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My boyfriend and I have been going out for 16 months now and his 18th birthday is in 17 days. I have no idea what to get him. He's a football player and really into sports. He could care less about clothes and doesn't wear watches or hats. I've already gotten him a sweatshirt and sneakers in the past so I'm stuck!
By Lelia Jo Cordell10/12/2011
I'm with Engthrjean. I'd get him a Sports Illustrated subscription. Most tickets to sporting events cost the earth! If he likes reading about his fave team or player, maybe a biography, autobiography or memoir?
My fiance and I have been together for 6 months now. What should I get him for his 18th bday on December 15. I have no idea and he is into anime and I'm not, so I have no idea where to start.
By his girl
My boyfriend is turning 17 in five days. I have no idea what to get him for his birthday! Any suggestions?
By BaseballFan23 from Buckeye, AZ
Food! Snacks, pizza, dessert of the month (1 dessert every month), a giant cake all for him.
Um. Get him something from one of his favorite stores. Also think about what he is into. If it's sports get him something for one of his favorite teams. If he's into anything else then get him something related to that. If you want to get him something personalized make him a silly scrapbook of your pictures, or if he wouldn't like that you should get him a dog tag with your names on it. Whatever it is if it's from you he'll love it. So be creative, and think about him. I hope I helped.
It's my boyfriend's birthday in 5 days. We have been dating for 10 months now, and I have no idea what to get him. I was thinking of a cologne, or a Snaget him snapback, or a necklace like them manly ones. I'm so stuck and have no idea. Someone please suggest something. He is turning 17 and I wanna get him something he can keep in memory, like something cute. Please help me, I'm in need.
How about a framed photograph of the two of you?
Marg from England.
My boyfriend is turning 18 on September 14. He is a total redneck. I have no idea what to get him. My budget is kind of low. Please help!
By Kelli from Saginaw, MI
How about a hat that holds a can on either side with a straw that goes into his mouth. I think you get them at at a gag gift store like spencers along with a gas station gift card.
I'm 15 and I've been going out with my boyfriend now for 7 months and in 2 months time my boyfriend is having his 18th birthday. I have no idea what to get him. He is a lovely amazing lad and I love him loads. Please help.
By Catrin W
If you can afford it, a nice portrait of you would be loved. However, be careful. He is not an adult till his birthday, then things between you might be a bit "dicey" with your relationship. Good luck.
What should I get my boyfriend for his 18th birthday?
Have someone you know take a lovely photo of you and either make or buy a nice frame. There is nothing more personal and appreciated. I hope you both have a wonderful "Coming of Age" party.
My boyfriend is turning 27 in May and I want to get him something that would be useful to him. He loves cars and airplanes and is going to be going to school for mechanics in the fall.
By Jessi from NY
By Grandma J03/02/2010
Cut the frilly things out. The school should be able to get you a list of what will be required, and the name of a vendor you could use. (Sears has a lifetime warranty, SNAP-ON supposed to have best quality, but no lifetime warrenty). 1 son did a 4 year auto tech/body college, 1 a 2 year auto body program. Tool boxes don't have to be the most expensive as most students buy different ones after they graduate. They have to lock. My boys did Sears tools, and if they break 15 years down the road, they are warranties. You can expect to pay about $700 and up for tools/box. Don't feed into the $2000 set up. Cute colored chests covered in grease still holds the same as the $400 chest, same work (hey, holds the tools--what more do you need!)
So check that school list and find something you can afford or get a gift card from the vendor.
Vendors come to the school and sell products to the students (and parents who pay for them) and say they give great package prices. Take time to add them up, don't buy more than required on your list at first.
My kids got scholarships independent of the college which then they could use on tools, boots, safety glasses, etc. All required.
Mom who has been there twice. Eldest took 2 smashed Saturn, made 1 brand new road ready car.
My boyfriend's birthday is on May 30th, long time away, I know. But I'm already trying to figure out what to get him. We've been dating for 15 months now, and I want to give him something not too expensive, but something that he will like. Any suggestions?
By Elisabeth R.
By Saber Alexander05/26/2012
You can also try gift certificates to itunes or the like - or farmville if he plays that, or similar online games.
My boyfriend's 18th birthday is July 1st. I don't have a clue what to get him that is affordable. My budget is very limited; I am 14. I want to get him something nice. He is a very quiet guy if that helps! Please answer.
By Leah N.
By Carol Swanson06/06/2012
Your 18 year old boyfriend is an adult. He is too old for you!
Whatever you decide to get him for his birthday should be something homemade or thoughtful. These are always the best gifts. Don't spend money on him. Its his job to spend money on you!
By Lorraine Thibodeau D.06/03/2012
I have a grandson who just turned 17 and what he wanted most was a gift card for Subway or for the movies.
What can I gift to my close one on his birthday?
By Moulina from kol
By jean leiner04/08/2011
Try giving him an experience to become a shared memory. Take him to a performance, a concert, a museum, an auto race. (Any place that he would be interested in going) If you can, take a lot of photos, and make a memory album to share.
My boyfriend and I have been going out for 7 months now and his birthday is January 25th. I don't know what to get him, he likes rock, hard rock, wrestling, and art, but he isn't really into sports. He keeps telling me he has what he wants and that's me. Please help me:)
By Cheyenne G
Get him a CD of music played at wrestling matches... if such a thing exists. You said he likes hard rock, is he familiar with Van Canto? That is a popular European somewhat hard rock band. Get him one of their CDs.
My boyfriend is turning 18 on February 25th. We have been going out for 3 months so far, it will be 4 soon. He's into emo, screamo, goth, paintball guns, and knives, but also has a soft side. I am not sure what to get him for his bday? He has asked me to marry him and we're very serious, but I can't think of anything to get him. Any ideas?
By ? from NY
Have you considered either buying him a gift certificate from his favourite store, so that he can choose what he'd really like & maybe add it towards any other gifts of cash that he may receive. Otherwise, go into the store & ask for suggestions, but make sure that he can change what you buy him, if he already owns what you've brought, or needs something else more. A really nice photo of yourself would also be much appreciated, for a frame on his desk, or wall & a small one for his wallet that he can 'show off' to his mates. :-) Men are romantic! lol.
I've been on and off with my boyfriend since last June. We're pretty serious and have plans for the future already. He turns 18 on October 17th. What do I get him? He's a country boy, he likes fishing, hunting, and things like that. He didn't let me get him a gift last year but I want to surprise him this year. Any ideas?
By Becca from Virginia Beach, VA
My Dad's a hunter & fisherman, got him an LLBean leatherman a few years ago, he keeps it on him all the time. Its several tools in one. Get one in the mid price range $30.
Or get a journal to keep track of what he catches...
I need gift ideas for my boyfriend, his birthday is coming up and we've been dating for about 1 year. Help!
My boyfriend is turning 18 in a couple of days and I haven't gotten him anything. The fact is I don't have the means to get him something nice. I do however, own something I think could be a gift. It's a solid glass which has a motorcycle made out of air in it. He likes cars and bikes so is this a good gift? I'm not so sure of this gift because a couple of our friends have seen it in my home before. Oops. Please help.
By Jenny from Varna, Bularia
By Louise B.02/01/2011
I think that if he is into cycles, this would be a good gift. I agree with the others, the fact that it was yours makes it sentimental, you are parting with something that you liked, to give it to him.
Kate Middleton doesn't mind that Prince William gave her his mom's ring, and the whole world knows that it's not new. That makes it sentimental. If you think he'll like it, go for it! If he's the right kind of guy, he won't mind even if he knows it was already yours.
Jenny! If I were an 18 year old guy, I would love that as a gift and just the idea that you would like him to have something of yours, is so-o-o sweet. And who cares that some of your friends saw it.The only thing that matters is that you would like him to have it. So I vote, tie a ribbon on it and give it to him. I bet in 20 years, he'll still have it!
I have been going out with my partner for almost 10 months (it will be our 10 month anniversary 11 days after his 20th). We got engaged in February 2013, I am in no financial position to go and spend a lot of money. We haven't celebrated birthdays while we have been together. We have only celebrated 1 Christmas while we have been together, so I haven't really had a good idea on what to get him. He loves playing Playstation yet doesn't want any Playstation games, he doesn't wear jewellery, likes listening to music, he drinks and smokes, but is trying to give up smoking. When I ask what he would like he doesn't really give me any sort of idea. I'm stuck. Help!
By Mikaela P
I need to buy gifts for a nephew who is going to the 5th grade in the fall. I would like to buy something that is educational. No video games nor books which I always give him. He loves sports! Thanks for your help! What is an interesting birthday gift for a 5th grade boy?
I been with my handsome, black boyfriend for almost 4 years. He's turning 35. He is a basketball coach. I what to give him something special. Any clue?
By Gisy from El Centro, CA
By Casey Eckert11/11/2013
How about an album with photos from the last 4 years; either photos of the 2 of you, or photos from the various teams/athletes he's coached along with "leadership" or "coaching" sayings to support all he's done for his teams.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 4years and in a few months he's turning 18. I want to give him 18 awesome presents. There are no issues with my budget. We both are of same age and on my birthday he gifted me a brand new Apple iPhone. So I also want something huge and amazing for him. He's quite different and likes new new things. His taste is very different from mine and I really don't know what to do because I'm scared whether he'll like my presents or not? Please help.
By from Delhi, India
My boyfriend is turning 18 in a couple days, but I don't know what to get him. He's black and loves football and basketball!
We have been dating for 11 months and he likes games, sports, and hanging out with me a lot, but I have no clue what get him for his birthday. Please help me.
By Sabrina D. from Lacey, WA
Well whenever I have trouble thinking about what to get my boyfriend I ask my self two things: "is there some activity that we can do together?" ( like going to a sports game),and second is "has he been talking about some interests recently?" ( for example, my boyfriend likes Dungeons and Dragons and was complaining how his books for it are the older additions, so I got him a couple of the newer additions). Personally I think taking him out to an activity is the best gift, because its the gift of a good experience!
My boyfriend is really into acting and directing. He loves all this film making stuff. For his birthday, I'm sunk. I plan on surprising him this Friday and show up in his town! But for presents idk what to do.
By Bri N.
I need to find something to buy my boyfriend. It's our first year spending birthdays together and I can't think of something great. Please help. He loves cars, burnouts, and games, It's in a week.
I plan to buy a gift for my lover's 22nd birthday and I also plan to present 22 gifts to him. Any ideas for the 22 gifts?
By annelle snyder11/17/2013
I did this for my son's 30th birthday... among the gifts: 30 quarters, $30 gift card, 30 first class stamps, a handmade gift certificate for 30 minutes of cleaning, and 30 mini-Kit-Kat bars (his favorite). I'm sure you'll come up with many others... think about his favorite things and activities - whether leisure or work related - serious or funny. I wrapped each item individually, then put them all in a box and wrapped that too. It was a big hit!
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 years now. This will be our 4th birthday and Christmas together. He literally has everything he's ever asked for and I'm really stuck on what to get him. He fourwheels, has a Jeep, likes hunting, fishing, and country. The only problem is in these last 3 years I've slowly run out of things to get him. It's his 18th birthday so I want to get him something nice, but he is really picky. I need help!
By Taylor F.
My boyfriend is Muslim so he doesn't celebrate Christmas; however, his birthday is on December 26. We have been dating for 2 years and he always gets me presents, just because. He is a soccer player and he's in college. I don't know what to get him! I want something cute, but at the same time something he could use every day. Please help.
My boyfriend, of a year and a half, will celebrate his birthday on December 28, right after Christmas! I've been having enough trouble trying to figure out a Christmas gift (which I still haven't figured out), and I need ideas or gift ideas to do for his birthday.
My boyfriend is someone who has everything. He has over 20 hats and shoes, too many clothes to count, and he has every game system (even PS4). As for jewelry he likes gold chains that cost more than $3000, which is just a little too much. My budget is about 1100, for the whole birthday, but that's not a fixed price. He doesn't care for clubbing or dinners, but more exciting things. I have already bought us Leaf's tickets for a week before his birthday. If anyone has some suggestions, let me know. I would greatly appreciate it!
By Jaime K.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 3 months. I am 16 and he will turn 18 on Christmas and I already know what I'm going to get him for Christmas, but not for his birthday. He says "whatever you get me I will be happy with." Well what if I get him something he already has? or don't want/like? We are totally different. I am a country girl and he ain't. So that's kinda what's got me stuck about what to get him. I wanna get it during Black Friday. So please help me.
You should give him a new pair of sneakers or give him a gift card.
PS I'm sorry if my answer did not help you out.
My boyfriend turns 18 in 10 days. He really likes tools and loves to work on things. Should I get him a tool box or what?
By Angel22 from Wichita, KS
I need to surprise my boyfriend with something from the heart, but I don't know what to do or get him. He has never had a birthday party, so I'm already planning one of those, but presents wise, I don't know what to do. Help!
By Anastasia M.
By Louise B.12/06/2013
Do you have a lot of photos of the both of you? If so, a photo book or scrapbook with photos might be nice. It would show that you had been thinking of him, and put in some effort. I always liked to buy my boyfriends something to wear, like a sweater or a shirt, as often men have no taste at all, and could use a little zip in their wardrobe. Also, they will think of you when they wear the item, and when you notice that they wore it, and make a fuss, they will feel special, as will you, of course!
I have been with my boyfriend for just over 2 years now and it's his 17th birthday next month. He's really into Italian designers and sports cars, has a moped and is about to get his first car.
I got him a sportscar experience last year where you could go in a Ferrari on a racecourse and he never used it so experience days are a big no. He hates funny or humorous gifts.
By M.B from southwest England
By Louise B.01/06/2014
Well, I think if he didn't bother to use the experience you got him, which I think was a wonderfully imaginative gift, I wouldn't bother giving him something all that memorable. Buy him a sweater. If he doesn't like that and doesn't wear it, it can at least be donated to a charity where it will be given to someone who will appreciate it. And don't make it some horribly expensive gift. Not necessary. Or, give him a book that you think he might like (be sure it is one you would like to read!)
I'm sorry if I sound somewhat unimaginative, but I am so flabbergasted that he wouldn't bother to use last year's gift, that I don't think that you should waste too much time on the process (He should be glad you don't get him socks).
It's not his birthday yet, but I don't know what to get him. He doesn't like bracelets or chains. He's interested in dogs, but his mam will kill me if I get him a dog. He has like 5 of his own. We've been together a year and I don't know what to get him. Please help.
By Carolyn C. Cooke01/10/2014
With five dogs, how about a PetSmart (or such) gift card, done up in a fancy small box with ribbon and a cute/funny card?
My boyfriend and I have been going out for 4 months and his birthday is coming up. He will be turning 17. I have absolutely no idea what to get him. He's a drummer and doesn't have a favorite band and doesn't like sports. And he told me not to get him anything, but I am.
By Jamie H.
A gift certificate to music store with good percussion department. If you choose to buy him sticks, be sure to get the right wood and size.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for about 4 months now, and he's turning 16 soon. He really loves soccer. I have no idea what to get him, I'm looking for something creative and not too expensive. We also have a lot of pictures together but I don't know what I would do. Please help.
My boyfriend turns 17 on Valentine's Day and I have no clue what too get him. He's not really into sports, but he does love music and loves iPods, etc. I want too get him something unique.
By Jennifer L.
My boyfriend and I have been dating on and off for 2 1/2 years. We are both turning 16 this month and also our one year anniversary is this month. Our families are close. I have gotten him lots of gifts before, but I am stumped. What should I get him? or do with him. He is a varsity football player if that's any help.
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Is he getting a car? You could get him a stereo or something else for it if he is getting one. Do you have an amusement park nearby or are there any concerts or sporting events coming to your area? That would be something fun the both of you could do together. Or if you're short on money you could always make him dinner or a picnic. Good luck and Happy Birthday to you both!
How about a gift card from where ever he hangs out after school or practice? Our boys go to Mickey D's or Sonic.
I have a boyfriend and I love him so much. He means everything to me; he is my everything. We have been in a relationship for the last 5 months. On December 29th, he is going to celebrate his birthday. I am totally blank on what to gift him on his bday. I want it to be something that is memorable and shows how crazy I am for him.
By Kitty from mumbai
Since it's his 16th, how about a key chain. Sounds weird, but they make some nice one's and you can find one that matches your relationship. Or maybe an electronic photo frame with pics of the 2 of you.
Other than that you may think about what is important to him - sports, gaming, etc and get him something relating to that. Let him know you care about what he cares about.
It is nearly my boyfriend's birthday. I want to give him a special present, but I don't know what I should give him on that day. He is a lecturer.
By Kimly from Cambodia
Well depending on how old he is, being a lecturer I will assume he is at least in his 20's if not older, why not get him a recorder so he can record his lectures? It is a bit pricey but it is very high end, take a look at the H2 Handy Recorder by ZOOM. It allows for mono and stereo recording. It can be hooked up to a system as a standalone microphone as well. It has a USB interface to trasfer recordings from the H2 directly to your PC for editing or recording to CD. It isn't real expensive but it may be more than you were thinking about paying for a gift. But that is for you to decide.
The cheapest place I found to order one was here https://secure.bhphotovideo.com/c/s ... t=zoh2&N=0&InitialSearch=yes (that is a search result page for zoh2(model number))
I just bought one a little over a month ago. A recorder would allow him to record any lecture and provide it to people who couldn't attend. It would also allow him to listen to his own lecture and take notes about things that could use improvement/clarity.
My boyfriend and I have been together over 9 months. He is turning 18 in a few days and I still am not sure what to do or get for him. I want to make a scrapbook or collage of all our memories, but still can't decide. He plays tennis and enjoys playing golf. I've already done the gift card idea for Christmas and don't want to do that again. I want to show that I've really tried on his gift. Any suggestions?
By Lexy N.
By Dena Roberts05/21/2013
A scrap book or collage is not something he will hang on to if you break up. I would suggest taking him to a driving range and buying him a bucket of balls to go with the new driver you get him for his birthday gift. He will keep the driver forever!