Gift Guide #7 - Boyfriend!

HCX girls, I’m sure you want all of your boyfriends’ guy mates to be envious of the perfect gift you got him for Christmas this year – but what do buy a guy that either has everything, or is insistent on you not spending money on him?! Sorry for any overlaps with the Gift Guide for Brothers here, boys really are quite difficult to buy for!

  1. Clothes

Does he love slobbing around in his Jack Wills hoody or Superdry sweatpants? Are they all weathered and grimy at the ends? Treat him to a new cosy pair of trackie bums to wear around the house and into Uni when feeling lazy. Cult in Princesshay in Exeter do a wide range, as do Topshop and Primark!

  1. Snow attire

Is he going skiing or snowboarding over Christmas or for New Year? And he is quite a regular tourist of Val D’Isere or Tignes? Why not treat him to a new pair of really fancy gloves, or a top of the range pair of Oakley goggles. He’ll be able to use them straight away and for the next few years and will be so grateful for the thought you’ve put into what he could really make use of! If he’s more of a sunglasses rather than goggles guy whilst on the slopes, why don’t you get him a flash pair of Oakley or Bollé sunglasses – both designers do ranges specified for skiing/snowboarding in terms of the lens and the design so they are more secure when wearing them.

  1. Aftershave

He needs to be kept smelling nice, fresh and attractive at all times so why not buy him a new bottle of either a scent he already wears or a new one for a new year. Popular scents with the male sex (and  girls from what I’ve heard…) are Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paco Rabanne. I mentioned this in the Gift Guide for Girlfriends, but it applies here too – why don’t you try and find the box set of the scent that you’re shopping for; they’re usually only a little more expensive than the bottle alone, and includes shower gel and body lotion for a longer lasting smell!

  1. Shoes

This is a risky one, and should probably only be pursued if you know that there’s a particular pair of shoes that he wants – and his right size! Be it a pair of Vans or Timbalands, from my experience boys don’t buy shoes as regularly as girls, and don’t really realise when they’re toes are poking out of the bottom of their soles… So it’s either yours (or their Mums’) job to get them a new pair, along with a few new pairs of overly bright/jokey socks to wear them with.

  1. Cufflinks

If you’re feeling generous and sentimental, have a look into getting your boyfriend a pair of cufflinks, and even getting them engraved. This may be a gift idea that you want to save for his 21st, but if that has passed then it’s a good couple of years until the next big birthday, so why not go all out this Christmas? You can find simple, classic designs in most jewellers and they’ll be able to tell you where to get them engraved, and you can have the perfect personalised, thoughtful gift sorted in less than 24 hours.



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Georgia is in her third year at Exeter studying English and French Law. Last year she headed the Culture team as Local Culture editor, informing all of our lovely readers about the best events and places to explore in this beautiful city. She may have taken off her cultural clogs, but she is still heavily involved in Her Campus Exeter, leading the team as joint President with Florence Christie this year.

When she isn’t slaving away at French law, or updating her Tumblr of pretty pictures stolen from other more committed bloggers, she can be spotted in the Forum sipping a hazlenut laté, whilst feeling guilty for said indulgence and Instagramming pictures of Costa cups. When day turns to night, Monday Arena is generally a favourite haunt or when she is feeling particularly edgy you may find her by the quayside at Cellar Door embracing her inner Cara Delvigne- thougbts of Costa on her mind! Although she never says no to a night in with her girls, watching chick flicks- preferably involving Ed Westwick.

At the end of this year,  Georgia will continue to pursue her career as a lawyer, saying goodbye to rainy Britain and Bonjour to très chic France, where she will be completing the final year of her degree. Continuing to follow her mantra of work hard play hard, I wouldn’t be surprised if in in no time this girl could give Legally Blonde Elle Brooks a run for her money.