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    Hummm that time again. Dads birthday and no idea what to get!!!

    He's turning 60... but no mustn't get anything age related.... he's sensitive. (tho tbf he doesn't look his age)

    Cant get socks, ties or aftershave... that gets covered at xmas....

    He likes roman games you know the god games where you build towns, an army and complete quests and kill people.

    Other than that I have no clue what to get.

    Any ideas or at least someone tell me, that they agree each year it gets harder to buy for someone close to them... cos I think it does....

    *off to think in a corner*

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    Sorry im no help, My dads bday was 4 days ago and I always struggle too. Got him boxes of malteasers and a jumper of the kids lol and I bought him a bottle of whisky and sent him money in a card.
    Im useless with buying old people

    Its my dads 60th Next March, Im already thinking what can I get that will mean something more as its a big birthday x

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    Oh yeh Ive got to get something off sprog too... thanks beth made this even harder for me now. lol

    My dads is on the 24th so I better get thinking quick.... oO

    lol my kids always buy the tacky things I know "Grandad" will be pleased with his gifts off them. But yes its just more things to think of isnt it.

    I just had to sort my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary present out! My god that took my ages to decide that to get, in the end its all alot of tack, but then again what do you get people who have everything and dont want for nothing.

    Hope you get sorted in 2 days Sorry not much help lol

    What does he like to do? ............ Read, Crosswords, Gardening, Travel, Tele, Keep fit, any hobbies??

    Hi, I bought from Ebay for my dad in-law one antique style pocket watch pesonalised with DAD in front. Got it for £2-3 because cause is from Hong Kong I think. Stil hasn`t arrived but hopefully will.His Bday is in June.
    Hope that helps.
    Also can subscribe him to some magazine- this way he will get this present all year round...Or even some experience day (Tea afternoon, or Spa day), or why not Heritage membership since he likes history...
    Edited by: "inamar" 22nd Mar 2011

    Does he like football etc? Could get him hospitality tickets to see his team.

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    Tickets for test series in the summer?

    Viagra oO X) X)

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    ooo no he doesnt do sport, crosswords or anything like that.

    No word of a lie this is my dad in a nutshell.....

    he dresses up as aroman and goes off fighting other romans in reinactments and stuff. (embarrassing but true)

    Likes his computer, roman games and watching TV.

    He also likes wine, and sleeping.

    He has everything he "needs" so Im stuck. Was thinking about getting him a scanner for his PC but aint that just boring?

    Sorry im not much help am I and I started this thread lol X)

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    retiredcynic

    Viagra oO X) X)




    My parents never have sex... in my mind it was only the once to have me!!!

    5minsalone

    My parents never have sex... in my mind it was only the once to have me!!!



    They will if you get this for him. Oh don't forget to get your mum some paracetamol to prevent the headache that may come on just before bed time

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    retiredcynic

    They will if you get this for him. Oh don't forget to get your mum some … They will if you get this for him. Oh don't forget to get your mum some paracetamol to prevent the headache that may come on just before bed time



    No no no.... dont put me off my lunch....*covers eyes and whistles*

    bird of prey experience....

    Send him to Rome? Or York to the jorvik and the digs going on

    Some sort of tour of a wine making place?

    5minsalone

    ooo no he doesnt do sport, crosswords or anything like that.No word of a … ooo no he doesnt do sport, crosswords or anything like that.No word of a lie this is my dad in a nutshell.....he dresses up as aroman and goes off fighting other romans in reinactments and stuff. (embarrassing but true)Likes his computer, roman games and watching TV.He also likes wine, and sleeping.He has everything he "needs" so Im stuck. Was thinking about getting him a scanner for his PC but aint that just boring?Sorry im not much help am I and I started this thread lol X)



    Get him a dozen bottles of wine and a new pillow X)

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    kaks26

    Get him a dozen bottles of wine and a new pillow X)




    Best idea so far lmfao x

    lol OP - I used to be in the same boat though. Ended up getting practical stuff for him as there's only so many Frank Sinatra cds I could buy. Used to make him up food hampers or gift boxes with all his favourite stuff in it. Or tickets to go and see something at the theatre or a concert - my dad loved Jools Holland so that was easy to get when he was up this way (especially since Ol Blue Eyes was no longer with us).

    Good luck with it - I totally sympathise!

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    Im liking the wine tasting idea... but i'll keep that in reserve for next year (scuse the pun)

    Wish my dad liked concerts, footie or music etc would make my life so much easier.

    Well still thinkin.... mum just rang askin me for ideas... shes stuck too....mentioned w=the case of wine and a new pillow and she wet herself laffin.... dont want to encourage him tho....as tempting as it it is X)
    Edited by: "5minsalone" 22nd Mar 2011

    This roman thing is his way of telling you what he really wants......................

    http://popseoul.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/pf-0829.jpg

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    5minsalone

    My parents never have sex... in my mind it was only the once to have me!!!



    They probably did it loads of times before you were born, but not since.

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    Birthday - sex how did that happen? Ahem.... will do what I always do and belive in my parents celibacy!!!! end of!!! oO

    I got sorted btw.... bought him an all in one wireless printer.... only thing is im stuck for xmas now!!! Grr

    family portrait, newspaper from day he or you were born, depending on budget a weekend away for him and your mum, an engraved hipflask, fancy watch
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