When you think about him, you get all happy and tingly and you want to share your happiness with him. This powerful person is your boyfriend. When his birthday comes into view, you will be thinking about what you can give him that will express your feelings. Don't worry about cost. Just make sure your birthday ideas show him that you had him in mind while you made your plans.
Up on the Roof
Sometimes the simplest ideas carry the most value and meaning. If you or someone you know lives in an apartment building, arrange to give your boyfriend a rooftop picnic beneath the stars. Fill a picnic basket with sandwiches, olives, fresh strawberries, decadent dark chocolate sauce for dipping, and a bottle of red wine if you're old enough to drink. Get him upstairs on a pretense. When he opens the rooftop door, he will see the blanket with comfortable pillows and the fabulous picnic spread. Light candles in hurricane candle holders, and play music on an mp3 or CD player.
You may be the kind of girlfriend who likes to lavish gifts on the guy you love. Even if your bank account is meager, you can find a way to give your boyfriend more than one birthday gift. In the months and weeks that precede his birthday, begin accumulating different sizes of boxes and small gifts that you run across in stores. Gather as many boxes and gifts as he will be old. Wrap each gift separately. Leave the gifts scattered in different places, such as by the coffee maker, in the bathroom, in his back pack, etc. Share in his delight as he finds each gift.
Many guys have favorite bands and music. If you have the chance, give your boyfriend tickets to see his favorite band in concert. Make a night of it. Take him out for burgers before the concert and buy him a band t-shirt at the show. After the concert, take him to a late night coffee house for lattes and good conversation. Make sure he knows the night is his and it's on you.
- Photo Credit couple in love image by Galina Barskaya from Fotolia.com picnic basket with wine and glasses image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com Birthday gifts illustration image by Sophia Winters from Fotolia.com concert image by Nicemonkey from Fotolia.com