Not cologne. But that is just me.
Not cologne. But that is just me.
Yeah, I think cologne is kind of the teddy bear of that list.
Steak and bj all the way. No question.
Personally, I'd love to receive sports tickets as a gift.
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
Tycho - 5/1 - The Parish
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
As a gift early on in any relationship, I was a fan of baked goods. If I really had to have a gift other than kink.
I am a big fan of baking for someone. Especially since it sort of gives you the opportunity to tailor a gift - if someone has particular preferences or allergies, you take that into account and it further personalizes whatever you've made.
I made these cookies for you. They are special because you wont die after eating them.
Tickets + steak & bj combo package = wifey material.
I'm totally half kidding. I think it's all situational, although I'm also not a fan of receiving cologne.
Last edited by Mr. Dylanja; 09-13-2010 at 04:00 PM.
Seconded or thirded or whatever for baked goods.
I'm a totally a "don't get me gifts" kind of guy because I am incessantly hard to please unless you know me REALLY REALLY well...so baked goods are a great gift.
I like to buy boys beer . . . GOOD beer.
Baked goods and beer. Noted.
Heh, I was going to say, my typical gift for someone I don't know VERY well yet is a bottle of something a little nicer than he'd buy himself for normal consumption. Usually I have a good idea of my date's taste in alcohol long before I'd presume to buy him anything else.
2/25 Elvis Costello @ Private | 3/1 Powell, Beau Wanzer @ Mercer | 3/1 John Roberts @ The Endup || 3/8 Voices From the Lake @ Monarch | 3/14 Martyn, Midland B2B Paul Woolford @ Mighty | 3/16 Nils Frahm @ Indy | 3/17 Forest Swords @ Indy | 4/12 Bicep @ Mighty | 4/14 Bryan Ferry @ Fox Theater | 4/25 Trust @ Rickshaw Stop | 5/3 Perc @ TBA | 5/17 AYLI Block Party @ PW | 5/24-26 Movement Festival (Detroit) | 5/27-6/1 EM15 (Montreal) | 7/18-20 Pitchfork (Chicago) | 7/24-27 Atonal Festival (Berlin)
I like the beer idea, I did this for my ex brother in law, he was one of those guys that had everything so I just went and picked him up about 8 obscure beers and a home brewing kit for xmas one year, it went over pretty well which is good because I won't bake for anyone.
Or if we're at least a comfortable amount of dates in - concert tickets.
It's a shame y'all live in such solar climates. Knitting someone a scarf is enjoyable and generally a well-received gesture.
It gets cold down here, dont give up.
Or video games. Or porn. There's a reason we don't have an "ask a boy" thread; we're pretty easy to operate.
Also, the only problem with concert tickets is you gotta be sure he hasn't already bought them. I guess you're probably not all out there dating obsessive compulsive nerds like the guys on this message board though
a) Men who aren't afraid to cut a dash
b) Hipster Hitler
MP, I don't really understand the point of your avatar.
Beer and brownies; totally romantic.
Simple things like this get to me.
Giant. Fucking. Bjork. Buttons.
I am in the "it is the thought that counts" group. I think that a small box of high quality chocolates is sweet, I LOVE getting lingerie, I love getting flowers, too. Not for every holiday, but occasionally I think it is a beautiful gesture. I love tulips, sunflowers, ah pretty much all flowers are gorgeous and welcomed. Roses are eh. White lilies are up there with my favorites.
Now, as far as guys go. I love cooking for anyone and everyone I view in high regards because I feel like it's really personal. You can cook something tailored to them and it is something you took the time to make from scratch, so I think it's a perfect way to show someone that you care whether is be a friend, family member, or loved one. There is almost NOTHING I enjoy more than making someone I care about something to eat and watching them enjoy it. Further into a relationship I just pay attention to what they want and wont buy themselves or I like to hand make stuff. Concert tickets or tickets to a sporting event I know they want to attend.