(Closed) Christmas gift ideas for the practical man

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Post # 2
117 posts
Blushing bee

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starrynight898:  oh I know this feeling, my boyfriend! 

I bought him nice clothes, a wallet, a pen for work, notebooks for work, books for work!! A laptop, for work! If there a theme here? Lol 

just generally what you think he would appreciate and use daily

Post # 3
1624 posts
Bumble bee

I am a very practical gift giver, so I tend to give things for the household that are somewhat of a splurge. This year he is getting two knives to fill out our block, extra cell phone chargers because he keeps stealing mine and new cross country ski boots because one of his broke last winter. Other ideas I considered:

shaving soap, a pressure washer, patagonia down sweater, new golf bag.

Hope some of these help! 

Post # 4
9521 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I was going going to buy mine an Amazon echo but he beat me  to it. He loves it! Perfect for a practical man

Post # 6
2803 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My Fiance only wants things he needs, or experience type gifts… can never get the guy a sweater. 

If your guy is a meatlover, you could get a bunch of stuff from Omaha Steaks. You could do a collection of specialty beers or wines. Food and booze is always going to be used. 

This year he is getting: new wallet, rifle lock, boxer briefs, cigars, slippers(his old ones are ick), a photobook of our trip to Alaska,  and he is getting tickets to Criss Angel and the Supernatralists.

I actually ususally stick to hobby stuff. Last year he got some of the same stuff but also flares for the boat and new fishing poles…. the year before he got these three finger ski gloves he wanted and new poles, before that was a pop up camping kitchen and a portable coleman grill.


Post # 7
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

Oh yeah. This is my fella too! He likes gifts that ‘enhance his quality of life’, but that usually refers to drills and tires.

This year is our third Christmas, so I’ve already done the nice wallet and other easier items. This is what I got him this time:

A set of luxurious (super big, super soft, really nice) bath towels

A really, really good kitchen knife (he does a lot of cooking)

A monkey puzzle tree (he’s really into planting trees, and has really wanted this tree! we’ll be taking care of it in the house until spring planting season)

A bowl that is made out of a record, because we saw it on a Reading Rainbow and he was completely fascinated with it, and I know he’ll be slayed by the fact I found the creator

A set of really nice leather gloves (can be used on a cellphone too! whee!)

The best one: car accessories I know he wants. Shift boot, e-brake boot, steering wheel cover, in leather with piping. Is nice stuff… I can’t wait for him to open!!

Post # 8
1641 posts
Bumble bee

Socks, underwear, and tix to a game!

Post # 10
2790 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Two Christmases ago I got DH a Segway tour as one of his Christmas presents and he loved it – “experience” presents like game tickets always go down well.  This year I’ve got him DVDs of a TV series he started watching and then didn’t finish (due to crazy work hours), plus this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/hshg/?pfm=Search&t=wooden%20mechanical%20clock%20kit because he is fascinated by clocks and likes building things!  He does a lot of recreational bike riding and we also go hiking quite a bit so our first Christmas together I got him a Camelbak backpack (with the water bladder) and that has had SO much use.

Post # 11
9521 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

have you looked at mancrate.com? They have some fun gifts for men, they come in  a wood crate and he has to pry it open with a little crowbar they provide.

If you have a house the Echo can be linked with lightswitches and USB outlets do the lights and devices can be voice operated.

Post # 13
257 posts
Helper bee

Get him a Swiss army pocket knife with something engraved. You wouldn’t believe how often I use mine! Scissors, nail file, tooth pick, bottle opener and cork screw… My dad had a beautiful little silver one with his initials on a key chain that he kept from 50 years ago. Super practical! 

Post # 14
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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theatrejulia:  OMG, I’m dyyyying for one of those! How do you guys like Alexa? 

Post # 15
3184 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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starrynight898:  my Fiance  is very practical so I buy him experience gifts. Like this year I bought two tickets to see Trevor Noah preform. Something he would love to do but never buy himself. Maybe something like that.

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