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So my Dad's birthday is Thursday

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The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees 6
msu2u 1
Laurabeth 2
Jelly Girl 1
It is I WhyWhyWhy 3
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sheddy 1
java 1
freebyrdll 4
waterfall 2
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The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

And I still have yet to buy him a gift. That man is the hardest person alive to shop for.

Ideas? Anyone? 

waterfall --- 7 years ago -

How old is he? 

It is I WhyWhyWhy --- 7 years ago -

Age, amount you can spend, hobbies? 

freebyrdll --- 7 years ago -

The gift of "time." Arrange to spend "specific" time for just the two of you, be it lunch, a museum, a park etc. present him with a personally written card with memories the two of you share. It's a no-miss gift that your dad will never forget! 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

63, up to about $75, hobbies include bird watching, ranting at the television (he's a Fox News fan), reading, the Astros (we're taking him to a game on Friday), hunting (he's got a trip lined up), road trips which he begrudgingly does but secretly loves them (we're going in October), ...if I think of any more I'll add to the list. 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

Oh, he loves museums too.

Time is a great gift, but there's absolutely no way I can plan an activity with just the two of us without hurting someone else's feelings. My family is way sensitive (sigh). 

Leila --- 7 years ago -

hobbies include bird watching,


Last year, I got my dad a really nice squirrel proof bird feeder and some nice food for it. He loves it. This year I am getting him binoculars so he can watch the birds. For Christmas I gave him a little lens kit that attaches to his iphone and lets him take closeups.

Men are so hard to buy for!! 

freebyrdll --- 7 years ago -

Maybe if you talk to the matron ( be it Mom and/or eldest sister, etc) of the family and openly explain that "that" is your personal desire for your Dad this year, they will understand. People, especially family can surprise you sometimes! Good luck! 

Leila --- 7 years ago -

Oh, he loves museums too.

Does he have a membership to the museum? They would be a nice gift! 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

He has memberships to all museums, heavy duty magna whatever binoculars, no less than 3 bird books that he constantly carries around in his pants... 

waterfall --- 7 years ago -

http://www.heardmuseum.org/attractions/birding.asp 

Laurabeth --- 7 years ago -

He has memberships to all museums, heavy duty magna whatever binoculars, no less than 3 bird books that he constantly carries around in his pants...


Maybe pants with MORE pockets?????? :) 

Laurabeth --- 7 years ago -

http://www.amazon.com/Late-for-the-Sky-4099563/dp/B0006I3L5W/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1378836886&sr=8-10&keywords=bird+watching+gifts

Bird-Opoly! 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

LOL! He actually sticks them in the waistband of his jeans. We're taking him bird watching this weekend. Reading over all what we're doing for him, he's got a pretty good life, lol. 

Jelly Girl --- 7 years ago -

Jelly basket with all his favorite flavors:) 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

Fix him a nice dinner of his faves and invite the fam so no one gets butt hurt. That's your time and food as well, who doesn't like FOOD?? LOL

Also, how about one of those really nice coffee table type books with great pics of birds and geared toward the bird watcher? 

java --- 7 years ago -

My Dad is difficult to buy for as well. I bought a frame with different sized openings (a few 3x5 landscape some 4x6 portrait)I think it had opening for 8 pix and I put family photos in it for him. Now every year I give him new, updated pix to put in. He appreciated the effort and thought put into it. 

sheddy --- 7 years ago -

The day you spend with him doesn't have to be on his birthday. I'd say sit down and write him a letter and tell him how much he means to you. It is something no one else can give him. 

freebyrdll --- 7 years ago -

Great call Sheddy!! 

It is I WhyWhyWhy --- 7 years ago -

 

It is I WhyWhyWhy --- 7 years ago -


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Give him his own bird, one he can fly in the house and doesn't have to clean up after. 

The Awe Inspiring JoelleDrees (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

OK so...I got him 2 DVD's - Beautiful Planet's Italy and France (He's been to both, LOVES them, and is such a huge nerd he'd love the film) and Apollo 13, which he was lamenting the fact that he only had it on VHS the other day and the cassette player eats videos these days. I was going to get him the 25th Anniversary presentation of The Phantom Of The Opera, but he bought it for himself, the goob. I also got him a stainless steel grill top to his veggies don't fall through the grate, and a pack of flashlights because his always seem to go missing. Also two cat cards, cause he's a cat nerd. He talks to them more than us sometimes, lol. I'm pretty happy. I'm gonna divvy it up and let my kids give him some of it. :) 

freebyrdll --- 7 years ago -

Your Dad is one LUCKY guy!!! 

msu2u --- 7 years ago -

For $100 you can get his name and short inscription put on a brick in front of Minute Maid Park. I did that for my husband and boys---they loved it!! They visit their brick every time they go to an Astro's game. The info is on the Astro's website. 

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