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What do people buy their husbands for Christmas?!

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timeisnotaline Thu 19-Oct-17 08:44:54

Every year I'm stuck on this one. We may do a budget solution this year and get ourselves a couple things we want like a nice grill pan but I'd still like to get him something ... not a very materialistic guy, likes sports, reads a bit, loves musical theatre...

GinYummy Thu 19-Oct-17 08:58:43

I am buying mine a voucher for a day at a local French cookery school, aftershave, fancy chocolate and a few books. Everything will be consumed or passed on hopefully. I am tired of clutter! It's bad enough with the dc sad

mrsnec Thu 19-Oct-17 08:58:58

I've just got mine a novelty t-shirt and a rugby ball from his favourite team. Replica shirts are too expensive. I will get him some nice booze nearer the time. One of our supermarkets did personalized whisky last year and I hope they do it again.

We bought ourselvs a nice grill pan last year. Might get a pizza stone this year.

Bought my dsf Tom Hanks collection of short stories. Would that be any good?

2014newme Thu 19-Oct-17 09:02:28

We're buying a joint gift of a holiday at center parcs just after Xmas

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Thu 19-Oct-17 09:03:31

In the past I've bought nice polo shirts, theatre tickets, a trip to Vienna, a sat nav, and for tickets. This year I'm struggling but may buy him an iPod.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Thu 19-Oct-17 09:03:49

*gig tickets.

VanGoghsLeftEar Thu 19-Oct-17 09:04:44

Wr are trying to declutter so I may get him a pampering sesh at a local posh barbers. They have vouchers for hot shaves etc. He also loves to cook so I may get him something for that.

MagicFajita Thu 19-Oct-17 09:04:49

If I'm out of ideas I just buy a mixture of things - some of his favourite treat toiletries, a voucher for his favourite clothes shop etc. The more practical the better!

1stTimeMama Thu 19-Oct-17 09:09:44

I'm getting Paul Heaton gig tickets, a smoothie/juice maker, nice organic coffee and dark chocolate and obviously new boxers.

In the past he's had a Fitbit, a Kindle, sporting equipment or accessories, hobby related bits etc.

Natsku Thu 19-Oct-17 09:12:25

No idea, I asked him what he wants and he said razor blades - he has no imagination!

littlebird77 Thu 19-Oct-17 09:13:05

Experiences are better than gifts. I doubt he needs very much and choosing clothes can be a minefield.
A wonderful experience for to share. Christmas is really about the dc in our house, we always enjoy a romantic christmas eve and open presents and drink champagne then once they are asleep. The actual day is all about the little ones smile

Grimmfebruary Thu 19-Oct-17 09:13:18

We don't usually bother as his birthday is November and kids get priority, but I've seen a shower speaker (he likes to listen to music in the shower and sing along) that I'm going to get, t shirt/accessories from his favourite designer brand, sweeties and usually something related to his car as it is a classic vehicle that needs a lot of TLC and maintainence.

Bobbins43 Thu 19-Oct-17 09:13:32

I don’t think they make iPods any more...

Books. Socks. Cuff links. Handkerchiefs. A framed print? Or a framed poster of his favourite film?

RosyPony Thu 19-Oct-17 09:15:16

Pants, socks and some very nice alcohol.

I've also arranged baby sitter and booked restaurants for us to have date nights.

RosyPony Thu 19-Oct-17 09:15:41

I got mine a iPod last year!

2014newme Thu 19-Oct-17 09:17:04

I'd feel like my dhs mother if I bought him socks and hankies. Nobody really wants those things as gifts do they.

DinosaurSex Thu 19-Oct-17 13:28:37

My husband is a strange beast - he always asks for (and genuinely appreciates) socks!

Luckily we share a hobby* so Christmas is normally pretty easy as I get him stuff for that. In addition he normally gets games, books, movies, tshirts or gadgets - I seriously lack imagination. He’s appreciated Lego in the past but with a 2 year old in the house i don’t dare anymore.

*hobby is wargaming. Not mysterious at all, just seriously geeky.

lostlalaloopsy Thu 19-Oct-17 15:15:22

I'm getting him a Fitbit and probably a football top!! I am exceptionally bad at getting him gifts so feel quite proud that I've already thought of something!!

gamerchick Thu 19-Oct-17 15:20:45

An Xbox game that I can’t get till nearer the time and I think I’ll get him a new football top. He doesn’t want to do presents this year but i cant do it grin ill just give them from the kids.

PolkaDottyRose Thu 19-Oct-17 15:21:02

I decided this year not to buy anything (it's also his birthday in December), I am going to take him away for a few days instead. Hopefully make some nice memories instead. I have been desperately materialistic my whole life, which I deeply regret. I hope trying to make memories will last longer. I don't mean that to sound desperately worthy, I mean it as a polemic against myself and my years of total silliness.

Prusik Thu 19-Oct-17 15:22:39

I think I'll get dh a nice bottlee of whiskey this year

Anecdoche Thu 19-Oct-17 15:25:12

Mine gets cologne for birthday and christmas every year. Boring but he likes to wear it and it's either that or he buys it himself and I have to get presents too! grin

Theworldisfullofidiots Thu 19-Oct-17 15:25:55

1/2 a dishwasher smile

MardAsSnails Thu 19-Oct-17 15:32:09

It's our birthdays in November and December and our anniversary in Jan. So we usually go away somewhere as our 'present' for all things, with a small thing to open on Christmas Day (usually a t shirt or something)

ACurlyWurly Thu 19-Oct-17 15:36:17

nothing to add but I read this as 'Where do people buy their husbands for Christmas?'
Visions of people lining up at the checkout with men in shrink wrap!

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