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Ultimate Father's Day gift?

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StepfauxWife Sun 24-May-15 15:25:12

Am hopping to do a little straw poll, hope that's okay..!

I find buying presents for most of the men in my life incredibly difficult - I'm sure I'm not the only one. DH is especially difficult - he likes rugby, cycling, running, food. As Father's Day approaches, I'm starting to wonder what to get him. We have an almost 2 year old DD. He doesn't appreciate sentimental personalised stuff that is all over notonthehighstreet.

So what would you all like?

nornironrock Mon 25-May-15 10:38:04

oooh, I hope my wife is on here and I don't know!!!

The best father's day gift I ever had was a digital camera when our daughter was very small.

Nowadays, a re-issued or original record I loved years ago would be awesome. Or a piece of art for the hifi room.

Looking at his interests, how about a pasta maker (if you don't already have one), or a Japanese cooks knife. Parts for his bike - if he's anything like me, he'll have a mental list of all the bits he wants to upgrade...

Of course, in all honesty, the best gift would be the family doing something wonderful together - what that is of course varies wildly!!!

Good luck, and I am sure he'll appreciate the effort!!!

Turquoiseblue Mon 25-May-15 10:45:41

Same here, always find it difficult to buy for dh and df/ db.

Successes have been
Aged or a certain type of whiskey / crate of wine/ wine tasting days / specialist beer hampers

Hamper of his favourite food / drink + and picnic day out

Tickets to a band/ music gig he loves

Garmin / upgrade of garmin

Course of personal training / fitness training specific for his sport

Equipment for sport of choice - new trainers/ outdoor running/ cycling gear

Meal in nice restaurant for night out

Back pack/sports bag - specialist type with waterproofing etx

VoyageOfDad Tue 26-May-15 19:03:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StepfauxWife Tue 26-May-15 21:28:59

Thanks for the responses, some great ideas here. I was going to make a handmade card and take him for a nice breakfast.

Last year I bought "My Dad" for DD and DH to read together - I feel I peaked too soon!

MitziKinsky Tue 26-May-15 22:06:59

Well the ultimate gift would be a sports car....but I can't afford one so it'll be the fist thing on display as you walk through the door of sainsburys the week before. I know this because DH select mothers day and valentines gifts by this method.

NathalieM Fri 05-Jun-15 13:09:54

I personally love father's day! Last year I got my Dad, who is rather partial to a port, a bottle of Taylor's White Port, which is like regular port but sweet and actually rather delicious. I've noticed a few other people have mentioned booze so that's always a safe bet! Got the port from a local craft booze store in Brighton.

I also got him a set of awesome Diamond shaped glasses, just because I really wanted to spoil him and I couldn't help myself. I got them from a gadget site, I went back today and they actually have an entire guide for Father's Day which made chuckle:

Hopefully you'll get a bit of inspiration from there smile

StepfauxWife Fri 05-Jun-15 20:33:50

Thanks for taking the time to reply! I've also been looking at Pinterest and will do some crafty bits with DD.

Drew64 Tue 09-Jun-15 14:54:05

£20 in a hand made card and a day out on is bike, £20 is for lunch while he is out

BreakingDad77 Thu 11-Jun-15 11:37:12

How about an experience of some sort?

DW says i'm hard to buy for but keep reminding her about my amazon wish list (several pages grin).

DW though has made me a nice mouse mat and a calendar for my desk with pictures of us all.

Niloufes Fri 12-Jun-15 09:33:07

I'd settle for a lay in.

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