Great presents for the men in your lives...

(37 Posts)
Jessica78 Mon 21-Aug-17 23:12:29


Trying to think about gifts for my DP, my Dad & my brother! So I was wondering what were the best gifts that the male of the species in your lives have received in the past...

I've asked my DP & he has said National Trust membership, a Spicery subscription, an Alessi Bottle Opener shaped like a parrot, a frame for a vinyl record, a mini tyre inflator compressor thing.

My brother coveted some Star Wars Golf Balls from TaylorMade,

Both my Dad and DP I bought Paul Smith wallets for about 10 years ago & they are still going strong.

My Grandad has loved his weather station.

So I'm wondering what have been popular gifts for the men in your family?

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tootsieglitterballs Tue 22-Aug-17 08:57:03

A watch box... that went down very well!

Books books and a few more books!

WaxOnFeckOff Tue 22-Aug-17 13:23:47

Razor or real ale subscriptions.

wheresmyliveship Tue 22-Aug-17 14:48:51

Bbq smoker and BBQ tools in a nice box...won't be living up to that one again.

LittleMissBrainy Tue 22-Aug-17 14:58:32

The best present I got my dad was a nespresso machine. He loves it!!
Brother loves old books
DH is definitely the hardest of the three as if he wants something he just buys it so will watch this thread with interest!

Sundaylunchhappy Tue 22-Aug-17 16:57:16

Books, posh walking socks, a particular brand of Cypriot brandy that I can never find until January!

BikeRunSki Tue 22-Aug-17 19:35:23

I love posh walking socks!!!

I give the significant men in my life an engraved leatherman multitool for significant birthdays - DNephs all had them for their 18ths, DBro for his 50th, DH for his 40th.

These informative mugs go down well too, for the type of people who have everything. You can have messaged put on the handles.


BikeRunSki Tue 22-Aug-17 19:37:54

DH says that his AeroPress Coffee Maker with Tote Storage Bag ink{ Aeropress} is the best present I have ever given him. (And completely selfless because I don't drink coffee]].

BikeRunSki Tue 22-Aug-17 19:38:44

Erm.., AeroPress Coffee Maker with Tote Storage Bag ink{ Aeropress}

QuiteLikely5 Tue 22-Aug-17 19:40:03

Cuff links? A costa coffee machine

SpanishFly Tue 22-Aug-17 20:37:26

Record player. Best gift of last Xmas. My DS has started buying vinyl too as it's readily available again. You can get decent ones for 50 quid

Wheelycote Tue 22-Aug-17 20:41:00

Parking get ideas as I'm stuck on ideas for DP

twinklestar2 Tue 22-Aug-17 20:49:09

Tiffany cufflinks and a Private Eye subscription have gone down well here!

Chewiecat Tue 22-Aug-17 20:50:51

I always get my DH lego sets but ever since we had the cat, it's a no go

Unicorn81 Tue 22-Aug-17 20:52:37

Dad and dp loved coffee machines, dad got great slippers and loves them. Brother nice aftershave set like Abercrombie. Food hampers go down well too

twinklestar2 Tue 22-Aug-17 20:57:15

DH loved the L'Occitane gift set I got him last year.

MuddlingThroughLife Tue 22-Aug-17 21:23:14

Dh loved his dolce gusto coffee machine a few years ago. Last year he loved a picture I had made of him and ds. It's a caricature style picture of them wearing each other's footie tops (they support different teams).

ridingsixwhitehorses Tue 22-Aug-17 23:52:19

I say this on these threads every year but DH loved the meat tenderiser I got him one year.

Sundaylunchhappy Wed 23-Aug-17 09:03:36

Yes to lego, my dh (who claims to be a grown up) was batting his eyelashes at me regarding the lego Christmas village and steam train sets last night.

I'm done with belts/hankies/tie pins for him now, so lego, a wholesale sized box of mars bars, new book and bottle of brandy it is.

SlayeroftheVampyres Wed 23-Aug-17 09:22:31

- Little Meccano sets for DH to build on Christmas morning
- Gadgets: sound bar, whizzy mouse, new graphics card, monitor, tablet, headphones, etc.
- Cooking things: fancy pots (Le Creuset), very sharp knives, posh olive oil
- new computer chair
- Trainers / boots

eyebrowsonfleek Wed 23-Aug-17 09:39:22

My teen ds surpringly really enjoyed his set of screwdrivers.

ScrunchyBook Wed 23-Aug-17 09:44:41

Sundaylunchhappy you have just sorted the Christmas present for my DH - he loves Lego, he loves steam trains. Thank you!

Sundaylunchhappy Wed 23-Aug-17 10:10:21

My pleasure ScrunchyBook I feel like the more we fret over personalised golf balls and leather wash bags, the further we get from what (in my case) men really want!

SpanishFly Wed 23-Aug-17 10:55:04

I can't abide "men" gift sections in the shops. Surely men don't just want steering wheel covers etc??

PS if he commutes, get him a nice photo thermal mug for taking a coffee on the train

twinklestar2 Wed 23-Aug-17 12:54:29

Reece's Pieces hamper also good for my DH!

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