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Luckygirl Sun 31-Jul-16 11:51:45

My DDs are asking me what he would like - search me! I don't know what to get him either! Any suggestions - he is not interested in: clothes, going out, cars, food.....etc. His only real inetrests is science (he has subs to lots of science and computer mags) and electronics (ditto). I have told them he would just like to see them and that is sufficient.

Anyone got a genius idea!?

harrigran Sun 31-Jul-16 12:08:10

DH had never had a smart phone so we bought him one. Family bought me a tablet for my 70th.

Greenfinch Sun 31-Jul-16 12:35:59

It is my 70th soon and I don't want"things".I have asked for a weekend away with DH so that I can reflect ,take stock, and have fun.Would your DH like that? You could include a visit to a science museum.

I have just read that people are afraid their happiest in their late 60s. Oh dear !

Greenfinch Sun 31-Jul-16 12:37:34

not afraid but at. Why do tablets do this?

Greyduster Sun 31-Jul-16 13:36:14

Would he be interested in a flying experience? A friend of DD's recently had a flight in a jet trainer and she said it was awesome! My son in law is still waiting for the glider flight DD booked him last November - he has had two flights cancelled because of low cloud and she is now wondering if that was such a good idea. I gave DH an Aston Martin experience as one of his 70th presents and he loved it as he had always wanted to drive one. It is my 70th this year and I have asked for a guided day on one of Derbyshire's premier fly fishing rivers. DH is scoping out a bank to rob! grin

Alima Sun 31-Jul-16 13:43:05

My DH got a tablet and uses it loads. How about a show with an overnight stay. Or science exhibition if there is such a thing.

Grannyknot Sun 31-Jul-16 14:03:33

Does he like music? My impossible-to-buy-for husband loves his Spotify subscription, a gift from the offspring for his recent birthday.

Apple have something similar.

NanKate Sun 31-Jul-16 14:29:46

Maybe a trip to the Space Centre in Leicester ?

Marmight Sun 31-Jul-16 14:42:04

We gave DH a framed collage of photos taken throughout his life, but mostly of the family... (Rather bad copy attached) Each one is about 7x3 cm. Also a day in a classic car of his choice. Sadly he died before he could have his car day but he loved the collage and now it takes pride of place in our kitchen and is a lovely reminder of a lovely husband and dad.
How about a helicopter ride over your local area? 🚁

kittylester Sun 31-Jul-16 16:17:16

Beat me to it marmight (my phone insists you are called marmoset) or Bil enjoyed a glider flight.

Marmight Sun 31-Jul-16 16:20:06

grin I quite like Marmoset!

Greenfinch Sun 31-Jul-16 16:49:36

My tablet insists on Seesaw for Deedaa

KatyK Sun 31-Jul-16 17:28:11

My DH was 70 in March. DD made up a basket of some of his favourite things - his favourite gin, some nice cheeses, posh crackers, chutneys, pickles, a nice bar of chocolate etc.

Luckygirl Sun 31-Jul-16 17:42:49

Like the idea of the hamper.

He is terrified of flying!!!!

granjura Sun 31-Jul-16 17:49:00

KatyK- mine was 70 on March 16th. We decided not to to presents- but go to South Africa for 3 weeks mid Nov- the only time we don't like here (and Spring there- for flowers, birds, wildlife). We really neither of us want 'things' anymore ...

Badenkate Sun 31-Jul-16 19:13:31

I organised a weekend break for the whole family for DH's 70th. We rented a house in the Malverns as that was fairly central for everybody. Both DSs came with families. We all joined in making a birthday meal, played games, and younger DS put together a video tape of as many friends and relatives that we could find from DH's past. It was a wonderful weekend for everyone smile