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Can we have a "gift ideas for husbands with no interests" thread?
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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 11:54

Yes, if you have one of these: not interested in:

  • sports
  • gaming or tech
  • fitness
  • foodie gifts
  • alcohol
  • tools (he has enough)
  • brands/clothes
  • metrosexual stuff

    I feel your pain.
    Gift ideas?
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rosegoldwatcher · 03/12/2021 12:32

Ooops sorry - just reread your list of 'not interested in!'

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Da1sycha1n · 03/12/2021 12:34

@YukoandHiro

I'm in the same boat! I'm thinking maybe air pods because he does like music and doesn't have any yet

If you can, stretch to the Air Pods Pro they are AMAZING. Doesn't need to be the latest model only just launched as they don't really have anything extra that the previous edition don't, but the Pros DO have extra worthwhile features compared to just AirPods.

Honestly, he'll be made up!
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hivemindneeded · 03/12/2021 12:36

LOL at him asking for a tractor!
He sounds outdoorsy. How about a good outdoor jacket or really good gloves - maybe some super-warm but quite fine gloves, like mechanics' gloves (DS1 is very outdoorsy and often asks for these) or a really good hat with ear-warmers. Or some really good wellies or waterproof boots.

And a ticket to Diggerland to indulge his tractorlust? Grin

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Plexie · 03/12/2021 12:36

According to a man on one of the other Christmas present threads: men like Lego.

Or that useful fallback for family presents: stuff that you'd like to snaffle for yourself if he doesn't use it. What sort of things etc can you buy seemingly 'for him' but that you'll be happy to eat/use/read yourself?

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ImInStealthMode · 03/12/2021 12:40

Mine has some of these interests but I still struggle! There's only so much hot sauce and guitar related paraphernalia you can buy a man.

This year he's getting a new rucksack because he needs one, a bliss galaxy projector because I think he'll think it's fun, and a small metal puzzle to add to his collection of the same.

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JudgeJ · 03/12/2021 12:41

@girlmom21

He sounds like the kind of man gift experiences were made for!

Exactly! I had one exactly the same, I bought him at different times-

Flight simulator, he loved it
Flight in A Tiger Moth, realised too late that it's an open cockpit and he had a real fear of exposure! He went however and was so thrilled he bought the expensive photo and then the video of the whole flight.
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SpookyScarySkeletons · 03/12/2021 12:43

Neither me or DH have anything that we particularly want. I have got him some hotel chocolat, he has bought me something small and we are going to treat ourselves to a new big tv as a joint present from Santa.

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Neighneigh · 03/12/2021 12:44

Mine is impossible to buy for and literally just had his 40th birthday so I'm exhausted for presents. And what does he do? Bounds downstairs yesterday in his lovely new jumper that just arrived from Howies, it's really lovely, so lovely. THREE WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, why couldn't he ask me to get it for him?

I could have literally put him in the bin but he looked so pleased with it.

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donquixotedelamancha · 03/12/2021 12:44

He sounds like the kind of man gift experiences were made for!

I'm the type of husband you are describing, I just don't like stuff. DW bought me a cheap blender 20 years ago and it's probably still the best gift she's ever given me. Also a minature multitool for my keyring was fab.

This year she's getting me a crossbow pistol (or killing me off, either way she needs to close browser windows).

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PeggyGa · 03/12/2021 12:45

Pizza oven

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donquixotedelamancha · 03/12/2021 12:47

More fixing fences and moving fallen trees ind of guy.

A battery chainsaw is loads easier to use than a petrol one, if his is old. If he coesn't have an impact driver then it's way better than a drill for putting screws in. A battery reciproacting saw is always dead handy.

P.S. Meant to add to PP- people always get me gift experiences but I don't actually like them.

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WhatHaveIFound · 03/12/2021 12:47

@lockitdown

He hates being indoors, loves being outside BUT isnt a camping, hiking sort of guy. More fixing fences and moving fallen trees ind of guy.

How about a Fiskar axe/gift set? My DH has been after one for years but we don't have that sort of garden!
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Samedaysame · 03/12/2021 12:47

I feel your pain. I have got my DH a magnetic wrist band (brilliant idea from a mumsnet thread) maybe a workman apron to keep his tools in when fixing stuff outdoors. Sorry not really that inspiring but will watching for more interesting ideas I can use. Good luck op

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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 12:50

@donquixotedelamancha

More fixing fences and moving fallen trees ind of guy.

A battery chainsaw is loads easier to use than a petrol one, if his is old. If he coesn't have an impact driver then it's way better than a drill for putting screws in. A battery reciproacting saw is always dead handy.

P.S. Meant to add to PP- people always get me gift experiences but I don't actually like them.

No, mine hates gift experiences too.
I feel a screwfix trip coming on.
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MyHouseToday · 03/12/2021 12:53

Yes we're like this too. He is disinterested in receiving gifts himself (plus has a Christmas birthday) and has not got the imagination to get me something pretty/interesting I'd like and so a couple of years ago we settled on a standing order to the food bank and giving each other minimal tokens like nice chocolate or socks. It's acceptable, and I now buy my own treats with my Christmas money (rellies abroad have long give up on posting parcels). DH's parents still give him occasional clothes (he has an outdoorsy job) but even those don't wear out fast enough.

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donquixotedelamancha · 03/12/2021 13:02

How about a Fiskar axe/gift set?

Don't get an axe with a fibreglass/plastic handle, wood is much more comfortable to chop with.

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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 13:08

By the way, he already has one tractor.

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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 13:11

@donquixotedelamancha

How about a Fiskar axe/gift set?

Don't get an axe with a fibreglass/plastic handle, wood is much more comfortable to chop with.

what a nice webiste though!
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AnEpisodeOfEastenders · 03/12/2021 13:18

A nice Moleskine notepad and decent pen.

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loveablequalities · 03/12/2021 13:19

Mam? Is that you? Because this is my dad!

We got him wheels for his trailer last year. The kids drew wheels on paper plates and we wrapped those.

Other gifts have included: a new seat for the tractor; angle grinder; local history book; a homemade cake/scones/pancakes; big jar of homemade marmalade; good wool socks; base layers; boiler suit; eva wellies (total game changer btw); nice cheese; whisky; a clip on reading light; a big torch; a big floodlight; contribution to the new ram; leather tool belt; nice biscuits; a good jumper.

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Meowenstein · 03/12/2021 13:22

Gardena garden shoes?

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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 13:26

@loveablequalities

Mam? Is that you? Because this is my dad!

We got him wheels for his trailer last year. The kids drew wheels on paper plates and we wrapped those.

Other gifts have included: a new seat for the tractor; angle grinder; local history book; a homemade cake/scones/pancakes; big jar of homemade marmalade; good wool socks; base layers; boiler suit; eva wellies (total game changer btw); nice cheese; whisky; a clip on reading light; a big torch; a big floodlight; contribution to the new ram; leather tool belt; nice biscuits; a good jumper.

My husband is trailer mad. :)
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ghislaine · 03/12/2021 13:30

I’m getting mine a beehive for solitary bees (basically a glorified bug hotel). One year I bought him a squirrelbuster bird feeder for his birthday and that’s still going strong and gives us both a lot of pleasure. I’m also tempted by a hedgehog shelter.

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Sausagedogsarethebest · 03/12/2021 13:31

Does Screwfix do gift vouchers? Grin

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Meowenstein · 03/12/2021 13:31

One of those bird houses with a built in camera

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