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« on: September 17, 2006 03:07:01 PM »

       I need help. My boyfriend Josh is going through some emotionally rough times right now and I thought it might be nice to have one of those "spoil Josh months". He's really complicated to get things for though, because he's one of those guys who hates it when I buy him things but absolutely loves to spoil me. We've been going out for a little over a year, and he likes being "romantic" wether he admits it or not, so any lovey-dovey crap isn't going to scare him.
       He's pretty hard to think of ideas for though. He's not really interested in anything. I guess you'd have to know him to understand. He's 18 and moving into pretty much his own house, and he can't really afford too much, so I thought about making him things for his house.. but like.. what? He really, really needs bed sheets, so I'll be getting them for him, but is there anyway to make them more personal? He really likes Superman, he likes to cook, and he drinks but I'm trying to get him off that habit so I really don't want to make anything for that. lol. He likes football and anything that goes fast...

       Any help anyone could give me would be very, very, very appreciated. =]

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 03:43:48 PM »

kitchen or bathroom stuff would probably be your best bet - decorate containers, washcloths, towels, etc...  i second the idea to personalize the sheets with embroidery or iron-on transfer.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 01:16:20 PM »

Thanks for all the ideas, I'll probably end up teaching myself to embroider. Hopefully it's easy-ish to learn?

He hasnt really had time to be in his kitchen though.. he works ALOT and pretty much all he's been doing lately in his kitchen is making his lunch for the next day and then going to eat at his friend Robbies or my house. So the kitchen stuff I'm not so sure about.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006 12:41:49 PM »

Chances are he will need things to decorate those walls with! You could have a lot of fun making paintings or stencilling or collaging, depending on your talents and his interests. There are tons of great ideas on here you can search for, and here is a link to one of my favorites:


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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006 04:21:41 PM »

I thought about making one of those rasturbations for him but he hates taking pictures. lol

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006 04:35:16 PM »

Embroidery, especially the split stitch, is pretty easy. It's the only fabric craft I've mastered thus far...there's a list of tutorial websites here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374.0.

On another note, you can email teams for pocket schedules (those are fun to re-cover walls and bookshelves, etc., with) and/or magnet schedules (which look snazzy on refrigerators). College teams are usually the only ones that respond, unless he likes minor-league type teams. But they're almost always free, and the colleges are good about sending them to you as long as you ask nicely Smiley My husband has a major collection of schedules from various teams - boxes and boxes of them. Hmmm....I think I just figured out what I'm doing for his birthday this year....

Have fun spoiling your boy!
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006 09:27:45 AM »

Why don't you set up something to do with him? Like have fun with stencils on a wall, attack eachother with paint or something. Tongue That way, you're doing something useful for him (or at least makes a boring wall look good), but you're doing it *together*. Could take his mind off things. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2006 09:36:43 AM »

I have to agree with bathroom stuff.
Even if its just getting some nice towels (Linens and things has towels that are the softest things ever, for about $5) and matching toothbrush holder, soap dish, etc, and maybe some nice, but manly, shower products. Let him have a relaxing soothing kind of space.
everyone likes a warm relaxing shower.

..Show up in a french maid outfit and clean the place some evening, so he can ogle, and not have to clean? That'd make me happy! (errr... not you being my french maid. more the not cleaning, and the ogling my SO)
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