Post # 1
I know there is already a post on here about what you’re getting your husband for Christmas, but I’ll be honest, if I gave my husband Legos, an exotic car driving lesson or as weird/funny T-shirt, he would think I was nuts. My husband and I live on a farm, he LOVES hunting and fishing, however Monday through Friday he’s an attorney. I need help, gals! What are YOU buying your outdoorsy husband this Christmas?
Post # 3
the biggest part of my fiances christmas presents will be a gift card to get a new tattoo that he wants. but i’m also getting him a flashlight that has a green light to help see blood (for deer hunting), some special soap and lotion to get grease and other nasty stuff off of his hands, special gloves to help grip fish when he cuts them up, the tim mcgraw cologne he loves, and a camo browning steering wheel cover 🙂
Post # 4
Mine sounds pretty similar. His hobbies are primarily hunting/shooting and fishing, so typically I get him some kind of outdoor gear that he has his eye on. That always feels kind of impersonal though (Hey merry christmas, I don’t really know what this shotgun-thingy does but I hope you like it!) so I usually find a few smaller things that he might not think of but I know he’ll like–a new hat or sweatshirt, a book about one of his hobbies or a movie I know he liked, a new thermos, some sort of alcohol, etc.
This year for example, the big part of his present this year is a bunch of parts for a rifle he’s building. Booooring. But it’s the only thing he asked for so I know he’ll be pretty excited. I’m also getting him pj pants, a couple of books and a pic for his office.
I’ve learned at this point that he’s pretty simple really–he likes the basics and even if they aren’t terribly exciting to me he enjoys them and uses them so that’s what’s most important.
Post # 5
We like to do trips as birthday and Christmas presents. My favorite part is keeping the whole thing a complete surprise!!
I clue him in what to pack (cold or warm weather) and then on the day of sometimes I don’t even tell him until we arrive at the train, bus or airport! I wrap a guide book in Christmas wrap and he unwraps it when we get close! (I’m currently planning a Boston trip for his birthday!)
My DH is very outdoorsy and a lot of our trips are like that too (Yellowstone, skiing, etc)
Post # 6
@Wed2Attn: My husband is the same way, well, except he’s a paramedic, not an attorney. Depending on what your budget is, how about a hunting trip? Or combine Christmas, his Birthday, Valentines Day, your Anniversary, Easter, President’s Day, etc to send him on a guided hunt!
I bought my husband a gun for Christmas. Well, he already has it, but he knows it’s for Christmas. He got me a gun too. I’ve been hunting a gazillion times with it so far and haven’t killed anything!
Post # 7
Thanks for those suggestions! I actually bought my husband a new-to-the market shotgun for our wedding, so he is not getting another fun from me for a LONG time! So expensive! Luckily it has come in quite handy killing vermin on the farm!
That sounds like SO much fun! If we didn’t have all of our livestock, (when you live on a working farm you can’t leave without someone to take care of your critters!) I would SO do this!!!
All great gift ideas so far–your SO/FI/DH’s are lucky men!
Post # 8
I’m not sure where you live, but I got my fiance front row tickets to the World’s Toughest Rodeo tour last year. He loved it, and asked to get that for his gift again this year 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa
No outdoorsy gifts for DH this year, but last year he wanted a Buck Knife. Under Armour Clothing too to keep him warm when he’s outside – gloves, undershirts, sweatshirts. A boot dryer or new boots? Just some ideas based on what I’ve given DH in the past…
Post # 10
My DH just got a gun out of layayway at Cabelas. My Mother-In-Law and SIL are buying him ammo, a scope and magazines for it. My present to him was a new gunsafe we scored on Black Friday.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I just ordered my guy two of his favorite warm beanies, a pair of Prana pants that he really likes, and a headlamp.
Post # 12
Last year my Nana got my dad a personal weather station that clips to his belt and tells temp, pressure, and if it going to rain ect while he’s outside. I thought it was pretty cool.
Post # 13
Some of the things that cater to my man’s outdoorsy-ness: a new pair of chacos, some wool socks (for his stocking) that he can wear in the yard or out hunting because his feet always get cold & wet, a woodchip box for the grill (you add woodchips to give whatever you’re grilling a smokey flavor) & summer sausage (another stocking stuffer).
Some other things I’m getting him, that don’t relate: shower mirror (so he can shave in the shower without cutting himself), a new bottle of cologne (he rarely wears it, but he’s had the same kind forever & has mentioned he’s sick of it), his favorite shaving cream, some candy, mini bottles of liquor (stocking) & a multi pack of craft beer that is hard to find here (World Market has a lot of good ones that are hard to get locally).
ETA: In the past, I’ve given him under armor, equipment for rock climbing, bourbon, GCs to a sporting goods store, a drill, slippers because our house gets frigid.
Post # 14
Well, my DH is the same way.
– New cammo?
– New scope?
Does he have tree stands that he leaves up? What about a trail camera? We love them, you set them up and they are activated by movement so when a deer/bear crosses in front of them at night they start taking pictures. DH likes to check his trail camera to see how big the bucks/bears are that are coming through.
– New gun case?
– New boots?
– New tree stand?
I’d fill his stocking with things like boot/glove warmers, scent away, ammo, etc.
ETA: What about a commercial grade vacuum sealer? Not one of the cheapies you can buy at wal-mart, but the good ones from Cabelas. They’re awesome for vacuum sealing deer meat and such.
Post # 15
The most simple thing that comes to mind for me, would be a gift card to his favorite outdoorsy store. Cabela’s, Gander Mtn, Bass pro shop? Or if there’s anything else hunting related that you know of that he needs.
Men are hard to shop for, my DH always buys whatever he wants before I have the chance to get it. 😐
Post # 16
I actually ended up buying him a new briefcase and some new shoes to wear to work–it’s the opposite of what I was THINKING I’d buy for him, but he gets really excited over ‘useable’ items, so he’ll probably really like it! And while we’re home for Christmas, my dad is taking him coyote and pheasant hunting, so he’ll be a happy camper!