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Please share your successful gifts for husbands/partners

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Lolly567 · 25/08/2018 10:44

I know there’s a few old threads on here but thought I’d start a new one for ideas.

Past successes for me over the years have included a date a month scrap book which had in it tickets to football games and concerts and cash for meals and planned day trips away (but took a long time to make and very expensive when you add it up but i suppose its money we’d spend throughout the year on entertainment anyway), a Bluetooth speaker before the days of alexis, a music sampler he’s always wanted, a magnetic bowl for screws and things (stocking), a gridit, little Lego sets (big kid at heart), dinosaur nanoblock (stocking), nice clothbound edition of a book he wanted to read, fancy rum, cute rum miniatures (stocking), hotel chocolate chocs, the usual socks/boxers, a snood, gloves and I can’t remember anything else!

Please share your ideas :D

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mrsnolasco · 25/08/2018 10:48

I bought DH a framed family crest, with the explaination of where his surname comes from, and some stories behind it. He loved it.

Raven88 · 25/08/2018 10:53

Beats headphones. He uses them every day

TalkingOrmer · 25/08/2018 13:15

mrsnolasco that sounds fab - where did you get it from? Thanks

HollyBollyBooBoo · 25/08/2018 13:18

Cashmere jumper
Gift vouchers for favourite bike shop
Cuff links
Box set dvds
Meal out just before Xmas for the 2 of us

FoddyWaddle · 25/08/2018 13:37

My ultimate husbamd gift win has been a wallet ninja! DH uses it all the time and sugru.

mrsnolasco · 25/08/2018 19:46

@TalkingOrmer it was from a Christmas market a couple of years ago. The man there did loads of framed items. Sorry that’s not very useful.

AnneLovesGilbert · 25/08/2018 19:51

DH loves his one of those too FoddyWaddle! Only trouble is when he forgets to take it out of his wallet before flying and gets stopped by security...

HeyMicky · 25/08/2018 20:20

Courses - butchery, noodle making, bread workshop
Sou vide
Books about building pizza ovens and chopping/stacking/storing firewood
Grown up leather pencil case for work
Wine aerator
Vintage vinyl record storage unit
3D pen
Projector for his phone

RavenWings · 25/08/2018 20:24

You make a personalised book and it gets printed and shipped - very easy to do and very unique!

TheHobbitMum · 25/08/2018 20:25

Knife making forge workshop course, GoPro 6, smoker & kit (food not tobacco Grin) weekends away, board games (Not monopoly types, more Gloomhaven, This War of Mine etc), pretty much anything gadgetry for mine. Sentimental stuff and trinkets are wasted of my DH

missyB1 · 25/08/2018 20:30

Burger press (he loves anything bbq related)
Champagne bucket

Lolly567 · 26/08/2018 20:25

Sorry for no reply I had a bit of an internet detox!

Some wonderful ideas! Oh yes I forgot I also had success with a GoPro and wallet ninja, and this year going for kindle .. love the idea of a burger press I will look out for one of these!! Also like the idea of a course- I’ve never thought about that before!! Ahh he’s just bought himself some headphones or that would have been a good idea!

Oh also- my stepdad is the hardest person to buy for in that he just isn’t really impressed with any of the gifts I’ve given him, he’s very practical and asks for things like a special battery for something.. so I always just go for an amazon voucher these days, buuuut I had a very surprise success last year with a little led torch key ring I got from Debenhams - he said it’s just what he needed and one of the best gifts he’s ever received!

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Alanamackree · 26/08/2018 21:44

DH remains an enigma to me, but these unbelievably boring gifts have been very successful with my hard-to-buy-for df and dfil.
magnifying glass with clips

ultra thin reading glasses in a case that fits on the back of a mobile phone

magnetic tool wrist band

battery tester This one generated some serious gift envy Grin

KingLooieCatz · 28/08/2018 16:19

DH loves mucking about with his snazzy camera but never did anything with the photos, I trawled the backlog and had several photo books made up that went back over years of holidays and days out. We've done it for each other and others a couple of times since. It's lovely to look over the photos on Christmas Day.

qate · 29/08/2018 07:42

DH is a nightmare to buy for, so every Christmas since we got engaged I've put together a photobook of our adventures for that year. You get some pretty good deals on photobox/Snapfish/, and they're nice to look back over in later years.

MooPointCowsOpinion · 29/08/2018 13:49

Awesome ideas here! I hadn’t thought about headphones, my husband needs some nicer ones.
He likes a framed vinyl, artsy fartsy books, whiskey, novelty Xmas jumpers or pjs.

Carrie76 · 29/08/2018 15:47

I got my DH a cornerstone razor after all the talk of them on here. Was a bit of a filler present as didn’t know how it would be received. He was a bit surprised by it but has turned out to be a huge hit. Would highly recommend!

sar302 · 29/08/2018 16:13

Worried that @HeyMicky is sharing my husband and buying better gifts than me 😳 that would be his ideal list!

HeyMicky · 29/08/2018 16:19

That would explain the work trips

sar302 · 29/08/2018 16:37

Will be having words when I get home...

FoofFighter · 29/08/2018 16:41

A magazine subscription that was linked to on here, a 6m offer for just £5, in his hobby.

Jessica78 · 29/08/2018 19:43

Some good ideas here! I'm going to recommend (again) The Spicery subscription. And you get to enjoy it too!

LaPufalina · 29/08/2018 20:10

I got DH Brewdog shares for Father's Day this year, went down well 🍻
Not on the high st has good inspiration for hard-to-buy-for people

DandelionAndBedrock · 29/08/2018 20:15

I got DP a deep tissue massage one year (expecting him to be sniffy about it) and he LOVED it.

Soyalatteforme · 29/08/2018 20:17

@TalkingOrmer, try Name of Thrones. I got my DH one from a market last year, and then business card had them as Name of Thrones:

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