Make it all about the pair of you. Pick up some pro tips and create the most thoughtful gift for your man, this Christmas. Make this Christmas extra personal with our Christmas Photo Gifts For Boyfriend.
Photobox’s resident gift guru, Matt James of Party-Ideas-by-a-Pro, is an award-winning party planner who’s produced birthdays, weddings, and events for A-list celebrities such as Stella McCartney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sir Elton John. He shares his inspirational ideas for using Photobox products to create thoughtful and meaningful Christmas gifts.
Men can be hard to buy for. All those traditional ‘gifts for men’ ideas would have you believe that engraved whiskey tumblers, BBQ meat tongs, dumbbell-shaped beer glasses, and monogrammed money clips constitute unique and personal gifts. But when it comes to choosing Christmas gifts for boyfriends, you really need something a little more inspiring and imaginative.
That’s why you can’t really go wrong with a photo gift; they’re infinitely more personal. And if you really want to make it unique and meaningful, Spell It Out is an easy-to-do idea that allows you to say something heartfelt in a lighthearted and original way. It’ll also spare him from having to put on his best ‘just what I always wanted’ game face had he unwrapped those dumbbell-shaped beer glasses on Christmas Day!
A great way to win over a man, is to win over his buddies. Impress them with your general awesomeness and you’ll win the coveted bro-squad seal of approval. Trust me, that’s important.
Sure, you can buy a round of beers, roll with all their jokes and invite your single friends along to parties, but that’s entry-level stuff. The longer you’ve been dating, the more effort you’ll need to make. Secretly enlisting their help to make him a uniquely personal Christmas gift is a seriously cunning next-level move.
Little Boxes is a creative way to photograph a group of friends and turn it into an original gift for Christmas – plus it’s easy to do because you can shoot each person separately. You see, guys don’t take that many group photos of their mates. In fact, the last one was probably at a dodgy stag do or from their uni days. So do it for him!
People want to know that they’re appreciated – even men. Wait, especially men. It’s not often we get things right, so when we do, a little stroke and some positive encouragement definitely won’t go a miss. Reasons I Love You is all about Show & Tell: show appreciation and tell him that you love him. Or rather, why you love him.
Whether it’s reasons that are profound, such as ‘You remind me that I often apologise unnecessarily’, express gratitude; ‘You carry me upstairs after I fall asleep on the sofa’, or are lighthearted; ‘You watch Celebrity Big Brother with me, even though you think it’s lame’, this will make an fantastically feel-good Christmas gift for a boyfriend.
And remember, the more you encourage it, the more likely he is to keep doing it – so don’t forget to include one about foot rubs!
One of the things guys often complain about, is girlfriends who give them a hard time when they want to just chill with their mates. However much he might enjoy dinner and a movie with you, there’s just no substitute for that sacred time reserved to drink beer, play videogames, lift weights, watch football, fart and burp with the lads. So what better way to show him you’re not that girl buy getting him a selfless Christmas gift that’s all about his mates and nothing to do with you.
Heart and Sole is a creative way to photograph all his mates together and affirm their relationships in a playful manner, without being too cheesy. And the fact it looks like an album cover and they’re in a cool up-and-coming band is just a bonus!