General chatter - What is your Significant Other Getting this Christmas?




guamvixen
11-11-2010, 01:50 PM
I'm completely lost! What do you ladies plan on getting your spouses for this holiday season as a gift? My guy is a tech lover, and it's pretty safe to say he's a geek. Do you all know what you are giving as a gift this year?


lazylioness
11-11-2010, 02:01 PM
mine is a geek too. He is getting a scale model Apollo rocket (yes it launches and we have a 6foot one that he built in the living room) a new iPhone, and some camera equipment.

Nola Celeste
11-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Yep, my hubby's a geek, too. So much for geeky guys not getting the hot chicks, right? :D

He's ridiculously tough to buy for because he pretty much gets himself whatever he needs or wants; that doesn't leave much room for me to buy him something. This year, though, he's started exercising in earnest, so I'm thinking of an iPod Nano to wear while walking/jogging and some workout clothes with the Saints' fleur-de-lis on them (Saints stuff is always popular in this household!).

I'll also pick up some small, cool stuff from the latest Extreme Geek catalog. Last year he got a mini-trebuchet that he used to launch the cats' toys. :)


Sunshine73
11-11-2010, 02:22 PM
My hubs is a complete and total electronics nerd - and he's been keeping a running Christmas list since last December 26th.

So, he'll be getting:

Various electronic parts and pieces - some of which I can identify, some I can't

A new soldering station with precise temperature control and a variety of tips.

Some (Heaven help me) old Godzilla movies (he really likes to fly his geek flag high and proud)

And a few random things that I find for him - likely a new t-shirt or two from "Think Geek" and maybe a couple of gadgets from there as well. Also a new usb drive (his largest one is 16G and that's just not enough to hold all his nerdiness) and probably a new computer game.

lazylioness
11-11-2010, 02:23 PM
HAHA. I am just sitting here laughing. Who knew that my "fat girls forum" (as I lovingly call it) would be the place to get Christmas ideas for the hubs to be.

belezura
11-11-2010, 02:26 PM
hmmm... I think my bf will get a new cell phone

guamvixen
11-11-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a geek/nerd! It amazes me how many of them are out there! I was thinking an Xbox 360, but he's got the ps3 and a wii already and he rarely plays those. Plus with a baby due soon, I doubt he'll have any time to play it at all.

FreeSpirit
11-11-2010, 02:51 PM
My husband is in Afghanistan until after Christmas, so on christmas he'll have a box of candy, pictures, and junk food!

When he gets back we're going to exchange gifts. I plan on getting him a new phone that will double as a media player, and a new game he's really been looking forward to coming out.

ETA: And the book FU Penguin

oodlesofnoodles
11-11-2010, 05:32 PM
lol my BF is the biggest nerd ever. It's mega cute. :) Can be annoying though because he's always on the vidja games lol.

I'm getting him some comfy work shoes and a geek gift basket with a video game he really wants, Mt. Dew, puffy cheetos, and a gift card to Pizza Hut lol.

Onederchic
11-11-2010, 05:45 PM
I have been using Swagbucks all year to save Amazon gift cards that I am passing to my bf for his gift.

lizziep
11-11-2010, 06:15 PM
all my hubby wants for xmas is manga manga manga- he's been getting it for years and you know what? he's waiting til he has them ALL to read them, so they all sit wrapped and waiting. makes me kinda mad actually. manga is not cheap either. so he'll probably get like 4 issues of the one he needs, some booze, and we always do stockings w/ goodies in them. magic cards, some candy, maybe some books.

krampus
11-11-2010, 09:17 PM
I am truly stumped. He collects guitars and guitar accessories and effects and pedals and amps blah blah blah but he already knows exactly what he wants and I don't know enough about guitar stuff to shop for him. I'm thinking I'll make a reservation for the all-you-can-eat dessert buffet for us since he loves sweets, and maybe an Amazon gift card or something along with a cheesy handmade card and some more XXX things.

One not-so-good thing he's getting this Christmas is me leaving for a week and a half vacation in Germany with my friends from Dec. 26. =P

VermontMom
11-11-2010, 09:31 PM
He's ridiculously tough to buy for because he pretty much gets himself whatever he needs or wants; that doesn't leave much room for me to buy him something.

OMG, same here. He just buys whatever he wants, whenever. It's like his birthday every two weeks here. Sometimes its small stuff..sometimes not. But he also surprises me with things for ME, so I don't get too mad :devil:




I'll also pick up some small, cool stuff from the latest Extreme Geek catalog. Last year he got a mini-trebuchet that he used to launch the cats' toys. :)

OMG. If we had cats...I would get him a mini-trebuchet :rofl:

lazylioness
11-11-2010, 10:18 PM
[QUOTE=oodlesofnoodles;3564475]lol my BF is the biggest nerd ever. It's mega cute. :) Can be annoying though because he's always on the vidja games lol.

I am lucky that way. Mine was in the gaming industry for years and years, and got burnt out on it. So in that respect, his gaming days are pretty much over. He did not move far, since he is in IT. However, he has made sure that he has kept his geek card active and current, and has moved on to equally geeky activities. Rocket building being the latest endeavor. Go ahead, ask me how many times I have gotten up at oh dark thirty to drive to some dry lake bed in the middle of god knows nowhere to watch hundreds of like minded geeky rocket guys shoot things in the air. And lets not talk about the six and a half foot tall thing sitting in my dining room, that as a gesture he named after me. :dizzy:

Geeks. Got to love them!

NiteOwlMommy
11-11-2010, 10:32 PM
my hubby is a big gamer so he got one gift early the call of duty black ops and he is also a big history buff too mainly military history so I'm getting him The Pacific DVD set.

Serval87
11-11-2010, 10:32 PM
My husband picks and buys his own gifts. He will probably want some video games (he's a child at heart), and the more expensive gifts are usually reserved for my side of the family since we're still in TN this year. If we were in CA we'd be buying gifts for his side. It doesn't matter, though. He never gets left out, because he buys himself a little something every month anyway. lol.

Latchkey Princess
11-12-2010, 01:15 AM
Well, the family is getting Kinect for Christmas.
He's also getting COD: Black Ops and probably a gift certificate for Bass Pro Shop or Gander Mountain. He already got a couple of early presents, including the Halo Reach Edition XBox 360 and a whole bunch of new hunting gear to keep him warm while he's out trying to shoot bambi's mom this year. I guess you could say he's a geeky redneck. lol

katy trail
11-12-2010, 01:18 AM
i've been dreaming of the classic lingerie for christmas. i guess it's debatable if that's really a present for me, depends i guess lol. other than that or a house not a clue. he's hard to buy for.

katy trail
11-12-2010, 01:33 AM
omg, all these posts are crakcing me up! and so funny how all the guys seem to love the similar games. my guy just bought black ops too. loves it. i don't really feel like i can call him a geek really. he's always an athlete in my head, he was doing lots of sports when we met in high school, don't remind me how long ago that was lol, but he still looks pretty much the same as then. to me anyway. so he's genious at computers, gamer for life, and mechanic. enjoys fixing motorcycles, cars. he's pretty much good at everything he tries. i swear if he wanted to, he would cook better than me. he just usually lacks the patience to do more than just use a microwave. i don't know enough about computers, games and stuff like that to get him something like that. he picks things out for himself, but i can tell he keeps the budget in mind. he'll get used games sometimes or wait until they come on sale.

Shopaholic1204
11-12-2010, 02:01 AM
I already bought these dvds/blurays: Mel Brooks collection, Adult Swim in a Box & The Mystery Science Theatre 3000 collection. I was also going to buy him this really really awesome Mad Hatter dagger (he's into weapons)..but it is totally sold out. So now I'm thinking of just getting him a gift certificate to Home Depot. And since he has every game system (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 + Kinect), I'm going to get him a gift certificate to Game Stop. I'm also going to get him the Hogwarts lego set. I know he's been dying for that one.

I do have a slight problem though. Our anniversary is Dec. 4..and I have NO IDEA what to get him. I was thinking of some cigars, but I dunno. I forgot what the 6 year present was. Maybe I'll give him the Hogwarts legos..

EZMONEY
11-12-2010, 08:04 AM
She's gonna get a spankin'.....if I'm lucky ;)

guamvixen
11-12-2010, 11:04 AM
Wow, you all have GREAT ideas! Thank you so much for the input. I'm kind of steering towards a new surround system for the living room (he's a movie/tv junkie) but I know NOTHING about them. I guess I'll hit up Best Buy and ask the "pros" there to help a girl out!

JackieHollow
11-12-2010, 11:41 AM
My husband isn't really a geek. I'm getting him a Stephen King book he's been wanting, the kids are getting him a coffee basket (with different flavored coffees and syrups). I'll probably get him a nativity also. SOmething unique and different if I can find one. (He collects them). I have no clue what else.