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Gift Ideas for a Boyfriend's 18th Birthday

May 30, 2012

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.

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By Leah N.

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June 1, 20120 found this helpful
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A neat idea for a birthday gift is to get a blank football jersey that has a yoke in the back. Get his last name printed across the back yoke (like football players' jerseys are). Then get the numbers 18 printed on front and back. You probably would have to go to a specialty shop to have this done but it makes a nice gift.

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June 3, 20120 found this helpful
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I have a grandson who just turned 17 and what he wanted most was a gift card for Subway or for the movies.

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June 6, 20120 found this helpful
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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!

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October 26, 2017

My boyfriend is turning 18 on November 12th. I have no idea what to give him. Please help.


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October 27, 20170 found this helpful
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I don't know what State you live in if you have scratch-off lottery tickets? Technically you need to be 18 to cash them in so maybe get like a picture frame like an 8x10 or bigger depending on the size of the tickets and frame 18 tickets. You can decorate the outside of the frame to personalize it. If you get $1.00 or $2.00 tickets it won't be that expensive and if he wins anything he can spend it on what he wants. If he doesn't the two of you will still have fun scratching them off and then you will have an empty frame, that's a good reason to fill it with pictures of the two of you.

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May 17, 2011

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

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful
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It isn't that great a gift but get him a gift certificate to his favorite hunting/fishing store.. Without knowing what he already has I can't recommend a particular fishing pole or anything like that. If you know what store he frequents for his supplies you can go in and ask them. They may remember him talking about something he would like to have. Or recommend something they know he doesn't have but may enjoy. This will be particularly true if it is a small shop (owner operated) or has been there a good amount of time with the same staff.

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May 18, 20110 found this helpful
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Can you crochet or knit? If not, is there someone who can teach you? A warm, handmade scarf or afghan made with camo colored yarn makes a nice "manly" gift for a sportsman of any age.

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May 18, 20110 found this helpful
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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...

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November 21, 2010

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 ???<3 from NY

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November 22, 20100 found this helpful
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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.
Good Luck.
Cheers,
Wendy

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November 22, 20100 found this helpful
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I gave the young adults at Christmas gift certificates to movie theater and certificates to fast food place or a restaurant you both like= instant date. Good for birthdays too.

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June 4, 20130 found this helpful
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Hey :-) My boyfriend and I had been together for around... eight months, and for his 17th I got him a silver guitar pick with a lyric to a song he said made him think about me before we started going out. That, and a jar of all the red sweeties out of jelly babies, haribo, jelly tots, fruit pastilles etc. cause those were his favourite ones. But he's eighteen in like, two weeks, and I'm not sure what to get him which will sorta top what I got him last year lol. But I hope this helps :)

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June 21, 2017

My boyfriend is turning 18 in ten days and I have no idea what to get him. He loves cars and his dirt bikes. Please help!


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June 22, 20170 found this helpful
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You could get him a gift card to a store that he goes to that sells car or dirt bike supplies.

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November 21, 2014

Ok, so my boyfriend is turning 18 December 11th, and I have no clue what to get him. He's into Magic the Gathering, Papa Roach music, and is on the wrestling team.

By ScarlettFoxtrot

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July 16, 2013

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

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July 18, 20130 found this helpful
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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.

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January 18, 2016

My boyfriend turns 18 in 2 weeks. He's into football and music (just a listener), absolutely doesn't like to read, he's dying to be a sailor, and he's not easy to be impressed. I got him a watch last year, he likes it, but it broke after a week :( I guess I need something solid, that can't break, but simple (or maybe something like DIY stuff) but I also wanna make it a heart-melting gift.

We've been together for 2 years and I love him so much I just wanna make his 18th special. So any idea?

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful
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How about tickets to a football game and his favorite dinner coined by you?

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September 18, 2014

My boyfriend's 18th birthday is coming up, I have no idea what I should get. He is in the Army, he loves to hunt, fish, he plays video games sometimes, he likes Penn state and the Steelers. He does so many things for other people and I just wanna get him something amazing. We have only been together for 4 months, but have gotten to know each other so well. I'm just stuck on what to get him. Any suggestions?

By Tiffany L

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November 20, 20140 found this helpful
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I have a boyfriend that sounds a lot like yours :) Slightly country but is diverse and gets along with all kinds of people. For his first birthday I got him a pocket knife with his initials carved into it. Surprisingly inexpensive! I got it from PersonalCreations.com I also made him a tie blanket. You could get one with a Penn State logo on it? hope these help!

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August 25, 2014

I really need your help. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 months. His 18th birthday is in two weeks and I don't know what to get him. He's really into music and he plays a guitar.

By Danielle

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November 20, 2013

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.

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October 6, 2013

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.

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September 15, 2013

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!

By Wally

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September 11, 2013

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.

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June 8, 20150 found this helpful
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What's your budget? If it's less than 600 you can get him an iwatch that will accompany his iPhone.

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June 25, 2013

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

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June 27, 20130 found this helpful
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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.

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May 19, 2013

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.

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May 21, 20130 found this helpful
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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!

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