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lemonslemonslemons Mon 14-Dec-15 19:22:16

Please help! I had spoken to DH who said he would let me know why he wanted for Christmas. I told him what I wanted (it costs £50), but he came up with nothing for himself. Budget it up to £100. He initially suggested a skydive but they are really expensive! He then suggested an amp for his bass, or a new waterproof jacket, or a penknife, or a remote controlled aeroplane...
...he is the kind of guy who is happy to go without, doesn't really buy himself much and can't think of anything that he REALLY wants. He said to me tonight that maybe I could just surprise him (he hates it when I say that to him!). Well, I've already got him a remote control helicopter (£12) and a bottle of cinnamon JD (£18) because he's been wanting to try it.

Do you have any suggestions? What are you getting your other halves??

I have got DH:
2 ties from the Jaegar outlet
A DVD boxset from his wishlist
Killer sudoku book
Coffee syrups
A book
"Hulk" pyjama trousers
A t-shirt
Probably some beer...

Last year, he got a nice watch, a CD, a coffee syrup, & a bottle of nice aftershave.

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:31:18

Yours sounds outdoorsy.. does he cycle? I bought mine a really good pair of winter cycling gloves a couple of years ago with removable silk inners.. they were a hit..

he has a bread baking dome and other baking stuff coming this year.. oh and socks, jumper, sweeties , books cds etc (oh and some jazzy swimming shorts as he needs them for his hols and much better than the old ones he insists on wearing each year )

lemonslemonslemons Mon 14-Dec-15 19:36:31

Thanks for that! Yeah he is outdoorsy and did cycle a lot last year but not so much now!! I'm thinking to get a penknife and a few other little bits perhaps. Gah. Men are so tough to buy for! I wish Fleetwood Mac were touring, he's desperate to see them live!

drinkyourmilk Mon 14-Dec-15 19:37:06

My husband has got a racing licence starter pack, the official 2015 mille miglia book (we saw it this year ), and a barn finds book.
I'm probably going to get him some new jeans too.
I've also done him a stocking with some silly bits in: loose leaf tea, tea stewing thing, socks, back scratcher, twix bars, radio controlled car,

Is he doing something else instead of cycling? Maybe something for whatever his new hobby is - if it's only been less than a year, is he fully kitted out for the new hobby?

Safety equipment for if he's going far afield - check out your local camping shop?

gBean Mon 14-Dec-15 19:43:36

You can get a decent Swiss Army knife and have his name put on the handle - I did that for mine a few years ago and he loves it

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:43:41

walking boots?

defineme Mon 14-Dec-15 19:44:10

Why don't you get him a jacket from mountain warehouse or some where similar-so many bargains and then get him indoor skydiving experience -it's hilarious if not quite as dramatic as the real thing!

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:46:17

and a torch ( all men love torches !! grin.. Oh, yes they do .. )

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:48:24

.. in fact now I've thought of it i'm just off to buy my 3 year old grandson a torch.. (they are never too young - or old- for a nice torch..) smile

superbfairywren Mon 14-Dec-15 19:49:00

I've got dh a new watch, socks, bubble bath(he loves baths but wouldn't buy it himself),a wallet ninja, t shirts, a new jumper/fleece, some pork pulling claw things and an arduino car kit. Might also get him some nice gin and beer. Skydives are expensive! I looked a few years ago for someone's present and couldn't believe it. Could you get him a different experience, some are cheaper?

1122christy Mon 14-Dec-15 19:55:06

Iv got mine - beer from brewhive (3 different types of beer 24 bottles for £19)
A virtual reality headset thing from Amazon £12 (VR kit V2)
A book called vargics miscellany of curious maps ( Amazon £12)
Superdry tshirt from Superdry outlet store on eBay. £14
Cineworld Xmas box - 2 cinema tickets, 2 pop corns, 2 chocolates and 2 drinks £20

I looked at goape for him aswell. It might be something your husband would like? I think it was £39 for a treetop walk thing. So not quite a skydive but something adventurous and cheaper. They have other things too.

Misty9 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:55:40

Mine is similarly impossible to buy for op. So I've got him:
A book about family outdoor adventures
An arcade machine thing for iPad
Peanuts Dvd
Halloumi cheese making kit

I'm quite excited about the last thing as he loves cheese...just hope he loves making it!

I've still got to get him Stocking bits and he hates novelty tat...

Misty9 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:57:27

Ooh uno, that's a good shout for his Stocking smile

Chelsea26 Mon 14-Dec-15 20:03:48

I've got my DH a Fitbit, some zip up headphones as he always breaks his, a wallet ninja, a Star Wars t shirt and some chocolate. I still need to get him something else and I don't know what. Last year his favourite present was a onesie - it was a bit of a joke but it is so cosy and he loves it!

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Dec-15 20:08:27

Leatherman multitool

clam Mon 14-Dec-15 20:11:33

I've also got my dh a Fitbit (want to prove to him that he gets more sleep than he reckons he does), some digital kitchen scales, a Michael McIntyre DVD, a 'Find My Keys' keyring and will probably also get him some more single malt whisky. Plus a few bits and pieces to open, as he likes unwrapping things! He's mentioned some gym stuff to wear, plus nice shirts.

ontheginalready Mon 14-Dec-15 20:13:30

I have got my dh a voucher for clay pigeon shooting. All our friends have bought one for their husbands so they can have a day out together. Do you have anyone he could do an activity with?
I have also got him pants, socks, the new terry Pratchett, a bike repair kit, some Boden pj's and a light weight fleece. He is a lucky boy this year!

TotalConfucius Mon 14-Dec-15 20:34:42

I've got mine a self-assembly aviary for the garden. First we'll have all the assembling, then the painting and varnishing, then the perch and box arranging, then the stocking with birds, then the hours spent watching the birds. I shall hardly see him. Isn't that great!
I've also got him a colouring book and felt pens for the odd moment when he's in the house, don't want him doing silly stuff like starting conversations with me.
And a fleecy warm gilet to encourage him back out to the garden because, really, he's better off in the garden (where I'm not).

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 20:40:13

I like the idea of the Halloumi cheese making kit!

Ive also got my DH some olives infused in Gin (from Waitrose in the refrigerated deli section - they have them in nice jars right now, also other sorts also ) ive wrapped them in a festive polythene bag and they are currently stowed at the back of the fridge (he wont look there )

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 20:42:28

Total Fine idea! you should get him a shed and a nice armchair and DAB radio for it also!!

Laska5772 Mon 14-Dec-15 20:55:08

good stuff for stockings here
and for chilli lovers Scorchio I've bought lots off them before ( we are chilli heads in this household) Really good website and fast delivery

I have also bought stuff for DS (25) here Plain Lazy

lemonslemonslemons Mon 14-Dec-15 22:07:19

Oh my gosh you are all amazing! Thank you for such incredible ideas! I'm quite excited to browse the Internet and get shopping tomorrow!

Wenchelda Mon 14-Dec-15 22:46:23

I was going to suggest indoor skydiving too but someone up thread beat me to it. I've done it and it's great fun, my 65y old mum did it this year and my 3yo dd wants to do it as soon as she is old enough (next year) so it's a good one for all ages.

They have venues at Milton Keynes, Manchester and somewhere else (Winchester?) so hopefully one not too far away.

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