I'm Stumped- another holiday gift thread

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by halfwaynowhere, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family isn't really doing Christmas this year, for various reasons. But I love giving presents- to me, its the whole spirit of the season.
    I've been dating someone since the beginning of November. Its not really serious yet, but I feel like it could be. He's not from around here, so he doesn't have any family in the area, and he's been getting kind of bummed about the holidays. So I want to get him a gift, so that he doesn't feel completely left out. Problem is, I don't have a clue what to get him! I always have issues shopping for men!
    He's a 37 year old bachelor, a football fan (although I can't help but think football merchandise is tacky and impersonal). He rents a room, so he doesn't have a whole lot of space for stuff.
    I'm looking to spend anywhere from $15-50 on a gift. I can do homemade though i'd prefer not to at this point. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions!
     
  2. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does he do for a living?

    If he works outside - an extra thick shirt or a gift cert to a donut shop for coffee
     
  3. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he runs his own business, though i'm not really sure on the details. he does security related stuff. he works a lot, but i don't know exactly what he does, so i don't know what kinds of things he can use for work.
    I prefer to stay away from gift cards, i'd just rather give him something that shows i put some thought into it. problem is, all the thinking i'm doing is coming up with nothing!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What does he need? Thats what i'd get him..
    If hes renting a room..maybe he needs a hot plate or toaster over to make small meals? (if he has no kitchen in his room?)
     
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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Here it is. The ONE. Send him a plant and with that plant will be an invitiation to a candlelit dinner at your house (or to a restaurant). Ken's birthday was the day after we met, and this went over VERY well. We still have the plant!
     
  6. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:problem with men is that they tend to buy themselves the stuff they need or want, which doesn't leave a whole lot of room for anything else.
    he has access to a kitchen, so i doubt he'd need a hot plate or anything. i'd get him a blanket or something, but he likes it cold. everything i can think of, i can think of reasons why it won't work! men are complicated (or maybe I'm just complicating things too much).
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Debis idea is fun... make him a special dinner and night of fun. [​IMG]
     
  8. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he enjoy wine? A nice bottle of his favorite.

    Or how bout beer? A selection of beers from microbreweries.

    Put together some snackies from World Market.

    A bowl with popcorn or candy and gift certificate for two to the movies with an invite from you.

    An invite to go bowling or miniture golfing.

    A warm pair of slippers.

    A favorite DVD or CD.

    Does he play Wii? A new game.

    have fun!
     
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] I like it. I'm death on plants... good thing the first gift I gave DH was a dagger.
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:yes yes!! sounds awesome Good idea Deb!!
     

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