Help ... First Christmas ... gift ideas

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    Nov 24, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    I've been dating my new bf for about 5 months, and Christmas is coming and I'm wondering what I should get him for his gift.

    Any suggestions from the RJ world ... what have been great giftts that your boyfriend has gotten you when you guys first started dating.
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Without the other knowing, we each bought each other nice watches. It was the perfect gift. Depending on the seriousness of the relationship, you can decide how much to spend.
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    Nov 24, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    i took mine to a nice dinner. do something small and memorable.
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    Nov 24, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    Inexpensive and thoughtful will always trump a big price tag (especially when you're at the 6 month or less mark of the relationship). I personally think an expensive gift has the potential to seriously skew a relationship, especially when it's relatively new.
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    Why don't you just ask him? icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 24, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    The first Christmas I was dating my bf was pretty awesome. It was intense, we almost broke up several weeks before since I was clueless and he was Mr. experienced.

    He had a star named after me and I got the star map. Its framed in my ffice today. It was AWESOME!

    Now if you want to consider something for him a little more personal, we'd probably have a hard time giving you advice. Knowing what he wants and would appreciate is something only you can really determine.
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 24, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    Something somewhat inexpensive. I would freak if someone bought me something too expensive....and start looking for an escape rout!

    I say something that will remind him of you. The presents I remember from exes would be a nice, actually a little upscale, candle holder. A Christmas ornament if he is into that. Or something warm and comfy like bedroom slippers or silk pajamas. I had a BF buy me a bunch of little things like a window scraper, gloves, etc....things he knew I needed but never bothered to buy myself....I was pretty impressed.

    A dinner out, a ride to see the Christmas lights, a night at the local actors guild theatre to see A Christmas Story are all something that would be included.
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    Depends on what he needs & wants. First Christmas with my late partner I got him kitchen stuff, cause he loved to cook. A complete set of Wusthoff cutlery, a Kitchen Aid mixer with attachments, a set of Calphalon professional cookware, a pasta maker, etc. He also loved glass ornaments and dolphins, so I had 4 glass dolphins made for him, self-standing that we put around the dining room table centerpiece, chasing each other. I also got a Christmas tree ornament that said "Our First Christmas Together."

    My current partner got into a car accident in early December as our first Christmas approached, after 4 months together. So I bought him a brand new car to replace the one he damaged. Maybe not within your budget, but I simply go with what is needed, wanted, and likely to be appreciated. If you know the guy, you likely already have your answer.
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidwhipped cream and chocolate sauce.


    I second that!
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    I agree that it shouldn't be anything too pricey or outrageous at just under 6 months in. There can be a weird power play if you're not careful... unless that's you're thing. ;)

  • UncleverName

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    Nov 24, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    The first Christmas we were together, my partner told me that he really likes to get a stocking. He didn't explain to me that in his family, each partner gets the other a stocking, and that they spend about $200 each on the stocking. His mom got him one that year, assuming (rightly) that I wouldn't know about this detail. I got him a really big sock and put in an orange and some cheap nick nacky things (pens, cheap ear phones, etc). He laughed when he saw it on Christmas day, and when I saw his mom's stocking for him I knew why.

    Moral of the story? Talk to him and figure out what you guys should be doing for each other. And get some clarity. Otherwise you're going to be sitting there Christmas day feeling like shit because he didn't explain to you what he wanted icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 24, 2009 10:51 PM GMT

    5 months?


    Flowers with a Starbucks gift card and flavored massage oil.
  • josephmovie

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    Nov 24, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Bonsai. Everybody loves bonsai!
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 24, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    UncleverName saidThe first Christmas we were together, my partner told me that he really likes to get a stocking. He didn't explain to me that in his family, each partner gets the other a stocking, and that they spend about $200 each on the stocking. His mom got him one that year, assuming (rightly) that I wouldn't know about this detail. I got him a really big sock and put in an orange and some cheap nick nacky things (pens, cheap ear phones, etc). He laughed when he saw it on Christmas day, and when I saw his mom's stocking for him I knew why.

    Moral of the story? Talk to him and figure out what you guys should be doing for each other. And get some clarity. Otherwise you're going to be sitting there Christmas day feeling like shit because he didn't explain to you what he wanted icon_smile.gif


    I honestly have no idea what a $200.00 stocking would be.
  • UncleverName

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    Nov 24, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI honestly have no idea what a $200.00 stocking would be.


    The trick is picking stuff that will fit easily into the stocking, and one big thing that will barely fit in the top, so the stocking is overflowing with goodness.

    Here's last year's:

    Electric Toothbrush: $25

    High Def iPod Head Phones that won't break down from sweat: $100

    Learn French CD-ROM: $45

    New Underwear and Socks: $50

    iTunes Gift Certificate: $25

    The look on his face on Christmas morning: Priceless.

    Wait, that wasn't priceless. It was actually $245. D'Oh!
  • soccerstriker

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    Nov 25, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    I'm in the same exact position. It can be stressful when you really want to make him swoon.

    Since you havent been together all that long it can be a little tricky trying to think of things he would really like. I'd suggest you pay close attention to things he brings up in conversations and try to think of some gifts along those lines...It might also be helpful to cruise through some shopping areas together to see what kind of things jump out at him, but just window shop until you are alone. A few gifts along the same theme can be kinda fun...if he likes to camp, buy a few things he can add to his camping gear. If he likes campy showtunes you could get tickets to a show along with the soundtrack and the movie.

    I love the star idea! nerdy + sweet = hot!
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    lilZ said
    lilTanker saidwhipped cream and chocolate sauce.


    I second that!


    But where's the cherry? Or is that a given icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    jprichva saidA blowjob is usually considered a thoughtful gift.


    <3
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    One time I was stumped. I gave a few intimate gifts, some after shave, a shirt or 2, but really didn't know what to give. So I got this enormous box, about the size of a kitchen oven, and I filled it with helium balloons and gift wrapped it up, topped with a huge bow.

    When it was opened, the balloons all rose up to the ceiling, some dozen of them, a big surprise, and dangling from each was a fresh $100 bill I got from the bank. I knew giving money would otherwise be tacky, but hoped the novelty of this approach would let me get away with it. I heard no complaints.
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 said
    jprichva saidA blowjob is usually considered a thoughtful gift.


    <3


    I have to agree or get his some really hot underwear =D it's like a gift for him that you get to enjoy icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:56 AM GMT

    You must purchase a Gorham Christmas ornament for 2009 and have it engraved with your names. About $80.00
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    Nov 25, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    jprichva saidA blowjob is usually considered a thoughtful gift.




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  • MercuryMax

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    Nov 25, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    As I've said in another similar thread....get him something that he turns into a nerd over...something he geeks out about...

    just examples:

    star wars Tshirt

    Knight Rider hat

    Movie prop from Star Trek

    A much need Car Part with Flowers and a card

    A better video card for his WoW game and a Tshirt

    A collection of the series from Dragonball Z on dvd

    ..........I mean there's something that he obsesses about...you just gotta think of what it is...and then just get creative, mix and match memorabilia...it turned out to be the most enjoyable gift I've recieved...it let me know that someone got to know who I was.



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    Nov 25, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    JW61 said
    lilZ said
    lilTanker saidwhipped cream and chocolate sauce.


    I second that!


    But where's the cherry? Or is that a given icon_wink.gif

    It's a given my dear ;)