What should I get my Dad for Father's Day?
First off let me say, "What a wonderful child you are planning for Father's Day!" Can you tell I'm a parent? One suggestion is to try and recall what he has given for gifts or talked about giving, generally people give what they'd like to get.
Also speaking "from the parents" perspective, if you can do something with him this would also be nice, when we have all we need as parents, it's just nice to have "time" with our children. I know this sounds sappy but someday you'll all understand.
Here are some goofy ideas:
The Miller Time gift basket: http://bloomstoday.com/
(it's just funny)
Custom ties at http://www.zazzle.com -- if he grills, you can also make a custom apron and get some grilling accessories (grill light, digital thermometer, etc)
If he loves yardwork but hates the noise, noise cancelling workman's headphones are a good value.
A few years back my dad went through his second divorce and the witch took all of his music, so I was thinking about getting him an ipod and preloading all of his favorite band's discographies on it (does that make sense?)... the only problem is, an iPod is expensive and I could only see him using it at work, which would be hard for him, or if he could use it with his home and car stereos without a hassle... which is expensive, I mean, two FM transmitters and an iPod and... the music which would be... costly if...Ehem, you get it.
What do you think?
(I also have like 20 blank CD's that I could just burn everything onto... that I've ripped from lagit copies...)
I got my dad a variety pack from Omaha steaks as well. What a wonderful idea borme! My dad loves to grill, so he'll have lots of fun and think of his kids. I got my husband a watch for father's day b/c my son shattered the face of the one he had, when he threw it down on concrete.
I dunno. My dad's been gone about twenty years, but I would think quality time with him, a fine dining experience, and doing something meaningful just for him would be a great gift.
That's what I do with my 81 year old mother and she seems to appreciate it. Repainting her room and building a walk-in kind of closet for her (what she asked for) seemed to hit the spot, took a few days to do, and topped off with just being there for her plus a really nice dinner seemed to really make her day. But I do that on many other days that special days, so you might want to spread the quality time and good things around a bit.
If it is something that you want to give to your dad, it probably is some of your time. Take him out so that you can spent some quality time with your dad. These would be the times when you can actually share how much you appreciate his being there. So make the best of this opportunity. I guess this would be the best gift for him