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What Are You Getting Your Dad For Christmas?
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Dec 7, 2006, 07:36 PM
 
It's always hard to figure out what to get my Dad for Christmas, so I thought it may be (or may not be) interesting to see what everyone else is thinking of getting their Old Man for Christmas.

Let's hear it!
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
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Dec 7, 2006, 07:59 PM
 
I'm getting him the Superman Movie box-set and an iPod Shuffle.

I think the shuffle will be perfect for him because the text on the iPods with screens is too small for him to see. Also, I think the Shuffle will be especially easy for him to use.
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Dec 7, 2006, 08:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by mikemako View Post
I think the shuffle will be perfect for him because the text on the iPods with screens is too small for him to see. Also, I think the Shuffle will be especially easy for him to loose.
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i signed up for a keybank account when they were offering the free nanos for echecking or something, they called up my parents house (up in college and registerd with my parents adress) saying that my ipod was ready for me to pick up. My dad then called me to see what teh heck they were talking about, and I said I won it, he said are you going to give it to me for xmas? i said sure why the heck not. So he picked it up, I asked him if he liked it, and said, what you aren't going to wrap it up for me?

So yeah i guess it won't be a supprise but hell, free present.

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Dec 7, 2006, 08:27 PM
 
"Cars" and a flash drive, after he saw one of mine and mentioned he could use one. I'm poor
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 08:35 PM
 
My dad always asks for books. Not going to happen this year, though. I don't know what I'm getting him yet.
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 09:07 PM
 
SNL Season One. We had many great memories watchin it together and none of my younger siblings will ever truly appreciate it.
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 10:39 PM
 
Just like every year... a six pack and filthy magazines.
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 10:45 PM
 
Without any intention to mess up this thread, but my dad passed away this past May (no bs), but if he was alive I would have hugged him all day long.
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Dec 7, 2006, 10:50 PM
 

I GOT WASTED WITH PHIL SHERRY!!!
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 10:57 PM
 
Ok, hugs and gifts then.
     
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Dec 7, 2006, 11:08 PM
 
Life is Good tshirt and a Rubik's soduku game. We're keeping it small this year and the folks are in florida so it has to be something that ships cheap.
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 03:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by G4ME View Post
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I'm giving my dad a hug and a card that tells him how much I love him. (I can't afford anyone ****.)
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 03:35 AM
 
A big hug for accepting me

and some nice whisky
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:05 AM
 
Subscription to Smithsonian magazine. We do this every year and he loves it every year.

Of course we can't go wrong with giving dad something to read-or a gift card to buy something to read. He reads way more than I do.

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Dec 8, 2006, 09:10 AM
 
This year he wants lots of high quality socks. Seriously.
He goes through these like water.
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
This year he wants lots of high quality socks. Seriously.
He goes through these like water.
Do people go through water quickly?
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
Do people go through water quickly?
Like they were socks.
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
How often do you wizz?
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:31 AM
 
My Dad died a few years ago, but if he were still around I would get him a model car.
     
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Dec 8, 2006, 09:42 AM
 
a coffee mug i made

at the same time i made this japanese tea bowl

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Dec 8, 2006, 09:50 AM
 
wipe the jeez off first yo.

My dad might lurk here from time to time so I'ma not tell you folks what I'm getting him!
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Dec 9, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
Ditto on the SNL Season One set. KeriVit stole my idea!
     
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Dec 9, 2006, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by forkies View Post
a coffee mug i made

at the same time i made this japanese tea bowl
Nice, very nice. I hope your dad appreciates it. BTW, you seem to be pretty good (judging from this one sample and my utter lack of expertise) at pottery, are you taking classes in Japan?
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Dec 9, 2006, 01:45 PM
 
I got my parents an original painting a Turkish friend of mine has made. I've given it to a lady who'll frame it for me.
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Dec 9, 2006, 01:45 PM
 
I find buying presents for my family to be incredibly stressful -- I always have almost no idea. I haven't bought any presents yet.

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Dec 9, 2006, 08:44 PM
 
As a general rule, in my family, people are fairly explicit about what they want.

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Dec 9, 2006, 09:02 PM
 
one post closer to five stars
     
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Dec 9, 2006, 10:37 PM
 
Hmmm...my dad doesn't drink and he doesn't smoke. I suppose I could get him electronic stuff, but he doesn't know how to work them. He LOVES plants but ends up killing most of them. So, I'd have to go with the never-ending gift of LOVE! That and I'm 7000 miles away and broke!
     
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Dec 9, 2006, 10:45 PM
 
I'll probably get my dad a proper Qwerty cellphone - he's been using a REALLY old blackberry. I dunno why he never has the courage to buy stuff for himself even though he's bloody loaded.

That and like always the only time of the year when he lets me - take him out to dinner.
     
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Dec 11, 2006, 06:16 PM
 


the old one wont work anymore
     
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Dec 11, 2006, 06:17 PM
 
If you have a father who is still alive, give him your love.
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Dec 11, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
I'm gonna see if I can get him outta Purgatory and into Hell. I should be able to pay some corrupt invisible supernatural official to get the there.
     
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Dec 11, 2006, 06:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
If you have a father who is still alive, give him your love.
Can't do it when he is gone.
In addition to the Smithsonian magazine subscription, we invited my dad on a cruise in January. He said that anything that gets him out of Michigan in January is a wonderful thing. And he gets to hang with his one-and-only grandchild, our son (his choice too). I'd think that, as sharp as my dad is, he'd remember what a chore I was at 19 and manage to backpedal on this, but so far no!

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Dec 11, 2006, 06:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
he'd remember what a chore I was at 19 and manage to backpedal on this, but so far no!
Dude, I had to read it twice before I caught that c in front of chore

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Dec 11, 2006, 06:46 PM
 
Giving him a choice of an iPod from my collection: 4G 20Gb, 2G iPod shuffle ( unopened), or 1G iPod mini or 2G iPod mini 6gb ( unopened).
     
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Dec 11, 2006, 06:58 PM
 
I'm going to give him all the Splinter Cell games. He loves than Tom Clancy ****.
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