New Bf For Christmas - What To Get Him?

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auntmamie Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:09am
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I've been seeing this guy for about two months now, talking a few times a week, with 4 (official) dates and alot of walks at lunch. Some of you will like this - this morning, our "date" was church, followed by a walk! Plus, he is a perfect gentlemen. thumbs_up.gif

So, I'm trying to figure out which of the following presents to get him for Christmas, on a $25 budget.

1) The new Stephen King book "Under the Dome" On sale for $21 at Borders. He was eyeing it.

2) A blown glass christmas ornament. Story - we were out at this fancy artist store, and they had these ornaments. He mentioned that he was thinking of getting one each year for himself, until he had a tree full. But, I'm thinking that this might be a great gift, or too much too soon. Not sure how he would read that.

3) A sweater. Jay looks amazing in sweaters. But then again, a sweater for Christmas? done too much or still ok?

There is another gift - for my really good friends with dogs, I'm giving homemade dog bones. But that's really for his dogs, not for him. Not sure I want to give him just dog bones. Might send the wrong signal. icon_surprised.gif

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Doug Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:30am
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I vote:

now -- book and a bone for the dog

after "the ring" if it gets that far -- ornament (start of family tradition)

after the wedding -- the sweater --- for the man of the house (do not accept any advice from Mrs. Weasley)

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Rylan Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 12:39am
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I would personally go with the book or the sweater (love clothes).

That is so sweet of you though. I've never recieved any Christmas presents from my ex-girlfiends, only my amazing fiance--he means a lot lot lot to me.

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auntmamie Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 1:30am
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Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

For those of you who remember back to May, I was the one that was taken to the hospital by ambulance, in screaming pain, and my BF (now XBF) refused to come be with me - he was "too tired". Thanks to all the support on here, I dumped him that night! And never looked back! And I'm so glad, because I've now found this great guy with great values, who is 100% caring and sweet. Santa really did bring me my Christmas present early this year! icon_biggrin.gif

Any other opinions on the present choices? Or other gifts instead?

And Doug, I hate to ask this, but who is Mrs. Weasley?

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Doug Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 2:12am
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Originally Posted by auntmamie

And Doug, I hate to ask this, but who is Mrs. Weasley?

Mrs. Weasley -- as in Ron's mom, from the Harry Potter series.

One of the running jokes in the series is the Christmas sweaters and mufflers and things she knits for her family and Harry -- all of them DREADFUL!

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LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 4:11am
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But Ron seems to get the worse of the worse, doesn't he?

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CakeForte Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:35am
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oh yes i def remember that jerk! ugh. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

I say the book or the ornament. Since you go to church together...that's already on a different level, so I think he would like the ornament and not think it's "too much".

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Rachie204 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:32am
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When I read your title I instantly thought BOOK! Then I saw your choices....I agree with Doug 100% . A book isn't too personal....but shows you cared enough to get him something.

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Aliwis000 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:48pm
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This might be a taboo thought but does he drink? I do not but my boyfriend does, sometimes I give him more costly beer as gift or a bottle of something he would not buy for himself. He likes it and I have done this with other friends (boys and girls) by buying some bottle of something trendy and new. Also think about the things he always does..My BF always likes to know the weather lol. So I got him a digital wireless temp gauge so he does not have to go online every morning. It does not have to be a super amazing thing, it could be something he would use everyday. Just a thought!

Good luck!

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ShelleyMJ Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 6:08pm
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It sounds like you have a winner! Good for you. I say that is a wonderful Christmas gift all by itself.

I vote for the book.

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Mike1394 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 9:18pm
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auntmamie Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 11:07pm
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A book it is! I actually just got it at Walmart - for less than the sale price at Borders.

Mike - I'm an accountant. My cash flow and schedule of retained earnings does not allow for a Corvette. LOL. Or does a Matchbox car count?

Now to find some mistletoe... icon_lol.gif

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misserica Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 11:47pm
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Auntmamie I remember your original story but do not remember if I responded or not. I am so happy to hear you met someone caring and kind! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and everyone else too!!

(BTW-good call on the book, I am an avid reader, my Xmas list is cake items and books)

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-Tubbs Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:58am
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Agree 100% that the book was an excellent choice. It's meant to be a good one, and very thought-provoking - maybe you should read it too and have some nice new-year's discussions around the fire?!

Good call on:
1. Dumping the jerk (I remember your story), and
2. Not getting him the 'Weasley Jumper'

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browniebatterer Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 4:26pm
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I like the book idea! Thoughtful, not too personal (like clothing) and also not too expensive. Perfect for this level of the relationship.

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