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LikeSilentRaindrops Mon 26-Oct-20 20:54:46

I couldn’t see a thread on this, so thought I’d start one! DH and I do a stocking for each other and I’m totally out of ideas for him this year.

Stocking gifts from previous years that have gone down well include:
Wireless earphones
Wallet buddy
Meat thermometer
Glasses repair kit
Hand cream
Nose hair trimmer
Luggage scale
Photo magnets
Smart plugs / light bulbs
And always a nice pair of socks!

So far this year, I’ve got...chutney. grin

What have you bought that’s stocking sized that’s gone down well for DPs / DHs in the past?

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Aroundtheworldin80moves Mon 26-Oct-20 21:17:26

My ideas for this year so far...
Dark chocolate orange
Liqueur chocolates
T shirt

Not going well!

Biggest hit in the past, beside chocolate/alcohol, was a credit card multitool.

mamawithfive Mon 26-Oct-20 21:22:45

I get a bottle of ale
Fave sweets or chocolate
Golf balls / tees / hat
Not a lot, the kids just like him to have something to open!

LikeSilentRaindrops Mon 26-Oct-20 21:23:31

Same! The multi tool is the one I see used most often, beside the earphones. I have usually got tickets to a show as well, though won’t be doing that this year - am thinking Private Eye subscription instead.

Pistachio liqueur was popular, but very niche given how much he likes pistachio..

I’m worried I’ve set the bar too high in previous years now 😄

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recklessgran Mon 26-Oct-20 21:26:33

Magnetic DIY wristband
Bendy torch
Tin of Coffee bags from the Real Coffee Bag company
Autoglym bird dropping wipes for getting droppings off car paintwork
Scotland Yard Puzzle book

Leeds2 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:33:40

Phone charger - you can never have too many!

One of those bobble hats with a light in them - useful if you go running in the dark.

Personalised chopsticks.

Personalised jar of Nutella or Marmite.

TheLastStarfighter Mon 26-Oct-20 21:44:50

Pen knife and book of whittling projects

Mini electronics kit

Raspberry Pi

bakingdemon Mon 26-Oct-20 21:47:30

Things I've done in the past:
Keyring with DC picture on
Interesting chutneys
Seeds for the garden
Lovely carved wooden spoon
Tin opener

indecisivewoman81 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:55:27

Chocolate orange
Mini game (quiz style)
Travel size shower gel
Beard oil

MaverickDanger Mon 26-Oct-20 22:07:03

Extra long charging cable
Stress ball
Pick and mix
Alcohol miniatures
Beard oil/moustache wax (if he has facial hair)
Head massager
Nice shampoo
6 in 1 tooling pen (Gentleman’s Hardware in particular do quirky stuff)
Puzzle book
Garlic press/ Strawberry huller (he loves a generic kitchen gadget)
Key ring related to his hobby

doodlejump1980 Mon 26-Oct-20 22:08:35

Going in my husband’s stocking.

Tube of jelly tots
Chocolate orange
Chocolate sprouts
Christmas scratch card

Mostly always edible though! smile

Cloudburstagain Mon 26-Oct-20 22:15:26

Nice socks
Favourite chocolate
A book
Face cream
Head torch or pocket torch
Small bottle of favourite drink
Comb (needs new one!)
Cycling magazine

TheCrow Mon 26-Oct-20 22:54:53

Cherry lips sweets
Mini box of maltesers truffles
Bottle of peaky blinders cider
Funky socks
Beard oil/shampoo

Thehollyandtheirony Tue 27-Oct-20 05:51:50

Craft beers
Whisky miniatures (can find interesting ones at Masters of Malt)
Exotic ingredients for cooking
Sports socks
Aesop hand cream
An indie magazine

Twilightstarbright Tue 27-Oct-20 07:28:44

Could you do a sort of theme to it? Say a coffee themed one with a new mug, nice coffee, biscuits to have with coffee etc?

DH is impossible to buy for so I just keep his stocking fillers at a basic level, otherwise I'm just spending £££ on tat. He's getting new socks and possibly a new mug.

GrannyWeatherwaxsBroomstick Tue 27-Oct-20 15:50:18

Chocolate orange
BBC live lounge cd
Picked up a chocolate orange twirl this year
Cool chilli co have unusual tequila miniatures at the moment & I was ordering some dried chillies so picked up a couple

CompleteBarstool Tue 27-Oct-20 15:57:37

Sprout Ketchup (Amazon)
Book of fun facts on football (or whatever his interests are)
Wall mounted bottle opener to outside next to the BBQ
BBQ tools
Cycle tool
Chocolate coated coffee beans

thelegohooverer Tue 27-Oct-20 16:16:06

Things that have gone down well:

90 degree charging cable
Magnetic wristband
Contour gauge
Ratchet screw driver
Thin optics glasses
Contigo coffee mug
Ratchet belt (when he was losing weight)
Assorted photography accessories
Giant mug for Sunday morning coffee
Pocket knife

Thisisnotnormal69 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:23:56


waltzingparrot Tue 27-Oct-20 16:35:37

These things look good if you know a BBQ-er, Fire pit maker. It's a match flint, so a permanent matchstick really. £9.29 from Amazon.

tentative3 Tue 27-Oct-20 18:44:56

Overwhelmingly food based, including a mini Cholula hot sauce. He will also get pants, socks and some fancy body wash probably. I'm not inspired this year but also more than ever trying to steer clear of stuff that won't get used.

EcoCustard Tue 27-Oct-20 19:15:28

Previous stocking successes have been:
Periodic table mug
Small opinel knives ( he is outdoorsy & woodworks)
Small screwdriver disguised as pen
Novelty USB stick
Penguin mini classics books
Molton Brown shower gel
Body Shop Arber shower gel
Black Pudding Recipe book
Maple Butter
Bamboo Socks
Scratch card
Nice pickles
Bottle Openers
@waltzingparrot that looks perfect for DH, will have a look.

waltzingparrot Tue 27-Oct-20 19:21:40

@EcoCustard There's loads of YouTube videos demonstrating the match flints.

MarshmallowManiac Tue 27-Oct-20 19:29:11

CDs, Just Brazils, nuts, dark chocolate, boxers, stuff for camera, bbq apron, celebrity mugs, lary socks

MarshmallowManiac Tue 27-Oct-20 19:29:54

Shaving gel

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