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Thinking of getting Mr S a sonos, but is too much like home buying me a toaster or something?
Ordered myself one
Selfishly he has a birthday in December too. This is looking like a good option for that
the wheat beer one looks great. 24 bottles (500ml) for £30? Deal.
£1.25 a 500ml bottle is about half normal price
Gonna be wheaty this christmas!
that's a silly good deal. gonna get one because why not
Otherwise why would they be selling it in an advent calendar on groupon?
German Beer: none of it is shit
This stuff is vile
but my mam got a sonos for her 50th and it's amazing
It's bloody amazing.
cause they let him stay with us for 4 months...
its alright but they've got it in the living room right next to their actual stereo/record player/ speakers hooked up to the tv/ipad. dont really get the point of it. what am i missing?
you can bluetooth music from any phone/device
hook it up to spotify/let people make playlists when they come over
but the real advantage is when you have more of them and the wireless connectivity, and being able to control speakers all round the house from any connected smartphone/tablet etc.
I'd say the advantage is you just play all your music off a server. Makes sorting music just a lot easier.
Next yr, thought I'd save that for then
(The answer is that we don't want anything.)
He'll be after both core sets of Shadows of Brimstone, a new co-op dungeon crawler miniatures game. I assume he already has his own paints and brushes for the minis.
If he doesn't want that, it's probably because I'm not quite in my 30s yet.
any real man would want to provide his own hi-fi for the family.
By buying him that you're LITERALLY castrating him.
that connects to it, sounds incredible
sure why not
was after a wireless record player on the music forum... to connect to his soundbar
didn't know they existed.. surely you'd lose all the analogue/warmth
oh you're one of THOSE guys ;)
Seriously though, while it was maybe a bit 'cleaner' sounding than a classic record player, mainly due to the speaker I'd imagine anyway, it still had that bit of warmth and sound to it that you would associate with listening on record. A purist wouldn't love it, but it definitely does retain its charm.
Ive just never heard of a wireless record player before.. wasn't sure how its go from player to the sonos.. is there a preamp inbetween or does that depends on the deck? or does the sonos sort it all out..?
Im old and out of touch.. and now the one constant in music is changing :(
so that it can then be sent wirelessly over the network to the speaker
but why would you be spinning records in a room where there isn't the amp/speaker?
if you wanted, and with much less wiring required
but then youd have to run back to the room where the record player is every 10 minutes :/
Im all for the sonos.. but this is TOO FAR
so you don't have to have a different speaker/system, not it's USP!
I'd be interested to know what the actual record player itself is and what the wireless capabilities are, whether it can use some sort of adapter for an existing speaker would be helpful as well.
but it did also need a sonos adapter, and the player itself also has an aux out I believe. I will get all the info asap.
Missus got me one for my birthday and i'm 35.
She now gets baths ran for her regularly so i can play on it without distraction for an hour
is getting me the vinyl re-issue of Richard Hawley's debut and a nice wooly hat. I will be happy with these.
Why not get your man these things too.
that they used to have more fun, and they've left all that behind, never to get it back
(assuming it's a combined thing)
have no use for a bookmark.
And just how will you keep your place in the book?
You are not ready for a sword, my friend.
I'm (probably) getting a load of home automation things this year, stuff like http://www.belkin.com/uk/Products/home-automation/c/wemo-home-automation/ and http://www2.meethue.com/en-gb/the-range/hue/.
Almost as much as I hate buying them for other people.
It'll probably be wrong, which is fine because it's the sentiment that counts, but then I inevitably feel terrible for even thinking about how poor the present was in the first place, so anyone who gets me a present is essentially giving me the gift of guilt.
if it's something I could afford then I'll already have it OR won't want it
(some presents are nice, but they're usually the spontaneous ones. formal xmas/bday gift giving is the worst. my goal in life is to be removed from people's xmas lists)
which made me feel guilty AND angry
that I feel too ashamed to own it
when I left that job.
If it's something I can't afford to buy myself, I certainly don't want my loved ones spending that much money on me. I'd feel fucking awful.
Maybe that's just me. And so much thought has gone into it but it's still really shite and AAARGH I feel terrible already and it's not even happened yet!
Let's *all* buy Royter a Christmas present and all go round his house on the 20th* and give them to him and watch him open them and watch his heart grow three sizes and then we'll all go to the pub
ask me anything
and the only way to unswap them was to have sex with one of them, which one would you have sex with?
sex is mental
I've bought my brother a Chromecast for his TV. Only 30 quid.
are there any blokes in their early 50s about who hate getting presents/money 'wasted' on them?
hypothetically, what would you do if your hypothetical daughter got you a pair of hypothetical socks. bloody hell dad what do you want for christmas
normally get him hiking socks (to wear with his workboots) but he hasn't worked for a few weeks now and won't for another few months and because he's lost loads of weight and has to keep himself warm he's into women's fluffy socks from primark at the minute but if i get him them he might be offended
oh yeah he's on blood thinners too so he needs to keep warm
thinking about getting him: some sort of tin to keep his injections/meds in, fluffy socks, coconut oil, set of nice coffee cups
is stuff to eat or drink. Especially drink. Especially at Christmas.
I see mention of coffee cups. I'd rather have a load of nice coffee than (more) coffee cups.
(but TBH honest, if he's saying don't get him owt then socks are suffice. good gift are a decent pair of socks)
i've posted some conditions
i always get him walking/hiking socks but now he can't work for the time being i'm out of ideas. basically, will my dad hate me forever if i get him these (which he has two pairs of and wears for bed) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6RakGobuMmc/VFu5dO8URjI/AAAAAAAAAKc/KpzdrTS2Xq4/s1600/socks.png
sounds soppy/bad but depending on what kind of bloke he is either plan to spend time with him or leave him alone
He takes great pride in his family, as in their his 'gift'.
I'd buy him socks. Maybe novelty ones?
I just want something not too big, nothing "wacky" or funny like a mug with a humourous phrase on it, which I can feign surprise and amusement at but in its packaging so I can take it back to the shop and get a credit note.
I get M&S shirts off my Mum, then I take them back and blow the gift card on fancy food.
"oh great I love Lynx Africa". Then take it back and buy sandwiches.
think I will go with the usual, buy yourself something & say it's from me and I'll give him tokenistic wine and chocolates.
another novelty gift hater here, such a waste of money