What are you getting your DH for Christmas?

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I can't think of anything original sad

Have got him little stocking fillers and the usual stuff, smellies, etc, but I usually get him a main present too, and I just can't think of anything I've not done before.

Tell me your wonderful ideas please so I can steal them smile

afrocircus Tue 13-Nov-12 10:51:54

How much do you want to spend?

Ive ordered DH the complete James Bond boxed set (excluding the current film obviously) at £88 and the Monkey boxed set at £40.

He has stocking fillers too. I have to admit that this is our 8th christmas together and every year gets more difficult to buy for him!

Having said that I can't believe I have been with someone that long!

LtEveDallas Tue 13-Nov-12 10:58:11

New squash racket and squash shoes. Does your DH have any hobbies/sports he plays?

Last year he got a new sports bag filled with: A black towel, 2 black pairs of shorts, 5 black T shirts and 5 black socks......because I was siick to death of him putting his sports kit in the washer without seperating it from my stuff - hence my request for all new underwear angry grin. Now he has enough to last him all week and it can be washed on its own at the weekend!

Yep he plays rugby & football - but over the (many) years I've bought him just about every sports-related gift there is, I think!

He also loves music but there again I can't think of anything new - he has ipods, various speakers, etc...

MrsPresley Tue 13-Nov-12 11:05:19

I got DP James Bond box set as well but only 50 GPB on Amazon, but there are different box sets and I'm a cheapskate grin

He can watch them at night in his lorry because there's no way I'm sitting through that rubbish grin

He will also get the usual smellies, toffee and maybe a new duvet set for his lorry bed smile

fuzzpig Tue 13-Nov-12 11:07:27

Main present will be a gift set including a year's pass to Bletchley Park smile

christmaspuddingpippin Tue 13-Nov-12 11:10:33

A new ipod from me, dvds from the dc and a few little stocking bits.

TwoKidsAndCounting Tue 13-Nov-12 11:12:11

Does he have a SatNav? Bought my DH top of range, expensive one for commutes in and out of London and he says it had been the best thing I've ever got him! I'm planning on another gadget type thing this year, men love gadgets!

My DH is getting the Duo Pinball Controller for the iPad, he has no idea but he will love it.

Chopsypie Tue 13-Nov-12 11:16:30

If he is really into music, what about some concert/gig tickets. This year I've bought mine 4 frames for Vinyl records so he can display some of his favorite stuff.


DoubleMum Tue 13-Nov-12 11:19:38

A blackberry Playbook, some tins of cocktails, a couple of History magazines and some lebekuchen.

DoubleMum Tue 13-Nov-12 11:20:09

Oh, and Thorntons rum truffles

Startail Tue 13-Nov-12 11:21:55

Watch and "permission" to join DD in her somewhat expensive outdoor hobby.

Only he earns anything so it's a bit daft saying I give him presents or permission to do anything.

Usually he gets clothes as he would only replace items with actual holes, but I've already replaced the one thing he' destroyed recently.

LaGuerta Tue 13-Nov-12 11:24:08

A "nice" laptop bag (I bought him one that got stolen)
A camera (he dropped the last one)
If money was no object an Aeron office chair, although he would probably break that too grin.

Methe Tue 13-Nov-12 11:25:32

beard trimmer
lots of chocolate

... the usual!

mollymole Tue 13-Nov-12 11:30:44

Mrs Browns boys box set and a new pair of enduro boots.

Littlemissimpatientlovesxmas Tue 13-Nov-12 11:30:54

Camera or Video camera
iPod docking station
Tickets for a concert, show or sports event such as rugby, football, F1 etc
Day at a race track
Day at the horses/dogs

ovenchips Tue 13-Nov-12 11:31:03

My H & I now buy next to nothing for each other at Xmas (a bit different for birthdays). I love it!

We've been together a long time and bought each other tons of stuff over the years. Now we have young children prefer to focus on them. Really doesn't feel like we're missing out, just takes pressure away from having to buy stuff for sake of it.

I don't know if I am just a grinch but I sort of think the need for presents fades the older you get! Most things I want or think someone else would like I probably just buy on an ad hoc basis throughout the year.

Is it worth considering downsizing like this?

iseenodust Tue 13-Nov-12 11:31:04

Could you run to a pair of tickets to decent seats at an international rugby match?

iseenodust Tue 13-Nov-12 11:31:53

x-post with littlemiss

Marcheline Tue 13-Nov-12 11:40:58

My DH is getting a new hip flask from Aspinall and I am giving him 'cash' for a new Barbour (this is more of a gesture, as our money is shared, but it is a lot of money that he wouldn't normally spend on himself, so it counts).

He is quite traditional and loves 'knick knack' type things, so things like leather cufflink trays, proper sheepskin lined, leather slippers, anything from Taylor of Old Bond Street and any sort of memorabilia or books to do with WWII go down really well. Last year it was a couple of antique decanters and I made him an upholstered footstool.

He told me yesterday that he would quite like a coffee machine, so that will go on the list for next year.

iseenodust has a great idea!

Poledra Tue 13-Nov-12 11:45:43

The way I feel about him right now, coal.

Probably the same as he always gets:
some books
a jumper
something to do with running
some brandy
some socks
foreign films on DVD - any suggestions?
and a chocolate orange (vile, vile things but he insists on one)
and I'd really like to track down a couple of film posters to frame but can't find what I want. sad

pigleychez Tue 13-Nov-12 12:18:50

DH has got tickets to see Milton Jones in feb. - However they are for 'us' smile

No idea what else apart from an armful of Jelly Tot tubes which are his fav.

legalalien Tue 13-Nov-12 12:31:13

Marcheline - an upholstered footstool - I am well impressed! Memorabilia also well received here - you can get a voucher from eg www.rugbyrelics.com if you're not sure what to get.

Taffeta Tue 13-Nov-12 13:50:25

We never spend much on each other. I've got him a digital photo frame ( a cheap one from play.com ), SD card to go with, and Micky Flanagan DVD.

Last year he got us tickets to Chelsea Flower Show. smile

mignonette Tue 13-Nov-12 13:56:16

A Cajon -


A bottle of The Peat Monster whisky

A bottle of Cuban Rum

An antique box to store his Liquorice/Rhubarb&Custards in

Bag of marbles and a deluxe Scrabble set as ours is decrepit.

He also gets a Stocking every year.

mignonette Tue 13-Nov-12 13:58:07

Am also going to buy him the newly releases boxed sets of 'ThirtySomething' from Amazon as he adored that show and so did I....

Bumblequeen Tue 13-Nov-12 14:05:49

Years ago we agreed not to buy one another Christmas presents and instead focus on food/drink and dd.

We spoil each other on birthdays.

Hair trimmer thing
Magic fire powder thing that changes the colour of fire
Xbox 360
Jelly babies
Chocolate orange
Xbox games
Tony Hancock tshirt
A mug for work
Will get a few more bits.

We're going to Manchester for a few days before Christmas to go shopping, the Christmas markets and I've booked for us to go and see The Lion King at the theatre.

Then after Christmas we're booked to go to Center parcs for a few days over New year, this is also a present.

lynniep Tue 13-Nov-12 14:21:40

so far I've bought him a pestle and mortar. Not because he'll use it, but because he asked for one a while back and rarely asks for anything (we can afford)
He also asked for a pashley bike. but since that will also go unused, I'm not getting him one!

Aboutlastnight Tue 13-Nov-12 14:27:45

I'm shock that you get your partners 'stocking fillers'!

Shodan Tue 13-Nov-12 14:37:58

Silk boxers for sleeping in.
The latest Terry Pratchett.
Golf stuff (gloves/tees)

That's it. I've run out of ideas! I'm sure I thought of something else but whatevr it was, it's eluding me now. grin

schilke Tue 13-Nov-12 14:44:59

Er...not much. We don't really give each other a christmas pressie. Perhaps a token gift. I'm a bit surprised at these long lists people have!

oreocrumbs Tue 13-Nov-12 15:27:23

My DP doesn't get anything exciting:
Computer game/s
A hamper of american sweets

I have no original thoughts when it comes to mens gifts!

I was thinking about getting him one of these fingerprint keyrings but it is his birthday on the 27th so I will probably get that for his birthday.

Have bought my DB a filofax, FIL a digital photoframe, SF whiskey.

Bumblequeen Tue 13-Nov-12 15:27:32

Prattingaround- wow! Do you go all out every year?

oreocrumbs Tue 13-Nov-12 15:28:24

Oh I bought him a hulk mug from the disney shop too grin

Afrodizzywonders Tue 13-Nov-12 15:34:10

A bird box with integrated camera (night vision) - he loves wildlife and is always feeding the birds.
An astronomical telescope - we moved to the country and the stars are amazing, lots of late nights and hot chocolates star gazing. He wooed me under the stars lol!
Some tent slippers, a second hand x box game, some of his fav chocs and some nice t shirts from etsy.

It was his 40th this year and I was skint but after a huge eBay sale....I'm combining Christmas and birthday presents so he's done well.

Brightonite Tue 13-Nov-12 15:36:39

A weekend with a Ray Mears type company - survival outdoors....rubs hands with glee!

iseenodust Tue 13-Nov-12 15:43:03

DH would love the bird box with night vision camera - maybe when he has a big birthday.

fuzzpig Tue 13-Nov-12 15:44:41

Dh would love the bird box too - but then so would I!

We haven't done stockings for each other since having DCs, but we've agreed to this year, very excited!

Bumblequeen Not really. We tend to go away for a few days because it's our anniversary on the 22nd December, so that's a mixture of anniversary and Christmas present. And we had such a crap time last year with family at new year, we decided we'd rather pay to go away for a few days than have the grief of seeing them this year blush

He never wants to buy anything but he has said he wants an xbox, so I'll get him one.

I expect it to change when/if we're lucky enough to have children though.

Clickityclack Tue 13-Nov-12 16:27:39

pratting around where do you get this magical powder from? This sounds like just the thing for our nights in the garden with the fire pit.

I got them from Amazon Someone talked about them on here yesterday and I had to get some smile

Clickityclack Tue 13-Nov-12 16:44:11

Thank you I've just ordered some

BeaWheesht Tue 13-Nov-12 16:45:21

This is my thirteenth christmas with dh so I am somewhat running out of ideas!

So far I have bought:
Trivia film quiz
Bucket list DVD
A team DVD
Darth vader and son book
Stone roses t shirt
Star wars t shirt

I might get him tickets to a rugby game or something, or a comedian maybe. He got tickets to the stone roses heatin park gig last year.

MrsJamin Tue 13-Nov-12 19:58:43

If any of you have slightly nerdy DHs, I would really recommend a raspberry pi- a small computer on a tiny circuit board that they can program and make into anything. DH loved it for his birthday.

ByTheWay1 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:05:06

ooo ooo oooo I just got my hubby's raspberry pi in the post today....

he's going to be a happy chappy, has been whittering on about wanting one, but then they went out of stock and delivery was delayed til after Xmas, then they got a big shipment in at Farnell so I got it toooooooday....

If you do get one get it from somewhere like Farnell/ Radio Spares because there are a LOT of rip-off merchants on Amazon/ebay asking for shed loads of money.....

Noren Tue 13-Nov-12 20:09:36

A subscription to this! http://www.beerbods.co.uk/ they send a beer each week with the story of where it's from etc and discuss what they thought of it. I'm getting a 12 week gift subscription for £36, but you can get a 24 week one for £72. I think he's going to love it.

MrsJamin Tue 13-Nov-12 20:13:42

Bytheway1- good choice! Have you got any peripherals with it? There's loads of cool boxes available for them too.

ByTheWay1 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:16:05

MrsJ .... Yep - got the electronic kit/break out box for it so he can use it to "control things" and amaze the kids!

Yama Tue 13-Nov-12 21:09:48

Rasperry pi question!

Do I need to order anything else with it? Dh is a total gadget geek and has loads of cord n' stuff.

I however, am clueless.

Does it need memory or anything (just glanced down the extras, not knowledgeable at all)?

rhondajean Tue 13-Nov-12 23:15:49

Can someone tell me what a raspberry pi does please?

AudrinaAdare Wed 14-Nov-12 00:28:46

PrattingAroundTheChristmasTree your list sounds wonderful but please do be careful about Center Parcs as a present shock

MrsJamin Wed 14-Nov-12 07:06:48

Yama - I think you need a power supply, and memory card in the very least. There are loads of boxes to house them, including how to make one out of lego!

Rhondajean - This BBC article explains it well and this guardian article tells you how you can use it for different things. It's basically a modern-day tiny equivalent of the BBC Micro, allowing people to make IT rather than just use it.

Anyexcuse Wed 14-Nov-12 07:18:56

My DH is getting a Tassimo coffee machine for his present. I, for one, am very excited about it!

PearlyWhites Wed 14-Nov-12 07:21:57

A kindle, because one of many bookcases broke under the weight of his vast book collection

sleeplessinsuburbia Wed 14-Nov-12 07:29:52

Bookers bourbon, magazine, car air freshener and a scratchie.

poppy283 Wed 14-Nov-12 07:32:50

Dp is getting a nice jumper from the children, the new Craig Charles funk + soul cd and a subscription to private eye from me.

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Yama Wed 14-Nov-12 19:07:48

MrsJamin - thanks for that. We've set a £25 limit on gifts for each other. These extras push the price up somewhat. Still, he would like it I reckon.

rhondajean Wed 14-Nov-12 19:59:35

Ahhh thanks mrs Jamin. Looks great but not for my DH.

(who is ruined incidentally, I won't even post what I've bought him for Xmas, it's worse than the kids blush)

dementedma Wed 14-Nov-12 20:38:58

Amazed to see beerbods mentioned. Was at a young entrepreneurs conference today and one of the speakers was the young guy who set up the company!
What a coincidence!
DH here will be getting a computer game as usual - Fifa 2013 or some such. Don't know what else

PuppyMummy Wed 14-Nov-12 20:41:05

my oh never really wants anything so I enjoy the challenge every year (12!) of picking good presents he will like.
I normally get something for his office walls but I have filled them up so this yr I have had to go a bit practical!
nice boxers
new afershave smelly that he hasn't had
chocs from hotel choclat
bath smellies
trainers (he picked I paid!)
desk calendar (about poo!!)

I wanted to get tickets to c pink but I coudnt get them unfortunately.

James Bond set super idea. I hate James Bond but I've just ascertained dh likes it by asking him if he'd like to go and see the new one and slipped in the question of whether he likes it or not. Cunning eh?!

2kidsintow Wed 14-Nov-12 21:30:41

So far my plan is
Some biscuits (if I can find some in a nice train-themed tin)
A comedy DVD
A wierd Al CD

AnnieMated Wed 14-Nov-12 21:33:15

A Kindle Fire HD and bottle of Chanel Bleu aftershave. Just had a tax rebate smile

cashmere Thu 15-Nov-12 08:50:55

I've been joking about getting half a lamb/pig for Christmas- but I do like meat. Always worth considering!!

flatmouse Thu 15-Nov-12 13:57:15

Thanks for suggestions!! So far i am looking further into the mystical fire and the beerbods. Have been kicking around bird box idea for a couple of years now, not yet committed!
Bday just before xmas so need to buy more!
Was looking at replacing his little portable radio that he takes camping/out with him with a dab version - but the ones i like (Pure Move) are SO expensive.
Also wondered about a photo on canvas (but which one) and maybe glass photo coaster from IWOOT but wasn't 100% convinced.
Seem to be doing well with pressies for everyone else and completely hopeless for him!! (And kids not come up with sensible ideas either).

FourHorseShoesoftheApocalypse Thu 15-Nov-12 17:38:46

Just distracted by the centre parks & ANAL thread, thanks AudrianAdare smile

EasilyDistracted77 Thu 15-Nov-12 20:38:25

My DH and I made a pact not to do Christmas presents for each other a couple of years ago and since then, Christmas has been much more pleasant! No more stress about choosing a thoughtful 'you know me so well' gift, and no more disappointments about receiving a 'you clearly don't know me at all even after all these years' gift.

Instead, we spend the money we would have spent (which was never very much anyway, we used to budget £50 each) on luxury food and drink items which we would not have bothered with otherwise, and then we're both happy!

suburbophobe Thu 15-Nov-12 21:06:33

Oh, the joys of being divorced!


MammaWhale Thu 15-Nov-12 21:42:36

I got my OH a nerf gun. I don't care how much it's gonna annoy me he's banged on about having one since we got together hahaa!

soontobeburns Thu 15-Nov-12 21:42:40

Me and my OH are both on benefits so not much this year :-(

I gorgeous him a 2nd hand game for ps3 (I love bargains never pay full price for anything)

A pair of jeans and a calender with pictures of us (we both still live with our parents so he likes wee things of us)

That's it but it is his birthday soon so I got him Thin Lizzy tickets

He's getting me a new engagement ring as the stone fell out of my last one.

rempy Thu 15-Nov-12 21:44:27

Umm..... a bottle of eco chain oil??

(But - we are going to Paris on the Eurostar for a weekend without children!!!!)

DewDr0p Thu 15-Nov-12 22:16:20

Bradley Wiggins' autobiography
Olympics DVD
potato ricer (bit random I know but he genuinely wants one lol)
a scarf
sweets and choc

Shodan Thu 15-Nov-12 22:22:49

Potato ricers are FAB, you know.

I am a recent convert grin

fuzzpig Fri 16-Nov-12 09:34:16

As I finally found an affordable one on ebay, I am also giving DH the game Risk Express (a dice version of Risk which he hardly ever gets to play as it's 3-player and I'm shit at it!) - been looking for it for years!

I've got loads for him but it's also our anniversary next month and his birthday in January so I'll just divide it up somehow.

AngryFeet Fri 16-Nov-12 09:36:16

I got him a rare book by Derren Brown called Pure Effect. He loves all that stuff and loved Derrens last book.

Isla77 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:02:08

A pair of decent walking boots as they are his favourite footwear and his current ones are very old indeed (!), a boxed set of DVD's that he has been wanting for a while, a new dressing gown and an Amazon voucher so he can order some books for his Kindle. I am also doing him a goodie bag with a DVD, booze, a bag of nuts and a very large chocolate bar for a movie night at home. He will love all of these things although they are not very exciting as far as I am concerned.

happypotamus Sat 17-Nov-12 15:27:15

A subscription to New Scientist magazine, which I get him every year.
Probably some clothing/ equipment for his trip to climb a Swiss mountain for charity next summer.
Maybe some clothes. Someone upthread said their DH doesn't buy himself new clothes until the old ones fall into holes. My DH's clothes fall into holes but he still wears them anyway.
I don't know what else. He's a pain to buy for and it's birthday a month later.
I am considering the Harry Potter tour for either Christmas or birthday but don't know how feasible it is with travelling and either taking DD or persuading someone to look after her.

Soditall Sat 17-Nov-12 15:33:47

I've bought my husband Clothes,2 pairs of trainers,Calvin klein boxers,aftershave,toiletries,PJ's,bits to do with the Football team he supports,magazine subscription and a driving experience.

Just need to get him some stocking fillers now.

anja1cam Sat 17-Nov-12 21:35:29

Thanks Noren the link to beerbods has saved all my problems with difficult-to-buy-for men!!!

joanofarchitrave Sat 17-Nov-12 21:57:22

This year, a book I know he wants. We've got a limit of £5 (which I would prob be able to keep to if I bought it on Amazon, but I'm boycotting them). When I don't know what to buy guys, I tend to go for 'experiences' which sometimes work and sometimes don't.

Does he like history? What about English Heritage membership? It's a bit more macho than National Trust - more freezing cold castles and ruins, less pot pourri. Not if he feels strongly about being charged to enter national monuments that belong to us collectively anyway, but maybe that's just my family.

BlueGuinefort Sat 17-Nov-12 22:33:55

Quite pleased with this year's offerings (and all for about £130ish total):

A Fatface jumper

A stellarscope

A ukulele (and tuner)

A sausage-making class (Groupon bargain)

A spiral-bound AA road atlas <<exciting>>

Dickens at Christmas book

Hugo DVD

Some coffee

and a Montezuma Small bar Organic Chocolate library

BlueGuinefort Sat 17-Nov-12 22:34:34

Oh, and some spice kits

McKayz Sun 18-Nov-12 07:28:53

I've got DH an Xbox and a load of games. I'll be getting him some Lego too and might look at that BeerBods thing too.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Sun 18-Nov-12 08:04:27
DizzyPurple Sun 18-Nov-12 08:59:47

Some fab ideas here Thanks! Rather like the beer bods idea. Also the flame colour changing thing - perfect for my brother in law with his wood burning stove thing he adores!

Dh is getting a magazine subscription and a onezie!

fuzzpig Sun 18-Nov-12 10:53:14

Ooh what kind of onesie?

I have a feeling DSDs might get one for each of us as a joke. I actually kind of want one. DH will probably threaten to disown me if I wear it grin

Next have some decent mens ones in. I have asked for one from DH but he is unawares that he is getting one too. I have visions of us all sitting round Christmas Day evening in our onezies, with 1yr old dd in hers too, watching christmas movies.

hjtunny Sat 24-Nov-12 13:04:22

Noren thank you for the tip on Beerbods, I think that's my Dad & StepDad sorted, always difficult to buy for!

Beerbods for my Dad too, I think. Thanks smile

LillethTheCat Sat 24-Nov-12 18:58:07

PS Vita.

buzzgirly Sun 25-Nov-12 07:12:30

This is a great thread. It's giving me lots of ideas which is great, as I am spectacularly bad with DH's Xmas present. Last year he bought me an ipad and I got him tracksuit bottoms blush

So this year I am doing a little Santa sack with bits like boxers, socks and his main present is golf lessons. I will look into the beerbods which sounds fantastic!

Lavenderhoney Sun 25-Nov-12 07:53:39

Books and maybe a digital photo frame. He said he doesn't want anything ( we are saving ) but I think it's nice for the kids to see us exchange something.

I have mentioned I am out of perfume and put the empty bottle on the side with a loud " oh it's empty and I really like this one best"

Here's hopingsmile

Bertrude Sun 25-Nov-12 08:22:48

Mine has a stocking which the ladies on here have assisted me on compiling, plus I got him a shirt because it was nice.

His stocking has:
a lump of charcoal
pair of socks
pair of pants
logic puzzle thing
angry birds knex set
rubber duck
Hot Wheels Porsche 911 (his two best mates both have 911s, and he has to settle for a work's 4x4 as he works on building sites, and drive me Z4 when he wants to play sports cars with the boys)
Chocolate coins
Some turtle wax for his head bald bastard
A hat
A 250ml bottle of dishwasher vodka if I can find some Everton mints as they're his favourite - will search the supermarket tonight!
A Cigar.

Shinyshoes1 Sun 25-Nov-12 10:45:05

So far I have bought him
A pair of caterpillar boots
A pair of VANS
2 pairs of jeans
A belt
A superdry rugby top ( am yet to buy this )

Beaverfeaver Mon 26-Nov-12 19:18:55

So fr I have got DH:

CAMRA book on home brewing
Zippo classic lighter
Molton Brown black pepper body wash

What I am thinking about getting him:
Cheese toasty maker
Tickets to Harry hill
Fat face clothes

joshandjamie Mon 26-Nov-12 20:02:42

haven't decided for this year, also stuck. But things I've got in the past (not all one year):
lovely coat
boots (dubarry types)
a curry cooking course plus all the curry spices you could possibly need plus curry cook book
tickets for rugby

scubagoose Wed 28-Nov-12 13:34:01

a little stuck here too. so far
Danny Baker autobiography
AMywinehouse at the BBC dvd boxset
the personalised map idea from mumsnet
a shark kite
will also get a diveguide for South East asia as he has to go to Hongkong for work and would love to squash in some diving

kids are getting him Captain America and thor DVDs

WhitesandsofLuskentyre Wed 28-Nov-12 14:32:23

He's buying us 2 CDs - one for me to give to him, and one for him to give to me.

everydayaschoolday Wed 28-Nov-12 20:44:12

Assassins creed 3 for PS3
engraved beer glass
favourite ale chutney
leather wallet
toiletries bag
santa boxers
best dad socks
chilli chocolate bar (Lindt)
Packet of choc eclairs

LadyofWinterfell Wed 28-Nov-12 20:55:44

Kindle Fire
Hairy Bikers Book
Mock the week Book
Wine gums
harry Potters on blu-ray
Lego Captain America (to go with Ds's Hulk figure)
Smellies sets - from the DCs!

I've spoilt him a bit this year because i've just started working again and can afford it.

BillOddiesBeard Wed 05-Dec-12 21:50:52

Asus transformer tablet with detatchable keyboard
case for above tablet
firebox spicy mystery box
melamine dinner set for campervan
xbox 360 games
a man tin
a yard of jaffa cakes
racing campervans
a decision dice (which take away?)
books for kindle
dressing gown
rock, paper, scissors,lizard, spock t-shirt (with Sheldon style shirt folder)
2kg foam shrimps and bananas
set of cheese knives (with one engraved with "stinky" - his really hates when people use the same knife for blue cheese and then other cheeses grin )

Just read this back - spoilt bastard my old man!!! shock

Mandz07 Wed 05-Dec-12 22:10:19

I have got DH a set of virtual reality glasses, he can sit and watch movies etc on a 72 inch screen while the DC'S watch cartoons and not have daddy moaning that its his turn for tv. Also this gift means I do not have to have the full size 72 inch screen in my living room as this was what he was planning on buying after Xmas xx

laptopdancer Fri 07-Dec-12 11:40:08

We dont get gifts for eachother but each year I wish I could think of something nice to give him.
Despite so many ideas, I have DH with no interests as such.
No sports
No alcohol
No "experience days"
No gaming/anything technical
Clothes a bit naff for a gift

He is so hard to buy for!

Mine has hinted for the third Christmas in a row now that he would really like a Star Wars DVD box set. The cheaper DVD box set is actually on Blu-Ray. So, I am probably going to get us a Blu-Ray player, if ever I can settle on a model.

Previous Xmas giftie was a camera to replace the one I knocked off the kitchen counter and smashed (oops blush). The one before that was a white-water rafting voucher, which we ended up redeeming on our honeymoon. smile

TurquoiseTranquility Sun 09-Dec-12 22:29:58

DH is getting:
1) a vaping device (not much of a present far as I'm concerned though, coz he ordered and paid for it, I gave him half the money and it's now mine to hide till Xmas day hmm)
2) World at War 5-DVD set (I know he wants it)
3) a massive box of Cadbury's fingers grin

That's it. We both have an overspending ban (usually of about £100)
and we don't do stockings.

I don't know if your DH smokes, OP, but to anyone whose partner does smoke (and might be talking of giving up, or you've been nagging at them for yearswink) I really do advise you try a vaping kit (aka electronic cigarette). There are lots of kits available for all budgets, but if you decide to get one I suggest you ask around on vapers' forums to help you choose. There are some surprisingly good and bad ones. Some look exactly like a cig, some more like a torch and some like a truncheon! E-liquids come in all sorts of strengths (i.e. nicotine concentration) and flavours range from various brands of tobacco to stuff like caramel capuccino, strawberry shortcake to pretty weird stuff like smokey bacon and Cola Kisses confused

Footballsimon Tue 11-Dec-12 12:09:05

If he is a Manchester United Fan then Man Utd have released a 6 month and twelve month subscription to MUTV. It is cheap £40 and £75 and does not auto renew. SO its one off in a presentation pack and seems to be quite popular.



thegreylady Tue 11-Dec-12 18:08:34

My dh is getting a neocore tablet and a stocking full of bits and some books smile

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