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If your boyfriend’s birthday is coming up or you just want to treat them, you might be planning on buying them a gift. However, men are notoriously difficult to purchase presents for. Most are reluctant to share their interests or hobbies, which massively complicates things.
However, even if your boyfriend isn’t very expressive, there are still some awesome gifts that you can get him. Getting the perfect gift for your loved one can be fantastic for you and them.
Here is how you can find a gift for your boyfriend he will love.
1. Passionate Subjects
Are there any subjects your boyfriend has strong feelings about? A lot of men love their country. If your boyfriend is a proud American, why not buy gifts relative to that? Finding a men’s patriotic clothing store should not be difficult.
Get an idea of what your boyfriend is most proud of so you can buy effective gifts, i.e., if he has great reverence for veterans, buy him something that pays respect to veterans. Figuring out what your boyfriend is passionate about should not be difficult, as men tend to be vocal about these things.
2. Consider Interests
What is your boyfriend most interested in? As mentioned in the introduction to this post, men are usually reluctant to share their hobbies or passions, at least at first. Identifying their interests could be challenging if you have not been in a relationship with your boyfriend long.
An effective way of getting to the bottom of your boyfriend’s interests is to ask them outright. On the spot, your boyfriend is more likely to reveal this information than if you try to obtain it yourself covertly. Pay attention to what they wear, talk about, and look at on social media also; these things can tell you a lot about a person.
3. Ask Friends
If you do no know your boyfriend’s passions or interests, consider contacting their friends. If you clarify why you are messaging them, their friends should have no problem talking to you.
Get straight to the point so they do not think you are hitting on them; if they suspect you are talking to them for any other reason than to get an idea about your boyfriend’s interest in buying him a gift, they will probably block you. Only ask their best friends.
4. Checking Cupboards
If you already know what your boyfriend is interested in and can access their house or apartment, go through their cupboards and find out what they have and do not have. It can be awful buying somebody something they already have.
Buying a person a gift they already possess can make it look like you do not know anything about them. With this in mind, when you have a rough idea of what you want to give your boyfriend, try to find it in their room or house.
5. Social Media
The use of social media is widespread in society today. Unless your boyfriend is detached from society, he will use social media in some capacity. The good thing about it is that it makes finding the perfect gifts for people very easy.
All you have to do is to go onto a person’s following list and look at the company pages they subscribe to. Once you have identified what they are most interested in online, buying a gift should be relatively straightforward.
Perhaps bring up the subject they are most interested in in conversation to see if they can give you any gift hints.
6. Subtle Hints
Even if you know what a person is interested in, you can never be sure they will appreciate your gift. Because of this, it is a good idea to drop subtle hints in conversation with your boyfriend, referencing your gift.
Do not tell them outright what you have bought them, but try to get them to talk about the item. Perhaps mention the gift item and say it came up on your suggested Amazon products, or you saw it on television to get them to start talking about it. When you get them talking about it, you can gauge their interest in it more effectively.
7. Keeping Receipt
Buying loved ones’ gifts can be difficult even when you know everything about them. If you are not an expert in your boyfriend’s hobbies and interests, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get them something they truly appreciate.
As a failsafe plan, keep the gift’s receipt inside the box. If your boyfriend does not like it, they can discreetly return or exchange it without hurting your feelings. Do not ask them to tell you if they do return it, as they might then be reluctant to do so out of fear of hurting your feelings.
8. Giving Money
When all else fails, give money as a gift. Giving people money is one of the easiest things you can do. Nobody will be disappointed if you give them a card with some cash.
If you have a rough idea of what your boyfriend wants but do not want to get the wrong thing, give them as much money as you think their gift will cost and instruct them to go out and buy it themselves. An alternative to giving money is to gift your boyfriend a pre-paid card.
9. Asking Your Boyfriend
If you struggle to identify gifts you think your boyfriend would be interested in, make it easy for yourself and ask them. Asking outright is perhaps the most effective way of establishing what a person wants.
Just because you have asked them what they want does not mean you will get it for them, so giving them their gift can still be a surprise.
When you ask somebody to tell you what they want, it removes any chance of you getting things wrong and buying them something they do not want.
Buying gifts for people is never easy, especially when you are not an expert in their interests and hobbies. To show your boyfriend that you truly love him, do as much research as possible and find the perfect gift. Picking up the right gift will do wonders for your relationship and bond with your boyfriend.