Need help for inspired present for DH

(34 Posts)
Takver Sat 30-Nov-13 16:36:22

who always gets me fabulously appropriate presents, and who is impossible to buy for.

So far I have a book & game which will both be 'family' presents, but at least something for him to open. But I would love to get him a really nice present.

In the past I've done clothes (but he has just re-vamped his wardrobe so doesn't need anything new) and books (really not reading much right now as very busy). His main hobby is singing which is no bloody help as all you need for that is some more people and the piano for practice which we have. We have such different tastes in music that my attempts at cds have always been pretty unsuccessful.

MoJangled Mon 02-Dec-13 00:54:28

Watching this thread like a hawk - similar DH here, except I'd have less trouble with singing as a hobby than photography (he usually needs odd-shaped pieces of black metal worth a squillian quid and unless he actually writes down the reference number I have no chance of getting it right at all). So far I have got him a wifi keyboard for the mini tablet I got him last year, but need something else.

Have you considered mini tablets? Got DH Google Nexus last year, massive hit.

riverboat Mon 02-Dec-13 07:28:44

Have a look at firebox.com, there are some interesting things on there.

I am getting DP a couple of CDs, gloves that still let you use touchscreen phones and maybe a sort of fiendishly difficult wooden cube puzzle or similar, he likes having something to keep him busy on Xmas and boxing day.

How about: sushi making kit, new wallet, a book about a composer he likes, a hamper of all his favourite food/drink things?

claraschu Mon 02-Dec-13 07:38:07

What about a week in Finland this summer for a festival of coaching about early music, complete with vocal masterclasses?
www.keokarkku.fi/sivu.tmpl?sivu_id=101

I guess it's a bit more than 50 pounds, but looks interesting!

RescueCack Mon 02-Dec-13 08:04:57

I was once given a beautiful handmade wooden music stand. I still love it. It has a ratchet mechanism and is just lovely.

TheTruffleHunter Mon 02-Dec-13 08:10:28

Rugby tickets?

scarfaceace Mon 02-Dec-13 08:42:25

Being in the far west of Wales you probably have a wonderful view of the stars. How about a telescope?

Takver Mon 02-Dec-13 09:14:12

The music stand is a really good idea, I will check that out, telescope also a good thought.

The course looks amazing and would be absolutely his thing but a bit over budget I'm afraid!

I am PMSL at the rugby tickets, sorry grin

Pogosticks Mon 02-Dec-13 09:17:10

Have you got a cinema nearby? There are some that show live screenings of theatre shows every now and then. I've got tickets for WarHorse for DH, it'd be a right expense palaver to see it in London but for £25 we can go and see it down the road instead.

3rdnparty Mon 02-Dec-13 12:34:37

If he likes music how about a subscription? friend got this for her dh who is also a nightmare choosy

http://www.emusic.com/info/what-is-emusic/

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