Gift Guide Part #6: Your British Dad Who Makes Peppery Soups and Isn’t Scared of Anything (Even Really Scary Things).

Cycling’s Golden Age with nostalgia-inspiring biking photos from the forties, fifties and sixties, $32.

Danish spice mill for family dinners, $79.

A French map cheese board, which cleverly pinpoints where each stinky cheese comes from, $60.

Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection, since he taught you to love these films (and to watch out for Hitchcock’s secret cameos!), $54.99.

A rad Icelandic tie, made from wool from the country’s finest sheep, $54.

A propeller bottle stopper, $28, wrapped up with his favorite red wine.

Camping gloves, with a handy slit in the thumb so he can type on his blackberry, $78.

A biplane ride in upstate New York, where he’ll get to wear those awesome aviator goggles, $65.

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  2. Hello,
    I just want to sat that you provide very nice gift ideas.

  3. Anonymous says...

    No biggie, but that spice mill is from Norway Says, designed for muuto

  4. The biplane ride sounds down-right phenom! And so reasonably priced! lnm

  5. brilliant! only i think i want all of these things more than my dad would, ha. love the gloves…

  6. i’m amazed at how reasonably priced that plane ride is! how fun would that be?

    this is the first year in a while that i’m excited about my gift for my dad. he’s recently started brewing his own beer for the first time since before i was born, so i’m going to design custom labels for his bottles, complete with little inside jokes! so much more interesting than the boring history books i’ve gotten him in years past…

  7. this is the best suggestion post yet! i love the icelandic tie and cheeseboard!

  8. adleR says...

    I love your gift ideas!! You make me wish I had money to buy all of these because I know at least one person that would love each of your picks as gifts!

  9. OH…if only I lived in upstate New York. That’d be an awesome gift for my Dad. I think he might actually like that.

  10. my dad introduced me to hitchcock, too!! and he always pointed out those easy-to-miss cameos…takes me back to when i was 12.

    great gift guide, as always!

  11. I love the cheese board! these are great gifts*

  12. Love those gloves.

  13. Although those are all great presents, I don’t think my dad would like any of them =[

  14. A big fat “YES!” to the Alfred Hitchcock collection. :-)

    By the way, I hope this is all right…there’s a lingerie giveaway contest happening at the blog and I’d be delighted if you enter! :-)

  15. I adore your gift guides, Joanna! They are so spot on…but that’s because these really are your family, right? Do they ever see your blog and know what you’re getting them? :)

  16. I want someone to buy that cheese board for me! :)

  17. i totally want the bi-plane ride!!!
    and the cheese board :)

  18. Girl, you have done it again! I have found another gift!
    I feel like I should be getting you a thank you gift. Will you be posting your personal wish list?

  19. i love these gift guides! wish i had one for someone in my family!

  20. That Icelandic tie is sooo elegant!

    Great Post!

  21. must. have. cheese. board.


  22. Anonymous says...

    Hope that cheese board is scratch and sniff!

  23. Rad cheese board!

  24. biplane ride! amazing.

  25. Just ordered the cycling book for Dad. You’re good like that!

  26. Love the Hitchcock suggestion. May have to pick up one of those. Thanks for the great ideas.
    XO Piper

  27. where is the game of life? and dont drink juice.

  28. perfect gift guide but i would even visit if it were the titles alone. they are brilliant and make me smile.

  29. Anonymous says...

    The spice mill is Norwegian!:-)
    It’s a small design company called “Norway Says”, they make awesome stuff:-)

  30. Just want to say I love, love, love your gift ideas!

  31. I love the biking photos… its awesome!

  32. Anonymous says...

    another great guide.

  33. These are awesome, awesome, awesome gift suggestions … bravo!

  34. i love the wool tie!!

  35. Aww, great post! It makes me wish my dad was still alive to buy presents for!

  36. maggie says...

    OMG! that is the best cheese board!