12/08/2013 10:48 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Creative Gift Card Ideas For The Folks Who Like To Shop For Themselves

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My dad is the single most difficult person in the world to shop for, and yet the easiest, because at this point we’ve resigned ourselves to gift cards. For years we tried to get creative and think outside the box. He’s really into soccer…maybe an authentic Brazil jersey? (He never wore it.) Half his time is spent watching movies…maybe a yearly pass to an independent film house? (Nope, he’s already a card-carrying member of the Film Forum, Angelika Film Center, Museum of the Movie Image, Film Society of Lincoln Center, thanks to—you guessed it—himself.)

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