Amazon $10 Gift Card Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite Gift For Dad? (3 Readers Win!)

Congratulations totwol…, Stef…, and rebn… for winning the giveaway!  Comments on this post are now closed.

I’m so excited about a new series I’ll be starting tomorrow, 10/31/12! Throughout the month of November, every night at 8:30 PM Central Time I’ll post a new Christmas deal for Dad, and I’d love to hear your suggestions.

So, to get us all in the giving mood, I thought we should do a quick giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post sharing your dad’s favorite gift (or if you’re a dad, I’d love to hear your thoughts too!) For each suggestion that you leave (up to five), you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. I’ll choose THREE lucky winners Monday, November 5th at 11 AM, so be sure to enter to win!

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Required Entry: Leave a comment on this post with your favorite gift for dad. (You may enter up to five times with different ideas.)
  2. Additional Entries: Subscribe to free Passionate Penny Pincher daily emails (or leave a comment if you’re already an email subscriber.)
  3. Join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook and leave a comment to let me know (or leave a comment if you’re already a Facebook fan.)
  4. Invite a friend to join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook and leave a comment to let me know.

Good luck, and I’m looking forward to hearing your ideas!

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  1. Abigail D. says:

    My favorite gift for dad is stuff with family pictures.

  2. Abigail D. says:

    I am an email subscriber 🙂

  3. Abigail D. says:

    I’m a facebook fan 🙂

  4. Personalized photo mugs from shutterfly & others…those things are just priceless!

  5. I’m an email subscriber!

  6. I’m a Facebook fan!

  7. I also follow you on twitter but you have kind of disappeared from there… 🙂 ok, more ideas!

    • Ugh – I used to automatically feed my Facebook to Twitter but somehow messed that up and haven’t gotten it back! I’ll work on it 🙂 (I don’t like Twitter….)

  8. Tom’s shoes (great mission…one for one) and you can get them at a terrific price at

  9. Lego kits! My husband LOVED Legos as a kid & always talks about how he can’t wait for our son to be old enough for Legos… He’s getting a set in his stocking this year 🙂 What guy doesn’t like to build?!

  10. Lottery scratchers tickets are always a hit! Again, more of a stocking stuffer idea.

  11. Melissia Dillmuth says:

    My dad’s favorite gift is candy!

  12. Melissia Dillmuth says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  13. Melissia Dillmuth says:

    I subscribe to your daily e-mails!

  14. Grill accessories! We love to grill but once daylight savings hits it gets tricky in the dark! I found a great clip on grill light on amazon. It’s amazing!

  15. My favorite gift for dad is homemade gifts(ex. candy, photobooks).

  16. A favorite gift for dad is hunting gear.

  17. cheryl hysler says:

    something to do with hunting…

  18. Im a facebook fan !

  19. He’s a music lover so classic cd’s are great !

  20. I am a facebook fan.

  21. Dads love gifts connected to their favorite team – Roll Tide!

  22. I made a photo book last year of our lives from birth til we married and my hubby loved it!

  23. My Dad would love a trip with some one on one time, it wouldn’t have to be a long trip; even a day trip would be rewarding.

  24. A book about Dad’s hobby or interest. My Dad was a career Marine and I got him signed copies of Oliver North’s books.

  25. Any kind of “unusual” tool can find a use in our home from my Hubby!

  26. Lynn Martin says:

    One of my dad’s favorites was a coffee mug with a picture of his grandchildren!

  27. Lynn Martin says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  28. Lynn Martin says:

    I subscribe to email feed!

  29. He likes flashlights and knives.

  30. Jennifer H says:

    I usually get something consumable for my dad. Golf balls and tees for his golfing habit or specialty jellies for his biscuits.

  31. Like a lot of people, things personalized with pictures are a favorite dad-gift. This year I got ‘Magic Mugs’ from York, because I thought the way the photos appear with hot liquid was an extra ‘cool’ factor the dads would enjoy.

  32. My dad is a big coffee drinker, so I always get him a pound or two of really good stuff, like real Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain, whole bean. He nurses those along for months, usually he can make it from Christmas until Father’s Day when he gets a new delivery.

  33. My father-in-law is a big sci-fi reader, so a few years ago we asked him for a list of books that he wished he had in his library that are hard to find, usually stuff from the 70s that is long out of print. I take the list with me and scour used book stores, and also check online, and try to get a couple books off this list for him every year.

  34. Slippers, my Dad loves slippers!!! I’m also subscribed to emails, I’m a Facebook fan, and I invited a friend to join.

  35. I love photo gifts and lotto tickets!

  36. I am a facebook fan

  37. I get your emails!

  38. I’m a bit of a sewer, so in other years I have made the dads double-thick fleece blankets for curling up under while they’re at the computer. There are so many prints out there now, it’s easy to find something that matches their interests and personality.

    I don’t do the new-sew kind, all the fringe would get in the way and even be dangerous with all the electrical cords. It’s really simple to bind fleece into a basic quilt, they even make wide seam binding out of fleece, so it’s an hour project even for a novice sewer, just get a couple yards of two kinds of fleece (make sure the widths are basically the same), lay them down wrong sides together and trim so that they’re even and the corners are slightly rounded, then pin your seam binding on and sew.

    I have a request in from my father-in-law for a fleece robe, that I won’t get to this year, but maybe next year.

  39. And finally, consumables, of course. A favorite is spices, there are a few that are rather expensive, and it’s a treat to get a bottle of cardamon, or a couple vanilla beans, and there are others that are just lovely but a bit unusual, like smoked paprika and garam masala from a real Indian market. If I travel that year, I keep my eye out for spice blends that are regional to where I am, to bring a little of my travels to my family.

  40. Grind and Brew coffee pot – love the one we had but it just broke so a new one is on the list. Godd whole bean coffee

  41. Books on travel, history or sports.

  42. Grills

  43. I like to get my dad tools.

  44. I’m a fan on Facebook!

  45. Loves to take trips so deals on travel.

  46. T Shirts from his favorite sports team, tickets to sporting events.

  47. I subscribe to emails.

  48. my sisters and i will usually get a restaurant GC that mom and dad can use, or we’ll get him some harley sunglasses. he also does some races (triathlons), so we’ve contributed to race entry fees as well.

  49. Ironically, my standard gift for my dad (at his request) is an Amazon giftcard! 🙂

  50. I am a facebook follower!

  51. Cristina I. says:

    Photo album.

  52. Cristina I. says:


  53. Cristina I. says:

    infused olive oils and vinegars

  54. Cristina I. says:

    I’m a fan on fb

  55. Andrea C. says:

    Electronics or anything from Best Buy!

  56. Andrea C. says:

    Golf equipment!

  57. My Dad used to love anything to do with John Wayne. One year I bought him a life sized John Wayne cardboard cutout for Christmas. Needless to say, it was a hit! 🙂 He used to leave it in the front window of their house when they’d go on long trips so people would think someone was home. LOL.

  58. Andrea C. says:

    A gift card to his favorite Mexican restaurant!

  59. My husband has to wear suits to work everyday. So he LOVES the ties I get printed with the kids’ pictures on them. That way he can show off his kids to everyone!

  60. Andrea C. says:

    A new pair of tennis shoes!

  61. Andrea C. says:

    A 7-11 gift card to use on gas or coffee!

  62. Andrea C. says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

  63. Andrea C. says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

  64. Homemade candy or coated nuts and a flannel shirt!

  65. I am a fb fan

  66. facebok fan

  67. subscribe to email

  68. dad gift idea: picture of mama and the kids for his desk. Can be very frugal if you get a friend to take a picture at the park or other outdoor location.

  69. I get my father tools. He loves to work on all different kinds of things.0

  70. I like to get my hubby music, he loves loading new music into his nano and working out.

  71. I subscribe

  72. I like you on Facebook

  73. I always get my dad a gift certificate when they go on sale. In our area, they have this one restaurant listed that is his favorite. He always gets a seafood platter! 🙂
    I subscribe to your e-mails and am a facebook follower!

  74. I get your email updates.

  75. I am your fan on FB.

  76. Mandy Blank says:

    I love to get my dad gift cards for his favorite restaurants. He has Parkinson’s disease, so little outings like that mean the world to him!

  77. Mandy Blank says:

    I also like to get my dad boxed sets of some of his favorite old shows like Andy Griffith or Mash.

  78. My favorite gift for dad is Hot Air Balloon ride that he has always wanted to take!

  79. When my dad was alive, his favorite gift was always pictures of the grandkids.

  80. I am a fan on FB

  81. I subscribe to your emails.

  82. Any kind of fishing/hunting gear always is a hit.

  83. Favorite gift for dad: Gift Certificate at (very small) local airport. He could then charter a small plan to fly him over local lands.

  84. My sister is making my father a sweater this year! I think that’s incredible. I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to match that!

  85. A great gift idea for Dad’s is a customized mug with family photos (entry 1)

  86. Another great give for Dad’s is sports team apparel, my dad loved the local college and pro teams and always wears that stuff out (entry 2)

  87. Love giving personalized t-shirts from the kids….funny to see my husband still wears them 6 years later, although the kids roll their eyes whenever he wears them out in public! LOL

  88. A gift idea might be a GPS, no man wants to admit he is lost but if it is technology then they are happy to use it and think it is cool (entry 3)

  89. I think books are always a great gift idea for anyone, Dads included (entry 4)

  90. Finally, I like to get my dad a subscription to has favorite magazines, it is great because it is a gift you can enjoy throughout the year when they arrive each month (entry 5)

  91. I am a Fan on facebook!

  92. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I am purchasing some new tunes for my husband’s ipod. He uses it when he is working in the yard, working in the garage and to listen to while he is driving home. Listening to his iPod is also his favorite way to relax while he is having some well deserved time for himself. I want to surprise him with some new music on Christmas Day to listen to until I can get him some more for Father’s Day.

  93. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I am already an email subscriber.

  94. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I am already a facebook fan.

  95. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I invited my 3 coworkers to follow passionatepennypincher on Facebook.

  96. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I bought my husband tickets for him and his brother to go to a minor league baseball game to give him a break after staying at home for a week with our 6 month who had chicken pox. He deserved a break!!

  97. Stephanie Hannah says:

    I bought tickets to the local aquarium for my parents to take my son because they have been wanting to take him some place just the two of them but are on a limited budget.

  98. Stephanie Hannah says:

    My dad is a mechanic so I like to find little tools that he might not think of like telescoping magnetic poles for things he might drop in tight places while working on an engine. He loves the “neat” tools I find for him every year for Christmas.

  99. Jessie C. says:

    My dad loves hiking so hiking shoes are his favorite

  100. Jessie C. says:

    Subscribe to free Passionate Penny Pincher daily emails

  101. Jessie C. says:

    Joined Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook

  102. Jessie C. says:

    Down vest/coat for winter.

  103. Jessie C. says:

    Cookware set, my dad loves cooking.

  104. Jessie C. says:

    Tea set, huge fan of Japanese tea, he loves tea set.

  105. Jessie C. says:

    smartwool socks are very popular as well.

  106. Angela Maxwell says:

    tools, computer, thermostat, sports event tickets, cover-alls

  107. Each year I make some flannel pajama pants for my hubby to lounge in. I have found flannel on sale for as low as $1.88/yd. That makes an inexpensive, cozy thoughtful gift! 🙂 I’m an email subscriber

  108. We make photo books of our baby and that is something he loves!

  109. I thought a nice watch would be a lasting and great present.

  110. Another idea would be gift card to his favorite store/restaurant!

  111. For younger dads(like my husband), I know he’ll enjoy something like a video game lol

  112. For more hands on type, any tools or electronic gadgets.

  113. already an email subscriber ~

  114. a fan of your facebook page too!

  115. My favorite gift for day are homemade cookies– for my dad, these are chocolate chip! You can make this gift especially for your dad, if not cookies, perhaps special candy?? Black Specialty Licorice for my dad!

  116. I like you on FB

  117. My dad loves Lowe’s gift cards

  118. And anything Alabama (shirts, flags, etc)

  119. Movie tickets. I buy them passes that they can use on whatever they want to see.

  120. Restaurant gift cards

  121. Books on their favortie hobby (i.e., the history of Star Trek)

  122. I would love to get my dad anything to spend time with me and my brother with. Anything from bats and balls to board games. But my all time favorite thing I would do for him is make him a powerpoint. I know it sounds weird but my dad is the techie in the family so I think he would really love it.

  123. Michele Behlen says:

    I usually get my dad some kind of shirt or sweater. I look for something special.

  124. Michele Behlen says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  125. I am looking for a deal on Beats by Dr. Dre headphones for my husband. He has been wanting these for over a year to wear to the gym, and I just can’t bring myself to pay $200 for a pair of headphones. If you see any at a reasonable price, please pass along 🙂 Thanks for all you do!

    • My son has been looking for those also! I’ll start watching for them ~ thanks for mentioning them so I remembered! 🙂

  126. My dad likes beer so i bucket with his favorite sports team logo filled with a pack of beer, some mugs and maybe some bbq things thats what I’m thinking for this year.

    Toms are also a great gift. my dad gone some last year and he loves them so much I figured some new ones in a different color would be a good gift.

  127. Im a facebook fan! 🙂

  128. Kristen B says:

    tools are always a winner!

  129. Kristen B says:

    A travel coffee mug…we seem to never have enough in our house.

  130. Kristen B says:

    Oh, and I’m a Facebook fan 🙂

  131. Last year i bought my husband a sodastream maker and it has been great! I was worried that he would use it once and then wear out but he still uses it almost daily and we are near the end of the year. so now flavors for it will be the gift this year.

  132. i’m a FB fan already

  133. i already get the PPP emails.

  134. My father in law is the type of guy who really doesn’t want any more stuff and if he does he buys it on ebay for himself. SO groupons, living social, etc. I have found ones that interest him and he has really liked these experience gifts in the last couple of years.

  135. My dad is a really big sports guy. I get him a lot of sports memorabilia and he seems to like it.

  136. Also my father in law does seem to like lowes or home depot giftcards. Kind of boring gift but i know they’ll go to good use.

  137. My husband just bought the WiiU on preorder so video games make nice gifts for the tech dad

  138. Best gift I ever gave dad is a new gun! I have never seen him so excited 🙂

  139. 🙂
    Bibbity bobbity boo… Follow you (on FB)

  140. Wanda McHenry says:

    Docker’s khakis are always a hit!

  141. Wanda McHenry says:

    A Lowe’s Gift Card

  142. Wanda McHenry says:

    A bottle Glenlivet 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

  143. Wanda McHenry says:

    A new putter or a driver (golf)

  144. Wanda McHenry says:

    A few newly released DVD’s

  145. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’m already an email subscriber

  146. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’m already a Facebook fan (Wanda McHenry)

  147. Gift of the Month Clubs–great for those hard to shop for dads, in-laws, grandparents! Can do in 3 month, 6 month, 9 month or yearly subscriptions. There are SO many out there to price from and so many products to choose from: coffee, deserts, jerkey, jams, pies, beers, pasta, etc. Depending on how you choose your subscription, your recipient can receive a new shipment that many last up to a year. I have received two years’ worth of coffee, one on a month-to-month and one every-other-month and it lasted me 18+ months between the two! Great gift and well worth the money! I loved this and think its a great idea for those hard to shop for people on your list!

  148. Fan on FB, also! 🙂

  149. Shannon C says:

    Every year my kids and I get my husband a toy that he never had as a child! Its fun to watch his reaction and see him enjoy something that he always wanted or even just a simple toy that he never had that I have mentioned playing when I was little and he did not. The first year we were together I bought him Candy land.

  150. Shannon C says:

    I already subscribe to your emails

  151. Shannon C says:

    I’m already a facebook fan

  152. Shannon C says:

    I invite everyone I know to like your facebook and follow your blog

  153. Shannon C says:

    Power tools seem to aways make them happy

  154. My husband loves to get a close shave at a barbarshop.

  155. Lowe’s gift card

  156. gardening supplies

  157. polka cds

  158. fudge and chocolate cherries

  159. Phillies baseball cap

  160. Katy Nelson says:

    I subscribe!

  161. Katy Nelson says:

    Craftsman tools is a fave with my hubby

  162. Katy Nelson says:

    I like ya on facebook

  163. Katy Nelson says:

    I love doing “kits”. I have done a car wash one in a bucket, football Sunday, “hot stuff”,fisherman Dave’s, etc

  164. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    My father in law is my dad, he was there for us when my husband had to be away from home so thinking of him here is my idea…. He loves the Texas Longhorns so I know anything Longhorns related would be a hit. I saw a Texas longhorns sofa and I fall in love with it, this would be like the ultimate Christmas gift, its a little pricey for our budget right now but when I get enough $ we would be getting it for him

  165. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    I follow you on Facebook as Leidy Ruiz

  166. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    I am subscribed to receive your emails at

  167. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    I wanna get him the Christmas a personalized photo blanket with pictures of our family

  168. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    How about a basket filled with baked goodies like brownies, cookies, bars, cupcakes. We have a sweet tooth so this is perfect and inexpensive too.

  169. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    This one is a DYI project , we are a couponer family , everyone loves coupons, my father in law loves his toothpaste coupons, anyway, we are coming up with our own coupon insert instead of Smartsource we are calling it DadSource, the coupon I think he is gonna love the most is the All you can watch TV coupon since he always wants to watch sports and the grand kids won’t let him. We are putting the insert inside the newspaper on Christmas morning.

  170. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    and going back to sports, he has never been to a Texas Longhorns football game and he would love to go to one so we are trying to get him tickets for next year’s season

  171. A 12 mo picture calendar for work

  172. I subscribe to PPP emails

  173. Already a fan on FB