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Socoder -> Question of the Day -> QOTD - What should I buy for my dad?

Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 16:24
JL235
I have one day left to get a present for my dad. I've already got him a wallet, but it's small and isn't much on it's own. So what else should I buy him tomorrow? Feel free to be creative.

This is excluding: alcohol, dvds and games.

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Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 16:26
Hotshot
Put some moneys in as surprize, so that way he will buy whatever he want
Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 16:34
Jayenkai
LegLamp?
Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 18:43
mindstorm8191
I got my dad something called a 3rd eye. Its basically a flashlight you can wear as a hat of sorts. He sometimes goes underneath houses and stuff, so I'm thinking it will help him some - I don't know if your dad does anything like that though.

Perhaps some chocolates or fine cheeses?

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Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 21:27
Scherererer
How about a biker chain for the wallet? or a pocket watch?

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Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 01:42
blanko1324
Hotshot had a good idea, but maybe instead of money put in a giftcard to his favorite store - it's more thoughtful I think.

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Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 03:09
Phoenix
Give him some sort of a puzzle, such as a sudoku machine or a Rubik's Cube.

I'm usually against giving away money or gift cards. Gifts are supposed to be chosen by the giver, not the receiver.
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 04:30
Afr0
Write him a game?
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 05:10
CodersRule
I think I'll write my dad a flash game...
Wait, it's already Christmas Eve?!

Time to go get "Sams Make a Flash Game in 24 hours"
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 05:42
Jayenkai
That'll take you 24 hours to read, then you'll have no time left!!!

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Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 05:45
CodersRule
I'll "interact" with it- code as I read!
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 05:49
Jayenkai
Does your dad like "Hello World"?
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 06:26
CodersRule
Uhm...

I was working on a sidescroller a few days ago, then my computer rebooted and lost all my work...

And I'm too lazy to redo it
Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 06:40
Jayenkai
dangit.. Save often, everyone!.. .. or Santa will accidentally hit the reset button as he climbs down the chimney!

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Posted : Thursday, 24 December 2009, 08:27
Afr0
I already got a portable drive from my dad so I can save my work

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Posted : Friday, 25 December 2009, 19:38
JL235
In the end I bought him the recent Star Trek film on DVD (so much for no DVDs). However so did my brother. So I'm taking it back and swapping it for something else tomorrowz.

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Posted : Friday, 25 December 2009, 21:18
blanko1324
Darn, you thought you solved it, but now Christmas is over and you've still got to figure out what to get him.

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Posted : Saturday, 26 December 2009, 13:27
JL235
In the end it swapped for The Departed. Awesome film, but the DVD in HMV was waaaaay over priced.

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Posted : Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 04:59
mindstorm8191
Well, hope that gift worked for you. My wife didn't like the movie... I thought it was somewhat interesting. Especially in the fact that... oh wait that's a spoiler.
> Reveal 🔎

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