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another "what to buy DH/DP" thread...

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lilolilmanchester Fri 18-Oct-13 13:48:22

... doesn't "do" gadgets; doesn't travel with work; has hobbies but buys his own stuff for that;always do the usual socks/boxers/shirts/ jumpers/books/CDs/DVDs/toiletries kind of thing. No mags I can subscirbe him to; just had significant anniversary so have got all manner of theatre/experience vouchers. Have been together FOR EVER.. so have done most things... almost feel unfaithful asking strangers but totally out of ideas this year. (or have ideas about "more of the same" just need some inspiration for ONE little thoughtful thing ( in the past have bought wrist strengthener for squash; cycle computer; heart rate thing for gym etc etc )

Don't know if it's any help but this year dh is getting
New pair of moccasin (sp?) slippers - boring but he needs them
Lock picking tools and instruction book (he's previously mentioned that it's a skill he thinks is great to have confused from amazon
Fire steel from amazon
Box of 600 fizzy cola bottle (from makro penny sweet aisle)

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:02:01

So far I've bought mine a Wembley Stadium Tour, cufflinks and a Lovefilm subscription.

lilolilmanchester Fri 18-Oct-13 14:10:14

thank you ladies,if your suggestions don't help me, they will help others looking for suggestions. DH has had cufflinks recently ( but has reminded me to buy him a shirt that isn't a "dress shirt" IYKWIM to wear them with - any links appreciated) ; slippers = boring but actually he could do with a new pair, thank you; tools/Fire steel NA but maybe for someone else. He doesn't eat sweets or chocolate. Has had a Man U tour recently, but will think along those lines.

ToriaPumpkin Fri 18-Oct-13 14:11:12

This year mine is getting those berries that makes sour things taste sweet. I can't link as I'm on my phone but they're on Amazon, I think they're called Miracle Frooties. Nothing extravagant but hopefully different enough to keep him entertained as I am all out of ideas as well!

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:12:00

The London TimeOut newsletter has good idea's for experiences, maybe there's something similar in your area?

MrsBungle Fri 18-Oct-13 14:15:17

I'm getting my dh a home brew kit to make beer! Those kits appear to have become a lot fancier than those I remember my dad tinkering with in the 80's!

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 16:37:50

Oh yes, my DH wants a Hugo Boss wallet or money clip. Has anyone seen any voucher codes or know of an outlet store?

gingysmummy Fri 18-Oct-13 17:19:16

goodness know's i was just about to start a thread n this myself, lasy year i got him a telescope as he's really into space.But totally stuck this year,he doesn't like smellys have any hobbies has enough tools to open his own workshop,i was wanting to get him something more exciting than clothes.I will be watching this thread with egar antcipation for ideas

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 17:20:20

Oooh, a telescope is an amazing gift. Can you recommend a particular brand?

LineRunner Fri 18-Oct-13 17:24:33

Binoculars are great if not better for star gazing btw.

gingysmummy Fri 18-Oct-13 17:24:51

I got it from amazon its called a sky watcher i think, he said it was the most thoughtful gift ever,pity i can't come up with any this year

AllThatGlistens Fri 18-Oct-13 17:45:08

Is there a particular tipple he likes? A very nice bottle of wine or unusual beers?

shoppingbagsundereyes Fri 18-Oct-13 18:08:14

No idea but my dh is getting a squirrel nutcracker, a bag of walnuts, a toasting fork, a big bag of marshmallows, a bottle of whiskey and some slipper socks. Not very rock and roll

superbagpuss Fri 18-Oct-13 18:21:46

my dh is getting a zombie experience, easiest present ever grin

FoamyBanana Fri 18-Oct-13 19:01:56

I went to Home Bargains today and got a few good DH presents. Mine plays guitar so got him guitar stand from there for £6.99. Also got some touch screen gloves, a v cool alarm clock, a thing to attach his i-phone to the dashboard and lots of nice food bits for a hamper of treats. They also had real shave company stuff for his stocking and these cool mini packs of tissues printed with £10 and £50 notes (29p a pack). Thought he would enjoy blowing his nose on a £50! They also had fab clear baubles in packs of 4 (£3.99 a pack) that you can put a photo inside. Going to add Christmassy pics of the DCs from over the years and stick thosr in his stocking too.

I have made a 'chequebook' on the printer in previous years that he can cash in for various things like a takeaway of his choice, a lie in, his choice of film at the cinema with no complaints from me and a few slightly saucier ones! Really made him laugh and was personal. Might do it again this year.

everydayaschoolday Fri 18-Oct-13 20:14:04

T M Lewin is very good for smart ladies and gents clothing - re your request for links for shirts. They have a clearance section and currently have an offer of 4 shirts for £100 at the moment. The shirts really are very good quality. Good service both in store and online.

Phoebe47 Fri 18-Oct-13 20:48:09

You have inspired me gingysmummy. I have already ordered concert tickets for DH for a band he likes but wanted to get him something else as well. Your telescope idea was perfect. Don't know why I didn't think of it myself. Have ordered the one you mentioned so just got to get stocking fillers and I am done - well with DH's pressies lol! Just the children to sort out now. Thank you. Isn't Mumsnet wonderful.

gingysmummy Sat 19-Oct-13 17:54:56

linerunner thanks for that idea i will def be looking into binoculers for dh

gingysmummy Sat 19-Oct-13 17:56:39

phobe47 yor v welcome it had very good reviews and my husband say's its really good as well

Nix01 Sat 19-Oct-13 19:08:31

Which telescope did you get? I got 805 results for the Sky Watcher

RhondaJean Sat 19-Oct-13 19:26:25

I have uninentionally ended up doing DH a hamper this year. I've got the flavourly box on the bargain thread and some of the spicery packs from the sale, I always get him a Xmas eve present (a little alcohol set with a branded glass) so this year I am going to put it all together in a box with some shredded paper and give him that. I might get some fresh foods too (nice pate or ham or cheese from the deli).

cravingcake Sat 19-Oct-13 23:10:32

A red wine aerator? Just a little stocking filler type gift but my DH loved his until he broke it as he was a bit too drunk last year.

spottymoo Sun 20-Oct-13 09:21:46

For dh I'm getting him

A hoody for the gym
British touring car tickets for a weekend
PS3 game
Remote control car
Joules fox mug
Wooden phone case

I've then done him a stocking with bits and bobs in grin

gingysmummy Sun 20-Oct-13 13:32:40

nix01 i think it was the mecury707 072 at £74.99 i got him

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