What are you buying your DH for Christmas? Need ideas!!

(58 Posts)
ToffeeJungle Thu 12-Dec-13 18:25:30

Thought I'd done all my Christmas shopping and then realised I haven't bought DH anything (!!) and Im stuck for ideas!

I ask him what he wants and he says nothing - that he doesn't need anything.

The sorts of presents I used to buy have gone out of the window now we have a 1 year old - ie. tickets to gigs, swanky meals out, trips away, even cd's & dvd's as he doesn't have time for these anymore!
He doesn't read, isn't really into clothes / fashion, and seems to have everything he needs!

Any ideas please??? He's 35 if that helps.

Thank you!!

Dh goes to the gym so gave got him new shorts and vest tops. Also got him new work shirts. He has pre-ordered the ps4 too so that's him sorted.

QueenofClean Thu 12-Dec-13 18:35:25

I've made my DH a foodie hamper plus added a DVD, a Lens for his iPhone, a puzzle, a t shirt, some smart phone gloves...all at bargain prices thanks to the bargain threads. Also got a crate of ales on the way. Just need to get the cheeses and biscuits for him.

mamalovebird Thu 12-Dec-13 18:45:08

Tru virtu wallet
Star Wars origami book
Tetris stacking lamp
Star Wars book (written in Shakespeare style)
Some super hot chilli sauce
2 bottles of aftershave
Desktop skittles game

Think I might also get him Mickey Flanagan & Alan partridge on DVD is tesco are doing 2 for £20.

ImaginativeNewName Thu 12-Dec-13 19:53:10

I got hold of a ps4 on launch day so am the best wife in the world sorted but again, we have a 2yo and a 4yo and he works crazy hours so not much time to play on it. If I'm feeling flush I might get him a few bits to open, another game for it, a new shirt, something like pants or aftershave or a DVD or weirdly, a Yankee candle he announced he liked the smell of the other day (they sell them in BnQ grin).

DH presents are quite boring I suppose bit ten I am always happy to receive things like make up, perfume, clothes vouchers etc?

SammyandBilly Thu 12-Dec-13 20:02:44

A fancy wallet, fancy headphones, an outfit (because he needs it rather than wants - he hates clothes shopping) and some foodie treats he loves.

fuzzpig Thu 12-Dec-13 20:12:13

I've got my DH a dr who tshirt, the lego hobbit board game and some DVDs. From my parents (chosen by me as they prefer to give money) he's getting a fitbit.

fuzzpig Thu 12-Dec-13 20:14:19

Stocking bits - sci fi bookmarks, dalek socks, funky boxers, Sherlock Holmes tree dec grin

Possibly a CD (latest MOS trance compilation) if I can't find it at the library grin

Goldensunnydays81 Thu 12-Dec-13 20:15:35

Dh has got very boring presents of a drill and tool box as he has only got a few bits and is always annoyed when he has to do DIY stuff!! Have also got him a few stocking bits like smellies, underwear and socks then will get him a DVD probably some kind of Kung fu type one grin
So not a lot exciting but all rather practical!

AChristmassyJerseySpud Thu 12-Dec-13 20:17:46

Arsenic at this rate.

spottymoo Thu 12-Dec-13 20:22:47

Money in a tin marked car show fund he likes to go to car shows and the tickets for next one don't come out till February.

Scarf with skulls on
A joules fox mug as he always pinches my Jules mug
A remote control range rover as can't afford a real one grin

Stocking has fat face socks - iPhone arm band - cola bottle sweets - parmaviolet sweets - costa syrups - fruit n nut toblerone.

mumeeee Thu 12-Dec-13 20:24:16

Does your DH have any hobbies at all. DH loves walking and is planning to a coastal walk next year so l've bought him a map reading gadget, It was expensive but doesn't look much. so I'll probably get him a t. shirt or jumper as well. x

starofbethlehemfishmummy Thu 12-Dec-13 20:26:02

Dalek sweatshirt; socks; hat; moby dick pop up book and a biggles book!!

Shroomboom Thu 12-Dec-13 20:33:07

An uppercut punch bag confused DH is a Muay Thai nut and has requested it hmm

Shroomboom Thu 12-Dec-13 20:35:33

What about a family 'experience' type gift? Like a red letter day type thing for the 3 of you?

LineRunner Thu 12-Dec-13 21:56:35

JerseySpud fgrin

Do share.

Oh go ooooon.

RhondaJean Thu 12-Dec-13 23:06:18

Your DH would get on with mines shroom! (where does he train?)

DH is getting an iPod classic (biggest memory iPod so he can hopefully finally get all his music on one thing)
Jumper and tshirt from labels he likes
A boba feet tshirt and taz lounge pants for sleeping in
Nice socks and boxers
Elemis skin stuff
CDs, DVDs, an Xbox game and a kinect if I can get my hands on a second hand one
A little foodie hamper
Touchscreen gloves and a hat with earphones in for running in the winter

But probably the thing he will be most excited about is the DVD of our gyms last fight show as he had to work and didnt get to see it!

2kidsintow Sat 14-Dec-13 00:11:08

Columbo DVDs.
A book.
A selection of bottles of cider.
A box of biscuits.
A laptop as his is dying.

DirtyDancingCleanLiving Sat 14-Dec-13 00:50:36

I've bought him tickets to see Derren Brown Live. He loves Derren Brown, is well into NLP and he'll be thrilled.

He's got a book on cake topper model ideas (he makes cakes for family and friends birthdays etc) and a book on wedding cake ideas, as he's making our wedding cake when we get married next year.

He also has a box set of 50's/60's music CD's, a nose hair trimmer and a blow job giftvoucher (one use only) grin

SillyTilly123 Sat 14-Dec-13 14:56:43

My dp is so awkward to buy for as his only hobby is the xbox. One game costs close to £50 so that doesnt leave much for other stuff! (he got the new xbox in nov) So far ive got him 1 game, aftershave and some shave cream/balm, karl pilkington dvd and sweets. cant think of anything else to get him sad

SillyTilly123 Sat 14-Dec-13 15:00:12

oh and he does not get joke gifts at all. Bought him perfection last year as he'd said he enjoyed it when he was small and he was like wtf?

Jcee Sat 14-Dec-13 16:48:56

A pair of trainers and an apron so he'll stop pinching mine.

A darth vader head stress ball and yoda keyring from DD.

Aintnobodylovesnanbetter Sat 14-Dec-13 18:34:34

Mines getting
A book about harley davidsons
A hamper with really nice biscuits,various flavours of tea,coffee,nuts,crisps and a couple of bottles of nice wine
Toiletries to use at the gym
Basketball dvd

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 14-Dec-13 18:49:06

Mine is getting:
Tasters of different whiskies from Master of Malt
Protein bars
A belt
Whisky chocolates (pound shop)
Hotel chocolat chocolates

It's boring, but I know he'll like it all.
No idea what to get him for his birthday the week after though.

ToffeeJungle Sun 15-Dec-13 08:28:37

Thanks for all your responses, some good ideas!
Especially liking the sound of food/drink type stuff - alas DH does still find the time to eat & drink!
Maybe a hamper of cheese, biscuits, chocolate & beer - he'll love that.
Keep your suggestions coming!

MinnesotaNice Sun 15-Dec-13 08:34:32

Does he golf? I'm giving mine a Garmin golf watch.
Also, some golf balls, a beer poster, and 'Where is Moldova' board game.

LittleMissRed Sun 15-Dec-13 08:41:21

A power drill which he asked for
A DVD of the Ukulele Orchestra of GB
Where's Wally pj bottoms
Mug with periodic table on it (science geek)
Silly socks
Book on Camper vans
Some Christmas beer

BrokenFairylights Sun 15-Dec-13 08:46:20

My dh is getting a digital radio for the car (previous one was nicked) because he absolutely can't survive the drive to work without Radio 6 Music.

Ginformation Sun 15-Dec-13 08:52:50

My dh is getting a curtain rail.

He is getting me a tin of paint.

There will also be an exchange of poundland gifts (one each). Last of the great romantics grin

lightningstrikes Mon 16-Dec-13 10:40:38

DH is getting a pair of Vans he's been lusting after, a belt, posh chilli chocolates, gourmet hot bacon salt, gourmet hot sauce, a baseball trivia game and various stocking bits. Also a photo mug from the kids.

MooseyMoo Mon 16-Dec-13 13:18:00

Lidl and Aldi have some Xmas beer - bah humbug, Tins Ale, Rosey Nosey.

How about Stollen for the hamper?

Nix01 Mon 16-Dec-13 13:57:04

I got mine a love film subscription and a wembley stadium tour. We're not really into going overboard for each other at Christmas.

ShesAStar Mon 16-Dec-13 14:01:54

A Zeppelin Air (music system)
A book called 'Handy Dad'
Guinness Book of Records paper aeroplane kit
If I have enough money left I will get him a pair of Ugg slippers

Ive bought my dh a Chinese puzzle box, Viking bookmark, pj's, kick ass box set, a geode and a breadmaker!

GuernseyTeddy Mon 16-Dec-13 14:19:54

My DP got a lovely personalised iphone cover, and finest m & s loungewear. All lovingly wrapped in fine thick paper, and red silk ribbon.

And they are now in the bin. As he is an arseloch hmm

WitchOfEndor Mon 16-Dec-13 14:31:24

Down Jacket and body warmer
Angry bird socks
Paper airplane set
Spicy nibbles to go with his festive beer
Refresher sweetie Car air freshener
Dark chocolate santa
White chocolate snowman

It's bitty because he buys what he wants for himself and then says he can't think of anything at Christmas!

lels99 Mon 16-Dec-13 14:32:00

Brought mine a home brew kit

TheABC Mon 16-Dec-13 14:42:37

Mine is getting silver necklace (his request) for Christmas and a surprise photography experience for yule.

enormouse Mon 16-Dec-13 14:59:25

A new messenger bag for his laptop -(am quite proud of this, it's French connection and was more than half price in the Asos sale)
Some bits and pieces to help him when he goes back to uni - notebooks, pens, travel pass holder etc
Box of wine gums
Nice coffee
Stark industries mug (mostly because he has gone on and on about his beloved mug breaking 3 months ago)
Darth Vader and son book from 2yr old ds.

DontCallMeDaughter Mon 16-Dec-13 15:02:23

I've bought my DH a fancy fountain pen and a couple of bottles of fancy ink that will come from our DD. oooh fancy. I hope he likes them!

I also know my brother has got him an XL Man Box as a present which I know he will love.

ladyr Mon 16-Dec-13 15:37:23

One of these books went down well for my DH last year.

Joywillcome Mon 16-Dec-13 20:23:31

My DP bought me an axe last year (I have an open fire and he thought it would be useful - he really did!) - so this year I have bought him a mop!

mashyup Mon 16-Dec-13 22:18:29

Breaking Bad box set, slippers, shower radio, fat face toiletry gift set

princesscupcakemummyb Wed 18-Dec-13 11:23:55

not much tbh because my dh is not into game consoles or football now we have 3 dc meals out are off we dont buy much for each other

ive got him

smelly set

A bottle of whisky, a couple of books and some chocolate coated coffee beans!

grin at Joywillcome - do let us know his reaction!

MumbleBag Wed 18-Dec-13 12:46:04

As well as some other bits, I have bought DH some wellies as he doesn't have any and can't splash in puddles with our 2 year old! It's his gift from the kids.

offblackeggshell Wed 18-Dec-13 12:49:55

Loving the arsenic and the mop. Great to have some fresh ideas. fgrin

SirChenjin Wed 18-Dec-13 12:51:26

Dh is getting (wait for it....)

A naice shirt
A nightshirt (his request I hasten to add - he doesn't like the way his t shirts ride up in the night)
Diabetic chocolates (because he's diabetic, not just because I felt like it)
A onesie (it's a family 'in' joke)

We're all about the romance here grin

VikingVagine Wed 18-Dec-13 13:00:14

The Paul Hollywood Bread book. Second hand.

We have a tiny budget for ourselves for Christmas as we'd rather wait for the January sales and make our money go further.

MabliD Wed 18-Dec-13 13:36:59

Nexus 7
Case for the above
Underpants and socks
Superman onesie blush
Smellies (to stop him nicking mine)
Touch screen gloves
A jar of his favourite sour sweets
Hairy bikers kitchen implements

He will love the sweets most I expect!

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 18-Dec-13 13:39:19

A nespresso machine with built in milk frother, a mug designed by the children and a set of coffee syrups from costa. Oh and rather randomly a show cane for his horse.

Heathcliff27 Wed 18-Dec-13 13:46:10

A tablet and cover for it
Lounge about trousers and t shirt

From the kids:
Ted baker smellies
Thorntons chocs

Tanyaaah Wed 18-Dec-13 13:46:52

This is not a good thread to read if you don't have hundreds to spend on one person! Pah, should have stopped earlier.

Mandz07 Wed 18-Dec-13 13:58:59

I bought dh a projector and a 120inch. Screen this year. He wanted to buy a 90 inch tv the thought of it on my lounge makes me cringe. Thought that at least this way he can have the big screen but it can be put away when not in use

SirChenjin Wed 18-Dec-13 14:10:00

I didn't spend hundred Tanyaaah - honestly, you're not alone! I bought DHs stuff in the sale/from an outlet.

SirChenjin Wed 18-Dec-13 14:10:09

hundreds even

ArtyFartyQueen Wed 18-Dec-13 14:15:44

I've brought DP a mountain biking magazine membership, Superdry coat and some yoga stuff as he's just got into that. Will also do a little stocking filled with treats such as sweets, chocolate, popcorn, nuts, ale etc

ellesabe Wed 18-Dec-13 17:33:21

I'm getting him tickets to the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in April.

That way if he wants to spend silly money on an expensive thing it's up to him!

And it looks fun smile

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