Post # 1
I can’t stand Christmas shopping. I feel like every year, there’s pressure to get everyone a gift and money gets spent on things that people don’t really want or need, just for the sake of giving gifts. I’d honestly rather not get any gifts!
Don’t get me wrong — I like gift giving. Birthdays, anniversaries….they’re all spread out and I can put a lot of thought into each gift. But at Christmas, it’s everyone at once, and it just gets too complicated.
This year I’m actually on the ball and have gifts for everyone already……except FI.
I have no idea what to get him. Our anniversary was in October, his birthday was in November, so I used up a lot of my good gift ideas.
There’s plenty of practical things I could get him (new shoes, new shirts, a memory foam pillow), but he doesn’t really believe in practical gifts. For our first Christmas together as an engaged couple I wanted to do something special, but I am completely out of ideas.
He doesn’t wear a watch, isn’t very metro, isn’t into clothes. He’s a nerd in the sense that he loves Star Trek and Lord of the Rings, but I didn’t even find anything on ThinkGeek that seemed right.
Does anyone have a genius idea?
Post # 3
Oh man, I was already to send you over to ThinkGeek, that is my go-to when I can’t think of things for my guy. Last year I bought my SO a set on etched pint glasses with Star Wars and Doctor Who designs on them, there are a bunch on Etsy. I would give Etsy a search.
Post # 4
I know the feeling! Guys are so hard to shop for 🙁 I always get stuck on gift ideas for my FI >.<
How about getting a mug or something else personalised with something from LOTR or Star Trek? 🙂
Or, these are some really awesome sites that guys LOVE shopping from (pretty much my brother and FI’s favourite place to shop!)
They’re New Zealand sites, but they do international shipping, and their stuff is awesome and priced well 🙂
http://www.mightyape.co.nz – It has EVERYTHING 🙂
http://www.geekstore.co.nz – it has rc toys, usb things, and crazy things like usb fridges, usb mug warmers, usb roll up drum kits, heaps of things that are so crazy and cool 😛
Or you could make something? Maybe a painting of someone from Star trek? Or some melted crayon art? Even bake cookies or make truffles, fudge or rocky road 🙂 Or something sentimental like a photo album/ collage or scrapbook of your relationship filled with photo’s, memories, little inside jokes, poems, etc 🙂