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Father's Day Gift Ideas... for an ex?

I'm sure there have already been quite a few father's day-related questions, but this one might be a little different.

I'm not with my son's dad anymore - we haven't been together for over a year - but I would still like to get him something for father's day... since our son is three and obviously can't shop himself. And, his dad got me a gift card for mother's day... so I would feel bad if I didn't get anything for him.

But I'm not entirely sure what to get.

What would you get your child's dad if you weren't together? Or would you even bother?


Asked by AdensMama0308 at 2:59 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in Holidays

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  • my ex gets the same thing for fathers day that i got for mothers day
    my ex did not take the time or effort to remember me on mothers day, so i will return the same

    thank you calendar fairies for making mothers day come first
    would have felt like a stupid ass, getting him a fathers day card and/or gift from our child only to get zero on mothers day

    if you get along with your ex - great!
    something like he did for you on mothers day
    that way no one will feel out done and all will remain civil between the two of you

    again - you for you two for having a mature break up
    what did your ex get for you on mothers day?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • In DD father is getting dog doo doo in an envelope----I am having a bad day!!! LOL

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 3:00 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • How about you and your son pick out a card? If you received a small gift for Mother's Day how about also getting help picking out a small house plant or mug? Thoughtful but not too personal.

    Answer by BluDog at 3:05 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • You can never go wrong with a photo of your child doing something cute... It's cheap, but still thoughtful.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 3:02 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • have him make him a card

    Answer by happymama02 at 3:01 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Have your child make him a card ..paint his hand and put his hand print on it. Buy him a simple "DAD" keychain and thats it.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 3:02 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • I'll probably end up buying a card - I don't know when I'll have my son between now and father's day, unfortunately!

    Comment by AdensMama0308 (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Things aren't civil between us at all. I was actually surprised he'd gotten me anything - it was sort of an attempt at me not hating him, I guess... even though I never did. Things are better now, but I wouldn't say civil.

    He got me a $25 gift card for the mall I worked at at the time, and a card.

    Comment by AdensMama0308 (original poster) at 3:28 PM on Jun. 15, 2011