Post # 1
I have no idea what to get my dad for Christmas. He is so hard to shop for. He likes archetecture and archery, and historically I have either gotten him either an archetecture book, a traditional “dad” gift (ie tie) or something completely impersonal (usually gift card). I wanted to try and get him something more thoughtful, or at least different than the things I have gotten him in years past.
He doesn’t drink, so a nice beer or wine is out.
I am at a total loss for what to get him. Does anyone have any ideas?
Post # 3
I am not sure if you guys live close to each other, but if you do, how about buying him tickets for a city tour nearby or tickets to a museum. Plan a nice father daughter day.
You could make him a nice card with a coupon that says “Father daughter day:including lunch at (insert resto he may like) and a trip to (insert museum or tour he might enjoy).”
Post # 4
Does he enjoy any particular musical group or stage production that you could get him tickets to? A friend of mine usually gifts her father with tickets to see Andre Rieu and gifted her parents for a milestone anniversary with symphony tickets for the season.
Post # 5
Thanks, guys. These are really good ideas. I will only be in town a short while for Christmas, but I will try and make it work. If anyone has any other suggestions, I am very open to them.
Post # 6
Does he like to cook or grill? There are some nice grill tool sets out there! You could make a basket with some tools, spice rubs and an apron, or something like that! I tend to get my dad new kitchen gadgets for Christmas. This year we’re getting him a santoku knife because it’s our favorite to use and his knife block doesn’t have one.
Post # 7
Does he dress up for work or wear collared shirts often?
I got personalized stainless steel collar stays for my boyfriend from etsy.com
There are lots of options there, just search personalized collar stays 🙂
Post # 8
I tracked down a picture of the temple (you could use church/building/etc) where my parents were married and edited it so it had a worn/antique feel. Then I added the family name and wedding date on it…then had it matted and framed. I know he’ll like it for the sentimental value.
Post # 9
Could you buy him hours at an archery range or buy him a gift certificate for lessons?