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I am posting this here to try to get a different perspective. My DH does not use electronics, doesn't want/need clothes, and doesn't have much for hobbies besides working. He really doesn't care if he gets gifts, but I still like to give him something. What are you giving your hard to find gifts for country men this Christmas?
 

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My dh is getting an acoustic guitar, book and a bunch of spices and food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> His dad is going in on the guitar.<br>
I found some neat baskets, so I am filling it with spiced nuts (making), sour patch kids, goobers, and sweet tarts plus some spice rubs.
 

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a half zip fleece hoodie from LLBean, a new kitchen timer that counts hours (dont ask), "wicked good" slippers also from LLBean, an Andrew Vachs and Dick Francis novel and maybe some cashew turtles (if I can get my act together in kitchen)
 

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I got him LL Bean Bison Bean Boots and this hardcore sweat jacket of theirs:<a href="http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=60875&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=51722-ppxs&dds=y" target="_blank">http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...722-ppxs&dds=y</a><br><br>
I also like shopping from Duluth.com and Filson.com for outdoorsy stuff that can take a beating.
 

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Well- my DH is just all about the farm- I am knitting him a wool sweater- but that is for his birthday on Sat. I believe that he will love it and never take it off. Christmas will be wool socks and a liver cleanse- please don't make me elaborate- but he will go crazy over it.
 

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Carhart canvas work pants. He does not want anything else especially since our big present is a family vacation this winter. I will probably wrap up some of his favorite candy. (anyone see popcorn balls in the stores yet?). Food is a big hit with him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Wool socks. Every year I give him wool socks as a stocking stuffer... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I really do think I'm clever.<br><br>
Also knitting him a wool sweater and giving him a pick axe. I always give him one of those chocolate oranges and a box of clementines too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wool socks. Every year I give him wool socks as a stocking stuffer... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I really do think I'm clever.<br><br>
Also knitting him a wool sweater and giving him a pick axe. I always give him one of those chocolate oranges and a box of clementines too.</div>
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good minds think alike. The clementines are fab idea!
 

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Me and my husband don't really buy gifts for each other since we each want specialized things. We usually just decide what we want for whatever occasion and call it that gift. Most often I get tickets to a musical and he gets some computer part.<br><br>
Does he like games? How about a board game or a subscription ot Games Magazine (my hard to shop for hubby loves this, but he's also a gamer).
 

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I think I am going to get dh the first few Foxfire books, because he's been wanting to read them. And maaaybe this really funny looking edition of Monopoly we saw at Gandar Mt. It's based on deer hunting and I think he would get a kick out of it.
 

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This year, dh and I combined what we would normally spend on each other (plus a little more since it's really a family gift), and splurged on a 46" tv. We've been waiting for YEARS for the prices to come down and finally took the plunge on Black Friday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Last year I bought him a Husqvarna chain saw and he almost $hit himself when he saw it, lol. It has more than paid for itself already!!! I also got him a split and kindling axe set.<br><br>
Next year I'd like to get him a new Carhart coat.
 

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We're having a homemade holiday for all of our family.<br><br>
For DH I'm making him a scrapbook chronicling the last 5 years in which we've switched from your average 'lifestyle' to our homesteading life on our farm-lette. He doesn't always realize how far he's come and everything he's accomplished because he focuses so much on what we don't have or projects we have to wait on funds for. I think he'll really like a nice simple scrapbook with a little narration of our 'adventure' so far.
 

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Multi tool like a leatherman is always a good and practical gift as are rain gages or a "fancy / high tech" thermometer.<br><br>
Grabber cleats for walking on ice, slip on over what ever shoes one is wearing (bought a pair for myself too)<br><br>
Although not "country", my guy really wants a LCD TV... not going to happen unless the stuff listed in eBay right now gets bid up real high....<br><br>
He too would love a new guitar, but of course the one he wants is like $1,200, so that won't happen either.<br><br>
We just cashed in our "change jar"... metal detector now graces our house, but he has found silver coins and rings thus far as well as normla change, the darn thing has almost paid for itself already in less than 2 weeks worth of use. Plus it's good exercise all that walking around and such<br><br>
2 years ago we bought a Berkey water filter as our X-mas gift to ourselves<br>
Last year, we got a exclaibur dehydrator<br><br>
We've also talked about a Vita-mix blender as a "group" gift. We've bought power tools as well in past years, as X-mas gifts.<br><br>
Unger is a grabber tool, it's been used a million different ways and cost only maybe $30 a home depot<br><br>
Books, books and more books are always welcome as is any upgrade in computer equipment.
 

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My DH is getting a cow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">, thats our family gift this year!
 

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I spent a year looking for a bango I found one for about 1/10 of its worth and have had it hidden for 6 months. DH finsishes his Masters the week before Christmas I cant wait to give it to him.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DH is getting a cow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">, thats our family gift this year!</div>
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What kind of cow? Your post made me smile my youngest wants a goat he is ready to leave for the farm every morning when he wakes up. He Wants a pig and a goat and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DH is getting a Rubiks 360 & Halo 3 ODST... maybe something else, but thats all I have atm. I know, so not country oriented! But, he loves video games and puzzles, so... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What kind of cow? Your post made me smile my youngest wants a goat he is ready to leave for the farm every morning when he wakes up. He Wants a pig and a goat and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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A Dexter Jersey Cross <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Our girls are getting goats next weekend! We bought them with their homeschool money, that is what they are into! From Santa they want halters, leashes and buckets!
 
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