Giving gifts is a great way to add variety and excitement to a relationship. Sometimes gifts are given for no reason but sometimes holiday shopping for the one you love can be even more exciting. The gifts you give do not always have to be store bought gifts. Here are some homemade gift ideas.
If you have been dating for a while you probably know him pretty well. Why not put together a gift basket with some of his favorite stuff in it. What you choose to put inside the basket does not necessarily have to be related, just choose some of the things he uses every day or try to find things that were his favorite from when he was little.
He will appreciate that you took the time to do some holiday shopping for the one you love and that will make the gift so much more meaningful. If you have chosen to make the basket full of the things he says were his favorites when he was growing up then you will give him a gift he will treasure always.
Here is another good one, a work survival kit. What does he do for a living? If he works behind a desk all day you could fill a basket with his favorite pens, a new tie, a nice new shirt, some healthy snacks, maybe an energy shot or two, a new coffee cup, and his favorite kind of coffee. Do not forget to include a nice picture of the two of you that he can keep on his desk.
Go speak to his mother. If she will give you some pictures of when he was little, you can make a collage of those pictures, frame it, wrap it and put it under the tree for him to open on Christmas morning. You could do the same with pictures of the two of you from a trip you took together or special times you have had. He will love you for it and put it up it in a prominent place where he can see it every day.
It will be a reminder of the wonderful childhood he had or the wonderful times you have spent together. If you do the childhood collage maybe he will relate some stories about what he was doing in some of the pictures. You will get to know him better through the pictures and the stories and you both will be closer than ever because of this one little gift.
If you like to knit or sew you could make him a new sweater or shirt. You most likely know what size he wears, or can find out easily enough, so it will be easy to pick out a pattern and buy the material you need. If you live together, keeping this a secret may be the hardest thing to do. Do your cutting and stitching at a friend's house or at your mother's and swear them to secrecy.
These are just a few things to think about when doing the holiday shopping for the one you love. Use your own imagination to come up with other things that you think he will like. He will appreciate the time and effort you put into making him these gifts.