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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:16:57 PM
DH isn't hard to shop for (yet), but my dad is almost impossible. We end up getting him the same thing every year or something similar to it (giftcards to Home Depot, new calendar, etc.). I just saw this on Amazon and thought that it's something he would use and I KNOW he doesn't have!

Out of Sight Flashlight Hanger

Can we keep this thread going for more ideas? Links would be great. I'll add mine if I find more!



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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:23:01 PM
I bought my friend that likes to do all kinds of handyman stuff a pair of nice coveralls. Don't have a link but I found the best deal at "Workin Person's Store" on line. I think a lot of guys would like these if they tinker with cars or get dirty working around the house. Saves the clothes too

I paid under $40


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:26:00 PM
The Snake Light is always a hit with guys on our list.

Snake Light Link here




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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:29:45 PM
My grandparents got one of these indoor/outdoor thermometers awhile back and my grandpa is still in love with that thing. They have it in their living room and check it at least once every time we are over there, no kidding.

Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:32:52 PM
I just found and bought a glove light.... my husband loved it...saw it on DIY network and ordered it. It has different color lights depending on use... I stuck with white for my husband but am ordering another for my father in law in the dark/flying in green light... The site is www.glovelite.com...I have no connection to this site, but just thought it was cool and different. Jen

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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:39:40 PM
One thing my 25 yo son asked for is a paracord bracelet. He's into watching all those survival shows.

Paracord bracelet




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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:54:49 PM
LOL! We all have para-cord bracelets (anklets, etc.) in this house. They are laying around everywhere!

I thought of another one that we got my dad a few years ago that he still loves. It's a wireless rain gauge so they can see how much rain has fallen without going outside.

Wireless Rain Gauge



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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:59:03 PM
I have to second the indoor/outdoor thermometer. We got one a few years ago and love it

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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:59:07 PM
My DH really enjoys good red wine, just slightly chilled, the way it is meant to be drunk. He often adds an ice cube to his glass if he forgets to pre-chill the bottle, but that waters the wine down. I saw these on Amazon yesterday. They can be used to chill your individual glass of red or white wine.

Wine Chill Drops

You did say obscure, lol!





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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:59:48 PM
Another member of the family is getting The Walking Dead Compendium 2 . they got the first one last year and want the second this year. I see this as a continuing trend. lol

ETA: I told them if I bought it I just might read it before i gave it to him. He was fine with that. It arrived yesterday. I'm half way through it.




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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:01:36 PM
Jen,

Love the glove light!! Can I ask you what hand did you buy and why?
Thanks! I'm trying to decide if I should get left since they are right handed or right hand since they are rh or just both.
Great post!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:04:11 PM
dh is raving about a magnetic flashlight...the flashlight magnetizes to everything made out of metal...great for working on cars he says

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:04:39 PM


~~~Denise~~~



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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:14:16 PM
Don't know how to quote a post, but ditto what Kiki wrote to Jen on the Glovelite. No sure which hand to order the light for. My dad might like one for each hand who is very mechanically inclined. My DH not so much, but I might get one for him as well.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:19:56 PM
I love the paracord bracelet. That will be a perfect stocking stuffer for husband. They also have one that has a fire starter:

paracord with fire starter

These are perfect for outdoorsy type.

Love the bacon bandaids!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:45:53 PM
i'm getting some of the hard to buy men this..
Speed Magic Clothes T-Shirts Folder ... they'll love it

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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:47:49 PM

My husband and I got an early gift in the mail from my mother yesterday. She rented us a cow.

A cow.

Rent Mother Nature sent us a document about our lease on a cow. Then when we choose our milking date they will send us 3 rounds of Brie cheese from our cow. Is that not the coolest thing?!?








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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:49:18 PM
We bought my dad shocks for his Jeep last year. He LOVED it.. LOL



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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:53:32 PM
From this board last year.. I bought DH a 'flashlight' (from Walmart).. it's a tri-fold LED light. It's really cool. DH loved it. The middle lights up and you open it like a book and both sides also light up. I can't remember the name.. but it was a hit.



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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:54:41 PM
Anything from thinkgeek.com...

I usually fill DH stocking with stuff from thinkgeek. I particularly like the gift card holder that you have to solve the puzzle to get the card out.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:03:09 PM
Um, dumb question: What's a paracord bracelet and why would a guy want one?


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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:06:02 PM

What's a paracord bracelet and why would a guy want one?


A paracord bracelet is knotted from paracord (strong thin rope) and can be unraveled into a length of rope that can be used in emergencies.




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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:18:19 PM
Whiskey Rocks are pretty cool. I got DH some last year and he's a big fan. They keep cocktails cold without diluting them.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:29:01 PM
I'm getting an RFID blocking wallet for my DH.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:30:07 PM
We have a very small lawn so I am planning to get my husband an old fashioned manual push mower like this one.


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:37:20 PM
I'm lucky in that my dad's birthday is less than a month before Christmas!

I got him this for his birthday:

B&D Rechargable Screwdriver

He started to play with it right away so I think it was a hit.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:56:47 PM
I bought my DH whiskey rocks for this year. I'm sure he will love them!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:02:54 PM
Ballroom Jeans

Saw a commercial for these and could not stop laughing!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:07:14 PM
I absolutely LOVE the rent-a-cow!!!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:08:26 PM
I also bought my DH the Whiskey rocks LOL.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:15:50 PM
Awesome thread and fun ideas! I so want to do the cow...just need to figure out who would enjoy that the most.

I got this for dh:

UtiliKey

I bought him this last year for holding screws and small bits while he works on his muscle car.

Magwear Magnetic Wrist Band


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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:17:28 PM
A full-size flagpole (not a deorative pole) - you can get a light for it to put in the ground so the flag can stay lit at night. And a new flag.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:38:37 PM

My husband and I got an early gift in the mail from my mother yesterday. She rented us a cow.

A cow.

Rent Mother Nature sent us a document about our lease on a cow. Then when we choose our milking date they will send us 3 rounds of Brie cheese from our cow. Is that not the coolest thing?!?


OMG! This is prefect for my parents! Thanks for sharing!


~~~Denise~~~



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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:57:12 PM

The Art of Manliness website has a list of 50 Stocking Stuffers for Men with some pretty cool ideas on it.








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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:19:41 PM
The glovelite is a great idea!!!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:22:48 PM
Here is a link to the light that 2boysandwill and working classdog were talking about:

trifold light magnet



got one for my dad last year and every time I talk to him he tells me another way he uses it!


this is the actual name of it..... Cooper Lighting Might-D-Light 80 LED 15-Watt Folding Work Light




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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:22:51 PM
Answer to all wondering about the glove lite, I picked the dominant hand. My husband seen to think that worked well cause it lights on the surface in front of that hand....and he 's a lefty. It was quick shipping to, ordered for my Father in law today for his sock! Jen

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:31:32 PM
Love these! Thanks!



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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:51:33 PM
Love these ideas! My DH is so hard to shop for and what makes it worse is his birthday is the day after Christmas! Geez. No pressure. But I do get some good deals that I might not get if his birthday was any other time of the year

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:37:56 PM
A really nice, splurgy bottle of single malt Scotch!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:52:02 PM
Well I just added something to my list to buy - Mo's Dark Bacon Bar - chocolate with bacon LOL. Going to pick it up at BevMo tomorrow. I found the idea on the stocking stuffer link.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:57:55 PM
I love the rent-a-cow idea! That's fantastic.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:04:12 PM
I love the Think Geek stuff! Great site!!

The magnetic wristband thing is perfect for my dad! He is constantly losing screws, nuts and bolts when fixing or installing things!! Awesome!




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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:06:03 PM
These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing
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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:28:05 PM
Dumb question re RFID blocking wallet, why do people want it? Does it somehow prevent identity theft or something?


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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:39:37 PM
The RFID blocking wallet prevents electronic signals from confiscating the information on your credit cards. Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more prevalent to have your information stolen this way.



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Posted: 11/27/2012 8:58:59 PM
Just found something else I forgot I had already purchased for my mom!

Auto Parking Signal (for garage parking)



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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:20:03 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw the whiskey rocks at Target in the section with those boxed men's gift items. I think I may go back for a some of those for stocking stuffers.

I just ordered the paracord survival bracelet with the fire starter for ds - he'll love it We gave him a new, high-end hiking backpack as an early Christmas gift (he's working on hiking the Appalachian Trail and had a trip in October), so I'll wrap this up as a reminder of that gift.

I also took suggestions from the list of 50 ideas and ordered yo-yos for all the adults on my list (everyone needs a toy, right??) and the Ref book.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:28:57 PM

My DH really enjoys good red wine, just slightly chilled, the way it is meant to be drunk. He often adds an ice cube to his glass if he forgets to pre-chill the bottle, but that waters the wine down. I saw these on Amazon yesterday. They can be used to chill your individual glass of red or white wine.

Wine Chill Drops


This is cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:34:01 PM
I love the Rent a Cow! I can't decide if I want to get it for my mom or my sister. Mostly I just want to be the hit of the family gift-giving extravaganza.
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