on Dec 16, 2014 @ 02:34 am

I love christmas and giving, but I have no idea what to give my dad. It seems like anything my mom and I get him, he hates. He is one of those men who you have to really think about what to get him because he either already has it, or could go and get it himself. Any suggestions? HELP!!

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Try.... on Dec 16, 2014 @ 03:46 am

Gift cards! He gets to choose something that he likes. LCBO, if he like to drink. Or Mark's Work Warehouse for Men's clothes, Home Depot, The Bay, Walmart, etc. You get the idea. You know the man better than I do. I hope this helps.

Actually.. on Dec 16, 2014 @ 05:29 am

That does. I never thought of a gift card to any of those places. The Home Depot one would work well. Thanks!

ditto on Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

My father in law is the exact same. He won't hate a gift, but he has the money to get pretty much anything he wants. So we usually give him gift cards. Definitely go for the specific store gift cards that you know he shops at. If you go for those stupid credit card gift cards you end up paying more than the card is actually worth. And everyone I know, myself included, always have problems with getting them to work in stores.

$$$ on Dec 17, 2014 @ 01:29 pm

Give him money. He couldn't possibly hate that.
Just write something extra special and personal in the card. Sometimes that means more than the actual gift.

Christmas Gifts on Dec 17, 2014 @ 02:22 pm

My father in law and mother in law are the same way. There is nothing that they don't have, so it's difficult at the holidays. What I've been doing the past couple of years is either getting him a gift card to Lowes or Home Depot or baking him his favorite dessert-coconut cake. For her, I get her a gift card either where she gets her hair fixed, a restaurant gift card where she likes to eat or I had her made a portrait of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dad's Christmas Gift on Dec 19, 2014 @ 01:29 pm

Why not give him a gift card from his favorite store. Or if he is into any hobbies like fishing or hunting. I have a sister who is impossible to buy for so I get her a gift card and she can buy what ever she likes and we both win. Merry Christmas Cy73.

Dinner on Dec 21, 2014 @ 02:29 am

I suggest treating them to a special dinner to a place they like.

second Princess12k on Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:32 am

Princess12k's idea is absolutely perfect (unless your dad is a drinker, then your bill will be very very high). Experiences are always better than gifts. My dad passed away 5 years ago, and I wish I could have taken him out more and hung out with him.

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