What should I get my BF for the holidays?
This is my first Christmas with a boyfriend, and I don’t know what to get him. He’s into football. Any ideas?
Bill: Early in a relationship, a gift is more than just a gift—it’s a message. If you want to keep things casual, get him a football video game. If you want a more serious relationship, make your gift an event—tickets on the 50-yard line to the team of his choice. And if you can get those seats, give me a call!
Dave: Bill covered the obvious, so I’ll suggest the opposite. Everyone surely knows he’s a football fanatic. He probably sits around the tree, opening presents and thinking, “Please, for the love of Ray Lewis, don’t let this be another set of Upper Deck football cards.” So your mission is to discover his hidden interests with sly questions about movies he likes or memorable trips he’s taken. In the end, you’ll come across an idea for a unique gift he’ll cherish because he’ll know you put some thought into it.