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My Boyfriend's Birthday Is Next Week...

My Boyfriend's Birthday Is Next Week...

And I don't know what to get him as a birthday gift! :(

First of all, let me say I am notoriously bad at gift-giving. This includes gifts for family, boyfriends, best friends, friends, acquaintances, etc. I might know you well & have deep conversations with you, but when it comes to getting you a gift, my mind goes blank! I don't know why.

Another thing is my budget is rather limited. I went a little overboard on my makeup splurges this past week. So I need some great ideas on what to do and/or make for him! If you have any suggestions or advice, please let me know! I'm open to anything.

P.S. This is a guy who already has everything he wants, at least the material things like clothes, shoes, etc. He really wants a motorcycle & a new car, but as I stated above, I have a VERY limited budget, so uh.. that's out of the question. Haha.

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Steela-Castle Steela-Castle 3 years
It is very difficult to find a perfect gift for men, especially if you want to get a gift he''ll actually love and that would be useful to him. Plenty of sites available on the internet which I have found very useful in such scenario. Here is one of them that becomes beneficial to me
kayamber1011 kayamber1011 4 years
I had the same problem! What I did was I got a blanket with his favorite basketball team logo on it. Our first date was to the movies, so I bought him the movie we saw & made it like a "first date done again" He LOVED it!
Precious04 Precious04 8 years
I hope you found something for him
buffyrulez buffyrulez 8 years
*not "do" but "give him"
buffyrulez buffyrulez 8 years
do some gift made by your own. everybody loves it!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Haha Pumpkin Queen, that's a funny idea! I'm sure he'd love that too. :) I've decided to go with the gift basket idea. I'm gonna put together a little package with some of his fave mags, snacks, etc. I'm racking my brain of all the things he likes. I'm excited to put it together, it'll be fun! Thanks again to all of you. Your suggestions were great!
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 8 years
Maybe you should embrace your talent for being bad at gifts and go all out. Really ugly patterned socks wrapped in horrendous paper. Hell probably love you for it :P As you say he doesnt need material things so hell probably appreciate the mock effort. But i agree with several comments above.. a nice romantic dinner should so it. Or buy yourself some nice both benefit :)
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
I LOVE the gift basket idea, I don't know why I never thought of that! Thanks roth & to everyone else!
rothchild rothchild 8 years
how about a basket of everyday items he likes. you can choose things from categories like favorite foods, favorite beauty items, favorite drinks, favorite magazines, items he needs for his hobbies, a piece of clothing from his favorite store etc. for example, if i was giving my husband a basket, i would put in corona and yuengling beers, homemade cookies, bubble bath, white wine, a men's fitness magazine, a fishing magazine, socks, kettle corn, gift certificate to his favorite restaurant etc.
indielove indielove 8 years
nessabum is right. that's why making him dinner is a great idea. plus, it's something you can be proud of. :)
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Wow, so many great & sweet ideas! I will def think these over & see what I can do that I knowhe'll love. Thanks so much!
joanne joanne 8 years
Oh, that sweet mominator! Hey i am elle, why don´t you try it? **************************************************************************************** Anyone can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
mominator mominator 8 years
My husband is a hunter and so I order him flowers and they made them manly and for a hunter. They were roses and they put wild twigs and things coming out of them like you would find in the woods and they tied a camoflauge bow around it. I did this because men love to get flowers too. I also have order pizza and had it delivered to work enough for him and his co-workers with a card attached to the pizza's. You can get lucky with some of the drivers and they will sinf Happy Birthday to him. The last time I sent pizzas all of his workers loved it and said it was time for them to get together and one of his co-workers said he was going to tell his wife that he wanted a pizza party at work. You can also send a gift basket full of goodies that he likes with his favorite colognes and snacks and candy.
nessabum nessabum 8 years
I think that making him food is the best idea. Everyone knows that a way to a man's heart is through his stomach! It's so cliche, but when men are full with mouth-watering food, they turn into happy, bouncy babies.
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 8 years
this is what i ALWAYS do and everyone LOVES it. seriously... go to walmart and hit up the toy isle. go STRAIGHT to the dollar toys and get him water guns, cap guns, toy soldiers, dinosaurs, fake cop uniforms, sling shots, TOYS! seriously... he will like it... everyone likes to have fun.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Haha yah I'm already in the group. Womp womp wooomp!
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
Oooooh, womp! Hahahah. :-P
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
Well, you already know what I suggested... haha, BUUUUUT... here's a group that might help you out:
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Aw Marci, that is so sweet! Thanks for sharing! These are great ideas too. I'd love it if someone did that for me every year. ;-)
Marci Marci 8 years
My fiance and I don't spend a lot on birthdays, but love to celebrate them so I have a few ideas for you. The night before his birthday, I always get up in the middle of the night and decorate the living room with balloons, streamers, blowers and a big Happy Birthday banner, AND a birthday crown for him to wear. I also buy him about 8 or 10 cards, write inside each one a reason I'm happy he's in my live, and then also enclose a $1 scratch off in each one. Then I hide the cards around the house in places he'll find them - like next to his favorite cup in the cabinet, on his computer keyboard, in his jacket pocket, in the refrigerator next to the milk, next to his watch on the bedside table. I also cook one of his favorite meals and bake his favorite cake. I've done this for 6 years so far, and he never seems to tire of it.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Thanks ladies, these are some great tips! This will definitely help me decide what to do for him. :)
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
When on a budget, I am all about personal and inexpensive gifts. Here are some that I have used before. 1. Making him dinner (I agree with indielove!) Even if you can't cook, that actually makes it more meaningful that you attempted for him! 2. The scrapbook idea is great (courtesy of littlemissme) and also a lot of fun! I used a small "brag book" instead of a traditional scrapbook because you can use one photo per page and it's just easier. All you need is some construction paper, a few markers and some stickers. 3. Burn a CD with love songs you would dedicate to him! So easy, so cheap! 4. Give him a manicure, or pedicure, whatever you're comfortable with. You probably have most of the supplies. Soak first, then slather on cream and massage, clip and file! It'll make him feel like a king! 5. Buy a deck of cards, they sell them at the dollar store! Write "I love you because.. (insert a different reason on each card here)" My hubby still treasures the deck I gave him til this day! Hope that helps!
sgdish sgdish 8 years
Here are some idea joggers: favorite food? places he likes to go? hobbies? If he has everything he wants, then the most special gift will be something you spend time to create. For me, when money is tight, I do something I know they wouldn't do for themselves -- think hard!
littlemissme littlemissme 8 years
Make a scrapbook of pictures of the of you....or maybe that's too cheesy...? Take him out to dinner!
indielove indielove 8 years
Has he hinted around at anything he wants? Think back, maybe he's mentioned something. I don't really know what a great present would be especially since I do not know him but that's how I choose gifts, based on personality and that person's likes. Since you mentioned that he has all the material things he needs then, maybe you can make something. Can you cook? If you can then I think it would be well worth the effort to make him a special dinner. Give him something meaningful that comes straight from your heart and that you know he'll cherish. Maybe not a teddy bear or something super cheesy cause it's kind of a weird gift to give a guy. Have you checked Personalized gifts can be pretty cool. Hope I helped a little. I get the feeling that I haven't. LOL.
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