When we think about gift ideas for boyfriends, the romantic options (flowers, chocolates, etc.) that women love are not likely to ignite the same delight in your man. To a great extent, men like utility gifts. Something that perishes or sits pretty on a table will probably seem like a waste of money.
Anything that is limited edition can be categorized as a collectors item. If he is into photography, it could be a set of prints of pictures taken by his favorite photographer. Getting this right will depend on the time you put into it. You will have to carry out some research as to what items you can get your hands on that fit into your budget.
While these ideas should serve as an inspiration, only you are in a position to come up with something that he will truly love and cherish. All you need to do is pay attention to the things he says and you are sure to pick up a few hints.
If he really likes something a friend has, all you need to do is call the friend and find out where you can get him a similar one. Alternately, if you've heard him say he wants a particular album, book or tool, getting it for him will be perfect. There is nothing like a personalized gift or gesture to say 'I love you'.