12/6/12

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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12/6/12

Your signature seems like an appropriate course of action.

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12/6/12

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

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12/6/12

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

Take it as it comes
JJ

12/6/12
In reply to SirTradesaLot
12/6/12

favourite response.

Take it as it comes
JJ

12/6/12

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!

12/6/12

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

12/6/12

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
12/6/12

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
12/6/12

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
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12/6/12

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!"

12/6/12
In reply to lazardsoeurs
12/6/12

Sorry, I don't date banking chicks.

In reply to guyfromct
12/6/12
In reply to SirTradesaLot
12/6/12

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...

12/6/12

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

are you taking notes?

12/6/12

rip him a new asshole

12/7/12

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

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12/7/12

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

In reply to lazardsoeurs
12/7/12

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 Art.Vandelay
12/7/12

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

It can't be done.

In reply to General Disarray
12/7/12

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

12/7/12

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.

12/7/12

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

12/7/12

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

12/7/12

Trip - Weekend getaway

12/7/12

I think someone mentioned a BJ's membership

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

12/7/12

Jaeger le Coultre Reverso

In reply to CompBanker
12/7/12

CompBanker:
certainly everything that he wants in the price range you're likely thinking) Maybe he is into concerts and you can get tickets to an upcoming show.

This. The problem with shows is that if you are busy when they are announced, even if you are free by the time they happen you probably didn't get tickets and won't scalp them unless other people are going. Borrow his phone, load up songkick, see what it recommends and then give it back (or get your google on).

12/7/12

Some of my favorite gifts (im a sucker for cliches, and parentheses):

- shaving kit from the art of shaving, or some similarly pretentious (I feel like I'm ready to do deals when I lather up with a silvertip badger hair brush)
- nice scotch (purists like single malt, but I'm a fan of nice blended scotch)
- as CompBanker suggested, tickets to something (I got book of mormon tickets one year, loved that gift)
- a nice monogrammed flask (don't use it much, but I love knowing I have one)
- Rent a sports car for a day/weekend and drive up U.S. 1 (if you're close to SF and you don't get car sick; one of the best things I've ever done even though it wasn't a gift and I was stuck w/ a manual Toyota Matrix)
- Depending on area, chartered fishing trip or day out with a fly fishing guide
- even if he doesn't wear ties on the regular, its always nice to have a good hermes or ferragamo on your tie rack for when you need it for a client facing scenario, closing dinner, whatever (also, it's more excusable to wear as a junior banker if you can say it was a gift)

In reply to West Coast rainmaker
12/7/12

West Coast rainmaker:
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!"

I don't know if she gets it, but I totally get it. haha. subtle.

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

12/11/12

rent a really nice (read: not a hilton) hotel room for a night/weekend; you know what to do next.

12/11/12

How much do you want to spend?

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

-John D. Rockefeller

In reply to CompBanker
12/11/12

CompBanker:
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.

Comp has it right, as usual. Either buy him something he really wants, or possibly needs, or you give him something that he will appreciate and remember. Since you are asking, the 'wants' or 'needs' are probably unknown, so you will have to go for the latter.

If you really like the guy, find something unusual and unique to give him. Whether that turns out to be the naked photos somebody suggested or a day trip to a random city to eat at a steakhouse he's never been to, just make it memorable.

Regards

"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
12/11/12

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