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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birthday Gift Conundrum

My dad's birthday is approaching. Well actually, it's still 2 months away. But since he lives 8,000 miles away from us, I have to decide in advance and purchase in advance. Right now, I still don't know what to give him but I already have ideas. I'm just undecided. It would really be easy to decide if only I can afford it all. Sigh. Anyway, here's what I have in mind:


First option: Shoes

I'm scouting for nice comfy shoes that would be perfect for his casual wear or for work. He's not a runner but I'm thinking of Reebok RealFlex Transition shoes. I've already read tons of reviews from amazon, runner forums, and other sites, and 9 out of 10 gave positive comments. People have raved about its lightness and comfort, which I think would be perfect for my dad's daily walks.
Although I'm torn between this and Nike Free, this one's winning the race.
Second option: Leather Wallet

I remember my dad having a wallet that's really old, with a lot of scuffing and has seen better days.  Yet he seemed too hesitant to replace it because he would rather save the money for us than buy a new one. Now that he's in US, I think he does the same. He's the type who doesn't really give a damn even if his shirt or shoes gets worn out, let alone the wallet.
It doesn't have to be Nike, I just want something durable for veeery long term use.
Third option: Stainless Steel Watch
I don't have a particular reason why. I guess because this is a common gift for dads.
Why these? Because these are the things he can use everyday, if not, most of the time. I want to give him something that would really be useful to him, something he can use ordinarily.

I know this is just nothing compared to what he has provided us all our lifetime.This can never repay all the hard work he has done for us. I want to give him something because, I hate to admit it, I haven't given him anything yet since he went to work abroad. I just can't afford to pay for the freight charges from Philippines to US. Pffft! But now, there's no excuse not to send my dad a gift, specially now that I found a way to send gifts without having to worry about sky high shipping fees and lost parcels. Yay!

These are the gift ideas I can think of right now. I need more ideas. Anyone? Something light, something that can be shipped and not be broken or be potentially stolen while in transit. So electronics, gadgets, or small appliances would be a no-no. I'm open for suggestions. :)

Update: (March 18, 2013) I bought the shoes. I guess he will be needing and be using this more. I bought it not for his birthday, but just for a random gift. I'll figure something out for his birthday gift. :)

3 comments:

  1. you're thoughtful! I would pick a stainless steel watch...it stays longer than shoes and wallet...but in the end it's your choice, you know best what's good gift to buy...

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  2. I'd go for shoes sis. My brother has one like that and it's really comfortable. I would also suggest custom shirt with "best dad in the world" maybe?

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