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Gifts for the man who has everything!!

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clpsmum · 08/08/2021 21:02

Any ideas very greatly appreciated

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cheeseisthebest · 08/08/2021 21:02

Following as have same issue!

clpsmum · 08/08/2021 21:05

They're so bloody awkward aren't they? So much easier to buy for women!

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VikingNorthUtsire · 08/08/2021 21:05

A selection from

Popular with DH and both our dads last year. We have reordered twice as they're so tasty.

Laura17111 · 09/08/2021 14:54

I struggle so much every year for my DH, Dad and brother. I see some amazing ideas but still nothing they would like/ use. I would love to get them sorted early this year but I have no ideas so far

Laura17111 · 09/08/2021 14:55


A selection from

Popular with DH and both our dads last year. We have reordered twice as they're so tasty.

Just had a quick look and they look lovely Smile Food gifts are always a good one
MrsHookey · 09/08/2021 15:08

Subscriptions maybe to special interest magazines?

TerritorialPissings · 09/08/2021 15:15

I know it’s a bit pricey, but I got my husband a paddle board last year and he was over the moon

ActonSquirrel · 09/08/2021 15:16

Ask them. You know them. What do they like? Hobbies etc

IggyAce · 09/08/2021 15:21

Some hits over the years:
Wallet Ninja.
How to be a curry legend kit from The Spicery.
Paddy & Scotts coffee bags.

A couple of things that were joke presents that went down well:
Back scratcher.
Car bin.

ActonSquirrel · 09/08/2021 15:23

It is so personal: the Indian Pickles look vile to me. Find out what they like to eat, do etc

DoucheCanoe · 09/08/2021 15:24

Do they need presents?

DH and I agreed a long time ago that we don't need gifts as anything we want/need we tend to save for and buy ourselves rather than waiting around.

Maybe a magazine subscription, vouchers for favourite bar/restaurant, some hobby equipment?

I just ask people what they want (male or female) to avoid wasting money and adding to a pile of unwanted/unused stuff.

elQuintoConyo · 09/08/2021 15:33

A box to put it all in? Grin

Get them to choose a night away doing something fun, then pay for it a bit like buying an 'experience' but less restrictive. "I want to go to Diggerland" - book a hotel, pay for two tickets. Ta-da!

Failing that, a mug, a jumper and a hug.

Or a drinks cabinet that looks like a globe!

Suprima · 09/08/2021 15:36

What would you buy for the woman that has everything?

There is nothing wrong with buying a man a lovely sandalwood candle, nice smellies or merino blend socks.

Laura17111 · 09/08/2021 15:38


Subscriptions maybe to special interest magazines?

I did get my Dad a magazine subscirption last year which was a hit, I think this year I will re-new the subscription
FeelinSpendy · 09/08/2021 16:07

Is he interested in history? Vintage photos, postcards or travel posters of favourite holiday spots or the town they grew up in/live in now tend go down well as they're thoughtful and interesting.

TwoLeftSocksWithHoles · 09/08/2021 16:11


NotWanting · 09/08/2021 16:12

Stuff from Molton Brown
Flying lesson
Silver coin from favourite film
Weekend away
Days out to RAF museum
Driving experiences
Driving a tank

mrspiersmorgan · 09/08/2021 16:13

If he likes reading the Booker Prize book from the year he was born.

Wishihadanalgorithm · 09/08/2021 19:03

A newspaper/ number 1 record from the day he was born.
Theatre/concert tickets.
Food subscription
Cookery class
A good bottle of whiskey
Sporting equipment/clothing

clpsmum · 09/08/2021 19:20

Some fantastic ideas thanks everyone.

Special mention to the helpful souls who suggested just asking him, if I wanted to do that I wouldn't have posted!

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doodlejump1980 · 09/08/2021 20:46

My DH is really into mountain-biking. I got him some “otter” waterproof socks in his stocking last year and he was delighted!

SheldonandAmy · 09/08/2021 20:53

I'd go for an experience:

  • Theatre tickets
  • Hotel break
  • Golf
  • Car racing/drive a sports car etc.
  • Family day out or annual pass
  • Michelin star tasting meal
  • Afternoon tea
Elouera · 09/08/2021 20:55




What is his age and your budget?

These are things I've bought DH in the past:
  • A man tin
  • glider experience
  • learn to fly lesson. (I chose the 4 seater plane, so I could go along too)
  • BBQ smoker
  • oyster shucker
  • use those prank gift boxes
Gifts for the man who has everything!!
PlanDeRaccordement · 09/08/2021 20:59

Instead of buying things that will end up in a landfill, think about membership in or donation to a charity that does conservation of natural resources. Maybe plant a tree in his name.....etc

CherryLeaf · 09/08/2021 21:10

@TwoLeftSocksWithHoles that pranko site is amazing! Literally had to bite my lip to stop laughing as I’m trying to be quiet to get DD to sleep. Brilliant! Just wish there was a uk version as the delivery is huge, brilliant idea though!

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