The gifts you're most excited to give this year

(48 Posts)
Fueledwithfairydustandgin Wed 02-Nov-16 08:16:02

I love the feeling you get when you find a perfect gift. This year I'm really excited about a few
For DS I've got him a photo blanket with a picture of him and Daddy next to a tractor and a duvet set with photos of tractors and combines. Also his own strimmer, chainsaw and wheelbarrow (we live on a farm)
For DH I've got him a new aero hat he mentioned months ago but would never ask for because he has a perfectly good one. He will be so surprised. Am also going to get pictures of him doing triathlons to decorate his bike room.
For our groom I've got a big canvas from a dog trial she did and a photo mug of her 3 dogs with coffee and coffee syrup. She cries every year so I always get excited about hers grin

On the other hand DM has always wanted a pizza oven so I've bought one from NOTHS and I think it's probably going to be one of those never used kitchen items. I'm worried because it's not a built in one she won't like it. Got her a links of London bracelet from the bargain thread which I lived so much I bought myself one but now they're here I'm really not sure so think I've probably got 2 misses sad

wonderingsoul Wed 02-Nov-16 08:20:38

Ohh good thread.
Ds2 im excited to give him hes pokemon figures
Ds1 im excited to give bim hes zombie glasses
And im also sadly excited to give them a giant throw each.. they always bring i their duvets in to the licing room in the morning... im hopinf this will stop it lol

Boyfriend.. im excited to give him tattoo vouchers.

Isawthepigsfly Wed 02-Nov-16 08:31:08

DP I've got a leather bound book of newspaper articles over the years of his team.

DD has wanted a blinking dolphin for most of the year. Blu-blu it's called.

Most of all I'm excited that my little lodger will be born and I can eat copious amounts of cheese and drink wine wine

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 02-Nov-16 08:45:28

Jack Whitehall tickets for Dh; I'm not a fan and normally wander out of the room when he comes on the telly but Dh is and will be thrilled to be seeing him live.

Struggling with my teen DSes though.

CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 02-Nov-16 09:32:54

I always get most excited about my DC's stockings. From my experience the little things are bigger hits than the big things!

So far my DS (8) will love his Rubix cube, Harry Potter mug (it's heat sensitive and has marauders map on it so when he uses it, writing and footprints appear saying 'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'...he's going to love it!) Also got him one of those bookmarks with an e-dictionary. An expensive stocking filler and I think I'm more excited than he will be about it but it will get a lot of use!

For DD (4), I have bought her a Maileg mouse in a box, which she will absolutely adore, and blo pens. I think we're going to get her a My Fairy Garden set too which she will love.

They both also have a cake in mug kit which will either be a stocking filler or in their Christmas Eve hamper. Novelty stuff like that is always a hit!

Have so far bought DH on of the grid it things that was recommended on another thread. He travels a lot with work and it will change his life!

DamsonGinIsMyThing Wed 02-Nov-16 09:34:50

I'm looking forward to giving DP Harry Potter studio tour tickets.

And to telling my mum I'm pregnant.

CocktailQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 09:39:30

Damson - what a lovely present smile

I'm looking forward to giving people gift advent calendars this year - a stationery one for dd, a Match Attax one for ds, a beer one for dh, a Sanctuary one for dsis, a lego one for ndephew and a Playmobil on for dniece smile

PassTheMead Wed 02-Nov-16 13:08:04

Ds - Yokai Watch plushes
DD - probably the magic dress changing sleeping beauty doll, she didnt ask for it, but know she'll love it

DH - Junji Ito graphic novel

SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 02-Nov-16 13:12:48

DD (2.9) is mad about In The Night Garden, does the dances, sings along when it comes on, takes off her T-shirt to use as an 'Iggle Piggle blanket' etc. So I've made her a super soft red blanket with blue blanket stitch edging, just like Iggle Piggle's. Also managed to find an Upsy Daisy costume (making one was beyond my skills) so that's her sorted!

Not so excited about giving it, but feeling smug that I've managed to find something appropriate for my mum's hard-to-buy-for DP. Found a Photographic History of the Isle of Man TT, he'll love it, really into bikes and used to go to that every year.

ImperialBlether Wed 02-Nov-16 13:21:18

CoffeeChocolateWine where did you get the HP mug from? My 24 year old would like that!

CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 02-Nov-16 14:49:08

Imperial I got the Harry Potter mug from my local Bentalls store but I'm sure you could get online too.

mmgirish Wed 02-Nov-16 15:13:39

fueled where did you get a photo blanket made? I've never heard of that!

jopickles Wed 02-Nov-16 17:10:46

I have got my mum a trip to London to see the panto at the palladium and an afternoon bus tour to see the lights - we have a big family holiday booked next year so we are supposed to be doing cheap pressies but I know she really wanted to see the show so couldn't resist

wonderingsoul Wed 02-Nov-16 18:06:26

I agree about the stickings... iv excited about that two

Ds1 who will be 11 i got a fuve nights at fressy figfure and teddy hell be over the moon as iv banned it from my house. But i think hes reaching age.
Also veat to store all hes nerf gun bullets so he run wild with them.

Ds2 will have a batman egg cup and bread cutter thing.. no one else in the house likes runny eggs so he rarely gets to have it so he can eat in style now.

There stocki gs are full if winderfull small stuff theyll love.

user1471462578 Wed 02-Nov-16 20:34:52

<waves to fuelled>

I'm very excited by my purchase today of a tea advent calendar for Dh. The children and I have advent calendars, so I hope he'll be chuffed to have one too!

Also very excited to give dd Robert (giant pink soft toy unicorn) - I think she will love him!

Haudyerwheesht Wed 02-Nov-16 20:37:21

Dd is getting an old fashioned silver cross pram - I think she'll love it but also, i love it!

Ds is getting a LOT of Lego and a games console which he thinks we can't afford. He's turning 10 and I think it'll really make Christmas for him.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 02-Nov-16 20:41:25

I am going to get oh's grandaughter a subscription, probably Toucan and his daughter a Yankee candle advent calendar. We've all really only come 'together' this year but I hope the will love them.

Bravas Wed 02-Nov-16 20:41:26

The gifts I'm most excited to give only cost £3 each but hoping they'll go down well. My parents had a huge print on the lounge wall throughout our childhood, which we all remember fondly. I've found fridge magnets of it, so we can all have a little bit of home in our own houses.

HandbagCrazy Wed 02-Nov-16 20:42:37

I'm excited to give DH an Avengers themed blanket that I'm making assuming I finish it before it drives me nuts
I've been telling him since he mentioned it months ago that it's too hard and I can't make it as I'm a beginner. He's going to be so pleased!

Have also made a hat for my dad who is going to love it as he likes homemade, unique things.

For my mum I've tracked down a rare collectible ornament to go with her collection. I'm especially proud as it's one she's been looking for but couldn't find
fsmile

HandbagCrazy Wed 02-Nov-16 20:43:25

Bravas that's a lovely idea!

BowiesBlueEye Wed 02-Nov-16 20:46:16

I love these threads. I remember last years one had me in tears smile

DS1 - LED Bluetooth speaker in the shape of a skateboard and Minecraft hoodie

DSD - all the little anime/Korean pieces I've found for her and an animation studio

DS2 - Gooey bloody Louie and a playmobil house

wowwee123 Wed 02-Nov-16 20:48:58

well this is for dps november birthday but...

streetfighter christmas jumper. he lovea street fighter and his work always do a couple of christmas jumper days but he would never normally spend that much.

oasis supersonic dvd which he wont even know exists.

I'm looking forward to ds having BB8. He'll be over the moon and incredibly comical with it smile

Also looking forward to watching him play rock band. There will be much amusement!

user1469751309 Wed 02-Nov-16 20:55:54

A peppe pig bike for my 3yo little girl she always tried to play with other kiddies bikes in the park and always looks sad that she can't as they are not hers I know she will love it and I can't wait to see her little face when she sees it smile

Welshcyclist Wed 02-Nov-16 21:14:59

Imperial they have those HP mugs in Lakeland.

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