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Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas For Your New Boyfriend From Etsy

First Posted: 12/12/11 04:40 PM ET Updated: 12/22/11 02:44 PM ET

Gift Guide For Work Husband
Forget ties and cufflinks -- here are 11 gifts he'll actually want.

First holiday as a couple and nervous about what to get your new boyfriend? Before you buy a gift card or -- God forbid -- a tie, think about what drew you to him in the first place and find a way to celebrate what you like most about him. To get you inspired, we've put together an Etsy guide of items that are as unique as he is. Many of the gifts are handmade and can be personalized to make them even more special, and they show you're willing to put in the extra effort.

PHOTOS: 11 Gift Ideas For Your New Boyfriend

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"Each book is one of a kind," just like your new love interest, wrote Talia, the artisan behind Conduit Press. "It shows them you care enough to find something that totally suits them and their personality."

Talia says that all of her hollow books are crafted from discarded books, which means "you're not only giving back to the earth by keeping something from the landfill (books are actually quite difficult to truly recycle) but you're also keeping the book love alive," she added.

If this earth-friendly and thoughtful gift goes over well, Conduit Press also offers hollowed-out books that hold everything from flasks to ring-bearer pillows -- gifts for every stage in your relationship.

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Filed by Jessica Pearce Rotondi  |