What's the best first anniversary gift for my boyfriend?

Philippines
December 5, 2012 7:00am CST
Me and my boyfriend are going to celebrate our 1st anniversary this December 18 and I have no idea what to give him. He's not that romantic and he's younger than me. He's 18 and he likes shirts, caps and shoes but I don't have that much budget for that. For our monthsaries, I have been giving him plushies, cookies (both made by me), a graphics book and a personalized shirt but I don't think he liked them that much. I mean, he liked them but that's only because I gave them to him. What do you think will be the best thing to give him? Something he'll truly appreciate because I gave it to him and because he personally likes it when he receives it. Any ideas?
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@caopaopao (12641)
• China
5 Dec 12
Hi, I think you had better give him the thing which he likes, if you don't have that much budget for many things, maybe you can just give him one, like a cap. Though it's expensive , it's worth buying, for your boyfriend. I like the gifts which are useful for me. Just my opinion. Have a good day.
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Yeah, I thought about that. He keeps pointing out this shirt when we're are at the mall but he said, he wants to buy two of that design so we would have another pair of couple tees. My budget can't buy two of them though he also wants a cap so I'm thinking of just giving him a gift certificate from that store - AMBLVD - and let him decide. I'm not sure if that's a good idea.
• Philippines
15 Dec 12
It is really expensive to buy something to our lovies when we are out of budget or we are not earning enough. I have experienced that during my college years. If he likes those things [caps, shirt and so on] but you don't have enough to buy them then utilize everything that's ion your room or anything that you have. Make anything that would surprise him. If he truly loves you he would surely understand that because you made an effort so that you can give him something on your anniversary. Caps and shirts would really excites teens just like his age, but I know anything you give a s long as it comes from the heart would do.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
11 Dec 12
If he is not romantic why should you give him anything at all? It sounds to me this 1st anniversary is more important to you as it is to him. If your bf only appreciates you if you give him something or only will remember you if he wears a shirt you gave him I think it's useless for sure. I would not buy him anything and wait and see what he will do for you.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
11 Dec 12
Just spend the day together. Why do anniversaries, holidays and birthdays require presents? Make the day a present. Let the present be the present. :) Take lots of photos and make him a scrap book or buy a frame for the best photo of the anniversary. Is he expecting a gift? Is he is going to be giving you a gift? Since it is your anniversary, you could agree on a joint gift. Something for the two of you that can last into your future together.
@BigMoney25 (1257)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
give him something that he can use for a long period of time and that he will always remember you. Well plenty of things that can remind him of you when he wakes up or something like that, a wrist watch could do if you don't mind the price. Well just my opinion though.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
8 Dec 12
Give what your heart tell you. Go to a nice store and walk around, not only you'll have fun for you but keep in mind you are there to find his present and sometimes the most amazing things pop up from the background when you do that. I think most presents I gave in life I came up like this. It's great to give what they need but sometimes a fun present is nice too, for the memory.