Shopping for your sweetheart is a challenging and even daunting task. Eliminate bad choices by considering your boyfriend, his interests and his wishes. Keep it simple, and find a gift that is perfect for him this year.
The boring and the embarrassing
No guy really wants socks, ties or underwear for Christmas, and opening underwear in front of family members or sweethearts causes embarrassment. Other underwhelming gifts include the boring shaving sets, wallets and pointless wooden puzzle sets and such that fill the shelves at Christmas. A good gift reveals the thought behind it and assures the receiver that you know him well.
Jewelry is a wonderful but tricky gift choice. When giving jewelry, some men’s rings like gaudy gold pinkie rings are not a good choice. ID bracelets, though once very popular in high schools, today are not fashionable and are considered quite lame.
Stuffed animals, though popular among the women and girls, are not a suitable choice for the guys. No matter how manly the animal, when you stuff it, it loses its appeal. The one exception to this rule is stuffed team mascots for professional sports teams.
It is dangerous to try to choose a scent for another person. Unless you know his favorite scent, cologne, aftershave and other scented products are dangerous ground. Steer clear of shaving sets and bath sets because they may give him the impression that you think he smells.
In short, consider the man before you make a plan. Steer clear of generic gifts that can leave him feeling like you did not think about him. Smelly gifts are tricky gifts – another option is best. Stay away from unmanly gifts like stuffed animals, and use caution about any jewelry you choose for him.