Guest Author - Susan D. Bates
As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be deciding on a gift for your boyfriend. Selecting Valentine’s day gifts that are both romantic and masculine for a college boyfriend can be difficult. Those difficulties are compounded when you must choose a gift on a tight student budget.
Below is a list of gift possibilities for your college boyfriend:
Framed picture of a special memory
Look through your pictures for one of a special time together and have it copied or printed. Many retail and drug stores offer inexpensive photo services. Frame it to turn it into a nice gift.
If you have access to a kitchen, bake one of his favorite desserts. If you don’t want to purchase a lot of ingredients, look for a partially prepared dessert, such as mixes or other desserts with easy preparation.
If you do not have access to a kitchen or you prefer not to bake, buy a dessert from a bakery or grocery store. Look for a dessert with a Valentine’s Day theme.
Basket filled with his favorite snacks
Buy a basket and fill it up with the snacks that you know he enjoys. This is a gift that not only shows that you know what he likes, but it is also practical.
Paraphernalia from his favorite sports team
If he enjoys sports and has a favorite team, a gift with the logo of that team is always a hit.
Select a gift with your college’s logo on it. If you can find a keepsake that is related an activity you have shared, it can serve as nice keepsake of your time together as well.
Sports or Concert tickets
If there is a concert or sporting event that he has been wanting to attend, you could buy tickets for the two of you. Tickets can sometimes be expensive. Be sure they fit into your budget before you commit to them.
Book by his favorite author
If your boyfriend enjoys reading, a book is a thoughtful gift. Find a book that he has been wanting to read or that is written one by an author he likes.
If your boyfriend likes to wear jewelry, select a piece that fits his style. Consider silver jewelry because it is an attractive metal that it is often less expensive than other nice jewelry. Therefore, it may fit your student budget better than other types of metal.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be nice. The key to giving great gifts is to show the recipients that you know them well. What makes a gift romantic to most men is that you show them that you know them and like them for who they are.