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You know who doesn’t get enough recognition? Boyfriends. There’s a Wives Day, a Girlfriends Day, a Mother’s Day, a Woman’s Day, but none of these represent the wonderful person who puts up with you day by day, your boyfriend. Alright, so we know they’re not a total piece of cake to live with, but who is? They’re still deserving of attention and recognition of all the things they do to make your life just a little bit better. Boyfriend’s Day is the perfect excuse to tell them how much you appreciate them.

Learn about Boyfriend’s Day

Boyfriend’s Day has been created so that we can make sure our other halves know how much they are appreciated and how much we love them. Traditionally, it is women who receive all of the acknowledgement and attention. We expect to be wowed on Valentine’s Day. We anticipate our other half paying for most of the dates. Yes, there are a lot of modern women who like to break this mold, but there is no denying that our boyfriends could do with a bit of extra TLC. Even if you’re someone who is always spoiling your other half, you now have another excuse to do so!

We’re sure there are a lot of different things that your boyfriend brings to your life. Does he put a smile on your face every day? Is he always there for you when you need someone? Does he do all of the DIY around the house? Does he deal with any spiders that pop up in the home? Today is the perfect day to let him know that you appreciate all of this.

History of Boyfriend’s Day

It’s not easy being a boyfriend, there’s just so much you have to keep in mind. Anniversary’s, Birthday’s, Parent’s Birthdays and Holidays, who likes who, who hates who, whether to leave the toilet seat up or down, seriously, it’s just about the most challenging thing ever. You often wind up being the primary source of support for your partner (or partners, Polyamory is a thing these days, and you souls are braver than most). So obviously Boyfriend’s Day needed to be a thing so that you can get shown the proper respect for everything you do.

Then of course there’s the conflicting expectations, you have to be solid and reliable, able to carry the weight and stress of the trials and tribulations your partner(s) face, but you also need to be soft, considerate, and in touch with your feelings. Then there’s that whole machismo thing! Really, exactly what is expected of us? Well, on Boyfriends Day all that’s expected is that you sit back, relax, and thoroughly enjoy the day without the weighty concerns you carry every other day of the year.

Well, except for killing spiders, because as everyone knows spider executions wait for no man, or Boyfriends Day.

National Boyfriend Day Timeline


The term “boyfriend” begins use 

Originally meaning a friend who is a boy, this word turns romantic in the early 1900s.[1]


Boyfriend jeans are made popular

After Levi’s starts making jeans for women in the 1930s, they develop in style and are made popular by famous women like Marilyn Monroe and Princess Alexandra.[2]


The Boyfriend film is released 

This British musical comedy film, set in the south of England in the 1920s, stars Twiggy and is an adaptation of a 1953 stage musical of the same name.[3]


Boyfriend song is released by Justin Bieber 

Every teenage girl’s heartthrob, Justin Bieber sings lyrics about how it would be, “If I was your boyfriend”, and it is previewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[4]


First National Boyfriend Day is recorded 

Though not necessarily ‘official’, National Boyfriend Day seems to first appear in cyberspace around this time.

How to celebrate Boyfriend’s Day

Celebrating Boyfriend’s Day is all about celebrating the boyfriend. Think carefully about those things that you do together, and especially those things that he does for him. Even better, if he hasn’t done anything for him in a while, make sure that he takes the day to go out and does what he loves and gets time away from the house. Most of all, just be sure to thank him for all the little things that he does for you every day, especially the ones that he may not think anything of. You’d be surprised how appreciated a little thank you can go, especially when utterly unexpected.

You could make your boyfriend feel special by purchasing him a small gift! Engraved gifts work well for a number of different reasons. The main reason is that you are able to provide someone special in your life with a gift that is personal and thoughtful yet useful at the same time. It is a great way of showing your boyfriend how much he means to you while keeping it classy. We are going to provide you with some great suggestions regarding engraved gifts to help you get started. So, let’s take a look…

  • An engraved compact mirror – An engraved compact mirror is the perfect gift for the stylish man. Men are becoming more style conscious nowadays, and a compact mirror will ensure they have a handy item that allows them to check that they look good throughout the day.
  • An engraved hip flask – This is a great gift for those who are a fan of whisky or any other hard spirit. One of the best things about engraved hip flasks is that there is plenty of space for your engraved message, and so there aren’t many limitations regarding what you can include.
  • An engraved pocket watch – Engraved pocket watches are ideal if you are looking for something different. They are perfect if the man you are buying for is a vintage fan.
  • An engraved pair of cufflinks – Last but not least, you simply cannot go wrong with an engraved pair of cufflinks. They are classy, smart, and sleek. You could even purchase a matching shirt to go with them.

So there you have it; some great engraved gifts for men. This simply scratches the surface of the options that are available. There are plenty of other excellent ideas for you to choose form, including money clips, lighters, and photo frames. You do not need to spend a lot on a gift for it to be special. You could even make a gift or make a card!

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