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    Xmas pressie for my Dad,any ideas?

    It's driving me nuts,he always says he doesn't need anything,the only thing he asked for this year was Southern Comfort and another family member has bought that!

    I'm at a loss as he's so fussy so can't buy the usual clothes or slippers,he's diabetic so not supposed to have sweet things.

    He's terrible with gadgets,he can't use the moby he has.

    He already has a DAB radio and an LCD

    He doesn't watch DVD's or listen to CD's,he doesn't read books.

    I bought him a dressing gown recently,so that's out.

    He's got tons of aftershave etc


    He's 75 and i ain't got a clue !!

    Only thing i can think of is making up a hamper,any other ideas anyone ?

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    Some specially made diabetic choccys or sweets ?

    I'm in exactly the same boat here too... Same every year!!
    Not the answer you wanted i'm afraid, but hopefully someone will come up with some great ideas for us....:thumbsup:

    hmmm let me think, im same with my mum - she has everything she needs

    Squelds;7266912

    Some specially made diabetic choccys or sweets ?


    i was just thinking that :thumbsup: thorntons do diabetic chocolate as my mother in law buys it for her mother in law who's diabetic

    Hat and scarf set for the winter weather thats coming !

    If he likes to drink southern comfort, maybe buy him a nice glass and have it engraved with a nice message on? I did that for my mum one year, bottle of JD and an engraved crystal glass

    Banned

    Gift card for where he buys his food.

    I hate buying older people gifts. They never want/need anything - in my experience anyhoo. I had to sneak around my grans house like some burglar for inspiration. And even then I only came up with 'oil of olay'.

    Magazine subscription??
    Gloves?
    Something for the car?
    Voucher for a night away? Theatre? Meal out?
    Tools?
    My dad was the same and always had jumpers and socks!!

    If he likes Southern Comfort chances are he'll like other types of Whisky.

    How about a copy of the Whisky Bible: amazon.co.uk/Jim…8-1
    and a bottle from this list: whiskymag.com/awa…wa/
    The American Wild Turkey whisky is quita affordable - but might be a bit close to the Southern Comfort.

    Alternatively how about a voucher for a day out somewhere? What part of the country do you live in?

    If he likes beer - your homemade hamper could contain bottles of speciality beers (Spitfire etc)

    Your dad may be too old for this but my father-in-law got a glider flight which he enjoyed......for a really special treat you might want to think about a taxi ride in a Lancaster bomber (but it starts at £200 - maybe save that for his 80th!)
    lincsaviation.co.uk/lan…es/

    is there a certain old car he likes?maybe an ornamental car or something

    Original Poster

    Thanks very much for the ideas.

    I'd never thought about diabetic chocolate doh!!

    He can't get out and about much so days out are a no no unfortunately.

    Banned

    A massage?

    Banned

    somat to do with steam trains or somat old skool like that is usually a safe bet

    flying scotsman memorabilia

    deb8z;7267054

    Thanks very much for the ideas.I'd never thought about diabetic chocolate … Thanks very much for the ideas.I'd never thought about diabetic chocolate doh!!He can't get out and about much so days out are a no no unfortunately.



    id be careful with that as i bought it my nan and she said she spent the day on the bog after :whistling:

    Original Poster

    edjaned;7267077

    id be careful with that as i bought it my nan and she said she spent the … id be careful with that as i bought it my nan and she said she spent the day on the bog after :whistling:



    Scratch that then lol

    awkward so and so!! lol, Same boat here- anything my dad wants he buys on the spot.

    Is he creative at all? perhaps buy him one of the art boxes from the works with all the art materials inside?
    xx

    Original Poster

    I've just had an idea,he's an ardent Man City supporter,so i might find something in their shop!!

    fleshlight

    FilthAndFurry;7267071

    A massage?



    with a happy ending? :santa:

    edjaned;7267077

    id be careful with that as i bought it my nan and she said she spent the … id be careful with that as i bought it my nan and she said she spent the day on the bog after :whistling:


    They do have a laxative effect but they are okay as long as you don't eat too many at once

    bbc.co.uk/blo…tml

    numptyj;7267206

    fleshlight



    lmao vs *shudder*

    subscription to a daily paper or a magazine he likes?
    classic films eg great escape etc?

    Does he have a DVD player? Maybe get him one? Would he not watch a DVD of tv programmes he likes. Only fools and horses is always a good one..

    Ive bought my Grandad some of those Blue planet dvds as I was stuck too.. He has just about everything he needs as well.

    (BTW Im not saying my Grandad is the same age as your Dad! But he doesnt get out much either, hence the dvds - something to do at home )

    Ive also bought one of these journals in the past

    fromyoutome.com/ind…tml

    Theyre quite nice gifts once filled in

    Original Poster

    Nikki999;7267485

    Ive bought my Grandad some of those Blue planet dvds as I was stuck too.. … Ive bought my Grandad some of those Blue planet dvds as I was stuck too.. He has just about everything he needs as well.(BTW Im not saying my Grandad is the same age as your Dad! But he doesnt get out much either, hence the dvds - something to do at home )



    It's ok,my Dad is a Grandad and a Great Grandad too lol

    Original Poster

    wookiemummy;7267423

    Does he have a DVD player? Maybe get him one? Would he not watch a DVD of … Does he have a DVD player? Maybe get him one? Would he not watch a DVD of tv programmes he likes. Only fools and horses is always a good one..



    He's got loads of dvd/s / videos that he's never watched,he seems to sky plus everything,but thank you anyway lol

    Nikki999;7267517

    Ive also bought one of these journals in the … Ive also bought one of these journals in the pasthttp://www.fromyoutome.com/index.htmlTheyre quite nice gifts once filled in



    they're gorgeous, have bought a couple, one of the xmas specials and one for my mum, she loves filling in that sort of thing.
    xx

    We got my father in law a subscription to The Week magazine about 4 years ago and much to everyone's surprise he LOVES it - he never reads books but he really enjoys this as it is lots of short articles + lighthearted stuff too. He is now really well informed about world affairs as well! We renew it ever year so couldn't be easier now! :thumbsup:

    deb8z;7267679

    It's ok,my Dad is a Grandad and a Great Grandad too lol



    I just noticed this anyway: ' He's 75 and i ain't got a clue' which is about the same age as my Grandad too :thumbsup:

    I think the hamper is a good idea, with some of those choccies in.. with a note to not eat too many perhaps!

    ..what about a digital picture frame with some special pics on?

    storysacks;7267714

    they're gorgeous, have bought a couple, one of the xmas specials and one … they're gorgeous, have bought a couple, one of the xmas specials and one for my mum, she loves filling in that sort of thing.xx



    Im looking forward to reading my Grandads when hes filled it in .. am hoping that I wont get it back for some time though (I bought it because hes poorly and theres lots I dont know about him). Def something to cherish for yrs to come though

    With my order they sent a free del code too, hopefully theyre still sending them, it might be worthwhile for any future orders :thumbsup:

    deb8z;7267197

    I've just had an idea,he's an ardent Man City supporter,so i might find … I've just had an idea,he's an ardent Man City supporter,so i might find something in their shop!!



    If he's a Man City supporter you'd better buy him some time with a psychiatrist!

    how about 2 bottles of southern comfort it's the thought that counts:thumbsup:

    Debz I bought my parents a Laird & Lady title lol. You pay £9.99 and that gets u a tiny piece of land - am talking a square foot!!!! But he will get a certificate stating he is a Laird !!!

    find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gif…tml

    I did post it up as a deal but went freeeeezing cold - I was mortified and got my online buddies to spam it!!! But I think ur dad would love that!

    Some sort of war/postwar nostalgia- you know sort of 'How we all muddled through', 'Recipes for making a meal for 20 out of cabbage'. I'm trying to be humorous but I'm not being facetious here by the way. It was a different world, post war. Radio progs like the Goons or the ( awful in my book ) Spike Milligan? My dad always loved them. Greatest hits of Shirley Bassey?

    chesso;7268016

    Some sort of war/postwar nostalgia- you know sort of 'How we all muddled … Some sort of war/postwar nostalgia- you know sort of 'How we all muddled through', 'Recipes for making a meal for 20 out of cabbage'. I'm trying to be humorous but I'm not being facetious here by the way. It was a different world, post war. Radio progs like the Goons or the ( awful in my book ) Spike Milligan? My dad always loved them. Greatest hits of Shirley Bassey?



    lol great post!!! p.s chesso can u pm me that recipe !!!!

    bossyboots;7268031

    lol great post!!! p.s chesso can u pm me that recipe !!!!


    Quite straight-forwards! Fill a boiling kettle with cabbage and water to just cover. Serve with salt for the main course and a little (only a little as it's rationed) sugar for pudding!
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