So I started dating a guy when I was 15, and I’m now 23 and married to him. After over 8 years of buying Christmas gifts for him, I now know a lot about guys and what kind of presents they want. I remember being 15 and wondering what I should get him, nervous that he wouldn’t like my gift, so I wanted to write this to help all of you who are in a new relationship or just have no idea what to get your guy. So here are what I feel to be the top 5 gifts to get your boyfriend:
5- Picture Frame
-On a few different occasions, I gave my boyfriend picture frames with cute pictures of us together, or either pictures of just me- and he would hang them on his wall, sit them on his dresser, and even put them in his car. If you’re lucky, your guy will be happy to have pictures so that he can show you off. So don’t be scared to make him a cute picture frame- he will secretly love it.
4- Gift Card to Bass Pro Shops
-Here is one of those you never fail gifts. Every guy can find something at Bass Pro Shops. I would say buy him something for hunting or fishing, but I have never quite understood any of that and my boyfriend loves it- so by buying him a gift card to his favorite store, it makes him feel like a kid in a toy store. I know gift cards sound tacky and you want to get your boyfriend something meaningful- but seriously, to him, that fishing rod he gets, or the hunting equipment- it will be worth it.
-This is another win-win gift for you and your guy. Also another one that I give my boyfriend almost every year. You can pick out the cologne that you think smells best, and give it to your guy so that he will smell amazing. It will make him happy and it will make you happy to be around him. You don’t even have to buy something expensive, although you can if that is what you want. I personally recommend Adidas blue men’s cologne- it’s a great price and a great scent that my boyfriend and I both love.
2- Electronics (ipod, gps, tv)
Now, depending on how much you want to spend this Christmas, electronics are something that you can’t go wrong buying for your boyfriend. Whether you want to get him an Ipod, a TV, a GPS, or something else, he will forever be grateful. One Christmas I got my boyfriend a GPS and even wrote something corny in the card, like “Use this and you can always find your way to me.” Hah, it was silly but he liked it. He also needed it, because unlike many guys, he has NO sense of direction!
1-Video Game (or video game system)
Last but not least you can get your boyfriend a video game or video game system. I feel like most guys these days are obsessed with some kind of system or game. Whether it be a classic like Nintendo, or a newer game like Call of Duty on systems like the Play Station 3, you can never go wrong with a video game. One year I got my boyfriend an Xbox 360, and you would have thought he had found gold. Needless to say it was a great Christmas for both of us!
So there are my tips for Christmas gifts to get your boyfriend. If you can’t find something here then you may be out of luck, but I feel like any of these options, or a combination of some, will make any guy happy. Another little tip that my boyfriend and I have done every year:
Get him a large stocking (You can get them at the dollar tree) and put his presents in there. If you get him one nicer thing, you can wrap it and stick it in the bottom of the stocking, then add little stocking stuffers like candy and a card. It makes it exciting to open gifts, and you always find little surprises. This makes it fun and less nerve-racking to open gifts with your guy. So good luck, have fun, and remember that it’s not the gift, but the thought that counts!