Q. I am hoping you can help me with all of your expert ideas. I am about to share my first year anniversary with my boyfriend on the eve of Christmas and it is our very first Christmas together as a real couple. We have been friends for years so I should have clues but I truly am at a loss for gift ideas. I want to give him a personal, heartfelt present. He is extremely loving and romantic and he appreciates thoughtfulness.
He is Italian with fine taste and he has everything he could ever desire as he is wealthy, which makes it harder for me. I want to give him something tailored to my sentiments for him. He loves scuba diving, fine fabrics and we both love holidays in the sun. He is an adventurous thrill seeker. Would you have any first-class gift ideas for my beloved?
-For Mr. Adventure
A. For your thrill-seeker beloved, check out thrillplanet.com - they offer true adventure trips that take a few hours or a few days with choices like race car driving, bull riding, skydiving, glider rides and more. If they don’t have options convenient to your location, you can at least get some great ideas. For the man who can easily buy himself the Rolex, Mercedes and fine Italian suits, it can be thoughtful and fun to engage his adventurous side. Some of my best memories are of the exciting trips I’ve taken from flying in a vintage bi-plane to white water rafting to hot air balloon rides in Sonoma Valley. Guaranteed he’ll remember anything that gets his adrenaline pumping - especially if it's something the two of you can share together.