I stress out about Dad’s gifts the most. The only time I have ever seen him get excited about a gift was Christmas 2002, when my sister, mom, and I tracked down a KROQ promotional record of “Shake It Up” by The Cars released circa 1982. Very limited release, very happy Dad.
These vintage items are very hard to track down and to be honest, very risky.
I never know if he is going to like what I gift, so I started giving him more utilitarian items that I know he will end up using. Classic plaid pajamas, done.