There are two categories of people in the world who are particularly tricky when it comes to giving gifts: people you don’t know well enough to choose a perfect gift for, and people who seem to have everything already! In fact, even when you know someone very well, sometimes you just feel like you’ve run dry of inspiration when their birthday rolls around. This is especially frustrating when it’s someone that you care about very much and would especially like to get a really awesome birthday present for! Boyfriends are notoriously difficult to shop for, whether you’ve just gotten together or whether you’ve been together for a long time. If you’re having a hard time finding a birthday gift for boyfriend this year, here are some things to keep in mind.
First, you should already know that you needn’t feel obligated to spend a ton of money. The quality of a gift is much more important than the quantity of cash you spent on it! “It’s the thought that counts” isn’t just a saying for when someone doesn’t like the gift you gave them. It also has a positive meaning: the thought, caring and time you put into choosing a gift are as much a part of the gift as the item you end up wrapping and giving away. When buying a birthday gift for a boyfriend, remember that he loves you for who you are, and anything you give him will be extra special because it comes from you.
Next, remember that not all gifts are the sort that can be put in a box and wrapped up. There are plenty of ways to let someone know you care without having to go gift shopping. You can cook him a special dinner just for the two of you, or if cooking isn’t your thing, a special night at his favorite restaurant may be a perfect gift all by itself. You can take him to one of your favorite places that he’s never seen before, like an art gallery or a beautiful hiking trail. The best birthday gift for your boyfriend will be the time he spends with you, doing something you both love.
If you’re really feeling stuck for a good birthday gift for a boyfriend, you can always give him an extra bit of responsibility—let him choose his own gift! Gift cards are extremely popular, and with good reason. You’re giving someone a small shopping spree with the flexibility to get exactly what they want. There’s nothing like a guarantee that they won’t end up with something they don’t like.
Buying a birthday gift for a boyfriend can be tricky, but remember to have fun with it. Don’t give yourself a headache. Remember that he loves you and that it’s a birthday gift, not an exam! If you think about what you know about him, and what he likes, and what the two of you like doing as a couple, you’re sure to come up with something wonderful and if you can’t…well we may have a few idea for you. Most importantly, remember that you can never get him a gift he loves as much as he loves you!