I suck at Christmas shopping. Help me!

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    Dec 06, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    Seriously need some advice for shopping for my boyfriend this Christmas. I have no idea what to get him (I'm making him a card so far but I want to buy something for him too).

    He absolutely loves red wine (Pinot Noir), doesn't have a thick beard but does have facial hair. Loves Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesdays, and other restaurants like that. Has two miniature Schnauzer's. The nickname he calls me is "Hero" or "little hero" (I'm sure some of you just threw up in your mouth a little :lolicon_smile.gif

    Uhh... honestly we've been dating for about a month so I'm still getting to know him, so I'm absolutely lost on what to do. I'm not planning on buying anything extremely expensive, but it's nice to know that I care and I want to show that. Below is an idea someone made for their boyfriend and I loved it. I want to buy gifts for him but add a personal touch to it. Any awesome ideas guys? Thanks in advance.

    http://imgur.com/a/pMapk
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    Dec 06, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    I get my inspiration by thinking of a magazine they might like to read and using one of their suggestions. It meant I actually got my brother something he wanted for once.

    Nowadays I prefer things which take up little or no space because I have to much stuff already, so something like a vineyard trip would be good for that.
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    Dec 06, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    Only have jewish friends, excuses all your terrible xmas BS because those Jews don't do jesus birthday stuff. Plus, you toss them a bottle of wine on day three of Hannukah and they are pleased as pie.
    Jews, not just for sex anymore.
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    Dec 06, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    You two have only been dating a month....you dont have to do anything beyond a gift card to his favorite liquor store.


    done.
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    Dec 06, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    You have only been dating a month? In that case I recommend a small donation to a charity he cares about.
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    Dec 06, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    Import saidYou two have only been dating a month....you dont have to do anything beyond a gift card to his favorite liquor store.


    done.


    It's not like I'm spending a huge amount of money on him, but I did want to just get something a little nice for him to show I care and still want my booty poked from time to time. Haha kidding but seriously...
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    Dec 06, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Give him a gift that he needs or something that you both have an interest in. Say for example, I bought my mom a massage cushion because her back is always aching. I bought my boyfriend a shirt which comes in a pair from a show we like to watch. That could be an idea: buy clothes that will compliment each other that you guys can wear as a couple. But if he doesn't care too much about gifts, just give him yourself. Hell tell him your frustration that you couldn't find him a good gift, and maybe he'll give you one of those cheesy moments where he says: "The only thing I need is you." That would be cute.
  • LJay

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    Dec 06, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    Sounds like you could do very well with a couple of bottles of good pinot noir from a decent wine store. They should be able to help you pick out some nice ones. Most wine folks like to try different makers' versions of a wine. You could also throw in a nice little bag of treats for the dogs.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 06, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidHey Josh, if he likes wine, there are a couple of inexpensive wine doodads that would be a nice gift. Like this thing with special corks that pumps the air out of a half-used wine bottle so that the other half won't spoil if you're not drinking it all. Or a fancy corkscrew. Something along those lines.

    Ya, or maybe two nice wine glasses, a corkscrew and a good bottle of Pinot. That's festive and something you can share but he'll still have to hang on to.
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    Dec 06, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    The card is great. Since you've only been together for a month, I wouldn't go overboard.

    I've been working on simplifying my life and getting rid of extra stuff I don't really use or need.

    So, I've been leaning towards giving people experiences -- like taking someone to a very unique restaurant, a night at the theatre, a bout tour, etc. Something that's memorable that you can share.

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    Dec 07, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    Josh,

    I like the simplest suggestions. One month is too soon to give more. I personally like the idea of special (flavored?) condoms, or a bottle of Pinot that you know he likes....don't guess and don't take the clerk's suggestion. Wine drinkers are very particular and pinots vary considerably from vineyard to vineyard. Both of those are very personal but reasonably priced. Even going to a lot of effort on the packaging is too much, unless you do that type of thing for everyone.

    Chad
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    Dec 07, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Hit up a craft store. Make something nice.
  • metta

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    Dec 07, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
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    Dec 07, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    I think if you wanted to be creative and not go overboard, in the card, print out on your computer some tickets for some things. It may sound childish, but you give it an adult twist...

    A ticket for a massage, or a cuddle session, or... well you know. If you are still in the getting to know you phase, make a game out of it, along with submitting the ticket, he has to share something about himself.

    You are still being thoughtful and helping move the relationship forward.

    Just my 2 pennies that probably aren't really worth that.

    Best of luck.
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    Dec 07, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    Import saidYou two have only been dating a month....you dont have to do anything beyond a gift card to his favorite liquor store.


    done.


    Gay dating is like dog life. Multiply that number by at least seven.
  • metta

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    Dec 07, 2013 12:32 AM GMT

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    Dec 07, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    I agree with LJay and Sharkey above - a nice bottle of wine or wine accessories would be a nice gift.

    You could also pick up some nice wine glasses.

    If he's into his dogs, you could probably find some cute dog related gifts - treats, fancy leashes, doggie toys, etc.

    If he lives in a colder climate, you could pick up a trendy hat or some gloves.

    If you have any pictures of you and he together, you could pick up a frame and put a photo inside.

    Avoid gift cards... too impersonal for someone you're dating.


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    Dec 07, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
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    Dec 07, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
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  • metta

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    Dec 07, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    Make sure that your christmas card does not look like these


    http://littlewhitelion.com/21-awesomely-bad-christmas-cards-48564/
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    Dec 07, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    Cologne,sexy underwear,some nice ties,a nice dress shirt,some cool t shirts,hot jeans,new sneakers,movie tickets or tickets to a play or show.icon_smile.gif Merry Christmas!Ryan and Ruben
  • Import

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    Dec 07, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    get him a mold of ur cock.... like one of those make ur own dildo kits.
    Get a mold of ur cock.

    And then give it to me so.....u know. He can do what he will with it.
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    Dec 07, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    a card, decent bottle of wine and flowers
  • metta

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    Dec 07, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    You could donate money in his name to Kalon

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    Dec 07, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidOnly have jewish friends, excuses all your terrible xmas BS because those Jews don't do jesus birthday stuff. Plus, you toss them a bottle of wine on day three of Hannukah and they are pleased as pie.
    Jews, not just for sex anymore.


    My antisemitism sensors were out when I was reading this but then I just laughed and thought "how true!" My family was never big into gifts. When in doubt, get someone a card, or a book or a bottle of wine or treat them to dinner and/or a play or concert. (Or just send money.)