Mr Robin's birthday is coming up, and I'd love to get him something really nifty this time around. I don't really have a knack for selecting gifts - I do okay and occasionally nail it. I'd like to really nail it this time!
I need recommendations. Current ideas include:
- best water bottle ever. He drinks tons of water and carries one around with him everywhere. His most recent favourite was glass and he broke it a few weeks ago.
- T-shirts: he's tall and broad-chested. Nerdy, funny, t-shirts that fit well (and not like a tent - longer, leaner cut) would be great. Funny cats, dinosaurs spewing rainbows, "Move over coffee, this is a job for alcohol" type stuff is good. Good fit is better.
Baby bird is due to arrive 4-6 weeks post birthday. Funny or useful dad stuff would be good too - anything fun you wish you'd had as a new dad with an infant? He'll be home on parental leave when baby is 6-12 mo old.
He doesn't drink beer or smoke. He's played around with homebrewing mead, baking sourdough, etc off and on, currently off. Reads a lot, gardens a bit (all in containers - we rent). Double honours in history + english, social worker, likes long walks/hiking, travel, very mild mannered. The last thing I got him that was a big hit was this
illustrated poster on evolution showing on one side the decline of the dinosaurs and on the other the rise of mammals. (These things don't need to be incorporated, just trying to present some sort of idea of what sort of dude he is.) Think beards, cords, and plaid cowboy-cut shirts...
He's rapidly balding, so if you have a favorite hat to recommend that might work too.
Other (more predictable) options include chocolate, books, itunes certificate... but I want to do better!