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What are you getting DH/DP this year?

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Theimpossiblegirl Tue 29-Oct-13 19:41:46

DH is hard to buy for and when I ask him what he wants he's not very helpful. Any ideas gratefully received.

shutitweirdo Tue 29-Oct-13 19:50:51

My dh is getting the same as last year. 20 pairs of socks all the same colour and style as last year. He likes to grab any socks in the morning and have them match. (OCD). I also get him marzipan sweets as he loves them. If he wants anything else he buys it as and when. He's always been like it, Christmas isn't special for him.

DSJamesHathaway Tue 29-Oct-13 19:53:33

I've got him 2 books so far but I'm lacking inspiration this year. I was going to get him a Waka Waka solar charger but it seemed very expensive for what it is and I wonder if he'll get enough use out of it. Basically I am marking my place so I can nick some good ideas.

BloodysocksAndGore Tue 29-Oct-13 19:55:54

A hamper with his favourite food and sweets in and £100 towards the computer he wants to build himself.

MissBeehiving Tue 29-Oct-13 20:03:13

Boden desert boots
Spicery gift box
Flavourly subscription
Hotel Chocolate gift box
Baking books
A mug with a photo of his new dog on
Socks with chickens on (an "in" joke)
A leather wristband with our boys names on
Retro sweets

VoldemortsNipple Tue 29-Oct-13 20:16:08

MissBeeHiving anybody would think you've been hiding out on the bargain thread with a list like that wink

I'm doing th a winter running hamper including
Under armour pants and top
Waterproof jacket
Florescent compression socks
Running shorts
Florescent t-shirt
Running hat with led lights
I will also fill it out with energy drinks, gels and jelly babies.

I also got him some Holister aftershave as he keeps using ds1s

DSJamesHathaway Tue 29-Oct-13 20:16:18

MissBee just curious but how much does that all come too?

DSJamesHathaway Tue 29-Oct-13 20:18:02

The running hat with led lights sounds really interesing Nipple. Have you/your DH used them before?

dementedma Tue 29-Oct-13 20:41:13

Same as always sigh
Fifa game for PC
Game voucher
Bottle of whisky
Football book

He's SO boring!

GerrardWinstanley Tue 29-Oct-13 20:42:12

things that have gone down well with my dh in recent years
coffee subscription
new scientist subscription
good telescope
coffee bean grinder
birds of prey experience
l'occitance mens gift set

dcs usually make him up a box of treats (baklava, good bottle of wine, cashews. posh crisps, chilli chocolate) and I usually buy him some clothes because he hardly buys himself any.

This year new things I have thought of are:
voucher for a proper hot shave - there's a barber's near us that does them
flat cap
giant microbes soft toy
scratch and scroll
home brew kit

other inspiring ideas I've seen mentioned are beerbods subscription, kindle, good watch

what does your dh enjoy? any hobbies? anything he used to do that have gone on the backburner since children came along or anything he dreams about doing?

onlyfortonight Tue 29-Oct-13 20:45:33

My DH used to climb a lot as a younger man wink so I am getting him some 1-2-1 climbing tuition at our local wall to get him back into it.

(it is really quite sexy watching him he may get extra 'presents' afterwards grin)

Same sort of thing as usual - something to do with running / something to read / something to listen to / something to eat / something to wear.

dementedma Tue 29-Oct-13 20:50:34

Dh enjoyed his beerbods subscription last year. Also the shampoo bars from Lush are good for stockings.

MissBeehiving Tue 29-Oct-13 20:56:18

Hanging out on the bargain thread VN? Perish the thought. I'm glued to it


Ok cost are as follows (inc postage)

Boden desert boots £55 (code plus a voucher Johnnie sent me)
Spicery gift box £10
Flavourly subscription £5 (used a code)
Hotel Chocolate gift box £6.65 (used a code)
Baking books £12 (The Book People - saved about £45)
A mug with a photo of his new dog on £2.99 (used a code)
Hoodie and jeans £18.95 (The Hut - was a BOGOF)
Tshirt/Boxers £8 (The Hut - 2 for £8)
Socks with chickens on (an "in" joke) £6 TK maxx
A leather wristband with our boys names on £2.95
Retro sweets (haven't bought yet)

So, about £127.54, with a lot of thanks to the bargain thread.

Anja1Cam Tue 29-Oct-13 20:57:33

Same problem here... Dh want and needs nothing, and has a birthday on the 24th

Might try to get him a new mobile (his is so ancient the battery has failed but he can't be arsed to do anything about it, he's not exactly a heavy user ;-)... but i will have to do this via voucher to transfer his number etc

The new Asterix (and the Picts)
And the old faves: socks, chocolate, mug painted by the kids.

Toying with the idea of getting him a nexus - the kindle two years ago was a great success though he would never have bought one himself.

So I'll be watching with interest too!

Tubemole1 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:01:56


Anja1Cam Tue 29-Oct-13 21:04:34

Ah yes, I forgot, i'm also toying with the idea of a flavourly 'hamper', and the beerbods sub last year was a success. Semi-recurring things he wears out/or breaks with some frequency are wallets and watches to they crop up every couple of years.

Glimmerberry Tue 29-Oct-13 21:10:24

Raspberry Pi

Mum2toomany Tue 29-Oct-13 21:13:59

Can we have link the wristband plz?

Sleepingbunnies Tue 29-Oct-13 21:14:17

A photo book (he's had one every year we've been together)
End of watch DVD
And I'll get our kids to choose something from
The shops too. smile

MissBeehiving Tue 29-Oct-13 21:19:55

Neds wristbands w/s is a bit clunky but wristbands are lovely and despatched promptly. smile

dementedma Tue 29-Oct-13 21:23:47

Ooh, will get a wrist band for dh. Great idea.

MikeLitorisBites Tue 29-Oct-13 21:28:12

The dc are getting him a couple of onsies (their choice)

I'm getting him an ipad mini.
Pc games.

VoldemortsNipple Tue 29-Oct-13 21:37:27

DSJames this is the hat with lights on Personally I don't run for a bus, but dh is quite a serious runner and is a group leader at his club. He hasn't had one before but has tried clip on lights for running at night. I thought the hat would be a good idea to make him easily distinguishable in the group.

Bea grin That's an impressive list. I quite agree, the bargain thread is highly addictive.

GlimmerBerry What is the point of those Raspberry Pi thingies?

CuriosityCola Tue 29-Oct-13 21:42:16

What is beerbods?

Do you have the link for the coffee subscription. That is a great idea. Could sort of gift for dh and for pil depending on price. grin

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