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Inspire me, what are you getting your DH/DP? (or give me gift ideas!)

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DinosaursRoar Sat 28-Nov-15 16:46:12

I'm really really struggling for ideas for DH. He doesn't really 'do' clothes shopping, he recently bought himself a new coat in the sale which was the only thing he needed. He's in to cycling, but seriously and the kit he likes is bloody expensive is pretty specialised and I'm unlikely to get it right (plus he's being sponsored this year so is getting lots of freebies).

For last birthday I got him cufflinks (managed to get some made that were special to him), last Christmas a watch, and birthday before I got a framed print of the lyrics to his favourite song.

I'm all out of ideas - so shamelessly hoping to steal yours!

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Sat 28-Nov-15 17:08:57

Ive got DH a game and Star Wars BB8 controller for his Xbox, a pair of Beats earphones and a wee Kindle Fire.

Can you tell he's a gadget geek? grin

Chloenewoneagain Sat 28-Nov-15 17:11:52

Getting him a ps4 game and making him a sweeties/chocolate/crap hamper and hiding the game at the bottom, gunna kid in I can't afford it and surprise him*

*if I dont Spoilt it like every year and tell him before then grin

I got him a coat but decided to give it to him a couple of weeks ago, as it was really cold and his coat was old and thin (never buys himself clothes). So now I have virtually nothing!

A book (the new Galbraith)
A CD (Oasis)
A water bottle and some gels etc for runnning
A jumper

That's it so far. Will get him some beer and some foodie stuff, maybe some jeans (he has two ancient pairs and claims not to need any) and maybe some trainers.

Love the lyrics print idea btw - where did you get it?

HappyHippyChick Sat 28-Nov-15 17:31:57

A "beer for a year" subscription (12 bottles of beer delivered 4 times in the year", with a book (1001 beers to drink before you die") and a personalised beer glass. Spot the theme!

patterkiller Sat 28-Nov-15 17:33:10

Are you married to my DH. So hard to buy for. I managed to get Dynamo arena tickets this year as he loves the tv shows. I have in the past took him to Rugby matches with overnight stay, comedian shows again in a different city. He likes his cycling stuff but is very particular so experiences rather than things tend to get a warmer welcome.

2 ties from Jaeger outlet
A dvd box set from his wishlist
Pyjama trousers with cartoon characters on
Killer sudoku book
2 bottles of coffee syrup

Last year it was a fancy watch, coffee syrup & beer.

TooMuchFuckingPerspective Sat 28-Nov-15 17:34:57

Besides a blow job? 😀
Table tennis table.

DinosaursRoar Sat 28-Nov-15 17:38:57

Remus - I got it from a local woman who does them via facebook, not sure if she delivers nationwide, will see if I can find her FB page.

thank you for the ideas, nothing grabbing me so far that would suit. sad

esiotrot2015 Sat 28-Nov-15 17:40:34

Kindle fire

Indiana Jones on DVD

HelenaJustina Sat 28-Nov-15 17:53:42

Ticket (just the one, expensive!) to see Chris Hadfield speak. He spotted it and said it would be amazing so I booked it next day. Will probably get him Hadfield's 2 books as well.

DinosaursRoar Sat 28-Nov-15 18:06:10

right, have just found a website called "Look Mum, no Hands!" and found podium pants - which fits the cycling themed without being cycling, but that means that's my 'novelty gift' bit sorted, need to get something proper around the £30 - 40 mark... hmm, he's annoyingly tricky to buy for.

DS is helping and thinks Daddy needs a new keyring, apparently a lego one, his friends at work will be jealous....

LadyintheRadiator Sat 28-Nov-15 18:07:57

A small digital radio for work

Err other than that no idea. He never wants anything. I admire that for 10 months of the year but at birthdays and Christmas it annoys me wink

Gobletofgin Sat 28-Nov-15 18:40:17

My DH helpfully does a Pinterest board for me grin
He is having some traditional shaving stuff, alcohol and a portable speaker thing. I have also got stocking fillers like mini whiskeys, new tie, Christmas socks, favourite chocs.

NewMrsX Sat 28-Nov-15 19:53:33

I never know what to get DH so just get 'bits'

So far I've got...
Luther series 1-3
Ransom dvd cus he's been looking for it for ages
Molten Brown shower gel
Wallet ninja
Timberland wallet with with photo of our new baby in
Nanoblocks locomotive
Choc orange
Daddy socks
Personalised moon and back keyring from baby

dementedma Sat 28-Nov-15 19:55:42

Boring as always - football PC game, football book, football DVD....yawn

Mydearchild Sat 28-Nov-15 20:00:33

I have a dh who is into triathlons and also likes expensive cycling gear. I have got him to write me a list of items he would like for me to choose from. He ran the Great Wall of china marathon this year so I'm getting his medal and photos professionally framed as a keepsake. What about books? Dh has asked for a load of cycling ones. Then there's running kit....!

Allgunsblazing Sat 28-Nov-15 20:06:02

Blue tooth speakers and some chocolate.

zipzap Sat 28-Nov-15 20:21:53

I'm getting dh a unicycle - they're about £60 and a 'how to unicycle' book - could tie into his love of cycling but with jokes attached (I could only afford half a bike grin) and be a different challenge.

He's also getting a cluedo game from Bletchley park, some Xmas beer, a desk pad, some books and music, and a globe that's been covered in blackboard paint with just thin country outlines on and a pack of chalk to plot dream journeys, previous travels, and whatever else takes his fancy (I think he will love doing this with the dc). Finally a toy camper van and a bottle of baby bio to help it 'grow' into a full sized one as I can't afford the real thing...

Plus if your dh loves cycling, I've seen some beautiful prints recently that have been done really beautifully of famous cycle competitions. And I think they might even be able to do them of your own (well your dh's!) favourite cycle if you know the route. Will try to dig out if interested.

DinosaursRoar Sat 28-Nov-15 20:30:55

A Unicycle!!! what a fabulous idea! Oooh, if I can't think of anything else, it might well be a goer!

Also the idea of a framed photo, he won a gold medel at the track masters this year, might be worth seeing if I can get one of the professional photos and get it framed with his medal, although might be a bit too "look at me!!!" for his liking.

SymphonyofShadows Sat 28-Nov-15 22:26:50

I have a friend who has had a unicycle for a couple of years, he is really good on it now.

I was going to get DP some Dr Martens. 'For Life', which they repair indefinitely but ended up getting him a Crombie overcoat

BlueChampagne Sat 28-Nov-15 23:23:54

My birthday and DH's are close together in tHesummer, so we bought ourselves a croquet set, to take to the local park. It's quite weighty,no DH is getting a trolley (storage and transport) for Christmas. Enjoyed by 3 generations at once.

BlueChampagne Sat 28-Nov-15 23:24:58

Are Sustrans maps worth a looked for a cyclist?

SummerNights1986 Sun 29-Nov-15 00:20:24

We only really do a few token gifts at Xmas for each other.

So far, I've got:

A Wallet Ninja (fantastic little gadget - would recommend having a look)

A copy of the Whisky Bible 2016 by Jim Murray (I think is his name). I'm currently struggling to source a bottle of the number 1 whisky though, which I know he would love and is relatively cheap...but it's Canadian and as the book is new it's sold out everywhere.

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