My boyfriend is turning 18. I want to get him something special, but I'm not good at the gift giving thing. I'll end up buying him something I'd like. Help me.
Sara from GA
Tickets to an event he'd like are always a good bet. (10/30/2007)
Why not give him a gift certificate for two free movie passes. That way, you both can enjoy the gift.
Gas gift cards. (11/01/2007)
A stocking stuffed with his favorite candy, and if he's a gamer, get him an upcoming game he'll like or console accessories (wireless controller etc.). Decorate the stocking with his name. Include a picture of the two of you in a nice frame. Maybe a CD he'll like. A stocking is the way to go, you can pick and choose little things to go in it depending on what type of guy he is. (12/05/2007)
How about a scrapbook of pictures of you and your boy, and also movie stubs from movies you've been to together? (12/10/2007)
I bought my boyfriend a book from Barnes and Noble last Valentine's Day called "What I love about you". I filled out the whole book and then got a giftcard from 2 different places for $50 each. So maybe something personal along with a giftcard to somewhere he'd like. You can get one pretty much anywhere and in the price range of your budget. (02/05/2008)
He doesn't really need pictures of you and him together. That's not how guys psychologically work. They aren't relationship oriented when it comes to things, but goal oriented. So tickets to an event are a good idea. Things that you like about him are a good personal idea as it helps show him he's succeeding at something, but also remember the best way to support him isn't thinking "something he can do with me" think about it as "something he can do with the guys".
You supporting him by getting him and a buddy something to do shows even more love. If there is gaming involved, you could even go a step beyond and learn how to game yourself, and than throw a party like that for him. My boyfriend's gift was a home cooked dinner followed by rock climbing and some lazer tag passes for him and his friends. (02/22/2008)
For my boyfriends 18th, I got him some really good smelling cologne (very sexy, for him from Victoria's Secret) and a really nice watch. He loved it. (07/12/2008)
For my boyfriend's birthday, I'm making him a journal like thing, telling him how much he means to me, why I love him, and stuff like that. He'll love it. (08/04/2008)
Hey, so my boyfriend is turning 19 this year, but we've been together for a year and half. So when he turned 18 we hadn't really been dating that long so I put together a little "movie night kit". I went to a craft store and picked out a fleece fabric that fits his personality (he's a huge Sox fan so I chose a white Sox pattern, etc.). I made him one of those tie blankets. Then I picked up the first movie he and I ever saw together, and I bought movie snacks. It was really easy and not that expensive.
Other gifts I've given him were things like my favorite men's cologne (and he wears it all the time now), a scrapbook, glow in the dark boxers, and love coupons. They were really easy. He thought they were cute and I know he still has them, but he never uses them. I made him a CD of love songs that we both like.
Also remember the best way to support him isn't thinking "something he can do with me" think about it as "something he can do with the guys".
I think that since this should be a personal gift from you, that it should be at least something that makes him think of you, if not something that you two can do together. Instead of excluding yourself from the plans maybe include them somewhere in the night if you feel like it is necessary for them to be there. Personally I feel that it is important bonding time for the two of you and you are allowed to have nights with just the two of you and you don't need to consider the friends, just like how he gets guys nights.
Does he do any gaming on the computer? His gaming would be a really personal touch to bring into the gift idea. Something other than a game that might be cute would be to go to like a place where you develop pictures and you can normally have them print pictures on other thinks. Maybe you could do a mouse pad or something. You can even do this at Jewel Osco. But be careful you might need to have it shipped and stuff, but its something to look into.
This year for his 19th birthday I think I'm taking him either downtown Chicago for a day or to a comedy show. But those are some ideas.
My boyfriend is happy with what ever I really get him. One thing you should know if you love each other, he'll love you for getting him a gift or no. My birthday is next month. Honestly I don't want anything because it seems like everyone is going through money problems. Anyways what does he really need?
You could get him something he'd wear, like a pair of shoes or a polo or watch, and put that up with his favorite food or dessert. He'll love anything. You could make him dinner with just the two of you with candlelight. Corny, but he knows you love him. He will appreciate that you went out of your way just to think of him. (10/07/2008)
I had no idea what to get him. But yesterday he joined the marines so I got him a knife and some really good cologne. Then I went to Party City and got camouflage wrapping paper, a plastic dog tag, and army hat. I added a helium camouflage balloon that said Happy Birthday. So when I came up to him, I had the dog take the hat and his presents, with a balloon it was fun, and he liked it. (10/30/2008)
My boyfriend is turning 18 in 3 weeks and here's what I got him:
tickets to a Vikings game with me and then 18 odd things like 18 chocolate Hugs and Kisses, 18 suckers because I'm a sucker for his corniness, 18 balloons in his school's colors, and so on.
The little things are what make him smile and remember. I try to make it corny as possible, but also throw in a cool gift (the tickets) so its not way boring. Hope that helped. (11/19/2008)
My boyfriend is turning 18 in 1 month and I am getting him a Ferrari jacket, a cologne, and the Ed Hardy jacket, as well as, 2 shirts, and a cap. I love him so much. (12/15/2008)
Here's some ideas:
When my boyfriend and I were together for one year. I took 13 pictures of us and I went to Kinkos and made him a calendar. Starting on our one year anniversary and ending on out 2 year. He flips it every month. So cute, 1 picture for each month and one for the cover.
I also recommend going to Walmart and buying letter stickers and on the cover you can put the months the calendar runs to ie., June 2009 to May 2010 and maybe happy birthday. If you have any tickets from stuff you have done you can put those in the calendar, too. Like if you went to go see a show in November then on the month on November in the calendar. Tape the ticket there, good luck. It was like 25 $ tops. (11/24/2009)
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