Right, what are you getting your partners for Chrimbo? <gets out pad and pencil to write down ideas>

(84 Posts)
Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:16:14

C'mon on or mine's getting socks! Tell me what you are buying yours so I can pinch all your ideas and pass them off as my own.

Iklboo Tue 25-Nov-08 14:17:22

DH is getting an Xbox and a couple of games. I'm geting a DS Lite

notnowbernard Tue 25-Nov-08 14:17:31

I have no idea

Am tempted to bin present-buying for each other and suggest getting a new bathroom window

But is not really getting in the spirit of things, is it?

bodiddly Tue 25-Nov-08 14:20:19

mine is getting a blu-ray player as our dvd player is broken! plus uno flash from ds and socks, pants etc for his stocking

SaveFerris Tue 25-Nov-08 14:22:09

Have got DD a Ralph Lauren oull-along suitcase thingy (overnight size), a Wii fit, a tassimo coffee thingy (he has been asking for years - I am hoping he keeps it on his desk in work and not in out kitchen), a photo calendar from DD and DS, and i;ll get him a couple of stocking filler things as he has been a good boy this year! :-)

SaveFerris Tue 25-Nov-08 14:22:37

I meant DH, not DD. :-)

Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:23:55

Hmmm, I only have around £40 to spend on him.

He'd LOVE a Wii thingy, or an Xbox. Could I make one out of card and sticky back plastic do you think?

Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:24:38

What a good idea to hint to your kids that it's time to leave home Ferris! wink

SaveFerris Tue 25-Nov-08 14:25:00

Absolutely :-)

How about a used one from Game? Not sure how much they are tho.

Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:26:04

Well I've looked at used Nintendo DSs on Ebay as I had a vague notion of getting dd one, but they are going for around £60 used, so I needn't bother looking at the Xboxes.

scrappydappydoo Tue 25-Nov-08 14:28:08

I have double the trouble as dhs b'day is just after xmas but I'm doing...
xmas - tickets to see the james bond exhibition at the imperial war museum and the book that goes with it
b'day - the riverford farm cookbook and lunch at the riverford farm kitchen
Haven't quit figured out what the girls are goig to get him though..

smurfgirl Tue 25-Nov-08 14:39:10

Socks, umbrella, shirts, shaving stuff, alcohol, chocolates. Thats it. Budget Christmas.

Its his birthday three days after Christmas too angry no idea what i am doing with that.

Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:44:20

Hmmm, anymore gift ideas?

Soap on a rope?

Slouchy Tue 25-Nov-08 14:47:13

new guns'n'roses album
hong kong fooey tshirt

that's it

KT1983 Tue 25-Nov-08 14:47:28

Were on a budget of £100 each this crimbo, Last christmas before baby will be here! - He is getting a fleece for work, a mini Maglite torch, the Lost series 4 & a Leicester City scarf and probably a few bits as stocking fillers...chocolate coins, alcohol etc...

nailpolish Tue 25-Nov-08 14:47:28

im getting dh this as he is a geek but he is a clever geek and has a lovely new office

i also saved up all my pennies and paid for a family holiday over xmas and new year so tahts really my prsent to dh and the dds

im actually very proud that i saved up and paid for the holiday all by muyself blush

Astrophe Tue 25-Nov-08 14:51:36

series 4 of House (not a surprise), and a book I know he will love (small surprise
He's got me 2 lovely tea mugs (not a surprise, obviously) and a small surprise.

Liverpool shirt.

Goping in a short while to get DH some tight fitting lycra trouser jobbies for running as he came home from his rum on Sunday with a near frostbitten todger! Not nice in any respect I can tell you.

Luckily just picked upa 30% off nike voucher at our gym too so am even going to save a bit of money on them too.

Also got him some slippers and DVDs - he got me a dog - and he will get me other stuff when I buy it with his CC!

squeaver Tue 25-Nov-08 14:57:36

Well he's getting a tripod for Christmas. We're so loving towards each other (I'm getting a new diary)...

His b'day is not long after Christmas though and he's getting:

- something from this indian cooking website

- a Carl Hiassen book about golf

- a large pepper mill (fnar, fnar)

- the DVD of the interviews David Frost did with Richard Nixon

and probably some socks. He quite likes getting new socks.

Rhubarb Tue 25-Nov-08 14:57:40

"trouser jobbies"???? Isn't a jobby what you do on the loo? Are you saying that your man goes jogging with little jobbies in his trousers?

Noooo - although he has to nip home sometimes in a hurry because running makes him want to go rather urgently!

Getting him those trousers that are really full length cycling shorts so his todger isn't flapping around int he wind getting cold.

If he did anything in his pants he wouldn;t be coming home with them on they would have to be binned on the way - I don't even like his parping in my presence!

littlerach Tue 25-Nov-08 15:00:52

Hello Rhubarb, how did your sale go on saturday?

Hulababy Tue 25-Nov-08 15:01:16

iPod classic

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 25-Nov-08 15:01:38

I have stolen an idea from here and have booked DH and I evening tickets to the Rothko exhibition at the Tate modern, I have booked a table at nice restaurant and a night in a lovely hotel. In laws are having the kids!

and he has stocking fillers.

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