Selecting the right birthday gift for your boyfriend can be a challenging task, particularly if he seems to have everything he could ever need. You want to get something that shows how much you care about him, but that isn't more serious than your relationship is. Plus, especially if this is your first special occasion together, picking the perfect gift can set a tone for how you will celebrate special occasions in the future. Choose from some of the top gift ideas for your boyfriend.
A guy who always carries around his latest tech gadget or who spends his free time on his video game system would probably love something to help him enjoy these electronics more. You might get him a new skin or case for his phone or mp3 player or a new controller for his video game system. Another idea would be a video game plus a promise to play it with him or watch him play for a certain number of hours.
If your guy will appreciate a sentimental gift, give him a box full of scraps of paper on which you have written the things that you love or appreciate about him. Many men are energized by hearing how much their significant other respects them in different areas, and words of affirmation can bring new life to your relationship. Start working on the gift at least a week or two in advance so you have time to think of plenty of things to write down.
Rather than giving him a gift to use in the future, you could plan a special date for the two of you to enjoy together. Especially if he usually plans and pays for your dates, this can be your chance to show him that you want to pamper him a little bit, too. When deciding what to do, pick something that he will enjoy, even if it isn't your favorite. After all, it's his special day, not yours. You could go to a sporting event, a concert, a movie or a club. Before the activity, go out for dinner together or have him over to your house for a homemade meal.
Although it's kind of a gift for you as well, you could get your boyfriend a bottle of cologne or aftershave that you like. If he doesn't wear a particular smell that you're attached to, this can be a way to build up a new association between him and a scent. Every time you catch a whiff, even when he's not around, you'll think of him. Plus, he'll reap the benefits when you want to be close to him whenever he's wearing it.
If your boyfriend has a hobby he always seems to be participating in, give a gift that helps him with the hobby. If he loves his car, get him some wax, leather conditioner or air fresheners so he can take good care of it. If he's into a particular sport, get him a new piece of equipment to replace one that is wearing out. If he likes listening to music, an album by one of his favorite bands would make a good gift, provided he doesn't have it already. If he's an outdoorsman, get him a new knife or some camping supplies to take on his next trip.