Ah, first Valentine’s Days. You’ve recently been swept up in a bubble of love and now you’re feeling the pressure to get the perfect Valentines experience gifts for him that are thoughtful yet not too over the top. You’re still getting to know each other and a lot of the things you would normally consider giving your S.O. are better suited to couples that have been together far longer, so your ideas may run sparse.
This is when you need to get creative and think outside the box. While the gift doesn’t need to be extravagant, it does need to be thoughtful. Besides, everything about a new relationship is fun and exciting and it will be worth remembering this occasion if you make it long-term. Don’t go overboard in panic, but do take your time in getting it right! If you’re struggling with Valentine’s Day gift ideas, ClassBento has some perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your boyfriend which will make his heart melt.
1. A kintsugi class to mend your hearts
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form where broken ceramics are repaired with gold, silver or other precious metals. It’s a symbolic way to say that it doesn’t matter how broken something may seem, you can always mend it.
A kintsugi class is perfect if you’re looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for him because he can learn the art of repairing things together with you. Your new bond will grow deeper as you both take this beautiful opportunity to mend each other’s hearts and move on from past hurts. A few hours spent together learning how to repair each other’s souls is a much better gift than anything materialistic!
2. Throw clay together on the pottery wheel
Instead of spending Valentine’s night in, watching reruns of Ghost, why not channel your inner Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore on the pottery wheel together! The pottery wheel is a great way to spend quality time together – and you even get to take home your gorgeous ceramic creation.
Clay is the perfect medium for creative couples who like to venture out of their comfort zones. It has no bounds, which makes it a fun pastime for any relationship stage. If you’re in a new relationship that needs some getting-to-know-each-other time, this would be an excellent choice as it’s something you can both do together and come out with something beautiful at the end. If things are more comfortable between you two already, this would be a cool opportunity to see how creative your boyfriend can be with his hands.
3. A cooking class tailored to his taste buds
Your first Valentine’s Day can fall anywhere between a few days of dating one another to almost an entire year together, a cooking class is the perfect Valentines Day gift for him no matter what stage of the relationship you’re in. For the new couples, it’s a great ice breaker activity which will help you get to know each other better. There’s nothing worse than awkward dinner conversations while you’re surrounded by all things love on February 14. For the more comfortable couples who have made it through the first few months, it’s the perfect way to spice things up and try something new together.
If you’re searching for cooking classes in Sydney, you might want to try out a Japanese ramen making class or join an authentic South American BBQ experience. For lovers further north in Brisbane, you can’t go past an Italian pasta-making class, the perfect opportunity to create that iconic Lady and the Tramp scene, right? Or perhaps you’re on the west coast of Australia in Perth and are keen to try out some delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes! Wherever you are and whatever tickles his taste buds, ClassBento has you covered.
4. Photograph your home city together
When it comes to Valentine's experience gifts for him, you’ll want to get your boyfriend something tailored to his interests. And if your guy is a photography buff, amateur or just loves snapping pictures, a photography class is the perfect adventure for you both on Valentine’s Day.
Instead of the typical night on the couch, you’ll be able to explore your city together and commemorate the occasion. If you want to make it even more special, you can design a photo book with your favourite photos of your Valentine’s Day experience. This is the perfect gift for couples in new relationships because it helps you both get to know each other better and takes some of the pressure off of a solo date. It’s also a great way for couples who have been together longer to learn more about their S.O.’s interests as well as express the love they have for each other through photographs!
You can choose between smartphone and DSLR/mirrorless camera classes, so no matter what gear you have, our range of beginner’s photography classes have you covered.
5. Express your feelings through colour with paint pouring
If you’re looking for Valentine's experience gifts for him that aren’t too cheesy or romantic (but still have hearts involved) an acrylic paint pouring class may just be the answer for you! This class is perfect for couples in new relationships who don’t want to get too mushy with their first Valentine’s Day together. If you aren’t ready to say “I love you” yet, you can still let him know how much he means to you by making something so beautiful that it just can’t be missed!
6. Sip wine and paint your partner
Whether your Valentine’s date is the artistic type or not, it’s hard to go wrong with a paint and sip class. And if you’re totally unsure, these creative classes will help you uncover another piece of him on your first Valentine’s Day together!
You’ll be able to sip on your favourite beverages and groove to some funky tunes, helping you to loosen up and go crazy on canvas. In our paint your partner classes, you can create your very own interpretation of your guy and he can do the same for you! You’re guaranteed to be talking about your final masterpieces for the rest of the relationship.
7. Channel his inner barista with a coffee workshop
Valentines Day gifts for him don’t have to be super romantic, they just have to be unique! For the couple who likes to live on the caffeinated side, why not spend the day learning all about how to make the perfect brew? A unique experience like this will show him that you’re paying attention to his interests and as a bonus for you, you’ll be guaranteed great cuppas for the entire relationship!
It’s all about the small details and thoughtful gifts that make a lasting impression, so choosing this Valentines Day gift for him is sure to put a smile on his face.
8. Hand-make chocolates customised to your guy’s tastes
If your new boyfriend is a self-confessed sweets addict then chocolates are the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for him. But it turns out finding the perfect box of chocolates can be a tricky road to navigate. You don’t want to go overboard and you don’t want to pick something that you love more than he does (and end up devouring it all).
A chocolate making class takes care of all of these issues! You get to choose exactly what flavours your boyfriend will enjoy together and each take home a box of handmade chocolates that are sure to melt his heart. This is one of the best Valentines experience gifts for him because it will let him know that he means more than just any old regular chocolate bar.
If you’re a new couple or a more established couple, these Valentine's experience gifts for him are the perfect way to show how much you care and may even help take your relationship to the next level!