?

Of course, you want to do sweet things for your boyfriend. These are the little gestures that show you care. Whether you’ve been together a while or your relationship is new, these things are great ways to show your love.

Doing nice things for your boyfriend isn’t just an extra. These are the things he remembers. You aren’t just saying the words, but showing him your emotions through actions.

These are the things he tells his mom about. This is why he brags about you. You take the time to go just that little bit beyond, and it makes all the difference. [Read: How to know if you’re taking him for granted]

Romantic and cute things to do for your boyfriend

You may want to learn some romantic and cute things to say to your boyfriend and do for him, but where do you start? You love him, but how do you show it through actions rather than words? Well, here are some ideas that will get you started.

Your boyfriend is sure to love any and all of these sweet things and then some. Who knows? Maybe he’ll even return the favor.

1. Give him love coupons

Print out small cards with freebies written on them like “Free ten-minute massage,” “The remote control is mine,” or “No-chores day.” It may sound corny, but it’s a very sweet gesture that your man will love!

2. Surprise him with his favorite dish

That thing he is always asking you to make? Beat the best restaurant in town. Google the best recipes online, wear that apron, and start cooking like a bad-ass chef.

Make sure you don’t forget the presentation. Add some champagne and good music. Out of all the cute things to do for your boyfriend, this is one of the best.

3. Massage his head while you’re watching TV

This is one of those effortless gestures that says, “I love you.” Simply reach out to your guy’s head or hand and massage it while you’re watching TV together.

It’s so effortless, and it doesn’t cost a single cent. If he was a dog, he would roll over and shake his back legs for this.

4. Download his favorite shows

What shows is he into right now? Download or buy DVDs of them and put the collection in a cute box. You might also want to buy a pack of beer to complete the package. This is a nice thing to do for your boyfriend because it shows you listen to him and want to offer him a treat.

5. Leave Post-its everywhere

If you have to leave earlier than he does, put cute messages on Post-its and stick them to his fridge, bathroom mirror, or lamp.

The important thing is that you don’t nag or make too many requests or reminders. Be sweet with your messages, and he’ll be thrilled to see them! [Read: 25 not-so-obvious things you guy loves about you]

6. Read him a poem

One of the most romantic and cute things to do for your boyfriend is to read a little poetry.

Of course, it would be extra sweet if you wrote him a poem and read it to him, but if you’re not into writing, just pick a poem that you think expresses your love to him. Read it to him when you’re alone or even when you’re in public.

7. Make a personalized holiday card

Instead of buying expensive things, go to the bookstore and buy some art supplies. Craft a lovely card and make sure you make the design and your message as personal as possible. Doing something personal like this is one of the sweetest things you can do for your boyfriend.

8. Give him a jar full of reasons why you love him

Write all the reasons why you love your guy on small pieces of paper. Roll or fold the pieces of paper and put them in a jar. Make sure you spray it with a bit of perfume to make it extra special. [Read: 25 ways to make your guy feel appreciated and cared for]

9. Breakfast in bed always works

Few things can make a guy smile wider than being served a delicious breakfast while still in bed.

Rustle up his favorite things and serve them to him on a tray while he’s enjoying a lie-in. It’s one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend that he’ll adore.

10. Create a video of how you met

Sure, it’s a cheesy idea, but it’s something he’ll truly appreciate. Plus, it would totally be fun to make. You can create animation using clay or sketches, or you can let your friends act it out for you.

11. Let him hunt for his gift

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or his birthday, plan a treasure hunt for him to find his special gift. Give him clues that will lead him to his big surprise.

This is a nice thing to do for your boyfriend because it adds just a bit of something extra. [Read: 22 unintentional girly things you do that guys love]

12. Slip a sweet note in his book

If he’s currently reading a book, slip a note or a customized bookmark between the pages to make him smile. He’ll find it and have a pleasant surprise.

13. Hug him from behind

What’s so awesome about being hugged from the back is that it’s always a surprise. However, most guys don’t get this kind of hug. Make his heart melt every now and then by giving him surprise hugs from behind.

14. Call just to say you love him

If you find that you’re always calling him just to inform him where you are or to ask for favors, then surprise him by giving him a call just to say you love him. Why say it through a text when you can actually make a call? It’s a perfect way to brighten his day.

15. Make a playlist of your favorite songs

What songs are memorable for both of you? Maybe you danced to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” so you could include this and other songs like it on your playlist. This is such a sweet thing to do for your boyfriend. It is the modern way of making a mix tape. [Read: 20 most romantic songs for the one you love]

16. Surprise him at work with a good lunch

This is another of the cute things to do for your boyfriend. If your boyfriend has been working for the same company for at least a year, we’re sure he’s tired of the same cafeteria food.

Show up to his office with a delicious meal, or just ask him to meet you for lunch at a restaurant and let him eat his heart out.

17. Say “I love you” with a balloon

Print your message and his name on balloons. He’ll smile ear to ear like a five-year-old boy. [Read: 28 desirable ways to make your boyfriend want you more than ever]

18. Say “I love you” with a pair of sneakers

If your boyfriend is a shoe freak, then you could gift him with a pair of custom sneakers. Be as creative as you like with the artwork! You can draw stick figures of the two of you together. It will be a gift that he’ll surely show off.

19. Say “I love you” with a mug

Print your message on a mug. What is the perfect pair for his coffee? Your love, of course.

20. Dedicate a song for him at karaoke night

Whether you’re having karaoke with friends or it’s just the two of you, pick a song with a message you want to say to your boyfriend and dedicate it to him.

This is a nice thing for your boyfriend because it is spontaneous and if you have a good voice, it will be extra beautiful.

21. Wink or blow kisses his way when you’re in the same room but with different people

When you’re at a party, and you’re meters away from each other, catch his eye and give him a wink. It’s a reminder that although you’re talking to a lot of people, your eyes are still on him.

This is one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend that isn’t too over the top but is big on impact. [Read: 17 sweet ways to make a guy feel needed and wanted in the relationship]

22. Ask him to dance with you without music

Dance in the living room or in the kitchen or anywhere, even if there’s no music. It’s the absence of music that makes it even more romantic.

23. Give him not one, but ten quick kisses

If you usually give him one long kiss before you go, be playful and give him ten quick kisses instead. Maybe one on each cheek, one on the nose, and seven on the lips. He’ll feel like a million bucks.

24. Bring your pompoms to show support during his game

It could be a basketball game or a poker game. Whatever it is, it’s fun to cheer him on during games by bringing your pompoms.

If you have energy, you can even make a placard. Make sure you’re not too serious, though, or else it’ll seem creepy. This is such a nice thing to do for your boyfriend and will make him feel like a teenager again.

25. Let him win at a game you’re good at

If you’re good at chess, let him win once in a while. It might grate on you a little, but let it go just this once. That’s true love. [Read: 15 classy ways to make a guy go crazy over you]

26. Make a comic strip of you and him

Don’t worry if you’re not good at drawing. The result will be even more awesome if it’s not perfect.

27. Slip a letter in his luggage when he’s on a business trip

That way, he’ll feel your presence wherever he is. It will give him a warm feeling of home while he’s in an unfamiliar place. This is one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend will be a lovely surprise when he least expects it.

28. Lap dance

Make it fun by wearing boas and cute outfits. You can also buy a disco light ball for just $20 or less. It will be one of the highlights of his year, for sure! [Read: How to give a guy a sexy lap dance he won’t ever forget]

29. Tickle him when he thinks you’re mad at him

If he does something mildly offensive, pretend that you’re really hurt. When he asks for your forgiveness, tickle him until he runs out of breath. The relief that you’re not mad and the sensation from the tickles will make you two feel closer more than ever.

30. Send him a meme

Memes may be small potatoes, but they are fun and funny. Do something sweet for your boyfriend and send him a meme that follows one of his fandoms.

Even if you don’t get it, he will. And it is so nice that you were thinking of him and wanting to make him smile.

31. Tell him you’re thinking about him

Just sending him a simple text is enough to be a sweet thing to do for your boyfriend. Tell him you’re thinking of him and can’t wait to see him next. [Read: How to compliment a guy subtly and 23 tips to get him to crush on you]

32. Do something for his family

You are always asking him to have dinner with your family or come to your house. Do something for his family.

Invite them over for dinner, take them out for something fun like bowling, or try to get to know them better. This is a sweet thing to do for your boyfriend because it isn’t just for him but also for the other people he loves.

33. Surprise him with romance

Women aren’t the only ones who like a little romance. Set up some candles and rose petals, and have a nice dinner ready. Maybe even draw a bath so you can enjoy it together. Sure, it may seem girly, but if it gets you in the mood, he will be happy. [Read: 40 romantic texts for him that’ll leave him smiling all day]

34. Say “I love you”

The easiest and sweetest thing you can do for your boyfriend is just tell him you love him. Say it every day. Whether it is on the phone, in a text, or face to face, remember to say it makes all the difference. [Read: 15 qualities that men secretly crave in their woman]

35. Give him a handmade gift

This is one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend because it’s something you took the time to make.

Whether it’s his birthday, your anniversary, his promotion, or for no occasion at all, you can give him a small handmade gift to brighten up his day.

36. A happy ending massage

Giving him a rubdown after a long day at work can be passé, but it still does the job. Take it up a notch to sizzling by surprising him with aromatic candles as he steps into the bedroom, and fulfill his fantasies with a “happy ending” after a satisfying massage. [Read: How to give a good sensual massage and turn your lover on]

37. Shower him with kisses

Kissing is effortless and, what’s even better, it’s free. While, of course, you can kiss each other any time, add a little more pizzazz to it by kissing him when he least expects it.

Even better, kiss him and give him a little naughty wink, or squeeze his butt, run your hands through his hair, on his chest, or along his arms. There’s nothing like showing your affection to melt his heart.

38. Do a little dance

Maybe he likes the way you dance when the two of you are alone. But if you really want to wow him, secretly learn some exotic, sexy dance such as belly dancing to make his jaw drop.

39. Plan a special date

While he’s the one who’s always wracking his brain on where to take you for a date, this time, turn the tables around by taking him. Whether it’s to an out-of-town staycation or just a night in town, he’ll find it a pleasant surprise.

And since the last century is done and dusted, you can foot the bill, too. This is definitely one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend. [Read: 25 sweet ways to make your man feel appreciated and cared for]

40. Go on a road trip

Guys love adventure, and whether it’s out-of-the-country or just an out-of-town cabin, put him in touch with his innate thirst for the outdoors by planning an impromptu road trip.

Instead of heading to your usual staycation or holiday spot, drive off-route and discover a whole new *albeit more rugged* world together.

41. Learn a favorite hobby of his

He may be into mixed martial arts, football, or just Call of Duty. Whatever it is, he will definitely deem you the best girl ever if you put in the extra effort to learn about what his hobbies and interests are. It’s also a great way to deepen your bond.

42. Get him tickets

Whether it’s for his favorite band or a sports game, you can also melt his heart by tugging at those other things that are dear to him.

Surprise him with an envelope of tickets for the two of you, or better yet, buy him a jersey or other merch to boot. [Read: 15 little ways to make your guy feel really loved]

43. Get all dressed up

Another effective way of making your man fall madly in love with you over and over again is by getting dolled up. For you, of course, it’s easy and natural—primping and pampering are always a treat.

Once he sees you, all the effort will be worth it, so it’s a win-win. This is one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend that’s actually for you too!

44. Strip for him

If you’re like those couples who have fallen into the ho-hum pre-sex routine, spice it up a little *or a lot* by giving him a feast for the eyes.

Learn a few striptease moves and give him a show that will definitely make him bulge in appreciation *if you know what we mean*. [Read: Sexy strip tease 101 – How to strip and dance for your man like a pro]

45. Play hooky

If you can’t go to his work, why not ask him to play hooky on a lazy workday? Better yet, call off and spend the day doing nothing. It’s a fun break from your usual work routine, and may just be what you both need to de-stress from work.

46. Give him a boy’s night out

If your guy is always apprehensive about your allowing him to spend a boy’s night out, or if you’re the type who has to call him to get him home, then stop it. Well, even just for a while.

Cut him some slack and let him have some fun with the boys. Trust us, it’s absolutely worth it.

47. Blow his mind

Of course, one great way to make your guy feel appreciated and special is by pleasing him in bed. Learn a few extra tricks in the bedroom, or master some carnal skills, and he’ll definitely find you romantic. In fact, he may never let you go. [Read: What makes a girl good in bed – 23 sex bomb moves guys deeply desire]

48. Appreciate his effort

Every little thing counts. You don’t have to cheer for each and every accomplishment, but acknowledging them and showing how much you appreciate everything they do is good enough. [Read: 25 sweet ways to make your boyfriend feel appreciated and cared for]

49. Compliment him

The purpose of this is not to simulate affection, but rather to give you a clearer picture of how you should see your partner.

Focus on their good traits and understand why the bad traits exist. Once you do, you’ll know how to give them a compliment worthy of your love. It’ll definitely put a smile on his face!

50. Listen to him

This is pretty much essential in every relationship, romantic or not. You have to listen in order to understand the person that you’re with. And that’s not limited to conversations.

Listen to what they aren’t saying as well, through body language, facial expressions, and intentional silence. [Read: 25 sweet ways to keep a man hooked and happy in love]

51. Buy him something he needs

Special gifts are all well and good, but it’s okay to buy something practical, too. Your boyfriend will appreciate this much more than something decorative or consumable because it shows you care about the little things.

52. Take him out for a fancy dinner

It may seem generic, but guys rarely get the royal treatment because they’re usually expected to be the ones doling out the cash.

Make your man feel like a prince–but don’t spoil him too much, okay? It’s one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend he won’t expect.

53. Take him to test drive a sports car

There are places where you can let your man drive the car of his dreams, such as car dealerships and race tracks.

There are tracks that cater to the public for this very reason. Exciting activities like these can be really sweet, especially for your boyfriend.

54. Go shopping with him

It’s your turn to sit on an uncomfortable bench with three other people carrying shopping bags. Take your man out to shop at places he likes, like male clothing boutiques, outdoor merchandise stores, and hobby shops.

55. Swap roles with him

Being in a relationship means you have certain roles. If, for example, your guy usually drives, you can offer to do it for a week just to give him a break.

Take the reins during dates, so he’ll feel less obligated to plan everything. Do the little things that make him a good boyfriend, so you can show him how great a partner you are.

56. Host a guy’s night for him

Your man will appreciate the effort you took to prepare a relaxing night for him and his friends. Prepare their snacks and make sure they have everything they need, like games, a pay-per-view subscription to a sports game, or even just a large bottle of Jack. [Read: How to be a good girlfriend – 27 ways to make him love you way more!]

57. Agree to have a marathon of the stuff he wants to watch

You probably take turns watching shows and movies you each like, but for once, let him choose an array of movies and shows you can watch for a whole day at home.

58. Give him flowers

He won’t expect it, so the gesture will probably be even more special. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s okay to give flowers to a guy; nobody cares about that anymore. It’s one of the cute things to do for your boyfriend that’ll make him smile.

59. Wear a shirt with his face on it

Think of it as a funny joke, as opposed to a crazy whim. Your boyfriend will probably find it hilarious when he keeps seeing his blown-up face on your chest all day. Bonus points for wearing a shirt with a silly face. [Read: 14 surefire signs your guy thinks you’re smoking hot!]

60. Let him be the little spoon

Being the little spoon is a big deal. It makes you feel protected and encased in a big ball of warmth. Let your guy be the little spoon once in a while and we promise you–he’ll love it. [Read: How to cuddle up with a guy to make him feel cozy or turn him on!]

61. Get him a toy

A lot of guys are into gadgets these days. You can get a really cool gadget for an affordable price, too.

Get him a new toy, such as a mini drone, a robot, or even an action figure *if he’s into that*. Fun gifts like these are extra sweet, because guys usually have to buy them themselves.

62. Prepare his clothes for work

Small acts of love like these are what makes couples appreciate the presence of their partner in their life. Although it seems simple, it demonstrates your affection and attention to detail where he is concerned.

63. Bake something for a special occasion

Baking is an excellent way to demonstrate your love, because even if your creation is sub par, you made it with the best of intentions. Regardless of the taste *or appearance* your effort will be appreciated. [Read: The biggest sure signs the guy you’re dating is a real keeper]

64. Get him a membership to a place he’d really enjoy

Think sports clubs, premium memberships at a bar, VIP access to shopping sites – anything at all that he can use for a long time. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

65. Frame something that’s really special to him

Your partner probably has some memories that you aren’t a part of. Ask him what those memories are, or ask his friends and family, so you can surprise him. Find a souvenir from that moment and frame it, or put it on a plaque as a gift.

There you have it. Easy as pie, right? With the right attitude and enough preparation, you can make everyday occasions and activities a little more romantic for your man with these tips.

The bottom line when it comes to what guys appreciate in romantic gestures is this: it doesn’t really matter if it’s fancy or expensive or just off the yard sale. What matters is the effort that you put into what you give him and the simple but genuine way that you take care of him.

[Read: 25 little things you do that’ll make your boyfriend incredibly happy every day]

You see? It doesn’t take much to make your boyfriend happy. All you have to do is put small, bite-sized loving acts into your daily routine. With these sweet and cute things to do for your boyfriend, he will surely feel lucky to have you!

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