This is tough for me, because my dad has never waited to buy anything he wanted. Even if its December 23rd, he is going to buy something he decided he wants. I can't give giftcards either because my mom complains about his extremely useless purchases with them, ha.
I'm in the same boat My dad is very hard to buy for. I bought him a BlackBerry for his birthday over the summer and he loves it. He doesn't know how to do anything with it, but he still wanted one for a long time.
He really wants special golf balls, maybe I'll get him some from my work. He always asked me for some to add to his collection. I feel like that isn't enough...
My father wanted to be burried in his family plot, but I had power of attorney so I had him cremated and consequently left him in my mothers cellar, just so he could think about his life....I may buy him a sassy little urn (maybe platinum) so he can hang out on the mantle for a while...Or possibly a fun little trip to Greece for me, where I may finally scatter him in the Aegean sea, or leave him in my backpack the whole time? Did I mention that I have a much better relationship with my dad since I creamated him
My Dad is one of those guys who seems to have everything. I use to get him gift cards to his favorite boat and fish place, but he has been diagnosed with alzheimer's for the past three years. He had to get rid of his boat and gift cards are useless because he never uses them now. My stepmom has asked us just to give him money so he can have it in his wallet.
This year Dad has told us not to buy him any gifts. I told him to give us some suggestions as the girls will be buying and it might as well be something he really wanted. As we age, we tend to buy what we want through out the year. In the end, Dad is looking forwarrd to all of us being together of a dinner and the chance to be with each other. A hug and telling each other that we love each other will probably be the best gift I can give him.