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Dad is not really hard to please. He is actually a pretty easy going fellow that has a wide variety of interests, and always appreciates whatever gift he is given.
Truthfully, it is not the man that is hard to please, it is me. I think he deserves the best gift I can possibly find. After all, his best is what he has always given our family.
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For His Car
I guess all men love their cars, and my father is certainly no exception. Few things are more annoying than the first few scratches on a new car. We all want our cars to stay as perfectly beautiful as they were the day we drove them off the dealers lot. As the car ages, we may tolerate certain imperfections, but none of us wants to see obvious scratches on our cars. For as long as I can remember, I have watched my father take excellent care of his cars and keep them as pristine as humanly possible.
A few weeks ago, Barbara, our own Brite-Ideas contributor here on Review This, recommended this Scratch Removal Compound for removing scratches from cars.
I think my father would love to receive a gift basket full of car care items starting with this awesome scratch removal compound.
Savannah, Georgia would be perfect!
Dad has always loved any place with water. As a youth, many of our family vacations were spent near oceans, rivers, or lakes where we enjoyed a variety of activities that included boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing, rafting, swimming and more.
Savannah would be an awesome vacation destination for Mom and Dad. Dad would enjoy the day trips to Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island, and the beaches of St. Simon Island. Mom would appreciate the romantic charm of Savannah described in Wednesday Elf's article.
Or, maybe I could set it up for them to go to Rhode Island where he could have an all new experience as described by Mary Beth in her article, "You Too Can Be a Lighthouse Keeper"! I feel certain he would love staying overnight in an actual lighthouse. I can easily imagine him standing at the top of the lighthouse, binoculars in hand and scanning the surface of the ocean, spotting things he would never be able to see with the naked eye.
Plus, I know the perfect gift box for either of these vacations! In lieu of a basket, I could place his travel plans and reservations in new Luggage, which he could also use on his vacation. The handle and spinning wheels on the luggage recommended by Heather426, would make this the perfect new suitcase for Dad as he tours from place to place. Why lift luggage when you could simply pull it along behind you?
Books to Read
BarbRad recently reviewed the book "Detective" by Arthur Hailey and I immediately thought of my father. He seems to really like detective stories, especially one with twists, turns and surprising endings. This sounds like a great choice to add to his library of books.
Books For His KindleDad does own a Kindle and he does frequently use it when he is reading instead of grabbing the printed book. Bev recently reviewed 11/22/63 about John F. Kennedy which also sounds like a book Dad would enjoy reading. My father was an adult with children when JFK was assassinated and I am quite certain he has his own opinions about what actually happened that day, but I don't know if he has ever read a detailed accounting of the weeks before the assassination. I think he would find that very intriguing indeed.
Movies and Goodies for Movie NightA Good Marriage is also based on a Stephen King book. Since I, myself, have seen and reviewed A Good Marriage, I know Dad will enjoy watching this movie.
It is an excellent suspense thriller that is written from the perspective of the wife of a serial killer. I personally found it to be well considered and the characters realistically fleshed out with several unexpected reactions.
It is not just a run of the mill serial killer movie.
Chocolate & CoffeeWith a movie, we also need a gift basket of chocolate. Not only does Susan Kennedy recommend a great gift basket for Father's Day, she also explains how dark chocolate is actually good for us. I definitely want my dad to stay happy and healthy. Therefore, an excellent movie, a basket of chocolate and a cup of coffee sounds like the perfect gift for my father when he wants a relaxing evening at home.
For the Garden
|One of the Small Gardens in My Parents Backyard|
I am equally certain he would enjoy having his own Composter. We all get tired of paying for fertilizer. That can get quite expensive when you have a large garden. Thankfully, Coletta recommended an excellent composting system that I think would be perfect for their yard and would not draw unwanted criticism from neighbors.
To beautify the lawn area in his yard, I think he would also like some Mosaic Stepping Stones for his backyard. Dad has always liked brightly colored ornamentation and Mickie_G's recommendations would certainly fit that bill. I also think he would love the mosaic pots she features in her article.
An Insulated Mug
After Dad works in the yard, he is going to need a nice, cold drink. As a matter of fact, I can well imagine he would take the Man Mug that Dawn Rae recommended, fill it with ice and water, and carry it right out back with him. Not only could he stay hydrated while working, he could sit back in a lounge chair with his Man Mug and admire his work when finished.
The Amazon EchoAmazon Echo until Susan Deppner reviewed it here on Review This!
Susan's description of it's various functions, as well as her suggestions for games, sold me on the Amazon Echo immediately. Not only do I think my father would like it, I think it would be a great gift for our children to give to their dad. I love the idea of getting the news and weather forecast by just verbally requesting it. I also know we will all love being able to start playing music by simple verbal request. That sounds like a pretty cool gadget indeed and one the whole family will enjoy.
Just don't tell Mom you are moving "Alexa" into their home to play with Dad without letting her see Alexa's picture first!
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