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Can we have a men’s gifts thread
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Barbarara · 05/11/2019 11:11

There are often threads asking for ideas for specific men and I’ve often picked up a good idea from them. I thought it might be useful to have a general one to share ideas of what we’re buying, hits and misses of previous years.
So far...
dh is getting clothes, new belt (sounds dull but he’s very particular and it took me a while to track down the exact one so he’ll appreciate the effort, and his current one is looking worn), a magnetic wristband (so I don’t have to hunt for missing screws) and Bluetooth earphones
Df will be getting sports dvds
Dfil is getting a weatherstick and toffee that you break with a hammer and possibly a wireless bird box or a trip on a steam train/canal boat (still thinking about this)

I’ve had success in previous years with grid it for both men and women, and with thin optics tiny reading glasses. Though it took a bit of convincing to give them a go, both dh and fil love them.

Sugru went down like a lead balloon here though it gets recommended a lot, and I’d quite like some myself.

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InTheShadowOfTheMushroomCloud · 12/12/2019 20:24

DH has already had a new telly....I was quite happy with our 21" one but he NEEDED a bigger one...so I said he could get a massive 34" one...he wanted it as his Christmas present .....🤨

To open I have got him...

A new screwdriver set.
Books - pocket guides for foraging and trees, Viz annual and the repair shop book.
Chocolate for his stocking.
Socks.

He is a lucky boy...

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Cheeseboardcriminal · 12/12/2019 20:58

DP I have bought an hours flying lesson in a 4 seater plane. He loves planes and I am excited to go up with him.

2 pairs of trainers

A book of trainers (he is obsessed with a particular brand)

Flavoured vodkas

Chocolate.

From this thread I have added the ninja wallet tool and a sound wave keyring of our song.

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lucysmam · 12/12/2019 21:48

Many thanks to the poster who recommended the 'So You Think You Know Everything' book waaaaaaay back on somewhere around page 4; I've been struggling to think of something for my Dad & that and The Escape Book (that came up a couple down the page when I searched the first one) are right up his street!

Just need some small food treat to go with it maybe Xmas Smile

Has anyone on here bought a nice men's watch for somewhere around the £30 mark?

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whyamidoingthis · 13/12/2019 12:43

Possibly a bit niche, but I'm getting I am the Border, So I Am by BorderIrish, for dh.

www.easons.com/i-am-the-border-so-i-am-borderirish-9780008356996

Basically, the Irish border has a very successful twitter account since the brexit referendum and (s)he has now written a book

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LynnShelley · 13/12/2019 22:43

The game 'Sequence' is brilliant. Glass of wine, some good friends make for a great evening.

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LifeOfBriony · 14/12/2019 13:23

Some great ideas here, thank you.

I rarely buy for DH now as he is difficult to buy for. But I have my dad, brothers and DS to buy for so thanks for the suggestions.

The pocket compass mentioned a few pages back has sold out but I have found similar on Amazon.

I'm considering a gin taster set or flavoured gin for DBro and/or a distillery tour - the distillery is in Oxford: www.spiritoftoad.com/

For DDad, the family are contributing to a large button simple mobile phone - there are some in Argos.

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Dangerfloof · 14/12/2019 15:50

I have a really difficult to buy for man. Generally he buys what he wants when he wants/needs.
So far and probably finished now. A signed book from favourite author, not as expensive as I thought it might be from www.mysteriousbookshop.com based in NY but send anywhere in the world. The one I bought with shipping ( they paid fees for customs) around 50 quid, signed with my choice of wording by the actual author. I reckon that's a steal tbh
Some socks
A bottle of naked grouse was on offer on Amazon not sure if it still is
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0759PV5VC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?psc=1&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&ie=UTF8 a pencil with spirit level in it. Kind of a joke present.
A few tshirts from various sites

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Octothorpe · 14/12/2019 19:01

I've pretty much finished buying for Dh but happened to spot something I knew he'd like.....a mini raclette set - he loves cheese and especially raclette, so I thought this would be worth a try. It's not super-expensive anyway.

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wishingyouluck · 14/12/2019 19:23

We didn't want to buy extra bits and bobs this year so I have bought my dp some clothes & shoes he needed but also half an acre of rainforest as a charity donation in his name. We have been really enlightened by recent documentaries on the destruction of the rainforest so I know he will be really pleased with it. The Charity was World Land Trust and you get a certificate with however much land you have hopefully protected!

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NemophilistRebel · 17/12/2019 17:14

The heel tread socks are arrived

They are a thing of beauty. My petrol head husband will love them

Thanks for the suggestion!

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cheesenpickles · 25/12/2019 16:34

How did everybody's gifts go down? Dh was over the moon with the sketchbook project. Smile Best reaction I could have hoped for.

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Thenagainmaybenot · 26/12/2019 14:47

Lock picking set was a big hit!

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DaydreamingDay · 27/12/2019 15:43

My DH was mad about the lock picking set...sat and worked with it and already he can open a number of different padlocks in a matter of seconds. He loved it. Many, many thanks to the poster who suggested it.

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