What you are getting DH/DP's for Xmas?

(106 Posts)
Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:09:03

My DH is hard to buy for (at the amount of money I have to spend anyway)

What are you gorging for yours?

I need inspiration as he is one of these guys who has everything and doesn't want anything inept ocular, but goes to great lengths to get me something nice

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:09:29

getting not gorging! Damn phone

Anonymumous Sun 18-Nov-12 22:10:37

Kindle Fire. He will love me forever. grin

also kindle fire smile

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:11:32

Nothing smile me and DH dont exchange gifts

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:11:45

Damnit, mine doesn't read much. More ideas please !

ChippyMinton Sun 18-Nov-12 22:11:50

inept ocular grin love the phone typos.

Tickets, and depending where & when the event is, dinner and a night in a hotel too!

And socks, obviously.
And a bottle of whiskey.

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:12:41

Mcchristmaspants - I really wish we did this, but DH even when he has said ok will get me something, so not risking that again

he got a phone last year beaver i think it was a new hard drive the year before (can you tell hes a gadget lover grin)

Trills Sun 18-Nov-12 22:13:08

Is this really a question of reasonableness? Really?

RawShark Sun 18-Nov-12 22:13:15

what is "inept ocular"? No idea <sticks head in sand and pretends there are no xmas lights, wrapping paper or snowflakes ANYWHERE>. Maybe some . ..... mud guards?

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:13:56

how about a computer game, Black ops 2 is amazing or pre order GTAV

oh yes computer games a good idea dhs mum will be gettign him the new halo (well ill get it for her to give him!)

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:15:37

Inept ocular = inpeticular! Silly phone

My DH likes watches, but havnt found anything nice in my price bracket.
He also is keen photographer, but the lense he wants is £400.

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:16:15

Oooh GTAV is good shout!

Beaverfeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 22:17:58

Isn't released until spring 2013 sad

tigerdriverII Sun 18-Nov-12 22:18:12

A ride in a Lancaster bomber along a runway. I admit that is quite an eclectic choice but he will love it

BillyBollyBandy Sun 18-Nov-12 22:18:16

Eric Clapton tickets and a guitar pick holder thing. Oh and a morcombe and wise dvd

marriedinwhite Sun 18-Nov-12 22:18:58

The DC have got him new slippers and hankies.

I am going to buy him a wool Barbour jacket.

Groovee Sun 18-Nov-12 22:19:00

Blue ray DVD player for his Xmas. Bowling shoes for his birthday

Beamur Sun 18-Nov-12 22:20:16

Bottle of malt
Hiking socks
Fleece (if I can find one I think will meet his requirements)
We don't go mad on each other with presents.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sun 18-Nov-12 22:20:27

I have brought dh a Sodastream, he always wanted one as a kid and never got one and he is forever moaning 'there is nothing to drink in this house'

I am hoping to both delight and silence grin

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:23:39

how about a joined present for his birthday and christmas


TheReturnOfBridezilla Sun 18-Nov-12 22:24:22

Mainly clothes with DVDs, golfing/snowboarding tat equipment, a stocking full of pants, smellies, sweets and gadgety man stuff I found on the Firebox website.

A onesie. Hopefully a monkey one if I can find one! (and then maybe a matching one for the baby too!)

McChristmasPants2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:27:18
gemdrop84 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:28:15

Getting my dp a bottle of navy strength gin, a nice glass tumbler, bottle of tonic, novelty ice cube tray and a lemon, he loves a nice g&t grin....he's then getting a big box of chocs, james bond themed playing cards and a ned flanders car freshner from the kids.

Euphemia Sun 18-Nov-12 22:28:53

DH has supplied me with a list, as he's a difficult bugger to buy for. smile

The first two items are:

An iPhone case
Pyjama trousers with a slit to pee through


Eighteen years together and no-one can accuse us of not keeping the magic alive! hmm

I'm going to buy him this for a wind-up.


PinkyCheesy Sun 18-Nov-12 22:28:55

Look at the Fab website, loads of quirky stuff on there, at great prices. I have got DH a £24 mini USB camera so he pretend to be a spy grin. Other than that, it's Cookie Monster socks, Starbucks mug, and a (cheap) book

MaureenMLove Sun 18-Nov-12 22:31:32

DH is having a sink & a bath.

Although, to be fair, I'm having a new shower and tiles! DD is not so keen that she'll getting a bail of towels though! grin

*Visualise - a friend was telling me yesterday that Primani are selling men's onesies in a variety of animals including giraffes, elephants, bats and monkeys. £12 apparently.

My DH is having a painting.

Euphemia Sun 18-Nov-12 22:39:40

Maureen I'm glad to see we're not the only ones who give completely practical presents!

Christelle2207 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:51:28

Mine has asked for tools or his toolbox so that's what he gets

Christelle2207 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:51:46

For his toolbox!

Purple2012 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:54:33

Rugby stuff for mine. I have got him a proper rugby kit top and a couple of rugby garden gnomes

BarredfromhavingStella Sun 18-Nov-12 22:57:32

Me, in a big red bow grin

MaureenMLove Sun 18-Nov-12 22:59:15

It's a blessed relief to not have to search high and low for something for him tbh! And equally, me having to give him a list of what I want.

So far I've got him a book signed by his favourite author, but also want to get a cost jumper and a Billy Conelly DVD. That'll be it for Xmas, and we'll get a treat for us as a couple in January once we have money again grin

Cosy* sodding autocorrect blush

GreatGretzky Sun 18-Nov-12 23:02:53

A watch and series one of Homeland on dvd

Kindle Paperwhite, Game of Thrones t-shirt, electric pepper mill and absolute sandman hardcover volume 3 (if I can find it)

mrskeithrichards Sun 18-Nov-12 23:05:43

I'm thinking about a sodastream but not sure how it'll go down because I know I'd go mental if he bought me a kitchen gadget!

But sodastreams are different aren't they?

He did buy me scales once but they are beautiful mechanical scales in enamel red which I kept mentioning. I love baking but would never have bought myself a set like that because I'm a cheapskate!

SirBoobAlot Sun 18-Nov-12 23:07:03

An iPad if I win the lottery grin

Otherwise it will be a book I have managed to convince him is out of print, a nice version of a board game he likes, a new belt, and some of his favorite chocolate.

Bollocks we've only been together just over a year, and we're already dull and practical grin

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Sun 18-Nov-12 23:15:04

dh has got a cardboard box with a plastic box inside it. it contains his tools. dd put a screw in her nappy hmm
I'm therefore getting him a proper tool box for Christmas.

we're also buying a bread machine between us for us smile

ihavenonameonhere Sun 18-Nov-12 23:17:00

I am in a new relationship (2 months in) so its always difficult to know how to spend, on top of that we are apart for 3 weeks as I go home to see my family the other side of the world.

So far I have got him a helicopter that you fly with his ipad, a keyboard for his ipad, a speaker for his ipad and a phone cleaner (see the theme ;) ) Will also pick up some smellys, a dvd, a book, a computer game and some choccys smile

Am very very intrigued to know what he will be getting me!

Beaverfeaver different watches

I bought 1 of these for Ds2 (19) and its beautiful and soo lightweight but looks chunky and substantial iykwim. Its beautifully made and very beautiful to look at

LivingThings Sun 18-Nov-12 23:24:38

Nothing (as usual) We don't do gifts for each other (birthdays and anniversarys, Valentines etc included).

CuriousMama Sun 18-Nov-12 23:27:25

We are supposed to be limiting to £20 each but I went over a bit. I ordered him a white waffle bath robe. We went away for a weekend recently and he loved the robes as his is fleece and he gets to hot in it. I'll get him a couple of little things and will no doubt end up spending nearer £50 in the end. He'll go over too though. Not that I'm bothered.

MonthlyName Sun 18-Nov-12 23:29:55

theoldtrout those watches are awesome!!

EricNorthmansFangBanger Sun 18-Nov-12 23:44:18

If it was possible and I had the money, I'd get him a kindle fire. He's been hinting how ace they look, though he already has a normal kindle from Christmas last year..or maybe it was the year before <goes off on tangent>

Alas, we don't have the money so neither of us is getting anything. It'll be a miracle if we can get the DDs presents. I'm not too fussed about presents really, though it would be nice. As long as DDs are happy come Christmas day that'll be our present smile

ErrorError Mon 19-Nov-12 00:17:08

Well my ex-DP would have been getting something very expensive and useless at his request, so now I'm single again I decided to treat myself to a fancy gadget instead. Sorry, I know this isn't helpful at all, just massively chuffed that I'm saving a fortune this year! grin

I'd recommend Firebox for cool things anyway, it's my personal heaven. Or truffleshuffle!

nokidshere Mon 19-Nov-12 01:41:50


OMG I never heard of firebox and now I NEED one of these ^^

Wonder if I can persuade someone to buy me one lol - better keep off that site!

WelshMaenad Mon 19-Nov-12 01:58:45

Jeans, a couple of merino baselayer tees, Joop Homme Wild, lots of ale, some bits of camping gear he wants, socks, pants and the what.

Nothing exciting but he'll be pleased. He had a Kindle last year that he still adores. Might get him an Amazon voucher to buy some new books for it.

MORCAPS Mon 19-Nov-12 02:10:43

Latest Assassins Creed and some luscious Sheridan Bath Sheets.

We are also getting some new xbox remotes, but that is a joint family present.

ErrorError Mon 19-Nov-12 02:15:46

nokidshere that clock is amazing! I swear if I had unlimited funds I would buy out the entire stock! I also really LOVE the tent in the shape of a slice of watermelon, but unfortunately it's £495, and not Summer.

ErrorError Mon 19-Nov-12 02:23:17

Buy out the entire stock of the whole site I meant of course. Not purchase 500 odd clocks!

I don't know if it's still there but there's also a really cool mug in the shape of a camera lens, and not too pricey. Perfect if your DP/DH is into photography and cups of tea. I also like the weird foodstuffs they stock, like chilli flavoured sweets and 'space food'

ErrorError Mon 19-Nov-12 02:25:56

Camera lens mug

okay it's £14.99 so not that cheap. I'm sure it was less before. Maybe more due to pre-xmas price hike! Still very quirky though!

Haven't a clue tbh - I can afford a tenner at most. Any ideas?

catgirl1976 Mon 19-Nov-12 06:20:44

A claymore sword sad god knows why. I worry about him

CalamityJones Mon 19-Nov-12 06:40:38

An iPad.. We agreed a budget of £100 for christmas gifts, however we also agreed a budget for this years wedding anniversary present. I got him a lovely photography book, he got me a very expensive bracelet. Last year I got him a not hugely expensive jacket he asked for, he got me a mulberry handbag. The arse. I'm not being the person who sticks to the budget this year (besides, I want an iPad too).

diddl Mon 19-Nov-12 07:07:52

We don´t do presents either unless either of us particularly wants something.

I got a Kindle last year-he got nothing.

DeathMetalMum Mon 19-Nov-12 07:13:38

Xbox live subscription. Probably some big bang theory dvd's and Gaslight Anthem cd

There is only 6 weeks between his birthday and christmas which can be a pain. Lots of xbox gamed out this year though that he likes.

If GTAV was an option how about Assisins Creed 3, Lego LOtR is also out before christmas. Or Halo 4.

Lesbeadiva Mon 19-Nov-12 07:24:53

Not sure yet but probably some vibram fivefingers(weird shoe things) and a tablet, either a nexus or ipad mini.

beachyhead Mon 19-Nov-12 07:25:40

Tiger, love the sound of that Lancaster bomber on the runway experience!!! My dh would love that... Where is it?

Bobolbach Mon 19-Nov-12 07:31:40

Steel toe capped boots. Speakers for his computer and the qi fact book. Not a very exciting list!

BodaciousTatas Mon 19-Nov-12 07:40:33

I haven't a clue, he literally has everything. I will get him some nice aftershave but will use this thread for ideas smile

EchoDragon Mon 19-Nov-12 07:45:36

Mine is getting Die Hard and Back to the Future DVD Box Sets and various Lego items. He's a big kid really.

beachyhead Mon 19-Nov-12 07:51:42

Tiger, my dh would LOVE that Lancaster experience... Where is it??

beachyhead Mon 19-Nov-12 07:52:12

Sorry posted twice blush

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Mon 19-Nov-12 07:55:55

my dh is also hard to buy for, usually end up getting the same, socks, lager and a cd.

Oh and I will probably get him this badger beer countryside sett

valiumredhead Mon 19-Nov-12 08:27:31

Dh and I never buy for each other at Xmas, we have a day shopping at the sales in January.

Kikithecat Mon 19-Nov-12 09:09:12

I have bought a couple of cheap ring-binders and 150 plastic pouch/pages for inside. I am going to secretly take my DH's massive untidy pile of guitar music, put it all in alphabetical order and put each one into a plastic pouch and clip them all neatly in the ring-binders. He will be able to find any song he wants in seconds and yes he really will be happy with this present.

dawntigga Mon 19-Nov-12 09:14:28

Marking my place


JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 19-Nov-12 09:24:22

So far I've got some Bond Girl Top Trumps for his stocking.
I need inspiration too.
Fortunately the DC's are getting old enough to have some good ideas sometimes.

NewKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 10:53:43

Hello everyone,

We're going to move this thread to the Christmas topic in a mo, as people looking for gift inspiration may head there first.

leesmum Mon 19-Nov-12 13:54:06

Im getting Dh one of these Real Ale Mini Cask £14.99 and free delivery smile

CuriousMama Mon 19-Nov-12 15:40:57

leesmum that's brilliant. Dp would love that.

naturalbaby Mon 19-Nov-12 15:48:36

marking place for inspiration
Last year poor dh got crap presents so looking to redeem myself this year.

He would like tools. I'm not buying tools.
There are a lot of good iphone/pad app games about but he's not really a game/toy person.

AuntieMaggie Mon 19-Nov-12 15:52:01

Dp wants a cycling top thats £50 (our budget) but its not very exciting is it?

Its DH's birthday this week as well and he is hard to buy for.

So far I have bought:

a Badger Beer selection set
A Gant rugby jersey
A camembert baker
hairy Dieters Cookbook
A book about Somerset cricket legends

Also planning a nice bottle of gin, nice tonic and limes
A box of wine gums
A Terrys chocolate orange
a subscription to Focus magazine

Not sure which will be birthday and which Xmas yet.

Kikithecat - that is a fab present. Really thoughtful.

NatashaBee Mon 19-Nov-12 17:30:44

Kikithecat... I wish you were my husband! I have 4 storage boxes of sheet music in the cupboard. I would be over the moon if someone sorted those for me smile

TellMeLater Mon 19-Nov-12 19:14:17

£10 limit has been agreed, just so we have something to open - am thinking weekend socks - ie not black, Belgian dark chocs like orangettes or CDs from his Amazon wish list - dcs will get him something from that list too.

1978andallthat Mon 19-Nov-12 19:26:08

Nice bottle of wine. Chocolate. Calendar. Poker cards and leather holder, some brio from dd which is for her really of course but they play with it together. Not loads but not going overboard this year.

everydayaschoolday Mon 19-Nov-12 19:54:29

beachyhead I'm sure Tiger will come back on shortly with all the info, but in the meantime I think there are some Lancaster rides in Lincolnshire, see link:


ChristmasCountdown Mon 19-Nov-12 19:56:27

This year DH is getting;

Slate cheeseboard & knives
Coffee bean grinder
An evening cook school demonstration voucher
Couple of books

I'll do a stocking for him with a cd, lottery ticket, toblerone, socks, gold coins and a satsuma.

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 19-Nov-12 19:59:19

Ooh, I like the gin, tonic, and limes Buda - that's an idea smile

jennimoo Mon 19-Nov-12 20:19:41

I'm getting DH a beer brewing starter kit. £70 ish. It's a surprise but he's mentioned he'd like to brew some one day so hoping will go down well'

Thanks juggling. Someone else up the thread is doing something similar. I saw an magazine article which recommended a particular gin from Majestic which gave me the idea.

beachyhead Wed 21-Nov-12 08:28:03

Thanks everyday....I looked it up, then whispered to the kids last night what I was thinking of and dh watched as their faces lit up. He is obsessed by vintage planes and everytime one goes over, (we live near an airfield), we all have to run outside as various old planes fly over.....

But it is miles away from us, so would be a specific trip......

I think I'll give him a bench grinder (I'm not sure what it is, but it sounds naughtier than it probably is.....)

dawntigga Wed 21-Nov-12 08:48:06

I wrote this blog whilst thinking of my wonderful geeky man and looking for presents - he's getting at least 3 of them:

Wallet lock picks
Bacon salt
Magic rotating globe

Admittedly this list won't be of ANY use to you unless your significant other likes gadgets or tends to geek on the spectrum.

There's also a list of truly awful presents on there if you've got a secret santa who would either appreciate it or you can't stand.


BiddyPop Wed 21-Nov-12 09:05:57

DH has most things he needs. And his Mum still gets him "jocks and socks" every year (her version of grown up stockings for her boys, her DD (and her 2 DIL's grin) all get thermal tights (DILs don't get the undies, her DD does) ).

I started getting DD new PJs 5 years ago for Christmas Eve, and adding a pair for me 4 years ago (useful timing). DH effectively asked for them 2 years ago, so he now also gets a new pair on Christmas Eve.

Last year, in desperation, I got him a selection of 30 Christmas, winter and other speciality beers, along with a box of different snacks to go with it (wasabi coated broad beans, nice small G&B choc bars, bombay mix, crisps (I think they were beetroot rather than potato, or something mad like that).

This year, he wants a merino wool base layer (he cycles for commuting 75% of the time when he's not overseas), so I got that. His insulated cup (for coffee in the car) has been snaffled by another, so DD is getting him a new one, and new hankies (desperately needed). I am going to get him 6 beers this year (he really liked having a different one most nights). And as he travels a lot and has sensitive skin, I got him a travel wash and shave gel in the sensitive range his skin can tolerate (not cheap).

Dh is getting a zombie experience. I have no idea if he'll love me or hate me for it grin

MonthlyName Wed 21-Nov-12 11:08:21

Oo oo I want I zombie experience. What and where and do you have a link quietninja?

Groupon have photobooks at £11.50 from photobox at the moment so I've just ordered one of those & will fill with pictures of DH & DCs from the last year.

Just ordered him an egg timer that I saw on the bargain thread.

Chocolate orange & after eights for his stocking

Then will raid this thread for more ideas!

AuntieMaggie Wed 21-Nov-12 13:45:28

Brilliant - if i could afford it dp would get a zombie experience

fiftyval Wed 21-Nov-12 14:58:57

If he is in to the outdoors or camping then something from here might be good - I am tempted to get DP the 'whacky scrunch bucket'' smile

PeppermintLatte Wed 21-Nov-12 17:47:14

Got him some tickets to a concert, a personalised wall calendar of him & our daughter, a personalised key holder (forever losing his keys as he can't remember where he's put them) some aftershave and lovely pj's from next.

racingheart Wed 21-Nov-12 18:30:03

Bottle of single malt
Gorgeous chunky sweater that I will fancy him in
Tripod for his camera

Oh gosh monthly sorry I have only just seen your question! I can't link but if you google zombie experience there's only a couple of company's that do them. I bought mine thru iwantoneofthose.com but buyagift do the same types and there's a company that do them directly too. Looks like fun!

sweetheart Fri 23-Nov-12 16:50:32

So far i've brought dh a indoor skydiving experience as I know he'd love to do the real thing and a couple of Big bang Theory t-shirts. I'm going to pinch the beer and snacks hamper idea grin

He'll also probably get smellies / aftershave / sweets / book etc

MonthlyAFIWish Fri 23-Nov-12 20:08:14

Thanks ninja <finally stops crying at being ignored>

jenbird Fri 23-Nov-12 21:46:34

We tend to go a bit OTT (well me anyway). We don't buy much during the rest of the year so this is our chance to treat each other. Dh is getting the usual pants, socks, shaving gel in his stocking and for his main present a friend and I are going to buy half a Canadian canole each for our husbands. They will both love it. So excited to see his face.

A Canadian Canole Jenbird confused Tell us more?! Or is it an auto corrected Canoe??

Rosvita Fri 23-Nov-12 23:29:58

Have got for dh concert tickets,chunky lighter and 2 pairs if boxer shorts.just deciding whether to get him a rotating coffee pod holder for his new coffee machine I got him for his birthday a couple of weeks ago.

Sparklytinsel Fri 23-Nov-12 23:31:36

Halo 4 Xbox game.

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