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13-12-2009, 00:17   #1
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Hey,

I'm trying to think of a pressie for my dad.
He's not into tv or music, he likes the outdoors, but any outdoorsie pressie I can thing of he has or is very expensive. He has just been laid off and I'd like to get him something that might help him relax?

My budget is tiny as I've been laid off too (bad month for our family eh?!!)

so any suggestions?
What did you get for your dad?
are you a dad who got a great but inexpensive pressie before?
are you a dad who can tell me what NOT to get?
 
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I hate buying for my dad!!!its so hard.If hes outdoorsie how about a nice rain coat/boots/rain pants-regatta are a great brand but if you shop around can be quite cheap.Or if hes into golf maybe a prepayed round....or you cant go wrong with a new wallet!I ended up getting my dad a nice fleace jumper,shower gel,and a new leather wallet.good luck
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Why not give your Dad a voucher from Debenhams or put money he would appreciate that more. I told my grown-up kids not buy me anything.

They give me a gift voucher. If I see something I like I buy it. Makes sense to me
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Don't buy ANYONE a voucher for Debenhams. They're very close to going bust, again.
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Voucher for some of the outdoors stores would be well received.

He can add to it if needed to get something that perhaps he would consider too expensive.
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The question was asked in 2009.
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The question was asked in 2009.
Yeah but it was in December so his birthday is coming round again
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More importantly, the OP now has 8 years of experience in order to give advice to others.
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20-11-2018, 14:00   #9
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Don't buy ANYONE a voucher for Debenhams. They're very close to going bust, again.
Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.

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26-11-2018, 01:11   #10
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Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.
They've had multiple credit insurers refuse to cover them and suppliers refuse to sell to them without credit insurance. That only ever leads one way.

Gift cards are the least imaginative gift possible and borderline insulting ("I can't trust you with cash, so I decided to limit the cash to one specific shop!"). Multiple retailers go under every January screwing over gift card holders.

I would advise nobody give gift cards for any retailer, ever; but large UK based retailers with wobbly financials are the worst to even consider.
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Can you back this up with a reliable source?

Purchase away, people having been claiming this since they went through examinership a couple of years ago, theyre not 'going bust' anytime soon.
6 months is within most ideas of "soon" for 100+ year old retailers...
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