Post # 1
im looking for Christmas gift ideas for my very simple and practical bf of 5yrs. He is an analyst. He enjoys the simple life and is a very simple person. In the past, I have gifted him meaningful things like picture calendars, pottery I’ve painted myself, experiences like concerts and massages. My parents have gifted him with sweaters, comfy clothes, etc..
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a bunch.
Post # 2
oh I know this feeling, my boyfriend!
I bought him nice clothes, a wallet, a pen for work, notebooks for work, books for work!! A laptop, for work! If there a theme here? Lol
just generally what you think he would appreciate and use daily
Post # 3
I am a very practical gift giver, so I tend to give things for the household that are somewhat of a splurge. This year he is getting two knives to fill out our block, extra cell phone chargers because he keeps stealing mine and new cross country ski boots because one of his broke last winter. Other ideas I considered:
shaving soap, a pressure washer, patagonia down sweater, new golf bag.
Hope some of these help!
Post # 4
I was going going to buy mine an Amazon echo but he beat me to it. He loves it! Perfect for a practical man
Post # 5
I bought bf a wallet last year and I feel like I’m running out of ideas! Thanks, I really like the work themed idea!
ooo soap sounds good!
I just looked up what an echo is and it sounds pretty awesome! my bf is super minimalist though and not sure if he would take the time to buy other tech stuff to link to echo, but i think it sounds like a great gift for meeee! Or maybe when we have our own home and make it all techy 😁
Thanks for all the practical ideas so far!!
Post # 6
My Fiance only wants things he needs, or experience type gifts… can never get the guy a sweater.
If your guy is a meatlover, you could get a bunch of stuff from Omaha Steaks. You could do a collection of specialty beers or wines. Food and booze is always going to be used.
This year he is getting: new wallet, rifle lock, boxer briefs, cigars, slippers(his old ones are ick), a photobook of our trip to Alaska, and he is getting tickets to Criss Angel and the Supernatralists.
I actually ususally stick to hobby stuff. Last year he got some of the same stuff but also flares for the boat and new fishing poles…. the year before he got these three finger ski gloves he wanted and new poles, before that was a pop up camping kitchen and a portable coleman grill.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
Oh yeah. This is my fella too! He likes gifts that ‘enhance his quality of life’, but that usually refers to drills and tires.
This year is our third Christmas, so I’ve already done the nice wallet and other easier items. This is what I got him this time:
A set of luxurious (super big, super soft, really nice) bath towels
A really, really good kitchen knife (he does a lot of cooking)
A monkey puzzle tree (he’s really into planting trees, and has really wanted this tree! we’ll be taking care of it in the house until spring planting season)
A bowl that is made out of a record, because we saw it on a Reading Rainbow and he was completely fascinated with it, and I know he’ll be slayed by the fact I found the creator
A set of really nice leather gloves (can be used on a cellphone too! whee!)
The best one: car accessories I know he wants. Shift boot, e-brake boot, steering wheel cover, in leather with piping. Is nice stuff… I can’t wait for him to open!!
Post # 8
Socks, underwear, and tix to a game!
Post # 9
lol sounds like a lot of us have practical men! My bf isn’t a big fan of out doorsy stuff like fishing or gardening lol but I like the idea of big plushy towels! My parents got him leather gloves the other year.
I like the tix to a game idea! Living in a big city, we are near lots of stadiums– basketball, dodgeball, football, etc! Will definitely look into this!!
great ideas, bees!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Two Christmases ago I got DH a Segway tour as one of his Christmas presents and he loved it – “experience” presents like game tickets always go down well. This year I’ve got him DVDs of a TV series he started watching and then didn’t finish (due to crazy work hours), plus this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/hshg/?pfm=Search&t=wooden%20mechanical%20clock%20kit because he is fascinated by clocks and likes building things! He does a lot of recreational bike riding and we also go hiking quite a bit so our first Christmas together I got him a Camelbak backpack (with the water bladder) and that has had SO much use.
Post # 11
have you looked at mancrate.com? They have some fun gifts for men, they come in a wood crate and he has to pry it open with a little crowbar they provide.
If you have a house the Echo can be linked with lightswitches and USB outlets do the lights and devices can be voice operated.
Post # 12
wow thanks for the info about echo! Didn’t know you could hook it up to existing lights! I’ll definitely take a look at manCrate.
my bf loves watching reruns of his favorite shows! Thanks for the idea!
Post # 13
Get him a Swiss army pocket knife with something engraved. You wouldn’t believe how often I use mine! Scissors, nail file, tooth pick, bottle opener and cork screw… My dad had a beautiful little silver one with his initials on a key chain that he kept from 50 years ago. Super practical!
Post # 14
OMG, I’m dyyyying for one of those! How do you guys like Alexa?
Post # 15
my Fiance is very practical so I buy him experience gifts. Like this year I bought two tickets to see Trevor Noah preform. Something he would love to do but never buy himself. Maybe something like that.