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What should I get my dad for fathers day?

Asked by trudacia (2508points) May 18th, 2008 from iPhone

I love him but he’s a complete pain to buy presents for. He hates everything but tools…and I think I’ve got him every tool in existence. I’m trying to think outside the box…

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Get him a toll tag, if he doesn’t already have one. Or you can get him a prepaid credit card so he can buy whatever he wants.

and with the toll tag, set it up on your account so he doesn’t have to pay for it.

gailcalled's avatar

How about an IOU for a lunch, dinner, movie, picnic, ballgame, trip to Hardware Store and a drink, etc. I like the idea of what we call an EZEpass, too.

Or an assortment of nails, screws, bolts, washers, ring nuts, etc.

marinelife's avatar

What about plans for a project the two of you could build together?

babygalll's avatar

If you have siblings you can all pitch in for a photo of you all. If you have nieces and nephews you can include them all.

If just from you. How about a gift certificate to his favorite place to eat?

iCeskate's avatar

I made my mom a hat for mothers day and the year before that I colored in pictures….. She lovescall of it but I let mom do the shopping for dad maybe you could make him something

alabare's avatar

Porn. Mom might kick your but…but you’ll really score some good dad points. =P

*Edit
This generally only works for sons.

**Re-edit
And you’re not 12. lol

skfinkel's avatar

How about a great tool box itself. I have a friend who makes beautiful ones out of wood, if you are interested. Let me know.

scamp's avatar

Does he have a Dremel Tool? If not, get him one. He will love it!

cheebdragon's avatar

Big Trouble in Little China on DVD

my dad loves that movie. “Its all in the reflexes”

psyla's avatar

A quart of Jack Daniels whiskey. After he has a few shots, he’ll like this gift.

cheebdragon's avatar

hey its psyla!

psyla's avatar

Hey cheebdragon! What would be a good second-choice movie if he had already seen Big Trouble in Little China?

cheebdragon's avatar

Captain Ron

psyla's avatar

Excellent choice! Whatever you buy, do not give your Dad a DVD of “Dune” or “Tin Man”.

cheebdragon's avatar

dune…lmfao…..but sting is in that movie! lol
i agree

psyla's avatar

and “Tin Man” has an out-of-control Danny DeVito in it. Not a good role model for Dad.

NVOldGuy's avatar

May I suggest a gift certificate. One for ebay may be a change for him. Also how about one for doughnuts, lunch or a coffee shop. Just a thought.

chaddq's avatar

If he’s a big spender and likes to shop online, you could get him a year’s subscription to Amazon Prime. I took the $79 plunge a few months ago and am glad I did—free 2 day shipping us great!

Jill_E's avatar

My dad loves tools. One fathers day or was it his birthday, my sister got him a garage clock that have tools on it. I am sure you can google it.

trudacia's avatar

OMG jill e….I bought him last year!! He loved it!!!

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unused_bagels's avatar

there’s got to be something else he’s interested in. Make it unexpected. My father’s really hard to shop for, but one day I found this hilarious Star Trek T-shirt (he grew up a trekkie, but doesn’t collect much memorabilia or anything), and I knew it was for him. Sometimes presents jump out of where you least expect them.

zeusofthemoose's avatar

Here is a classic – Recognize your dad on father’s day by naming a Fart after him in the World Fart Registry

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