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    Ideas for my grandad for Christmas?!

    I bought my Nan an Amazon Echo for Christmas and really struggling to think of something for my grandad... He's mid 60's and likes motorbikes and gadgets! I want to spent around the same value (£120) but am really struggling for idea's. Help please!

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    Has he done a parachute jump before thats something to remember

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    archer1204

    Has he done a parachute jump before thats something to remember



    He hasn't but a few years back, we done a helicopter tour over London. He has a heart condition so I don't think i'd risk a parachute jump - good suggestion though I was only looking at them 10 minutes ago!

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    Amsterdam to the quirky places wink wink

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    sweetjudy21

    these are … these are funhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAYNES-MOTORCYCLE-V-TWIN-ENGINE-KIT-BUILD-YOUR-OWN-MODEL-IDEAL-XMAS-GIFT-/291633312778?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368



    Bought that last year >.< thanks!

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    skyarsenal

    Amsterdam to the quirky places wink wink



    Went to Amsterdam with him in 2014 too LOL.

    Likes gadgets, how about a Philips hue starter set

    What about a day in high performance sports cars? He can either drive or be a passenger, whichever suits his health etc.

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    ProPiers

    Went to Amsterdam with him in 2014 too LOL.



    hahhaha thats ticket off the bucket list then lool

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    k4j3

    Likes gadgets, how about a Philips hue starter set



    I thought about that so that it works with Alexa the problem being is they like in a barn and the hall where the Echo will be has about 15 bulbs in total and I don't think it will work very well unless I do them all lol

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    Henvig

    What about a day in high performance sports cars? He can either drive or … What about a day in high performance sports cars? He can either drive or be a passenger, whichever suits his health etc.



    He's done loads of them over the years, I've never personally bought him one though but he currently has an unused land rover experience day he hasn't even booked up!

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    sweetjudy21

    one of these?https://www.rcplanesuk.co.uk/serious-fun/f-35



    I bought him a drone for his Birthday and he's crashed in a countless amount of times and just can't get to grips with it lol

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    and the hall where the Echo will be has about 15 bulbs in total



    Yeah that could get very expensive
    Edited by: "k4j3" 12th Dec 2016

    Have you considered Sonos Play 1?

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    k4j3

    Yeah that could get very expensive



    And it wouldn't really give the wow factor if you only had a few... I suppose if I got an Amazon dot for another room and the Philips hue went in there that could work, but it's still bloody expensive for some bulbs!

    hue starter set ....from cex and a hue go lamp?

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    I bought him a drone for his Birthday and he's crashed in a countless … I bought him a drone for his Birthday and he's crashed in a countless amount of times and just can't get to grips with it lol



    yes my dad got an rc plane, hes a similar age, he broke his by crashing it into himself

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    k4j3

    Have you considered Sonos Play 1?



    No because they already have a bang and olufsen sound system that cost a fortune, I don't think the Sonos would come close.

    It sounds like he's done loads and owns loads. Buy a cow for a family in Africa, or sponsor a student in a 3rd world country.

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    No because they already have a bang and olufsen sound system that cost a … No because they already have a bang and olufsen sound system that cost a fortune, I don't think the Sonos would come close.



    Sonos are awesome for sound portability and size, the worst part is you really need a paid for streaming service to get the best from them.

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    k4j3

    Sonos are awesome for sound portability and size, the worst part is you … Sonos are awesome for sound portability and size, the worst part is you really need a paid for streaming service to get the best from them.



    Yeah, he's a bit tight and i'll have to persuade him to get spotify premium for my Nan's Amazon Echo! Lol

    can i be your grandad..i only get crap mugs and one year i even got a chocolate fountain?

    Personalised calender with all the family photos.
    Not about how much you spend on him, its anout the thought that goes into the gift.
    Edited by: "Caroline_1993" 12th Dec 2016

    The classic personalised birthday newspaper when he was born

    What about a telescope so he can stargaze and maybe have a star named after him?

    Another idea is to collect photos and maps from places he's been to or are special to him and put them all in a scrapbook/album, if he's anything like my Nan used to be, they love looking back over old memories.

    Here's another one, you can get an experience to take him to London, see a show, accommodation, and maybe afternoon tea whilst there?

    how about a glider flight, just got my dad one

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    Caroline_1993

    Personalised calender with all the family photos. Not about how much you … Personalised calender with all the family photos. Not about how much you spend on him, its anout the thought that goes into the gift.



    No it's a given he gets a playboy one every year, whilst my nan gets the fireman one LOL

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    philhib1964

    can i be your grandad..i only get crap mugs and one year i even got a … can i be your grandad..i only get crap mugs and one year i even got a chocolate fountain?



    Haha sorry to hear that.

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    I'm steering towards the HUE Lighting Set-up but it's going to cost me an absolute fortune, I need to go there at the weekend and count how many bulbs there are.

    a snow machine and at least 10 litres of the liquid it uses

    Get another Amazon echo, so that they have one in the living area and one in the bedroom.

    Does his B&O sound system have bluetooth? If not get a bluetooth receiver so that Alexa can connect to it.
    Edited by: "dereklogan7" 12th Dec 2016

    For the last few years the gift I have got my grandad have been a Ryobi one battery set, a sat nav with traffic alerts and last year this turntable with some Bluetooth speakers amazon.co.uk/ION…ble
    I think the turntable was the best gift yet.

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    dereklogan7

    Does his B&O sound system have bluetooth? If not get a bluetooth receiver … Does his B&O sound system have bluetooth? If not get a bluetooth receiver so that Alexa can connect to it.



    It doesn't and do they exist? That is a brilliant idea.

    Found this on a quick search. amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481663714&sr=8-2π=SY200_QL40&keywords=bluetooth+transmitter&dpPl=1&dpID=41zxM6mqOcL&ref=plSrch

    I am no expert on bluetooth. You maybe better to ask another question for advice on which device to buy. Found another one. amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481664250&sr=8-1π=SY200_QL40&keywords=avantree+saturn+pro+aptx+low+latency&dpPl=1&dpID=51zw-NzTzSL&ref=plSrch
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