By Jenny from Varna, Bularia
You could make him a tie dye shirt it does not cost much but you should buy a kit, not the powder die, cause in a kit all you do is add water to the bottle and it's something you can both do.
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.
Giving a gift should be from the heart, not about how much you have to spend. It is in the giving that the message is sent, and a thoughtful gift, such as something that you know he will like, is more important than going out and spending money on something pointless. Also, if this guy cares about you and isn't a materialistic schmuck, then he will very much appreciate your gift, knowing that you took the time to think of something that would mean something 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!
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 17 this January. I'm already spending $120 on his Christmas present. What can I get him for his birthday that is cheap/free? I want it to be special, but not expensive.
By Kelsey from Westminster, CA
My boyfriend is turning 18 in 2 more days, but I don't know what to get him for his birthday. I don't have a lot of money right now so I want to get him something that doesn't cost a lot. What should I get him?
By Monica from San Diego, CA
Does he have a favorite sports team? A car he's really proud of? Then a hardware store or car parts store might have a keychain with either his favorite team or the brand of his car. A T-shirt with a slogan he might like is a good bet. Something funny, or political, or whatever he's into.
Is there a book he'd be interested in? A CD of music he might like? Things like this are under $20.
Whatever you get, don't forget the romantic card. And it's also a nice touch to treat him to dinner, home cooked, if the local restaurants are out of your price range. A table that's set nicely, with candlelight, is always romantic. I hope some of these ideas help! (04/17/2010)
My boyfriend is turning 16 on January 3rd and I don't know what to get him. I'm 15 so it's not like I have a lot of money, but we've been dating for 8 months and I've known him for 10 years, so I want to get him something good. Will you help me?
By Emily from FL
There are free patterns on line. And most of them will tell you if they are easy, or for beginners, and so on. If you do not knit or crochet, find someone that is willing to teach you the basics. A scarf is made from basic stitches. Most people who knit or crochet will be glad to show you how. (08/17/2010)
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