Boyfriends come in all shapes and sizes and every one of them appreciates a classy birthday gift from his favorite girl. Tracking down that special birthday gift can actually be a fun adventure. As with any hunting expedition, you will need to plan. Determine where the hunt will occur by asking some basic questions: What are his interests? What sort of job does he have? Does he have hobbies? How does he spend his free time? Once you have these answers, you are ready to begin your expedition.
If he already has all the big-ticket gadgets he wants, paddle down river to GPS devices, portable gaming systems, or cell phones with sleek protective skins.
The Electronics Aisle
If you safari into the electronics aisle, your choice of classy boyfriend birthday gifts is immense. At the high cost end of the spectrum are video, audio, and gaming devices. Your guy would go bananas for a wide screen LCD or plasma screen TV, whether he is a sports fan or a fan of the Discovery channel. If he already has all the big-ticket gadgets he wants, paddle down river to GPS devices, portable gaming systems, or cell phones with sleek protective skins. Get him a one-year subscription to his favorite gaming service. Monogram a new iPOD! Remember to check out the latest in bleeding edge technology on your hunt. Any guy would kill to be the first on his block to have the newest gizmo.
The Hall Of Fame Tour
It’s no secret many men enjoy sports. Tickets make a good birthday gift for boyfriends, but to really class it up, get him season tickets (even partial season tickets are available!) or primo seating like box seats, or on the 50-yard line or center court. You may also find classy birthday gift ideas for your boyfriend among signed merchandise like game balls, star player photographs or apparel and autobiographies. Your tour will also reveal collectibles like books and video collections that will entertain him and his friends with sports trivia for years.
Include a CD or DVD of his favorite artist with a pair of concert tickets.
A Media Journey
A list of birthday gifts for boyfriends would be incomplete without considering his tastes in music and the visual arts. Include a CD or DVD of his favorite artist with a pair of concert tickets. If you have the connections, arrange to have the artist sign the CD or DVD after the concert. Pre-pay a subscription to his favorite music or video download service. If you live near the right city and you have the right access, arrange an invitation to the premier of a movie he would like. He might enjoy the excitement plus you get a fancy night out too!
The (Almost) Neverending Gift
Whether your boyfriend is into beer, wine, or food, numerous “of the month” clubs make truly classy boyfriend birthday gifts. Go for the gourmet varieties wherever possible – imported beer, gourmet food or reserve wines. If 12 months of gifts do not fit into your budget, many services offer lower cost subscriptions at 3, 4, or 6-month intervals. For an added classy touch, personalize beer or wine labels with a special message for him.
Engrave a well-made reliable watch or bracelet with a few memorable words or just his initials, wrap it elegantly and you have a truly classy gift.
Blaze the “Bling” Trail
You will definitely find classy boyfriend birthday gifts on this path, no matter the size of your budget. Every man appreciates a designer watch, but you don’t have to spend a small fortune. Engrave a well-made reliable watch or bracelet with a few memorable words or just his initials, wrap it elegantly and you have a truly classy gift. Cuff links, earrings and neckwear can be very classy in many price ranges; look for themed or signature items that relate to his hobbies, interests or work.
The Charity Circuit
If your guy is the giving sort, he might appreciate a gift in his name to his favorite charity, or the purchase of a gift where some of the proceeds go to support his favorite cause. Many charities, public television and environmental causes will benefit directly from such a gift purchase. Generosity rates high among classy boyfriend birthday gifts.
Roads Not Taken
Often it is an unexpected real life experience that will excite and please your favorite guy. If he’s into romance, an intimate dinner or dinner cruise are excellent ideas. Consider a hot air balloon ride or skydiving (with or without gourmet picnic). If he “feels the need for speed”, you can buy him a drive around the track in a real race car (select cities only). You want to look for things he would not buy for himself.
Above all, birthday gifts for boyfriends are about something he wants, not just something he needs. This strategy will surely make your classy guy’s birthday as special a day as he deserves.