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Never too early to start Christmas shopping for your boyfriend!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Leeds chapter.

Want to score some brownie points in this festive season? Buying for your boyfriend shouldn’t be challenge. We all know guys are extremely hard and annoying to purchase for. Most guys already have the gift you want to buy them or say they don’t want anything at all. Why don’t you ditch the aftershave and the boring socks this Christmas and actually get him something that he will really like and appreciate. Whether you’re on a student budget or feeling extravagant, for a few ideas on what to buy your boyfriend this Christmas look no further!

Looking for a low-priced present? Why don’t you buy him a stocking and fill it with all his favourite treats and essentials. This is also a nice gesture because you have made loads of effort trying to find his favourite goodies. You can literally fill it with anything you want, from sweets to toiletries. This idea makes buying small and pointless presents exciting and also sticks with the Christmas theme.

A driving experience

Guys and cars are like girls with shopping. A driving experience would be the perfect gift if your boyfriend is obsessed or at least drives a car. He will be put in the front seat of some of the world’s most exciting and desirable sports cars. Guys who like an adrenalin rush, this is the present for them. There’s no doubt about that this will be an experience that he will remember.

A hotel experience

If you really want to push the boat out this year and really surprise your boyfriend, you could always take him on a cosy break away, in England or overseas. If you’re looking for a romantic gift this certainly is the one for you. Try listening out for somewhere he has always wanted to visit and surprise him by taking him there. Then you’re pulling out all the stops. You can even link this in with Valentine’s Day and do it as a joint thing if it gets pricey.

The sports option

As for the sports-loving type, pretty much anything branded with the badge of his favourite team will do. If you have decided to whip out this cash this year, a pair of tickets to a home or away game of his favourite team will go down nicely or even a tour around his team’s stadium, which are actually cheaper than you think.

The homemade option!

Make him something if you’re running very low on money this year, homemade items can also be the perfect Christmas gift for your boyfriend. As a rule, girls should know that guys love their food. This is the perfect o to get your apron one. Cook him his favourite meal at home, making it all Christmassy with fairy lights and crackers. You can even bake his favourite sweet treats for him and put them in a hamper, brownies, cookies, cakes… the list could go on! This shows that even though you are on a budget that you’re putting thought and effort into what you’re cooking and/or baking.


In some perspective guys are a lot like girls in the sense that they adore chocolate as much as we do. This present is suitable for guys that you haven’t been dating for long but you feel like you should just get them a little something for Christmas. Thornton’s is the right way forward; you can personalise different shapes of chocolate which link in with Christmas. Chocolate from Thornton’s is a nice little gesture if you have only just got together and plus you can’t go wrong with chocolate, especially Thornton’s.

The secret to buying a good Christmas present is to try and imagine the person you’re giving it to and if they will appreciate it, if so, head straight for the cash register. Let’s just hope that guys put in as much effort when buying for us as we do for them each year.

Ella Farthing

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