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Gift Ideas for a Boyfriend's 17th Birthday

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

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December 7, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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December 10, 20101 found this helpful
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Food! Snacks, pizza, dessert of the month (1 dessert every month), a giant cake all for him.

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January 19, 2014

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 jamielewish

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January 21, 20140 found this helpful
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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.

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July 30, 2018

My boyfriend is turning 17 in a couple of months and I know it's a while away, but I just want to get some ideas. By the time of his birthday we will have been dating for just over a year and he spoils me all the time so I want to give him a gift he'll love.

He likes motorbikes and cars and is a country boy with a farm.

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

Get him a belt buckle with an emblem of a motorbike on it. I saw some very nice on eBay any where from $10 up.

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

I like gifts of time! Maybe take him on an adventure and include fun stops along the way for a coffee or a cupcake or ice cream or a trip to a motorbike shop or his favorite restaurant or other place he loves like his favorite fishing spot or people watching place.

He'll have the memory forever, where a gee gaw or doodad may get lost or broken!

One of my favorite gifts from a high school sweetie was an adventure to a local mall...of course that was xx (very many) years ago when malls were the new thing and going to one was a big adventure! Still..point is all these years later, I still remember it, but have no memory of a single material thing he gave me.

Enjoy!!!

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

Get a subscription to a motorcycle magazine

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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

that's great re motorcycle and farm because these are easy to shop for

you can always get a good gift certificate to Tractor Supply Co or Lowes or Home Depot - that would always be welcome. Or if you know of farm type things he likes or needs, get that

motorcycle accessories are another fun way to go butyou have to make sure you know what he likes, or already has enough of, etc

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April 6, 2018

I need urgent help! My boyfriend and I have been going out for 11 months and I have no idea what to get him. He has his own car and does rowing.

He always spoils me, but I have no idea what to get him! Please please help me.

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

It really depends on your budget.

Does he like any car parts? Does he mention anything he wants? For me when I was that age, we had a movie date and nice dinner. I gifted him a picture frame with our picture & a wallet!

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

I had a boyfriend who loved his car so much, I bought him a car detailing kit. He LOVED it!

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April 6, 20180 found this helpful

Get tickets to an event he likes, and go together.

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April 7, 20180 found this helpful

Tickets to an event, gift card, t shirt of favorite band, take him out to dinner and a movie....

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April 23, 2020

My boyfriend is turning 17 in a few weeks. We've been dating for a couple months and I have no idea what to get him especially during this whole quarantine. He's not big into sports or video games, but he likes doing stuff outdoors like hammocking and he really enjoys running and things like that.

He might enjoy presents that don't really have anything to do with those things, but I have no idea what I'd get him. Any ideas would be great!

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April 23, 20201 found this helpful

Make him a coupon book of things you guys can do together, when they lift all the banning that's been mandated, He can choose from your created coupon book that you made. For example , lunch in the park, evening movie, homemade dessert, day trip, etc.

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June 30, 2019

My boyfriend is turning 17 in twelve days and I have no idea what to get him. He got me an amazing present for mine, but he's a nightmare to buy for. He has everything. He's into video games. What should I get him? I wanna get him something he'll remember also and I'm so stuck.


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June 30, 20190 found this helpful

What is your budget?

There is always a game coming out that he may be interested in? Another one I could think of is a gaming chair (but that is probably out of budget).

Does he have a second game controller? That way you could play to maybe? Any cool posters you could get for his bedroom?

Happy Early Birthday to your boyfriend!

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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

I would get him a video game and treat him to a nice dinner, either cooked by you or in a restaurant.

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May 5, 2014

I'm struggling with a big problem and I need help! That is, what to get for my boyfriend for his seventeenth birthday. He got me nail polish for my birthday and I use it always, but now it is his birthday coming up and I still don't know what to get him. He has had really bad birthdays and I really wanna make this one special for him, he likes anime, games, dub step, and all that kind of stuff so if you guys could help me I would be extremely thankful. :)

By Siobhan H.

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March 6, 20180 found this helpful

Take him out to an arcade for the ugh and pay for it and get some pizza

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January 4, 2014

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

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January 6, 20140 found this helpful

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).

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October 25, 2014

My boyfriend is turning 17 in 12 days and he likes to play football. What can I get him for his birthday? He's a really sporty guy with a great personality that's always by my side!

By Jay

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April 9, 2014

My boyfriend of 2 years is 17 on April 14. And I have no clue what to get him. He loves baseball and hunting and fishing! But it's harder to put together a gift than you think. He has everything and never tells me what he wants. I just need help.

By Samantha

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February 4, 2014

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.

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November 10, 2013

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.

By Mckenzie

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