Choosing an amazing gift for your boyfriend can be tough, but it's even harder when you don't have much money to spend. But although your gift might need to be a little bit more creative than an expensive present, there are still plenty of nice things you can give him that won't break the bank.
Make him some sweet treats he will love. Find a recipe for his favorite kind of cookies or make some you know he likes. Put the treats in a cute box and tie it with a big bow. Better yet, make him sugar cookies and ice them with royal frosting that hardens when it dries. Use letter shaped cookie cutters and make the cookies spell out a phrase.
A themed gift basket allows you to give him several inexpensive items that all go together. For example, make him a sleepover basket. Place a toothbrush, his favorite toothpaste, a razor, shaving cream, a pair of boxers and a midnight snack in an inexpensive reusable bag. If he likes to cook, make him a basket with all the ingredients for a meal he likes. For example, put dried pasta, a jar of pasta sauce, wooden spoons and an apron in a colander for an Italian-style dinner.
Most people have a hard drive full of downloaded music these days. If he's into music, make him a mix CD. You can include a series of songs you know he loves, or make a mix of songs that are important to you as a couple. Make a label for it using computer software, or simply write on the CD with a colored permanent marker.
One of the best gifts you can give your boyfriend doesn't cost anything at all---spending time with you. If you're really strapped for cash, make him a book of coupons he can use. He will likely appreciate that even though you can't afford to buy him something, you are making an effort to give him a gift. Include coupons for a foot massage, cleaning his house, making dinner and anything else you like to do together.
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