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What gadgets/toys/fun gifts are you buying the men in your life?

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pastelyellow · 10/11/2019 19:32

Struggling here for ideas for my boyfriend's dad. He really loves gadget-y type gifts but it's difficult to think of new things he doesn't have! In previous year he's had gifts like a helicopter drone and a wallet ninja -- basically typical 'boy' presents!! There's no point getting him sensible gifts because they aren't really touched.

He's not sporty, is quite into DIY and is a big kid at heart.
All ideas and advice are so greatly appreciated xx

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pastelyellow · 13/11/2019 21:33

Anybody? Sad

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MissCherryCakeyBun · 13/11/2019 21:36
browneyesblue · 13/11/2019 21:40

I recommend this to people every year, so you may have already tried this. Years ago, DH bought himself a lock picking kit similar to this. He loved it, and I was annoyed that I hadn't thought of it myself, so I've been recommending it ever since.

MissCherryCakeyBun · 13/11/2019 21:41
Bickles · 13/11/2019 21:43

DH44 is getting a Lego technic Land Rover defender.

pastelyellow · 13/11/2019 23:57

MissCherry you are a life saver!! Had been looking at laser measures but didn't trust any of the sites.. you've really helped me out here x

Thank you everyone else, keeping a note of all ideas.

Any other suggestions, keep them coming!!

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Fredy45 · 14/11/2019 09:38

Can I say the lock picking kit is a great idea. Fil - one of those and a bottle of whiskey = done

pastelyellow · 14/11/2019 10:08

Hadn't considered the lock picking set but after looking at it now, it seems right up his street... thank you x

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bellinisurge · 14/11/2019 10:16

I'd love some of these for me

AnnaNimmity · 14/11/2019 10:17

I get mine a tile mate every year. He loses his keys or his glasses frequently. The last one is at the bottom of a lift shaft in Waitrose with his keys.

AnnaNimmity · 14/11/2019 10:18

Tool belt is a great idea too!

youngestisapsycho · 14/11/2019 10:31

The wallet ninja looks good.... not sure how the 'cell phone stand' bit works tho?

I8toys · 14/11/2019 11:39

Echo Dot is the best prezzie I bought him.

gigglingHyena · 14/11/2019 11:50

@youngestisapsycho we have yet yo find a phone/card combo which makes the wallet ninja phone stand work. It all looks fine, till you put the phone on, then it pretty much collapses.

What gadgets/toys/fun gifts are you buying the men in your life?
What gadgets/toys/fun gifts are you buying the men in your life?
youngestisapsycho · 14/11/2019 12:10

Ah... I see. Thanks 👍🏻

buckeejit · 14/11/2019 17:19

I'd second echo dot and, (or if he already has dot/google thing), smart plug.

I quite like the laser measure thing but wouldn't get much use here.

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