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What have you brought your OH for Xmas?

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Twinklestar2 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:25:17

It's my OH's bday 2 days after xmas so I've got double the presents to buy! Anyone fancy sharing their list?

We became first time parents this year so I've got him a I Love Daddy mug and a Star Wars book from our little boy.

I've got him some Ted Baker smellies in a washbag and some thermal socks (our house is freezing!).

Any more ideas would be gratefully received smile

Christmasbargainshopper Fri 19-Dec-14 22:28:22

A coffee machine
A print of a local land mark
A key ring
Numerous sweets and chocs
2 x pj bottoms
Fancy wash bag as he travels a lot
Jewellery stacker box (the watch holding layer)

Smartleatherbag Fri 19-Dec-14 22:30:43

Nothing. Christmas is for kids only in this house. We don't do birthdays either. Neither of us is interested.

Smartleatherbag Fri 19-Dec-14 22:32:09

Sorry, that was incredibly unhelpful!

I hope you get some good suggestions from present givers and enjoy!

VitalStollenFix Fri 19-Dec-14 22:32:37

same thing I get him every year - a selection of scents. This year it's one dkny and a couple of calvin klein scents.
I suspect the espresso machine he got me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago is going to end up being my xmas gift too grin although I have dropped a few hints about slippers and contouring kits.

Azquilith Fri 19-Dec-14 22:33:07

I have bought 38 presents this year. And nothing for DP. Bless him

Christmasbargainshopper Fri 19-Dec-14 22:33:22

Was going to suggest that a voucher might be a good idea. Night in hotel, cookery class or golf lessons. Depends on his interests and your budget.

Moln Fri 19-Dec-14 22:34:14

A few books and some jellybeans!!!

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 19-Dec-14 22:36:48

My DHs birthday is 2 days before Christmas !
Boring stuff like underwear and socks ( because he won't go and buy it himself )
Fishing rod
Cadburys dairy milk bar ( large )
In previous years I would have bought him a nice bottle of red wine ( about £10-£12 ) and a Torres Spanish Brandy but he's decided that alcohol and him don't work
So I need ideas too

mamalovebird Fri 19-Dec-14 22:37:18

DHs birthday was a few weeks ago. He got - a popcorn maker, popcorn seasoning, aftershave, polo shirt.

For xmas - 5 collectors edition cds that he's wanted for ages. Another aftershave, slippers, hair clippers, book. Might get him a nice jumper aswell.

nancy75 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:37:35

Do is getting a record player, probably not the kind of thing everyone would want.

Clairej81 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:42:06

Maybe design a calendar with picture of DS. Worlds best Dad frame and picture. A picture with hand and foot prints.

One of those pictures which says what DS and OH enjoy doing. They have different sized fonts and coloured text. Think they are from "Not on the high street" website.

Sloegin2 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:42:29

Jack Daniels holiday select 2014
Slate cheeseboard
Thornton's Alpini chocs
Jamie Oliver's Comfort foods
Tickets to a local comic convention

GreenEyedMonster14 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:43:54

2 box sets
T shirt
Star Wars cereal bowl
Waffle maker
Songs of anarchy CD
Wallet ninja
Bath mit
Nail brush

Umm I think that's it...

Nothing exciting as he's so hard to buy for!

southeastastra Fri 19-Dec-14 22:44:15

cd player

Davros Fri 19-Dec-14 22:46:26

Haunt your local charity shops for vinyl records or you can get them on amazon at a reasonable price ( we have 3 record players in this house!).
Having said that, I bought DH one if those Bluetooth speakers this Xmas - Jambox?

o0 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:46:54

I've only bought a few small things, we don't spend much on each other at Christmas.

3 books
A mug that says 'Respect the Beard' (which is so perfect for him)

Nothing exciting but he'll be pleased.

BathshebaDarkstone Fri 19-Dec-14 22:47:52

A bottle of port, will buy him some really good slippers after Christmas. fsmile

Twinklestar2 Fri 19-Dec-14 22:48:06

Star Wars cereal bowl sounds good!

Also looking into a Daddy frame smile

I've seen a I love my daddy book on Amazon too.

I can't buy him clothes as when I've done that in the past, I've always got it wrong.

Great ideas, keep them coming!

Mrsgrumble Fri 19-Dec-14 22:48:08

A Wellington boot from ds1 and one from ds2 grin as its unlucky to buy a man a pair of boots (a myth but not willing to risk it!)

Box set

Clarins shower gel

Two work shirts - boring but he needs them

Pair of tracksuit pants

snowaccidentprone Fri 19-Dec-14 22:49:39

Cycle gloves
Ticket to see Bill Bailey (and also one for me)
Chocolate Brazil nuts

Mrsgrumble Fri 19-Dec-14 22:50:03

I was thinking of an electric toothbrush for him too

zippyandbungle Fri 19-Dec-14 22:50:36

Tickets for Harlem globetrotters and a night in a hotel a bit of a treat for us both really

GertrudePerkins Fri 19-Dec-14 22:51:38

boring stuff - he hates clothes shopping, so always asks for socks, pants, and work shirts. also a book of maps that neatly straddles the geeky/cool boundary.

his birthday is in January, so I spend more on him then when the sales are on. I also tend to get him some theatre tickets for his birthday as well, as the man has a peculiar devotion to cheesy musicals.

Petallic Fri 19-Dec-14 22:52:14

Posh tea
Books on maps & cooking (GBBO)
Wireless speaker for his ipad because I am fed up of the tinny noise that comes from the kitchen when he's in there
Sugar thermometer
Seeds and bulbs
Infographic book - lots of statistics and facts in pretty picture format
Tea towel (exciting!)

I did a report card for DP when Dc1 was still a baby as if written by DC1 - bit of fiddling about on the PC. That went down pretty well & I got to tell him all the things he was doing well at being a new dad, and give him a friendly nudge on what he could improve on (night wakings!)

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