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    Birthday Gift Ideas

    What better place to ask than the Hampur?

    My father is turning 70 soon. He's retired, lives by the ocean in NC, spends half his days puttering around the house/yard, the other half at the beach. Pretty much has everything he could need.

    What do you get someone who's going to be 70 for their birthday? And I'm not that close to my father, so no sentimental gift ideas of "make a collage with pictures of his kids throughout their lives!".

    What say you?

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    I bought a solar radio a few years ago at Cabelas. My elderly neighbor saw it and was amazed. Its small compact and delivers great sound also has a light. I picked him up 1 at my last trip to Cabelas and have since given them as gifts to many other older relatives. They are good for power outages and emergencies.

    [url]http://www.cabelas.com/product/etn-Red-Cross-FR360-Emergency-Radio/719995.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dsolar%2Bradio%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts%26x%3D8%26y%3D11&Ntt=solar+radio&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products[/url]

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    You can never go wrong with a Brazzers subscription.

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    Perhaps a Korean bath house membership?

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    ([url]http://www.sendafrizbee.com[/url]) .....I know, I know, more of a wife gift.

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    Just being the kind, considerate son that you are is the greatest gift that you can give him.

    Just kidding.

    Get him a hooker for the day - the younger the better, but make sure she's of legal age. You don't want your dad to have a Lawrence Taylor type run-in with the law...although that would make for some yuks around the Thanksgiving day table this fall.

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    Tell him he's not your real father.

    Mine was psyched.

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    [QUOTE=Big L;4438247]And I'm not that close to my father, so no sentimental gift ideas of "make a collage with pictures of his kids throughout their lives!".[/QUOTE]

    Maybe this collage would bring you closer. Your post is an obvious plea for help.

    Get him a really nice watch. it will be yours soon anyway. I KID!!! I KID!!!

    Will you be spending any time with him? Thats the greatest gift of all for us old timers. We don't need any more "things."

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    Whenever I ask my old man (who's approaching the same age) what he wants for his birthday, the only thing he's ever replied with was:

    Scotch.

    Get him a commemorative bottle of what ever he drinks. Or take him fishing. Or make him a nice collage of scotch and fish. Or a t-shirt with naked ladies on it. Old guys love that ****.

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    Wow, no Frizbee suggestion?

    Hampur I am disappoint.

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4438337]Wow, no Frizbee suggestion?

    Hampur I am disappoint.[/QUOTE]

    C'mon...there's a frisbee suggestion three or four posts above yours.

    Sheesh!

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    [QUOTE=Owen Reed;4438356]C'mon...there's a frisbee suggestion three or four posts above yours.

    Sheesh![/QUOTE]

    Clearly he meant besides post #5. If you couldn't garner that from his post, I'm not sure what to tell you.

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    [QUOTE=crasherino;4438368]Clearly he meant besides post #5. If you couldn't garner that from his post, I'm not sure what to tell you.[/QUOTE]

    My bad.

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    get him a kindle or another electronic book thing, they're pretty good at the beach :cool:

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    [QUOTE=Owen Reed;4438356]C'mon...there's a frisbee suggestion three or four posts above yours.

    Sheesh![/QUOTE]


    Sometimes my eye twitch hinders my ability to skim posts. :(

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    How about a collage of family photos on a frisbee?

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    My Mom is 81, I just tell her that I got her a present and then ask her if she liked it and usually she says yes.

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    My mother, when she got to a certain age, always wanted practical things, especially things that wear out and need replacing. It saves her money on her limited retirement income and gives her something she uses.

    She is a bit older than your dad (just turned 87) so she definitely doesn't want more "stuff" just to have stuff.
    Because she's old school, she asks for postage stamps for her bills and greeting cards. She likes gift cards that can be used at her favorite places. It seems cold like money, but she loves them. She gets her hair done every week and uses the gift cards to pay for that.

    Does your father garden when puttering in the yard? You could get some good outdoor gloves. They wear out and need replacing. Think of something like that.
    Or gift cards to a local restaurant or home improvement store (if he's into that).


    Or if those don't work, just go with frisbee, scotch, and porn. :D

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    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4438400]Sometimes my fapping hinders my ability to skim posts. :([/QUOTE]

    fixed.

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    [QUOTE=GMCJETS;4438253]I bought a solar radio a few years ago at Cabelas. My elderly neighbor saw it and was amazed. Its small compact and delivers great sound also has a light. I picked him up 1 at my last trip to Cabelas and have since given them as gifts to many other older relatives. They are good for power outages and emergencies.

    [url]http://www.cabelas.com/product/etn-Red-Cross-FR360-Emergency-Radio/719995.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dsolar%2Bradio%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts%26x%3D8%26y%3D11&Ntt=solar+radio&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products[/url][/QUOTE]

    Wow, actually not that bad of an idea, considering. I am surprised, though, you did not say to get a generator.

    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4438254]You can never go wrong with a Brazzers subscription.[/QUOTE]

    And some "uppers", if you know what I mean.

    [QUOTE=crossfire;4438275]Perhaps a Korean bath house membership?[/QUOTE]

    I don't think they allow Koreans where he lives.

    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4438315]Tell him he's not your real father.

    Mine was psyched.[/QUOTE]

    LOL, not a bad idea.

    [QUOTE=FF2;4438332]Maybe this collage would bring you closer. [B]Your post is an obvious plea for help[/B].

    Get him a really nice watch. it will be yours soon anyway. I KID!!! I KID!!!

    Will you be spending any time with him? Thats the greatest gift of all for us old timers. We don't need any more "things."[/QUOTE]

    Yes, a plea for help. My dad was bringing me to bars when I was 5. He'd give my brother and I a stack of quarters to go play the video game at his favorite watering hole while he got his drink on. Drinking and driving with two kids in a car was really no big deal back then. Ah, those were the days.... He did teach me how to drink, though. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

    [QUOTE=crasherino;4438336]Whenever I ask my old man (who's approaching the same age) what he wants for his birthday, the only thing he's ever replied with was:

    Scotch.

    Get him a commemorative bottle of what ever he drinks. Or take him fishing. Or make him a nice collage of scotch and fish. Or a t-shirt with naked ladies on it. Old guys love that ****.[/QUOTE]

    LOL. Drinks beer and wine, though wine only from a box. So wine of the month club is out, but maybe beer of the month club.....

    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4438337]Wow, no Frizbee suggestion?

    Hampur I am disappoint.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Owen Reed;4438356]C'mon...there's a frisbee suggestion three or four posts above yours.

    Sheesh![/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=crasherino;4438368]Clearly he meant besides post #5. If you couldn't garner that from his post, I'm not sure what to tell you.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Owen Reed;4438379]My bad.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4438400]Sometimes my eye twitch hinders my ability to skim posts. :([/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Fishooked;4438408]How about a collage of family photos on a frisbee?[/QUOTE]

    LOLz!

    [QUOTE=jetswin;4438392]get him a kindle or another electronic book thing, they're pretty good at the beach :cool:[/QUOTE]

    I don't think it would stand up to the constant salt spray from the ocean. Beach chairs rarely last a season. I was thinking a deluxe beach chair with a beer holder and cooler built in, but all the chairs out there are steel, and would rust away quick.

    [QUOTE=Lone Star Lady;4438437]My mother, when she got to a certain age, always wanted practical things, especially things that wear out and need replacing. It saves her money on her limited retirement income and gives her something she uses.

    She is a bit older than your dad (just turned 87) so she definitely doesn't want more "stuff" just to have stuff.
    Because she's old school, she asks for postage stamps for her bills and greeting cards. She likes gift cards that can be used at her favorite places. It seems cold like money, but she loves them. She gets her hair done every week and uses the gift cards to pay for that.

    Does your father garden when puttering in the yard? You could get some good outdoor gloves. They wear out and need replacing. Think of something like that.
    Or gift cards to a local restaurant or home improvement store (if he's into that).


    Or if those don't work, just go with frisbee, scotch, and porn. :D[/QUOTE]

    He's not a gardner; leaves that up to my step moms. Putters around, like builds bird houses for an hour or two, then goes to the beach.
    Last edited by Big L; 04-18-2012 at 12:40 PM.

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