Thursday, 15 December 2016

Alternative Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend This Year || Guest Post*

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well almost. I must sound like a record on repeat but, how did that happen so fast? I have only just gotten over the trauma of buying my boyfriend a birthday present and now I’m faced with the ordeal of Christmas. Not to be a negative Nancy but it can be a real struggle continuously nailing the innovative, creative and ‘oh my goodness I did not expect that’ present. You must agree or else why would you be here?  
Truth is, in the first two years of my relationship I would have said I was winning on the gift giving side of things. I do believe I let the success of my gifting go to my head though and now I am certainly feeling the effects as I struggle to piece together a great Christmas present idea. Fear not though, to be pro-active about the situation I’ve put together a selection some small gifts for boyfriend ideas and no, FIFA 17 is not included because I’d struggle to count the amount of times I have seen my partner since that was released, just saying.  
Cheese, Wine and all things fine
I am a huge fan of experiences, something you can both enjoy is surely a far more memorable present? Having heard no complaints so far I am continuing with this theme. Last year I treated my boyfriend to a cheese and wine evening, it was hands down my favourite cheese experience to date, he seconds that. Can you think of anything better than six large glasses of delicious wine and a cheese to match each, no, no you cannot. I highly recommend this as an alternative Christmas gift idea, what better way to spend a dark winters evening than over fine wine and even better, lots of cheese.
Beer Glorious Beer
I’m not suggesting that all males are beer obsessed, I do know serval cider drinkers myself, but let’s face it the odds are in beers favour. The craft beer industry has boomed over the last two years; no pub trip is complete without one. These new Ales come fit with trendy artwork making them next level cool, it’s impossible not to feel pretty special with one in hand. The pricing of them certainly helps with that too. Get your partner a craft beer subscription and he will have Ale delivered to his door regularly, and buying in bulk comes at very little cost to you. Amazing.
Sushi King
Clearly I know that a way to a man’s heart is certainly through his belly. To complete my top alternative Christmas gift ideas for your boyfriend this year I recommend doing a Sushi making experience. Similar to the craft beer trend, Sushi is bigger than ever, whether you’re grabbing it for a light lunch or gorging on date night - we love it. So why not know how to make it? It’s a little snazzier than just a meal out and it’s interactive, getting you both involved in a new experience. 
I hope these suggestions help you in your quest to find the perfect gift. Even if they simply trigger another genius idea, I shall consider my work here done. Of course it’s important to get some smaller more stocking filler style gifts too, Christmas isn’t Christmas without something a little tacky to unwrap, it’s tradition and I’m not one for messing with that!
 *Disclaimer*: This is a guest post written for my blog however, I have given full permission and would not publish something I do not agree with.