Use your heads, guys! Practical not always bad, either...
DC, 55, English and Retired
The easy thing about presents for ladies is to make a note of where we tend to shop. Look at what is in fashion. Some girls like things for around the home, some girls take serious objection to being bought a top-of-the-range frying pan for a birthday present – for me, anything that makes my life... Read more...
An amazing old fashioned sewing box
FG, 35, English Marketing Manager
A really thoughtful present - but not necessarily cool! - was from my parents. When they came to stay I was making fancy dress costumes for my husband, using my crappy little mess of an excuse for a sewing box. At Christmas, they gave me a proper, old fashioned sewing box with loads of cotton,... Read more...
Practical wins out over romantic
FN, 53, Secretary
A great present, but probably more practical than romantic, was a magnifying mirror with light made by Revlon.
A food processor - for the practical minded...
TM, 63, English and Retired
Not long ago, I mentioned to my sister that one of the bestest presents I have ever received was the Braun food processor she bought for me several years ago.
Gift vouchers - for a drill!
DT, 49, Australian Shop Manager
What I would like now - I would be perfectly happy with a Bunnings voucher (Bunnings is a hardware warehouse here in Perth, Western Australia), you can buy anything - except clothes or jewellery. And I have my eye on a dremel [a kind of power tool, apparently! - AHF]...!