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  • LJM
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    • 11th Jul 11, 8:59 PM
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    • 11th Jul 11, 8:59 PM
    is there anything he is into that he likes hobbies etc
    Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life
    • carlamarie
    • By carlamarie 11th Jul 11, 9:04 PM
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    • #3
    • 11th Jul 11, 9:04 PM
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    • 11th Jul 11, 9:04 PM
    does he have any hobbies/interests? it may help us with ideas if we know what hes into
    i.e
    my husband plays guitar and is also a keen gardener so if i was doing one id give him gifts such as; pack of guitar picks, some cleaning stuff for his guitar, a song book (cheap in the works), seeds-could give a few different packets on various days, hand tools (trowl etc), garden journal, books etc etc
    i would maybe also get him a game for his ps3, aftershave, magazine sub or an itunes voucher for xmas eve.

    the rest of the days would be padded out with things like his fav chocs, novelty socks/pants, smelly sets. you could also do iou's on some days things like massages, dinner out, cinema trip etc. they can be made as *naughty* or nice as you like
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  • lennysgirl
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    • 11th Jul 11, 10:12 PM
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    • 11th Jul 11, 10:12 PM
    Thank you so much for the quick replies.

    He is really a big kid at heart, loves random things that make him laugh, loves football, goin out with the boys and rubbish tv like american cartoons hahax
    • Birdie85
    • By Birdie85 12th Jul 11, 9:07 AM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 9:07 AM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 9:07 AM
    I did this for my hubby last year, I had 24 little buckets hung up on the wall and they were difficult to fill as they were smaller than I realised so the earlier you start the better!

    I can't remember everything, but I do know that I got some Lego minis (the ones in the sealed bags for about £2), some mini smellies from the travel section in Boots, a little bottle opener, a tiny handwarmer on a keyring, a bouncy ball, a wind-up car, scratchcards.

    I shall be reading with interest to see if anyone comes up with any great ideas as I don't know what to get this year!
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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 12th Jul 11, 10:21 AM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 10:21 AM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 10:21 AM
    Rio Snappers
    Mouth organ
    Yoy
    Sweets from his past
    Whoopee cushion
    Polystyrene aeroplane
    Glow sticks
    Magic trick
    Funny socks
    Magic slate
    children's party bag fillers
    Why not go along to your local cheap/£1 shop for things like tiny screwdrivers, useful for gadgets
    Cable tidys
    Lego mini are being offered at esso stations, not sure of the deal
    Plastic fish, like from a cracker that curls up in your hand to show your mood
    Mini rubik cube key ring
    Check out www.deal extreme.com they have lots of cheap stuff. Free delivery but comes from hong kong and will take about 6 weeks to come or longer near Christmas. Check out their light saber and also finger torches. They also have mini screwdrivers and cable tidys
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    • Claire Bear
    • By Claire Bear 12th Jul 11, 12:42 PM
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    Claire Bear
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    • 12th Jul 11, 12:42 PM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 12:42 PM
    Hi, I'm making one for my 32 year old fiance this year for the first time too so shall be watching with interest

    So far I've got for him:

    Snooker chalk
    Cigarette papers
    Lighter
    Poker chip keyring
    Lottery ticket
    Scratchcard
    Small sachet of coffee
    Candy canes
    Few chocolate coins
    Little 10p bags of Haribo
    Mini travel-size shower gel/shampoo
    Newcastle Brown Ale bottle top magnets (off eBay)
    Mini Doctor Who lego
    mini pack of cards
    D'you know, in 900 years of space and time, I've never met anyone who wasn't important
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    • Nenen
    • By Nenen 12th Jul 11, 8:43 PM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 8:43 PM
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    My children and I made a basket of 50 gifts for my husband's 50th birthday, each with a silly/funny/romantic (depending on your pov) message attached and some of the things we put in there might be suitable for your advent gift idea.

    From memory these were some of the things I included with messages in brackets - some of these ideas were from other MSEers on the birthday threads:

    Packet of Lovehearts (for the love of my life)
    Wrapped rolo sweet (for the only person I'd ever give my last rolo to)
    pair of pants (life would be pants without you)
    highlighter pen (seeing you is the highlight of my day)
    torch (you light up my life)
    cherry liqueurs (you are the cherry on my cake)
    packet of luxury nuts (I'm nuts about you)
    Mr Men book (choose an appropriate one – my dh is 6’5” so I chose Mr Tall)
    Tippex (Make no mistake about it – we love you)
    Heart-shaped paper clips (It’s love that keeps us together)

    Travel alarm (I will love you until the end of time)
    Pedometer (I’d walk a million miles for one of your smiles)
    Stapler (the steadfast love you give me is the staple diet I need)
    Pritt Stick (You are the glue that holds our family together)
    Scart Lead (Wherever life leads us, I will always be beside you)
    Heart shaped rubbers (Nothing can ever erase our love)
    Compass (Our love is a never ending circle)
    Push pins (Thanks for always sticking with me and keeping me holding on)
    Goldfish pencil sharpener (To sharpen your memory)
    Calculator (There are not enough numbers in the universe to calculate my love for you)
    Sellotape (Thank you for being so patient even when things get sticky)
    Pukka Pad (You gorgeousness has been duly noted)
    Scooby Doo lucky bag (Coz I loveee loveee youoooo)
    Scissors (you are a cut above the rest)
    marbles (emergency spares -just in case you ever lose your marbles)
    Named a star after dh - free on this website: http://www.freenameastar.com/register.php
    Box of hugs - DIY – instructions here: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=453
    Jar of baby food (for when your teeth fall out)
    Maze/Puzzle (brain trainer – use it or lose it)
    Emergency whistle (for when you bend down and can’t get back up)
    Rubber band (to give you back some flexibility)
    Emergency penny – for all those little bladder problems)
    Ruler (Dad rules!)


    HTH!




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  • LJM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 10:36 PM
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    • 12th Jul 11, 10:36 PM
    mini lego men or a little set of lego that when he opens the last box he can make something if you know what i mean like the free lego kits from the paper
    Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 13th Jul 11, 6:07 PM
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    yummy-mummy-amy
    do you have a hawkins bazaar near you? their pocket money range (items under £1) contain many random things like finger alien pupets, slime etc.

    also see if any companies are doing the free samples of aftershave etc
    due to spilling coffee on my keyboard it works when it wants to

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    • Kitchenbunny
    • By Kitchenbunny 13th Jul 11, 6:16 PM
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    Kitchenbunny
    Male skincare samples,
    Chocolate flavour lip balm,
    I love these - would buy for my DH http://www.totally-funky.co.uk/Pages/ProductView.aspx?ID=2873&SID=1836

    Otherwise, I second the Hawkins Bazaar idea, and have a look on a local market for some football buttons to make into a pair of cufflinks. Just need a couple of posts and some smaller buttons for the bottom superglued together then you can have the football one on top, post in the middle and smaller one on the base.

    HTH

    KB xx

    • chanie
    • By chanie 13th Jul 11, 6:35 PM
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    chanie
    Playing cards
    Socks
    DIY tool - ££££ shops often do them
    Chocolate bar
    car air freshner
    Lottery ticket
    • pleasedelete
    • By pleasedelete 13th Jul 11, 9:29 PM
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    pleasedelete
    Are you sure he would like this?

    I find the 50 gifts and advent etc a bit trying (I know it's personal) but to be honest does he really want 24 items that will all probably be chucked in the bin or shoved in a drawer.

    It would be my idea of hell pretending to be excited and like it everyday for 24 days. He isn't age 3 and he knows that Santa isn't real. Why not wait until you have children. Does any adult really want or need plastic toys? 30 second novelty then bin or drawer.

    Why not spend less and get something an adult would want and use?

    Sorry. I know I am a ba humbug Scrooge.
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  • she grinch
    how about cinema gift card to take you to see a film?
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    • Birdie85
    • By Birdie85 14th Jul 11, 8:50 AM
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    Birdie85
    Sorry. I know I am a ba humbug Scrooge.
    Originally posted by pleasedelete
    Yes you are!

    My OH loved his advent calendar last year, as did I (I had an advent house filled with presents from him). Christmas is so focussed towards kids and when it's just the 2 of you it can get a little lacklustre, we looked forward to opening our presents every day and had a good laugh over what we'd bought each other, it really helped us to get in the spirit of the season. We'll be doing it again this year for sure!

    I remembered another thing I bought him, one of those rubber band sport watch thingies, the proper ones are £10... I got him one from Primark for £1!
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    • bethl79
    • By bethl79 14th Jul 11, 11:05 PM
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    bethl79
    My children and I made a basket of 50 gifts for my husband's 50th birthday, each with a silly/funny/romantic (depending on your pov) message attached and some of the things we put in there might be suitable for your advent gift idea.

    From memory these were some of the things I included with messages in brackets - some of these ideas were from other MSEers on the birthday threads:

    Packet of Lovehearts (for the love of my life)
    Wrapped rolo sweet (for the only person I'd ever give my last rolo to)
    pair of pants (life would be pants without you)
    highlighter pen (seeing you is the highlight of my day)
    torch (you light up my life)
    cherry liqueurs (you are the cherry on my cake)
    packet of luxury nuts (I'm nuts about you)
    Mr Men book (choose an appropriate one – my dh is 6’5” so I chose Mr Tall)
    Tippex (Make no mistake about it – we love you)
    Heart-shaped paper clips (It’s love that keeps us together)

    Travel alarm (I will love you until the end of time)
    Pedometer (I’d walk a million miles for one of your smiles)
    Stapler (the steadfast love you give me is the staple diet I need)
    Pritt Stick (You are the glue that holds our family together)
    Scart Lead (Wherever life leads us, I will always be beside you)
    Heart shaped rubbers (Nothing can ever erase our love)
    Compass (Our love is a never ending circle)
    Push pins (Thanks for always sticking with me and keeping me holding on)
    Goldfish pencil sharpener (To sharpen your memory)
    Calculator (There are not enough numbers in the universe to calculate my love for you)
    Sellotape (Thank you for being so patient even when things get sticky)
    Pukka Pad (You gorgeousness has been duly noted)
    Scooby Doo lucky bag (Coz I loveee loveee youoooo)
    Scissors (you are a cut above the rest)
    marbles (emergency spares -just in case you ever lose your marbles)
    Named a star after dh - free on this website: http://www.freenameastar.com/register.php
    Box of hugs - DIY – instructions here: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=453
    Jar of baby food (for when your teeth fall out)
    Maze/Puzzle (brain trainer – use it or lose it)
    Emergency whistle (for when you bend down and can’t get back up)
    Rubber band (to give you back some flexibility)
    Emergency penny – for all those little bladder problems)
    Ruler (Dad rules!)


    HTH!



    Originally posted by Nenen

    I love these! It's so original, and lot's of useful stuff too
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