October 29, 2012 7:12 AM Subscribe
My dad is turning 60 - any great gift ideas?
posted by cccp47 to human relations (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My dad is turning 60 this month and I am at a loss as to what I should get for him. I am thinking something technology related; any ideas using the following information?
-He definitely prefers things that are functional, ie not gag gift or novelty
-Definitely into computer-y/electronic types of things. He messes around with Arduino circuits, builds speakers, disassembles hard drives for kicks, etc.
-Likes retro computer related things. I think one of my most successful gifts to date was recreating an old Infocom poster and getting it framed.
-Usually likes Steampunk themed gadgets. I have seen some amazing steampunk keyboards, but the nice ones on Etsy are like $600-800 and I don't think I could build a very nice one myself.
Ideal budget would be somewhere between $50-250, but that could be extended for something super awesome if necessary. Thanks for the help!