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What can I ask for Christmas?

B3B3 Posts: 25,231
I'm of an age when I don't want anything bought by someone else. I'm not acquisitive and I have pretty much   everything I need.  I would like some good secateurs  but I want to choose them myself - weigh them in my hand and bond with them.
My husband is absolute crap at buying presents but he needs to buy me something. It has to be physical. A voucher won't satisfy him.
Can anybody suggest a suitable absolutely foolproof  gift? Not necessarily gardening
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908

    Should put the fear of god into him.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    It doesn't look very comfortable. Perhaps I could get him to wear it first.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Could you give him a list of say 10 things, pure luxury, that you wouldn't dream of buying yourself, and then ask him to choose something from the list? Better get a wiggle on though as time is running out. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    Tried that once. He got it horribly wrong.
    The year before last, I shoved him in the door of a high end toiletries shop and said pick anything and wandered off. It wasn't what I'd have chosen myself but it was ok. Seems a bit drastic to go into town just for that.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,179
    How about an envelope of nice new crisp £20 notes?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,193
    One year, I had idly gone through an Argos catalogue and ticked some things I’d buy if I was flush with cash. Forgot all about it, but months later, OH and kids happened to look through the catalogue, found the ticked items, and I had a surprisingly pleasing array of birthday presents! 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695
    We used to do that with my nans kays catalogue when we were kids

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,984
    edited December 2021
    Judging from most of the secret Santa gifts being purchased for work… the perfect present is GIN apparently. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,052
    I bought one daughter a dishwasher and the other a stroller for Grandson and cash balance to the value of the dishwasher.
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