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Gifts for a man who never leaves the house......
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Carpetsareforflying · 07/12/2021 11:29

Literally never. Mid 60s.

No 'tat'/anything that could be seen as clutter,

Not clothes he has loads,

Not alcohol he doesn't drink,

Not kitchen anything because they have it all,

Not toiletries because I'm starting to look unimaginative....

Fuck me it's impossible! šŸ¤£

Hobbies include watching sports and dramas on TV, and cooking (cook book would offend).


Please help!

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Chunkymenrock · 10/12/2021 02:43

Cheese subscription?

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AllTheUsernamesAreAlreadyTaken · 10/12/2021 02:38

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Samedaysame · 09/12/2021 21:42

What about dvds from the 70s or 80s of dramas or films. You can get them from Amazon or ebay
I did get some funny dvds from the 80s he loved them said so many memories of watching them and laughing with his dad

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hivemindneeded · 09/12/2021 21:26

@Thewolvesarerunningagain

A really good reading lamp. Was my most appreciated gift to my DH who is an absolute arse to buy for.

That's a great idea.
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Thewolvesarerunningagain · 09/12/2021 16:18

A really good reading lamp. Was my most appreciated gift to my DH who is an absolute arse to buy for.

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BarbaraofSeville · 09/12/2021 10:20

A copy of the Swedish Death Cleaning book and an agreement to stop buying presents?

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Sweetener12 · 09/12/2021 08:24

Is he somewhat crafty? Maybe a paint by numbers or a fun software like a photo collage creator could work? Also kitchen gadgets? I've heard that air fryer is a game changer so maybe he'd like getting something like that? Or a personalized apron? Etsy has plenty of those- www.etsy.com/market/personalized_apron_for_men

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Rainbowqueeen · 08/12/2021 08:53

Jigsaw
Posh coffee/hot chocolate/tea etc
Puzzle book
My sister gets my dad a subscription to The Oldie magazine every year (although he is in his 80s).

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feliciabirthgiver · 08/12/2021 08:48

Inspired by another thread, I have just ordered one of these for my dad www.metalbirds.co.uk and I thought if you OP.

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Heidipi · 08/12/2021 08:45

I read in the paper at the weekend that swifts need some TLC apparently and we should all be getting swift boxes (different shape box and hole size to usual boxes), so that could be an idea. Iā€™m going to get them for a couple of birthdays next year.

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updownroundandround · 08/12/2021 07:02

Binoculars

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GoodnightGrandma · 08/12/2021 06:40

If this person has an iPad I can highly recommend the Pill-O-Pad from JML.
My DH loves his !

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fitandfortyish · 08/12/2021 06:21

Does he have a garden?
How about an online gardening course ?
I did a fab one earlier in the year with www.inbloomandco.com

If not what about some nice new utensils for cooking? A posh masher or something that you'd never buy yourself but makes life easier ! Xx

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AngelonTopoftheTree · 07/12/2021 23:59

My first thought was slippers, but then seeing some of the suggestions sparked an idea of something we used to do for a grandparent - annual subscription to National Geographic.

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feliciabirthgiver · 07/12/2021 23:56

I've just bought my 40 year old brother a Soda Stream, mostly as we were never allowed one growing up but secondly they are fantastic for creating sparkling water without the plastic waste.

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LizzieBananas · 07/12/2021 14:41

Heated blanket/throw for the sofa

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Carpetsareforflying · 07/12/2021 14:39

I'm not sure anything cooking wise would go down too well, he's too particular about that. The wildlife idea is a very good shout though, I think I'll go that route, thankyou all šŸ™‚
Feel free to think up more ideas though, there's plenty more occasions to gift for šŸ¤¦šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø

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toolazytothinkofausername · 07/12/2021 13:15

A small hamper of top fancy ingredients. Items could include a really good quality olive oil, nice cut of meat to stick in the freezer.

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WeAreTheWeirdosMister · 07/12/2021 13:14

What about getting them into fermentation?
Lots of kits on Amazon; www.amazon.co.uk/fermentation-kit/s?k=fermentation+kit&tag=mumsnetforu03-21
But I am sure you could find other places too, if you start with sourdough you could build on it each year with kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and on and on...
It's kitchen 'stuff' but also a toy/something to play with take care of.

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PineappleWilson · 07/12/2021 13:07

My father falls into this category. He does draw though, so he's getting Hobbycraft vouchers. We've done the SD photoframe before too, that went down well. And pre-Covid we got them restaurant vouchers, back when restaurants had cheap mid-week carvery offers, but they've stopped going to restaurants now. It's so hard to think of something.

If they have a bread maker, maybe nice bread mixes too?

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hivemindneeded · 07/12/2021 13:00

Complete thread hijack but I would LOVE it if someone got me a hedgehog house with camera. That just sounds like the best present ever.

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ElephantOfRisk · 07/12/2021 12:54

If someone already has everything they need or want then either it's a needle in a haystack situation to find something which has a high rate of failure or you get a nicer version of a consumable that they use or replace something that's worn out. That's really the only viable options.

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ElephantOfRisk · 07/12/2021 12:52

I'm lost!! Thinking of resorting to a hamper for two but would love to get him something for himself as I only really know him!

I skimmed over that and thought you were thinking of getting him an "escort" aka sex worker...

Actually, might that be an idea? Grin

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regularbutnamechangedd · 07/12/2021 12:47

Whoever said Britbox is a genius and I've just signed my dad up

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UpInTheAttic · 07/12/2021 12:34

Bluetooth (wireless) headphones so his DW doesn't have to listen to the football.

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