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Shopping Guide: Everything I Would Buy My Boyfriend For Christmas If He Existed

SHOPPING GUIDEFiona LeahyComment

Now I hope you don't get totally thrown off by the title of this post. No, I'm not desperately boyfriend searching. I'm not bitter about being single whatsoever but I guess I don't always have the best of luck in the #romance category.  I'm so independent that my father actually worries about me when I say that maybe I'll never get married because he fears my lack of procreation in the future. I have so many girlfriends that have told me "I have no idea what to get my boyfriend for Christmas." After I'm done rolling my eyes for the 7th time, I thought of a few ideas. And it seems like I'm the go-to gal for this advice because for whatever reason they think I'm *~eXPeRieNCeD~* in this field of work, but really I think I'm just a shopaholic with an infatuation with men's fashion. So, if your man isn't that into the way he dresses this guide isn't really for you (Or maybe you should reconsider your relationship). Or maybe it is, if you want him to look better so your arm candy is more swanky and hot. Your decision. 

1.  Bonne Maison Socks  $20+

These unique socks are made in France and spun from Egyptian cotton in Italy. The patterns are so unique and stood out to me right when I saw them. My favorites are the floral patterns Fawn Bouquet and Dark Carnation. I know you're thinking that floral is girly, but a hint of femininity is so in style. 

2. Rag and Bone Wallet $125

One of my favorite American fashion labels for both men and women's collections. These wallets are 100% leather and  timeless, he'll never get sick of it. Anything from Rag and Bone is a perfect gift for a guy, and you can find a lot of discounted things on Barney's Warehouse.

3. Breeze Breathalyzer $100

Okay so this isn't really fashion related, but your boo thang getting a DUI wouldn't be cute either. This pocket gadget key chain checks your blood alcohol level and will tell you how long it will take you until your sober. Woah, this thing is so futuristic and so 2014.

4. John Varvatos Cologne $88

John Varvatos makes the best colognes! There's a variety so go smell them all and see what your favorite is. My favorite scent is Vintage. The smell of this can make things deceiving, like you might think a guy is hotter than he actually is because you're so distracted with how good he smells. Comes from experience.

5. Acne Button Down Shirt $200-300

These are only for boyfriends that really like fashion. Acne is bigger across seas than it is in Los Angeles, it's a Stockholm luxury fashion house that stands for "Ambition to Create Novel Expressions." No, has nothing to do with blemishes. 

 

Okay, these are just perfect. If your boy toy has an edgy side to him, these are everything. If you think your boyfriend can't pull this off, please do not risk it. Wannabe biker boys are unpleasing to the eye.  My favorite styles are: Cranleigh Leather Biker Jacket and Cargo Leather Jacket.

7. Record Player $100+

So how cute would it be if your boyfriend put on some records when you came to his house....just sayin'

8. Make him a blanket! 

I looked up boyfriend gift ideas on Pinterest, and I'm scrolling through all this shit and I'm thinking to myself what kind of guy wants this. Like why is something glittery and sparkly in every other picture. No, don't make him art-class-project scrapbook. At least I wouldn't. But then again I'm not the one to talk because maybe this is why I am single; I have never made a DIY snow globe or a card game containing the 52 reasons 'I love you' (plz hold while I go throw up a little.)The only thing on there that had semi-potential is making a blanket. There are cute ones that are easy to make without sewing and there's probably a youtube video out there that will teach you in less than 30 seconds. 

9. Art of Shaving Kit $120

He'll love this I promise! And they come in kits with everything they'll need. And then their face smells good (weird?).  They also come in different scents and my favorite is Sandalwood. 

10. Fitbit Watch $250

Okay to be completely honest, I actually kind of want one of these myself. If your boy is the athletic gym-going type, he'll find this useful. It tracks your heart beat, GPS tracking (you could probably somehow set it up before you give it to him so you can GPS stalk him idk), calorie counter and so much more.