Post # 1
i am getting super close to my wedding (under a month ….ACCKKK!!) but want to get a personal gift for my father since my wedding is falling on not only father’s day, but my parents’ 34th (and his parents’ 70th) wedding anniversary.
only idea so far: cufflinks (too generic?)
about him —
he is really sentimental (always depressed that he doesn’t have any family left), owns a winery and LOVES wine (we are getting married at another winery and it’s the theme of the wedding), and he is REALLY thrifty — he basically hates it when people buy expensive things as it kills him inside to know about any rip-offs. see how confusing my search is turning out to be??
I NEED YOUR HELP! I want to get a gift that is personalized (ie: engraved with names/date since it is also his anniversary) and I am hoping to find something really personal, so I know it’s difficult as strangers to help — but any ideas could spark something in my head, so "fire away"!
Post # 3
Does your father like to read, or enjoy books? A book is not that expensive, so you are being thrifty. You could find something that has some sort of special meaning to you, or is about wine or marriage, or maybe a book he used to read to you as a child?, so it is sentimental (and make sure to get the hardback, or if it is an older book, a vintage copy maybe). You could write a very special note inside the book, or even have a caligrapher insribe it for you.
Or, could you get photos from your grandparents marriage, your parents marriage, and then leave a spot for your own photo, and get a nice frame and have it engaged. If your grandparents are still alive, you could copy the photos for them too. I don’t know if that is a good idea for his birthday, but it works for the anniversary.
You could also plan an activity to do with your father at a later date, like if he loved fishing or baseball, you guys could do something together. Go on a wine tour?
Fathers are always difficult to buy for, at least for me. Good Luck!