Let’s face it: As much as we might try to separate physical and emotional intimacy, with some guys it turns out to be next to impossible. You don’t just want to go to bed with him. You want to wake up next to him, too.
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Nothing speaks to getting serious better than a thoughtful holiday gift.
So whether you’ve barely seen the special guy in street clothing, this is your first holiday season as a couple, or you’ve been together so long that you finish each other’s sentences, here are some ideas for gifts that signal you’re taking this relationship to the next level to make Black Friday a little more pink.
1. You’re More Than Just a FB to Me
If you’re thinking he’s potential boyfriend material, a cute pair of undies or a classic t-shirt (pictured above) bridges the gap between “casual” and “less casual.”
Models for briefs from Bonds include Nicolas and Steve, a real-life gay couple, kissing against the kitchen counter while dressed in matching briefs, along with the caption: “It’s the little moments that make Christmas season so special.”
2. OK, We’re Officially Boyfriends
You’re in love, you want him to know it, and you’re ready to splurge big-time. A leather jacket is a timeless piece and this modern update on the classic bomber by the great Boris Bidjan Saberi ($2,192.50) — available from H.Lorenzo in LA — makes it that much cooler. All jackets are handmade in the BBS atelier in Barcelona.
3. I’m Ready to Travel Together
A big trip to another country is a major threshold for any couple. For a romantic wintry getaway, consider Iceland, where you can soak in natural hot springs, hike a glacier, and dine on five-star cuisine, all in one day. Pink Iceland Tours specializes in designing unique vacations with an eye to the country’s lively LTBTQ scene.
4. Let’s Shack Up
At some point, clubs and parties give way to Netflix and chill, and you want a gift that’s all about nesting. Weighted blankets are all the rage because their heft has been shown to soothe the nervous system, decrease stress, and promote restful sleep. Get your honey this Baloo blanket ($169) and then snuggle in.
5. Time to Take the Plunge
The ultimate commitment demands an appropriately serious symbol. This yellow gold band with two princess-cut rubies from Shane Co. ($1820) is a classy way to get engaged over the holidays.
You can engrave a message of love inside, too.