What should I get my dad for his 65th BDay?

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Hey All,

    I was wondering if I can get some help on this. My dad is turning 65 and I am struggling on what to get him. I am thinking a nice watch, but my budget is around 1K-1.5K. So I know I could do nice, but not sure what type of watch would fit into that budget and be "age appropriate". I was thinking Tag, but them again, not many 65 yo with Tags.

    He is mainly into Technology, but I didn't really want to go this route. Anything I would get him now would be obsolete in like a year, so I want it to be nice.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Cavshock

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    Why don't you make him remember you as a kid by doing something you would make as a kid like a pencil holder or birdhouse and tuck the money inside?

    Chuck
     
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    Get him 35 ounces of physical silver. He'll thank me later.
     
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    Maybe an aviator watch by Bell? Something that's a nice watch, but not too ornate for everyday use. And if you go for a retro design, it'll always be classic and never be out of style.

    Failing a watch (what, is he retiring as your dad?), how about a nice bottle of scotch or wine, or a golf pass, or a voucher for an exotic car rental?
     
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    I'd say the watch idea is a good one, or what Aernaroth suggested.

    Me and my sister got my Dad a iTouch for his 65th birthday (and retirement present)
    It replaced his old Zen Touch that was about the size of a brick. He was surprised at how small it was.

    Course, took him a while to get use to it and there were a few phone phone calls to me for how to use it, but he seems to have picked it up well. Also had to get him use to iTunes on his new computer his work gave him.
     
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    You're going to spend $1500 on a birthday present? Jesus.

    Send him on a cruise or something.
     
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    Speaking of something not so alike, you could always try and find him one of these ******ed inventions...

    - UroClub Original Commercial - YouTube
    - The Potty Putter - YouTube
     
  8. Alucard77

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    Well, I don't usually do that, but 65 is a big one and he has done so much for me over the years. Sometimes you just gotta do that you know.

    I wish he cruised by he hates it. So hard to shop for him, he doesn't golf either. He is one of those old school guys who works all the time.
     
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    I'd suggest an antique Fenton lamp or record album of President Kennedy's famous speeches.
     

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