Sweetie, a gift is something from the heart form the giver. It is not up to you to tell your boyfriend what to buy you! That is just tacky. Let him come up with his own gift, and please accept it with gratitude.
My advice would be to take the emphasis off the gift, and more on the meaning of your birthday. I would give your mother a gift. It is a wonderful day to thank our mothers for loving us and raising us.
Re: what my boyfriend can buy for me on my birthday?
That's great to hear Rea!
Writeleft, thank you. My birthday was yesterday and instead of telling my boyfriend to buy me this book (since he asked what I wanted) I instead told him to make me or buy me something the comes from the heart. I feel that would be special.