My dad is the worst gift shopper EVER. He finally figured out that he's more successful if he TAKES US WITH HIM to the store to pick out our gifts. Well, it took the man at least 15 years of my life to figure this out. He got my mom a hat rack (yes,.. to hang your hats.. she owns none) one year.. she ended up using it as a necklace holder. He would buy us socks.. not fancy ones, but sports socks.. he got me a newsboy cap one year that was made for a small child. Men are really clueless when it comes to gifts.