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misscheery Sat 28-Oct-17 05:07:54

Morning, everyone.

Long time lurker first time poster

Been with my boyfriend for 3 months, relationship is just fabulous, actually moved together.

Question: what do I get him for Christmas? What should the budget be? Around £100? I don’t want to over spend and look ridiculous. He is a software developer however I don’t think it should be something related to IT/technology as he has every single gadget he could.

Ideas, please? smile

PastaOfMuppets Sat 28-Oct-17 05:10:50

My software developer DH likes gadgets like really good headphones (noise reduction padded Sennheisers etc), or dystopia/sci fi books. Is he a reader? I can give some book recommendations if so. Or does he like games?

SleepingStandingUp Sat 28-Oct-17 05:18:40

How about comic? This guy is good

ForalltheSaints Sat 28-Oct-17 07:26:44

Ask him what he would like?

islurpmyspaghetti Sat 28-Oct-17 07:43:33

I think the answer is tickets for an “experience” in the New Year. Theatre or gig or some brilliant date like the Crystal Maze live. You can get a token gift to accompany it. Something to look forward to and another good date for 2018.

AlternativeTentacle Sat 28-Oct-17 07:45:43

start as you mean to go on, and set a budget that each of you stick to. We don't spend any more than £30 on each other at christmas.

WhatwouldAryado Sat 28-Oct-17 07:55:36

What other interests does he have? Then Google house ideas (If you like them) around that. I long for a TARDIS front door but I am not brave enough. I get by with my a biscuit jar and Dale money box. For now. But one day I will ..

sayyouwill Sat 28-Oct-17 08:48:13

Does he drink? Could get him a beer making kit or something like that.
Or a couples cookery class in a restaurant (all the Thai ones around here offer these and they look mint!)
Or some kitchen gadget if he likes to cook?
An Amazon Echo maybe?

misscheery Sat 28-Oct-17 14:11:19

Some great ideas here, thank you all!

Moanyoldcow Sat 28-Oct-17 14:14:16

That was about the budget I went with for my DH our first Christmas. I bought him a boxed set, novelty video game, and some clothes.

If we'd just got together I'd get tickets to stand up comedy as he loves that. Maybe drinks and dinner (low key) first.

Good luck! It'll be fab smile

DaisyDando Sat 28-Oct-17 14:48:29

I hate, hate, hate experience presents. But that’s not really the point.

Farontothemaddingcrowd Sat 28-Oct-17 14:55:05

My ex loved coffee so I got him a monthly subscription for posh coffee which he loved. He got a different variety each month.

LeekyGeeky Sat 28-Oct-17 15:02:03

PastaOfMuppets Snap! My DH is exactly the same!

Good headphones, books are always a winner.

LeekyGeeky Sat 28-Oct-17 15:07:30


Wool, Dust, Shift - Hugh Howey
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
The Robot Chronicles - Multiple Authors
The A.I. Chronicles - Multiple Authors
The Future Chronicles - Multiple Authors
Honor Harrington Series - David Weber
Dune - Frank Herbert
Snow Crash - Neil Stephenson
Daemon, Freedom TM - Daniel Suarez
Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall - William Hertling
Red Rising Trilogy - Pierce Brown
Fallen Dragon - Peter F. Hamilton
Pandora's Star, Judas Unchained - Peter F. Hamilton
The Void Trilogy - Peter F. Hamilton
The Expanse Series - James S. A. Corey

That was from DH grin

milliemolliemou Sat 28-Oct-17 15:09:21

Look through his wardrobe and see what he wears/might need? Cashmere sweater? Or does he like vinyl? sports kit? paintings?

Nikephorus Sat 28-Oct-17 16:30:56

Why not discuss budgets with him?! Then you'll have a better idea of what would be too cheap / too expensive. And if you also asked him for some ideas you'd be getting him something he'd like too.
The added bonus of this is that you'd not need to post an AIBU after Christmas saying that he'd spent too little / too much or been marginally ungrateful for the lovely hand-knitted woolly jumper you'd given him that he couldn't wear because it made him itch, was too small and was in a colour that he'd told you he'd never been seen dead in but that you had the wool for anyway. grin

Sugarcoma Sat 28-Oct-17 16:47:28

Does he play games on Steam? Maybe a voucher, if they do them, or a game?

sunandmoonshine Sat 28-Oct-17 16:48:49

You moved in together after THREE MONTHS? confused


AlternativeTentacle Sat 28-Oct-17 16:56:46

That was from DH

Likes male authors doesn't he?

SleepingStandingUp Sat 28-Oct-17 16:59:04

Why not?
DH and I moved in together after 4 months. Engaged at 6 months. Married at 18 months. Baby 2 years after that. We may have only been together as long as some people date but we're happy

VladmirsPoutine Sat 28-Oct-17 17:02:43

sunandmoonshine On the flip side, I have lived with people I only met once I'd already moved in. Granted the OP is in a relationship with this man but they aren't cell mates. smile

clockworklime Sat 28-Oct-17 17:03:14

Why are you asking total strangers on the internet what to buy your boyfriend for his birthday? Surely of all the people in this thread, you know him the best?

clockworklime Sat 28-Oct-17 17:04:25

~his birthday~ Christmas


misscheery Sat 28-Oct-17 17:06:30

@LeekyGeeky thank you, husband of mumsnet poster!

misscheery Sat 28-Oct-17 17:07:05

@Nikephorus I have tears in my eyes from laughter, thank yousmile

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