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What are you buying or have bought for your DH or DP for Christmas
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#1 chic mummy

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

I apologise in advance if this has already been done although my search function is not working and im getting a tad frustrated with it at the moment so im posting a new topic for this.

So, What are you buying or have bought for your DH or DP for Christmas?

I was thinking a $300 bunnings gift card seeing as my DH spends too much time there and we are looking at selling our current place and buying a house next year so i figured the gift card could be used for tools etc for renovations although i feel like im giving him a gift which will just lead to him working more around the house so not really a gift if you know what i mean.

AND Christmas is on Tuesday and ive really left this way too late to now change what i am going to get him...

gift ideas please.

#2 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

A new toilet bag filled with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, flannel, aftershave, nail clippers, nail file, nail brush, soap and container, deodorant. He works away so will get alot of use. His old one was getting a bit manky.

A lotto pack.

Hairclippers.

2 x books.

Still need to get some chocolate beer and some t shirts. We only buy small gifts for each other, nothing very exciting.



#3 *CalamityJane*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

I bought mine a sort of "smart casual" jacket he can wear with jeans.  And Paul Kelly's "How to Make Gravy" (the book, the box set is doesn't exist anymore sad.gif ).

#4 *Lib*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

I got him from america his fave hockey team shirt, and an I phone cover. And socks and jocks.

#5 bakesgirls

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

DH wanted a wheel barrow this year, so that's what he's getting. But, I'm also chucking in a couple of itunes cards and a time card for WoW as something extra that he wont know about until Xmas day.

#6 WonkieTonkie

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

A new rashie, a hat to wear on the boat and tickets to the next 20-20 cricket match

#7 baddmammajamma

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

We go for the best gift of all...

It's free, it's fun & it always fits perfectly.

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#8 i-candi

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Nothing, DH has everything he needs or wants. I told him he needs to have something to open on the day so he said a new iPad mini cover as his broke. He better hurry up and buy it so I can wrap it.

I hate Christmas.

#9 Jax12

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

I've gone a bit overboard this year...

From me:
About 12 graphic novels - entailed extensive research and sneakiness to avoid doubling up
A dressy watch

From DS:
Hankies
Jocks
Avengers boxers
Socks
Be the Coolest Dad on the Block book

#10 Bernard Woolley

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

A frame for his desk with a picture of DD.

We're sharing a new coffee maker as our big present biggrin.gif

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

A window vacuum cleaner - to keep him busy and not under my feet all the time.

A butane stove to cook lunch when he's at horse/motorbike events with DD/DS.

A remote control helicopter that runs off his iPhone.

#12 CCLady

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

I got my DH a 'slice and dice' vegetable cutter. He is obsessed with the ad and is always going on about us getting one!

Weirdo! But he will love it!

#13 MoonPie

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

A PS3, because I'm actually the best girlfriend in the world. Actually that was a combined bday/Christmas present so I'm getting him a few little things to open at Christmas time.

#14 *~Luvmy3~*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

A map capsule/pod coffee machine and milk frother.

He has got me a bench mixer and baby food maker.

#15 silver-rain

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:49 PM

DH is getting 2 computer games - LA Noir and NBA 2K13 - a game controller, some men's **** cologne and socks and jocks. Was so much easier this year when he actually told me what he wanted!!

I'm getting a Zoku iceblock maker and probably a piece of jewellery. It's also my birthday tomorrow, so have asked for some seedlings to go in the raised garden bed mum and dad are getting us for Christmas and a voucher for my Kobo e-reader. original.gif

#16 ELH05

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:11 AM

An ice making machine for DH's bar.

#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

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We go for the best gift of all...

It's free, it's fun & it always fits perfectly.

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I bought DH a book....which he found and has already started reading. We dont usually get each other anything but I want to start making an effort for DS (although I haven't gotten him anything yet either). DH got me a gold necklace and a Shaballa bracelet which I am already wearing. We're hopeless.

#18 SeaPrincess

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

Bluetooth earphones and a bike mount for his iPod.
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#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

$12 deodorant pack from Big W lol

the older girls have all put money together and are getting him 4kg tub of protien powder that comes with a free tee and shaker - he'll love that!

#20 I'm Batman

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

Nothing. He can buy his own present since he shows disatisfation for all the gifts I give.

#21 iwanttosleepin

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

A running/bicycling watch distance speed calculator thingy.
PJs
A Mercedes Keyring (he has a Mercedes car)
A model F1 car to build with the kids.

#22 iwanttosleepin

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

the best thing ever that I bought him was a new car.  I did it totally without him finding out!  It was his childhood/teenage dream (A Subaru WRX).

I got the best present later in the day (we conceived DS1 that day)!!!  hehehehe

#23 Hairy Maclary

Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:11 AM

*  Drop saw
*  Series 1 & 2 of Mrs Brown's Boys
*  Remote control helicopter
*  Box of liquer chocolates

#24 Flutters

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

A Weather station & a new BBQ

#25 Cindy1014

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

so fae i have got him a couple of Tshirts and a jb hifi voucher, but i would like to get him something else too




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