May 16, 2008,
M.D. asks from Rockport, TX on May 16, 2008
Need Some Gift Ideas for My Dad, He Just Retired & Is Having a birthday***EDITED
My dad just had a birthday and he is retiring today, I need some gift ideas! He already has anything he needs. Im trying to combine the gifts and come up with something creative. Thanks for the help moms!
J.C. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
My dad is a hunter so we took him to Bonnels (sp?) It is a nice restaurant that has game on the menu. He loved it. You all could take your dad to a nice restaurant that he would like.
D.A. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
Can you tell us a little about your dad? His likes and hobbies. That will help.
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J.H. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
along with the apron monogrammed you should get him a bag that he can carry his own tools in like if he is particular about the knifes he uses they have a carry case that you can buy. I would get him something to mark his new step in life. There is a monogram place at Ridgmar Mall
J.T. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
does he typically wear an apron when he cooks/teaches classes? what about a NICE apron monogrammed with his name?
also, a digital photobook that yo ucan get printed and bound?
E.W. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
We are going to get my FIL his own herb garden. I made one for myself and every time he comes over he raves about it (he is a cook to). I am thinking about getting one and painting on the side "Pop-Pop's Garden" (that is what my daughter calls him). My FIL also runs a cafe at a hospital, and is always putting up pictures of the daughter, so I thought I would take pictures of my dd "cooking" and frame it for him and put something cute about following in Pop-Pop's footsteps.
C.W. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
What about a small scrapbook of pictures of him/family?
What about a small book of his co-workers signing a small book or putting a picture of themselves/writing a little bit about them,etc...?
I would say something Monogrammed from Things Remembered. They have neat gift ideas.
When my Mom retired from University of Kentucky, where she worked. She is a big basketball and football fan. The co-workers got some cool pictures of the basketball team and football team, the mascot, the coaches signatures and had it framed in blue and with the UK logo. That was a cool idea and she loves it!
Does he have a sports team or a favorite college team or did he graduate from college? You might do something like this and contact the college about doing something like this. I guess you would have to talk to someone in the sports area or go to the bookstore for memorabilia.
My Mom got a digital camera several years ago from my Uncles. Does he like to take pictures? You could get him a new digital camera. If he likes taking pictures, maybe something special from Wolf Camera, a special addition to his camera.
It would help knowing what hobbies he has or favorite activities/what his job was, what he plans to do in his retirement,etc...
Hope this helps.