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Do Men Really Appreciate Gifts

  1. xixi12 profile image81
    xixi12posted 6 years ago

    My Boyfriend does not exactly like gifts, he would rather do all the buying. Any ideas what kind of gifts guys like this can appreciate?

    1. twobmad profile image57
      twobmadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      mmmm I think he just doesnt like your gift not because he dislike the gift itself.. but I believe he is trying to be more responsible for you... if it were so.. then you are lucky woman to have hims such a wonderful man.

    2. PhoenixV profile image81
      PhoenixVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Tickets to a sporting event or tickets to a concert you both can enjoy.

    3. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      After all these helpful posts, it seems like your BF is the one who's in control. Questions about gift-giving are only the surface...what about the rest of your life?

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      awesome77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Men, do appreciate functional gifts, like

      Comforters

      Wall TV

      Smoothie machine

      Do remember, it is better to give than to receive!

      1. Beth Godwin profile image84
        Beth Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, His favorite alcohol or a resturant gift card.  If you are giving a gift you should already know what he likes....  maybe he'll share!! LOL

        1. habee profile image88
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Good ideas! And if he doesn't share, give him a crappy gift next time. lol

    5. Sesshoumaru2st profile image60
      Sesshoumaru2stposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Men like sex and food my friend.Get him some delicious food,and he will appreciate it.It's a done deal if you dress up sexy and you become his gift. Peace!!

    6. CaravanHolidays profile image61
      CaravanHolidaysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is a wise person who shuns the material world

  2. hillrider profile image60
    hillriderposted 6 years ago

    I resemble your friend and can only suggest what I would appreciate. Find out where he likes to shop and what he would buy for himself if he could get what he wanted. Try not to be too blatant so he doesn't see your motive.

    I am particular about what I wear or want for my home so it can be embarrassing to receive something not to my taste and be stuck pretending to appreciate the gesture. I have made it clear that while my tastes aren't more expensive or refined they are simply different at times. Colors, patterns, styles are personal and need to be considered before making a purchase for another.

    I always ask myself - Would she buy this for herself ? I try not to purchase things that I would like my girl to have but that she would like herself...Hope it helps but am not sure it will..of course, they say you can't go wrong with cash ...LOL

    1. xixi12 profile image81
      xixi12posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are just a replica of him, cash may not be such a good idea, but i guess i have to give up the surprise and just tell him straight up that i want to buy him a gift or something

  3. thisisoli profile image59
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    What kind of budget are you looking at?

    Rather than buying him something it might be better to take him somewhere!

    1. habee profile image88
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great idea, Oli! BTW, love the new pic.

    2. xixi12 profile image81
      xixi12posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, that is another idea

      1. pisean282311 profile image59
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well i can talk just about me...i appreciate people who bring gifts than gift itself...any thing is fine with me as long as it is of some use to me in my work or related to my hobby...

    3. Bronson_Hub profile image61
      Bronson_Hubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Rather than buying him something it might be better to take him somewhere!"

      To heaven and back, in my humble opinion.

  4. mike71090 profile image60
    mike71090posted 6 years ago

    give your boyfriend a bottle of wine.
    it might work..

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile it would surely work...i second that...

  5. PBody5205 profile image89
    PBody5205posted 6 years ago

    I like the bottle of wine idea, though from my experience most guys enjoy a 6 pack of their favorite micro-brew more than a bottle of wine smile

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly smile so, get him the six pack smile

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    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    I've spent the last 6 years desperately trying to find gifts that my husband would like let alone love.  He never does, and never fails to tell me how crap they are.  Now, it may be that I'm just rubbish at buying gifts or (as I increasingly suspect,) my husband is just a control freak and an un-appreciative sod.  Only time will tell whether your fella is a similar gift nightmare.  I just make him buy his own presents and now insist on buying my own after the birthday he gave me War Hammer figures, (his own personal hobby.)

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He sounds like a jerk ,  I'm sorry, but seriously, he does

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        Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know, he's really inexcusable, but I love him anyway.  (Not that many people can tell as I spend a great deal of time shouting at him.)  You know that old saying - 'there's someone for everyone' ?  Well, he's my someone, even if he is a jerk.  smile

  7. mummibear profile image61
    mummibearposted 6 years ago via iphone

    Omg unless ur buying him absolute crap I think the control thing is right... Unless the man has no idea how to say thank u or perhaps recieving gifts makes him feel like he isn't worthy or some other weird underlying problem... If it's not that tho then he sounds like a bit of a pig... Sorry...,

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's ok, I like pigs smile  I think my beloved is mildly autistic.  I believe this to be the case because he is a lovely bloke in every respect apart from his inability to ever be pleased by anything that hasn't originated in his own head.  Don't worry, I am learning to make him think things are his idea.  If he wasn't so clever and talented, I would have booted him into touch years ago but he's worth the effort.  Except for the gift thing.  I have just learnt not to mind and not to buy him anything.

  8. SpanStar profile image59
    SpanStarposted 6 years ago

    I love gifts so if he doesn't like what you're giving him then my Address is:

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OK, just forward the address and in April you will be deluged with stuff.  smile

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    Muldanianposted 6 years ago

    I really don't like gifts.  I always tell family not to bother at Christmas or my birthday, but they never listen.  I have a house full of stuff I don't want or need, so anything bought as a present for me only has to be stored somewhere in an already cluttered house.  If someone insists on buying me something, I always prefer having a meal at my favourite bar as a gift. I do like buying for other people though.

  10. Ellarose92 profile image59
    Ellarose92posted 6 years ago

    I think the best idea is to take him out or to talk to him about to see whatbhe wants smile

  11. dianne143 profile image58
    dianne143posted 6 years ago

    Yes they do appreciate gifts specially when it comes to their love ones. Guys mostly are not into stuffs they always wants to be more practical and simple. Give him more customize things example like love letters or cards and put some dedications to make it more sincere.

    Must be good if you give him an unconditional love guys always wants to be pampered emotionally.

  12. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I can only speak for myself - I love receiving gifts.

    1. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      what kind of gifts ? Help us out here smile

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        All kinds of things ... money, clothes (size S, low fitting jeans 29 or 30 waist / 34 inside leg), underwear (designer trunks and tank-tops, size 4 or S), eau de toilette (The One by Dolce & Gabanna), iPhones, netbooks (don't like iPads, although I won't say no), vacations in exotitic locations ... Hope that helps for starters ... smile

        1. starme77 profile image87
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          no socks, underware or cologne ? smile

          1. camlo profile image83
            camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Underwear (designer trunks and tank-tops, size 4 or S), eau de toilette (The One by Dolce & Gabanna), but no socks please. smile

            1. starme77 profile image87
              starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              nice , but I would get the tight designer trunks and yeah - socks stink smile

              1. camlo profile image83
                camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Just the ones I mean. You've got great taste. smile

                1. starme77 profile image87
                  starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Well... thanks ya smile So do you smile

  13. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    yes we do!!!tongue

  14. tritrain profile image75
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    It depends on his interests.  If you could figure out what he plans on buying and buy it for him, then he may not mind.

    Personally, I don't like trinkets, unless someone made it. He may be a person that doesn't like them either.



    Maybe instead you both could go somewhere together, like a day trip, if he likes those types of things.


    Worse comes to worse, buy him a gift card and write a thoughtful card to give along with it.

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    Aleister888posted 6 years ago

    I have always preferred affection over gifts, but i am always great full for them, no matter what they are smile

 
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