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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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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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Fun_125
I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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Error44
"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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Error44
"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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lottie_h141
lottie_h141 posted in Style:
thank u!!! acc helps so much. Obvs going to superstars aswell 
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