My boyfriend and I have been together 11 months, it will be a year on New Years, I'm 17 and he's 18. He doesn't work so we have decided on spending a limit of $20 on each other. But he said I can't buy him games or DVDs or anything like that. He said he wants me to get him something really special that he can treasure. He's really into games and computing.
I want to make him a stocking with lots of unusual things, but I don't know what to put in it. My ideas so far are some guitar picks and I'm going to do a drawing of us. Anyone got any other ideas? I can think of lots of things, but they go over the budget.
Amy from London, UK
Hey there. I'm 21 and my bf is 25 we've been together for quite awhile, but nothing really long yet. He is deploying to Iraq, but will be here for the holidays. Since he's deploying very soon, I can't get him the things he likes because he can't take everything with him (such as his fave cologne, xbox360, etc.),
but I bought and am creating a few things that hopefully he can take. Here are some ideas on what I'm doing.
You could always do a Build a Bear if there is one close to you. They start at $10 and you can add a voice box to it with your own message in your own voice for not too much more. It's a great gift and when you aren't there he will still have a message from you. (12/20/2008)
For those whose boyfriends are gamers, I would suggest getting him the movie "Grandma's Boy" if he doesn't own it already. It's about a 35-year old gamer who has to move in with his grandmother after being kicked out of his apartment. The movie was produced by Adam Sandler, so that will give you an idea of the humor involved, but it is a funny movie. (12/21/2008)
All of these are really great ideas, thanks for the help. Another tip, personalized M and M's are really cute and not that expensive as part of a Christmas gift. I got some that say "I love you" and "My name + his name". (12/21/2008)
How about a sterling bracelet or a stainless one with your name on it. Or how about a key holder that he can hook on to his belt, or a a keychain or a wallet with your picture on or in it. If he drives or loves a certain kind of car, you can get him a keychain with that car's logo on it.
Another thing he might really like is, if you could burn him a CD with all of yours and his favorite songs on it. And if he or both of you listen to it often, then throughout life whenever he hears one of those songs, he'll always think of you.
They sell black lights at Walmart, maybe he'd like one of these, or a T-shirt with his favorite bands logo or picture on it.
If all else fails, print out some very nice coupons for him that he can "cash in" later on. For example: This coupon good for one batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, etc. etc. (12/21/2008)
Wow, I have been dating my boyfriend for 11 months and it will be 1 year on New Years. That's weird. You should make him a scrap book of pictures of you two or take him to the spot where you first kissed and have a picnic basket prepared for him. (12/23/2008)
I took a picture of me and my guy and put it in a picture frame. Around the picture frame I wrote lyrics to our song, it's meaningful and not expensive. (12/24/2008)
I made him a tie blanket. He loved it. (12/24/2008)
I've been with my boyfriend almost four months. This is what I got him for Christmas this year:
The travel mugs are a great idea if your partner loves their coffee. These are cheap, the Dollar Tree is a great place to find them, and you can print out anything you want to put in them.
My boyfriend's a nerdy little thing, always playing with his computers at work (certified computer tech). So I got a plain stocking and glued on little microchips, cables, cords, and $2 broken Gameboy games from pawn shops. Inside it, I put a game he wanted, a candy filled cane filled with computer guts and his favorite candies, the tins of candy, his lighter, and other candies I knew he'd like.
It's definitely a cute idea. No matter what your partner likes, you can always dress up a stocking with little knick-knacks and surprise them with it in the morning. (12/25/2008)
I used the box idea. My boyfriend is going away for a while and I wanted to get him something to remind him of how much I love him. I got him some clothes and stuff, but I felt like I should give him something meaningful.
I got a box, and for every day that he would be gone I came up with a reason that I loved him and put it on a slip of paper. I came up with way more things that intended, 1000 to be exact. I also added in titles of some songs that remind me of him or him of me and our songs, and some quotes and poems. Also some "remember when's", and some little cut out hearts. I decorated the box in pictures of us and on the lid put the lyrics from "Your Song" from Moulin Rouge. ("I hope you don't mind that I put down in words, how wonderful life is, now you're in the world.")
When I gave it to him he literally broke down into tears. He says it's the best gift he could have ever received and that nothing will ever top it. I hope this helps, I know it helped me a ton. And it only cost me like 4 bucks for a box and some paper. Hope this helps. (12/28/2008)
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