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Old 12-14-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Xmas ideas needed

Hi Everyone,
I need your help! I need an xmas present idea for my dad who has EVERYTHING. He has so much, that if you are traveling with him you don't worry about forgetting to bring that tool, or extra bottle of antifreeze -- he has it all-- in triplicate.
He's purchasing a new coach this spring which apparently has every unique idea I (and a friend who owns a RV service center) came up with already included. So, what I'm asking is this -- what is the one thing you, yourself, cannot live without? That one great random thing people buy for themselves after they see you with it?
About what they do -- they travel across the country, from National Parks to spending time down in Florida for the winter.

Any help you can give is appreciated!

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Old 12-14-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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He couldn't buy it because he already has it. A daughter who thinks a lot of their Dad. Plan on taking a week or two off and traveling with your dad.
In your travels tell your Dad you love him.
You can't buy happiness but I'd bet this would make that special Dad very happy.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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Your first post is a big one.

It's hard to buy a gift for someone that has everything especially if they RV. My wife has he same problem and she essentially has given up as if I need something I buy it.

My RV is my hobby and most of what I buy is for it. Some of the last things that I couldn't do without was a certain tool that I didn't have, again I would buy it once I found it.

Hard to say what your dad may need but one item I still haven't got for myself is a Fox and Hound wire tracer. Comes in handy when your tracing wires. Here's a link to what I'm talking about
fox and hound wire tracer | eBay
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:02 PM   #4
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Picture books, bag, mugs, etc are a hit at my house. Pictures of kids, grand kids, pets, places they've been in the rv, etc. Snapfish makes it easy upload and have custom made items shipped right to your door.

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Old 12-14-2015, 09:42 PM   #5
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I think Lynn has the best idea. I am spending this week with my daughter on the motorhome doing some hunting in Tennessee and thoroughly enjoying our special time together.

As an added gift, how about a portable "On the Go" water softener.... I just got one as an early Christmas gift and using it for the first time This week, I love it. No spots on the windshield when I cleaned it and showering with soft water is great, besides adding an extra level of filtration... Just a thought
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:45 PM   #6
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The Savvy Traveller - Interarts Wearin' the World Map Jackets

This is an excellent jacket to have in the RV and at home too. I have been wearing one for about 25 years now...have bought several. Made of Tyvec it blocks wind very well and is light.

It is also a conversation starter. I have probably been asked about it over a hundred times by strangers. If your dad is a people person this is ideal.

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Old 12-15-2015, 05:54 AM   #7
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I enjoy receiving things my daughter and grandkids make for me. Very simple things. Remember those drawings you did as kids they mean a lot to us. That tells us it is from you heart and not the wallet. A hug and kiss and I love you dad is great. Remember you will always be daddies little girl and it doesn't matter how old you think you are in our eyes you are still our little girl.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:00 AM   #8
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Just give him an Amazon gift card! Problem solved!
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #9
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How about some home made piece of artwork or a photo collage of past family memories? Remember, it needs to be something small enough that there would be space in the RV for it.

Another less personal idea, a year's extension on his emergency road service, or a prepaid fuel card.

We've tried to discourage friends and family from giving us "things" since we've gone full time. It's hard to find a place for them in our downsized accommodations.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:34 AM   #10
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:07 AM   #11
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We prefer to give the gift of a fine experience. They are appreciated and well-remembered!
Theater/concert tickets
Balloon rides
Train rides
A sporting event
Dinner cruises on a riverboat
Rock climbing
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Ah come on with the quality ideas now....let's get shallow and material!

How about a dash cam?
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:47 PM   #13
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Here are some ideas....

- I have just about every gadget, but added a dash cam this year...I like having it run, plus I can pull the video and save it when I'm in a beautiful park.....$60.00 - $300.00

- Infra red temperature gun. Used to check tire temps on the road....$25.00 - $50.00

- I just bought myself the 30 ounce Yeti tumbler (cup). I always have a cup with water or some other drink at the driver's seat, while driving. The Yeti keeps stuff hot or cold for several hours....about $50.00

- If you're a really good daughter, you can buy him the Winegard HD TV antenna for his coach...about $1500.00
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:02 PM   #14
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We got to spend about 45 days with 3 of our grand kids traveling coast to coast. My wife and I traveled almost 300000 miles in the first 5 years of retirement. We got into RVing and have put almost another 30,000 miles on the road. Like your dad we have just about everything you can imagine except more time with our family. One of the main reasons we have a Challenger 37TB is to enable more of that time. We just shared faces on a mountain, geysers, buffalo, golden bridges, redwood forests, train rides to a major hole in the ground, devils tower, donkey's in the street and on and on.

So LETMGROW is spot on. Time! Merry Christmas!

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