What to put in a hamper for my DH

(34 Posts)
QueenofClean Mon 21-Oct-13 18:31:31

I would really like to make a hamper filled with goodies for DH but have no idea what to put in it.

Ideas would be fab thanks smile

out2lunch Mon 21-Oct-13 18:43:33

food items - bars of posh choc cheese nuts crisps chutney jam marmalade wine

socks smellies puzzles little books diary pen cufflinks

can you tell I love doing these smile

QueenofClean Mon 21-Oct-13 18:54:35

chutney & marmalade is a good start. Any idea of posh versions?

thanks I had no idea where to start.

peggyundercrackers Mon 21-Oct-13 19:31:41

some nice shortbread, oatcakes & cheese. can understand the cufflinks but socks?hmm

FriskyHenderson Mon 21-Oct-13 20:14:13

http://www.tracklements.co.uk/relishes/onion-marmalade Anything from here.

Chocolates.

Kitchen gadgets.

Posh biscuits.

Local beers.

PigletJohn Mon 21-Oct-13 20:15:02

does he like manly, dark, bitter, chunky marmalade with peel?

PigletJohn Mon 21-Oct-13 20:24:08

www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Frank-Coopers-Oxford-Vintage-Marmalade-/39852011?sku=39852011&dnr=y

or, sometimes available in a stoneware jar,
Keiller's Dundee marmalade

if he likes a savoury (very very thin) spread on buttered toast
not considered suitable for women and children

surpisingly, some of the best speciality chutneys are at aldi.

A stoneware jar of stilton might go down well

Wherediparkmybroom Mon 21-Oct-13 20:27:27

Bacon jam, real boy food in a flash jar!

QueenofClean Mon 21-Oct-13 20:40:32

Piglet he likes strong chutney.

Didn't think about Aldi's speciality ones.

Thanks for the links so far everyone.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Mon 21-Oct-13 20:44:00

Oooh Queenofclean that's a lovely idea...that I'm going to steal grin

Depending on budget: anything Hotel Chocolat for budget blowout (I recommend the salted caramel stuff!) or for budget bargain those £1.80ish box of seashell copy Guylain chocs from Lidl - they look more expensive than they are and are very moreish!

What everyone else said above (cheers!) plus maybe a joke/novelty item for shits and giggles <immature humour emoticon> grin

PigletJohn Mon 21-Oct-13 20:46:48

Lindt chocolate if he likes is

Ritter bars if you can find them (German brand, also sold in Aldi)

Special mug possibly with PG tips.

PigletJohn Mon 21-Oct-13 20:53:26

if that didn't work, it's Tesco's stock no. 270312569

QueenofClean Mon 21-Oct-13 20:58:51

Thanks bean smile

My DH eats any chocolate.

out2lunch Mon 21-Oct-13 22:35:09

what's wrong with socks smile

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 05:23:23

Where do I get bacon jam from?

Chottie Tue 22-Oct-13 05:48:24

A key ring with a mini LED torch attached

A special mug

Waitrose have a range of speciality local beers with a tankard (3 for 2 at the moment)

Small bottles of whisky... Normally £2-3, means you can get a couple of posh brands to try smile

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 07:42:44

All fab ideas so far smile

dashoflime Tue 22-Oct-13 07:45:16

Specialty condiments? Hot Sauce is good if he likes that sort of thing
Bilthong

MortifiedAdams Tue 22-Oct-13 07:45:43

A couple of magazines
A bottle of real ale
A dvd
Socks

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 11:45:49
QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 12:13:57

Right so far I have:

A pair of smartphone gloves - to use with his iPhone.
Ironman 3 on 3D blu ray
Bacon Salt
Tabasco chocolate

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 13:46:45

Right so far I have:

A pair of smartphone gloves - to use with his iPhone.
Ironman 3 on 3D blu ray - Amazon
Bacon Salt - Firebox
Tabasco chocolate - Firebox
Bacon Jam - Selfridges
Nutter Butter Biscuits - Selfridges
Cartwright & Butler Choc & Oat Biscuits - Selfridges
Tracklements Onion Marmalade - Selfridges

My DD's will get socks and pj's etc so I won't put that in there.

I'll add Christmas ale & a bottle of Jacques Cider as he likes that. Any other ideas...he's a techy man!

ChestyCoffin Tue 22-Oct-13 13:54:28

Posh popcorn? Joe and sephs do some lovely sounding ones

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 14:31:04

Sounds good - will go with iron man.

Any other suggestions would be fab...any ideas for posh crackers as will get him some jarlsberg nearer the time as his fab cheese, will also get him some Brie.

I'll look in Aldi for speciality cranberry sauce - goes lovely with Brie.

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 14:32:06

He's not a book person and doesn't write much.

Any good nifty puzzles/mazes would be good, if anyone knows of any?

QueenofClean Tue 22-Oct-13 18:24:04

bump

QueenofClean Wed 23-Oct-13 13:24:42

picked up some reeses peanut butter cups.

struggling on the puzzle side of things.

am going to put a new wallet and some hankies in.

DuvetHog Wed 23-Oct-13 18:48:14

Does he have an iPhone? There was a great fish eye lense linked on here that you attached to iPhone, it was only £6 quid inc p&p from amazon :-D

Where is the cheapest place to buy bacon jam?

QueenofClean Wed 23-Oct-13 20:38:19

Duvet hog - he does have an iPhone and an iPad.

Can you find the link?! Or point me in the direction of the thread.

I got Bacon jam from Selfridges.

QueenofClean Wed 23-Oct-13 20:40:45

Found it on Amazon. Great idea as he is an amateur photographer grin

DuvetHog Wed 23-Oct-13 21:33:32

Sorry only back now after doing the dishes & making up the packed lunches.

This is the one I bought for DH lense fish eye iPhone lense i expect it's the same or similar to the one you have bought.

I will have a look for the bacon jam now :-) thanks

Re puzzle, what about a sudoku cube

QueenofClean Thu 24-Oct-13 06:47:30

Thanks Duvet have purchased that gadget - great idea.

Lil - I think the iCube is a great idea so brought that too.

Other ideas appreciated

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