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What do you get for your dad?

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msrisotto Thu 27-Nov-14 19:13:37

? I need inspiration! Mine just likes chocolate and alcohol both of which he has plenty of!

In fact my brother in law is the same so I don't know what to get him either...looks like my sister married my dad!

purplemurple1 Thu 27-Nov-14 19:17:44

Magazine subscription

msrisotto Thu 27-Nov-14 19:25:53

Ooh interesting idea. I've never got him clothes before...

MrsDarylDixon Thu 27-Nov-14 19:44:11


I'm also making my dad some raspberry vodka and putting it in a nice bottle smile

andadietcoke Thu 27-Nov-14 19:45:49

This year...

Photography course on Anglesey
Hamper with nice coffee, beer, snacks that I've put together myself
Kindle vouchers

Taffeta Thu 27-Nov-14 19:47:56

Pair of posh socks
Posh dark choc orange creams
Bananagrams grin he played it with the DC and loved it

LovelyWeatherForDucks Thu 27-Nov-14 19:53:02

No idea. Might get him a t-shirt ( he likes to think he's young and cool with things like Superdry shirts!) and a hamper of his favourite chocolate bars - mars bars, wagons wheels, etc, so he has a stash to take to work.

fanjodisfunction Thu 27-Nov-14 20:11:33

my dad had a very small cameo appearance in and Sinatra movie back in the sixties and I'm hoping to get a screen shot of him in it. he's only in it for 7 seconds or so, so might be hard but I think I can do it.

other than that he usually enjoys a good book, whiskey and liquorice.

fanjodisfunction Thu 27-Nov-14 20:14:04

Montezuma do some good chocolate gifts

GirlAnachronism Thu 27-Nov-14 23:04:39

world of warcraft megablocks, but my dad may have slightly unique tastes.....

nancy75 Thu 27-Nov-14 23:06:27

For his birthday I got my dad a tour around the stadium of the football team he supports - he loved it, is that something he might like?

The problem I have now is finding something better for christmas!

UniS Thu 27-Nov-14 23:09:42

I've just got dad a "ding" bell like you get on a hotel reception, he will love it, and drive mum up the wall for a day or two the n it will join his collection of bells and then get taken to the bellringers annual dinner..... £5 , job done, inspired present thanks to the mary berry collection of cookware at major supermarket.

My dad is easy to buy for, I sort of rotate Football team related , bell ringing related and bunting.
My brother is harder, my brother is cool.
I am not cool.

5446 Fri 28-Nov-14 03:47:38

I've ordered him a watercolour skyline of his hometown and a couple of books.

SoMuchForSubtlety Fri 28-Nov-14 06:27:48

This book. My dad is impossible to buy for so I just get random things that I think are interesting! I bought him Plants vs Zombies last year for the computer and he had a great time playing it.

ThePortlyPinUp Fri 28-Nov-14 06:34:25

Mine is 51 and thinks he is a teenager so I am buying him his favourite band t shirt and cd. For his birthday yesterday he got a new Harrington jacket from me and DH and a overnight wash bag with contents from the dd's as he stays out at friends most weekends.

Medge68 Fri 28-Nov-14 06:41:00

Books or DVDs about the local area. Got him a smashing book about the 2WW in our county for this year.

AggressiveBunting Fri 28-Nov-14 07:00:32

Cycling top and a bottle of whisky... every year. Boring but it's what he wants. He doesnt eat chocolate as he has a heart condition that is aggravated by it and if I buy books he complains he could have got it at the charity shop in Jan for 50p (he has a point)

Lovelydiscusfish Fri 28-Nov-14 07:03:42

I try to find new murder mystery or historical adventure books he hasn't read yet. Thus year I got come novelisations of the TV show "The Killing", among others.
Also will get him some mint Matchmakers!

anyoldname76 Fri 28-Nov-14 07:34:16

I've bought my dad a blu ray player and a robot nutcracker. He's got slippers and a beanie off my dc.
The blu ray player is a shared gift for him and my mum though.

BreeVDKamp Fri 28-Nov-14 07:40:20

This year we're getting him either an indoor skydive or weightlessness experience, can't remember which we decided on!

Last year got him a big encyclopaedia type book of herbs and spices and a nice pestle and mortar.

CleaninQueen Fri 28-Nov-14 09:40:28

This year my step dads getting a cruise to the Bahamas we didn't actually spend that much on it. He'll also get a bottle of whiskey

clr2014 Fri 28-Nov-14 11:40:50

a home brew kit. Dh has one that makes a loverly IPA...

ShatnersBassoon Fri 28-Nov-14 11:44:05

DVDs, jigsaws, V-neck jumpers and chocolate are on permanent rotation. The children usually get him some 'humorous' socks.

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