I was trying to think of the perfect gift for my father. He is the hardest person to buy for because he lacks for nothing. This never stops me from finding him the perfect gift though. This year for his birthday, I was thinking for days, and I was coming up empty. I knew I still had time though, and I did end up finding the best gift ever. My boss told me to find the best show plates online after I asked him about a show plate that he had displayed on his office wall.
I am rarely in his office as he is very interactive with us in the main parts of the office, but I had to have him sign some papers quickly. As soon as I saw the show plates, I knew that it was something my father would really enjoy too. He is a classic car buff, and he loves going to car shows. He used to have his own show car, but he gave it to my brother a few years ago so he could tinker around with it too. He still is involved with it, but he gave complete control to my brother.
He does not miss it because my brother has the same passion for show cars, and he is just thrilled to have passed that down to him. I knew that he would get a kick out of having his own show plate that he could display on the wall since the original show plates for the car went with my brother when he took over ownership of the car. When my dad opened up his gift and saw the show plates, he was thrilled even more than what I expected. Of all the gifts I have gotten him, this is the one that touched him the most.