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Boyfriend going away gift

Question Posted Friday December 18 2009, 2:47 pm

My boyfriend is graduating highschool a semester early and starting to go to college in January. He is 17, almost 18. Im 16,gonna be 17 in june. I want to get him a really nice gift because we have been together for a year and a half but i dont know what to get him...he will be 5 hours away so we wont see each other much, and he cant have his car the first year and i wont get my license until summer. I can spend up to $150. I have already gotten him:

1-a nice $140 watch for our 1 year anniversary
2-a photoalbum for our 6 month anniversary
3-an interesting alarm clock for his birthday because he cant wake up in the morning. ever.
4-a shirt of his favorite band for valentines day
5-the first 3 pokemon movies as a "feel better gift" when he was sick
6-tickets to a baseball game
7-countless keychains (he loves them...his keychains a wreck haha)
8-a leather wallet
9-Posters for his wall becuase he had his room redone
10-massage oil because he was so stressed out with college and stuff

So thats pretty much it. I wnat to get him something romantic. i was thinking of getting a jar and writing down many memories (maybe 200 or 300) and thing i love about him and have each one attached to a hershey kiss. but idk if he will like it because its rediculously corny haha and i still want to get him something he will use. do you think i should give him the jar? what else could i get? some help? Thank you =]

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mossett answered Friday December 18 2009, 6:15 pm:
I also think that is a good idea. I'm in a long-distance relationship now and it can really make things hard, you might think of more things to give to him along with the jar of memories...

-My girlfriend gave me her necklace and I took the charm that hung off it and looped a piece of hemp cord through it. It stays tied around my neck at all times. I keep it under my shirt so no one ever sees it and I always think about her whenever I notice it. hemp cord is kind of scratchy at first, but after wearing it in the shower a few times it became nice and soft.

-You guys could trade pillows. Wash the pillowcase in your laundry right before you give it to him so that it smells like you. It's really gonna suck being apart and you guys are gonna get lonely, missing each other and all, but nothing will make him feel better than being able to squeeze a pillow that smells like you (when nobody's around of course). this is kind of like a present to yourself too since you get one of his pillows.

Those are just a couple ideas. Be creative! Things that remind him of you will be the best. If you can't think of anything else just google it. there's lots of ideas online.

I also want to stress the fact that you are going to be in a long-distance relationship and that you need to visit each other AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN! I know people say "Distance makes the heart grow fonder," and that holds true, but I have a little saying of my own: "Too much distance makes the heart grow weary, lonely, exhausted, and depressed." I don't mean to frighten you and I don't mean to sound negative either. I'm not. I just want to make sure you understand how important it is that you guys don't wait too long to see each other between visits. There are a lot of people who will say long-distance doesn't work and I am the first person who tells them they're wrong, but you have to work at it and make sure you see each other enough to keep your flame-a-burning. Don't wait any longer than 3 months to see each other. I wish someone told me that before I decided that 6 months wasn't that long.

Anyways, sorry if this wasn't entirely what you asked for but I think It's definitely something you need to be aware of.

Don't be afraid to asked me any questions regarding long-distance thing.


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_bryttnii answered Friday December 18 2009, 5:45 pm:
Well I like the photo album idea but I made my boyfriend a scrapbook for Christmas and he loved it more than anything.

He still looks at it all the time and we laugh at the picture I put in it from all of our vacations and just time spent together.

You can get a full scrapbook set for like $30 at Walmart and their really fun to make!!

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x0for3v3rfr33x0 answered Friday December 18 2009, 5:09 pm:
I think you should definitely go with your idea. He needs something to make him feel better and know that you care when he is thinking about how much he misses you. The jar of memories with a hershey kiss attached is perfect. Plus everytime he reads one and eats a chocolate kiss, it will make him think about kissing you for real. By the way, you are indeed very creative. Your other gifts were awesome. I think he'll love it.

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