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#1 Shirley Sue

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hi all,

so I've done all my Christmas shopping apart from my dh's gift. He is so difficult to buy for! If he wants something he usually just goes and gets it himself. He enjoys astro-photography, likes trains, cricket and bushwalking. He doesn't need any more clothes and isn't much of a drinker.

I'd like to get him something thoughtful, but $100 or under. Looking forward to any suggestions   wink.gif .

#2 Shirley Sue

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Also, what kind of things are you buying for your dh's?

#3 FiveAus

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

A rain gauge. I got my husband one a few years ago and he LOVES it. He has it situated near his car parking space and he checks it religiously every day, and records the reading. He's up to his 3rd year now so he can compare rainfall patterns.

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

My DH is getting the patio/concrete cleaning attachment for his gerny - i have no idea what to buy him otherwise.

#5 LittleYellowBirdie

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

my hubby has expensive tastes but luckily he doesnt like to shop for clothings.  last few years i got him bonds undies.  but this year, he will get trackie pants, cheapy crocs and a CD.  that's pretty much what he wants.  he likes surprises like a tshirt with our baby pic (for his father's day thing) or i gave him a voucher for massage for me.  

I also organised a lunch with his friends without me.  so like a boy day out thing.

Edited by Zoskie, 30 November 2012 - 01:07 PM.


#6 ~cake~

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

We normally only exchange token gifts at Christmas. It's his birthday in December though and I'm getting him a really good camping chair. Not sure what to get him from the kids - possibly a book or something.

#7 Madnesscraves

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Bond box set? $189 though sad.gif
Kids bike seat to put on bike? $120
Umm ardiuno if he's computer geeky guy. $99

#8 Shirley Sue

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 30/11/2012, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A rain gauge. I got my husband one a few years ago and he LOVES it. He has it situated near his car parking space and he checks it religiously every day, and records the reading. He's up to his 3rd year now so he can compare rainfall patterns.



QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 30/11/2012, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My DH is getting the patio/concrete cleaning attachment for his gerny - i have no idea what to buy him otherwise.

Great ideas- alas he already has both.

The kids bike seat sounds great though!

#9 threetimesblessed

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

DH is getting an Xbox 360 which is really for everyone, clothes and I don't know what else to buy him.

Not sure where you live OP but maybe tickets to a cricket match?

#10 Shanski

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

Can you get him tickets to a cricket match? (Depending on where you live)
Or a really nice photo/print relating to his astro-photography passion?
Are there any concerts of comedy shows coming up that he would like?

My hubby is getting a ticket to Soundwave and some tickets to his favourite comedy shows.

I'm even thinking about a season ticket to his favourite rugby team but I don't know if I want to go to that many games with him.

#11 *LiMa*

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

What about something like this

#12 Tealdash

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

How about a $100 Red balloon voucher, then he can choose his own experience (or save up for what he wants) redballoon.com.au

This is what I will be doing this year original.gif

#13 Shirley Sue

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Whilst tickets to a cricket match would be great -we unfortunately we don't live in a capital city.

His bike isn't compatible with a child seat.

A red balloon voucher may be a goer  smile1.gif .

#14 -*meh*-

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

DP is a geek... i have gotten him a green lantern ring and a R/C flying zombie shark biggrin.gif

#15 cward

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

i got my DP a night out at a hotel in the city last year.  Win-win because even though I said he could go by himself he still took me.  Night away from the kids perfect pressie

#16 goody2shoes

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

I am thinking of getting mine a set of tickets to the outdoor movies (there are heaps of different ones here in Perth).  He also said he would like some movie tickets so he can go to the normal indoor movies on his own - as I we don't have similar taste in mainstream movies.

For my DH's recent birthday I bought him some DIRTY soap from Lush - and we all loved it!!!

A magazine subscription??

#17 darcswan

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

Has he got a pocket rocket for bushwalking? They are awesome - light weight but lots of heat.

Otherwise... Threadless tees are always a winner here.

#18 noonehere

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Metalacolipse season 4.

#19 missy78

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

It is DP's birthday today - I bought him introductory flying lessons and a computer game. He is thrilled!




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