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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

Ok so this is a bit of a cop out, but l really need inspiration - what do l get my other half for Christmas - he has been absolutely amazing over the past few weeks and proven to me that he is my total rock, l wouldve been lost without him.

To top it off hes booked us a holiday over Christmas, and l want to get him something that shows how much l appreciate him and everything he has done for me.

Now hes 37 very physically active (think action man!) and he has recently got really interested in history espeically the British monarchy over the ages (lve got him a DVD set on this and lve bought him books on the subject in the past) l just do not know what to get him, you know clothes & aftershave etc all mundane and little thought - something that says lve thought about him and is a total treat for him?

I know lm not giving you much here but any ideas Christmas is getting very very close and lm getting a bit desperate!

H

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Since he has treated you to the Christmas trip - are there tours, activities, (man-style) spa treatments that you could book while on holiday? (Also, is it just the two of you or will Jack be with you? I know the dog is staying home.)

(When do you leave for Egypt? I need to know. Don't even comment other than a departure date.)

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

ITS AN ADULT ONLY HOLIDAY - YAYYYYAAAYYY - sorry love Jack to bits hes a great kid but ITS AN ADULT ONLY HOLIDAY!!!

We head off on 19th Dec to drop Jack off (hes going to Morocco of which lm actually quite jealous!) then fly to Egypt on 20th! The spa things might be good think he would quite enjoy the pampering especially after the year that hes had!

I would like to get him something to keep too - might look at a photo properly framed he likes that of us all (even the dog) he puts them up in his office - though it is quite mushy for me - but lve grown to find that mush aint too bad!!!

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 7y

one BIG hug

5. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

How about something you made yourself? I don't know you at all, but are you handy with crafts or suchlike? I think one of the nicest ways to show someone you care about them is to do something yourself- so nothing expensive, but something you afford time and thought to.

A scrapbook photoalbum, a self-made picture frame? Paint a picture, write a poem/short story? One year, when i was really broke, I made my best friend me-time -vouchers- one voucher allowing her to call up anytime, any day, and I'd go over and do something fun with her- one voucher in which I promised to make her an elaborate cocktail, one voucher for taking her to the cinema. I put the expiry date to be Christmas the following year and she used them all up and loved them!

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

Im not much of an artist or a craft type person but l think might get a digital photo frame and pull together photos of us, his son, parents and dog etc for him l think he would like that -we just did one for his parents for Christmas and l know that he loved that!

Like the idea of the vouchers though might be good for my friends this Christmas!

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Give him plently of love on tap!

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 7y

He gets plenty of hugs and loving l can assure you!

9. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 7y

Is he a techie? Well, if I was a techie surely there will be a lot of stuffs in the store that I would want...

Is he sporty? There are also tons of stuffs that athletes dreams of getting in Christmas. maybe a new shoe, new gear...

Well, since you have known him for quite a while, I am pretty sure that you will find one perfect gift for him. The effort that you will be giving in looking for that perfect gift maybe big, but its all worth it...

10. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Am I to assume you are a F/M partnership, or could it be otherwise? You don't actually say.
I've different ideas suited to different partnerships........ Over to you.