Five year anniversary gift
I need some advice! On December 21st this year, my fiance and I will have been together for five years and I want to make something spectacular for him.
I've made him a scarf, a hat, and other things like that in the past and I have bought him a digital camera and other sorts of gadgets already.
He isn't really one for conventional gifts like jewelry and my family always gets him some kind of shirt for Christmas, so I need some ideas!
I would really prefer to make something for him, but I was giving some thought to buying him something as well as long as it's under $50. I already bought him a tungsten carbide ring for his birthday but he wears it on a chain around his neck as he doesn't like the way it feels on his finger.
I have a few ideas that I am considering (like a fragrance gift set with handmade cologne and aftershave and soap) but I want to outdo everything I've ever done for him in the past, lol.
His interests: computer science (website programming, html, C++, Java, etc), bicycling (mountain biking, SPECIALIZED bikes), Guild Wars 2, Soul Calibur 5, YouTube gamers (Game Grumps and the like).
For Christmas one year I made my boyfriend a biocode pillow that spelt out 'I Love You'. I've also made a gift basket full of diy stuff that I've posted pretty much all of it on here. I think one of my favorite gifts from there was a CD full of songs from movies we've seen. This year I'm struggling a bit for DIY gift ideas though.
I know guys wont ever admit it, but everyone thinks plushies are cool. LOL u could make him a plushie of a computer, character from a game he likes? It can be just a 'side gag gift', to go with the 'big gift', he'll think its funny probably. OR a pillow or somethin with html stuff or mountain biking sketch or saying on it.
idk about much stuff in his area of interests, but if theres anything for his bike or computer he needs? Something he might need while biking? Ask his friends maybe?
Hm... I like the DIY basket and plushie ideas a lot!
My boyfriend's birthday is next week so I'm doing 30 gifts for 30 years. Most of his gifts are purchased but I ran out of money and I still have a few gifts to go. So I'm making my boyfriend (who loves to cook) a Star Trek apron and a Star Trek mug rug with a pocket so he has a safe place to put his drinks while on the computer. I was thinking about making him some guitar picks also because he plays guitar, but I don't know how well those homemade ones work in comparison. I'm still brainstorming on that last gift. It might be a geeky home made onsie for the baby though.
My husband can write programs in any computer code...he can write in binary sequences and is a HUGE computer geek. He and I both are geeky, and there is a site that can either give you ideas, or you can buy him stuff for cheap (some of it) and trust me, he will love just about everything on there, I am sure.
My husband always says, buy me something from thinkgeek, so I get a him a gift card! haha
Lol. I do like ThinkGeek. I've always wanted the 403: Not Modified tank top for myself
I like the apron idea of yours, PinkWeeds. He and I both love comics by Brian Lee (chickensnack on tumblr) and KC Green and his favorite line of all time is "Homer I don't eat or drink anymore." I will HAVE to put that on an apron! It would definitely make him want to cook more, and he's an awesome cook.
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