Post # 1
My father isn’t in my life so we only have to buy for my FIL. Originally I wanted to do an Omaha Steaks package (Groupon had a sick deal that I missed by 6 freakin’ hours!) so now we’re going to put together a basket for him instead. I’m still blanking on a few of the things to include (just to bulk it up a bit) so if anyone has any suggestions, send ‘em my way!
So far I’ve got…
- Harley t-shirt (he LOVES anything Harley)
- Scratch offs
- iTunes card (We got my IL’s an iPad for Xmas last year. There are lots of apps that he would like but he won’t actually spend any money on them.)
- Peanuts and cashews (his favorite snack)
- Old/weathered plaque that I found at a garage sale that I think he’d like for his man room (and it was only a buck!)
What are you getting for your dads for Father’s Day?
Post # 3
Uuuugh I love my folks but I wish the only time you had to give gifts was Christmas and birthdays. I never know what to get anyone, least of all my dad.
He said he wanted some new flip flops so I’m gonna tell my mom I want to get them so she better back off. And gimme his shoe size LOL.
Post # 4
idk I’m not into buying gifts for these kinds of holidays. I pretty much only give gifts on birthdays and Christmas.
I think a nice lunch out, a card, and for us to travel to see them is enough.
Post # 5
I got my dad a water pik tooth cleaner thing (lol). He’s recently gone crazy for caring for his teeth (he had a bad cavity and doesn’t want it to happen again), and I know he’s really wanted one. And then I got him ear muffs for his boat motor, since his last ones are worn out. For FI’s dad, I transfered all their old home movies from VHS onto DVD. And then a card for both of them.
Post # 6
I love giving gifts so I look forward to the oppertunity to shop!
@pecanpie: Sounds like something he’ll like.
@PinkMagnolia: A card is really all that’s necessary. I know my FIL would rather we didn’t spend the money on him but we do it anyway.
@Omgbunnies: Flip flops are a great gift.
Post # 7
We don’t really do Mother’s/Father’s day on my side. Last Sunday, we took lunch to my parent’s house, and we’ll call it a day.
On DH’s side, though, Mother’s/Father’s day is a HUGE deal. DH even got in trouble one year for not getting his mom a “good gift.” Rediculous, IMO.
We will probably get him a Christian T-shirt and some dark chocolate candies from Trader Joes.
Post # 8
I usually buy my dad cologne,shoes, a card and take him out to dinner, SO got an early gift took him to upgrade his gaming computer lol
Post # 9
I was going to get the Groupon you posted, but my sister decided she’s not getting our dad anything this year and it was too much for me to buy by myself. Now I have no idea what to get for about $20 for the man who has literally everything.
Post # 10
@MissBoPeep: Dad’s are a pain to shop for. That’s why my FIL is pretty much just getting a basket of random crap. Thankfully he likes all of this crap but it’s still not really the “wow” gift that I normally like giving.
@Missus_LLC: Sounds great!
@rubyred605: What constitutes a “good gift” to her? People should just be thankful for what they get!
Ugh! DH just said that he wanted to get his brother a little something too since this will be his first Father’s Day so now I have to add him to my list. At least he’s easy. Give that guy some Captain and he’ll be your best friend! lol
Post # 11
I’m getting my father a couple of magazine subscriptions.
Post # 12
I’m not sure what I’m getting my stepdad this year. Last year I have him a model of a really old police car (he’s a police chief) to put on his desk at work. This year, money is a little tight for everyone so I got him a card and I think I’m going to get a bag and fill it with his favorite candy/snacks.
My stepdad is really hard to buy for. I’ve been meaning to get in touch with my mom to ask if he’s mentioned anything in particular he wants, but he usually says he doesn’t want anything.
Post # 13
@UpstateCait: A “good gift” is expensive. Like, at least $75. Games, clothes, purses. We didn’t have money for her birthday gift, so we got her a rose bush. She didn’t like that either. 🙂
Post # 14
We’re just doing a cookout and getting a cake from Coldstone. I usually take him golfing or something but funds are tight this year (wedding planning is expensive), so we’re just going to have a nice and relaxed day
Post # 15
@SouthernGirl: I love creative gifts like the police car. Good thinking! The snack bag is a great idea, too. I did that for my ex step dad for Christmas since there’s nothing he ever wanted or needed. He really loved it. I got a glass container from Michaels and etched his initials onto it (DIY etching is crazy easy). After all the candy was gone, he was able to use the container for other uses. I’m pretty sure it ended up on his dresser and serves as his piggy bank now.
@rubyred605: A rose bush is a nice gift. Actually, I think that’s what my BIL/SIL got my MIL this year and she seemed to like it. If only everyone was thankful for the gifts they’re given instead of being so damn critical, the world would be a much happier place.
@Brideonabudgetlauren: That sounds great. I know my FIL just wants to spend time with us so that would be enough of a gift in itself.