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Topic: Does ANYONE have ANY ideas for a father's day gift?!!  (Read 5204 times)
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« on: June 05, 2005 09:22:04 AM »

Does anyone have a fun, easy, but great project to make for father's day?!! list any ideas you have ASAP!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2005 05:40:45 PM »

does he wear boxer shorts? Very fast and very easy to do. Just trace a pair of shorts that fit him now. But when you get to the waist part don't forget to stretch the waist open when you trace it.

This could also be extended into pajama bottoms.

Could you trace a muscle shirt that already fits him?
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2005 06:49:35 PM »

You could buy a plain wooden picture frame, decorate it, then put a picture of the two of you inside.  A scrapbook is always nice too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005 07:02:35 PM »

so, it's not the craftiest thing, but here's what im doing for my dad:

my dad has always wanted to try writing, but has never done it. so i've gotten the book No Plot No Problem - which basically is a guide to writing a novel in 30 days. it doesn't have to be a great novel, just a novel which doesn't make someone puke. it gives you guides for how much to write each day and tips, so i'm making him a 30 day writing calendar/checklist to go w/ it so he stays on track. it's personal, yet so so cheap.   
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005 07:47:26 PM »

my dad has always wanted to try writing, but has never done it. so i've gotten the book No Plot No Problem - which basically is a guide to writing a novel in 30 days. it doesn't have to be a great novel, just a novel which doesn't make someone puke. it gives you guides for how much to write each day and tips, so i'm making him a 30 day writing calendar/checklist to go w/ it so he stays on track. it's personal, yet so so cheap.   

What a cool idea!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2005 02:52:38 PM »

so, it's not the craftiest thing, but here's what im doing for my dad:

my dad has always wanted to try writing, but has never done it. so i've gotten the book No Plot No Problem - which basically is a guide to writing a novel in 30 days. it doesn't have to be a great novel, just a novel which doesn't make someone puke. it gives you guides for how much to write each day and tips, so i'm making him a 30 day writing calendar/checklist to go w/ it so he stays on track. it's personal, yet so so cheap.   
thats so smart and cool!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2005 03:34:02 PM »

I have been buying suit shirts and embroidering small designs on the breast pocket. It is quick and he really loves them.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2005 09:58:40 AM »

This is what I've done for my Grandpa - he likes "special drinks."  I think I've also done it for teachers and other people I don't know well for Christmas and stuff like that:

Cappuccino Mix
1 cup instant chocolate drink powder (Nesquik)
1/2 cup powdered coffee whitener
1/2 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

All ingredients layered in a glass jar (or plastic bag, like I'm doing) with these directions attached:

Stir contents before using.  Measure 2 tbsp Cappuccino mix into blender.  Add 1 cup boiling water.  Process until foamy.  Pour into mug, sprinkle with nutmeg.  Serves 1.

Of course, this was given with a big ol' ceramic mug, the plastic bag of Cappuccino mix inside.  Can also be done with just specialty coffee, or I have a ton of other recipes if anyone's interested (mocha, latte, choco coffee, chai tea, other teas) I also included a "coffee stirrer" - melted chocolate on the stove, added a little bit of peppermint extract, and dipped a plastic spoon in there.  Wrapped it in plastic, tied a little bow around.  I wrapped all of this up like a gift basket.

Recipe from "Company's Coming Gifts from the Kitchen."  It has everything from cookie mixes to popcorn mixes, soup mixes etc.  - if anyone wants anything else, pm me and I'll send you recipes!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2005 05:26:46 PM »

I went to the trophy shop and bought some cheap generic trophies and got the shop assistant to engrave " Grandad of the Year" love from Lilian and Dylan (my kids names).

They only cost me $10 (Australian ) each and were very cool and personal.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006 07:35:30 PM »

I second the picture idea, my Dad has all kinds of interests that my ideas for a gift could float off of, but a picture, recent of you (photo booth would work, you could hold up a sign for each picture that says "Love", "You", "Dad") by yourself in a decent frame (Ross has some good, cheap ones or homemade if you have the inclination) and then maybe a fine microbrew from your local natural foods store or co-op and a big "hi-I'm-your-kid-you-made-me" smile.  I would think that this would go over well on any day.  Actually I prefer to ignore my Dad on Father's Day (accidentally) and then randomly surprise him for no particular reason at another time of the year.  Good luck in your endeavours!
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2006 05:49:21 AM »

Quick and easy...check out my blog below to get a ready made image for a magnetic phone number holder.  Or use customize your own images to suit the dad's interests.  The images need to be 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Could be your picture, a golf picture (if he likes golf), etc.  Can be used at home or work (if he has a metal file cabinet or metal desk).

On the book theme, there's also a link for a journal that your dad writes to be handed back to you on another occasion.  Asks pertinent questions about his life, you just need to print it off and insert it into a binder.

Both ideas are very inexpensive....hope this helps. Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006 10:02:30 AM »

My son has recently taken to gardening, so I'm getting him a shovel & wood-burning his name on the handle.  Also, for his birthday, I'm giving him a blank notebook to be used as a cookbook, and putting copies of some family favorite recipes, and the including a special pan to be used for preparing one of our family traditions: cheesecake.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006 10:13:46 AM »

Well, it's not crafty at all, but my dad is really hard to do anything for. So this year, I downloaded a bunch of Noam Chomsky lectures/speeches/interviews from BearShare and burned them onto CDs. My dad's a big lefty political activist, and he'll just love them. He would probably love anything from the CarTalk guys too. NPR Rocks bay-bee!
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2006 10:27:00 AM »

I have this great picture of my dad fishing from a few weeks ago and just as he was casting he let go of the rod and reel!  Yes, my husband captured the moment the rod and reel left his hand and went flying into the water on film!  He got the rod and reel back no problem luckily he was able to grab some line and pull it in.  We all had a HUGE laugh over the incident.  Anyway, I bought a CHEAP blank wooden frame at Michaels and some unpainted wooden fish and I'm going to paint up the frame and fish glue the fish on to the frame and frame the picture. It's personal, cheap, and crafty!

I'm also sending him a pedometer because he has been walking lately and he loves gadgets.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2006 10:31:24 AM »

OH my goodness... that is the funniest thing & the fact that you caught it is THE best!!  Aren't ya in one of the day in the life photo swaps now?  Poor dad.  LOL!
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2006 10:41:03 AM »

OH my goodness... that is the funniest thing & the fact that you caught it is THE best!!  Aren't ya in one of the day in the life photo swaps now?  Poor dad.  LOL!

hehehehehhe He'll get a kick out of it. I'm not sure if you can see it or not, I'll probably crop out some of the surroundings. That's my brother, my nephew, and my brother's wife.




My Day in the Life photo Swap is going to be funny! I have all kinds of crazy stuff documented! I even tried to make doing laundry artsy fartsy! Now I just have to put a soundtrack to it all.  I'm just happy I am FINALLY using my minor in film!  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006 10:44:28 AM »

ROFL!!!  That is a "priceless" picture waiting to be captioned.  Too wonderful!

I did a slideshow for my little sister's open house this month & used Photodex, ProShow Producer... it has awesome options for various elements, actions, etc.  Good stuff.

Man... that's a good picture.  I'll be giggling all afternoon.  Thanks!
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