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What are you buying your husbands/partners for xmas?

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howdoyoudecide Fri 24-Nov-17 16:24:27

Taking inspiration from the other threat running.

My DH is very hard to buy for.

His hobby is mountain biking but he has some health issues At the moment which stop him from doing that.

He has recently gone on a much needed shopping spree and so has pretty much a new wardrobe.

He has just bought a new tv wit some inheritance.

He has an iPad and fancy headphones.

He doesn’t really do books.

He has a leather hold-all and wash bag I bought a few xmases ago.

I do not know what to buy!!!!!!!!

What are you buying for your other halves? Inspiration needed!!

Trinity66 Fri 24-Nov-17 16:25:22

Ugh I have no idea this year, so I may steal any suggestions that come up lol

Zampa Fri 24-Nov-17 16:27:07

DP has been bought a pocket knife, tickets for a concert in 2018 and a book. I'll have to think of some stocking fillers ...

PollyPerky Fri 24-Nov-17 16:28:54

We agree not to buy each other anything or if it is, it's something tiny for no more than £20, like nice chocs or smellies. We both have enough income to buy ourselves things throughout the year, which we do, so it seems a bit pointless. I don't like surprises (as they have always gone back to the stores ) so this is a whole lot easier.

MissDuke Fri 24-Nov-17 16:29:52

Iron maiden tickets, a couple of books, a few DVDs and a playstation game.

Dashper Fri 24-Nov-17 16:30:31

Whatever he asks for. To be fair, he's having to do the same for me.

Longhairmightcare Fri 24-Nov-17 16:31:09

For birthday a few months ago I got him a leather satchel from white stuff (following his promotion he’s important enough for a laptop now grin), & kindle paperwhite to read in bad lighting when camping.

For Christmas I’ve got him a wool blend coat that straddles the line between every-day but smart enough for Work, and a watch only £50 one but an upgrade from the plastic & rubber one he had to buy when his properly nice one broke a few months ago.

NotAPenguin Fri 24-Nov-17 16:32:47

Pucket game, we played it a friends' house and it's really good competitive fun, but really a present for the whole family.

No idea what else. Regretting being too generous for his October birthday and have no other ideas left

WineAndTiramisu Fri 24-Nov-17 16:34:07

Fancy iPad cover?
Good speakers for new TV/new DVD player (or blue ray or whatever the new thing is now!)

Perpetualstateofchaos Fri 24-Nov-17 16:35:55

Ps4 with 2 games and a watch he's been eyeing up.

howdoyoudecide Fri 24-Nov-17 16:39:35

So far I have boxer shorts and socks. Not very exciting.

ILikeThatSong123 Fri 24-Nov-17 16:42:47

I have just managed to get a shaver with my Boots card points for DH, without any payment. I'm very pleased with myself. I've been collecting points for years. I still have a couple of pounds left on my Boots card now.

Also bought fleece scarf and a box full of socks (imaginative, I know) from TK Maxx.

I will be buying a funny name mug and keyring from DD to him.
His birthday is just before Christmas so these are for his bday as well as Christmas.

Possibly a winter coat or cardigan as well if i can find the right size.

IJustLostTheGame Fri 24-Nov-17 16:49:57

Fart proof pants
Money towards an apple watch
A phone case
Some cooking things.

LuckyAmy1986 Fri 24-Nov-17 16:52:39

Tie Clip
Collar Stiffeners
Shoe shining kit
Beard oil/shampoo/comb set
Dark chocolate Toblerone
CK trunks
and some 'tat' as he would call it! Little puzzles and games which I know he secretly loves

Monr0e Fri 24-Nov-17 16:53:10

Gig ticket
Jumper and pj's
Chocolate and smellies

What about a magazine subscription?
Tickets for an event or experience?

Austentatious Fri 24-Nov-17 16:53:56

Puckett is brilliant (sh got that a few years back!)
Mines getting a paper white with vouchers for books (can't otherwise work out how to preload it??) and some sports kit, a scarf and liquer chocolates (the sort everyone else hates) plus stocking

howdoyoudecide Fri 24-Nov-17 16:55:48

I bought him tickets for a cookery course in London for our first wedding anniversary which was amazing (food at 54 - amazing!) but we can’t get back to London at the moment. And he would argue that sort of thing is really a present for me lol

wildbhoysmama Fri 24-Nov-17 16:56:05

A the table so he can relive his 80s vinyl.collection

wildbhoysmama Fri 24-Nov-17 16:56:27

Turn table!

Handsfull13 Fri 24-Nov-17 16:58:01

We set themes to our presents each year. So this year we are getting three presents each
1.something wearable
2. Something consumable
3. Something blue

It's fun to try and get things to fit and it doesn't have to be expensive

Figment1234 Fri 24-Nov-17 16:58:11

I've just ordered my husband a T-shirt with this image. Luckily we are both as nuts as each other.

His family have a £10 limit at Christmas, which I'm more than happy to embrace as our tradition too!

OatcakeCravings Fri 24-Nov-17 16:58:58

I got DH a Sonos play 1 and a Fred Perry jumper. I'm so happy that I don't have to think what to get him anymore!

isseywithcats Fri 24-Nov-17 16:59:23

have bought mine motorbike handcuffs, we lost his on the way back from cornwall when the pannier fell off the bike on the motorway and by the time we turned round and came back some toerag had snatched it, so i know they are something he will use next year when we get the bike back out, and today bought iron maiden tickets as hes a fan and took me to see alice cooper recently

GrapesAreMyJam Fri 24-Nov-17 17:00:42

My DP's birthday is on the 27th so I end up buying a bunch of stuff and splitting it between the two.

I've got him an Amazon Echo, a drone with HD camera, some power tools that he wanted and will look for some smaller bits

Dreams16 Fri 24-Nov-17 17:02:09

How about doing a hamper with all his favourite things like drink nibbles aftershave
I'm doing hampers this year for my family and husband as like yours they have everything they want and need so I figured a hamper with one main present and then little ones would look nicer

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