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« on: January 16, 2006 02:51:39 PM »

Sooo....I just read the *entire* generic gifts for your boyfriend thread and browsed through *all* of the threads in this category, but I still need some more ideas. I'm looking for gifts for my boyfriend of two years. It recently became long distance and we are fairing nicely, but I'd like to send him small gifts now and then. I'm a bit stymied on ideas though.

About him: computer engineering major, practical, likes moose (but is a bit tired of getting random moose things that he can't use from everyone when they are stumped for what else to give him), like things that he can use, casually into WoW, likes lingerie, doesn't like clutter, nerdy, *not* artsy, master at teh internet piracy (so no mix cds or anything like that), has plenty of candles...and I'll add more as I think of it...

Some ideas I already have: I'm making him a corset shaped card (still trying to think of what to say in it...I'm not that mushy either), thinking of doing some black t-shirts with binary on them, or random geeky phrases, boxers with "You r0xx0r my b0xx0rs" on them and a simpler idea for socks and ummm after that I'm stuck...

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 08:16:49 AM »

Here's some ideas for geeky shirts: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/

So if he's practical and doesnt like clutter, could you make something to aid in organising? Bookshelves are a bit impractical for sending long distance
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006 09:26:28 AM »

Ah yes, thinkgeek how I love thee (erm...I suppose I forgot to mention that I'm also a nerd lol)

Hmmm he has bookshelves, and he just got a file cabinet....but I think on it and see if anything comes up along those lines!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006 11:42:00 AM »

Thinking along the long-distance lines, maybe making him some stationery would be nice? I have the exact same problem with my unsentimental mechanical engineer. I made him a set of marble magnets with pictures of us and tools on them and he actually used them at the office (they're great with metal messageboards/cubicle walls for sticking up your random crap) You can always send him a powerpoint file with pictures of yourself in lingerie, of course (combining the best of both lingerie and nerdiness!) too. I know that wasn't terrible helpful, but I wanted to wish you luck with the long-distance thing anyway!
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006 12:32:37 PM »

Maybe you could decoupage (collage) on file folders.  Or INSIDE them  so only he knows whats in them. Then put the sexy card inside the file so he can keep it in his office.  =)
Bookmarks, just simple ones with drawings  ,  goopy phrases ( I love you HunnyBunny) in code....
Long distNCE CAN BE TOUGHT... GOOD LUCK!!


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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006 03:08:59 PM »

I'm sure goopy phrases in code would go over, he was thrilled when I randomly IM'ed binary to to him. (Sidenot to those in the Craftgrrl lj com, yeah I'm the same Dappleshark that wants to x-stitch the Firefox logo and got people talking in 1's and 0's in my replies).

Hmmm...Powerpoint with lingerie has potential too...which reminds me I need to down load Open Office again, I'm pretty sure it had a Powerpoint clone on it...I have a few papercraft ideas in mind, so that would be a nice change!

The other thing I found (somewhere on here I think) is to make him a Choose-your-own-adventure erotic novel. I'm thinking this has massive potential! My corset card is coming along nicely, still working on what to put in it though lol! I just read *all* of the ____ in a box thread, so I'm thinking of doing a "Fishy in a box" He calls me Fishy (Dapple was one of my fishlings, I used to breed tropical fish) so I could fill the box with little reminders of me? I dunno, might be too cheesy for him... I might just do it anyways though just because it sounds like fun. Oooh, and I'm thinking of making him a body pillow shaped like me if I could figure out how to pull it off...be hard to ship though...but it would be awesome...maybe I could make one and present it to him the next time we see each other as a surprise. Yeah, there go!

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006 11:22:24 PM »

I made him a set of marble magnets with pictures of us and tools on them and he actually used them at the office (they're great with metal messageboards/cubicle walls for sticking up your random crap)

Do you have a pic of your completed marble magnet project? It sounds neat, but I'm having trouble seeing the image in my mind. I'd really like to see what you made, if you don't mind.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006 06:50:23 AM »

Sure, I just made plain ol' marble magnets (you could probably find a dozen good tutorials on craftster or on google)--a picture of the set is on my blog at
http://crochety.blogspot.com/2004/12/more-marble-magnets.html
(it's the bottom set)
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006 09:28:54 AM »


thank you thank you thank you for adding the link. Literally jaw dropping. Even better than I imagined. Must find tute on craftster somewhere. Hope it's easier than it looks. *frantically searches forum*
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006 10:39:26 AM »

They're really really easy, I promise. I found my directions on notmartha: http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/marblemagnets.html. I used GE brand silicon sealant and have no problems with yellowing over a year later...
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