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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.

DoudousDoor Mon 04-Nov-13 12:53:11

This year:
Nice, casual clothes (he only ever buys himself work stuff)
A sudoku book (stocking)
A rubix cube (stocking)

Erm...possibly the Asterix book as suggested upthread.
Still thinking other than that.

Previous years hits have been a nice belt (Hugo boss), running watch/heart monitor, sports bag/gym gloves and, amazingly, a lego pirate ship (aimed at 14 years +). He laughed at the lego joke, thought it silly but still then spent hours putting it together and really enjoyed himself.

DH is French and doesn't really get the whole stocking thing - was a bit bemused last year when I bought him face cream and ear plugs (both brands he uses!) as he thought they weren't very "presenty" grin

Beaverfeaver Sun 03-Nov-13 13:06:36

I have got my DH :

A decent 'proper' adjustable razor
A razor and brush stand
Fat face clothes
Brasher walking socks
Wooden iPad stand

AutumnStar Sun 03-Nov-13 09:21:37

Sorry for the late response Ruby.

I got him a Garmin Forerunner 110. They're about 80-100 quid online.

Cupcake11 Sun 03-Nov-13 09:01:24

Dh is the hardest person I have to buy for, if he wants something he'll buy it for himself generally. He's not impressed by anything designer of flashy and he works away a lot so 'experience' things I've bought him in the past have expired before he has the chance to use them.

As I'm pregnant with our first this will be our last christmas just the two of us so I'd like to spoil him but I'm completely stuck for ideas.

So far I've got him:

Stocking -
Jokey becoming a dad book
Giant box of his fav sweets
Lego Dobbie key ring (in joke)
Travelo, for taking aftershave away with him
Shaving smellies

Presents -
iPad case
Chanel aftershave

Help! grin

DownstairsMixUp Sun 03-Nov-13 08:33:36

AutumnStar I got it from Ace catalogue, think it was about 12.99!

enormouse Sat 02-Nov-13 20:06:51

Stevie I was thinking of getting my DP these

Stevie77 Fri 01-Nov-13 14:23:08

Anyone seen nice cufflinks that could be personalised. Nothing on Not On The High Street caught my eye, still looking at Etsy.

Looking for something modern looking but that could be engraved with script writing. A lot seem to do the stamping which I don't like.

Rubybrazilianwax Fri 01-Nov-13 12:57:49

autumnstar do you mind telling me what watch you bought? I think my dh might like something like that.
I'll probably get my dh clothes, we have a great local independent menswear shop that does Gant, etc and the guys there know exactly what my dh wears so they'll pick me out a few things, very handy grin

AutumnStar Fri 01-Nov-13 07:50:00

Downstairs where did you get the hot sauces set? My DH loves stuff like that.

GerrardWinstanley Thu 31-Oct-13 20:59:55

sorry curiosity - been off line for a couple of days
eightpointnine has the best coffee subscriptions I think
lots of others around tho
DH also a big fan of this coffee doodah
it's all a mystery to me confused grin

DownstairsMixUp Thu 31-Oct-13 18:11:52

I got my DH a pair of dr martens, pants, socks, a hot sauces set, a book on classic cars, a cook book, a book on picking your own food/growing it, a dressing gown (as he always nabs mine and looks ridiculous in my polka dot robe hmm) a smellie, chocs and a bottle of gin. Yes I'm the most awesome partner grin

PumpkinsPieEyed Thu 31-Oct-13 18:07:15

My dp is easy he wants a bottle of good whiskey and a new curvy shaped pint glass,everything else iv done/will do myself typical socks ,pants, dressing gown ,toiletries, arse face soap bar really for me to chuckle at miniature booze and his favourite chocs in his stocking.

He will get me exactly what I told him a pair of dance hoops,wine and my treat of choice.less than £40 spend for him.

AutumnStar Thu 31-Oct-13 16:55:49

I got DH's main present today - a GPS watch and heart rate monitor for his bike. Also got him a recipe book on burgers and some slippers (because he keeps stealing mine).

Thanks. Since I hardly know what a tablet is either, that didn't help much! I suspect dp doesn't want one!

He does need new PJs though. smile

jenniferalisonphillipasue Thu 31-Oct-13 16:24:43

Getting my dh a Sonos one. We already have a Sonos but he would like another one. They are brilliant and I would highly recommend:

I have already ordered a Raspberry pi for his stocking.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 30-Oct-13 22:08:15

Ooh cinema gift vouchers are not a bad idea.

A Nexus is another type of tablet- a good one I think.

Lots of super ideas so far, keep them coming please.

(Wondering if I get the 007 aftershave will he turn into James bond....)

enormouse Wed 30-Oct-13 21:59:55

So far I have bought DP
A new fossill wallet
A stark industries mug. He did request a new tardis mug, as his broke earlier in the year but I know he'll love this one.
A tardis keyring.
A Dr who poster.

I also want to get him
The 007 aftershave box
New pyjamas and socks
Some cufflinks
I'll also be renewing his subscription to empire which runs out next month.

He's a big geek and movie fan so is pretty easy to buy for as long as I steer clear of dvds. He tends to buy things as they come out.

Btw Does anyone know if you can buy a subscription/season ticket for odeon newbies?

What is a Nexus? Dim emoticon...

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 30-Oct-13 15:15:07

He loved the Game of Thrones books-they would be a great gift for someone.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 30-Oct-13 15:14:23

I got him a Kindle Fire last year and he loves it, but feels no need for a new tablet. I just know it's going to be socks and pants, aftershave and a couple of tops again. He's very boring to buy for.

Groupon are offering a tequila experience which could be a good one to get, I'm waiting to hear about dates- no point buying if it can only be redeemed on a weekday.

MooseyMoo Wed 30-Oct-13 15:13:45

If your DH/DP watches Game of Thrones, I can highly recommend the books. I bought them for me DH for his birthday and he's really enjoying them. I got the set for £28.99

MooseyMoo Wed 30-Oct-13 15:08:25

So far I have bought:

Beer52 craft beer (x8 bottles of beer for £14.99)
Le Tour 100 Book
Paul Hollywood Bread Book
Atul's Curries of the World Book
Monty Python 40th Anniversary Collection DVD
ITunes £25 (for £20 at Sainsbury)
Body Shop Coconut Shower gel

The most successful present I have bought him last year was the Spicery Subscription.

tootssweet Wed 30-Oct-13 09:45:24

I am really stuck for DP this year - I would like to get him a nexus or similar but I fear that he would never speak to me again as he would constantly have his nose in it! Will be lurking for inspiration.

Splatt34 Wed 30-Oct-13 09:37:34

DH already dropping hints for a kindle.

MissBeehiving Wed 30-Oct-13 08:26:35

Bargain thread No18
New thread here

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