Magic Beans Will Save My Father’s Life

Magic Beans Will Save My Father’s Life

The Anxiety Inducing Experience of Buying Gifts For Men OK so it’s my dad’s 65th birthday. This is a man who worked 7 days a week as an Engineer and now has no hobbies.He takes the struggle of buying gifts for men to a whole new level. He’s retired and if he doesn’t get some hobbies, I fear my mother may murder him in his sleep (think Sheldon Cooper with too much down time). So what do I buy the man who has everything and no interests? It has to be interesting (he’s smart and interested in interesting things) and easy to enjoy. So far I’ve failed. Let’s look back over the gifts of the past. The mausoleum of gifts my father hated It’s not just me. It’s everything everyone ever bought him. My old bedroom is now a shrine to gifts my dad didn’t really want but can’t bring himself to throw out. My contributions include: Solar lights (once upon a time he gardened, was hoping to help him get back into it) Tools (once upon a time he fixed things, was hoping to help him get back into it) Golf stuff (once upon a time he liked taking walks in green places) Fishing stuff (getting desperate now) A glass aquarium (desperate much?) A mobile phone (NOPE, nothing in this world will convince him to carry one) CDs and DVDs (replaced by iTunes and Netflix) Books on every hobby that exists Vouchers and hampers Last Christmas I gave up and got him a blokey bloke hamper. The ultimate fall back gift for men – only rather posh and...

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