3rd December 08, 08:45 AM
Birthday gift for my wife?
Ok ladies and gentleman...I dropped the ball last year and forgot my wife's birthday...The pain she inflicted on me was worse than being in Iraq...Silence can be deadly, but not this time...I have a little over a week to find something extra special. One because I love my wife dearly (photo attached) and I want to make up for last year.
1st problem is my wife doesn't like anything celtic unless it's on me
2nd problem, she doesn't like to be touched by anyone unless it's me
3rd problem, I only have about $300.00 in savings to spend
4th problem, I'm still in Iraq so I will have to shop online
With nothing celtic, no spas, limited funds and limited access in mind, does anyone have any ideas? Think outside the box...Any ladies get soemthing unique, different, exciting you would like to share...I'm really at a loss?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Chase; 3rd December 08 at 08:50 AM.
3rd December 08, 09:16 AM
you should be able to find a decent tennis braclet within that price range. Either that or explore her interests. Does she like to cook, yoga, run, etc ,etc?
If she's the adventurous type go for something like kayak lessons,
if she likes going out with her friends, arrange everything for a night out for them (limo, dinner reservations, etc).
3rd December 08, 09:22 AM
If it were me, my vote would be someone to come in and CLEAN the house, but she looks like she already has a perfect house. SO that's it. I'm fresh out of ideas. Sorry
3rd December 08, 10:01 AM
If she's adventurous, send her on a Houston Hot Air Ballon ride along with a bottle of her favorite drink, a note stating "Wish you were there" and maybe a friend if she wishes. Just providing something different, giftwise.
3rd December 08, 10:09 AM
How about a digital picture frame and have it shipped to you and load it up with pics of you. The time frame makes that tough though.
"You are What you do When it counts." -the Masao from Armor by John Steakley
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3rd December 08, 10:26 AM
(1) HAVE FLOWERS SENT TO HER AT HOME/WORK!
(2) If you can arrange it.
Have a reservation for a restaurant you both like and call her from Iraq (if feasible) on her cell phone. You will be taking her on a date!
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3rd December 08, 10:41 AM
Buy her a kilt!
Just kidding. If you forgot her birthday, I don't what you can do, mo chara. If I did that, my wife would flay me alive! Even if it was last year's. They have memories like elephants when it comes to those things. I think Panache's suggestion is quite good.
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3rd December 08, 10:44 AM
When giving gifts, the idea is not to say "I got you something," but rather "I got (understand) you."
The best gift I ever gave someone (that I know of) indulged his curiosity about something, but something he would never indulge in himself - it was considered an extravagance, despite being not all that expensive.
Likewise, in the extravagance category, I received a lamp once that I had admired. I certainly could have afforded it myself, but it wasn't something I would have spent money on myself for - and yet, while giving an object as a gift can sometimes be a bit risky, it is the perfect thing for its place in my home. The giver recognized my taste in stuff and hit the jackpot and it was totally unexpected.
One of the nicest things someone gave me recently was a gift certificate through iTunes, my newest source of entertainment. At a dollar a song, the gift lasted months, and I thought of the giver and was thankful with each download over the next several months.
So, the point of these examples is to encourage you to think about those things that she might not do for herself, but would really appreciate it if someone did it for her, and possibly renewed itself over time - a subscription to something, a service, an article of clothing, or object with some sort of special significance.
At any moment you must be prepared to give up who you are today for who you could become tomorrow.
4th December 08, 06:21 AM
Thanks everyone...I've decided to take Rex and Scully's idea combined and purchased a lithograpic framed (Rosewood) picture lamp that I had engraved with the following inscription:
"I will always be with you my love"
4th December 08, 06:38 AM
I'd go with Jamie on this one. Just make sure they are her favorite flowers.
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