Can we have a men’s gifts thread

(264 Posts)
Barbarara Tue 05-Nov-19 11:11:19

There are often threads asking for ideas for specific men and I’ve often picked up a good idea from them. I thought it might be useful to have a general one to share ideas of what we’re buying, hits and misses of previous years.
So far...
dh is getting clothes, new belt (sounds dull but he’s very particular and it took me a while to track down the exact one so he’ll appreciate the effort, and his current one is looking worn), a magnetic wristband (so I don’t have to hunt for missing screws) and Bluetooth earphones
Df will be getting sports dvds
Dfil is getting a weatherstick and toffee that you break with a hammer and possibly a wireless bird box or a trip on a steam train/canal boat (still thinking about this)

I’ve had success in previous years with grid it for both men and women, and with thin optics tiny reading glasses. Though it took a bit of convincing to give them a go, both dh and fil love them.

Sugru went down like a lead balloon here though it gets recommended a lot, and I’d quite like some myself.

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SmileCheese Tue 05-Nov-19 11:16:28

Every man and women for that matter who I have brought a wallet ninja for is still using it to this day so I would certainly recommend it as a gift. grin

I've also had some recent success with novelty pizza socks which came in a pizza box and were very good quality.

Woodlandwitch Tue 05-Nov-19 11:48:38

Wireless headphones

gigglingHyena Tue 05-Nov-19 15:27:31

I clearly have the tricky Dh who has never used his wallet ninja or grid it. We do use sugary but it has a fairly short use by date so we tend only to buy as we need it.

He did like the rack of tiny boxes for organising his work bench and velcro cable ties. Chocolate of some sort is always a good call, along with beer and coffee.

This year he'll be getting a belt made from recycled bike inner tube www.cycleofgood.com/

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Tue 05-Nov-19 18:25:39

This is on my list of potential presents for an 'impossible-to-find-original-sciencey-presents-for' 20something!

"From Science Fiction To Science Fact"
by Joel Levy

How sci-fi ideas inspired real life technology we use now.
For those into all that, I'd imagine it appealing to any age group from teens up.

www.lovereading.co.uk/book/9780233006093/isbn/From-Science-Fiction-to-Science-Fact-by-Joel-Levy.html

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Tue 05-Nov-19 18:28:35

* Obviously I do realise it's a book not only for men, before I get told so!

PristineCondition Tue 05-Nov-19 19:45:11

Dp and bil are getting cow footstools and Snaffling pig pork scratchings Jar

No idea on anything else yet, need some sort of toy for dp to stop him nicking the kids grin

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Waterloosunsets Tue 05-Nov-19 19:49:24

Owww great thread, thank you. I'm honking to get Dh earphones to wear swimming. Can anyone recommend a good pair?

Waterloosunsets Tue 05-Nov-19 19:49:55

* hoping not honking grin

dementedma Tue 05-Nov-19 19:53:50

Whats a wallet ninja and sugru? So far have a dressing gown for dh, totally boring. He will get something to do with beer or diy gadgets or Everton.
Home made fruit gin and wild flower seeds for "green" brother.
Sweets or jumper for dad who has advanced dementia and wont even know what day it is.
Teen DS has bass guitar related stuff, aftershave/ beard oil as he cant make up his mind, and money.

Ouch44 Tue 05-Nov-19 19:57:26

@Pristinecondition what cow footstools please? sound interesting and possible present for my DH

banskuwansku Tue 05-Nov-19 20:18:14

Lego. I can't think anything else. He likes Lego but won't buy it himself. So far he has gotten Lego Apollo, millennium Falcon and BB-8. This year I think I get him Lego Lunar lander that goes nicely together with his Apollo.

cornstarch Tue 05-Nov-19 20:19:52

I think last year someone linked to some socks that had photos printed on them. Does anyone remember these? I can't find them online now

PristineCondition Tue 05-Nov-19 21:11:39

Cow footstool.
Theres loads of different animal ones

Sadik Tue 05-Nov-19 21:20:15

Obviously again equally good for either sex, but a Minirig mini portable bluetooth speaker was a big hit with my DP (was recommended by a friend who does sound as being very good quality for the price, they're also made in the UK which is a nice extra).

QueenOfIce Tue 05-Nov-19 21:21:10

I'm giving a Harry's Christmas shaving kit as stocking fillers for some of the men. (I know how to gift grin)

peoplepleaser1 Tue 05-Nov-19 21:22:59

@dementedma what kind of things are you buying related to Bass guitar? DS (12) plays and is really into his but I don't know what I could get him- probably because it's all unfamiliar to me... He has a guitar and an amp already but I'm not sure what else I could get him?

NatureGal Tue 05-Nov-19 21:23:33

My husband never used his wallet ninja and was unimpressed with the sugru. He has been dropping hints about a watch so probably that for his main present. Books, loves the penguin little classics so will get some more. An opinel knife he loves wood working and use 's them outdoors. Liquorice and a rubiks cube. The best present I ever got him was a leatherman multi tool, he takes it everywhere and used it. Still tells me how much he loved that gift.

northender Tue 05-Nov-19 21:30:22

Just don't have a wallet ninja in your wallet at the airport. Ds loved his & then had it confiscated, never to be seen again.

singingstones Tue 05-Nov-19 21:34:02

@cornstarch
I got these from supersocks.co.uk
(Starring our cat)

Sadik Tue 05-Nov-19 21:35:35

Sugru looks like a great gift for my impossible ex-H. (Who is impossible in the present-giving sense, as well as in various other ways grin )

mariposa23 Tue 05-Nov-19 21:39:41

My DH is impossible to buy for he has everything & isn't into much. He likes motor rods bikes & cycling so I've got him
Motocross clock for his man cake
Bike bag with a puncture & took kit
Personalized wallet
I'm making a photo album for him with pics of him on his bikes & the kids ect
Pants smile necessary item lol
And he will need new trainers by Christmas aswell

Pixie2015 Tue 05-Nov-19 21:43:41

I was think about offering golf lessons but just doing a homemade voucher then if idea isn’t liked could.try a different type of experience day /spa day x

FastAway Tue 05-Nov-19 21:46:05

Allbirds trainers

dementedma Tue 05-Nov-19 21:47:16

@peoplepleaser depends how much you want to spend. DS is nearly 18 and wants to be a pit musician so he's pretty serious about it. He already has 4 basses and would quite like one he's seen for 2.5K!! I think you can imagine my response to that request! So, he has also asked for a new hard shell case, various foot pedals and technical thingies which plug in and do...erm
.stuff! He is getting some fun bass related stuff like a t shirt which says "Lord of the Strings" and a multicolored print of a bass for his wall. For your DS maybe a cool strap for his bass or picks if he uses them.

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