When it comes to giving birthday gifts for a guy, many women are clueless sometimes as to what to get.
If that’s not bad enough, many of these women are girlfriends, wives, and lovers of the guys that they’re trying to buy birthday gifts for.
However, even though it seems like one should be able to pick out a birthday gift quickly and easily enough for the man in her life, it simply doesn’t always happen like that.
There are many considerations to think about when trying to find that perfect birthday surprise, but one may be interested to find out that the solution to their problem usually lies right under their nose.
Suggestion #1: Listen to him.
Men are usually pretty flexible when it comes to actually receiving birthday gifts, but instead of trying to be a mind reader for his birthday, one suggestion would be to listen in to everything that he says.
For example, if he’s talking about his brand new car and everything that goes with it then there may be some hints and suggestions in that very conversation (or monologue) that he’s having with you about his car.
If he says that he wants to get new rims for his car or he’s thinking about getting a new exhaust, try surprising him with the very thing that he’s talking about.
However, if you’re not totally sure about what he’s talking about then you can always just get him a gift card or gift certificate so that he can spend it somewhere that actually has what he wanted in the first place.
Listening and picking up on simple details as described above will always make for great birthday gifts for your boyfriend or husband.
However, if his birthday is nearby and you absolutely have not heard him talk about anything that he’s been wanting, another suggestion would be to just ask him what he wants for his birthday.
Not only will he be more than happy to tell you about the things that he’s had on his list to buy, but he’ll also probably be more than happy to give you a few other suggestions, too!
Suggestion #2: Stick with safe gifts!
There have probably been numerous times that there’s been a birthday creeping up or a holiday around the corner and you weren’t too sure what to get for the man in your life.
In these instances it is always okay to go with one of the safe gifts for a birthday or other holiday.
Safe gifts are the types of gifts that have the intention of making your man happy, but they may not necessarily be what your husband, boyfriend, or other guy in your life has asked for.
For example, you can always treat him to a new scent of cologne if he hasn’t asked for it, and that does not necessarily mean to him or you that you don’t like his current scent.
A couple other suggestions when it comes to safe gifts include something fun and cute, like romantic gifts, new boxer shorts, movies that he’s seen and loved, or tools that he needs.
Even though it seems like buying birthday gifts for your husband, boyfriend, or significant other is a big chore, it doesn’t always have to feel like that.
By using a couple of these birthday suggestions you’ll be guaranteed to give him a great birthday surprise!
Also published on Medium.