Need help with gift idea for my loner, non materialistic father!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

i don’t think it would be giving yourself tickets…you can buy 2-3 tickets and give them to him…he can choose who he wants to go with. you can mention that you guys would love to go with him, but you want him to choose whomever he’d like.

if he’s a reader, a kindle would be good. my semi-antisocial dad loves his. 😀

Post # 4
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think tickets sound like a great idea. You are not only gifting him the experience, but also your time and company. My dad is also not into material possessions, so my go to with him is food. Specifically some nice craft beers, fancy cheese and sausage, and good quality chocolate.

Post # 5
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My dad is the same way.  Not materialistic at all, but we are super close and he loves to indulge his baby (30 year old) girl at every chance. He always gives the same answer your dad did… “don’t get me anything.”  Pfft.

I think the tickets would be a nice idea!  Give him the option to take whoever he wants of course, but let him know that you and DH would be more than happy to accompany him if he doesn’t have someone to go with.  It’s more about spending time with you than the money spent on the tickets. =)

Post # 6
6958 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Ms.Dachshund:  If it’s something he would like to do then I don’t feel like it’s “gifting yourself tickets”. Now, if you were giving him a spa day with you when he wouldn’t want to go to the spa, THAT would be bad! I think adding in a hat & shirt… maybe one of those seat cushion things… that would make an awesome gift!

Post # 7
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think it’s gifting the tickets to yourself, you’re giving him the gift of going to a game, and going with you and your husband, which I’m sure he would love. Especially as someone who has very few people in his life, and no hobbies. I think it’s a fantastic idea. The fact that you have to buy your own tickets as well is just… well its just part of the deal lol

Post # 8
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I love the idea of tickets!  Honestly, most parents would rather do some activity with their kids than just about anything else.

If you still need ideas, what about a nice gift basket full of yummy cheese / meat / chocolate / etc?

Post # 9
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Give him a hug and be done with it.

Post # 10
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the experience of the ball game with your company is absolutely a gift.

I just bought my ex MIL (we are still close) a gift card for the local taxi company where she lives. People of a certain age  have less and less need for “things”, but every time she takes a taxi she will think of us as she slides that gift card.

Post # 11
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The ball game’s a great idea.

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I like the idea of giving practical gifts. Lame but always wanted

Gas gift cards

Grocery gift cards

Favorite restaurant gift cards

subscription to fav magazine or newspaper 

Post # 13
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I love the game idea. I usually get my very simple, retired father a walmart gift card if I’m stumped.

Post # 15
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ms.Dachshund:  Whatever you get him, pleeeeease bury it in his yard topped with a little piece of metal so he can hunt for it!  🙂

Post # 16
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

im doing college baseball tickets for my dad’s gift as well.. only problem i am facing is that they are not on sell yet so i just gave an iou slip inside a new college baseball hat

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