Xmas Prezzies for the awkward person in your life !

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Farmer Giles, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    hi all

    first of all, my apologies for posting this so far away from crimbo, but if i don't start thinking soon, i'll never work out what i am getting folk.

    now the real problem i have is my dad.

    he has to be the most awkward person to buy anything for !
    he doesn't drink
    he doesn't smoke
    he doesn't play sport
    he doesn't even like sport !
    he hates people buying him books, tools, clothes etc.........

    anyone got any bright ideas ?

    please !

  2. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

  3. winterman

    winterman Member

  4. jpbray

    jpbray Member

    If he's a Yorkshireman he won't spend that either; by the sounds of things :p
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

  6. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Gift tokens? Then he can choose for himself.

    Failing that, a bag that's had cakes in. :)
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

  8. Trom41821

    Trom41821 Member

    What goes well with my parents is a day out with a meal to be taken at anytime (obviously not Crimbo as it's so expensive).
  9. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Buy him a nice shiny flugelhorn. Every home should have one.
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Hehe, me thinks that a price range should be presented...
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    how about writing him a song... personal touch and all that... ;)
  12. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Obviously sounds like a man who has everything.

    If that's the case how about a course of penicillin! :D
  13. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    some good suggestions there.
    price range......
    say £100 tops
    a little more info.
    he doesn't have any pets, he is retired, he doesn't know, or want to know anything about computers, he is not musical in any way.
    about the only thing he likes is books and history. But he has a library van visit every two weeks, so he can get all the books he needs there.

    thanks folks

  14. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I think it sounds like he has everything he needs. Why don't you ask him to nominate a charity, and then make a donation to that Charity instead of giving him something that he doesn't want?
  15. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle Member

    all history? what about a day trip/holiday for day or so to london to BM, V&A etc? to a big stately home jobby? :confused:
  16. give him a slap and tell him to get over his awkward self.

    and maybe a hair curler or something, unless he's bald then give him another slap for that, that should do it he'll be happy as larry
  17. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Buy him a book about the history of the Library Van!

  18. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    I believe 'La Salsa' in Huddersfield have a gift voucher scheme ?

  19. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    sorry, thought you said la senza for a second there... although he might appreciate it...
  20. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    a sundial!!!!

    sorry i think theyre really cool, we bought my grandad one once

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