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My old man has to be the hardest person to buy a present for. He doesn't smoke, barely drinks, doesn't have any hobbies.... Ugh. He turned 70 in March, but because they're in FL during the winter we haven't celebrated yet. We're going to do that on Father's day.

You guys come up with some great ideas, so thought I'd tap into that creativity. I think he already has anal beads. Ideas for around $150-200?
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so wait what does he do all day
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flipper wrote:My old man has to be the hardest person to buy a present for. He doesn't smoke, barely drinks, doesn't have any hobbies.... Ugh. He turned 70 in March, but because they're in FL during the winter we haven't celebrated yet. We're going to do that on Father's day.

You guys come up with some great ideas, so thought I'd tap into that creativity. I think he already has anal beads. Ideas for around $150-200?



Hope you don't mind help from an old lady....but seeing as hubby was pretty much the same way, a few years ago I got him a kindle. He wasn't a reader back then, but he uses it all the time now. The Kindle Paperwhite is the one I would recommend. It goes for like 130 or so, but the feature of the light and ability to enlarge text are a welcome for us seniors. It also has wifi capacity. If he does like it, that is a good thing for you for the long run. It is so simple to send books to the kindle and it makes shopping for Xmas, birthday, etc real easy. FYI if you decide on it go for the 20 bucks to make it ad free.
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French maid and Viagra is probably the winner here.

My youngster insisted I have this
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for father's day.


Is there something that he hasn't done before that you could do? Like getting him an experience instead of an item? Maybe a round of golf at a course he otherwise wouldn't get to play or renting a Ferrari like in Scent of a Woman. Tough if he's not into anything.

Maybe that's the hook though - leave him alone to do what he wants might be the best present to him. That's what my wife does. Every year when someone asks me what I want for my birthday/father's day, she answers correctly to leave me alone. Then she throws me a party.
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I don't know how close you are, but I would guess that "time with his kid" is up there. Find something for you to do together.

If that is too expensive, then something he can do that he would find interesting on his own. For example, I want to take a ride on the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast".

If he takes walks, then maybe a nice hiking staff?

A drone to help keep people off his lawn?
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So my dad is kinda the same way. But I think Beer hit it on the head. For the last few years, my daughter and I have taken my dad to a local race track. I used to have an uncle who raced there years ago, and since he quit, we never go back. Pops is a big race fan and he thoroughly enjoys the one day at the track with me and his granddaughter.

Experience might/will probably win out over an item if he's that hard to buy for.

Good luck bro.
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Thanks, everyone. Some really great ideas. I knew you would not disappoint!
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HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:so wait what does he do all day


dunno, good question. Think he's running a meth lab?
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OHH I know the answer! Flipper look the other way.


HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:so wait what does he do all day

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flipper wrote:
HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:so wait what does he do all day


dunno, good question. Think he's running a meth lab?


i'm serious. if we knew what he actually did whether its watch tv all day or what, it could help. we have a family member (older) who basically watches tv all day. they love nature shows. there is literally nothing else they do. his console tv busted 4 years ago and his kid gave him his old 60" plasma. for his birthday last year we bought him a blu ray player and the planet earth dvd's. he was blown away by it.
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HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:
flipper wrote:
HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:so wait what does he do all day


dunno, good question. Think he's running a meth lab?


i'm serious. if we knew what he actually did whether its watch tv all day or what, it could help. we have a family member (older) who basically watches tv all day. they love nature shows. there is literally nothing else they do. his console tv busted 4 years ago and his kid gave him his old 60" plasma. for his birthday last year we bought him a blu ray player and the planet earth dvd's. he was blown away by it.


He does boat, so we could always get him a gift cert to his fav boating supply store. He does like to read, go for walks, watch t.v. I checked w/my mom and he "doesn't need any tools" and "has a nook (instead of a kindle)". Ugh. He doesn't want clothes.

I'm thinking about the drone idea. He might think that's pretty cool. Or hate it and never use it :lol:
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Did that last year.
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