Post # 1
My dad’s birthday is right before Christmas, on December 13. I never have any clue what to get him (he hardly ever talks about himself), and this year is no different. I tried asking him, because I need to figure it out soon if I want to order anything (it appears that Canadian customs is very backlogged). But he knows Darling Husband and I don’t have a lot of money, so he told me to just give him a hug and save our money. So frustrating!
Anyways, do any of you bees have any ideas for an awesome, but not too expensive, present for my dad? We’ve budgeted $40-50 for each adult family member for Christmas, and I could probably spend about that much on his birthday too. He loves cooking, and he’s extremely handy with pretty much everything. He’s also really smart.
I would love any suggestions! I love my daddy very much and want to show him I’m thinking about him this holiday!
Post # 3
@Tigerlilybride: There are lots of great ideas for someone who loves to cook:
a color coded set of cutting boards
a bottle of truffle oil and popcorn if he likes a savory popcorn snack.
some flavored salts
a manly apron
silicone cooking utensils or silicone oven mitts
I love my silicone oven mitts. They don’t get dirty-spills just wipe off
Post # 4
My dad loves to cook too! I usually dig through the kitchen to see what is wearing out or see what he complains about and replace it. Last year he got a new skillet amd the year before that he got a new set stanless steel mixing bowls. Or you could just walk into the cooking department see what looks really cool! lol
Post # 5
@Tigerlilybride: You could always get him a nice set of cooking knives. I got a 3 piece set of Japanese cooking knives for my fiance and he loves them – says he feels like a ninja when he uses them, which is all the time because he loves to cook as well!
The set I got was about $80 but it was on sale from $120… aaand these are Aussie prices, so maybe it’s not as expensive where you live?
Post # 6
@julies1949: Ooh he’d love some of those! He already has the cutting boards (he doesn’t actually use them properly though) and tons of aprons though.
@ksus07: I can’t even count how many knives he has. My parents seriously bought a house because it has a big kitchen, they hardly even remembered the rest of it when they put in the offer 😛 I’m in Canada, so I don’t know what exchange rates would be like and I’m too lazy to look it up. I love Aussies though, Ihope to go and visit my Grandma in Brisbane someday!
@alyssaC: Thats what we usually do. Haha I guess its the easiest method!
Thank you all!
Post # 7
@Tigerlilybride: What about something like a sushi making class or a gift card for a 5 course dinner (both often on living social or groupon). Or what about a tour of a local winery and lunch? Some kind of ceritficate for an event paid for by you and your Darling Husband where he can go and bond with you guys?
Post # 8
@Schatzie821: Hmm thats a really cool idea!