From TicTacs to Army Men toys, the list goes on and on. What we choose to give the men in our lives says a lot about how much we understand them. In an Ask Reddit thread, Redditors were asked, “What gifts for men are equivalent to flowers for women?” Over 12,000 people answered and gave their opinions. Keep reading to see a few we thought were their best responses.

Homebaked Goods

“I don’t know if anyone has posted this yet, but homemade baked goods. I moved into a new apartment for an internship halfway across the country and my girlfriend overnighted me some scones she’d just baked. It was the best thing. It isn’t expensive, it shows you care, and they will always go appreciated.” – The_Classhole


“Got home from work one day last week, saw a package from Amazon on my door step. I figured I drunkenly ordered something or had pre-ordered something ages ago that shipped but didn’t get a notification.
Got inside, opened it up, girlfriend had surprised me with the Lego Architecture Eiffel Tower.
I love that girl. Gonna wife her someday.” – DrBrian


“Compliments. Men thrive off of compliments. They’ll never admit it though.” – IGotSkills

Dinner Date

“Honestly, a nice dinner date (either at home or out) and spending some quality time together is what I would really want.” – danrennt98

TV + Booze + Lego (again)

“Personally a good film, a good game or a nice bottle of something always goes down well.
Also Lego, can’t go wrong with Lego.” – OpticalData

And of course, FLOWERS!

“Screw gender roles. Get the man some flowers.
Source: my girlfriend bought me chocolates and flowers when my mom died. It showed she cared and was thinking about me just as much as any other gift.” – winkie5970