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My boyfriend's 20 and a bit of a geek We set a budget of £75-100, he works full time and i'm at college but have quite a lot of money saved up from working hard all summer! His psycho ex spent like £200 on him last year and he said he spent under £100 and ended up feeling really bad, but he just wasn't gonna spend that much. Plus she told him how much she spent like as if she was trying to make him feel bad. So we set a budget so neither of us could feel bad about it!

So far i've got him the Lost 1st season dvd box set, lord of the rings limited edition monopoly, a waffle maker (he loves waffles, always gets them for dessert when we go out!) and i'm gonna wrap up some maple syrup separately. Also gonna make him my own variant on a selection pack and buy a christmassy box and fill it with a selction of his favourite sweets and chocolates. (Did this for a friend a few years ago and she loved it!) Might get him the prodigy CD as well.
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Gender of other half: Male
Age: 20
Likes: Hard House, Drum and Bass, Gangster films (lock stock etc..)funky clothing
Dislikes:Girly stuff, football, pink, commercial music
Budget: £150 ish (only because i'v been saving up since august....)

He wants a new phone but i know his mum's bought him one (shhhh) so i was thinking of getting him a PSP (cus he wont shut up about one... :rolleyes: )
I found it difficult to buy for my two best friends (male) But found alot of great stuff on firebox.com, it isn't expensive either. Recommend it if you want a 'different' sort of christmas pressie

(oh we've been together 3 years btw.....our first christmas together we'd been together about 3 months, i bought him a lovely ben sherman watch (£30 from argos...bargain!) and a cd he'd been after for ages...)
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fluff[/s].]Gender of other half: Male
Age: 20
Likes: Hard House, Drum and Bass, Gangster films (lock stock etc..)funky clothing
Dislikes:Girly stuff, football, pink, commercial music
Budget: £150 ish (only because i'v been saving up since august....)

He wants a new phone but i know his mum's bought him one (shhhh) so i was thinking of getting him a PSP (cus he wont shut up about one... :rolleyes: )
I found it difficult to buy for my two best friends (male) But found alot of great stuff on firebox.com, it isn't expensive either. Recommend it if you want a 'different' sort of christmas pressie

(oh we've been together 3 years btw.....our first christmas together we'd been together about 3 months, i bought him a lovely ben sherman watch (£30 from argos...bargain!) and a cd he'd been after for ages...)
Hmmm... is he really into his clubbing? You could always buy some clubwear; all that UV stuff. Theres cyberdog (but I dont know if they have that outside London) and birmingham has some funky shops though I dont know where lol.
A cool belt perhaps or a wallet?
Its so hard to choose something for people when you dont know them lol.
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(Original post by mangomaz)
Hmmm... is he really into his clubbing? You could always buy some clubwear; all that UV stuff. Theres cyberdog (but I dont know if they have that outside London) and birmingham has some funky shops though I dont know where lol.
A cool belt perhaps or a wallet?
Its so hard to choose something for people when you dont know them lol.
Thats really weird because i was talking to my friend about doing that earlier..lol. Cyberdog have a website but i don't think it'll get here before christmas. I got him loadsa cyber type jewellery for his birthday (it was end of october) and a shirt. I hate buying for men, even if you buy them something they don't like, they'll still tell you it's great :rolleyes: ...thanks alot for the inspiration, think it's a brill idea
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right ! so i ahd this really cool idea i woukd buy my boyf clothes from my cataloug and pay for it in 6 months times so i can save it up and not skitn ym self all at once !(good idea right) except it has nothing i wanted 2 order in stock now depressed again thought i had everything under control !HELP!
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ARGOS IT!!!!
i have got loads of things for my BF. from Argos!!!
i am also taking him for christmas shopping one night to get more pressies. and then a meal payed for, by me so that can got towards it.

i know my BF is taking me to germany and france next year!!!

then i have got my child. (ben) a big sack and a bob the builder toy for under the tree!!!
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i am getting my bf some sheet music i know he'll love

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wow people spend so much! i love buying presents for people, including him, but it doesn't have to be expensive, as long as its meaningful!
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I'm knitting my bf a scarf (though I'm not exactly a great knitter), then getting him some other little gift..a shirt maybe? It's the thought that counts. =)
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I'm knitting my bf a scarf (though I'm not exactly a great knitter), then getting him some other little gift..a shirt maybe? It's the thought that counts. =)
what colour is the scarf!!! lol
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ive got my bf a year subscription to FHM lol... he always buys it.. n its so ecpensive if u dnt hav subscription.... think im gnna do something sweet too like bake him a cake!

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(Original post by jessiek)
I'm knitting my bf a scarf (though I'm not exactly a great knitter), then getting him some other little gift..a shirt maybe? It's the thought that counts. =)
awww thats really sweet lol one of my friends knitted me a scarf tis v nice... i was knitting one for myself but i havent got round to casting off yet... must do that at some point :rolleyes:
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Gender of other half: male
Age: 21
Likes: star trek, f1, football, leeds, me (I hope) and other things like that
Budget: £100-150

I have got him three star trek dvd's (45 each) a ps2 game, smackdown vs raw (40) and a leeds utd tax disk for his car.


opps, I just realised i spent over my budget it's no wonder I'm no good with money. plus it was his birthday on the 5th dec, so I spent £150 on that :eek: I miss my money
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i am getting my bf some sheet music i know he'll love
That's a great idea. My boyfriend got me a fancy hardback edition of Mozart's piano sonatas last Christmas; it was such a personal present! Great stuff, thanks for reminding me of that one. I shall have to return the favour for him this year. But where does one buy music for a tuba player... *thinks*
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Are you also getting him a sub so *you* can look through it L? :p:
well yer... lol u kno me....
also.. there are some good information pages in there - which he may get some ideas from.... which would benefit me....

not that he really needs any... his imagination is... lol.. ermm... impressive:P
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other half gender: male age:20
Likes: Planes, rugby, tv (esp. simpsons, family guy, futurama, blackadder)
Dislikescallies (although thats not of much relevance to Xmas presents!)
What I've got!
A box set of aftershave and a rugby dvd.
A biiiig galaxy selection box
A USB port plug in massager thing. It's so weird, its a sort of blue knobbly thing, which looks as though it could be put to some interesting uses! XD

All together these came to about 20 quid, which I thought was pretty good! The first two were from sainsburies (really romantic, I know)
The other was from some weird site online!
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(Original post by Katie_a7x)
That's a great idea. My boyfriend got me a fancy hardback edition of Mozart's piano sonatas last Christmas; it was such a personal present! Great stuff, thanks for reminding me of that one. I shall have to return the favour for him this year. But where does one buy music for a tuba player... *thinks*
A music shop? I know that both my local one and the big one in Cambridge have huge collections for all sorts of instruments. I go and drool at them occasionally.
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I've been seeing my boyf for 6weeks now...do you think i should get him a present? ( By xmas it'll be 2months) my initial thoughts were no just a card, but now i'm not so sure, i'd love to buy him a present but i don't know if he's thinking of getting me one, and i don't want to give him something and then make him feel bad for not getting me something (i don't really care..well ok a lil but a card would be as nice!) and i'm on a budget!

He took me out for a meal and bought me a CD for my birthday after 4 weeks.. :rolleyes:

If i was going to get him something i was thinking of either..
1)A cd..either a mixed of all his fav songs or kaiser chiefs or something
2) A quicksilver tshirt/hat..or something of the kind
3)scarf and gloves...(pretty lame and grannyish) but every saturday he freezes at the bus stop while we wait for my bus!

Guys, what do you think of getting clothes from a GF for xmas? what would you prefer?

Sorry for the looong msg!! Any thoughts would be appreciated! :rolleyes:
personally I would much prefer the scarf and gloves since its something you will most likely wear use alot and its very cosy and something that will make u think of ur partner! Esp with a scarf its v cosy, I dont know if I am alone in thinking this though.
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other half gender: male
age: 19
Likes: politics, sports, maths, dressing up (he owns white tie. And more!)
Dislikes: No relevance
Budget: £50

Present: a pocket watch. I can't afford an inscription, so will go for gold script transfers and will transfer a message onto the presentation case.
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(Original post by Katie_a7x)
That's a great idea. My boyfriend got me a fancy hardback edition of Mozart's piano sonatas last Christmas; it was such a personal present! Great stuff, thanks for reminding me of that one. I shall have to return the favour for him this year. But where does one buy music for a tuba player... *thinks*
I'd say Blackwells but I don't know if they're just an Oxford thing or not... If there is one near you, though, I'd've though they would be able to order pretty much anything in (they've ordered countless violin and theory books for me!). Is Amazon any use?

I've just tried Blackwells' website and that's shoite I'm afraid I'd've thought most specialist music shops, or if there's a shop that's got a reputation for doing more 'educational' based books then they might have a selection?

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My problem: I've got a secret santa for someone I don't know very well. Obviously not my other half, but they are the opposite sex :P. It's only for a laugh, and it's advised to keep it £5-ish. Any ideas of what sort of jokey present a 17-year-old guy would appreciate?!?!
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(Original post by Katie_a7x)
That's a great idea. My boyfriend got me a fancy hardback edition of Mozart's piano sonatas last Christmas; it was such a personal present! Great stuff, thanks for reminding me of that one. I shall have to return the favour for him this year. But where does one buy music for a tuba player... *thinks*
www.boosey.co.uk (as in boosey and hawkes) is where i got mine!

amazon is rubbish for sheet music
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My problem: I've got a secret santa for someone I don't know very well. Obviously not my other half, but they are the opposite sex :P. It's only for a laugh, and it's advised to keep it £5-ish. Any ideas of what sort of jokey present a 17-year-old guy would appreciate?!?!
Try Ann Summers - they have a range of secret Santa presents, even on their website. Candy bras and starter bondage kits spring to mind...
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