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Benny

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I usually come up with something decent for Christmas gifts, but this year, I am at a loss. It doesn't help that I put it off this long either:homer:

Dad is 70. Doesn't drink. Doesn't smoke.

It has to be purchased and shipped to him. Amazon would be easiest, but not required.

It has to be useful.

Any ideas? :confused:
 
Help us out here , what's your pops hobbies or likes ?

Give us a little direction .
 
Help us out here , what's your pops hobbies or likes ?

Give us a little direction .

He loves antiques, but not fake ones.

He likes tools, but I have no idea what he needs.

He said he would use a home depot gift card, but I don't do gift cards too often. Not personal
 
as a joke I was gonna link a dildo on amazon but jeez their selection sucks ass
 
Digital photo frame that uses cloud technology. Make one simple login and hand it out to family members. Family members upload photos to dads photo frame/digital album so he always has new photos of kids and grandkids.
 
He loves antiques, but not fake ones.

He likes tools, but I have no idea what he needs.

He said he would use a home depot gift card, but I don't do gift cards too often. Not personal

Milwaukee grease gun.
 
Does he like to read? Maybe there's a book on something he'd like. I bought my Dad a book on hockey this year.

He's the hardest person on my list to buy for. At his age (late 70s) he has everything he needs. The only hobby he has is golf.

Thankfully he likes to sip a scotch now and then so the last few years I just get him an expensive bottle of something he hasn't had yet. I'm not a scotch drinker but my neighbour is and he gives me suggestions.
 
Digital photo frame that uses cloud technology. Make one simple login and hand it out to family members. Family members upload photos to dads photo frame/digital album so he always has new photos of kids and grandkids.

oh man that would get abused in my family so quick
baby picture
tits
family photo
dick
dog
goatse
 
300/1000 grit diamond stone. So he can stay sharp. I mean, so he can keep things sharp.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Digital photo frame that uses cloud technology. Make one simple login and hand it out to family members. Family members upload photos to dads photo frame/digital album so he always has new photos of kids and grandkids.

This is great if you have family that you can trust to put decent pictures on it. Not if you're in 486's family though! :lmao:

We actually got my parents and my in laws those last Christmas. My old man loved sitting there and looking at all the pictures of my kids that my wife sent to it, and my sisters kids that she uploaded to it.
 
My dad's 72 and is equally hard to find gifts for. Books and clothing is what we usually end up with. Doesn't matter much as it truly is the thought that counts at his age.
Whatever he needs he'll buy for himself whenever he wants.
 
My in laws are up in Alaska so it was a cool idea a few years ago. She lives a few miles away now and her kids all went to college so with them having the login they'll upload photos for her. I think it has been a bigger hit than most gifts BECAUSE people are still uploading to it. Much better than the "just put it on a thumb drive and swap out the drives' type of digital photo album.

I THINK it is possible to have photos deleted, or downloaded to a computer so "grandma" knows the log in and could delete inappropriate photos. I mean...who wants to send their mom a photo of their dick? I'd need some SUPER zoom lens myself.
 
my old man is hard to shop fer to. he buys what he wants and gets packages almost daily. hes in his 70s and retired. not really any hobbies except eating and messing around on his phone/tv/computer. mom says no food stuff since his doc and her are trying to regulate stuff fer heart/kidneys. i dont know jack about electronics. ive gotten him a few wright tools(our last name) over the years but he has no ambition on working on cars anymore, hed rather pay someone to work on his truck, even stupid stuff like oil changes.
i unfortunately usually get him a gift card from the local hardware store but with the china virus he dont leave the house.

RUGER :usa:
 
Get him a flashlight, good pen, and a decent multi tool or pocket knife.
that's a good idea
good flashlight is like my top used thing other than keys
streamlight stylus pro that takes 2 aaa batteries is what I carried everywhere for years, now I've had a protac 2aa in my pocket for like a decade, but it is a bit bigger
 
thank you. flashlight would work and i know he has tons of crappy ones and theyre usually part of my Christmas gifts fer like the last 10+ years and he always buys a few fer himself.
i carry a fenix tk09 as part of my duty gear. its a nice light.

RUGER:usa:
 
Digital photo frame that uses cloud technology. Make one simple login and hand it out to family members. Family members upload photos to dads photo frame/digital album so he always has new photos of kids and grandkids.

This is a great idea, didn't know they existed, makes sense. Any recommendation for brands, who's got the easiest to use app?

Newegg had Kodak 8x10 digital frames as a Shellshocker deal before Christmas about 10 years ago. We bought like 6 of them, loaded them up with photos relevant to the recipients, and they were a big hit. About a year later no one was using them anymore, but no one had been adding more photos to them, I think they got tired of seeing the same slide show. I think being able to remotely add photos would keep them fresh and in use.
 
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