With Christmas coming and the economy still in a state of distress, you need to ensure that your Christmas gift spending does not exceed your income. Nevertheless, you can still show your boyfriend how much you care about him with some inexpensive gifts that are both thoughtful and practical.
Every man needs to look his best in order to succeed and to look good to you, so why not buy him gifts that he can use every day? Toiletries include things like shaving cream and razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, nail clippers and other grooming tools. If you dread the thought of having to pick them out yourself, you can buy a toiletry bag that looks nice and already has the essentials inside of it; this is especially useful if your boyfriend has a job that requires him to travel a lot.
If your boyfriend is a cut-up or a clown or if he simply appreciates a good laugh, there are several inexpensive novelties that you can find at joke shops and novelty stores that include such classics as the whoopee cushion, trick gum and the rubber chicken.
Movies, music and books
Does your boyfriend love to watch movies and listen to music on his stylish, high-end home theater? If so, then DVDs and music CDs of his favorite band are inexpensive gifts that you and your boyfriend can share together time after time; they are even cheaper when you buy them used. If he is a bookworm, go to a used bookstore to find books that cater to his interest for pennies on the dollar.
Christmas is a time for giving, not for going into debt. With these inexpensive gifts, you and your boyfriend can have a merry Christmas and still afford to have a happy New Year.