Can we have a "gift ideas for husbands with no interests" thread?

(124 Posts)
lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 11:54:36

Yes, if you have one of these: not interested in:
- sports
- gaming or tech
- fitness
- foodie gifts
- alcohol
- tools (he has enough)
- brands/clothes
- metrosexual stuff

I feel your pain.
Gift ideas?

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Ilikecheeseontoast Fri 03-Dec-21 12:03:07

Same here... I’m buying him sunglasses for our January hol (hoping it goes ahead!), A hamper of toiletries that I know he uses, loungewear... then I have to think of things to buy him for his birthday a week later!

YukoandHiro Fri 03-Dec-21 12:04:30

I'm in the same boat! I'm thinking maybe air pods because he does like music and doesn't have any yet

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:04:38

Damn! Sunglasses would have been great but he has prescription transitions, damn him!

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lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:05:39

Mine also tends to be the "never opens stuff and it ends up in a drawer" type of husband at Christmas too.

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girlmom21 Fri 03-Dec-21 12:07:07

He sounds like the kind of man gift experiences were made for!

3luckystars Fri 03-Dec-21 12:07:59

What do you do together?

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Baconking Fri 03-Dec-21 12:08:36

Socks and aftershave fhmm

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:10:28

3luckystars

What do you do together?

Not much, live, eat, sleep?

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SheWoreYellow Fri 03-Dec-21 12:11:19

Mine is at least wearing the £70 sheepskin slippers I bought him last year. Most other things have been ignored.

LawnFever Fri 03-Dec-21 12:12:08

Cinema pass? Books? Annual entrance for a local attraction/national trust membership?

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:12:53

LawnFever

Cinema pass? Books? Annual entrance for a local attraction/national trust membership?

*goes on list for me smile

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Quickchangeartiste Fri 03-Dec-21 12:13:07

I get mine photos / gifts related to the real love of his life - the dog 🙄 I am thinking a week away from me for the 2 of them.

Tulipvase Fri 03-Dec-21 12:14:37

Does he like films/TV?

If he does, check out displates. Pictures from iconic movies on metal plates.

Antiqueanniesmagiclanternshow Fri 03-Dec-21 12:14:54

What DOES he like/ do?

Thatsplentyjack Fri 03-Dec-21 12:14:57

YukoandHiro

I'm in the same boat! I'm thinking maybe air pods because he does like music and doesn't have any yet

Ooh that's a good idea. I think that's what I'll get mine. He's always annoying me for my headphones and hunting for the kids cheapie airpods.

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:17:34

Antiqueanniesmagiclanternshow

What DOES he like/ do?

He has no interests! Seriously. He just goes out visiting his mates, wandering about the place etc.
The only things he asks for are big items - quad, tractor etc.

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NotJustACigar Fri 03-Dec-21 12:17:47

An oodie in black, grey or navy if they come back in stock in time, and if not then a knockoff version.

Stoic123 Fri 03-Dec-21 12:18:41

Does he spend much time outdoors?

My father was similar but always appreciated good quality fleeces, thick wool socks, warm gloves. Somewhere like Rohan which would be more than expensive than stuff he'd buy himself- but he'd appreciate the difference in quality.

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:19:00

He hates being indoors, loves being outside BUT isnt a camping, hiking sort of guy. More fixing fences and moving fallen trees ind of guy.

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lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:19:59

Stoic123

Does he spend much time outdoors?

My father was similar but always appreciated good quality fleeces, thick wool socks, warm gloves. Somewhere like Rohan which would be more than expensive than stuff he'd buy himself- but he'd appreciate the difference in quality.

Yes, he sure does...cross posted.

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Stoic123 Fri 03-Dec-21 12:20:06

Cross post- quad/tractor sounds like he's outdoors type.

Stoic123 Fri 03-Dec-21 12:20:46

Again grin

Plexie Fri 03-Dec-21 12:30:20

Does he actually want or appreciate receiving gifts? If not, why bother getting him anything? Or just one token gift so that you don't feel like Scrooge?

lockitdown Fri 03-Dec-21 12:31:05

Plexie

Does he actually want or appreciate receiving gifts? If not, why bother getting him anything? Or just one token gift so that you don't feel like Scrooge?

Yes, he does! I just can't think of anything!

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