Im not actually buying for RB. But I am buying for a man who needs nothing. Isnt materialistic. Isnt in wont of anything.
In all the years of gift buying the one thing he uses regularly is a tshirt with a slogan on which whilst lovely (little local pop up printers, great quality tshirt) isnt something I can repeat year on year.
I feel like the only way to seek help is to pose it as the conundrum it feels like.
With things like this I always think it’s best to take something relatively ordinary and inexpensive and get the best possible version of it... so £25 worth of luxury chocolates for example. Or £25 worth of really fancy soap. Etc etc
Does he like any films, books etc? Places like Last Exit to Nowhere have lots of cool t-shirts with quirky slogans - I got DH one for the Penrith Tearooms (from Withnail and I). He also has one for Quint's Shark Fishing (Jaws), Dapper Dan Pomade (O Brother Where Art Thou), one that references Starship Troopers, one from The Thing... as you may be able to tell, DH is a flaming nightmare to buy for, but I can usually find a suitable film reference t-shirt as he is a massive film nerd.