I was wondering if anybody has any ideas for Christmas gifts. ive been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years and i dunno what to get him for christmas. he likes the color red and he like dale jr memorabilia but i got him that for his birthday and i need some ideas for christmas Can anyone help?
Amy from Bradenton, FL
I am a male, nearly eighty years old. When I was in my teens I received a stainless steel pocket knife with a nail file, scissors, and one blade. It was purchased at neiman-marcus and has my initials on it. It was made in italy. It has been on my keychain all these years. I use it almost daily. Believe it or not, but at the time it was purchased it was $4.95, But the last time I saw it in their catalogue several years ago, it was around $25.00. If they are not available, then consider a swiss army knife of the simplest and thinnest kind. (11/18/2005)
By OLD MAN
Make your own "gift certificates" one for a" kiss" another "wash your car" "take you to the movies", just use your own imagination. (11/18/2005)
I suggest purchasing a "savings bond" to go towards the purchasing of a car in a few years or what ever he wants. This could be done for all of your holidays (Xmas, birthday, Anniversary etc.) By the time the bonds mature (7 yrs) he will be 21 and needing some kind of cash.
Bonds are purchased at a bank. The cost of a $50 bond is half of that at $25. A $100 one is $50. It is the idea that in 7 years the small bond that you bought will have grown "interest wise" to be cashed in for DOUBLE the amount you paid for it originally!
Evryone rather male or female enjoys cash at any time of year at any age. (11/18/2005)
By Paula Jo Carr
I know some guys might not like this idea, but yet some might. How bout a memory album of pictures of yourself and him. But you must be sure not to make it frilly or too mushy. Maybe a hunter green album or some sort of notebook and just add the decorated memory pages. Good Luck (11/18/2005)
Why don't you bake several different kinds of cookies for him. Make some homemade fudge. Get him a Christmas stocking and fill it with stocking stuffers, small bottle of after shave, hair gel, etc. (11/18/2005)
How about a DVD - maybe Fever Pitch (very funny baseball movie)? You could include some microwave popcorn and candy too.
What about those small remote control cars from Radio Shack? Kids & adults like those. They even have cones you can set up for an obstacle course.
Is he studying for his driver's license? Maybe a special keychain would be appreciated.
Does he have a cellphone? Maybe buy him a special ring-tone or extra minutes?
If you like to cook, you could cook his favorite meal for him.
Hope these help. (11/18/2005)
By Cheryl from Missouri
If he likes to go hunting or fishing, how about a hunting or fishing license. (11/19/2005)
How about an arcade pass, or a gift card for one of his favorite stores, let him pick out something that he'd like, rather than you picking out something that he wouldn't like. (back in my dating years, I picked out a nice shirt, pair of jeans, a nice belt & belt buckle for a guy I was dating, for his birthday, he took them to a pawn shop & traded them all for enough money to buy a bottle of whiskey with!! I was furious, I'd worked hard to earn enough money for his gifts & to think he didn't care enough to appreciate them.) Best of luck on your gift giving! (11/19/2005)
For all special days, I get my husband (and he gets me), a pocket token. A coin, a dog tag, a rock, etc. You can find just about anything engravable and have a special saying or date engraved. It's like giving them a little of you to carry with them when you are apart. We never leave the house without at least one token in our pocket. (11/20/2005)
You can buy your boyfriend a refillable music card through apple.com where he can download songs for his IPOD most are .99 each-You just pre-pay it just like other gift cards-It is called itunes. Happy Christmas! Susan (11/23/2005)
i know that my guy is a hard working guy who does a lot of outdoor work. Try adding something humorous that shows you really listen to him. I'm purchasing a bob the builder "hard" hat and a hello kitty hammer for fun and something else, a movie, that he seriously likes. Finally a favorite snack food (he loves oreos). (12/09/2005)
For my boyfriend for christmas one year I made him a photo album including all the good times we shared together as well as some really goofy shots of both of us. I also pasted in little items which had sentimental value for us both i.e. the movie tickets for our first ever date. Once i decided on getting him this i started collaborating little trinkets. He LOVED IT! (12/13/2005)
If he will wear jewelry, get him an ID bracelet with his name on it it's not that expensive and you could put your own secret message on the back. (12/13/2005)
If you've been together more than a year, this works. I save my old movie ticket stubs and always write descriptions of events in my datebook (date w/Luke, going to concert). At Christmas, I bought him a new calendar and transferred the dates from my calendar into his. So he would have a calendar he could use for the whole year, and certain dates were already filled in with good memories (EX: July 1, saw "Mission Impossible" together; September 9, went to Pearl Jam concert; or whatever). Fun, meaningful and inexpensive. (05/24/2006)
My husband can remember the second year we were together I bought him a neat pocket watch. It's been many years now and he still has it for a keepsake. (08/29/2006)
I have a good idea for a Christmas, Valentine's, or birthday gift for your boyfriend. get him a silver ring with something engraved in it. (12/02/2006)
Here's a step by step process.
- Ask him what he's favorite sport team, TV show, movie is.
- With the gathered info (haha) see what's easiest to buy
- A jersey of his favorite team basketball. Make sure if he tells you his favorite team you KNOW what sport it is!
- If he tells you his favorite show see if they have a DVD maybe of the 1, 2, 3 seasons
- If he tells you he's favorite movie he probably has it but you can get him something relating to it. Like shirt or something from it.
Hope that helps someone (12/04/2006)
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