Our First Christmas

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    Dec 17, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    So my b/f and I have been together for about 8 months, and next week will be our first Christmas together. I feel like I should get him a gift, but I am clueless as to what might be appropriate.

    He likes a lot of things, but he has a lot more money than I do, and there's hardly anything that he doesn't already have (he runs estate sales, and has access to a lot of merchandise at great prices). I don't have a lot of money, and I'm worried about coming up short on the gift exchange. Where he is likely to show up with a vintage Mercedes-Benz for my gift, I'll be lucky to get a good price on an Argyle sweater at JC Penney's for him.

    Any suggestions on creative of fun gift ideas that are low-cost but not cheesy for our first Christmas?
  • NorCalJD

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    Dec 17, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    If you're worried that what you get him will cost less than what you think he may get you, stop. I really doubt he's worried about it and I don't think you should be either. If I were in his shoes, I'd much rather receive a gift that showed you'd put some thought into it than a gift you just put a lot money behind (especially if it's money you don't have!) An expensive gift doesn't necessarily show him how much you care; a thoughtful gift always will.

    I don't know you or him so can't really help with a specific gift, but get him something that shows you've heard him, understood him and cared about him the last 8 months or that highlights something you like about him or the time you've spent with him. Maybe something that will remind him of a show you saw or a weekend you spent together or a sporting event you attended?
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    Dec 17, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    1st off, I don't believe he's with you for the money! If that was the case, you wouldn't be together!

    2nd, it's never the size or the amount of the gift! It's about you paying attention to him and his likes. So, if he likes chewing gum, you would get him like a fun, cool gum ball machine for his desk, or something like that. ie... My Ex wanted a certain car, well I could not buy him a car, so I bought him a remote control version of that car and it was a HIT!!!
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    Dec 17, 2008 11:05 PM GMT
    An ex of mine once made me soap bars for Christmas. Yes, I did love it! It was made by him, and it was actually very nice. Very decorative, and useful too. It's not the money, it's the thought that counts! Think about what he likes, and what is special for him.
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    Dec 17, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Um you don’t need to get something that's pricey

    I was hoping to have one of those "our first Christmas" type things.
    I had a special ornament that said "our first Christmas" lol it even had our names on it. Yeah I never met the guy (which was dumb) we talked as friends for over a 1-1/2 before expressing our like for one another. Your situation is real though ha-ha you are actually with the guy. Anyways, I bought these little charm necklace’s. I bought them from a local gay gift shop. Basically when you came close to your guy, they connected because they were magnets.

    So you see, they didn’t cost much but the though of sharing something new for the first time is all you need. Find something with meaning and something that will capture that memory of your first Christmas.