Dad's 60th Bday present
Signed rugby shirt/ball?Posted 3 years ago
Take him out for a nice meal when you get there too.monkeysfeetSubscriber
No worries. My FIL is a big cricket fan, we took him on a visit to Lords Cricket ground for his birthday (70th). Had a great day out, we also got him a really nice bottle of whiskey from a local specialist. Not sure of your dads taste but something like that may be nice.Posted 3 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
For my father’s 60th birthday, I took him to Barcelona for the weekend. We saw Barcelone play Valencia and otherwise spent our time eating and boozing.
For his 65th birthday, I bought him a case of decent Malbec and a decanter from which to enjoy it.
Best ideas I’ve ever had for him – usually he gets the proverbial selection of socks.Posted 3 years ago
Struggling big time for a gift for my old man, so thought I’d come to the place where old people are made!
He lives abroad and I’ll be flying over, so it has to fit in my hand luggage. He loves his rugby (my step-mum has got him 6 Nation tickets) and also 60/70s rock (Thin Lizzy, The Who etc).
No idea too stupid!
I fly out on the 19th June!Posted 3 years ago
He lives in Southern Spain, about 20 mins from Estepona.
Don’t have any local knowledge, but as he’s near the coast – maybe do a scuba diving try dive? There’s one place here: http://www.buceoestepona.com/uk/scuba_diving_courses/begginers_programs.html
(No personal knowledge of the place, although I took my eldest daughter on a try dive last year so have some experience of them).Posted 3 years agorossateaseMember
Buy him a decent watch, my girls all saved and got me a Breitling on my 60th, a 60th is a big deal nobody ever sees it coming really, then before you know it 65 happens along and seriously there is nothing good about these birthdays, so we need consolation for having had to put up with all your crap.. 😕Posted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@eightyeight – lots of gifts around wine, decanters, wine jugs, solid silver filters, wine coasters etc. I do think the event together idea beats just a gift though, how about a tour/tasting event at a Spanish winery, maybe something quite personal done locally. (FYI I’m in my 50’s and having one of my kids arrange something to do together with their “old dad” is much more special hence my suggestion)Posted 3 years ago
Thanks Jambalaya, wine tour / tasting is a good idea, unfortunately I don’t drink.
I’ll have a good think about what I can in Cardiff in early February.
The problem with all the wine gifts, is that I’d have to fit it in my hand luggage / try and buy it when I’m there and I’m only visiting for two days.Posted 3 years ago
mogrim – Member
Cool mate wasn’t knocking you
I personally don’t live there but bought for family to use for the odd weekend or month
near Alicante main town.
Basically i can get if not all you find at the pumps in the English bars in England but to be honest
I prefer to do go into the Spanish bars
Nice to find someone in Madrid Hola to you 😉Posted 3 years ago
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