boyfriend christmas gift idea

TIPS FOR SHOPPING FOR YOUR TRANS BOYFRIEND

Just some tips I’ve learned over the years to help with my boyfriend’s dysphoria

•vertical stripes (makes you seem taller)
•uneven patterns such as polka dots (hides any chest bumps)
•jackets, sweaters, or vests (layers hide curves. But be sure they’re not too long. Oversized clothes make you seem smaller. Hem should be no more than 2 inches below waist)
•graphic T shirt (make sure design is higher up on the chest to hide any chest bumps)
•pants (straight fitted. Go up a size. Try to get little to no breaks.)
•round or pointed toed shoes (square toed shoes make you seem shorter)
•hats, glasses, necklaces, bow ties, skinny ties (any accessories should be kept to the upper half of their body to draw the eye up and make them seem taller)
•binders (best binder brands I know of are Underworks, and G2cb)
•shoelifts (amazon has really good cheap ones)
• shop online for smaller men’s clothes (rue21, Zara, American Eagle, Express Men, Asos, H&M)

Bats and Barbie Heads - snowbaz

ok honestly this was kind of a hard one rip me. carry on countdown: christmas shopping! and already i must dive into a new fic. what day are we even on. have entered the twilight zone yet.

Fluff

No warnings.

If you can’t Christmas shop for your boyfriend, Christmas shop with your boyfriend.


A list of gift ideas for Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch III (by Simon Snow):

1. A shorter fucking name.

2. Sheet music to that one song we both fell in love with in that one movie.

3. Clothes that I can steal.

4. The Entire Works of Edgar Allen Poe (aka, if Baz’s soul was a book).

5. Fairy lights because he needs to lighten the fuck up.

6. Better morning attitude.

Oh boy.

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A list of Christmas gift ideas for Simon (by Baz):

1. I don’t know.

2. A pair of jeans that isn’t ripped.

3. Not a dog. Not allowed.

4. A bucket of sour cherry scones (not sure what he’d be more stoked with: the scones, or the bucket).

5. A t-shirt with my face on it.

6. I don’t know.

Fuck.

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“All right, Simon,” I confess as we sit in the car, gearing up to go to the shopping centre. “I give up, I’m shit at gifts. What do I get you for Christmas?”

Simon rolls his head on the seat and gives me a degrading smile. “How about boyfriend who actually has some idea of what to get me?” He teases. I make a face and try to slap his hand. “I’m kidding! I’m kidding.”

“You’re a dick, you know.”

“I know. I take it back though - it would be hypocritical of me to dump you over getting a crap Christmas present.”

“You’re stuck too?”

“Let’s just go shopping.”

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So, to make all fair, we end up in a shopping centre, with Simon sitting in a trolley from who-knows-where, and myself pushing him around the toy stores as we tease each other on what crappy gifts we’ll buy each other. So far, he’s threatened to buy me and army  of life-size (surely demonic) Barbie doll heads to place strategically around the flat, and I’m dead serious about buying him seven variations of the same shirt, so he can stain them on separate days of the week. So far, we haven’t actually bought anything.

“I’m telling you, I’m easy to buy for!” Simon insists. I give him an offended, confused look. ‘How so?’ “I don’t own anything! You could literally buy me a cookbook and I’d be chuffed.”

“Would you cook, though?” I point out.

His voice lowers as he leans up to my ear. “Only for you. I don’t mind testing my cooking on you.”

“How sweet. You don’t mind poisoning me.” (I kiss him anyway.)

It’s when we pass yet another children’s toy shop (that we obviously swerve into) that Simon lands on the 'perfect’ gift idea. It is also, incidentally, the most risky task we endure today.

I’m holding the trolley still as my ever-intuitive boyfriend stands in it’s basket, reaching for a top-shelf toy that we really should have asked a shop assistant to fetch. Alas, I’m doubling as the look-out on this mission. We’re probably scaring children off with our dastardly teenage antics, but as much as I acknowledge that that could be the case, I really do not care.

“Got it!” Simon yelps as he sits back down again, embraced in possibly the largest (cutest) soft-toy-bat I have ever seen. I try desperately to hide my smile.

“What is that?” I chuckle.

“A bat. Duh. You’re a vampire, you need a bat.”

And then, in a lower, giddy voice, I lean in and whisper: “You are a fucking wanker, you know that?”

He mirrors me, making fun of my face before he kisses my lips. “You get to name it. On Christmas. No sooner, no later.”

With a shake of my head and a theatrical groan, I sigh. “Oh you are definitely getting Barbie heads now.”

9

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

It’s always complicated to choose what to give as a gift on Christmas to your significant other. This is our first year together as a couple, so I decided to give my beau something with a lot of meaning. First of all, I thought of making him brownies and a Christmas card from scratch (because the ones I found on stores were hideous) that enbodies the way I feel about the holiday and about him.

On the other hand I developed a memory jar for him. I took a mason jar and decorated it so it would look good. In the jar I placed lots of messages which were classified by color:

  • the yellow cards were lyric fragments that I’ve dedicated to him in these months we’ve been together.
  • the green cards were movie scenes or dialogues that make me think of our relationship or the way I feel about him.
  • the brown cards were songs or scenes from Broadway musicals that I’ve dedicated to him.
  • the beige cards were moments that we’ve spent together ever since we first met and that have a lot of meaning to us.

I also wrapped a couple of gifts (a men fragance which I’d love to him to wear and a Pokémon game he wanted) and arranged them in that basket so they could look decent. I spent some of my free time to get this thing done but I assure you it was worth it. You can see in his face that he is really happy with his present and I’m happy of being with him for the holidays. alexo26 I’m very thankful to have you as my boyfriend and I hope we can spend lots of holidays together later on. I love you :)i