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chocolatcroissant · 19/12/2019 19:03

  • Doesn't eat much chocolate or sweeties.
  • Doesn't read
  • Doesn't do any sports or hobbies
  • Isn't particularly techy
  • Isn't really into fashion or clothes
  • Doesn't own a car
  • Will already get loads of smelly stuff

Things that have gone down well in the last couple of years are an insulated travel mug, a gnome and a watch

I want to spend about £15 but can do £20 at a stretch
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PandaG · 19/12/2019 19:05

Bottle of port, couple of cheeses and crackers? Only any good if you can keep part of present in the fridge.

Mintjulia · 19/12/2019 19:06

Sounds like my ex. I got him a case for his iPad with a really good picture of ds on it.

Ragwort · 19/12/2019 19:10

A life.

I can’t imagine someone who has no hobbies, not even sports, doesn’t read and doesn’t do tech? Hmm. What does he do in his free time? Confused

Winterdaysarehere · 19/12/2019 19:13

Some cheeky I o u 's....
Xmas Blush

Gonewiththemadness · 19/12/2019 19:16

Something related to the interests he has?
Does he drink coffee or tea? If so then maybe a personalised mug and a selection of fancy coffee beans?
Maybe a really decent lunchbox? (Presuming he commutes allot with work and that’s why the insulated travel mug went down well)
Maybe tickets to see someone local he likes? (£20 might cover his ticket but you’d obviously need to buy a second ticket too).
A wooden game (if he likes games?)
Something woodwork related (if he likes woodwork!)
A subscription to geocaching premium if he likes being out and about walking?

chocolatcroissant · 19/12/2019 19:22

Should've said he doesn't drink either, sorry.
Doesn't really like cheese that's not cheddar.

Something with the grandkids printed on would probably go down well if I can get it done in time.

He used to like rebuilding motorbikes but doesn't have the time or the money for it now.
Likes gardening but hasn't really done any this last year or two as he doesn't really have the time or energy with his work.

He loves spending times with the grandkids and walks a fair bit but mostly in the summer.
Other than that he mainly watches tv in his free time or goes to see his pals or my aunts and uncle.

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Gemma2019 · 19/12/2019 19:29

On Amazon you can get an LED light beanie hat - good for evening walkers.

A water bottle with waist strap.

No blister hiking/walking socks

An RFID blocking wallet - I have bought this one from amazon as a gift and it looks great: flintronic Credit Card Holder, RFID Blocking Black Leather Wallet with Covered Button

Gonewiththemadness · 19/12/2019 19:36

I’d definitely go for something walking related. He sounds lovely! Doesn’t sound like the cheeky ious would be the right gift though 😂
Maybe a thermal flask and some decent socks with a photo gift of the grandchildren?
Maybe you could make with them a piece of colourful art saying “my grandad” in the middle and get them to write the things they love about him around the edge (age dependant) and frame it for him?

Gemma2019 · 19/12/2019 19:37

There's a water bottle on amazon called Hydrate with motivational times to drink, to encourage water consumption.

A savoury hamper or biscuits

I bought someone a year's subscription to Readers Digest, but that was a bit more, at £21.99. You could get him a 3 month TV guide subscription

SmellMySmellbow · 19/12/2019 19:39

A nice multi aperture frame with pics of all his family in

marchingonwithmother · 19/12/2019 19:51

Netflix subscription

A charity gift (fuel a lifeboat for the RNLI)

LEELULUMPKIN · 19/12/2019 21:27

If he likes walking, he probably likes nature. What about a bird box or hedgehog house?

MrOnionsBumperRoller · 20/12/2019 07:02

Something coffee related, a back massage seat thingy, a Fitbit?

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