What do you think is an ideal gift for Dad on his 60th birthday?

Ok, rule out gadgets of any kind, watches, clothes, shoes, belts, ties and any other accessories, what do you think would be great for dads? I am so totally confused!! Oh btw, any ideas on photo restorations? I was planning to get some restored and put in collage frames, a little bigger size so that they would be easily visible. I have got so many of my infancy which I totally love (yup, I am self-obsessed of my infancy photographs, I was THE cutest kid ever) πŸ˜€ Hehe, ok, that was probably too much for you to digest. Anyways, I would love feedback if you have ever got photo restorations done, especially somewhere in Hyderabad.

Just gossiping, I watched so many movies back to back today after a very long time!!! It started with bits of Mere Jeevan Saathi right in the morning (starring late Rajesh Khanna), Beauty and the Beast, Adventures of Tintin, some movie starring Julia Roberts (didn’t catch the name), Spiderman 3, Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (I am not exactly a fan but its nostalgic), Ice Age (which again is very nostalgic and I totally love Manny), Mission Impossible 2 (which is my fav of series, Tom looks hawt in it, I was once a huge fan of Tom, even my parents knew about my craze :D, totally like the girl as well in the movie) and coming up in some time is Basic Instinct. Ok, don’t take me as a pervert but honestly, I love the story line and execution of the movie and seriously, Sharon Stone looks amazing!! And, loving Micheal Douglas in it. He is the second oldie I like after the sexy Richard Gere πŸ˜€ And, Clooney is probably third or it might be a tie!! What about you? How did you spend your Saturday?


  1. Padmaja says

    You must be knowing what your Dad must be interested in…so think on those lines…but it would be really nice if u give him something which he has not expected but still makes him happy … springing a surprise is lot fun :)

    Though u ruled out, a nice watch would be something that he can cherish materially…u know what I mean :)

    You can arrange for a dinner at a nice place where you have never been to before …

    By the way, how come you watched so many movies in a single day :O

    • says

      hehe my dad has almost everything…you have no idea how much i racked my brains and i wanted to give something useful!! mom ruled out watch coz he already has many and he doesn’t really care for them :( yup, its gonna be a surprise only πŸ˜€ yup, dinner is also on the list :)
      haha…just while browsing through channels, I saw this movie was coming or that and I kept it going till I really got bored!!!

  2. Divineblush Priyadharshini says

    hey swati… Past day memories like photos of your dad.. with your mom or with his college friends.. make it a collage and frame it … hope it sounds nice..

    • says

      did you read the post??? I mentioned that very thing πŸ˜€ no snaps with his colleagues or frens but I can always get the family snaps put up :) in fact, I was already planning…and, thanks for the heads up on the website…will be checking it soon :)

  3. Pranali says

    wow the collage idea is great… it would be so exciting when he finds it completely by surprise hanging on the wall..

    • says

      now, that’s something I didn’t think of πŸ˜€ would have to arrange that!!! actually even mom doesn’t know yet so will have to arrange it and I am going at a very bad time, shucks!!!

  4. Roshni says

    Hey Swati .. the photo collage idea is good. Another idea related to photos would be a personalized 2013 calender with family and other photos. I had done this for my dad and he loved it. In that calender, in the month of a family member’s birthday, I had a photo of that particular member. Rest of the months were random family pics which brough back memories :) I got it done at a Kodak center in Croma.

    Let me know if you like this idea :)

    BTW .. watched English Vinglish on Saturday .. really liked the movie and totally fell for the French guy … my husband had a few words to say about tht πŸ˜€

    • says

      hey Roshni….great idea…btw, which croma u talking about (do u live in hyderabad???) forgive me if you have already told me and i don’t remember….i have bad memory these days…already made a huge faux pas few days back!!!
      have been hearing so many good things about the movie…i wanna watch it :) there is a french guy??? hehe…hubbies are a jealous lot πŸ˜€

    • Roshni says

      Hey sorry for the late reply. I live in Mumbai, and Croma here has a small Kodak corner where they provide many personalized things.

      So what did you settle on for a gift for your dad?

    • says

      oh is it!! I have dropped the idea of snaps as of now coz I am too lazy to get up and go to hyper city :( anyways, I have finalized on 40″ LED πŸ˜€ couldn’t decide on anything else which is of use and waise bhi we have been thinking of getting it since quite long :)

    • Roshni says

      Wow .. Thats really nice :) Am sure your father will be very happy with his LED. Hope you and your family have a great day on his birthday. And let me know his reaction to the LED πŸ˜€

    • says

      hehe…you know, I talked to dad about tv indirectly asking about which size would be better and he said he will buy it only when he goes to his final house πŸ˜€ my parents have always been shifting so we have never really settled at one place. I was…couldn’t stop laughing at that time…I wanna go delhi so badly just to see his reaction after checking out the tv πŸ˜€ yup, will definitely share :) mom also excited πŸ˜€

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