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Help please - Christmas present for new guy!!

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Mamakiks Wed 29-Nov-17 15:18:18

I desperately need ideas. I'm a really awful present buyer, never know what to get anyone except my own dc. My family tell me what they want so I can't get it wrong!
Been seeing a new guy for 2 months, I know he's getting me a Christmas present as he hinted at it. I want to get him something small but absolutely no idea what as I feel I don't know him well enough yet and anyway like I said I'm hopeless at this!
Our relationship is lots of fun, very physical, lots of laughter and teasing, we also run together. His hobbies as far as I know are running and sci-fi, he's also a foodie and coffee snob and seems to have a very particular taste in music.
I'd be so grateful for ideas for creative and not over the top presents!

PJBanana Wed 29-Nov-17 15:22:19

If he likes coffee, could you look at getting him a coffee subscription for a few months? Or maybe cook him his favourite meal or take him out for dinner at one of his favourite places?

Mamakiks Wed 29-Nov-17 15:28:50

Thanks for replying smile Coffee is actually his line of work so he gets enough free coffee as it is...and we regularly cook for each other so that wouldn't be acceptable as a present!

NewMummy579 Wed 29-Nov-17 15:39:14

How about booking a night away? I've booked DH and I a night away couple nights after Xmas at a fancy Spa hotel and wrap the spa brochure x

NewMummy579 Wed 29-Nov-17 15:40:37

Ah sorry just read you are after small. How about a Christmas stocking?? And fill it with lots of little things - fancy choc, aftershave etc

Mamakiks Wed 29-Nov-17 15:51:01

I like the idea of a stocking, don't know what on earth I'd fill it with though! I really am bad at this...

ShowMeTheElf Wed 29-Nov-17 16:01:42

there's a list of things for under £30 on runnersworld www.runnersworld.co.uk/gear/30-christmas-gifts-for-runners-under-30

NewMummy579 Wed 29-Nov-17 16:24:37

Miniatures of his fav drink, chocolates, little things relating to hobbies, nice socks/underwear, toiletries, foodie/cooking bits - most online shops have xmas sections called stocking fillers!
Just watch when you buy the stocking - got my son his first one this year and when it arrived is absolutely huge! Feel cheated that I now need to fill it up grin

Mamakiks Thu 30-Nov-17 14:18:59

Hmm, still not at all sure what to get...saw him last night and he's just so quirky and funny, I want to get something really creative but also personal!

boxoffavours Thu 30-Nov-17 16:12:11

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chaznip Thu 30-Nov-17 18:09:12

I had been with my DP for about a month before Xmas, and got him tickets to a comedy club in town. Went down well. Not too personal and we got a great night out in the new year too!

tooglamtogiveadamn Thu 30-Nov-17 19:09:44

What type of music, OP? Maybe we could help you with something related to that? What about a really nice luxury item- what is his fashion style? How about a nice poll shirt? Or a gift related to your hometown? Like those london tube maps related to things in your city

secondhoneymoon Thu 30-Nov-17 20:09:24

Has he travelled much? Scratch maps are quite fun if so

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