Holiday Gifts for Husband/SO

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  1. ku_alum

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    My husband is a GREAT gift giver. But, I always struggle with ideas for him ...

    I know he wants a toolbox for the bed of his truck (but I'd need his input on that).

    I've thought about:
    - updating the television in the kitchen
    - a large rolling toolbox for his workshop

    He has every tech gadget already.
    When he needs a tool he just buys it .
    I keep him in trendy clothes for his birthday.

    What are you giving to your man this year?
     
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  3. sweetlatina23

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    I have no idea. I have a hard time buying my husband something, even though he drops hints...I want to get him something he will enjoy. My husband still plays video games lol so normally its at least one game for his PS3 and then maybe clothes. What if you find three choices of the toolbox he wants and have him choose the two he likes the most? Or get him a giftcard to go buy it. Good luck!
     
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    Right now a patagonia rain jacket. I know he wants flannel lined khakis but not sure what else
     
  5. ku_alum

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    I get my husband's flannel lined khakis online at Bass Pro Shop. They have a variety of brands and prices.
     
  6. Ms. I

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    My BF loves my gifts. But of course, as the years pass, it becomes more difficult to think of something...usually. Let's see, how about...

    take him to do whatever he wants the two of you to do
    a book/DVD he's wanted
    wallet
    watch
    business card holder
    money clip
    shoes
    sunglasses
    gift card (for his favorite store)
    tickets to a sporting event
     
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    Mine just told me earlier he wants a racheting screwdriver. lol. And I also think I am going to get him kungfu panda. He also desperately needs some clothes. And I always get him a calendar and write silly holidays on it. That has been a tradition since our first Christmas together. We had only been dating a month but we wanted to exchange gifts. He told me he wanted a calendar, which seemed ok for a only been dating a month gift, but I wanted to make it a little more special.

    Other than that, we are getting a big gift for each other for the house - I think it is going to be a king sized bed. Woot!
     
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    I'm stuck too. DH has said he wants new batteries for his rechargeable drills and window guards for his new truck. Just doesn't sound exciting to me, but if that's what he wants.....
     
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    In recent years DH and I haven't gotten each other much of anything, but we'll hit the after-holiday sales together. We usually get something for the house--two years ago we updated the family room TV to a flat screen, and last year we upgraded the DVD player to Blu-ray (though we went through three players before we got one that would work for more than a couple of months!)
     
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    I'm trying to save up to get him a gun cabinet. It's about $700, so it's been a long time saving!
     
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    My DH told me he wants new socks and underwear. I'm tempted to pretend that's all I got him and see how he reacts.

    He also has a birthday right before Christmas so it's a double whammy. I got him a nice new camera bag for his Nikon (a $100 bag I found on ebay for $60). I also considered getting him a subscription to satellite radio for the car but ultimately decided not to, so I am just going to get him a gift card to Best Buy...kind of impersonal, but I know there's something there he wants and he won't say what it is because he doesn't want me to go out and buy it, so I figure if I get him a GC then he can use it towards whatever it is.
     
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    We are saving up all our extra money to purchase a house next year, so we are going low key. Probably just something small like America the History of Us on DVD, something he really wants and would enjoy.
     
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    A friend of mine told me that her husband loved it when she had his car detailed as a present. Just an idea...
     
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    OH, my mom gets my hubby a car detail every year for his birthday. He LOVES it!
     
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    I am pretty sure I saw this DVD at Walmart today and very reasonably priced. I loved the whole series!
     
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    ^I've seen it at Target too, I saw parts of it, and liked it. We will probably get my dad a copy for his birthday. I actually have a phobia of Walmart, strange I know, but we did order the Pacific Mini Series from Walmart.com today for DH, he couldn't wait to get it!
     
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    No idea. When I asked him today, he said he just wanted to keep the money in the bank account. Typical answer.
     
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    My dh wishes I had a phobia of Walmart and Target :whistle:

    I am watching Pacific right now
     
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    since I high-jacked and double posted :D thought I post on topic

    new biking jersey
    music dvd's
    Dallas Clark jersey
    framing some of his navy pictures for his office
     
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    I need Major to chime in here...

    Oh, Major! :whistle:

    I think you and my hubby are similar...I'm trying to get him a gun cabinet for xmas, but I might have to wait til his birthday (I don't want to get him a cheaper one just because it's christmas-I want to do it right, which might mean spending more money. My sister had one made for her hubby, and it was $3500 :eek:). So what else would a football loving, camping and boating, hunting extraordinaire want as a gift?

    His stocking gift is always wool socks, new underwear, and a hunting/fishing license...
     
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    Welll... now my list expands!

    I found on NFL.com a Dallas Cowboy's (hubby's team even though they're rancid this year) baby frame! Our son needs that!

    I want to get hubby this "Willow Tree" figurine of a man holding a baby... But I feel he'll look at it for 45 seconds, smile, and then put it on the end table for me to dust off and find 2 weeks later. :) :)

    Socks/essentials from Old Navy are in order too. :)

    We are also each buying 5 gifts for Liam (our son, who is baking still) and will open them up together. So far I have 2 board books of "Good Night Moon" and a Christmas one. Not sure whatelse...!
     

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