What to get DH for Christmas…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely get him something. FI and I are the same way… if we want something, we buy it. Its how we’ve always been…

I tend to notice little things (ie last year, he stated that Christmas Vacation was his favorite movie and hes a huge hockey fan, so I got him the Griswold “00” Blackhawks jersey or this year, he’s attempting to grow out his beard so I bought beard care oils, shampoo, conditioners, etc for a beard care stocking). So maybe play off that? Something he enjoys that you could find something a little more towards?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

How about something that you guys could do together ? Tickets to some play, cooking lessons, parachute jump, book a weekend in some indoor waterpark or some other romantic hotel. Since you said he has everything think of something that he likes to do and would enjoy doing together. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TexasSpringBride:  my DH is the same- if he wants something, he buys it. So i have to get him things he didn’t know he wanted 😉 This year, I’m getting him a custom-engraved, sterling silver tie clip because his tie clip sucks. I’m also getting him a vintage pocketwatch because he’s been into wearing suit vests lately and has mentioned how “cool” it would look with a pocketwatch a few times, so I’m on the hunt!

i love gifting vintage or custom stuff because you KNOW they won’t already have it. Last year I got him a 1970’s punch bowl set off of ebay (we entertain a lot) and he LOVED it, plus all of his bartender friends oohed and ahhed over it at our next party.  Never underestimate bragging rights… plus, guys like utilitarian things. Is there anything he likes to drink or eat? Maybe a moto-centric magazine subscription? Or there’s always things like Bacon of the Month clubs and stuff like that!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What about buying an “Experience”? Groupon has a deal for a Lamborghini driving day, or bungee jumping, hot air balloon ride, etc.?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TexasSpringBride:  massage; coupons from you for his favorite things, ie back rub, scalp massage, etc; magazine subscription, wknd getaway, a class of some sort, favorite movies on DVD, audiobooks for his ride to work; pedi/mani… Good luck!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

maybe go to a show or concert or an expensive dinner?  or look around etsy; there’s all kinds of interesting stuff on there

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TexasSpringBride:  my FI loved it!  Funny, we were together 13 yrs ago and when we got back together in 2010, he still had one of my coupons.  It was for a naked full body massage & it said “love gets slippery when wet”.  Cheesy, but you have to know your guy.  I hope it works out!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i did this last year: http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2011/12/on-the-first-day-of-christmas-my-true-love-gave-to-me.html

FI loved it. he enjoyed having something to open every day. i did little things- an ornament, two t-shirts, six pairs of socks, twelve packs of gum (he’s a gum chewer).. stuff like that. but you could do it with experiences? dinner dates, prepaid daytrips, things like that. and mix in little things as well.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im in the same boat for my husband! Anything he wants he just buys himself. Execpt he does need clothes.

 

I like buying him concert tickets because its something we can do together and also something to look forward to.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@TexasSpringBride:  Tickets to whatever sport it is he enjoys, tailgating supplies or recipe books, or if he likes gestures more than material things, sponsoring a local little league team in his name. At the end of the year you could get them to all feel awesome by autographing a ball for him, sticking it in a display case, and you’ll be set for a gift for next Christmas.

 

On coupon books: I really like the way that Matt Paxton from Hoarders talks about using a blowjob coupon book his wife gifted him with it. If he ever needs to diffuse an arguement that is getting too heated, he’ll bring up “… I think I’d like to use one of those coupons now…”

 

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