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sleepwouldbenice Sat 29-Nov-14 01:56:41

Looking for help and inspiration for present for above.. Budget about £40.
In short he lives abroad but is getting divorced and moving very soon but no idea where yet - not the best communicator -so can't buy homely stuff, experiences, golf lessons, subscriptions etc.

Likes his gadgets but buys everything he wants.

Mid 40's, no kids if this helps?

Any ideas... Can do things like aftershave, wallets, belts... But trying to think of something different.

Thank you!!!!!grin

Inkspellme Sat 29-Nov-14 09:30:54

popular present with males in our house is a selection of beers of the world. easiest to buy a selection, wrap them in a basket with a bottle opener and maybe some gormet crisps. wrap basket in cellophane.

revealall Sat 29-Nov-14 11:05:54

Is he forgetful and loses stuff? I have just bought a " tile" that you keep on important things and links to Apple stuff so you can find them. There are others for Android too.
Quite small and post able but chances are he wouldn't buy his own?

sleepwouldbenice Sat 29-Nov-14 19:07:23

thank you for your ideas. unfortunately bought him beer for birthday... wink will look into that gadget thank you
any other ideas also smile

MrsCurrent Sat 29-Nov-14 22:18:14

Trawl firebox, all sorts of random ideas on there. Also books, there's lots of weird and wonderful out at this time of year.

snice Sat 29-Nov-14 22:26:51

Swiss Army Knife?

sleepwouldbenice Sun 30-Nov-14 19:21:29

Will have a look at those thanks

Carpediem2007 Sun 30-Nov-14 21:23:50

I bought myself heDphone on a Black Friday deal and DH is looking hopeful. Maybe some electric gadget such as charger, stylus or headphones might suit him?

BikeRunSki Sun 30-Nov-14 21:26:40

Is it a cold country he lives in? Warm merino/Smartwool socks always popular with DH and I - both work outdoors.

sleepwouldbenice Mon 01-Dec-14 00:08:13

Hello again

thanks but he probably has every gadget there is going..... anything I get he probably bought the day it came out!

Moving from warmer climate back to Europe so socks might be an idea thanks - although lots of international travel expected so maybe all seasons clothes!!

Mollymoofer Mon 01-Dec-14 00:39:22

You've described my brother, OP! Trip to TK Maxx for fancy shirt? A book hamper? Food hamper? Concert tickets?

happsymum Mon 01-Dec-14 00:43:41

just wanted to say a lil thank you to MrsCurrent for the firebox suggestion, had never heard of it before but trawled it myself and bought my boyfriend a popcorn maker - could have bought him 4 other things but he's now done for gifts! will be back on it for birthday gifts tho!

TaytoCrisp Mon 01-Dec-14 00:56:34

Decent pen? You can get fancy ones at john Lewis for your budget, you can also get them engraved for free but takes about two weeks.

sleepwouldbenice Tue 02-Dec-14 01:05:07

Thanks again all have some ideas from here, can't be bulky as travelling wherever whenever (we have no idea of his plans... Another thread there methinks) but can try some of these.....grin

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