My dad's birthday is next week, and he'll be 61 years old. Not a terribly monumental birthday, but I'm at a loss for what to get him. Someone at work suggested a great idea: an apple tree. My father currently lives on close to an acre in a small, pokey little town. The house was bought by my grandfather and totally gutted and re-built by me. In other words, the property has a great deal of sentimental value, so I like the idea of adding something to it that makes it even more special. Plus, who doesn't like trees? Focus: What unusual gift have you ever given that you are particularly proud of? My 'hit it out of the park' moment came five years ago, also with my dad. Over the years he'd mentioned the first book he ever read as a child once or twice, whenever the discussion turned to literacy, and how vividly he remembered the book. I started hunting around with rare book sellers online and eventually found a mint copy of the book he'd talked about. His reaction to that gift was unlike any I've ever seen before or since; he's not prone to big displays of emotion, but you could tell this one really got to him. Score one for Dcc. Alt: Focus: Do you have a go-to present that you like to give? Donation to a charity or the same present that gets passed back and forth every year?