Some people are just hard to buy for
My dad will be 81 on Jan. 31st. We kids were talking about getting him a new laptop, as he has expressed an interest inin cheap authentic Vikings jerseys
obtaining one. But the others are having a hard time coming up with the $ right now, so soon after the holidays, and Dad wants to wait until he gets a room set up as an office and of course probably have a say in what machine he gets.
He is a retired educator. Likes to read the paper, but going out for the paper is part of his daily routine (so a subscription is out). Doesn't go out to eat much. Doesn't drink anymore since heart surgery a few years ago.
Got him a nice sweatshirt for the holidays, as he lives in a cold clime. He has hat and gloves and does not wear scarves. Has a wood stove. Likes sports, knows all the stats on every player from just about every American sports team.
Money seems crass and he might be embarrassed by that as a gift. Would probably not use a gift card (closest big store is Walmart, 30 miles away and he hates shopping). Likes a good steak but my sister buys him Omaha steaks (drat her!).
It is very cold where he lives. He has a cool LL Bean indoor/outdoor digital thermometer. All the furniture he needs.
Recently a widower. Something geared toward the man who has everything he wants but prefers to stay home and read (especially this time of year). Not sure if hehe cheap china Vikings jerseys free shipping
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posted by Marie Mon Dieu to Shopping (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have an older friend who LOVES the kindle for reading. He can change the font size, it is light enough to hold for extended periods and turning the page is not a problem. Also takes it to doctors appts for the waiting room.
posted by R. Mutt at 11:18 AM on January 21, 2012Opening day tickets to his favorite team?
I know he likes to stay at home, but maybe he'd be interested in an adult school class?
posted by apparently at 11:18 AM on January 21, 2012
Maybe a pair of LL Bean Wicked Good Slippers? I got a pair for Christmas and I have barely taken them off since. These are the best slippahs evah!
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I should say the plain kindle, not the new color one. He ordered that one and immediately gave it away.
posted by R. Mutt at 11:19 AM on January 21, 2012
Sirius subscription/receiver? My FIL enjoyed the channels with music and radio shows from his youth.
posted by carmicha at 11:20 AM on January 21, 2012
A copy of this article and a WoW subscription.
posted by apparently at 11:22 AM on January 21, 2012
Does he have a dvd player? Then give him this.
According to my father, best present I ever gave him. Gets played on a regular basis, but just thinking about Victor Borge will have him in stitches. Your dad's in the correct cohort. Danny Kaye movies are also an option.
posted by likeso at 11:22 AM on January 21, 2012
All good suggestions! I should say he doesn't feed the birds anymore since the cat brought some dead ones to the doorstep and my brother works for a satellite subscriber so he has that stuff too. His favorite teams are the Patriots (football) and Cardinals (baseball) and Celtics (basketball).(basketball). cheap authentic Vikings jerseys free shipping
Thought of slippers but he doesn't wear them, wears heavy socks instead.
Really considering the Kindle. He is originally from Maine but lives in the North Woods of WI now. My brothers: one lives with him and one nearby and he has plenty of wood and snow plow help.