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HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« on: February 06, 2008, 06:14:41 am »
HELP!

Its my dad's birthday soon, and i have absolutely no idea what i should give him. The man has absolutely NO hobbies or things he does next to his work.

What could i possibly get for a man who's only perpose in life is to work?

does anyone of you have an idea?


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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 06:23:51 am »
A fancy pen. The ultimate gift for a workaholic.
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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 06:34:16 am »
What's his job? If it's computer related get him something cool like a USB connected coffee maker.
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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 06:50:55 am »
A theremin. Or a Rubik's Cube. Or a book. Or a book pertaining to how he should do his job better.

Does he like Star Wars? Get him KOTOR or something. :D

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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 07:17:08 am »
A pass to workaholics anonymous.

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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 07:26:53 am »
If he's tense, get him one of those heating pads for his back. Those are (apparently) awesome.

Else, you could buy him a first aid kit complete with first aid manual.
Easy education. Even if that's not what he does, it's valuable.


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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 07:30:16 am »
Mixed Nuts or just Cashews.

Personally, I prefer Macadamia nuts. But they're all delicious and somewhat healthy for you.

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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 08:10:10 am »
im with the heating pad, some kind of chair back massager.
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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 08:19:26 am »
If he's that obsessed with work I doubt he cares. Just get him a card or something and leave it at that.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 09:37:24 am »
What's his job? If it's computer related get him something cool like a USB connected coffee maker.

A fancy pen. The ultimate gift for a workaholic.

Both these gifts are very considerable.  He sits behind his computer almost the entire day on his job, but a good pen can come in handy when he's writhing or drawing things for colleagues. and a usb connected coffee-heater would be awesome for him.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 09:42:13 am »
USB memory stick. You can never get enough memory.
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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008, 09:47:49 am »
Food - a box of chocolate, cookies, brownies.


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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 09:55:36 am »
If he's the kind of guy who wears suits to work, get him a nice silk tie and matching shirt.  Also, like KS said, a nice pen and pencil set would probably be great.

If not, does your dad use tools?  Who doesn't love to get new tools.  I got a new Dremel for Christmas and have been "fixing" all kinds of stuff...

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008, 10:02:32 am »
If he's the kind of guy who wears suits to work, get him a nice silk tie and matching shirt.  Also, like KS said, a nice pen and pencil set would probably be great.

If not, does your dad use tools?  Who doesn't love to get new tools.  I got a new Dremel for Christmas and have been "fixing" all kinds of stuff...

he's a mixture of both. he LOVES everything technical. but he works as somekind of manager for a corporation that builds freezers. freezers like where fishing company's put their fish in.

believe me, we have a GARAGE full of tools. he doesn't need any tools.

Ask him what he would like for his birthday!

well, a while back i said to him

"i have no idea what to buy for your birthday"
"why?"
"you have no hobbies and you have almost everything"
"i have hobbies"
"then call me 3"
silence......*
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Re: HELP! i need to get something for a man without hobby's!
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2008, 10:05:07 am »
Give him what i get for my birthdays. Cash!
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