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  1. help me out ot.

    my dad is 60 soon. we are renting a big house in the country and all the family are coming for a week, but im at a loss for what to buy him.

    basically hes a tad boring. he doesnt really go out too much.

    he loves all sport, especially arsenal and cricket. loves champagne and eating at nice restaurants. likes tools and shit i guess...

    Looked at two arsenal tickets for him, but pretty much only game left of season that will go general sale is Wigan, and that is the day we come back from his birthday week. so thats out.

    looked at gettin him a real nice bottle of champagne, like a krug or even cristal for jokes. but i reckon he will just wonder why im wasting money. he really likes bollinger tho, so maybe i could get a couple of bottles of that.

    he has basically every power tool known to man.

    i dont even know where the hell you could get cricket tickets, or for what.

    so what the hell else do i get him. hes quite amazon mad lately, so i could get him a gift certificate, but it kinda seems lame.

    im not really too bothered on price if its a great idea... i would aim to spend £100-£200 which is like a $1000 i think :P

    so what do you get the guy who has everything, and doesnt want what he doesnt have and will most likely complain about whatever you buy him???

    oh yeah he also takes their dog to dog shows and shit. they are going away to crufts today...
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  3. my family went and took professional family pictures and framed them, etc for him. not much of a surprise, but thats what he wanted. And I got him a case of his fave beer for good measure, although I prob drank half of them while I was visiting that weekend.
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  4.  
    Originally Posted by deadeyehank View Post

    hes quite amazon mad lately

    Lol Europeans. I work for an Irish company so i get to hear these sweet phrases all the time.
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  5. Tickets to an Olympic football match?
     3
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  6. hookers and blow

    (this is OT)
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  7. in before hookers and blow
    Edited By: tamayo85 Mar 8th, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    Reason: FUUUUUUUUUUU jester
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  8. In all seriousness here's a good idea for anyone for any occasion. I did this for my dad for Christmas and he choked up a little bit, and that never happens with him. I got a nice frame that was 2 colums and 3 rows for pictures (with an extra slot for a middle photo). I got a picture of my dad at 16 standing beside his car and a picture of me at 16 beside my car. I got a picture of him playing guitar in a chair in their living room, and got a picture of me in the same chair playing guitar. I got a picture of him and my mom standing together, and a picture of me and my girlfriend standing in a similar pose. My dad and I are both Neil Young fans so in the middle I made a nice looking quote of "Old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you were." This idea can be customized to fit the relationship, but its a good idea to build on.
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  9. If he is a big tool guy than I'm guessing he appreciates the value of making something for yourself. Like a wine rack for his champagne. Obv bubbly is supposed to be kept cold but maybe he could save the empties. A buddy of mine has a wine rack for the special occasion bottles that he already drank with friends and family. Everyone at whatever the event is signs the bottles and he keeps them for memories...sounds kind of corny but it's really cool.
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  10.  
    Originally Posted by Popperhead View Post

    That would just make him sad :(
     
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  11. The latest Chubby Brown DVD.
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  12. I recently read this: http://shop.arseblog.com/featured/so...-hardback.html

    I'm a daily reader of the 'arseblog', but the book was great - very enjoyable read for an Arsenal fan.
     
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  13. ipad 2 or 3
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  14.  
    Originally Posted by KingPariah View Post

    In all seriousness here's a good idea for anyone for any occasion. I did this for my dad for Christmas and he choked up a little bit, and that never happens with him. I got a nice frame that was 2 colums and 3 rows for pictures (with an extra slot for a middle photo). I got a picture of my dad at 16 standing beside his car and a picture of me at 16 beside my car. I got a picture of him playing guitar in a chair in their living room, and got a picture of me in the same chair playing guitar. I got a picture of him and my mom standing together, and a picture of me and my girlfriend standing in a similar pose. My dad and I are both Neil Young fans so in the middle I made a nice looking quote of "Old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you were." This idea can be customized to fit the relationship, but its a good idea to build on.

    yea, good idea.

    i did this same thing with my dad but used a different song.

    i put a picture of me being born next to him playing golf. then a picture of my 10th bday party where i got a baseball as a gift, next to him on a business trip. then a picture of me partying it up in college and him sitting home alone holding that same baseball. the last one was me and my new boat, and him sitting in his favorite chair trying to call me.

    i did some real nice caligraphy of "He'd grown up just like me, My boy was just like me."
     
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  15. Tickets to some events at the Olympic Games is a great idea.
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  16. 60 in England, should be due for a new set of teeth
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  17.  
    Originally Posted by zeppelinzoso16 View Post

    60 in England, should be due for a new set of teeth


    winna winna
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  18. The correct answer is flowers. Buy 11 red roses and...
     
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  19. Before I get called out by somebody I do know you may not live in England
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  20. Depends
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  21.  
    Originally Posted by zeppelinzoso16 View Post

    60 in England, should be due for another new set of teeth

    even fixed it's a brag imo

     
    Originally Posted by XXEDPXX View Post

    Depends

    what you did there? I seen it lol


    op, Get him a 30 year old
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  22.  
    Originally Posted by zeppelinzoso16 View Post

    60 in England, should be due for THIRD set of teeth

    IMO
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  23.  
    Originally Posted by KingPariah View Post

    In all seriousness here's a good idea for anyone for any occasion. I did this for my dad for Christmas and he choked up a little bit, and that never happens with him. I got a nice frame that was 2 colums and 3 rows for pictures (with an extra slot for a middle photo). I got a picture of my dad at 16 standing beside his car and a picture of me at 16 beside my car. I got a picture of him playing guitar in a chair in their living room, and got a picture of me in the same chair playing guitar. I got a picture of him and my mom standing together, and a picture of me and my girlfriend standing in a similar pose. My dad and I are both Neil Young fans so in the middle I made a nice looking quote of "Old man take a look at my life, I'm a lot like you were." This idea can be customized to fit the relationship, but its a good idea to build on.

    ^ This is the nuts, hands down.

    Not sure how close you are with your dad but is something along these lines an option? I'm just thinking ahead in time and think if my son (he's currently only 3 so he has a few years to go yet) did something like that for me when he was older, I'd be a puddle. That says something because I'm not a sensitive kind of guy.
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  24. A prostate exam and a bottle of good tequila
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  25.  
    Originally Posted by zeppelinzoso16 View Post

    60 in England, should be due for another new set of teeth

    Fixed that for ya . . .
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  26. tobacco, tobacco pipe, tobacco pouch.

    If he doesn't smoke tell him to be a man.
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