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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DaydreamingDay Fri 27-Dec-19 15:43:36

My DH was mad about the lock picking set...sat and worked with it and already he can open a number of different padlocks in a matter of seconds. He loved it. Many, many thanks to the poster who suggested it.

Thenagainmaybenot Thu 26-Dec-19 14:47:40

Lock picking set was a big hit!

cheesenpickles Wed 25-Dec-19 16:34:19

How did everybody's gifts go down? Dh was over the moon with the sketchbook project. smile Best reaction I could have hoped for.

NemophilistRebel Tue 17-Dec-19 17:14:03

The heel tread socks are arrived

They are a thing of beauty. My petrol head husband will love them

Thanks for the suggestion!

wishingyouluck Sat 14-Dec-19 19:23:13

We didn't want to buy extra bits and bobs this year so I have bought my dp some clothes & shoes he needed but also half an acre of rainforest as a charity donation in his name. We have been really enlightened by recent documentaries on the destruction of the rainforest so I know he will be really pleased with it. The Charity was World Land Trust and you get a certificate with however much land you have hopefully protected!

Octothorpe Sat 14-Dec-19 19:01:47

I've pretty much finished buying for Dh but happened to spot something I knew he'd like.....a mini raclette set - he loves cheese and especially raclette, so I thought this would be worth a try. It's not super-expensive anyway.


Dangerfloof Sat 14-Dec-19 15:50:31

I have a really difficult to buy for man. Generally he buys what he wants when he wants/needs.
So far and probably finished now. A signed book from favourite author, not as expensive as I thought it might be from based in NY but send anywhere in the world. The one I bought with shipping ( they paid fees for customs) around 50 quid, signed with my choice of wording by the actual author. I reckon that's a steal tbh
Some socks
A bottle of naked grouse was on offer on Amazon not sure if it still is a pencil with spirit level in it. Kind of a joke present.
A few tshirts from various sites

LifeOfBriony Sat 14-Dec-19 13:23:04

Some great ideas here, thank you.

I rarely buy for DH now as he is difficult to buy for. But I have my dad, brothers and DS to buy for so thanks for the suggestions.

The pocket compass mentioned a few pages back has sold out but I have found similar on Amazon.

I'm considering a gin taster set or flavoured gin for DBro and/or a distillery tour - the distillery is in Oxford:

For DDad, the family are contributing to a large button simple mobile phone - there are some in Argos.

LynnShelley Fri 13-Dec-19 22:43:59

The game 'Sequence' is brilliant. Glass of wine, some good friends make for a great evening.

whyamidoingthis Fri 13-Dec-19 12:43:22

Possibly a bit niche, but I'm getting I am the Border, So I Am by BorderIrish, for dh.

Basically, the Irish border has a very successful twitter account since the brexit referendum and (s)he has now written a book

lucysmam Thu 12-Dec-19 21:48:48

Many thanks to the poster who recommended the 'So You Think You Know Everything' book waaaaaaay back on somewhere around page 4; I've been struggling to think of something for my Dad & that and The Escape Book (that came up a couple down the page when I searched the first one) are right up his street!

Just need some small food treat to go with it maybe fsmile

Has anyone on here bought a nice men's watch for somewhere around the £30 mark?

Cheeseboardcriminal Thu 12-Dec-19 20:58:25

DP I have bought an hours flying lesson in a 4 seater plane. He loves planes and I am excited to go up with him.

2 pairs of trainers

A book of trainers (he is obsessed with a particular brand)

Flavoured vodkas


From this thread I have added the ninja wallet tool and a sound wave keyring of our song.

InTheShadowOfTheMushroomCloud Thu 12-Dec-19 20:24:11

DH has already had a new telly....I was quite happy with our 21" one but he NEEDED a bigger I said he could get a massive 34" one...he wanted it as his Christmas present .....🤨

To open I have got him...

A new screwdriver set.
Books - pocket guides for foraging and trees, Viz annual and the repair shop book.
Chocolate for his stocking.

He is a lucky boy...

CaptainMax Thu 12-Dec-19 20:15:36

I had a read through the posts and will offer a few recommendations based upon what I have seen and maybe they will help someone!

Wet shaving:

I have a collection of DE Razors and this is simply the best!!

Bluetooth Earphones: If they are sports (running esp. or cycling) then
I use these for running and they are great for the job!

I must say, these are also shockingly good for the price!

Mens bracelt!! pig and hen

fountain Pen: well they can of course cost from v. cheap to thousands .. but a rather nice little stocking filler is the wonderful TWSBI ..

Wallet: A secrid is great!

for reference, I am 49 and would happily receive any/ all of the above!!

masterchef98 Thu 12-Dec-19 20:08:33

@peoplepleaser1 havent read all so might be repeating but while I think on ... do plays bass he just got himself a loop pedal and my friend who plays normal (?) Guitar happened to get one at same time. I dont really know what it is but think it records what you play so you can put different stuff over the top. Bit vague sorry but they were both really happy that they had them.

MummyMayo1988 Thu 12-Dec-19 18:46:17

My DH is soooo hard to buy for because he NEVER asks for anything. Not even a casual; "Oh that's nice!' 😭
However there are a few fail saves.
Suits - he LOVES a new suit!
Jeff Banks shirts.
Cufflinks - one year I bought him a proper cufflinks box bc he has sooo many!
M&M's - every year I hunt around for a 1kg bag of them.
Any kind of gadget with buttons or wires 🤷‍♀️😂
Pamper stuff - the proper manly charcoal ones.
Beard wax.

I try to get creative with his gifts. I find is a fantastic place to look for inusual/personalised gifts.

SweetpeaOrMarigold Thu 12-Dec-19 17:41:17

Outdoor security camera. Dull but apparently great.

Whattodowithaminute Thu 12-Dec-19 14:58:02

@mincepiemaven I think I might be adding it to my list!!!

mincepiemaven Thu 12-Dec-19 14:56:40

@Whattodowithaminute buy it for yourself! grin

Whattodowithaminute Thu 12-Dec-19 14:42:30

@cheesenpickles I love the idea of the sketchbook art project so much... desperate to find someone I can gift this to...

Whattodowithaminute Thu 12-Dec-19 14:38:42

Oh thanks to this thread Camembert Baker and mankind box added to the Christmas shopping!

The best present I ever bought wine loving DH was a coravin... he adores it

ajandjjmum Wed 11-Dec-19 12:28:24

The box is large and 'feels' quality - and I know DH will appreciate the list of products, and how much I've saved! grin

Writersblock2 Wed 11-Dec-19 11:51:30

Thank you! It still looks good. I’ll have a think. X

ajandjjmum Wed 11-Dec-19 11:24:00

Here it is Writersblock2
Think there might be a hair product, but amongst all of the others, it might still be worth it for you.

Writersblock2 Wed 11-Dec-19 11:13:18

@ajandjjmum what’s the box like? Any hair care stuff? OH is bald so that would be a waste.

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