It is admittedly a bit tricky to think of a gift for a man, especially an older man, let’s say your father…

With women you can get away with totally unimaginative stuff like personal hygiene products, tea, candle holders and mugs. If you are a woman, just think about it,  how many non-matching mugs do you have in your cupboard? Enough of them  to host a huge tea-party with candles burning in every single corner of your apartment?

So, what do you get a man who does not smoke, shuns ties and is not , at this point in life, into literature? Cigars, ties and books were thus excluded from the outset when trying to figure out a present for my father’s birthday.

In the end, we decided to get him an allotment. It was a very well received present. At a mere seven minute walk from home, my father is now embarking on an adventure of urbiculture.

wateringRemoving the carpet of weeds and preparing the soil for the coming spring is highest on the agenda.


Then he’ll have a try at sowing some winter vegetable varieties…



Imagine eating ‘home-grown’ vegetables and herbs…It’s definitively worth the wait.

A present for the future…

  1. aninsightfulnut said:

    wow !!! this is such a cool present.. 🙂

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