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What are you getting your DH / DP for christmas?

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ShabbyChit Mon 01-Oct-12 15:04:53

My DH's birthday is in November so I tend to use up the good ideas for his birthday then I'm stumped for christmas!

For his birthday I have booked for us and 4 friends to go to Alton Towers (which he loves but hasn't been for years!) in the day, and see the Fireworks display in the evening, then stay in the hotel and go to the water park the next day. This is a complete surprise which I can't wait to tell him about!

That is his main present but will probably get him a PS3 game he wants that is out near his birthday & make him a little hamper of treat food and drink etc that he loves and will make his favourite (apple & cinnamon) cake & add candles as he doesn't like normal birthday cake!

Any other ideas or suggestions what you are getting DH's?

Beanbagz Mon 01-Oct-12 15:10:41

I'm getting my DH half a picture and he's getting me the other half!

It's something we've been wanting to buy for ages but didn't have the money.

RockySpeed Mon 01-Oct-12 15:16:17

Possibly tickets to see Harry Hill, failing that I'm stumped!

VikingVagine Mon 01-Oct-12 15:30:49

No idea!


Shinyshoes1 Mon 01-Oct-12 17:16:17

he says he wants jeans, so i'll get him a few pairs from Debenhams.


dont know what else, he's quite difficult to buy for

ShabbyChit Mon 01-Oct-12 17:16:20

Beanbagz that sounds like a nice idea - we do have lots of bits and bobs we want for the house (recently moved in) so maybe I could suggest we buy something between us for the house instead of gifts for eachother this year?

RockySpeed oooh tickets, good one!
I will have to look if any of his favourite bands/comedians are playing anytime soonish and if there are tickets!

attheendoftheday Mon 01-Oct-12 17:34:57

I have a similar prob with dp having a December birthday. So far I've thought of a bit of kit for our hobby and a DVD boxset of homeland, other than that I'm stuck. Time Mets are a good idea, though, I might see if I can find something he'd like.

attheendoftheday Mon 01-Oct-12 17:35:42

Tickets I meant! Stupid computer is playing games today.

CiderwithBuda Mon 01-Oct-12 17:49:35

No idea! And he is a november birthday too!

What do you buy a 52 year old accountant who is not into clothes and has no hobbies. He likes gardening and cooking though.

Am thinking of a River Cottage cookery course for to do together. Not sure he will really be into it though.

fuzzpig Mon 01-Oct-12 17:57:05

DH's main present - a season ticket gift set for Bletchley Park, as he's a big fan of Alan Turing. He is not expecting it at all, he's going to be over the moon!

pigleychez Mon 01-Oct-12 18:17:56

no idea! He's a nightmare to buy for sad

Oh just remembered that ages ago I bought tickets for us him to see Milton Jones in Feb. Where the hell did I put those tickets!?

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 18:23:17

I don't know yet, it's only the beginning of October.

HTH smile

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 18:23:39

River Cottage sounds great, I think fivegomadindorset has done the pig one.

Pinot Mon 01-Oct-12 19:38:56

A wallet and some Prada aftershave.

HecateHarshPants Mon 01-Oct-12 19:39:49

same thing I get him every year. Some ridiculously overpriced cologne.

SkiBumMum Mon 01-Oct-12 19:41:39

Ski gear as per usual
A review of the Games DVD which I am sure will be released

headfairy Mon 01-Oct-12 19:43:40

I'm struggling too and no winter birthday to blame! He used to have a lovely cashmere scarf he wore all the time until the moths chowed down on it, so I might buy him a replacement one, and maybe a boxset of The Inbetweeners - his current favourite programme.

Francagoestohollywood Mon 01-Oct-12 19:53:31

Have no idea, but we were thinking to buy some nice chairs this Christmas.

ScorpionQueen Mon 01-Oct-12 19:56:48

Someone on MN got their DH a satnav and geocaching book which I thought was a good way to make a boring gift fun, so I'm copying them.

A nice shirt.


Socks and pants.


FishfingersAreOK Mon 01-Oct-12 20:10:06

Tickets to the MotoGP at Silverstone...we went this year all together (though I bought him a weekend pass so he went to see the qualifying). Much cheaper than the GrandPrix tickets - and tbh DH not bothered by Formula 1 but loves the bikes. Next summer should be a great season too...

Only got a couple of rubbish ideas so far this year. My dh's birthday is also November. But last Christmas I got him the best present ever, his favourite full sized slot machine!

rhondajean Mon 01-Oct-12 20:17:18

I've got him an iPhone 5 on order.

He will love it but he won't be able to use it on Xmas day because of needing to go to the shop and get the sim card changed.

So it might be a rubbish present on the day.

Ragwort Mon 01-Oct-12 20:22:38

Nothing grin

We agreed years ago not to buy each other 'surprise' gifts ...... we choose something together for the home or tickets somewhere, case of wine, that sort of thing.

Personally I hate suprises as no one ever gets it quite right and I am fed up with faking gratefulness (ie: for pierced earrings when my ears aren't pierced/racy lingerie which is so not my thing/CDs when I am not into music etc etc) - also I realised I don't really get my DH's taste either - books unread, clothes unworn (& we've been married over 25 years grin).

monsterchild Mon 01-Oct-12 20:36:25

My DH is getting his first born right about then. I think that will be enough!

SandyChick Mon 01-Oct-12 20:48:23

Rhondajean- the shop will probably be able to give you a nano SIM in advance to be activated on the day.

O2 give me mine then you just do it by text. Mine activated straight away but it might take a bit longer if your doing it on Xmas day. Previous to that when I needed a micro SIM for iPhone 4S the lady in the shop activated it there and then for me.

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