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The Best & Worst Holiday Gifts For Your Guy

The Best & Worst Holiday Gifts For Him

Christmas can be so awkward for new relationships. What should you get your boyfriend of just a few months or just a few weeks?

When you are still getting to know someone and want to show your affection through a gift at the holidays, what to buy can be a tricky endeavor. has valuable insight for you, based on our survey of over 600 guys that asked them what they like and dislike for Christmas gifts. Use the answers to determine the likelihood of your guy preferring a handmade scarf or a pair of cleats for his weekend soccer games. The results will surprise you.

What Not To Buy Your Boyfriend:

To begin, here are the top things men said they do not want to receive for the holidays.

Jewelry: Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but most guys have no interest in receiving jewelry for Christmas. With 85 percent saying they do not want it, guys are generally less wooed by "bling" than women.

Music: With digital tunes on everyone’s phone or music player, getting music as a gift just isn't what it used to be. Many people are used to buying and downloading their own music the minute they want a new song or album. It's not surprising, then, that 63 percent of men do not want you to shell out for their music collection.

Sporting goods: No matter how "manly" these sound, 61 percent of guys do not want sporting goods. Unless your boyfriend plays a sport and is in dire need of some new gear, this probably isn't the best choice. He may just want to pick out what he needs himself.

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