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2010 Gift Guide: Best Boyfriend Gifts

Buying gifts for your family and friends is hard enough - you want to get something they’ll both love and enjoy using - not always the easiest thing especially if they’re known for being a little bit picky! Boyfriend gifts can be even trickier - what if he is too shy to tell you exactly what he wants? Or what if he really is the boy who seems to already have everything? Since he’s your boyfriend, you also want the gift to be both thoughtful and to remind him of what a great girlfriend you are of course. With a bit of creativity and thinking like a guy, you can figure out the best gifts to spoil your boyfriend with this holiday season! Remember, the best gifts are thoughtful ones so be creative! If you're on a strict budget this year, bake him his favorite cookies and just get some cute stuffing stockers! We've put together a list of some cool things we think a lot of boys would find cool!


Lomography Fisheye Camera, $48

Let’s face it, we all love nifty little gadgets! If your guy is into photography - he will love this Lomography Fisheye Camera. It turns all of your photos into a distorted circular image making everything look more artsy and unique - and from a “fisheye perspective”. Even a photo of his dog will look more awesome with this camera. The best part is that it uses 35mm film that can be processed anywhere!

Recycled Boombox, $18, at Amazon.comRecycled Boombox, $18, at Amazon.com
Photo taken with fisheye cameraPhoto taken with fisheye camera

Threadless Tee-Shirts

There’s a good chance your boyfriend likes to wear cool tee-shirts. We’d even bet that he incorporates a tee-shirt into his daily outfit. Threadless.com is a super cool website with some of the most creative tee-shirt designs we’ve seen out there at the best prices. The artwork for the shirts are submitted by regular people who submit their designs to the website. The shirts are then judged by everyone on the website over 7 days and the winning design is sold on the website! We’re pretty sure you’ll see something your boyfriend would like - a bonus is that they are having an awesome holiday sale right now. Favorites at the moment are the Celestial Cat and the Woodchucks tee-shirt (both shown below)!


Celestial Cat tee-shirt, $12, at Threadless.comCelestial Cat tee-shirt, $12, at Threadless.com
Woodchucks tee-shirt, $12, at Threadless.comWoodchucks tee-shirt, $12, at Threadless.com

Recycled Boombox Ipod Speakers

This is the funkiest little portable iPod/mp3 player speakers we’ve seen in a long time. Made out of recycled candy boxes. Not only does it look unique and pretty snazzy on his nightstand, the speakers provide quality, clear-sounding music.


Recycled Boombox, $18, at Urban OutfittersRecycled Boombox, $18, at Urban Outfitters

Talking Watch

We don’t like to encourage laziness but for pure novelty, this talking watch is pretty groovy. All he has to do is simply press a button on the watch and it will tell you what time it is. There is even an alarm installed in the watch. As long as he doesn’t use this watch during class of course! You wouldn’t want him to get in trouble for being too noisy!


Cheapo Talking Watch in Gold, $35, at LazyOaf.co.ukCheapo Talking Watch in Gold, $35, at LazyOaf.co.uk

Hamburger Phone

Just like in the movie Juno, this hamburger phone adds a fun twist to any bedroom. If you spend a lot of time chatting on the phone to your boyfriend, imagine how fun it will be to picture him talking to you on this realistic looking telephone. It’s so cute, you might even want to get one for yourself.


Hamburger Phone, $28, at Urban OutfittersHamburger Phone, $28, at Urban Outfitters

Trapper Hat

It’s cold outside. And you notice that your boyfriend is wearing the same ratty hat he’s been sporting for the past two years. Or maybe that is a tea cozy that his mom left lying around the house? Either way, you’re pretty sure he needs a cool new hat. Trapper hats are all the rage this winter for both girls and guys. They’re cool looking and super warm because they cover your ears and are usually made of faux fur or fleece like these ones from Forever 21!


Faux Fur Trapper Hat, $12.90, at Forever21Faux Fur Trapper Hat, $12.90, at Forever21
Fleece Lined Trapper Hat, $14.90, at Forever21Fleece Lined Trapper Hat, $14.90, at Forever21

Tron Evolution Game

Just in time for the much anticipated Disney movie TRON, the video game TRON EVOLUTION was just released last week on PC and Nintendo DS. The movie is being released nationwide in theatres on December 17 and looks totally awesome! If he loves science fiction and computer games (like we know most boys do), he’ll think you’re the coolest girlfriend for being so in the know.


Tron Evolution Game for PC, $44.99, at Best BuyTron Evolution Game for PC, $44.99, at Best Buy
Tron Evolution Game for Nintendo DS, $29.99, at Best BuyTron Evolution Game for Nintendo DS, $29.99, at Best Buy
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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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Alexis7343
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GlimmeringSky16
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ha1l13
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YEs I have been bullied. A lot. People who I think are my friends are back stabbers. They suddenly just like turn on me. I've had rumoursspread about me and I was so sad. I hated being bullied. But the best thing to do if you are being bullied is to hold your head high and not cry. Because if you show a single tear that is what the bully wants And it will take you as an easy target and will bully you more and more and more and more. And bullies won't stop until you stand up to them.
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