Jump to content

Spinoff what are you getting your dad for Christmas?


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

As TT says, what are you getting your dad for Christmas?

#2 Carmen02

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

getting him a nice pen! I got it personalised on vistaprint and it looks great original.gif

#3 Bodacious Prime

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

A Bunnings voucher. Boring I know, but he loves it. I get him the same every year.

#4 Broxie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

An underwater light show and fountain for the pool.

#5 hodgepodge

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

scotch

#6 Missmarymack

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

My brother and sister and I are all buying together for dad this year - a weber Q and the new Jamie oliver cookbook

#7 Bluenomi

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

James Bond monopoly. He'll love it and then have much fun having silly arguments with DH over the rules.

#8 Ellen D

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

He says he wants a hug.

I don't want to hug him.

Maybe a polo shirt?

#9 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

my stepdad is getting a decorative numberplate and watch

my FIL  is getting the kerry pakcer HOWZAT dvd and the darren percival cd original.gif

#10 lep_78

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

my dad every year gets a personalised calendar from us that has photos of all the family on it as well as birthdays. He loves it and asks for it every year.

#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

I have no idea, my sister is in charge of that one.  I have our SF though, we got hime a gnome and most probably a bunnings voucher.

#12 Jax12

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

Oh god, my dad is the hardest person to buy for.  He doesn't drink, play golf, fish or any do any other cliche dad present activities, and while he is a carpenter he has 2 sheds full of tools and can get cheap materials through work so Bunnings vouchers are a little redundant for him...

I have made lots of gifts in the past.  This year I will be doing the same.  I am writing a book called "The Complete Guide to My Dad."  

In the past I have scanned old photos and put them together in a video or created puzzles for him , such as a crossword puzzle (you can find online crossword makers) and the clues were little in jokes or trivia about our family.  I've written poems and stories about our family.  One year I made a board game based on our family - the pieces were photos of each of us and I did up 'Chance' cards with things like, "Sister2 has gravy for dinner - move back two spaces to let her stench dissipate" and "Mum brings home a block of chocolate for after dinner, roll again"  

So yeah, basically my father is impossible to buy for so I have to push my creative boundaries!

If I do buy for him it's socks and hankies, dvds, personalised grandad mug, shirts and those types of gifts.

Edited to shorten post

Edited by Jax12, 13 December 2012 - 04:30 PM.


#13 HolyDaffodil

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

We are getting my FIL a Kiva gift voucher. He has specifically requested either nothing or charity donations and we think he will really enjoy choosing how to best use his voucher.

Other years we have gotten tools, BBQ, gift vouchers for deep sea fishing / restaurants etc

#14 HandsOnNewton

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I went online to a spice shop called Gewurzhaus that do around 100 custom herb and spice blends and bought him 5 different mixes that will work in all the different things he cooks. I'll probably also get him something little from Charlesworth (big chain of nut, dried fruit and chocolate shops here in SA)

#15 dreamingofcats

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

A book, the man is book crazy. Its all he ever wants, although I do branch out and buy him an ipod for his birthday and at first he was skeptical but now he loves it.

The book is Ian Plimer - Heaven and Earth. All about global warming and the science behind why this particular author is trying to discredit it. I got DH the same one so they can sit around and argue about it together as DH doesnt believe in it and dad does.



#16 Orangedrops

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

a photobook of our kids boring but nice

#17 CG123

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Season 1 of Homeland on Bluray

#18 boatiebabe

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Polar fleece trackie daks with a fly front.

He borrowed my DHs while we were on holidays this year and loved them. But the ones I bought DH are no longer available at Katmandu so I am struggling  mad.gif to find the right ones.

#19 Z-girls rock

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

I got him this book called 'How the Dog Became the Dog" by mark Derr http://www.abbeys.com.au/book/how-the-dog-...781922070135.do

it is about Dog's evolution from wolves to dogs. He loves dogs and is interested in the subject after watching Steven Fry's tv series on dogs this year... maybe I will get him that too...

#20 lisacat

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

I went to the us in October and given my dad is bus crazy (used to drive them) I went to the New York transit museum and got him 2 books and a New York bus model.

Edited by lisacat, 30 November 2012 - 06:23 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.