Milestone Gifts

I'm delighted to welcome you to my gift-finding blog. I personally source and curate lists of popular themed gifts from leading brands, in addition to designing and crafting my own gifts and sharing tutorials to help you save money and have fun with gift giving. Disclosure: This page's links will take you to useful products and resources. Some are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission (at no cost to you) if you click through and later make a purchase.

Boyfriend Gift ideas - win him over with these unique gifts

Boyfriend gift ideas for 'any length' of relationship - from just dating to almost married

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New boyfriend gift ideas 

You've just started dating and he has a birthday or Christmas is around the corner. What do you buy a new boyfriend and should you buy him anything at all? It's a good idea to discuss this matter before it becomes an issue. You might decide to celebrate together with a nice meal, evening out and forego gifts, or you may agree on token gifts with a budget limit.

You may find it too difficult to talk your boyfriend about but if that's the case, then it is early days and you should err on the side of caution and gift (if anything) something inexpensive and light-hearted in nature.

This boyfriend gift is more 'gesture' than a symbol of anything greater.

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Buying a new boyfriend a gift is different experience to buying a gift for a man you've been dating a few years. In the early start of a relationship you're still getting to know each other and might not fully know what each other likes in terms of gifts.

You also don't want to jump in a spend to much sending out a message of being too serious too soon which can scare a new boyfriend off. Rules of dating, don't mention marriage and kids in first few weeks and don't buy gifts which indicate you're thinking long term. Defintiely NO rings, gold chains, expensive gadgets.

These neon wallclocks can be personalized with your boyfriend's name and they look great in a gaming room, mancave, his bedroom. Men love these! They look great, are inexpensive, have a practical purpose and will make a great keepsake. It's a great idea for a new boyfriend gift.

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 boyfriend gift ideas neon clock gaming den mancaveYou could also consider a simple piece of clothing, a funny boyfriend t-shirt like the one shown here or a fashion brand you know he likes. A sweater/t-shirt is a simple gift, not too expensive and doesn't say too much with regards to how serious you might be about him.

If you are a younger couple, clothing might be a a bit 'random' so opt instead for a funny 'lovers' mug. Something that has a practical purpose but you can both have a giggle at, at the same time. Personalized boyfriend mugs are easy to create these days and there are lots of great customizable template mugs for boyfriends to inspire you. Check out the ones featured above and those below via Amazon. Lots of great boyfriend mugs to choose from.

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For a long term boyfriend who you have already exchanged 'I love you's ' with, you can be more adventurous with your gift giving. By now you will know his interests, likes and dislikes and you won't scare him off with anything too personal or expensive.

Bearing all that in mind check out these interest themed gifts for men, which you can personalize for a boyfriend, making it extra special.

A photo watch is a great romantic gift for a long term boyfriend. you might have children together and so you can add a family photo. Check out these great photo watches for men HERE.

Other great ideas for boyfriends include gaming gadgets, games if they're gamers they will love the latest game, new set of wireless headphones, anything that improves their gaming experience.

They might be into their music in which case a new listening device, collection of their favorite tracks, special set of speakers will be very well received by your lucky boyfriend!

A book worm boyfriend would love a subscription, latest book from his favorite author, a limited edition, first edition, signed copy of a book he loves. He might enjoy a new Kindle with some downloads of books he's waiting to read.

Thank You Gift Ideas For Men - Customizable and Funny

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Women get chocolates and flowers as a thank you gift but what about men? 

What is the 'go to gift' for a husband you want to show extra appreciation for, a helpful male neighbor, a considerate Dentist, a generous car mechanic, your delivery guy?

How do you say thank you to a man with a gift?

In the past I have gifted guys 'beer money' or a simple card and occasional chocolates if I know what they particularly favor (guys have a sweet tooth too) but aside from that there really is no 'go to thank you' gift idea for men, so I'm gonna change all that. I have created a range of fun and modern thank you gifts for men - you can view the full range HERE.

Featured here are a range of 'Thank You' gifts for men for all manner of things whether it be to thank them for good advice, nursing you through illness, helping you put up shelves, do the shopping, write a CV, give you rides to work, helped you out with a loan .. whatever the reason you want to say thank you there will be a customizable gift for a man here that you can show your appreciation with.

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Funny thank you mugs for men who are good listeners - friend, husband, boyfriend, co-worker

This range of thank you mugs are for the guy who gave you his ear. He listened to all your worries and your woes and was there when you were at your lowest and he helped pick you back up again.

He stuck around when others would have fled and that's what this funny (but heartfelt) thank you mug says it all:

"you've been by my side through tough time, Thank You for your patience and not telling me to f*ck off!"

You can personalize the text so that your thank you gift to him is in your own words.

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Personalized thank you wallclocks for his mancave

Need a gift to show your husband, boyfriend or life partner how much he means to you? He’ll love a personalised Mancave Bar Den Men Only wall clock. That is assuming he has a mancave, shed, spare room or even an escape pod he can retreat to.

Guys need a mancave and he'll love you forever if you help him make his 'special space' comfortable and chilled. Decorate his mancave with this special personalized thank you wallclock and he'll know how much you appreciate him.

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Thank you photo mugs for family men - husband, dad, grandpa etc.

What about those family men who have meant so much to you over the years. Think of all those times your dad came to your rescue with late night lifts, fixing leaky taps, giving you a loan.

Or what about Grandpa and all those great life stories, helping you with your homework as a kid, giving a hand decorating as an adult. Whatever the reason, you can say thank you with a personalized photo collage mug.

Dad or Grandpa would love a personalised thank you mug with a range of happy family snaps and a special loving message. 

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Thank you t-shirts - world's greatest dad, brother, husband, neighbor, teacher, Doctor etc.

Want to thank your brother for being there you when you needed support? This personalised world's greatest brother T-shirt will say thank you in a way he will always remember every time he puts it on.

 worlds greatest dad mugs thank youWorld's greatest dad, brother, grandpa gifts are always a huge success and I have something for every man HERE.

You can customize the text for that special man in your life using the tools on Zazzle.

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Thank you watch for close family, employee.

Granddad would surely love a personalised thank you watch to show your appreciation for all those little things he’s helped you with over the years. Your personal message to say thank you will remind him how much he’s loved in return. Personalized watches also make great thank you gifts for employees, perhaps when they retire or as an end of year appreciation gift.

Thank you gift for the helpful man - neighbor, delivery guy, plumber, builder, refuse collector

Sometimes we want to say thanks to the man who put himself out for us in some way, over and above what we might expect. The delivery man who regularly carries your heavy parcels up flights of stairs and won’t accept a tip. Or the plumber who comes out at night to fix your leaking tap and doesn’t charge you the earth. Why not give him a personalised thank you mug or occupation themed keyring, a simple but thoughtful way to say thank you because you’ve noticed and appreciate his kindness.

Thank you gift for a man's personal service - gym buddy, personal trainer, accountant, solicitor

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You might also want to thank the man who shows you a really special personal service, your gym buddy, fitness trainer, dietician or hairdresser. In these cases, a commemorative occupation themed mug, business themed neon look wallclock would make a lovely thank you gift that he can put on display to show everyone your appreciation for his devotion to a really special client.
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Perhaps you want to say thank you to your personal physician or therapist for listening so intently to your concerns and doing their absolute best to help you all they can. They would love a customized desk name plate or wall plaque to proudly display to all their clients your gratitude for their dedicated work on your behalf.

Don’t we all love our kittens and pooches, and who do we turn to when they are ill? Why, our veterinarian, and when he pulls out all the stops to make your beloved pet well again, why not show your thanks with a personalised vet, vet nurse wall sign. On show in his surgery, your sincere appreciation for his good work will be displayed for all to see.

Thank you Gifts for teacher are hard to choose and you want a gift that stands out from the rest. The eye-catching personalised thank you neck tie with his name or monogram printed on it will tell everyone in the class he is a teacher on top of his game.

Who is better to date a man with a cat or man with a dog? What are the character differences?

Men With Cats v Men With Dogs - which would you rather date?

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Let's do some myth busting re 'guys with cats are creepy' and reveal the truth about this loyal breed of men.To uncover the true nature of a man who loves cats we need only look to the nature of a cat and what a cat demands from their owner.

Cats unlike dogs are NOT loyal servants who will tolerate all manner of bad behavior from their owner and yet still look pleased to see them. NO, your cat if mistreated will avoid you and may even move out assuming they're free to roam. Or they may just move out anyway because they want to. Cats are neither unconditionally loyal nor gullible. To gain a cats trust requires work and to gain their devotion requires respect.

In order for a cat owner (man or woman) to gain their cats devotion they require patience. It has taken one of my cats ( I have 3) 6yrs to decide she trusts me enough and 'likes' me enough to now sit on my lap and in close proximity. She's always been well treated and I've given her the freedom she desired and am now finally seeing my patience paying off! And it was worth it. And I must be very careful to nurture this new status quo and so must not at all make any mistakes lest she go off me again.

So what this says about me and of course any cat loving, owning man is that he is likely to be

  • Patient
  • Respectful of your boundaries and idiosyncrasies
  • Sensitive to your needs
  • Careful to nurture and seek to maintain a happy medium when achieved
  • He won't mind if you sit on his face and nibble his ears in the middle of the night (ooops sorry for that, I couldn't resist!! ;) )
Dating a cat guy you should find them utterly endearing, easy company and attentive. The opposite in nature to a 'cat'.

Men with dogs

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In my case (as a woman) I also have a dog. My dog by comparison to aforementioned moggy was an instant 'fan' a loyal subject,  devoted in every regard; highly sensitive to any criticism and of course protective. I didn't need to do much to achieve this, just brought him home and fed him and I was instantly the love of his life. I don't worry about him 'going off me' if I have a grey day. 

I love my dog, am devoted to him but his nature would lead me to take him for granted. As we all do when we have things too good! And that's a lesson right there for all women, never let your man have it 'too good'. Be like a cat!

Dogs are more responsibility to care for than a cat. They require a greater commitment of time and money and energy. These are the things that are telling about guys with dogs.

So guys with dogs are:

  • Not afraid of responsibility
  • May be more self sufficient (a man of means) themselves providers
  • Respect and reward loyalty
  • Reward good behavior with treats (in a dogs cases that would be biscuits, in yours handbags).

Dating a guy with a dog you should find that unlike the dog, they're independent, they can survive on their own, without you (they have their dog!). They make great providers and enjoy walks. ;)

These are also great points and I myself have no preference to dating a guy with a dog or a guy with a cat, both guys require great qualities to look after their pets. 

All jesting aside, have you dated a cat or dog guy or both? 

Maybe you're already dating or married to a Cat Dad or a Dog Dad, if you are check out these funny cat and dog dad gifts from Amazon. The mugs featured above are available in different styles with various breeds, all customizable. They are great for Father's day!

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