Skip to comments.Hay Dads! Father's Day help
Posted on 06/18/2005 10:41:04 AM PDT by sandlady
My husband and I have 3 children. We are planning to spend family time together tomorrow--a picnic in the park.
Even though he will be thrilled to simply BE with us, my children and I want to give their father a token of our appreciation for the love and support he gave us throughout the year.
I'm looking for ideas--what gift would YOU like for Father's Day?
My husband would love a custom painted chromed-up Harley but I'm looking for something in the $50-200 range. What do Dad's pine for these days? What cool item would you like but would never get for yourself?
Any and all suggestions welcome!
I cannot even believe I typed "Hay" in the title. Should be "hey" but maybe those "hay-dads" will have some unique gift ideas!!! LOL!
DEFINITELY handmade LOVE LETTERS!!! with lots of X's and O's.
A baby sitter , a steak dinner..and a roll in the "hay"....heh heh
Thanks Redhead--yes, letters of love are plentiful and frequent!
How old are your three children?
I'm a pilot in training. Saw these in Sporty's. They require that a certain activity is passed at a certain altitude though. c);-)
Yes! Time alone for the two of us DOESN'T happen so often around here! LOL
My children are 7yrs-15 yrs.
How's about sending the kids to grandma's for a while, and renting a movie at home?
Ah, yes. I'm familiar. It seems like even DADs may have one-track minds!!! LOL!
Tools are always great,cordless drill maybe?
Much preferred over new handkerchiefs or a cordless drill, if you know what I mean.
Then you can spend the money on food for the picnic. ;-)
Ipod? MP3 player? Digital Camera? Membership at Free Republic?
iPod Shuffle, gift certificate at the iTunes music store.
And a babysitter, steak dinner, and roll in the hay.
Have the kids frame their favorite picture of them and dad with a comment or two on the back. I'm sure that's what I'll receive and they'll join the 80 plus pictures I have in my office collection.
Last year, I gave my Dad a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart. This year I just sent him $25 in a card. He liked the latter more than the former.
Whatever it is he HAS to do...but HATES doing...take that money and hire someone to do it for him, for a while. Say, Honey, I got so and so to take care of yadda yadda, for the next two months. Thanks for doing it all the time, but we thought you needed a break.
I told my kids a simple card would do. You know, Visa, Mastercard, etc.
I got my dad one of those pushable golf bag caddy things so that we can walk the golf courses when we play.
I also gave him a golf ball monogrammer so we dont mistake which ball is which anymore....
Dr. Walter Williams would probably suggest a new lawnmower, the manual type nothing too fancy to replace that old machete hes been using to cut the grass.
> I assume he already has a hammock under a shady tree...
$0 Have the kids do the yard work *today* so there will be peace & quiet for Dad's nap in the hammock.
$50 expensive whiskey
$100 good tools (I need a floor jack, myself)
$150 take the fambly to a water park or a ball game
$200 flat screen for the puter (might get it at this price including a rebate)
$200+ it's only Father's Day. Bank it.
The only gift I need for Fathers day is to spend it with my beautiful 4 year old daughter. She is the best gift I can ever get.
That ought to do it.
$200 buck Gift certificate card to the Home Depot. You can't go wrong!
That is one of the cutest honest expressions from a wife (and mother of three) that I have seen in a long time.
At least you know what his acceptable fantasy is. Most wives couldn't care less.
Sounds like he probably already feels blessed and it wouldn't take much to make him smile.
Personally, I would avoid clothes and accessories of any kind.
In my case, the most expensive gift I have ever expected recently was a new DVD player when my old one died.
Usually, I am pleased to receive less ambitious stuff like Flight Simulator, a Yoke and Pedals set for it (FS), books, a PDA, Noise cancelling earphones, A weather station, a set of portable battery-powered tools, Solid state USB memory for computers (1 gig is down to $60 now)...
In short, the traditional boy toys.
I regret not being able to help you with sports-related stuff, cuz I don't "do" the professional sports thing.
Seems you have forgotten that Grandma's other half, Grandpa, most likely is the Father you want to babysit. Oh sorry I forgot, they don't have a life as they are too busy trying to save their SS that their kids don't want to pay.
Give him something that costs nothing:
Some alone time with you...wink...wink...
Ah well, if you've already considered that...
I quit smoking in honor of my dad last Fathers' day. Whenever I had a pang for a cig, I just thought of that promise to my Dad. Selfish I know, but I figure it was a good gift since he always stated that smoking was the greatest mistake of his life. Must've hurt him to see his eldest son smoking. If you're a smoker, that'd be a great gift to someone you love (and it'd ensure that you'll quit for good.)
I got one of those for my hubby when we first moved into a golf course subdivision. He wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole and sold it at the first garage sale we had -- or dumped it in the Good Will collection. He said that the last thing he wanted was for his ball to fly over someone's fence, carrying is name! LOL
Food - something extravagant -- the biggest and best of his favorite item, catered in the park, if possible, and something he can share with all the family.
That's it -- a babysitter and time alone. And a steak dinner.
the tool I gave him would only have initials....
but I would be creative and come up with a 3 letter word that I would know would be mine :)
completely off topic rants are probably not what the thread author wanted.....
Just chase him around the house.
I just wanted to point out how much the younger generation really does relies on Grandma and Grandpa while at the same time they might be the one squawking about how much they might cost them someday. Seems obvious me that Granny and Gramps are a huge liability now days and should be declared brain dead and killed as soon as possible.
Yup... You're on the right track. Pretty much anything gasoline powered is a winner. A bike, a hedge trimmer, a riding mower, a weed-whacker, a high pressure water pump... You name it.
You are probably right but I was not responding to the author.
How about a Rush 24/7 membership? Only $49.95!!!
That's what this dad asked for and got on his birthday!
I want a girl just like the girl
That married dear old dad
She was a pearl and the only girl
That daddy ever had
A sweet old-fashioned girl
With eyes so true
One who loves nobody else but you
Oh I want a girl just like the girl
That married dear old dad
He uses power tools daily for his job so that's out. Hiring someone to do the things he has to do but hates to do is a good idea! I think he would enjoy a GPS, too.
Framed, small photographs.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Publius. :)
We just came home from an acquaintance's home -- he was watching golf and had TIVO--my husband was impressed with the rewind feature. We have cable--is TIVO compatible? Is it available in a separate unit? How much?
I have some research to do!!
WOW! We used to sing that in the car as kids when we were on Sunday visits to see relatives. Thanks for the memory.