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It's christmas time and I have no idea what to get for my banker boyfriend! I am also in the industry but it also trumps me when choosing a gift for him..
he's still an analyst and his firm is lax on wearing ties.. shoes are hard to buy.. any suggestions?

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Comments (35)

  • duffmt6's picture

    Messenger bag? Coat? Or yea, a BJ's membership.

    "For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."

  • lazardsoeurs's picture

    on the west coast.. peacoat/scarf/gloves are not necessary..

    Take it as it comes
    JJ

  • SirTradesaLot's picture

    Your signature seems like an appropriate course of action.

    adapt or die:
    What would P.T. Barnum say about you?

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  • banker20132014's picture

    iPad like stuff?

  • In reply to SirTradesaLot
    lazardsoeurs's picture

    favourite response.

    Take it as it comes
    JJ

  • WalMartShopper's picture

    the fact that he's a banker shouldn't have a damn thing to do with what to get him. He's your f'ing boyfriend for christ's sake...if you get him something for work then you're obviously a lame banker chick

    lazardsoeurs:
    It's christmas time and I have no idea what to get for my banker boyfriend! I am also in the industry but it also trumps me when choosing a gift for him..
    he's still an analyst and his firm is lax on wearing ties.. shoes are hard to buy.. any suggestions?

    If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

  • Azeroth's picture

    Does he have a luxury watch? If not, IWC sounds like a good gift.

  • West Coast rainmaker's picture

    Do something nice for him. Emphasizing do.

    Pictures would likely be well received - though not the kind you would frame. Or display in a public area. Film is also a sure hit.

  • In reply to West Coast rainmaker
    lazardsoeurs's picture

    Thank you - that's a really good idea.

    West Coast rainmaker:
    Do something nice for him. Emphasizing do.

    Pictures would likely be well received - though not the kind you would frame. Or display in a public area. Film is also a sure hit.

    Take it as it comes
    JJ

  • In reply to Azeroth
    lazardsoeurs's picture

    You sound like my boyfriend. lmfao. are you?

    Azeroth:
    Does he have a luxury watch? If not, IWC sounds like a good gift.

    Take it as it comes
    JJ

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  • West Coast rainmaker's picture

    My girlfriend asked me this question. I'm not even sure how to respond. I just say "I'd like to do something fun with you. I really don't want more stuff." I hope she interprets that the right way, and not "Let's go to a wine tasting!"

  • In reply to guyfromct
    John.Galt's picture

    Second that

  • In reply to SirTradesaLot
    rufiolove's picture

    SirTradesaLot:
    Your signature seems like an appropriate course of action.

    How did this post not get more love? I am out of bananas, but this was subtle comedy done right...

  • BTbanker's picture

    Hermes, Ferragamo, Canali, ESPN, Apple, Johnny Walker, Macallan, Vineyard Vines, IWC, Omega, Polo, BMW, Audi...

    are you taking notes?

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  • Cornelius's picture

    A little 50 shades of grey action, but you should be doing that anyway. If u r, 3 way

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    I'm making it up as I go along.

  • Art.Vandelay's picture

    "Well I, uh, I'm not sure how you pronounce it or anything, but I, uh, I believe it's Ménage à Trois?"

  • In reply to lazardsoeurs
    JPMortgage's picture

    lazardsoeurs:
    on the west coast.. peacoat/scarf/gloves are not necessary..

    BJ membership cards are...

    "If it were easy, everyone would do it"

  • In reply to General Disarray
    Art.Vandelay's picture

    General Disarray:
    Art.Vandelay:
    "Well I, uh, I'm not sure how you pronounce it or anything, but I, uh, I believe it's Ménage à Trois?"

    It can't be done.

    "DO YOU EVER GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND THANK GOD THAT YOU KNOW ME, AND HAVE ACCESS TO MY DEMENTIA?!"

  • IvyGrad's picture

    Ferragamo leather loafers, Louis Vuitton glasses, Hermes belt, Gucci wallet, a couple's ring from Tiffany's, or Armani navy suit. A true man should roll with some class and style.

    I hold on to the belief that you either don't do a gift at all, or go all out. To me, there is nothing more annoying than receiving a "gift" of $30 giftcard to Starbucks.

  • CompBanker's picture

    Whatever you do, don't just buy him something. The benefit of being in finance is that you have enough money to simply purchase anything you want. It is likely that he already owns everything that he needs and most of the things that he wants (certainly everything that he wants in the price range you're likely thinking). That knocks purchasable gifts out of the picture.

    You know better than anyone here what he'll like best. Is he the emotional type that would enjoy a photo album of the two of you? Maybe he is into concerts and you can get tickets to an upcoming show. How about a night out at a comedy club where you guys can listen to raunchy jokes, get drunk, and then get at it after? I know it isn't your anniversary, but what about repeating your first date together? The options are endless.

    CompBanker

  • thomas.j.f.k.smith's picture

    Rolex Sub, from the year he was born or graduated college or he started work

  • Cruncharoo's picture

    I think someone mentioned a BJ's membership

    This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..

  • Unforseen's picture

    Jaeger le Coultre Reverso

  • In reply to CompBanker
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  • In reply to West Coast rainmaker
    midtowngal's picture

    I'm feeling like a star, you can't stop my shine---Ridin' Solo

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  • carlfox's picture

    "The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets."

    -John D. Rockefeller

  • In reply to CompBanker
    cphbravo96's picture

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • In reply to cphbravo96
    gorillaaxe's picture

    -Gorilla A.

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