Page 5 | The “I don’t need anything” husband gift thread

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LongPauseNoAnswer Sat 03-Oct-20 20:10:44

Does anyone else have a DH who is practically impossible to buy for? He doesn’t need anything, doesn’t want anything and I have no clue what to get him.

He doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t like sports. He sounds horrifically boring but he’s not I swear grin

What are you getting your impossible to buy for DH?

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ningaj Mon 12-Oct-20 09:16:02

My DH is notoriously hard to buy for!! This year I'm getting him a piece of Noel Fielding art.

My Mum got him a framed renaissance picture of our pet parrot for his birthday (tomorrow). Sounds weird but I know he's going to love it!!

Appuskidu Mon 12-Oct-20 09:34:53

I’ve posted on another thread about this but presume they are a rubbish idea! I was going to get DH some nice Corrymoor socks for ‘outdoor pursuits‘ but the reply I had said they were scratchy and overpriced! Can anyone recommend any good warm outdoor socks for a DH who’s a pain to buy for!!

FlaviaAlbiaWantsLangClegBack Mon 12-Oct-20 10:34:22

Bridgedales are hard to beat Appuskidu. I've got a pair that's been worn loads over about 20 years and they're still going too grin

GinAtMerlottes Mon 12-Oct-20 18:57:18

Things I have bought the tricky men in my life this year so far.....
Dock and bay beach towel
Aspinall travel wallet
Bamboo socks
Dirt bike experience day
Marks and Spencer’s PJs/“leisure wear”
Sub to Private Eye
Ugg gloves
Red wine
Various special nibbles..... chocolate ginger, nut brittle, chocolate Brazils,

katy1213 Mon 12-Oct-20 19:00:44

Honestly, when I say I don't want anything - I mean I don't want anything. Especially vouchers for some experience I don't want to do!

Trumpton Mon 12-Oct-20 21:25:11


These socks are amazing . Locally produced to me . I have just messaged her to ask if she sends off island .
I buy them for my son in law and he really rates them . Says they are the best in the world .
They look about the same price as the Corrymoor and are NOT scratchy .


copperoliver Mon 12-Oct-20 21:30:37

Mines exactly the same. Drives me mad. X

Ihatesandwiches Mon 12-Oct-20 21:33:00

I read this thread a while back. On the advice of posters, I upgraded something DP had already for his birthday. I bought him 2 pairs of PJs. He was totally thrilled! And has thrown out some elderly pj tops and bottoms. In his head, Christmas and birthday mean new pjs, socks and boxers. And that is what he wants, lol. I'm OK with that!

SuperFairy Tue 13-Oct-20 11:44:50

Last year I bought DH a book all about Chillis 🌶 and a selection of seeds, went down a storm and he’s really enjoyed growing his chillis this year!

I too upgrade his clothes at Christmas, he never buys for himself.

This year I’m going to get him a make your own chorizo kit and a mini whisky barrel (cos he saw one on The Repair Shop and said “ooh that’s cool” 😀

GinFuzzy Tue 13-Oct-20 18:20:04

My Husband has his Birthday on Xmas Eve! So double the fun. Every year he gets boxers/socks and loungewear, sweets, a nice bottle of wine, toiletries etc...
Magazine subscriptions have gone down well, as do weekends away but that's not really an option this year, one gift I've put together is a book of local walks, with walking socks and a water bottle... so we can get out with the dog more.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Wed 14-Oct-20 09:02:26

Thanks to a mention on another forum, I’m getting him DVDs of series 1-6 of Spiral (Engrenages) the excellent (subtitled) French police drama. One series which we really enjoyed was previously on BBC 4 but the others aren’t available on Netflix etc.
Dh is always keen on improving his French, so that’s a bonus. 🙂🎄

crochetmonkey74 Wed 14-Oct-20 12:56:02

Would he like a 'stocking' of smaller gifts?

I'm thinking socks, choc, deodorant, aftershave, t shirt, a magazine- sort of all those useful things but then also some silly fun things

CoffeeChocolateWine Fri 16-Oct-20 18:47:30

Just coming back to this thread as it was DH’s birthday and the belt I mentioned upthread was a big hit. He’s quite a keen cyclist and this belt is made from recycled inner tubes. They do other things like wash bags, wallets too. Anyway he liked it so much he’s getting another one to give to his brother (also a keen cyclist) for Christmas! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that!

The website is

Martinisarebetterdirty Sat 17-Oct-20 10:48:59

@Appuskidu second Bridgedale socks if you haven’t already bought some - they genuinely last and are fantastic.

Yorkshirelass04 Sat 17-Oct-20 11:13:07

This thread is going to be a godsend!

Does anyone recommend a posh food deli type hamper delivery service?

Jimmychoo69 Sat 17-Oct-20 11:29:17

I have ordered for my husband, a food hamper from Harvey Nichols. They have free delivery on hampers at the moment.. He is a real foodie, so hoping this goes down well.

hitchhikingghost Sat 17-Oct-20 12:29:54

@CatbearAmo I bought Moana t-shirts on redbubble, there were some nice more subtle ones there. 🙂

Oysterbabe Sat 17-Oct-20 15:38:58

Following this thread for my impossible to buy for DH. Main issues are he is incredibly picky, I could never ever buy him clothes because the chance they would fit exactly as he wants and he would like every detail is miniscule, and he buys anything he wants for himself.
He likes sports and gin. I feel like I have exhausted the options for these gifts over the years.

Oysterbabe Sat 17-Oct-20 16:14:44

I just looked at the online shop for his preferred football club and bought a few little bits from there. It's a start at least.

SuperFairy Mon 19-Oct-20 13:31:25

Depending on budget another idea is a session in a Boeing 737 simulator, my DH bought me one last year and I’ve not used it yet (Covid) but am booked in for November, I can’t wait!

Laufeythejust Mon 19-Oct-20 13:33:02

I’ve just ordered a nespresso advent calendar for mine and one of those milk frother things.

FlaviaAlbiaWantsLangClegBack Mon 19-Oct-20 14:06:36

Oh, that's a good one Laufey I missed the Pact one so I'll get that instead.

IDontMindMarmite Mon 19-Oct-20 16:31:28

I just found this belt which is perfect for my DH who is keen on cycling.

beela Mon 19-Oct-20 16:49:50

@sueelleker I'm considering getting a weighted blanket for my dh too, he has never slept well and I don't think the current situation is helping matters sad

danidella Mon 19-Oct-20 16:51:42

Ive been struggling last year and this year with what to get DH for Christmas. Luckily I've seen a book that he might fancy. We are due a baby in the next few weeks so been looking at nee daddy gifts and have ordered him this t-shirt and vest as he works in IT. He did mention he would like to try something from Hotel Chocolat so defo getting something from there

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