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Subject: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
Category: Relationships and Society > Romance
Asked by: susan_california-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2005 15:06 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2005 15:06 PDT
Question ID: 511011
Hello! I am looking for websites or companies that offer unique gifts
that can be delivered to the recipient. I want to send my boyfriend
something cool and I want it delivered to his work, but I don't want
to go with an old standard like flowers. I sent him Mrs Fields cookies
once, and he liked that, but he's trying to be more health-conscious
these days so cookies probably wouldn't fly a second time. Can you
give me some specific ideas as to creative and unique gifts that are
offered through a gift delivery service? I am not interested in most
of the "Just For Him" gift baskets that I've seen online - things like
cologne or beers of the world or anything like that, I think it would
just be too cheesy. (Plus he doesn't drink)... in short, something
more off-the-wall that would catch him by surprise, but pleasantly
surprised! He loves music - listening to it, recording it, playing it
(he plays guitar) so if there was a company or website that does
music-related deliveries, that would be great. Or any other gift
deliveries for men that are unique.

If it helps, he also likes books (regular and books on tape), movies,
eating out, MUSIC, not too into sports.

Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 18 Apr 2005 15:07 PDT
What's your approximate budget?

Clarification of Question by susan_california-ga on 18 Apr 2005 16:03 PDT
In terms of a budget, I would say that I'd prefer the gift to be $50
or under (before shipping or delivery costs are added) but I would be
flexible to something above that if it was really cool!
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
Answered By: taxmama-ga on 19 Apr 2005 06:28 PDT
Dear Susan, 

Here are a few ideas that you'll both enjoy - him getting them, 
you creating them.

1) - open your own account and design things for him.

You can design graphics, or upload pictures and put them on teddy bears,
(imagine a commemorative teddy bear for each special occasion?) t-shirts,
mugs, posters, etc.

These are all the things you can customize:

Incidentally, they include books and CDs, if you have the
copyright to the material.

2) Music and story-telling - go to Celestial Navigations

Pick up any of the CDs and send it to him. Then arrange to
spend an evening with him, with the lights turned low, or
in candlelight, listening to Geoffrey Lewis weave his tales.
A wonderful way to spark his imagination and to create a
romantic evening. 

I saw them in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget years ago,
and the experience still haunts me - in a happy way.

3) Of course, there's always - you can get his
favorite books, music, software, videos, even toys and lots 
of other things from there. Remember, they DO deliver - and 
on orders of $25 or more, 2-day delivery is free.

4) Have you ever visited

Wow! You can find pictures for any passion - framed or unframed.
They have some really great values when they have sales - and
something interesting is always on sale. (I once got my boyfriend
this poster of a wealthy man, standing next to his Rolls Royce
in front of the unemployment office...20+ years later, it's still
in his home.)

You may be able to get away with less than $25 including shipping.

5) You said he likes books on tape. Well, BooksOnTape delivers

You may either buy or rent the books. Renting isn't so bad, 
since you may keep the books for about a month. Then ship them
back in their own container at no additional cost. Only, make
sure he knows they're rented... Also, they have really good deals
when they have sales. 

6)You didn't mention if he likes animals? But if he does, here's a
way to enjoy them without having to clean up after them - 
The Animal Den  -

They have all kinds of gift items with gorgeous animal pictures
on them. You can order things for many breeds of many animals.

7) Campy things, and things you don't expect - drop by Classic Closeouts

They have collectibles, like Star Trek pins, or designer clothing, 
or household things - you never know what. Just for the fun of it.

8) Give him a Club Pogo membership 

You can play online together, without being interrupted by ads,
and you can chat while you're playing. You might (long shot) even
win some money prizes. And their software doesn't mess up your computer.

9) Get him an Entertainment book for his town, or yours.  

Not only will you get discounts (even movie theaters), but it 
can be an awful lot of fun using the book to explore your own
area. Aside from restaurants, there are discounts to live theaters,
concerts, amusement venues, bowling alleys, all kinds of places
you didn't even know existed around you. 

Oh yes, you can also get 50% off hotels and other travel discounts. 

10) If you want an assortment of interesting, often unusual, and
expensive items, visit the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue.

It's such fun! And you'll usually find something within your price range.

11) Does he like puzzles? You're going to love Bits and Pieces!

They have THE most beautiful and fun jigsaw puzzles, and 3-d puzzles
and other interesting curiosities. Most of them are well within your
budget. In fact, you can often get several things for that price. 
Oh yes, and they have a mystery puzzle, where you can win $1,000
for solving the mystery. Always a fun challenge. 

12) For those times when you're feeling silly, there's Prank Place

Granted, there's a lot of stuff in bad taste. Ignore those things.
They also have a lot of cute and fun things. For instance, I found
a whole raft of things relating to money gags for my readers. 

They have magic tricks, fake parking tickets, remote controlled mice, etc.

13) And speaking of magic...what boy doesn't love magic tricks?

Well, this gives you something unique for every month of the year.

I hope you like the choices?

Best wishes

Your TaxMama-ga
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
From: bschonec-ga on 18 Apr 2005 15:33 PDT
If your boyfriend is a computer nerd:
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
From: rolandb-ga on 18 Apr 2005 17:31 PDT
there are a LOT of great gift ideas on
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
From: myoarin-ga on 19 Apr 2005 03:27 PDT
Ticket(s for two if you're nearby) to a concert that he would not
splurge on by himself ...
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
From: iguanaboy-ga on 19 Apr 2005 13:29 PDT
I so want one of these:

Read the reviews (at the bottom).

I think any fella would love it - it's something that will amaze
friends and keep him company while you're not there.
Subject: Re: I need unique gift delivery ideas for my boyfriend
From: dps1-ga on 03 May 2005 01:25 PDT
A note about Cafepress. Not only can you design items there, but you
can search by category or keywords or holidays (and more) for items
that other people have designed. If you're not the creative type, you
get many stores worth of selection by people who are. Plus, there is
usually a special offer/discount of some kind running every week.

My shop is more oriented toward women's gifts and shirts and holidays
like Mother's Day, but you can see the current discount posted at the
top of my store page. The discount listed is usually good at all
cafepress shops. Plus, you get a discount coupon after almost every

Another idea which not too many people know about yet is that now sells prints of many of their photos in sizes from
11x14 to 20x30. Istockphoto mainly provides stock photography for
advertising purposes, but there are a lot of really good, creative,
artistic shots in the archive of over 250,000 photos. It's all
searchable and there are even galleries about specific photographic
subjects. Each contributing photographer controls whether their
portfolio will allow print sales, so not every image you find will
qualify. There is a link on the lower right side of image closeups
which tells if you can buy prints or not. The prints are not framed
(at least not yet) and start at about $10.

Every image in my portfolio can be bought as a print (except the
vector artwork/illustrations). Or, you can search the entire archive.

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