Can we have a men’s gifts thread
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.
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.
Talkallday · 12/11/2019 22:40
(Not just for me obviously) but...
A clock made from a vinyl
Hot sauce set
Handy tool keyring/pen
Glasses holder (literally a wooden nose or animal head)
Craft beer set possibly brewdog (you get 3 cans in a tube)
Dartboard & darts
Where's wally type book (stig/Beatles/their pet)
mumsiedarlingrevolta · 13/11/2019 12:54
ok. fixating on the bird house with camera. where do you plug it in? do you have outside mains?
My technological skills are found wanting....
Has anyone bought one/used one/set one up??
Really grateful as think best present ever!
recklessgran · 13/11/2019 13:06
@mumsiedarlingrevolta I think some work off mains and some are wireless. I too am a technophobe so have handed the task of selecting the right one to DSonIL. I'm not too worried but DH is VERY good at diy etc and we do have mains electricity in the garden on account of hot tub/tree lights etc. Sorry, I know I'm not being helpful!
7Days · 13/11/2019 13:07
What's the best coffee machine for a coffee snob who is in fact too snobby for a Nespresso or similar?
Bonus points if it's just a tin forged by dwarves that only works for the pure of heart
mumsiedarlingrevolta · 13/11/2019 13:10
that was very helpful actually. Have just messaged electrician to see if we could get mains electricity in the garden and will go from there-think that will be easiest and useful for other things.
also jealous of hot tub
banskuwansku · 13/11/2019 14:17
@7days I have tried several coffee machines and I find a moka pot best. I always go back it. I have now used them twenty years.
BigFatBloomers · 13/11/2019 15:26
A lot of coffee purists would say the AeroPress is the only way to make coffee. Don't have one myself but many coffee-fanatical friends do.
www.aeropress.co.uk/ no dwarves harmed in the making of it
7Days · 13/11/2019 15:34
Both good suggestions, thanks!
5foot5 · 13/11/2019 15:56
This year he is getting (at his own request) the Lego NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Land Module. He loved the Saturn V rocket I got him a couple of years ago.
Last year a lock picking training set went down well
Neighneigh · 13/11/2019 16:11
Mines asked for wireless headphones too, must be a Thing this year. He's into cycling too so I'll get him one of these books www.theroadbook.co.uk/
Whattodowithaminute · 13/11/2019 16:26
@Waterloosunsets I have an i360 headphone for swimming and I like it-you need a swim hat to keep
It in place and download mp3 onto it. I listen to podcasts whilst swimming.
Waterloosunsets · 13/11/2019 17:26
@Whattodowithaminute thank you! I'll check them out
EwDavid · 13/11/2019 17:51
Fantastic ideas, thank you all! For those of you who have given lock picking sets, can anyone recommend one in particular?
Bansku19 · 13/11/2019 17:59
@5foot5 Lunar lander was one possible present for dh. I found something else but I keep eyes open in Black Friday. I will get that set for him but I don't know when. For his birthday in February he is going to get Star Wars Lego.
This year dh is getting vintage Star Wars chess set, Tigi totally bleaching shampoo&conditioner and Star Wars speaker. (He is a Star Wars fan).
Chottie · 14/11/2019 05:01
Thank you to everyone who has posted with present suggestions. I have Dh, DS and SiL to buy for and they all have birthdays in Nov / Dec too!
ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap · 14/11/2019 07:09
Bird nesting box cameras: handy reviews of 5 models /guide
For everyone considering them as presents, I thought this might be of use!
ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap · 14/11/2019 07:26
BTW, all the mentions of lock pick-buying!
"AIBU to feel pissed off that DP got too enthusiastic trying out his new gadget on the neighbours' cars, and was arrested on Xmas Day?"
Vinopoly · 14/11/2019 09:13
I second the aeropress - I dithered for ages and now won't go back! If you're buying for a coffee snob you can't go wrong with an aeropress and a bag of good ground beans!
memaymamo · 14/11/2019 09:38
Aeropress is really good. You do have to order more filter papers periodically but it makes great coffee.
elQuintoConyo · 14/11/2019 10:11
Blatantly placemarking for gifts for me not DH
SweetPeaPods · 14/11/2019 10:30
Lots of great ideas. It’s DHs birthday next week so it feels like I’m buying double.
Got him a box of beer, a kleen kanteen, bottle of aftershave and concert tickets so far.
BigFatBloomers · 14/11/2019 12:19
RustyParker · 14/11/2019 16:44
@EwDavid This is the kit I bought for DH from Amazon Lock Picking Kit
whyamidoingthis · 14/11/2019 17:03
Can I ask what is possibly a stupid question: why do people want lock picking kits, other than the obvious, illegal, uses?
CoffeeChocolateWine · 14/11/2019 17:18
I’m hoping it’s more for locking yourself out or helping friends who have done the same. Locksmiths are so expensive and they come along and open a doer in a couple of seconds. Padlocks or bike locks that you’ve lost the keys for. Personally, my family and I would use it a lot!
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