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PhyllisNJoe
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Christmas gift ideas - update on p2

I cannot figure out what the heck to get my FIL. Us and my bil & sil are grouping our gifts together and we are all totally stumped.

DH and I don’t have kids, so any personalizes grandpa stuff is out.

Mid 60’s
Doesn’t drink
No cigars
Doesn’t play golf like he used to
He’s a black belt judo sense and we’ve gotten him things along that theme through the years but now there’s nothing else we can get
He’s not techy (I have to help him fix his phone at times)
We ALWAYS get him restaurant gift certificates and it’s so played out. But will out of desperations
He has more pullover, windbreaker, polo shirts then one ever needs lol

HELP !!

Combined we can spend like $250
Whether it’s some small things or one big thing.

Message edited 11/28/2018 9:11:08 AM.

Posted 11/25/18 8:47 PM
 
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luvbuffet
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

What if you combine mil
And fil gift and send them away for a weekend

Posted 11/25/18 8:50 PM
 

MC09
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Does he like to gamble or go to the casino at all?
Gardening?
Any hobbies at all?
Reading? Cooking? Grilling? Anything? Lol

Posted 11/25/18 8:52 PM
 

MsSissy
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Tickets to a sporting event
A power tool for the home
If he wears suits, personalized cufflinks.

Also check out UncommonGoods They have some cool ideas.

Message edited 11/25/2018 8:56:32 PM.

Posted 11/25/18 8:53 PM
 

BargainMama
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Christmas gift ideas

I know you said he doesn't golf much anymore, but Simplay in Hauppauge is neat (it's simulated golf). It's a nice setup in there.

Posted 11/25/18 9:08 PM
 

ChristinaM128
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

My father once got my dh a remote car starter. It was a game changer. Not sure if $250 would cover it, but if you price around, it’s probably close.

There’s also lots of legit cover copycat bands playing around locally - Beatles, stuff like that, at Tilles Center and Westbury Music Fair. Tickets to that and dinner we’ve given before.

Posted 11/25/18 9:18 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Thanks for all the replies so far

1. MIL gifts are done. But still considering doing some sorta combo because we are LOST.

2. No hobbies, power tools, sports (other than his judo competitions he goes to for his students) or suits - works from home. No cooking/grilling other than basic summer grilling and I got him some stuff for that last year.

3. The car starter would be a cool gift but he’s getting a new car within the next 6 months

4. He does gamble and they like to go to AC and Mohegan - this would be a joint gift for both of them not just a gift for him

I did see that Westbury has the temptations in Marc. I have tickets to that with dinner on my list of fallback options. Again - this would be a joint gift and nothing for just him .. desperate lol

Keep ideas coming if ya got em.

Posted 11/25/18 10:46 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Sweater
Bathrobe
Slippers
Scarf
Hat
Earmuffs
Gloves
Netflix subscription
Tickets to a show or sporting event
Time with you
Restaurant gc
Books
Alexa
Echo
Siri
Ipad

Posted 11/25/18 11:01 PM
 

chilltocam
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Christmas gift ideas

I'm thinking of getting a towel warmer for someone on my list st who is impossible to buy for (although I guess that would be a joint gift in your situation)

Posted 11/25/18 11:30 PM
 

lightblue
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?

Posted 11/26/18 10:29 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by lightblue

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?



I agree. I find it's hard to shop for grown adults who really have everything they need.

Posted 11/26/18 10:36 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lightblue

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?



I agree. I find it's hard to shop for grown adults who really have everything they need.



We were getting him Groupon gift cards for a while because he used it all the time. Then he mentioned before his last bday he’s over Groupon

He doesn’t amazon shop

Picture old school Italian man who never steps foot into a store and doesn’t have to shop for himself. Ever.

He’s gonna get coal lol

Posted 11/26/18 11:38 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lightblue

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?



I agree. I find it's hard to shop for grown adults who really have everything they need.



We were getting him Groupon gift cards for a while because he used it all the time. Then he mentioned before his last bday he’s over Groupon

He doesn’t amazon shop

Picture old school Italian man who never steps foot into a store and doesn’t have to shop for himself. Ever.

He’s gonna get coal lol



LOL, I"d write him a check and call it a day!

Honestly- I really wish all adults would just agree- no gifts. It would make Christmas so much less expensive but more importantly less stressful.

Gifts aren't what the season is supposed to be about anyway.

And yes, when you are a kid, it's ALL about the gifts and I LOVE seeing how excited my DD gets and trust me I spoil her like crazy on Christmas.

But as an adult- I have no need for gifts.
Seeing family, spending time together, sharing a great meal and treats, drinking, laughing, etc--- to me that is what it should be about.

Message edited 11/26/2018 11:46:37 AM.

Posted 11/26/18 11:45 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lightblue

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?



I agree. I find it's hard to shop for grown adults who really have everything they need.



We were getting him Groupon gift cards for a while because he used it all the time. Then he mentioned before his last bday he’s over Groupon

He doesn’t amazon shop

Picture old school Italian man who never steps foot into a store and doesn’t have to shop for himself. Ever.

He’s gonna get coal lol



LOL, I"d write him a check and call it a day!

Honestly- I really wish all adults would just agree- no gifts. It would make Christmas so much less expensive but more importantly less stressful.

Gifts aren't what the season is supposed to be about anyway.

And yes, when you are a kid, it's ALL about the gifts and I LOVE seeing how excited my DD gets and trust me I spoil her like crazy on Christmas.

But as an adult- I have no need for gifts.
Seeing family, spending time together, sharing a great meal and treats, drinking, laughing, etc--- to me that is what it should be about.




I couldn’t agree more. I argue with dH every year that all the adults have got to stop exhanging. Or if you HAVE to exchange , make it $20 limit of something funny or cutesy. THATS IT

I don’t exchange with my siblings and give my mother $ (because she can use it) and thankfully all the kids on my side are old enough where cash or gift cards are all they want. It’s so easy with them. But every year with his family is absolutely impossible. And it’s not just his parents and sibling ... DH is just as bad himself. It’s his 40th and Xmas in December. I have nothing. He has given me not one clue as to what he wants. So he will get nothing

Posted 11/26/18 12:13 PM
 

MC09
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by NervousNell


LOL, I"d write him a check and call it a day!

Honestly- I really wish all adults would just agree- no gifts. It would make Christmas so much less expensive but more importantly less stressful.

Gifts aren't what the season is supposed to be about anyway.

And yes, when you are a kid, it's ALL about the gifts and I LOVE seeing how excited my DD gets and trust me I spoil her like crazy on Christmas.

But as an adult- I have no need for gifts.
Seeing family, spending time together, sharing a great meal and treats, drinking, laughing, etc--- to me that is what it should be about.




Agree with all of this! Christmas is really for kids. Honestly you're driving yourself nuts (and draining your wallet lol) having to gift each of your in-laws separately and then jointly. It's kind of overkill. If you feel you really have to give them a gift then do one joint gift they can both enjoy and call it a day. Each family dynamic is different but I try to limit gift exchanges among other adults because I don't want a gift and I don't want the headache of shopping for people.

Message edited 11/26/2018 12:23:45 PM.

Posted 11/26/18 12:23 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by MC09

Posted by NervousNell


LOL, I"d write him a check and call it a day!

Honestly- I really wish all adults would just agree- no gifts. It would make Christmas so much less expensive but more importantly less stressful.

Gifts aren't what the season is supposed to be about anyway.

And yes, when you are a kid, it's ALL about the gifts and I LOVE seeing how excited my DD gets and trust me I spoil her like crazy on Christmas.

But as an adult- I have no need for gifts.
Seeing family, spending time together, sharing a great meal and treats, drinking, laughing, etc--- to me that is what it should be about.




Agree with all of this! Christmas is really for kids. Honestly you're driving yourself nuts (and draining your wallet lol) having to gift each of your in-laws separately and then jointly. It's kind of overkill. If you feel you really have to give them a gift then do one joint gift they can both enjoy and call it a day. Each family dynamic is different but I try to limit gift exchanges among other adults because I don't want a gift and I don't want the headache of shopping for people.



Couldn’t agree more. Every time I bring this up, DH says I’m being a grinch because I don’t like Christmas as it is. Which is true for so many reasons, one being this BS gift buying! I’m not cheap, so it’s not the money. It’s the fact that it’s completely impossible to do when you’re dealing with people who have everything they could possibly want or need.

Posted 11/26/18 12:43 PM
 

jlm2008
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lightblue

Amazon GC so he can get whatever he wants?



I agree. I find it's hard to shop for grown adults who really have everything they need.



We were getting him Groupon gift cards for a while because he used it all the time. Then he mentioned before his last bday he’s over Groupon

He doesn’t amazon shop

Picture old school Italian man who never steps foot into a store and doesn’t have to shop for himself. Ever.

He’s gonna get coal lol



I have this problem with my grandfather...he has hobbies, construction, gardening, golf, watching Italian football,But he has all he needs and if he doesn't, he will never tell us and go buy the tool or whatever he needs himself! So for Christmas I am making up a basket of wine, chocolate, cookies, crackers, hot sauce, biscotti, etc... I do this like every other occasion for him, but at least he will eat the stuff!

Posted 11/26/18 12:47 PM
 

BaysideForever
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

get him a visa gift card done!

or do a joint gift, he might enjoy doing something with his wife. like a night at the casino or something like that! or even does he enjoy going to the movies or theater?

Posted 11/26/18 1:42 PM
 

ali120206
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Christmas gift ideas

I go through this every year for my inlaws - especially FIL. And then they just give us Cisa Giftcards.

This year we got him a wireless printer.

Posted 11/26/18 5:16 PM
 

FHmomma
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Christmas gift ideas

Does he type? I am considering getting StoryWorth for my parents. My dad has so many stories and I would love to have some of them written down.

Posted 11/26/18 7:30 PM
 

MC09
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by MC09

Posted by NervousNell


LOL, I"d write him a check and call it a day!

Honestly- I really wish all adults would just agree- no gifts. It would make Christmas so much less expensive but more importantly less stressful.

Gifts aren't what the season is supposed to be about anyway.

And yes, when you are a kid, it's ALL about the gifts and I LOVE seeing how excited my DD gets and trust me I spoil her like crazy on Christmas.

But as an adult- I have no need for gifts.
Seeing family, spending time together, sharing a great meal and treats, drinking, laughing, etc--- to me that is what it should be about.




Agree with all of this! Christmas is really for kids. Honestly you're driving yourself nuts (and draining your wallet lol) having to gift each of your in-laws separately and then jointly. It's kind of overkill. If you feel you really have to give them a gift then do one joint gift they can both enjoy and call it a day. Each family dynamic is different but I try to limit gift exchanges among other adults because I don't want a gift and I don't want the headache of shopping for people.



Couldn’t agree more. Every time I bring this up, DH says I’m being a grinch because I don’t like Christmas as it is. Which is true for so many reasons, one being this BS gift buying! I’m not cheap, so it’s not the money. It’s the fact that it’s completely impossible to do when you’re dealing with people who have everything they could possibly want or need.



He should come up with the ideas then Chat Icon I know what you mean, up until a few years ago I was wracking my brain out every Christmas trying to figure out what to get grown adults who don't need anything until I said enough lol if you stopped believing in Santa 30 years ago you get squat!

Posted 11/26/18 8:04 PM
 

hope123
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Christmas gift ideas

How about gifting a cooking class? I signed up for a sushi class recently and talked DH into going with me. He never cooks at home so I thought he would be bored and lost but he enjoyed it and made better sushi than I did. It was a fun experience.

Posted 11/26/18 8:51 PM
 

ChristinaM128
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

How about a nice shaving kit from the art of shaving? And does he use cologne? You could restock that.

Posted 11/27/18 6:40 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

Cologne is usually a given thought he didn’t say he needed any this year but we’ll get that anyway as filler lol
He uses a specific razor and shaving cream that my MiL has to buy in bulk from amazon because it’s so old you can’t find it anywhere. Did I mention he’s very old school? Ughh

And funny the PP mentioned cooking class because I was looking that up before I even read this but DH said no.

I did buy him a cute PJ set from cafe press. The shirt says something about being sensei on it and it has plaid bottoms.
So that and a bottle of cologne so far.


ETA: I really appreciate the help here guys! And I hope others are getting some good ideas from this post

Message edited 11/27/2018 7:50:42 AM.

Posted 11/27/18 7:49 AM
 

gina409
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Re: Christmas gift ideas

What about something of the month club

Food?
Shave kit etc

Posted 11/27/18 12:41 PM
 
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