Post # 1
My boyfriend is Jewish, and I plan on getting him 8 gifts for Hanukkah. I already bought him a plane ticket so he can meet my family in Boston. (We both live in Florida now.) That was pretty pricey. I also bought tickets to a Celtics game for when we’re in Boston, which was again pretty pricey. So I’m hoping to keep the other 6 gifts under $50ish combined (I do have some wiggle room though).
A few things that I’m thinking of are:
- a homemade coupon book (do his laundry, make his favorite dinner, some “fun” things, any other ideas?)
- a framed picture of us because he literally has no personal pictures in his apartment
- a “guy cookbook,” if there is such a thing, because we want to eat at home more, but I told him that I don’t want to be stuck doing all the cooking. Any suggestions for this?
And I can’t think of anything else! Apparently I’m not creative at all. Some random things he likes: Alabama football, the Yankees (gross), action movies, Jack Daniels and coke, and boinking (sorry if that’s TMI). Any ideas?? Thanks hive!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
You can get DVDs pretty inexpensively now if there is one that he’s been looking for
a little box with his favorite sweet food that you make (i.e. his favorite cookies that you make)
organize a little chanukah party and invite his friends and have jack and coke – dreidel, gelt (chocolate), and latkes?
a really heartfelt card?
ugh my answers are kind of lame, sorry!
Post # 4
If you are crafty and he needs a blanket, lots of times you can find fleece w/ the logo/mascot of different teams. I would bet any craft store like Joann’s or Hobby Lobby would have Alabama fleece there…and if you tie it together, it’s no sew. I made one for my hubs and he LOVES it.
I think all your ideas are great though. My DH would love any of them.
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses!
@hermitcrab: He actually just got a new blu-ray player, but only has one blu-ray, so getting a few on sale on Black Friday or something is probably a good idea!
@JSDragonfly: The blanket is a great idea! I was actually at JoAnn’s the other day to get fabric for my halloween costume, and I saw some Alabama logo fleece! And this may be a dumb question, but how would I tie it together? I just can’t picture it in my head.
Thanks ladies! Keep the suggestions coming!
Post # 6
Another idea I had is at the Dollar Tree they have lots of Beer mugs or other glasses that are really nice and making him a guy basket with some mugs and snacks. You could do something cute for like $5.
And on the blanket thing you just cut strips around the 4 corners and if you are doing a thicker two sided blanket you match them all up and knot them together all around the blanket. If you are doing a single blanket (cheaper) you can just do the slits all around and knot them for a finished look.
Post # 7
I went online to shutterfly.com and made my FI some cute cheesy things. They often have sales and once you order the shipping doesn’t take too long. You can upload photos and have them made into leather bound books (a little pricier), pocket books, magnets, mugs, etc. It’s a nice way to personalize everyday items for gifts.
Another thing I did for my FI (again cheesy!!) was make him a CD with all our favourite songs on it and I printed off a custom cover for it by going on picknik.com where you can edit uploaded photos and add captions, decals, etc.
I really like your cookbook idea too! For a naughty gift maybe go to an adult store and get a pair of adult dice ($8)…I’m sure he’d like the actualy actions of the dice as a gift it’s self! lol.
Post # 8
how about cook his favortie meal AND dessert…
Post # 9
For FI’s bday this year I was really really broke, so I took pictures that he had already printed out (that I knew would just sit around) and put some in a scrapbook and the rest in a picture album, so at least they would be together, in order, and protected.
Post # 10
Comfy slippers of his favorite sports team? A fun pair of boxers? A shot glass? Those cool ice cubes that don’t dilute the drink?
Post # 11
an axe shower detailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bevJr3Ra84Q
hahahaha sorry, couldn’t resist
boys love toys.. so I’d say a bunch of little tools or tech gadgets or other fun stuff that he can fiddle with. (search gifts for men under $10)
Or maybe a build up to the big presents? a green foam finger, or a can of Boston baked beans or other weird stuff that won’t make sense until the final days (maybe its just me but I love to build suspense with big gifts)
Post # 12
Are there any pro-sports teams in your area? You can sometimes get super cheap tickets. In FL I would think the hockey tickets are pretty reasonable, and it’s a fun thing you could do together!
Post # 13
The cookbook: “How to Boil Water” from the Food Network. It’s AWESOME! My husband got it as a gift from my parents in college, and he loves cooking now.