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post #1 of 5 Old 05-22-2017, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Gift Ideas For a woodworker

Hi, I am looking for a great gift Idea for a father in law that has spent a ton on my wedding. He has a well equipped shop and pretty advanced in the craft. This gift must be able to fly back home with him. I was thinking a really nice personalized apron or something? Was wanting it to be at least $100. Anything you have received that you really love? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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Gift card. He knows what he wants and you don't.
Just sayin'

"Hey, I didn't know what to get ya so here is a small token of our appreciation. Now go buy something for your shop."
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Fully agree with MT, a gift card, but consider the card from a wood store where your FIL is satisfied with service and selection. Please - NEVER a "big box store"!!! Just ask him, or maybe your new spouse will know or can find out. A wood type magazine subscription may also be OK, but IMO would not generate as much excitement as buying some new "toys". Be safe.
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Get him a gift card from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks for about $300. He may not Need a hand tool from Lie-Nielsen, but I'm sure they have something that he could use. It would be a Special tool of heirloom quality that would remind him of you every time he used it. A gift certificate from a local store won't likely be used for anything special, it will be appreciated in the moment he uses it to make a purchase, but after a while he won't remember what he used it for.


Enjoy yourself, life is short
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You can also get "credit card" gift cards from Visa and Master Card. They can be use anywhere. This is better, since he might just need a tool from "the big box store".
Or he might need to restock the liquor cabinet.
Or he might decide it's time for a new fishing pole.

I've convinced my family to get me gift cards, only.
I got tired of ...
a new reel I'll never use, because it's the wrong kind.
a set of worthless screwdrivers.
a set of 150 drill bits for only $24.00 !!! (Whooooo, they thought they got me the "best gift, ever" with that one)

Now, I just get gift cards, and then thank them for what ever they ended up "getting" me when I buy it.
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