Remember that the most important thing about present-giving is to gift the recipient what he/she wants, not what you would like to give him. When a gift is met with a sour smile, one of the reasons can be that the present did not thrill the recipient. So, try to be creative. If the gift you are planning is for your boyfriend, it has to be something very-very personal. Homemade gifts have their advantages. They come from the bottom of one's heart and are always affordable.
Are you familiar with HTML? Do you enjoy being creative? Then we have a few homemade gift ideas for you - make a website! Another idea is to compile a scrapbook. You can put pictures of the two of you together, glue funny magazine clip-outs, and add notes or memories of how your feelings or relationship developed. Also, draw a picture of the two of you and frame it beautifully.
If you wish to give homemade gift for boyfriend - something really sweet and delicious, beyond the usual chocolate box - try making a treat of your own. One of the worthiest handmade gift ideas is to make heart-shaped cookies. You can use your boy's favorite color for making cream and write his name on the hearts (or the names of both of you). If you need recipes for cookies or fudge, you can easily find something in the Internet or the cook-book.
You have a knack for sewing? That makes a couple of other homemade gift ideas pretty realistic! Make your boyfriend a nice soft toy. Store-bought teddy bears are too trivial, whereas homemade gift ideas are creative and cheering. You can use your old doll clothes to dress the bear. Or pick clothes and accessories in stores or via the internet. At the toy's feet, write a message, such as "I love you!", "Happy Birthday, honey!", "You are my number one!", "From XXX (XXX stands for your name) with love", "XOX", "Hugs and kisses", "I miss you", depending on the situation. Thus, he would know that you made that bear for him!
You should keep in mind that a good present does not necessarily have to be very expensive. So, you don't have to spend all your savings to show your love and affection. Browse a couple of other homemade gift ideas. Think of affordable gifts such as drawings, self-made toys, plan an exciting outing to have a change from your daily life routine. Are you good at creative writing? A poem would make a great gift, too! Other ideas for you to consider on your boyfriend's special day are tickets to a movie or a sports event; it can be eau de cologne; a wrist watch; a video game; various car accessories; health care products; a sports cap; T-shirt; homemade heart-shaped brownies; a subscription for a satellite dish; tasty wine; travel accessories; different gift baskets; quality romantic music; a new mobile phone; special accessories for his office; sailing or surfing accessories; a leather-bound scheduler; the latest Hi-Fi gadgets; picnic meal at sunrise or sunset; a golf date; a magazine subscription and many, many more! You see, there are numerous things that you can donate to your loved ones.
All you need is to be loving and creative!