I'm 13 and I don't know what to get my boyfriend for his birthday! Help.
Emma from Seattle, WA
I would try to ask his friends what he likes, maybe a video game, CD, or if you want to be romantic a mixed CD of favorite songs. (10/14/2007)
It really depends on how long you've been boyfriend and girlfriend and what your interest are. Do you talk about books, music, or some kind of sport? How about taking the plunge and spending a day doing one of his hobbies (golf, photo taking, etc)? Take advantage to get to know him more. (10/14/2007)
By Tracy In NH
I second the personalized CD idea, it's a classic. Also, depending on the weather where you live, maybe you could make a picnic for him. Pack sandwiches, a few deviled eggs, banana bread or snack cakes. A parent could drive you to a park, or if you live close enough you could walk. If there aren't any parks, there's always the yard under a tree with pretty turning leaves.
If you have no time, but a little extra money, gift cards are always a good idea. Best buy for music gifts cards, NewEgg.com if he's a geek, Borders if he's a book worm, Dick's sporting goods if he's a jock. You get the idea. (10/15/2007)
My son is 13, I think a good gift would be a gift certificate for a local movie rental place to rent a game or movie. Just have them put enough on there to rent maybe 2 games and put it in a bag with a bottle of his favorite Coke and maybe a snack. (10/16/2007)
What about a scrapbook? Fill it with pictures, old movie tickets, chocolate wrappers, etc. Or buy a plain t-shirt and decorate it with a Sharpie. You can make it so he can wear it every day, or write "birthday boy" on it with balloons, etc. and make him wear it on his birthday. He may be reluctant, but it would be fun, even if he doesn't admit it. I make my boyfriend "friendship" bracelets and he loves them. They're easy to make and aren't girlish or feminine at all if you use the right colors. Hope this helps. (06/23/2008)
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 years. He is now turning 17, I'm 16. For his birthday I made him his own board game. I used a poster board and all kinds of stuff. It's great to drag out and play. He loved it. (07/07/2008)
Get a cute leather wallet from some place like Fossil. Relatively priced, and really nice looking. Guys always need a new wallet. (08/24/2008)
On my boyfriend's 18th birthday I went down to his school (we live in 2 different cities, 40 miles apart), and I filled his truck up with his favorite colored balloons, that way when he opened the door they all came pouring out. Also, I hid 18 of his presents inside the truck for him to find, and tagged all of his windows. He loved it. (10/15/2008)
Get a stuffed animal (you can get one cheap from the Dollar store or spend money on a nicer one) and personalize it. Have it hold a love note or a gift card. If you have Velcro cut open a seam and stuff it with money, candy, or reasons why you love him and then Velcro the opening shut. If you can sew make it a cute personalized shirt ("I love you" or something to match a shirt your boyfriend wears or his favorite sports team) (10/25/2008)
Make a collage. Cut out pictures and words from a magazine and glue them on a piece of construction paper. You can make it romantic, or if you're in a new relationship you can make it more like a birthday card. (10/25/2008)
I made my boyfriend a scrap-box instead of scrapbook, because there are big objects he and I value that would not fit on a scrapbook. It's a cute idea. Also, you can make a map of all the places you and he have been together, and be really creative with it. (11/22/2008)
My boyfriend's birthday is in a few days. He loves music so I got him an I pod? Maybe that will help. (11/30/2008)
I would suggest just hanging out with him for the day letting him pick where you go and what you do. Then its a win, win situation because you get to spend all day with your boyfriend. (11/30/2008)
I'm 15 and I've just gotten my boyfriend a personalized bracelet sort of thing for his birthday. It's actually quite cute since it has a rectangular plate on it and his name is engraved on the front and mine on the back. (12/12/2008)
I've been dating my boyfriend for about 8 months now and I was so puzzled on what to get him. He's turning 17 soon and is a major rock and roll freak. I decided to buy a fleece blanket of his favorite band (Guns n Roses) and another solid color fleece and make him one of those tie blankets. It's pretty simple and he loved it. He sleeps with it in his bed every night. It's cheap and only costs a little. It's also personalized so it will mean more. (01/01/2009)
I was thinking of taking my boyfriend who is turning seventeen, for a day or two of snowboarding. He's never tried it before and I figured I'd teach him. It's a fun and new experience for him. As long as we're together I know he'll enjoy it.
Find something fun and exciting the both of you can do, if you don't have any materialistic gift ideas to give to him. An entire day spent with him is one he'll love, at least I know my boyfriend would. (01/02/2009)
So my boyfriend's birthday is coming up so I was looking on this site for help. Some really cute ideas. This is what I did for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day, but it would totally work for a birthday, too.
Our first date we went to a Japanese steakhouse place, so I first made (I tried but was no good at it) so then I bought fortune cookies. I then took all the old fortunes out and put in things we had done together in as the fortunes. He loved it and every time he eats one, he calls and tells me which one it was. I was so happy with how it turned out. Hope that helps. (02/23/2009)
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