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Gift Guide: For the Fussy Father

  Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
Last week I mentioned I would be doing some gift guides and Lydia requested gifts for the fussy father, aka one who "doesn't want anything and doesn't like sports." You guys love to hit me with the hard ones, don't you.  This is pretty much like my Dad though, he doesn't really need or want anything (he does like sports, but not in a collectible way.)  I say go with something corny that is unique to your father, a good book or movie, maybe something for the car, etc.  You could always fall back on the trusted tie, too. [I'm showing some expensive options but you can obviously find cheaper ones]

James Bond DVD Sets via Amazon
Banana Republic Sweater
J.Crew Tie via Mr. Porter
Burberry Watch
Bose Wave Music System via Amazon
Black & Decker Car Vacuum via Amazon

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  1. Shopping for my Dad is always so hard - these are some great ideas!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. My boyfriend isn't a dad but that car vacuum is definitely something I'd get him! ♥ My dad is more into golf so I tend to give him polo shirts.

    lots a love,

  3. That watch is pretty amazing, so elegant.

    Can you follow me on please. If they want to get ride of GFC, I don't want to loose you as a reader. Thank you so much.

  4. Yea, my dad is such a challenge to buy for too! I know he would like that James Bond set though! :)

  5. GREAT ideas! My dad is definitely fussy and tends to buy his presents before xmas :-) dapper clothing is always a great standby, and he would look great in that sweater!

  6. I just finished my shopping this morning! I'm gonna wait a day and see if I missed anyone.

  7. These are great gifts for dads. Ugh I'm still trying to figure out what to get my dad.


  8. Nice work! You picked up some great items! Love that watch.

  9. Can't go wrong with a good book or DVD set. My dad would love that as a gift!

  10. I want that car vacuum for me...

  11. I always have the hardest time shopping for dad. Thanks so much for all the suggestions!


  12. good picks. My father in law is the worst person to shop for. Last year we ended up framing a corny picture of one of his fave childhood singers. Classic.

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  13. Love this round-up. Love the vacuum. My husband would be all about that. Ha.

  14. Very helpful! You've given me some great ideas. But what do I do for my father-in-law who insists he doesn't want anything, no present at all?! Haha, there's a tricky man to buy for.

    <3 Cambria

  15. Men are so difficult when it comes to choosing presents for them!

    Love! ~Angel

  16. Men can be quite difficult. My husband's step-father is difficult to buy for. I actually love the idea of the car vacuum. Would have never thought of it, but it's handy!

  17. Haha, sounds like everyone knows a man or two who is impossible to shop for!
    I think the sweater is a pretty safe bet... in the past I tried movies and ties and years (yes years) later I found them sitting still with their tags and shrink wrap intact.

    Chic on the Cheap

  18. i want that bose wave music system, haha!

  19. oh man, buying gifts for my dad and hubby are the hardest. luckily my hubby and i don't exchange gifts and my dad just tells me to make him photo albums of my kids :)

  20. ooooh! I love that Burberry Watch! I'm looking for something like that for my fiance for my wedding gift to him. Thanks for sharing.



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