Breaking up can be tough on either one or both parties involved. In most cases, relationships that end often stop there, with no friendship to hang on to. However, if you’re one of the lucky few, you might just have pulled off a mutual break up, and remained friends while moving on with your lives. Sometimes, you remain very close to each other, so it’s not uncommon to still give you ex-boyfriend a gift. If you need a birthday gift idea for your ex-boyfriend, here’s a couple of tips and tricks to get him something that says you care, without sending out the wrong signals.
Remember, you know your ex-boyfriend better than most people, so you understand what he’ll enjoy, and what will bring back memories that should be kept as memories. There’s a fine line that you can cross when getting a birthday gift for your ex-boyfriend, so keep things like dinner or movie tickets out of it. You don’t want to put yourself in a situation where it’s just the two of you, because that will create a rather weird vibe. If you’re looking to get him tickets, try a 4-pack of concert tickets. With 4 tickets, you know that if he takes you, he’s also taking other people, and it can remain a friendly event.
Additionally, when buying birthday gifts for your ex-boyfriend, try not to involve a gift that contributes to something you did together. Get a gift that is about something that he enjoyed when you weren’t around. If he’s into the outdoors, consider some camping gear or hunting gear for his next trip. Maybe he’s into cars, and you could get him some automotive items to help him round out his big project. The idea being that the stuff he did without you won’t make him think of you and make things awkward in the future.
Finally, if you’re looking to keep things on a friend level, don’t buy him clothes, even if you used to. As friends, you need to let your ex-boyfriend dress himself and not let your opinion weigh in on how he acts or how he dresses. Instead, try a gift certificate to let him do the shopping on his own. You could even make a joke about how responsible he’s become. Finding a birthday gift for ex-boyfriends is not easy task, just remember to keep it simple and don’t attach it to memories that you’ve shared.