To ask what the heck I can buy DH for birthday?

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polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 15:51:12

He away on the morning of his birthday so I'd like to give him gifts to open there but what gifts?
He's into music hugely, cycling (recent events have made him into a bike guy sadly), but has all the smelly stuff and toiletries he needs, clothes ditto, music gear likewise
Any ideas? I thought about a nice pillow as he loves his sleep, but cannot think of anything else. Bike themed gift? That's not a gift set or gift specific item. He's not into personalised shizzle either. Likes wine and beer a lot but his beer taste is very narrow

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Brigante9 Sat 12-Sep-20 22:57:59

Ask him what he wants?

rwalker Sat 12-Sep-20 22:57:48

Do you live anywhere near a velodrome I know London, Manchester and Glasgow have one fantastic experience
Only been to Manchester think about £20 bike hire hour track time and tuition as well

polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 22:55:25

@Exiled I think he'd be bloody horrified if I showed up in Lycra and ruined his lovely birthday gift to himself of 3 days away from us

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Desperado24 Sat 12-Sep-20 22:51:40

If he likes music and is working from home then these are superb.

Lovely portable speaker and a really good speaker phone.

ExiledInDonny Sat 12-Sep-20 22:46:39

You say he's away on the morning of his birthday? If possible, can you show up the evening before and spend the night or the morning itself . . . . . lycra clad (cycling link, obviously!)? Some of us really dont want "things" bought for us but just to see our favourite lass. I'd be happy with the surprise!

Sootikinstew Sat 12-Sep-20 20:55:14

If your stuck for 'big' ideas (or cash, as we often are) I would do lots of small ones.

For DH in a wrapped shoebox I would put;

-Turkish delight and retro sweets
-A naughty trinket of some kind for him to keep (something like those little plastic credit cards you get in gift shops with rude things on them 😂 or one of those pens where the lady's clothes come off when you tip it upside down)
-A keyring with an up to date photo of me and DC.
-A love letter
-Some vouchers for massages/blow jobs ect
-A new t-shirt with whatever he is currently into most on it (or the old favourites themes like favourite movie or guitar/band)
-Something he can make (zombie origami was a bit one year)
-A birthday card themed on one of our current 'in jokes'

But then, we are like teenagers in love 😂☺️


polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 20:43:22

Are there any vouchers to be had for food/ gin gifts?

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polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 20:40:57

Now I would bloody love gin club. Can I buy it him in the guise of a gift? But I keep it? He's pissed me right off today so I'm leaning towards not giving a toss now

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CaveMum Sat 12-Sep-20 18:31:58

Oh yes and also the booze/food subscription boxes. I got The Gin Club for my birthday this year 😁

CaveMum Sat 12-Sep-20 18:31:07

What about an experience of some kind? I now tell DH not to buy me “things” (unless I specifically ask for them), so instead we buy things like spa days, a baking course, magazine subscriptions to hobbies, etc.

polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 18:29:23

Love not lobe. I do not lower my ears into beer

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polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 18:28:51

Ooh I lobe that sub but a bit too much. We spend around £50...bugger

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Dilbertian Sat 12-Sep-20 18:13:49

How about an Old Guys Rule bicycle t-shirt?

UncomfortableBadger Sat 12-Sep-20 16:52:59

Another thought - if he’s into his beers, he may enjoy a draft beer tab called the Sub. This was a hit present for DH for Christmas a year or two ago - you can buy the torps via Beerwulf

Nacreous Sat 12-Sep-20 16:49:33

Possibly a really good bike light for as the weather draws in? If he has mainly been cycling in the light so far he might not have a really bright one?

Helmet liner for cycling in the cold to stop freezing ears?

Beers of Europe box? You can choose exactly what you want so if you know he loves particular types you can pick them?

SnugglySnerd Sat 12-Sep-20 16:46:11

Does he already have a good speaker? I got dh a really good bluetooth one for his birthday and he loves it. Especially now it looks like he'll be wfh forever, he can have his music on all day!

UncomfortableBadger Sat 12-Sep-20 16:45:01

Other surprise hit with my DH recently was a heated beard straightener. Obviously only works if you have a beardy DH, but mine has been preening his lockdown beard carefully so the straighteners went down brilliantly. He thinks his beard looks much more well kept now that he’s straightening it once or twice each week.

Yeahnahmum Sat 12-Sep-20 16:44:13


MissConductUS Sat 12-Sep-20 16:42:49

If he has an iPhone how about Airpods? I love mine for running and listening to music while doing things around the house.

UncomfortableBadger Sat 12-Sep-20 16:42:45

A recent successful gift for my DH was some “grown up” Lego for adults - he loved putting together the Land Rover Defender so much that I’m going to get him some others in the series for future gifts. Great lockdown/socially distant activity too!

Malteserdiet Sat 12-Sep-20 16:37:47

Whist not technically cycling, there is a really cute film based on a true story called ‘The World’s fastest Indian’ about an Australian guy who has the help of his community to get to a motorcycle drag race event in the desert. My DH loves that film and is sort of along the right lines for his interest. It’s a really good film starring Anthony Hopkins but i dont think it’s that well known

StillCoughingandLaughing Sat 12-Sep-20 16:25:18

What about a trip? Or are you avoiding travel at the moment?

polkadotpjs Sat 12-Sep-20 16:22:36

I read a brilliant book called cycling to the ashes about a guy who cycled all the way to Australia for the cricket. Mentioned to DH. Not interested. He's a bloody pain. I've ordered him a shirt and some chocolate already but glad to see there are more ideas coming through. Thank you!!

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FlaviaAlbiaWantsLangClegBack Sat 12-Sep-20 16:21:05

See Sense smart bike lights, I love mine, or a Garmin.

MaverickDanger Sat 12-Sep-20 16:15:00

DH wouldn’t wear a Fitbit but loves his Withings Steel HR watch - it looks a hell of a lot more like an actual watch than a sports monitor but does exactly the same.

Bad weather cycling gear is a good idea, puncture repair kit? Thermal cycling top?

Weight blanket and silk pillow case?

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