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Ideas for Christmas gifts for DH

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leesmum Tue 15-Oct-13 22:13:53

Phoebe47 I know how you feel, I have been with Dh 20 years, we used to go mad buying each other stuff before Ds's arrived but now we don't spend that much on each other but still like to get something different!

Phoebe47 Tue 15-Oct-13 21:04:16

Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Have only just got back here as have had in-laws staying (always something of a trial!). Am now going to make a list of your ideas and tick off the ones I think he would most like (must try to keep in budget this year though). He never actually asks for anything so I have to use my initiative and it's running low this year. Thanks again.

ethelb Mon 14-Oct-13 20:27:57

Dp is getting:
Handmade pjs ( i have so far cut out the back confused)
Hand knitted socks (he asked for these)
One of those gerber/bear gryls knives if my business does well in the next couple of months wink

BeaLola Mon 14-Oct-13 00:19:11

For the day out with the friends husband would they use tickets for anything eg rugby or footie match, motorbikes ?

Segway trip.

I bought my brother a glider day for his 40th which he loved.

Does he enjoy cooking rather than see it as a chore ? Maybe one of the waitrose cookery school sessions. Am thinking of getting my DH voucher for the Fish one.

Monroe Sun 13-Oct-13 21:54:40

Thank you rhonda. I did actually buy him a garmin running watch last Christmas as he was training for the marathon but he injured his leg and can't run anymore which is the main reason he joined the gym. Also worksout with a very experienced friend who pretty much acts like his own personal trainer. But I like the idea of a sports massage, I'll definitely look into that!

leesmum Sun 13-Oct-13 21:54:09

These leather wristbands are cool I saw these on Reasties Christmas thread and ordered one for my DH with the Ds's names on, it's really lovely.

RhondaJean Sun 13-Oct-13 21:42:32

What does he do at the gym?

A garmin running watch
A voucher for a sports massage
Some personal training sessions
An iPod nano filled with workout music

Monroe Sun 13-Oct-13 21:29:32

Some of these are great. I love the map one, so personal. The problem I have with dh is that he's just not really into anything specific. Although he's recently joined a gym and has been going pretty regularly. Any ideas for any gifts that he could use for that?

I also like the idea of a day out with a mate or two. Might have a word with a good friend of mine as he is good friends with her husband also and we might be able to do something like that for them. Although I've no idea what.

I've bought him some new trainers and will also get the usual chocs, slippers, underwear and nice smellies but would love an idea for something a little bit special and not too expensive

LargeGlassofRed Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:07

I bought dh a personised ordinance suvey map last year, hes mountain biking mad so had a photo of him biking on the frount with the title DH.s escape route smile

He loved it, havent a clue what to get this year though.

chanie44 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:36:44

OH and I tend to get each other stockings as we focus on the children.

I get OH lots of smaller presents:
Bottle of spirits
Utility knife
iPad accessories

Ishouldbesolucky Sun 13-Oct-13 19:31:36

Oh yeah boxers and socks. I find it off putting that his mum still buy these for him

RhondaJean Sun 13-Oct-13 19:29:06

Oh gosh yes and the new Jamie Oliver book and a bottle of rum.

RhondaJean Sun 13-Oct-13 19:28:36

New dock for his iPod/phone
Jumper from one of his favourite places
2 tshirts - one a jokey one and one from another of his favourite places
Taz pj trousers
Nice boxers and socks
Some DVDs and CDs
Touchscreen gloves
Hopefully a beanie hat with speakers in it for running in the winter
Skin care set
Deodorant and smellies set
His favourite sweets

I do spoil him a bit.

Ishouldbesolucky Sun 13-Oct-13 19:26:54

DP is getting

The new PS4
White water rafting trip with five of his friends (wags are paying for their own DP)
Not sure what else to get him

ProfondoRosso Sun 13-Oct-13 17:31:31

Peanuts Tshirt (or two) from Uniqlo
Penguin polo shirts or jumpers from TK Maxx
Comme des Garcons aftershave
New Bill Bryson book
New slippers (his current ones stink!) grin
Possibly a book about BMXs

DaddyPigsMistress Sun 13-Oct-13 17:31:27

Dp is getting

animal furry hoodie
Animal t shirt
Lego delorian
Star trek boxset
Tub of Gormet jelly beans

Might get him a new cologne but have to find a nice one first

Phoebe47 Sun 13-Oct-13 17:27:23

He would probably love the pasta maker attheendofthe day and the DVD's prettyplease. He never wears pyjamas (would insert embarrassed emoticon if I knew how to do it) or a jumper. Never seems to feel the cold. Thanks for those ideas.

NannyPlumForPM Sun 13-Oct-13 17:14:35

I bought DP shares in a greyhound via a syndicate grin nt for everyone but he will be over the moon!

attheendoftheday Sun 13-Oct-13 17:10:46

I'm buying dp a nice copy of his favourite book from the folio society, a game called tafl and some tools for when we're reenacting and a pasta maker.

I'm buying mine

a swiss army credit card gadget
Dirk Gently series dvd
Xbox live
A couple of graphic novels
Novelty jumper/socks/pants

Phoebe47 Sun 13-Oct-13 16:57:01

So, lovely mumsnetters, what are you buying your DH's /partners /boyfriends for Christmas this year? I am really stuck as my DH is really difficult to buy for as there is never anything he really wants! I did think of an ipad but not sure if he would use it and I don't know anything about them so cannot judge if it would be useful/fun for him or not. We have a PC and a laptop so it would have to do something they didn't to be worth buying. We also both have Kindles (last years presents to one another). Any/all ideas very welcome. I suffer from a chronic health condition and he is so good and does a lot of the housework and all the food shopping and cooking and I really want to spoil him this year.

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