What to gift my very practical boyfriend?
February 3, 2012 6:41 PM Subscribe
What to get very practical Boyfriend for (a very late!) Christmas or (early) Valentine's day?
posted by Calicatt to human relations (33 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Live with boyfriend of 5 years. Love him lots. He's responded best to practical gifts that improve his routines..but out of ideas. Still haven't gotten him a proper Christmas present (not that he cares...but I kind of do!) Need inspiration.
Boyfriend is: very sweet, intelligent, shy, bookish (but he works in the industry so a book or gift cert won't work), a Virgo, likes routines, likes coffee, maps, good food, cozy things...
Some winning gifts in the past: a metal french press (keeps coffee extra warm! he uses it every day), big comfy reading chair, cozy slippers, having the zipper on his favorite coat fixed for him, fancy shaving cream...
Things that probably won't work: overly cheesy romantic things, anything that is super-social, anything that involves some kind of gimmick (ex favor coupons or a scavenger hunt).
Also, I'm in debt right now, so nothing super fancy. 40 bucks would probably be my limit, and that's pushing it.
Thanks mefi :)