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Steel present for DH (11th wedding anniversary)…. ????? Handcuffs?

(26 Posts)
NotdeadyetBOING Mon 22-Feb-16 18:29:14

Seriously….not thinking of handcuffs. But has anyone got any bright ideas? He isn't into mechanics type stuff so no 'tools' or similar. There are probably cool steel sculptures around if I had gazillions and endless time to look, but wondered if anyone had any brainwaves or had come up with anything inspired. TIA.

FoxFeatures Mon 22-Feb-16 18:41:06

Does he cook? Some really good knives.

A metal finish suitcase.

Unhappyexpat Mon 22-Feb-16 19:53:24

A watch with a stainless steel strap?
Cuff links?

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Mon 22-Feb-16 19:59:26

Oh no I liked the handcuffs idea grin

Does he have any hobbies?

NotdeadyetBOING Mon 22-Feb-16 22:40:18

He DOES cook -but I thought it was supposed to be really bad luck to give knives not that I believe any of that superstitious claptrap

Suitcase idea is appealing - will definitely give that one some thought..

He has a lovely watch so that's no good - but cuff links might be worth investigating.

He would almost certainly love the handcuffs idea, but doesn't mean he's getting them

NotdeadyetBOING Mon 22-Feb-16 22:45:04

He is into cycling like so many middle-aged men.

Also v. into wine. Maybe some sort of weird steel decanter??? Hmm - maybe not.

titchy Mon 22-Feb-16 22:45:09

Hip flask?
Zippo lighter?
New cutlery?
Photo frame?

Sn0wdr0ps Mon 22-Feb-16 23:21:39

horse shoe

experience day car, plane

www.etsy.com and type in steel in the search bar

Horsemad Mon 22-Feb-16 23:33:54

Get him some stainless steel pans and get him cooking for you!

Allalonenow Tue 23-Feb-16 00:08:44

Steel thermos flask


Key ring/torch/swiss knife thingy

Corkscrew/cocktail shaker/ice bucket

Eigg Tue 23-Feb-16 00:16:49

Just buy him a steel bike. he'll be very very happy

Out2pasture Tue 23-Feb-16 00:30:01

giving money with the knives (even a penny) breaks the bad luck.

MuttonCadet Tue 23-Feb-16 00:49:13

Yep, get him to give you a penny per knife and it's not bad luck.

goddessofsmallthings Tue 23-Feb-16 01:04:13

Before you hand over a gift of a knife, or knives, to anyone you're fond of ask them to give you a small sum of money, as pasture has said a penny will do, as this ensures that the knives won't cut the ties you have to the recipient of your gift.

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Tue 23-Feb-16 01:22:40

How about something like this? Go something similar for my dad one Father's Day and he loves it


There are quite a lot of other nice steel based things on there too.

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Tue 23-Feb-16 01:30:34

Oooh, or this:

Is it very obvious I can't sleep?!

SoThatHappened Tue 23-Feb-16 02:15:06

Watches are bad luck too.

Time running out.

HerRoyalNotness Tue 23-Feb-16 02:45:30

This is only a daft little thing, but I saw it mentioned on MN and bought for H and he loves it

mill. Falcon tool

RealityCheque Tue 23-Feb-16 06:17:32

A cock ring.

Colabottle10 Tue 23-Feb-16 06:59:51

How about a bespoke leather belt with a stainless steel buckle?


NotdeadyetBOING Tue 23-Feb-16 09:10:53

Ooooh - Etsy is a rather brilliant discovery; thank you!

And also like the belt idea….

Interesting about watches being a bad luck present….. Sadly we've already done that for each other so will just have to live with the consequences.

DonkeyOaty Tue 23-Feb-16 13:36:47

That Nick Munro stuff is so stylish. Thank you ACat. Thumbs up.

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Tue 23-Feb-16 22:00:43


NotdeadyetBOING Wed 24-Feb-16 11:37:29

Have found a rather brilliant stainless steel feather book mark. Sounds weird, but actually clever. Just shoved 'steel' in Amazon search box and was patient. Let's see what it's like when it arrives, but reviews are good.

LosingTheWillToSkate Wed 24-Feb-16 12:44:30

Cufflinks personalised in some way to cycling. Bike spokes or something?

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