Q. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for a birthday gift for my boyfriend of a month. He is eighteen and I want to get him something that he'll really appreciate but nothing too over the top.
A. A month is such a short time to consider anything over the top and you are still a teenager, so money is probably tight. How about dinner at a place that he'll enjoy and an activity like bowling or billiards and darts? Remember, most guys don’t want to feel stiff in a fancy restaurant when they’d rather wear their jeans. Or, if you have a little extra cash, then get him the Ipod shuffle for $79 and skip the activity and order in pizza, his favorite DVDs (those action flicks) and bake him a cake.