Post # 1
I am in a bind. It is a mere 11 days from Christmas and I have NO idea what to get FH!
Money is tight because I’m saving most pennies for the wedding, but I want to get him something meaningful around $50 (that are not books/dvds…which is all he ever asks for!) i have a little bit of time because we are exchanging gifts when I go out to see him over new years.
Do you have any good ideas for inexpensive, thoughtful Christmas gifts for your husband or husband-to-be? Care to share them with me and the hive? (I hope this will help others and not just me!)
(or any guys our there who have good ideas?) thanks!
Post # 3
I got my fiancee the first season of Burn Notice and Everybody Loves Raymond. I am also getting him The Dark Knight, and a shirt from Menswarehouse. He really just wanted dvds too, but he did ask for a shirt! 🙂
How about something having to do with any hobbies or sports?Shirts, collectors stuff, or T shirts from his favorite shows?
If you want to do something thoughtful, you could get something small, and then make a ‘coupon’ for a romantic dinner and a movie, or if he likes sports, dinner and watching a game with him.
Post # 4
We are tight on money too , so we cut back this year. I got my fiance tickets to a hockey game pre-wedding as his big/fun gift. Then we promised we would do wedding related gifts and we decided what could be bought now and made a list of things we would like. (We’ll have to buy them anyways for the wedding, so using these as xmas gifts saves a little money!), So I ended up getting him the tie he wants to wear for our wedding day. I may also get a few gift certificates to restraunts in our wedding locale area since we will be spending a few nights there. Then I went to Black Friday and bought him work clothes, which he desperatley needs at super cheap prices.
Post # 6
Hm, well, this kind of depends on a few circumstances, but my fiance just got a new laptop, and I’m a bit artistically inclined (only a bit!), so I got him this bag http://www.skoobadesign.com/product/skooba-skin-diy-38/ . It’s discontinued, so it’s only $15, and it’s a really good quality bag. (no pockets though) This version comes as a blank canvas, so I get to design and paint it how I want. You could even do something as simple as a printed stencil of a favorite sports team, movie, etc, and use fabric paint (it comes in spray form!) to paint the bag.
Post # 7
I’m giving my fiance an ipod nano for Christmas. Have you thought about a shuffle? They’re only $50 and come with free engraving! We’ve been engaged since September, but I just got my ring yesterday, so I’m getting the word "Yes" engraved on his and letting it double as an engagement present.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
Are you guys doing an ornament exchange at all? My husband and I are and I’m SOOOO excited to see what he got for me. It will be a wonderful way to build up our tree over the years!
Post # 9
I normally make my Fi vouchers – everything from doing his ironing to making his favourite dinner ( and a few x rated ones thrown in too ). He loves them.
This xmas he is getting a DVD, some vouchers plus his favourite desert-choco hotto pots ( recipe by Nigella Lawson-they are to die for and really easy to make).
Post # 10
I got my fiance a painting from a local artist of a fly fisherman on one of the beautiful rivers around us. It was $75 (ish) and well worth it!
BONUS: I love it too, so when we do move in together, it is one less thing we will have to negotiate about going in the dumpster.
Post # 11
I have done vouchers as well…Back Massage, Foot Massage, Dinner/Dessert of his choice, a movie night out etc. Good Luck! 🙂
Post # 12
i totally understand not wanting to get dvds and books. i guess it feels like a gift to someone you love so much should be brimming with a personal touch, or at least feel more "special", right?
that being said, it is always nice to be able to get something you know the recipient will love, and if your guy wants those dvds or books, you know you’re on the right track…
how about adding something cheap (read: free) and way personal to the dvd or book? i got my guy a new pair of jeans that i know he’s been wanting and a dvd, but the thing i’m most excited about won’t cost me anything at all! i am making a cd with the 50 songs that are most important to me and then i’m writing out why. (like a bee has done before -mrs. avocado? i don’t remember) i will end the cd with the songs that mean something to the both of us or remind me of him.
that way, we both win. he gets the gift he actually wants (dvd, blah blah blah), and i get to also give him something way personal and meaningful.
good luck and have a great christmas!
Post # 13
This year I’m getting him some cologne I know he will never buy for himself, but loves. Kinda pricey, I think it was 50ish…
BUT, a few years ago I made him a gift, a few actually, lol. I think the most meaningful was a blanket I crochet’d for him. We were doing the long distance thing while I was in college, so I worked on it and put a note with it saying how many stitches, etc I used, and how it was made with love and was a part of me to be with him when I couldn’t, but it was also large enough to cover us both when we could be together. We still use it as a comforter on our bed now, living together. I also made him a less useful project once. He is a guitar player, so I bought a bunch of cheap black guitar picks from ebay, and attached little notes to each of them with something i loved about him on it, and out it all in a jar with the tag "pick something i love about you" he loved that too, it is still sitting on his desk.
Post # 14
Mine’s getting a fancy set of bartending stuff (a new corkscrew and cocktail shakers and wine bottle stoppers and such), some cologne (Banana Republic’s Slate – smells sooo good!), a couple shirts, and Sleeping Beauty on Bluray DVD (we’re starting a Disney classics collection). That’s it so far. 🙂
Just try to find something meaningful, and he’ll love it! Good luck!
Post # 15
Mr. Doctor is getting a subscription to National Geographic this year and a membership to Microbrews of the Month club. I’m really excited that his gift will surprise him all year.
Post # 16
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I’m also doing the cologne thing as well as some vouchers- he actually asked for the vouchers! Magazine subscriptions are also a great gift.