Koren, your answer brought back fond memories. We never knew what to give my dad for Christmas either, so we almost always gave him flannel shirts. For us, it was a practical gift, because that's all he ever wore.
He never owned a suit in his life. When he died, the funeral home offered to fix him up with a fake one for burial, but we decided that since he wasn't a suit and tie kind of guy, we'd dress him as everyone knew him: in bib overalls and a flannel shirt! We felt he would have approved 100%.
He never ever knew what to get us for Christmas, so it was usually a card with some cash in it. But every year I could count on him giving me a big bottle of Kahlua. He knew I loved to drink Kahlua & Cream, but I only drink it on special occasions, so I usually still had some left in last year's bottle when the next Christmas rolled around. I haven't had any since he died 7 years ago.
So, yes, I know how hard those guys are to buy for!
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