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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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Iwantacookie · 05/11/2019 22:00

Only thing that I've just thought about for dp is an electric toothbrush. Not exciting but I'm stuck

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thorswife · 05/11/2019 22:04

@SmileCheese just ordered 5 walletnjnjas! Thanks

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TiceCream · 05/11/2019 22:29

DF is getting a Japanese Hori Hori trowel from Niwaki.com and perhaps a penknife or a weeding hoe too.

DH is getting chocolate coated licorice from Lakrids and a jar of chilli peanuts from New York Delhi. Lauden chocolates are a favourite treat too. He’s also getting a Tour de Yorkshire cycling picture and mug from Lucy Pittaway and a stainless steel lunch box.

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ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap · 06/11/2019 02:35

For any sporty types (or people who just struggle in the heat), an ice towel in a carry case always goes down well.

Handy for those who prefer practical presents.

£7.99

www.prezzybox.com/stay-cool-ice-towel.aspx?glcountry=GB&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgOjyq8DU5QIV1YjVCh3AoglZEAQYASABEgKBW_D_BwE

"...aftershave/ beard oil as he cant make up his mind"

Grin That really made me chuckle, dementedma!

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cornstarch · 06/11/2019 12:55

@singingstones thank you Smile

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Barbarara · 06/11/2019 16:11

@ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap that book is going on my wishlist. Thank you!

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ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap · 06/11/2019 17:21

You're welcome, OP.

Glad it's of help!
(In fact, I'm using quite a few PPs' inspired suggestions, so thanks everyone).

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Lc2006 · 06/11/2019 17:33

Sound bar
Lego architecture
Novelty dressing gown
Chocolate rugby ball
Rum/vodka...not decided yet

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dementedma · 06/11/2019 18:41

Thanks to this thread dh is now getting a cool multi tool or swiss army knife. Thanks

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VioletCharlotte · 06/11/2019 19:10

There's some brilliant ideas on this thread, thank you. I've just ordered both my DS some socks with our dogs face on them. Also guitar T-shirt's for musician DS1.

I'm thinking of getting DF something repeated to family tree/ ancestry chasing but I'm not sure what yet.

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Summerdays2014 · 06/11/2019 20:35

I’ve ordered the wallet ninja, the grid and the book so thanks everyone! It’s my husbands 40th birthday just before Christmas so I’m in need of lots of ideas...

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recklessgran · 06/11/2019 23:38

DH is getting a stocking and a themed hamper.
In the stocking so far is a new Swiss army knife [his was confiscated at the airport on our last holiday - he was gutted as he'd had it since he was very young.] A whittling book to go with said knife, a flexible magnetic torch, a magnetic wrist band for DIY, a book - 101 weekends in Europe [hint!], a jar of pears in port, a few miniature flavoured gins, bamboo socks, tin of coffee bags, after shave.
The hamper is bird themed and will contain 2 different nesting boxes and camera, various bird feeders and food to go with them and a bird book.
I know he'll be really happy with that.

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 07/11/2019 08:58

I do like the Snaffling Pig idea.
Anyone know a major chain where I can find them, rather than using Amazon?

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PristineCondition · 07/11/2019 13:13

John lewis sell snaffing pig @GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER

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Zenithbear · 07/11/2019 14:13

Single malt whisky.
A new motorbike helmet.
Chocolate.
A case of wine.
T-shirt.
Real ale advent calendar.

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QuilliamCakespeare · 07/11/2019 14:16

I've found an adult quiz book on Amazon called 'So you think you know everything?' that my BIL will love.

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RustyParker · 07/11/2019 15:17

So far my DH has liked:

Knee warmers (like leg warmers) to wear at night or hanging around the football field for DS to help with his arthritic knee, Harrington jacket, lock picking kit, I put together a cellophane bag filled with various caramel chocolates or retro sweets, dressing gown, trainers, dashcam and jumpers / fleeces always go down well.

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 07/11/2019 16:14

Thank you, @PristineCondition

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Babypug · 07/11/2019 19:15

Got my DH so far:
Clothes
posh(designer) socks and pants
Hotel chocolat slabs
Selection hot/ spicy sauces
SAS books
Stackers tray for his cuff links/ wallet/ loose change etc
Pick and mix of his favourite sweets
Land Rover Lego set
New coat
Mug
Men's perfume
Cufflinks

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orangeteal · 07/11/2019 19:49

F1 tickets, Liz Earle for men set, Mercedes hat and t shirt, pyjamas, boxers and socks!

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baggies · 07/11/2019 20:13

Just ordered ninja wallets and magnetic wristband.
Thanks everyone!

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CoffeeChocolateWine · 08/11/2019 09:55

I needed this thread.

@PristineCondition, those footstools look really fun! My DH has been after a footstool for ages but we couldn’t get one to match our sofa. This is a great idea...love a bit of quirkiness and I showed the kids and they think it’s hilarious so it’s going on the list!

Other ideas I have are...
Fire pit
Tickets to see his football team play (this would be a joint present with DS)
Experience day - I’m thinking butchery or blacksmith
Sock subscription (might get this for DF instead though)
Selection of books
Tie pin (his request)
Some kind of tea or coffee gift
Whisky.

If it helps anyone, DH and I were bought a voucher for an escape room last Christmas and it was absolutely brilliant fun.

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banskuwansku · 08/11/2019 14:33

Well there went my Lego present for dh... he sort of guessed what I was going to get him and asked if I could give it in February when it's his birthday. This is because dc like Lego and will get that for Xmas, so we would spread up a bit Lego building.

I got dh a Star Wars speaker, which he can use when listens radio from iPad.

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LunaTheCat · 08/11/2019 14:52

Oh thanks - just looked up Landrover Lego but is $$$😢
DH would love that!

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stridesy · 08/11/2019 14:55

So far I have Harry Potter lego. A balloon making kit and super dry pants. He’s also mentioned some cheap DVD’s and slippers. I sometimes get fifa and I think maybe Star Wars, it2 and the joker dvd.

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