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What are you buying your DH? Need help!

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VeraClaythorne Mon 02-Nov-15 01:10:15, coffee, poncey cooking, his beard, rap/hiphop, super hot chillies, Ralph Lauren, penguins, sketching, cocktail making

Bought a molecular gastronomy set for his birthday and that was a big hit. Struggling to think of something he hasn't already got, back up is aftershave which is a bit boring...

Tootsiepops Mon 02-Nov-15 01:27:25

My husband is difficult to buy for. He never seems to lust after frivolous things the way I do. If I ask him what he'd like, he shrugs and says either cuff links or socks every single sodding birthday and Christmas for the last 6 years

For his last birthday, I got him a vw camper Lego set (his family used to own a camper) and tickets for a tour of HMS Belfast - both went down very well, and this Christmas I've bought him a dash cam for the car, some fancy gin, and obligatory pants and socks grin

Tootsiepops Mon 02-Nov-15 01:29:00

P.S have you thought about getting your husband one of those 'feed the penguin' experiences? Dependant on his view of zoos, of course.

madwomanbackintheattic Mon 02-Nov-15 02:07:04

Stained glass making lessons. But I'm having some ishoos with supply currently...
Back-up is a go-pro for skiing, but I want to get ds one, so am hoping that I can cook up the stained glass thing.

GrinAndTonic Mon 02-Nov-15 02:15:03

One of those cold pressed coffee sets.
Worlds hottest chilli plant or paste.
Day fishing trip somewhere.

lavendersun Mon 02-Nov-15 06:35:45

I am currently a bit lost for ideas, probably four new (matching wink) panniers for our cycle tours planned in 2016 which is a bit of a cop out because we would buy ourselves those anyway and he probably doesn't think that anything needs to match (we have got several sets) hmm, a merino bike top, a Folio Society book on Feynman.

He has got long arms and struggles to find knitwear to fit properly at times. I know that he admires a particular cardigan that J Crew have sold out of in tall sizes so I might see about getting one knitted for him (too big for me to complete before I expire).

Oh, and the obligatory Lego Architecture kit. I thought I might get him a t shirt from the place that does periodic table t shirts .... he will wear it in bed at least.

That is all I can think of right now.

SocksRock Mon 02-Nov-15 06:37:29

If he likes sketching, how about a 3D pen so he can draw in three dimensions?

lavendersun Mon 02-Nov-15 06:41:38

Folio have some lovely books on cooking (must add that my default is always a book from Folio)

VeraClaythorne Mon 02-Nov-15 08:02:41

3D pen sounds cool. Will have a think, thanks for the ideas smile

AnyoneButAndre Mon 02-Nov-15 08:05:17

Obsessive cook chopping board and a couple of Heston Blumenthal's books.

slightlyconfused85 Mon 02-Nov-15 08:25:47

We always buy each other something that really we both need or is for the house! We're not big on gifts...this year im getting him (us) a new SatNav

BugritAndTidyup Mon 02-Nov-15 08:38:59

I think I'm going to do a homemade snack & booze 'subscription' box, so every month in 2016 I'll put together a box of snacks and bits and pieces from a particular country. That's the idea anyway, but I might switch to every other month and do a giant sized box with double the budget.

cantbelievemyeyes Mon 02-Nov-15 09:31:58

Mine is into cooking in a big way and wants a stovetop smoker, or a smoking gun. May be an idea?

queenrollo Mon 02-Nov-15 10:09:01

My DH has requested a subscription to the Rough Trade album of the month thing (i just nod and agree, he's a bit of a vinyl addict)
History books (i ask for a list so I don't get stuff he already has)

0pheliaBalls Mon 02-Nov-15 14:37:28

I usually make my DH a huge hamper of craft ales and buy a few books too. On top of that I try to find a few unusual unexpected gifts - last year I bought him a genuine Roman coin (he's a history but, like me) and this year I've tracked down a selection of his favourite childhood toys for nostalgia purposes.

Maybe an experience type gift where he learns to make cocktails would be a fun idea? Or some products specifically for beard care? I've seen them advertised but I'm buggered if I can remember what they're called, sorry!

DownstairsMixUp Mon 02-Nov-15 15:03:01

I got my husband a couple of Kitchen bits this year as he mentioned wanting new kitchen knives so I've got him them and also some really nice skull shaped goblets for when he drinks his home brew, is there anything kitchen like to get your husband? I always get him his favourite drink to, usually gin and some chocolate. I always find something they wear a lot like for instance, my husband wears polo tops a lot, a good idea, I just get him a naicer one for xmas rather than a primark one like I got him a Fred Perry one this year. Also, can never go wrong with aftershave!

KittyCatPumpkin Mon 02-Nov-15 15:26:35

if he likes hot sauce try Dr Burnoriums Hot Sauce Emporium, they have a website and DH loves their sauces, he's getting a few for his christmas smile They have really really hot ones (they do snacks too) here

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 02-Nov-15 19:09:50

Pretty much the same as every year, probably:
A new jumper (he hardly ever buys clothes, so a new jumper is pretty much obligatory each year to save him fro looking like Steptoe)
Running stuff
Beer, brandy, mustard, 'posh' pickles
Some books

ShesAStar Mon 02-Nov-15 19:25:37

My list so far is: cashmere zip through hoody, PlayStation or camera, smart phone projector, best TT races DVD. He will probably get new socks and boxers.

HeyMicky Mon 02-Nov-15 19:37:51

I bought DH an aeropress coffee maker for work - it went down very well.

This Xmas I have bought comedy tickets but also a pork pie dolly

VeraClaythorne Mon 02-Nov-15 23:52:49

Smoking gun definitely looks like something he would enjoy, thanks for suggestions!

Nearlyadoctor Tue 03-Nov-15 08:31:40

Just ordered DH Lego Millenium Falcon as a joint present with 8 year old DD. More for her than him but as she already has Lego Elves castle as main present couldn't justify making it just for her.

We have bought concert tickets for each other - also bought him a new phone as his is past it.

Pootles2010 Tue 03-Nov-15 08:46:20

Whats budget? If you can afford it, a specialist cookery course would be great! well thats what i want anyway Maybe a fish-based course so he can cook his catch?

NeededANameChangeAnyway Tue 03-Nov-15 08:53:05

Some excellent ideas here! The vinyl subscription would be a great one for my dh.
Not on the high street have some beard care stuff - hops based if your dh likes beer flavoured stuff.

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