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The 8 Best Birthday Gifts For Your Boyfriend

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What to get your boyfriend for his birthday

If you want to make your boyfriend feel special, his birthday is the day to do it. Sure, a gifts are nice, but a gesture is something he won’t forget. Show him you put time and effort into giving him the perfect present and birthday experience. 

We’ve come up with some fun ideas to make your boyfriend’s birthday something special. It will be a day he’ll never forget, thanks to you!

Here are our 8 best birthday gifts for your boyfriend:

1. Treat him

Why not cook your fella his favourite meal? Or if you have an irrational fear of pots and pans, take him out to dinner and pick up the tab. There’s a reason they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Choose a restaurant he’s always wanted to try, but perhaps never had the opportunity. The fact that you paid attention and remembered will make the surprise so much more special.

2. Get crafty

Remember when a sign of true love was the gift of a mixed tape? Get with the times – make your boyfriend the 2013 equivalent with a personalized iTunes playlist, or design a customized photo album or calendar and order it online. Gifts like these show you’ve put in time and effort, which he’s bound to appreciate. For more creative birthday gift ideas, read: Creative Gifts for Your Boyfriend.

3. Plan a surprise

An oldie but a goodie, a surprise party is the perfect way to celebrate his big day. Even if it’s not a milestone birthday, treat it like one by choosing a fun theme. Is he into Star Wars or Football? The more personalized it is, the more he will appreciate the thought you put into his special day.

4. Try something new

If he’s always talked about wanting to go white-water rafting or going to the symphony, organize it. Trying something new together is a great way to bond, and it shows that you not only listen to him, but that you show initiative and make things happen.

5. Give him a year

It’s the gift that keeps on giving: sign him up for a monthly subscription of his favourite magazine, or enrol him in a wine club that sends bottles and information throughout the year. In addition to honing his hobby, it’ll be a monthly reminder of his lovely and thoughtful girlfriend.

6. Have a lazy day

Going all-out for a birthday can be fun, but sometimes a low-key affair is more in order. Grab a few DVD sets of the show he’s been wanting to catch up on, his favourite foods, and spend your day lounging and bonding in bed together. For more unique ideas for his birthday, read: Unusual Birthday Gifts for Your Boyfriend.

Couple on a Couch

7. Be sexy

Turn up the heat in the bedroom and put him in charge on his birthday night. Whether it’s new lingerie or indulging his every fantasy, trying something new and exciting will end his birthday in a way he won’t forget!

8. Get away

What better way to celebrate his big day than with a mini-break? Organize a romantic getaway for the two of you, or invite his friends and/or family to rendezvous somewhere special. You’ll make incredible memories, and he’ll appreciate the effort you took to plan it.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given your boyfriend? Or what’s the most unusual thing your beau has done for you on your birthday? Leave us a comment and let us know!

More Gift Ideas:

Boyfriend Gift Guide for Any Occasion

4 Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend

7 Great Guy-Approved Gifts

Related Video: Birthday Gifts She’ll Love

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If you want to make your boyfriend feel special, his birthday is the day to do it. Sure, a gifts are nice, but a gesture is something he won’t forget. Show him you put time and effort into giving him the perfect present and birthday experience. 

We’ve come up with some fun ideas to make your boyfriend’s birthday something special. It will be a day he’ll never forget, thanks to you!

Here are our 8 best birthday gifts for your boyfriend:

1. Treat him

Why not cook your fella his favourite meal? Or if you have an irrational fear of pots and pans, take him out to dinner and pick up the tab. There’s a reason they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Choose a restaurant he’s always wanted to try, but perhaps never had the opportunity. The fact that you paid attention and remembered will make the surprise so much more special.

2. Get crafty

Remember when a sign of true love was the gift of a mixed tape? Get with the times – make your boyfriend the 2013 equivalent with a personalized iTunes playlist, or design a customized photo album or calendar and order it online. Gifts like these show you’ve put in time and effort, which he’s bound to appreciate. For more creative birthday gift ideas, read: Creative Gifts for Your Boyfriend.

3. Plan a surprise

An oldie but a goodie, a surprise party is the perfect way to celebrate his big day. Even if it’s not a milestone birthday, treat it like one by choosing a fun theme. Is he into Star Wars or Football? The more personalized it is, the more he will appreciate the thought you put into his special day.

4. Try something new

If he’s always talked about wanting to go white-water rafting or going to the symphony, organize it. Trying something new together is a great way to bond, and it shows that you not only listen to him, but that you show initiative and make things happen.

5. Give him a year

It’s the gift that keeps on giving: sign him up for a monthly subscription of his favourite magazine, or enrol him in a wine club that sends bottles and information throughout the year. In addition to honing his hobby, it’ll be a monthly reminder of his lovely and thoughtful girlfriend.

6. Have a lazy day

Going all-out for a birthday can be fun, but sometimes a low-key affair is more in order. Grab a few DVD sets of the show he’s been wanting to catch up on, his favourite foods, and spend your day lounging and bonding in bed together. For more unique ideas for his birthday, read: Unusual Birthday Gifts for Your Boyfriend.

Couple on a Couch

7. Be sexy

Turn up the heat in the bedroom and put him in charge on his birthday night. Whether it’s new lingerie or indulging his every fantasy, trying something new and exciting will end his birthday in a way he won’t forget!

8. Get away

What better way to celebrate his big day than with a mini-break? Organize a romantic getaway for the two of you, or invite his friends and/or family to rendezvous somewhere special. You’ll make incredible memories, and he’ll appreciate the effort you took to plan it.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given your boyfriend? Or what’s the most unusual thing your beau has done for you on your birthday? Leave us a comment and let us know!

More Gift Ideas:

Boyfriend Gift Guide for Any Occasion

4 Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend

7 Great Guy-Approved Gifts

Related Video: Birthday Gifts She’ll Love

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  • I made him a coupon book, with all different things. Like go on a trip, spend a night together, a apologiescoupon and so on. I also gave him some stuff and gear he can use in his van. He was so happy :) I invited some friends of him over to celebrate. I hope this gave you some inspiration! Good luck!
  • Well, I got a lot of special gifts
    The best one was: a poetry about love and passion, from my ex-boyfriend from a prison
    The second one, was from another ex-boyfriend: A diary about all our trips around Europe, with the small pics of each place on it and some memories written. He also let some free space between each trip for me to wright. This supposed to be continued from my birthdays to his birthdays, but unfortunately we are not together anymore.
    Hope you will find attractive
    <3
  • My bf does this to me all the time. Just find something he’s going to laugh at or something silly there’s no need to spend a bunch money just simple things
  • I find most of these are perpetuating sexist ideals…. “showing off my skills in the kitchen”, “sewing a band into a blanket”, etc etc. I don’t need something cuddly and gooey, but something he’ll actually use!
  • A sexy photo album of yourself! Especially if your guy lives in another country this would be perfect. So he can see you this way anytime he wants! You could have it professionally done or simply do yourself and put a small nice album together! Good luck and I hope you like the suggestion! :)
  • The best date I ever planned, I took my boyfriend on one of our favorite hiking trails at night. I packed a backpack with dinner in it, stuff to make a fire, and even glasses and wine! We built a fire on the bluff and had dinner and laid out under the stars and talked and kissed miles away from civilization. It was perfect…and only cost me the bottle of wine. Try something like that! I promise it will be memorable!
  • my boyfriends birthday is coming up n ive organised a party but i want to embarrase him on his last day at work but dunno how… what some ideas??
  • today is the birthday of my boyfriend .. i really dont know what will i do first to surprise him. can you please help me or give me any suggestions on how will i surprise him in a less expenses. please. thank you so much .
  • My boyfriend is turning 19 this coming October too! I don’t know exactly what to get him yet. I was planning on making a homemade picture frame, with our pictures on it. You could personally paint it his favorite colors and whatnot.
  • My man and I were only together for about 4 months before we shared his 38th birthday together. Since it was pretty early in the relationship I decided something more crafty and less expensive was in order. Since I had a good relationship with his family and kids already, I made him a scrap book of his family, children, friends and animals. He loved it – he even cried. To add something less personal to it I also threw in some clothes, scratch n’ wins and a gift card. All together his birthday cost me less than $75. This year for his 39th I thought it was time I treat him to an investment piece – a watch. It is very beautiful and any man would love a nice watch. Something more expensive like this makes for a great birthday present when you’ve been together for a while.
  • Concerts are pretty inexpensive. I went to a Red Jumpsuit Apparatus concert last night for my bf’s birthday & it was a lot of fun! good luck!
  • Concerts are pretty inexpensive. I went to a Red Jumpsuit Apparatus concert last night for my bf’s birthday & it was a lot of fun! good luck!
  • Last year my bf turned 25. I took him on a small plane ride. It was $90 for half hour. He got to sit upfront and even fly . ( Small plane -like size of your couch LOL) this year in 3 weeks he’ll be 26 and I can’t think how to top it since we do dinner dates all the time and he hates surprises . Planiing a weekend away will run over $500 and we don’t have the money! I need help!
  • Take him to a hot tub resort! They are only around $50.. DEPENDING on where you live… We have one Here in Calif !! Its soo fun!
  • hi my bf birthday is coming up on the 14th of august and we havnt been together very long around a little bit over 2 months and i have no clue what to get him it will be his 17th and im only 15 and i dont have a job so far i have saved around $63 but i have no clue what to get him he likes music but he already has heaps and he just like what the average 17 year old would but WHAT DO I GET HIM!!!!! anyone have any ideas?
  • My boyfriend’s birthday is coming and i don’t know what to do…is there anything nice to do without expending money? something different…something home made…coz i really want to make it special for him but i don’t have enough money to buy something for him so maybe i can just make something for him..but how??? do you guys have any suggestions for me?? please help…thanks!!
  • My boyfriend is into guitars and metal. For his birthday I bought a plain wooden picture frame (walmart, jo ann fabrics, hobby lobby) and painted it then glued little guitars I made on it. for our anniversary I bought a customized guitar pick that had a picture of us on it and the date of our anniversary on the back. you can also take sexy/cute pictures of yourself and make a calendar for him. Hope this helps.
  • My boyfriend’s 19th birthday is coming up too and I got him a bottle of colon;) I went to a store and tried many different ones until I found the best one.
  • My boyfriend’s 19th birthday is coming up in October, & i hav no idea what to do / get him for his birthday. Help!!!:/ i want to make him something crafty, & from the heart I’m just not sure what tho.. any ideas???
  • Love thiese Ideas. My bf’s bday will b in aug month n I want to do something special for him. He loves me a lot and I wna tell him That how much I love him but without saying a word. Can u please gv me ideas… :)
  • Love thiese Ideas. My bf’s bday will b in aug month n I want to do something special for him. He loves me a lot and I wna tell him That how much I love him but without saying a word. Can u please gv me ideas… :)
  • My boyfriend’s birthday is on the 18th. I remember when we first started dating he mentioned that he hadn’t had a really good professional massage since he was overseas in the Army, so I set up a two hour deep tissue massage for him. I’m also going to buy his favorite whiskey; Johnnie Walkers Blue Label. I might bake his favorite cake, but we both know I can’t cook to save my life.
  • dont take him to get pictures of the 2 of you it will just seem like a hassle to him unless you can make it really playful
  • Great ideas here! I recently read Five Ideas for Birthday a Sex Bonanza by Ariel Jordan.
    My favorite thing from this article is this… Sexy Chef: Make your man’s favorite meal for his birthday, and let him just sit back and enjoy. The special twist? Wear nothing but a pair of heels, and apron, and some sexy panties. Even if you’re a crummy cook, chances are he won’t notice (if you even make it to the dinner table, that is).
  • i have made a greeting card.. every picture in that will represent our journey and our relationship till now and few pictures of our future.. he literally loved it.. try it..
  • My boyfriends birthday is next week, the other day he gave me his jumper & have me the cutest teddy ever. He has gave me a few gifts & now it’s my turn. I really want to get him something special but every time I ask him what he wants he just says “I have everything thing that I want, I have you.”… That’s cute but is making things so difficult for me to get him something. Can I please have some ideas on what to get him?
  • For my boy friend’s last birthday, I took him to a mini golfing place near his house and it turned out to be the dinkiest place! We had so much fun laughing at the absurd “traps,” then went to get pizza (his and my favourite food) and talked as we laid in the grass of a town common. I think we scared some high school kids being old and giggling in public, but otherwise great!
  • Like I just commented in other post, I recommend a page when you can entrust a cd with the letter and music style you like. It was a gift for my boyfriend in the past and it’s really original (mine was about a story of us) I think I would do the “lazy day” in the future. Regards!
  • That is soooo cute. Today is my boyfriend’s birthday & he is 19 as well. I deffff think I’m going to do that, only with gummiworms, lol.
  • For my boyfriends birthday, I put a giant “I LOVE” in the middle of his room and blew up 19 balloons (it was his 19th) while he was out. And in each balloon there was a little hershey’s kiss and a note that said what I love about him. It was really fun because he had to pop them all to get the notes. He loved it :)
  • Im in the same situation.. Although different city .. Going to get cupcakes delivered to him.
    You could also do a run up to his birthday that week & send a small gift everyday .. Depends what country he is in I’m sure you can find local websites for shopping
  • M fiance lives in another country and his b’day is coming up in june.plz suggest something what should i get him for his b’day.i cant go to his place.
    And also tell some nice and cheap sites for shopping.
  • For his his Christmas present I took my Bf paint balling ( kicked his butt xD ), then we were going to go for a walk, but ended up cuddling in the car. We went swimming after that and I wore a bikini in public for a first time for him ( at a pool that is outside of the city that we live in =). We went out for dinner, watched his cousin’s basketball game together and went to his house, cuddled, watched a movie to finnish it off.
  • I don’t know what to do for my bf I love him he’s so romantic and he always does nice things for me. I really want to do something he will love. Any ideas please….
  • this year im taking my bf to our local photographer and we’re going to get pics of us together profesionally cause we don’t really have many of us together, i already told him cause we tell eachother everything and he also begged me to tell him one of his gifts but i still have a few others im working on like i learn how to crochet just to make him a blanket also im going to make his fav dinner/dessert and get him his newest fav dvd, take him on an adventure like a scavenger hunt except for sites that are really beautiful and i know he’ll love.
    but the best u can get ur bf is just being right there beside him on his special day! all the best to u all in finding the perfect gift.
  • Make him cupcakes as a part of your gift and add his favourite food colouring to the icing, a little bit of sprinkles,some nice candles to match and your all set. He’ll like the thought you put into it. Oh and maybe sing him Happy Birthday all by your lonesome.
  • Though av neve experienced a wonderful birthday with ani of ma Bf,but i tank God on dat day i stil receive dat makes me happi…
  • Buying a hookah for the boyfriend this birthday, super classy & just the right price point. Plus its something he can buy stuff for and add onto later on to personalize exactly what he wanted.
  • I have no idea what to give to my bf this coming September. I wish i could give him a best day ever in his life..any idea? I was working with him and no time to spent together. :'(
  • October 10th is my boyfriend’s 22nd birthday. We’ve been together for over year (last year I took him and his 2 best friends to Cirq du Soliel for his birthday) so I wanted to do something he would never think of himself. I booked a stock car test drive for him although it unfortunately doesn’t run into October and I had to suprise him with it a few weeks before his birthday, he loved it. What guy doesn’t want to drive a race car around an actual racetrack for 10 laps? You can book that through trythat.ca.
    The day of his actual birthday (wednesday) I will present him with a red velvet cake birthday cake and chocolate chicken (a spicy Latin meal that is amazing and worked for me on valentines day as well).
    On the Saturday following his birthday, I’m taking him and 8 of our friends paintballing. This will precede a night of partying of course.
    I’m a dedicated believer in not giving gifts, but experiences. Boyfriends will get tired of toys you give them but not of memories.
  • My boyfriend’s 19th birthday is coming up in October, & i hav no idea what to do / get him for his birthday. Help!!!:/ i want to make him something crafty, & from the heart I’m just not sure what tho.. any ideas???
  • Love thiese Ideas. My bf’s bday will b in aug month n I want to do something special for him. He loves me a lot and I wna tell him That how much I love him but without saying a word. Can u please gv me ideas… :)
  • Love thiese Ideas. My bf’s bday will b in aug month n I want to do something special for him. He loves me a lot and I wna tell him That how much I love him but without saying a word. Can u please gv me ideas… :)
  • My boyfriend’s birthday is on the 18th. I remember when we first started dating he mentioned that he hadn’t had a really good professional massage since he was overseas in the Army, so I set up a two hour deep tissue massage for him. I’m also going to buy his favorite whiskey; Johnnie Walkers Blue Label. I might bake his favorite cake, but we both know I can’t cook to save my life.
  • dont take him to get pictures of the 2 of you it will just seem like a hassle to him unless you can make it really playful
  • Great ideas here! I recently read Five Ideas for Birthday a Sex Bonanza by Ariel Jordan.
    My favorite thing from this article is this… Sexy Chef: Make your man’s favorite meal for his birthday, and let him just sit back and enjoy. The special twist? Wear nothing but a pair of heels, and apron, and some sexy panties. Even if you’re a crummy cook, chances are he won’t notice (if you even make it to the dinner table, that is).
  • i have made a greeting card.. every picture in that will represent our journey and our relationship till now and few pictures of our future.. he literally loved it.. try it..
  • My boyfriends birthday is next week, the other day he gave me his jumper & have me the cutest teddy ever. He has gave me a few gifts & now it’s my turn. I really want to get him something special but every time I ask him what he wants he just says “I have everything thing that I want, I have you.”… That’s cute but is making things so difficult for me to get him something. Can I please have some ideas on what to get him?
  • For my boy friend’s last birthday, I took him to a mini golfing place near his house and it turned out to be the dinkiest place! We had so much fun laughing at the absurd “traps,” then went to get pizza (his and my favourite food) and talked as we laid in the grass of a town common. I think we scared some high school kids being old and giggling in public, but otherwise great!
  • Like I just commented in other post, I recommend a page when you can entrust a cd with the letter and music style you like. It was a gift for my boyfriend in the past and it’s really original (mine was about a story of us) I think I would do the “lazy day” in the future. Regards!
  • That is soooo cute. Today is my boyfriend’s birthday & he is 19 as well. I deffff think I’m going to do that, only with gummiworms, lol.
  • For my boyfriends birthday, I put a giant “I LOVE” in the middle of his room and blew up 19 balloons (it was his 19th) while he was out. And in each balloon there was a little hershey’s kiss and a note that said what I love about him. It was really fun because he had to pop them all to get the notes. He loved it :)
  • Im in the same situation.. Although different city .. Going to get cupcakes delivered to him.
    You could also do a run up to his birthday that week & send a small gift everyday .. Depends what country he is in I’m sure you can find local websites for shopping
  • M fiance lives in another country and his b’day is coming up in june.plz suggest something what should i get him for his b’day.i cant go to his place.
    And also tell some nice and cheap sites for shopping.
  • For his his Christmas present I took my Bf paint balling ( kicked his butt xD ), then we were going to go for a walk, but ended up cuddling in the car. We went swimming after that and I wore a bikini in public for a first time for him ( at a pool that is outside of the city that we live in =). We went out for dinner, watched his cousin’s basketball game together and went to his house, cuddled, watched a movie to finnish it off.
  • I don’t know what to do for my bf I love him he’s so romantic and he always does nice things for me. I really want to do something he will love. Any ideas please….
  • this year im taking my bf to our local photographer and we’re going to get pics of us together profesionally cause we don’t really have many of us together, i already told him cause we tell eachother everything and he also begged me to tell him one of his gifts but i still have a few others im working on like i learn how to crochet just to make him a blanket also im going to make his fav dinner/dessert and get him his newest fav dvd, take him on an adventure like a scavenger hunt except for sites that are really beautiful and i know he’ll love.
    but the best u can get ur bf is just being right there beside him on his special day! all the best to u all in finding the perfect gift.
  • Make him cupcakes as a part of your gift and add his favourite food colouring to the icing, a little bit of sprinkles,some nice candles to match and your all set. He’ll like the thought you put into it. Oh and maybe sing him Happy Birthday all by your lonesome.
  • Though av neve experienced a wonderful birthday with ani of ma Bf,but i tank God on dat day i stil receive dat makes me happi…
  • Buying a hookah for the boyfriend this birthday, super classy & just the right price point. Plus its something he can buy stuff for and add onto later on to personalize exactly what he wanted.
  • I have no idea what to give to my bf this coming September. I wish i could give him a best day ever in his life..any idea? I was working with him and no time to spent together. :'(
  • October 10th is my boyfriend’s 22nd birthday. We’ve been together for over year (last year I took him and his 2 best friends to Cirq du Soliel for his birthday) so I wanted to do something he would never think of himself. I booked a stock car test drive for him although it unfortunately doesn’t run into October and I had to suprise him with it a few weeks before his birthday, he loved it. What guy doesn’t want to drive a race car around an actual racetrack for 10 laps? You can book that through trythat.ca.
    The day of his actual birthday (wednesday) I will present him with a red velvet cake birthday cake and chocolate chicken (a spicy Latin meal that is amazing and worked for me on valentines day as well).
    On the Saturday following his birthday, I’m taking him and 8 of our friends paintballing. This will precede a night of partying of course.
    I’m a dedicated believer in not giving gifts, but experiences. Boyfriends will get tired of toys you give them but not of memories.
  • My BF on my Birthday took me to the same Romantic Place where he had Proposed me………. That was the Biggest surprice i ever had……….
  • Well, I got a lot of special gifts
    The best one was: a poetry about love and passion, from my ex-boyfriend from a prison
    The second one, was from another ex-boyfriend: A diary about all our trips around Europe, with the small pics of each place on it and some memories written. He also let some free space between each trip for me to wright. This supposed to be continued from my birthdays to his birthdays, but unfortunately we are not together anymore.
    Hope you will find attractive
    <3
  • My BF on my Birthday took me to the same Romantic Place where he had Proposed me………. That was the Biggest surprice i ever had……….

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