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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Gift Guide Part #6: Your Hilarious Dad Who Has a Nickname for Everyone and Dared to Bring Stinky Camembert on Family Road Trips.


James Bond coffeetable book celebrating 50 years, $18.45. Also because everyone secretly thinks your dad's a spy.

James Bond model cars for his desk, $40.

Personal puzzle, $24.99. With a favorite family snapshot (say, of everyone at the beach, you dancing together at your wedding or a baby photo from years back...).

The complete first season of Homeland. He will flipping love it. $34.96.
Cashmere watch cap, since that's what all the cool guys are wearing. $68.

A genius food basket from New York Mouth. My favorites include The Total Jerk and Choc-lot Taster. $40 to $165.

A bottle of red wine with this tag (best read with an English accent). $4.50.

Lego Big Ben, $39.95. You're never too old for Legos, and this one is tough (with 346 tiny pieces).

Indestructible umbrella, $70. Instead of wimpy umbrellas that end up in the garbage, he can carry this aerodynamic umbrella with a patented Radial Tensioning System. Perfect for Michigan winters.
Silhouette mug featuring a personal photo, $50 for custom. (I'm thinking of using this shot:)

2013 calendar featuring two of his favorite things, $24.

P.S. More gifts for dads, and the 2012 gift guide so far...

38 comments:

Elisha said...

Loving all the James Bond stuff - perfect for my dad! And I can't get over those food baskets :)

Shan said...

Omg, Jo! My boyfriend will FLIP over those James Bond model cars! He's an anglophile who can't get enough James Bond or Top Gear.

Thanks!

Natalie said...

Great ideas, Jo! Dad is always the hardest, followed by brother. Ugh!

Liron said...

Love it all! Thanks!
P.S Sadly, it's now "Elizabeth's Tower"... Love the queen and all but ya, it will always be Big Ben to me :(

Being George said...

Bravo, Joanna! These are excellent!

sumslay said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaa?! Big Ben in my book! I'm still adjusting to the whole "Willis Tower" instead of Sears Tower thing.

Jessica Wray said...

I love this list! My dad is so hard to shop for, he's the absolute pickiest! The worst part is he will, without shame, tell you he doesn't like a gift.

PEONY

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Baylee said...

Homeland!!! Yes! What a great idea!!!!!

Laura B. said...

I need that calendar for my professional brewer boyfriend! I'm so happy to have seen it here!

Rachel said...

I need that calender! I can't wait for the restock! :)

Bea said...

I love love love your gift guides Jo! The only problem is that I keep adding them to my own wishlist, rather than buying them for other people. Oh dear...
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Explore*Handmade said...

Love the beer calendar--such cool designs!

elle said...

Great rebuttal to that weird piece on nymag. It pissed me off too. You did a great job of standing up for yourself and the decision to write (or not) about sex in general.

JESSE said...

I agree, that NY Mag piece was strange. As much of a pro-sex feminist as I am, I get a little bothered when other women stipulate what being a feminist entails.



On a completely separate note, Joanna, as silly as it is, can you include your old final sentimental gifts... ex: "a letter saying how much you love him, since that’s all he really wants anyway." That was always my favorite part of your gift guides:)

els said...

haha! i love the title of this gift guide, joanna :) my dad is pretty much just like that.

Miss Bibliophile said...

I've always wanted to get a family photo puzzle made up, pull it out for everyone to work on after Christmas dinner, and then let everyone be surprised when they realize what it is after the picture starts to come together. Maybe this year I'll finally get around to doing it!

Laura Hyatt said...

Hi
Just discovered your blog, and I love it. Just been flicking from one post to the next, which is the sign of a good blog. :)
I'm drooling over the choc-lot selection! Oh and Damien Lewis ;)
xx
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jm said...

Homeland is riveting! My favorite show. Great gift guide.

myheartscontentblog.com said...

As a Brit, I flipping love that you said 'flipping' because I flipping use it all the flipping time! My three year old used it this week too. Not sure what I flipping think of that!

Emily Oldach said...

Great gift guide! Just went and bought the Bond coffee table book for my own Dad. What a relief, Dad's are the hardest to shop for :)

Nanananataleee said...

Okay, this is hilarious because it's been the running joke among basically all my friend groups (and boyfriends) that my Dad is secretly a spy because he's Russian, good looking and travels to exotic places for his job.

And thanks for coming up with such a clever gift guide! I *never* know what to get my dad.

Hi.d said...

Thank you so much for including my calendar!! Great collection - I am totally buying that photo puzzle - love your blog too

- heidi

Lindsey Lindstrom said...

Ahhhhhh!! That silhouette mug is by my friend's company Le Papier Studio! She is so amazingly talented! Thank you for sharing her talents with your readers, Joanna!

Curly Birds said...

Jo, LOVE your gift guides. I just bought the photo puzzle for my in-laws! Thanks for the suggestion.

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks so much, jesse and elle!! and jesse, YES! i'll add them right now. good point/reminder! :)

Jaimee McClellan said...

Love the Calendar!

Jack Cruz said...

I love those stuff. Wish to have on one of them this season.



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Ann Cundy said...

Joanna, you find the best presents for the guys! Seriously that thermos and the silhouette mug are the perfect "final touches" presents I need this year. Thanks!

A Cat From London said...

James Bond book is good idea. We just bought for ourselves and for a friend 22 movies DVD collection of 007 for this christmas. We can't wait for the 007 sessions!

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The lego Big Ben is cool. I would like to have that.

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