A scientific study has discovered that getting gift-giving wrong in early dating can make your partner feel anxious or manipulated. It’s better to exchange gifts of equal value and consider your boyfriend’s interests. Something inexpensive but thoughtful is the right move.
There are many different birthday gifts you can give your boyfriend. Read on to learn about 15 awesome ideas for a new boyfriend’s birthday present.
Why So Difficult?
Deciding what to get a new boyfriend is a tough one. Perhaps you don’t want to seem too keen. After all, it’s early days and you’re still learning about each other.
Neither do you want to seem to be ungenerous or disinterested? The relationship may have potential and you don’t want to kill it off early be being too stand-offish. It’s a difficult balancing act.
The sensible approach seems to buy something meaningful rather than expensive. Show you are interested in them by buying a gift that says you are paying attention to them but not so much that it looks like you’ve been stalking them.
A little romance is fine but it’s too early for his and her’s pullovers. Try these safe new boyfriend birthday gifts.
1. Bluetooth Speaker
If your boyfriend loves music, a gift that means he can listen to it more is a great idea. Even better, if you share his musical tastes, you can share music with a Bluetooth speaker.
The prices range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. Whatever your price preference, there’s an option for you. All you have to do is find the right tune for that first romantic shared musical experience.
Of course, you’re interested in your man’s appearance and so is he. You have a shared interest in his grooming regime. Add to this the well-known fact that guy’s like gadgets.
Buy him a grooming kit with a trimmer. Choose one that he can use on his beard and hair. He could even use it on his body if necessary.
3. Sports Team Slippers
Make sure you know which sports team he supports. A gift of sports team merchandise is a safe gift. Don’t get the team wrong.
Make the gift something useful. Some slippers, barbeque gloves, or a cooler for his beer can all say I know which team you support. They also suggest a domestic or shared activity other than attending the game.
4. French Press and Coffee Beans
Is your boyfriend a coffee nut? Is he fussy about his coffee beans and his coffee brewing method? Let him know that you understand him by choosing coffee for his birthday present.
A boyfriend who is a coffee connoisseur will love it that you bothered to find out about his interest. Going the extra mile to find the beans he likes and perhaps to appreciate a cup of coffee with him will bring you closer together.
For the boyfriend who is a book lover, a Kindle is a great gift. It may be hard to choose a book without knowing what he’s already read but a Kindle offers him access to almost unlimited numbers of books.
With a Kindle, he can read on the train or at home, on the beach, or in bed. He can even read newspapers or have a book read to him.
6. Golf Balls
If your boyfriend is a golfer buy him a pack of golf balls. Golfers are always losing balls so this is a practical gift.
Golf may take him away from you from time to time but the gift of some golf balls will let him know that you don’t begrudge him that time. The support for his hobby may even make him appreciate you more. Perhaps he’ll spend a little less time on the 19th hole.
7. A Tie
If your boyfriend dresses smartly for work or leisure consider a tie. Mens floral ties make fine gifts. You can choose a striking tie and compliment him on how good he looks wearing it.
8. Whiskey Glasses
Does your boyfriend enjoy whiskey? Find out if his taste is for scotch whiskey or perhaps a bourbon. Buy him some fine crystal glasses and a bottle of his favorite tipple.
9. Recipe Book
Cooking together can be a great bonding experience. It’s fun, educational and the result can be a shared meal that you have prepared together.
Select a recipe book with recipes that you know will interest him. As a birthday bonus, offer to cook something with him.
Is your man a bracelet wearer? If he is, add to his collection. Try a leather bracelet or a multi-colored woven one.
An accessory that makes every man cool is some sunglasses. Take him along for some fun trying on different styles. When you’ve found the pair that he and you both like, buy them for his birthday gift.
12. Swiss Army Knife
Recognize the adventurer in your man with a truly iconic knife. A Swiss Army Knife has a special appeal because it is multipurpose. Some models have so many in-built tools that it’s almost impossible to find the knife blade.
13. Band T-Shirt
Add a T-Shirt that reflects your boyfriend’s musical interests to his wardrobe. Make sure you get the right band or artist. The wrong T-shirt won’t be worn and might betray that you’ve not been listening when he has bored you with accounts of his favorite bands.
Aftershave is a win-win present. He gets to smell nice. You get a nice smelling boyfriend.
The timing might not be right to be too extravagant but a modestly priced and practical watch is fine. Look for functional rather than classy.
That’s What to Get a New Boyfriend for His Birthday
When you know what to get your boyfriend for his birthday, you’ve reached an important stage in your relationship. You’re getting to know him. The next question is whether he knows what to get you.
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