My boyfriend is turning 19 July 28th and I do not know what to get him. I have a $50-70 budget and I'm not sure what he would like. Any ideas?
What does he find interesting? How long have you been going out together? Does he have any goals he's mentioned that you could forward with your gift? Hobbies? What qualities in him do you want to encourage?
I have little money so I like what I spend to be effective, make something happen. So I always ask what does the person need that I see. If they are looking for a job or going to school, maybe clothes if their wardrobe is small or worn. If they like art, maybe art store gift certificate. If music, maybe their guitar needs new strings. What do they particularly enjoy that maybe they haven't felt okay spending money on.
Does he have any hobbies? Does he read or go to college? Does he have a car that needs stuff? Gift cards are always nice instead of getting clothing that may not be his taste. Really hard to know without knowing him. (07/26/2009)
When my son was a young man his girlfriend got a large picture frame and put in all different photos of them collage style. She gave it with a card and a letter saying what he meant to her. It was an inexpensive gift, but it made a huge impression on my son. (07/26/2009)
My son was very impressed one time with a meal that a girl took him out and paid for. He said he was so use to having to pay for everything it was nice to have a date and it not cost him. I was surprised to find out that no girl (and he has dated many) had never offered to treat him it was always coming out of his wallet. (07/28/2009)
Teen guys are hard to buy for. I suggest gift certificates, gift cards for -movie theatres, electronics stores, Amazon, iTunes, or get some tickets to a sporting event he would like. Take him and pay for dinner, parking, etc. You could even make it a "mystery date" and don't tell him where you are taking him, ending up at your or his house for a homemade (by you) b-day cake. (07/29/2009)
X-box games are a good place to start if he's in to that stuff. (08/07/2009)
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