(Closed) What to buy dads/men for Christmas?!

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2213 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Like most dads, mine doesn’t really need or ask for anything.  I usually end up getting him a book he wants, and have gotten him socks on many occasions (lame, I know!)  He has a big sweet tooth, though, so for the last few years I’ve been making homemade candy for him!  Usually fudge and peanut brittle, but I’ve also made peppermint bark and other random candies.

Luckily, some of the other men in my life have Amazon wish lists, and I still (thankfully) can come up with lots of ideas for my SO since we’ve only been together one Christmas so far!


Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee

This is so hard!  I (sadly) usually end up just getting my Dad a gift card for a hobby or hardware store.  (Canadian Tire, Cabelas, etc)  I know he loves spending them, but I never know what else to get! AND, between birthday, Father’s day and Christmas – that’s 3 gifts a year and each time I have no clue what to get!

Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Guys are the hardest to shop for. I know I’m getting my SO new Under Armour shoes since he asked for them, but I have no idea what else to get him.

As for my father, they live 5.5 hours away, so I have until spring to figure that out =D

Post # 8
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

bevasue my fi is a giant video game nerd, I’m thinking about getting him this, a handheld version of the Super NES


Post # 9
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Dad is obsessed with NPR so I always end up getting him a NPR CD…but I don’t think he ever listens to them…

And my Father-In-Law is obsessed with the Civil War.  But I CAN’T get him another Civil War book this year.

I need ideas!!!

Post # 10
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My dad is the “if I want it, then I’ve already bought it” types. =/

Post # 11
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

try a subscription to mental floss magazine! i got this for my family members last year and everyone enjoyed it. so many cool articles.

thinkgeek.com has lots of cool stuff too

Post # 12
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I bought both fathers a bottle of single cask, cask strength,Scotch single malt whisky. For Darling Husband, I got a James Bond Scalextric set with two of his favourite Bond cars but I still have to get him another pile of presents for Christmas and again for his birthday the day after New Year.

Post # 13
1774 posts
Buzzing bee

Last xmas I got a few people a printed canvas from a canvasondemand groupon. =D BIG HIT.

Post # 14
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dad hates “stuff” so I have been making him a good basket for the last few years.  I put his favorite cookies, mini bread loafs, and sweets in there.  I package it with my food saver so the things will not dry out and he nibbles at that basket for weeks.

Darling Husband, I always get him cloths, cds, and special order the only chocolates that he likes.  I have been trying to get of my friends from Sweden to send me a six pack of his favorite beer from there, but they just had a baby and are finishing their house too so I really don’t want to bother them. Maybe for Valentines day.

Our boys are all older so they get cologne, cloths, and visa gift cards.

Post # 16
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

@Lyndzo:  That is how my dad is.  He hates everything normal people would like: DVDs, CDs, books (he prefers the library), cookbooks, kitchen tools (they have more than everything they need), clothes…  Food is always a good option, but I don’t want to give him too much junk food.  Beer is okay, but we got him some for his birthday.  There is like, nothing he needs anymore.  Honestly, I think he would like groupons and deals like that better than anything!  He likes deals…  

Last year I got him a gel kitchen mat thing, that’s super squishy and nice, and that was a hit.  He does most of the cooking, so uses it most.  

I don’t know what to do this year!  So tough…

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