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Can we have a "gift ideas for husbands with no interests" thread?

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lockitdown · 03/12/2021 11:54

Yes, if you have one of these: not interested in:

  • sports
  • gaming or tech
  • fitness
  • foodie gifts
  • alcohol
  • tools (he has enough)
  • brands/clothes
  • metrosexual stuff

I feel your pain.
Gift ideas?
OP posts:
mumjustmum · 03/12/2021 17:01

I'm buying mine the Bluetooth Sony headphones, as he lost the Jabra ones I got him six months ago 🙄

Iamnotamermaid · 03/12/2021 17:37

Headtorch? really good one for any night time outdoors activity

triplechoc · 03/12/2021 17:59

A magnetic extendable torch? Useful when fixing things in small spaces and retrieving dropped screws.

Sugru/Formcard for fixing things that can’t be screwed or glued?

Not big gifts, but less likely to end up as clutter.

A subscription to a tractor magazine?!

Something for outside eg decorative thermometer/barometer, or a fancy hanging basket bracket from somewhere like here: - they have a tractor one, and also outdoor seats made from vintage tractor seats!

Bluetrews25 · 03/12/2021 21:06
heelforheelandtoefortoe · 03/12/2021 22:48

I think my DF might like airpods but firstly, aren't they very expensive? and secondly, he's going a bit deaf so not sure how effective they will be! He does love music though so any insight into air pods appreciated.

Blankiefan · 03/12/2021 22:59

A firepit? Opens the door to lots of accessory gifts campfire popcorn maker, marshmallows and toasting forks, fire blanket, etc)

I'd second a pizza oven. I got DH an Ooni one two years ago. Was his favourite ever present. Again, lots of complimentary gifts (pizza peel, recipe books, thermometer, etc, etc)

I got DH gig tickets this year.

elfycat · 03/12/2021 23:20

I know this might sound odd, but we buy something for the house from us both. It might be a mirror for the hall, a nice new light fitting or a piece of vintage furniture. The point is we can afford to put money into the fund for it. Our 10th wedding anniversary gifts to each other were a pair of lights that cost hundreds each (after we shopped around or it would have been £1k each).

We then get to enjoy the items together. And we don't have to fret about getting something 'right' for each other.

Birthdays are different - again we don't get anything on the day, but later when we see the thing we want, but couldn't justify the expense of, we 'nominate' it as the gift owed. DH's bean to cup coffee maker. My Gin Club membership, My MA as it was hobby only and not for a job , upgrading to touch screen all-singing-all-dancing laptops instead of a straight replacement, for my 50th this year I got a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser a few weeks after the actual day.

We always get what we want or need and it takes the stress out of guesswork.

Shimmylikejoanholloway · 03/12/2021 23:35

Merino socks! Great for outdoors wear as they are thermally regulating or some such.

Cotton55 · 04/12/2021 00:00

A good bluetooth speaker? You could add a subscription to Audible so he could listen to audio books on it

Cotton55 · 04/12/2021 00:04

A Kindle if he's a reader? A coffee machine of some sort?

vdbfamily · 04/12/2021 00:07

My DH is usually happy with a selection of his favourite snacks from a health food shop plus a big bag of decent coffee beans and a selection of dark chocolate. He is not really into gifts which is great.

Runoutofgas · 04/12/2021 00:12

You say he likes being outdoors doing fences and moving trees- how about a wood chopping course? Or would he like one of those National Trust 'help rebuild a drystone wall' type thing?

alexio · 04/12/2021 00:24


Does Screwfix do gift vouchers? Grin

That would be my husbands dream he's never away from there 🤣
Luredbyapomegranate · 04/12/2021 00:37

A fire pit thing he can sit round w his mates?

Otherwise I’d get a voucher for a restaurant he’d like and take him in January when life is boring.

Blueberryflavour · 04/12/2021 02:19

Victorinox Swiss Army knife can be personalised, check out their website very outdoor manly looking equipment. A drone. A metal detector. Tickets for a car show or car or horse racing. Brewery / distillery tour.
Would agree a fire pit is an excellent gift, more flexible use than a barbecue and can be used all year round. Also check out a website Made for Drink for different sorts of snacks to match with beers. Any other alcohol that he likes.

RavingAnnie · 04/12/2021 02:37


I get mine photos / gifts related to the real love of his life - the dog 🙄 I am thinking a week away from me for the 2 of them.

RavingAnnie · 04/12/2021 02:42


A proper Guernsey jumper

They are amazing and last forever.

Ooo they look good. Are they itchy?
NotJustACigar · 04/12/2021 02:55

I got my Scottish DH a bottle of whisky from his childhood neighbourhood. Also a bar of fancy but manly soap (he only uses toiletries that are marked "for men" Grin), some nice gel pens, and a sky sports pass for 1 month.

RavingAnnie · 04/12/2021 02:58

After much research I bought my husband Shepherd of Sweden sheepskin slipper boots a couple of years ago. He was very happy with them. Here's their website but they have loads of suppliers in the U.K. I think I bought his via Zalando in the end.

Mediumred · 04/12/2021 03:21

I actually got this for awkward DD rather than awkward DP but what about the Swab DNA test from

RedRobin100 · 04/12/2021 04:23


SheWoreYellow · 04/12/2021 06:45


I think my DF might like airpods but firstly, aren't they very expensive? and secondly, he's going a bit deaf so not sure how effective they will be! He does love music though so any insight into air pods appreciated.

They’re £100 ish. If he can still hear the radio then I suppose they’d be ok? In fact he could turn them up without annoying others?
desperatehousewife21 · 04/12/2021 10:39

Thanks to this thread I’ve just bought a ‘savage gamer’ and Cobra Kai metal plate from displates for DS and DH respectively. The shipping cost was a bit eye watering but got 20% discount which helped.

We both love cobra kai so will both get enjoyment seeing it up on the wall.

SSOYS · 04/12/2021 10:46

Not to me but they are quite heavy and rough (in a good way). Probably not ideal for someone who likes very soft knits.

mdh2020 · 04/12/2021 11:30

My DH is getting a box of cheeses and some unusual crackers. He doesn’t want anything and wouldn’t care if he didn’t get anything. He liked his weather station a few years ago and the dash cam but has rejected everything else over the years. People tend to give him puzzle books which go straight to the charity shops when they re-open. He loves a pair of mini secateurs which he carries with him on walks and insists on trimming over hanging hedges and plants. The bat detector was a success but can only be used on warm summer evenings.

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