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Dad prezzie, please help!! ( What have you got your dad?)

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Sendcoffeeandchocs Fri 16-Dec-16 11:09:00

Hi all,

We were not doing adult presents now suddenly we are again and I've got nothing substantial for my dad an no ideas.

He is mid 60s, no hobbies because he's a workaholic. He has plenty of money so just buys stuff he wants when he sees it.
Mum has already got him nice whisky.
Sister has got him a case of craft ale and some tooth breaking toffee.
Can't buy him clothes as he refuses to wear anything he didn't buy himself.
He has asked us not to get an "experience" gift.
Last year we got him a bee hotel.
Birthday he got a planted up pot decorated with grandkids handprints.

I am totally all out of ideas and really nees some inspiration, can anyone help?
Or tell me what you've all got for your 60ish dads?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Fri 16-Dec-16 11:12:01

I bought mine the Laurel & Hardy movie boxset.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 16-Dec-16 11:14:28

My dad is getting ale, goodies (cheese & pork pie plus other bits that catch my eye) from the local farm shop & a Christmas cake made by me.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 16-Dec-16 11:15:16

Christ that sounds so dull written down confused but I know he'll like it grin

GeorgiePeachie Fri 16-Dec-16 11:18:49

Got my dad a book, a pair of spy glasses (ones with mirrors so you can see behind you) A magic wallet (like a jacobs ladder, slim line) and a t shirt that says "That's what I do, I drink and I know things" which is from game of thrones. I bought my step mum a matching t shirt that says mother of dragons.

I also got him some ginger chocolates cus they're his favourite... And we're cooking christmas dinner this year instead of the parents, which will keep him happy. I have an eye out for some kind of toy/puzzle he can play with.

ScarlettO89 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:22:00

I've bought mine a BBQ tool set, costa latte glass set, and a storage tin for his gardening thing. And I've got my mum and dad tickets for an event too.

LeopardPrintSocks1 Fri 16-Dec-16 11:22:05

I always get my dad and food hamper from local deli as he loves cheese/chocolate etc

pishedoff Fri 16-Dec-16 11:33:13

Rolling Stones CD and the GCHQ puzzle book

insan1tyscartching Fri 16-Dec-16 11:33:27

Dh (who is nearly the same age as your Dad) is getting from our dc,tickets to a show, dvd (Taggart), cds for the car (not technically minded enough to put music on his phone or link it to the car) notebook, polo shirt, chocolate.

TrashPanda Fri 16-Dec-16 11:38:53

My Dad is also mid 60s and we've got him the new Rolling Stones CD and the last Leonardo Cohen CD. Mum is mid 50s and we've got her a bottle of Conker gin.

Sendcoffeeandchocs Fri 16-Dec-16 11:42:00

Are the rolling Stones still making music? hmm
If he hasn't got it already it would be perfect. Now i need to somehow find out if he has...

TrashPanda Fri 16-Dec-16 11:47:02

I know, they should all be in a retirement home but they've got children and divorces to pay for grin

It's called Blue and Lonesome and was only released on 2nd December.

harderandharder2breathe Fri 16-Dec-16 11:56:13

Oxfam goat type gifts are great for picky people who don't want anything

Me and my sister both did it for my dad one year (without talking about it).

redshoeblueshoe Fri 16-Dec-16 12:15:09

Vinyl is what you need. As long as he has a record player fgrin

Bobsmum02 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:28:11

Polo shirt from football club he supports and ticket to the game.

Previous presents have included - dvd's, bbq stuff, travel bag, books, foodie gifts, tickets to theatre for him and DM.

Screamer1 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:45:05

Haven't read THT so sorry for any repetition.

Is your dad my dad? He sounds exactly the same, even down to the bird hotel that we got him last year.

I was going to get a really nice whisky glass this year. Does he like birds? If so binoculars? Nice bird feeder type thing? My dad was surprisingly into some face cream that I bought him once by Aesop.

CondensedMilkSarnies Fri 16-Dec-16 12:49:12

Last year I bought my dad a sock putterer oner. It was meant as a bit of a joke present but he thinks it's the best thing ever !

This year I've bought those food chopping scissors.

caprifun Fri 16-Dec-16 12:53:03

My 68 yr old dad is getting an espresso maker and two posh bags of decaff ground coffee ... He's difficult to buy for too, I always find my parents the trickiest to buy for.

Screamer1 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:55:53

Oh yes coffee is another good shout!

oldestmumaintheworld Fri 16-Dec-16 12:57:47

My Dad is getting these for Christmas;
New dog lead (for dog obvs)
Rose bush (send catalogue from David Austen or Peter Beales and voucher)
Welly boot socks (see dog above)
Bird feeding station and bird food
Membership to RSPB
London Review of Books subscription

SunnySomer Fri 16-Dec-16 13:02:12

I got my dad espresso cups, some coffee beans (nice bag of) and a panforte. All of which I know he will like.
FIL I got a chopper (you used to be able to get them from Pampered Chef, but this is from John Lewis) and some marmalade.

KC225 Fri 16-Dec-16 13:11:01

Someone on this thread was talking about a yearly bacon subscription. Every month a different bacon. Made me laugh

canihaveacoffeeplease Fri 16-Dec-16 13:18:31

We got father a 'cure your own bacon' kit, manly enough, having read the to-do list simple enough and satisfying, who doesn't like bacon?

Sendcoffeeandchocs Fri 16-Dec-16 13:27:26

Hmm, not sure about a year of bacon, I think he'd find that odd.
He already has several pairs of binoculars and two telescopes. Which he doesnt use much...
His idea of a good coffee is a nescafe gold blend, he says real coffee is too strong hmm
Whisky glass would work except he has tons already as my mum buys him a gift set that includes a glass most years.
I'm not sure he would use a sock putter oner. He is still perfectly capable of putting on his socks. I'm not actually sure how one works if I'm honest!!

Nodney Fri 16-Dec-16 13:31:18

I got mine a pile of second hand readers digest magazines from ebay because he loves to read them when he's on his holidays. Ive also got him a new bird box because he loves feeding the birds

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