Choosing a birthday gift for your boyfriend can be difficult, especially if you haven’t been dating long. But there are some ways to choose a gift for his birthday, even if you currently have no idea what might be appreciated or what he might really like to receive.
The first step in choosing a birthday gift for your boyfriend is to eliminate what you shouldn’t buy, and this will help narrow down your choices and make shopping easier.
Start by thinking about presents you’ve received in the past that you didn’t like. More often than not, unwanted gifts are things like clothing, jewelry, and and other items that aren’t to your personal taste, that you feel obligated to wear or display.
These types of gifts aren’t usually appreciated by anyone, but the reciever feels an obligation to wear the ugly sweater, or put up the ugly picture or clock on their wall in order not to offend the person who gave the gift, especially if it’s from someone they care about.
In other words, avoid anything your boyfriend might possibly feel obligated to show off , display or wear. This includes things like cologne as well.
This, unfortunately, leaves a lot ofwhole categories of gift ideas out of the picture. So what do you do? The best thing you can do is to be a good observer. If you’re walking through the mall, and he shows interest in something, make a mental note of it. Listen to what he says he wants. Simply observing reactions to commercials, or comments declaring”I wish I had a so-and-so” are easy ways to determine what a person desires.
Another good way to come up with a good birthday gift for your boyfriend is to look at what he already has, but could possibly use a newer or better version. If you are part of the younger crowd, perhaps you notice that his ipod is getting old, or he could really use a new, better backpack if he is a college student. Useful gifts are often more appreciated that something that you think is more”personal”.
And if you are desperate, you will always win with something like concert tickets to see his favorite band. It’s often simple ideas like this that are the most appreciated gifts.