Personally, I'd love to receive sports tickets as a gift.
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 03:00 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.
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.
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.
Lesson learned from today: If you're going to get flowers, don't get roses.
I mean it's not the first time I've heard it but I am still a little surprised that they're so low on everyone's lists.
Lakers tickets would make me melt.
So would Alaskan king crab legs