Looking for a gift suggestion for my Father
October 16, 2013 7:17 AM Subscribe
I am hoping to get him something EDC (Every Day Carry) related as he is always prepared and likes to have little tools and gadgets for when something pops up. I am searching for suggestions.
posted by dbirchum to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (35 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a birthday gift for my Father. He is the sort of guy that has everything and doesn't want anything. He has specifically told me that he doesn't want anything for his birthday (besides the family meal we are hosting), and he will get offended if I spend a lot of money on him.
He is a super organized person and is ALWAYS prepared. He always has enough clothes (baselayers) and lots of extras for people who might get cold when outside at a sporting event or walking, etc. He is the guy that carries three small, portable pop-up chairs in his trunk, in case he is somewhere and you need to sit down (and you have two other friends with you). I can't count how many times I needed something and he had it.
Anyway, he gets the most joy from his "tools and gadgets". He likes practical things and is always prepared (he went through the scouting movement and was a leader for many years). So over the years, I have given him pocket knives, multi tools (Leatherman Wave), mini flashlights, mini screw driver sets, etc. He seems to derive the most enjoyment from these sort of gifts.
He has the basics - he carries a knife and multitool on his hip, he has at least 12 mini flashlights that he has collected (cheap free ones) over the years, etc, and I gave him a keychain organizer a couple of years ago that he loves.
He isn't into high end items and he isn't brand-impressed (so if I bought him a $60 prybaby from Atwood, he wouldn't be impressed). I used to read a lot of the EDC blogs daily for years, but have not followed them in a little while (in case anyone points me to those popular sites; I do know they are exist and I am looking at them now for ideas).
He doesn't camp anymore (or fish or hunt), so those items are not practical. But he does spent a lot of time outside hiking (and golfing), and in our Canadian climate, warmth is the key.
He basically likes anything that will keep him warm, organized or a tool/gadget that is practical.
Anyway, thought I would toss it out to see if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks in advance.