What Do You Get Your Dad For His Birthday???

@Michele21 (3097)
United States
April 12, 2007 8:32am CST
My dad's birthday is next week and I don't know what to get him. It is so hard to buy him things so I was wondering what you buy your dad for his birthday?? I need ideas...thanks!!
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11 responses
• Netherlands
12 Apr 07
I used to have the same problem too when it comes to buy present for my dad since he has almost everything already. And when I asked him what he wanted to have, he'll simply said....he doesn't need anything, thinking of him on his b'day is already makes him happy (he doesn't make any easier either). I know that he loves aviation stuff. When the times is right, I'm thinking about one day flight lesson for his b'day present. In the meantime, I just give him some reasonable amount of money so he can do/buy what he wants for himself. He really appreciated, even though he'll spend the money away by taking the whole families out for dinner... What do you think about tools, dine out, or picnic or simply let your children make a canvas drawing for your dad ???? Good luck and congratulations on your father's b'day !!!!
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@vPrathap (26)
• India
12 Apr 07
For my Every birthday my father used to get me a dress but for my last birthday he bought me new bike i enjoyed my birtday riding bike with high speed which can go 120km per hr anyway i had nice dad ilove my day
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@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
I Would have to agree with #1 Response It is so hard to think of something when they have pretty much everything as it is.....for myself though I usually get my dad old spice cologne set but that's because he uses it all time. I hope you the best when trying to make a difficult discussion. Good Luck, and Best wishes Stacy
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Well it really depends. What does he enjoy doing? What is his profession? Maybe get him something where you both can spend time together(and the time spent is best gift of all)? My father doesn't really enjoy getting gifts. My family always asks him what he wants for a birthday or christmas but he always says nothing nothing. However if your father likes sports or enjoys watching them, you could try and surprise him with foosball table or hockey table. I have a hockey table myself and my father and i would play it every night before dinner for at least 30 minutes. It was really very enjoyable. Hope this helps somewhat with your question. :)
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@tonit22 (18)
• United States
12 Apr 07
i got my dad pixies from fannie mae..lol..i just got laid off and money is tight but normally i get him eddie bauer gift cert he is the man with everything so very hrd to shop for
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
12 Apr 07
My parents are hard to buy for too.They never need anything.They do enjoying going out to dinner though.So we usually buy them a gift card to one of their favortie restraunts.that along with a nice card seems to please them.
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@nanayangel (7686)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Wow, advance happy birthday to your Dad. Well, for his birthday last year, I sent my father some cash. He's so far away and we really can't afford to be there as much as we want to. If I were there, I would cook for him and his party guests, buy cake and beverage and probable get him a shirt. Hope that you'll find something that he'll like. Well, maybe he'll like anything. Is he picky?
@mememama (3077)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Last year I went on walmart.com and made a coffee mug with my sons picture on it. On one side it said #1 Grandpa or something like that. I put a bunch of Hershey Kisses inside the cup. He was pleased and it's his work coffee cup. He never had boys, so he's proud of his 2 grandsons! They also have different things to make, like mouse pads and puzzles. For Christmas, I always go down to Target or Walmart near the "guy" section, like where they have automotive/outdoor stuff. They always have little gifts on the endcaps, at the end of the aisle. I haven't checked to see if they have any stuff like that year round, I avoid that area lol.
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• Canada
12 Apr 07
Dads are so hard to buy for!!! One day I bought him a box of gourmet imported chocolates and he said he didn't eat chocolates, and gave them to my niece. Not that I mind my niece eating them, and I was glad they went to good use, I think it was a little rude of him to do that. She did enjoy them though, so I', happy. For Christmas this year I gave him a book....not that he's ever read a book, but my boyfriend has THREE PUBLISHED, so I thought he'd like something written by a member of the family. I guess that wasn't very helpful, but atleast my answer was honest. LOL
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
12 Apr 07
It might be a great idea if you make him a book with photos of your favourite moments with him, almost like a scrap book of just dad, it can be of pics with just him doing his favourtie things or it can be the whole family but mainly pics of him with someone else and you can write little captions next to them, or write where it was and what you were doing in the pics, that means a whole lot more because photographs are for life and he can look back at the book and think that you took the time out to capture all his favourite moments and put them together for him to look at when you all leave the house and go to college, it will be his memory because we all know that men do not generally like to look at photo albums but this is a book about dad...i made on one for my father-in-law with just pictures of him and his daughter (my wife) and he used to be away from home alot, he was in the army and now whereever he goes he takes that book with him to show others his daughter and just to have with him everyday to know that she misses him .
@Gemmygirl1 (2872)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
My Dad's impossible to buy for coz he already has everything he needs. Usually some chocolates will do the trick, some boxer shorts, a new t-shirt or normal shirt, even socks go down well coz really, there's nothing he needs other than things like that! I do the same thing for Xmas, Father's Day & stuff as well - Easter was a block of chocolate & a fruit & nut egg & he was happy with that! Dad's are always hard to buy for, go with something easy & edible coz they can never have enough chocolates, peanuts & things like that!