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I need the help of each and everyone of you!
Time is ticking away...

 1:49 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Okay, here goes..

The better half (SlyGal) is celebrating her birthday on Sunday. I have managed to wrangle up a few ideas for gifts and I'm also treating her to a nice dinner.

..but I need more!

So, please help me out. Is there anything "original" left? What gifts have you given, that were well received? What's the best gift you have ever received? What do you get the woman, who has everything (and I mean everything!)

I'm pulling my hair out over here. I'm planning on doing a little shopping over my lunch hour, which is in about 3 hours!




 7:07 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thank you everyone!

I went out for my lunch hour and picked up a couple things that I think she will really like. Before I go home for the day, I'm gonna swing by the mall and pick up a few more things, and also take a few ideas from the ones you all graciously provided to me!

Shane - I'll let you know what I got, after her birthday..have to keep all of you guys in suspense too!

Mivox - I have the funniest feeling your married, great ideas..

Craig_F - Cigars...hmmm...I better not ;)

Macguru - She would not eat them in a boat, she would not eat them with a Goat. Not green or red or brown or blue, she just won't eat them, dear Macguru.

Hawkgirl - I'm always at her beck and call, weather I want to be or not! ;)

NFFC - Nothing, eh? That's the most reasonably priced idea so far.

Pmac - She'd probably really enjoy a day to be pampered..and more importantly away from me..:)

Lorax - I did love coupons for Valetines day, my boss suggested that one too, but I don't think I can give them again...good idea though..

Liane/Edit_G - Great idea. Only problem being that she's really sick this weekend, and my initial idea of taking her to Niagara Falls is probably not going to happen. :(

Creative Craig - She would love one of those puppies, but we have a real one and I wouldn't want an overtone of jealousy throughout the house! ;)

MartiniBuster - Nice and simple, eh? Hmmm....

Incywincy - That sounds like fun..good idea..

Nick_W - The star naming was my first idea, I thought it would be great, but then I read this [home.columbus.rr.com] and it didn't sound like that great of an idea after all...you're writing a webpage on unique gifts..? Please sticky it to me, if you have a minute. :)

Thanks again to everyone, I'm going to continue to check back over the next few hours, so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know..



 7:17 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mivox - I have the funniest feeling your married, great ideas..

Hehehe. Was married once... my boyfriend and I have both decided neither of us really want to be married again. I try to learn from my mistakes...


 7:19 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

On a sidenote, I just noticed it's my one year anniversary here at WebmasterWorld! Cool!

Thanks to every member here for all the great advice and information, you've been a huge help, and a great support line when I'm stumped.

Thank you, once again.


- Chad


 7:34 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know

How about a nice sunset dinner, say Pacific Rim cuisine or other exotic dish, and have a masseuse waiting at your place afterwards? We have a "lanai" (screened in patio for you guys) with tiki torches and other soft lighting. There was soft rain falling and the pungent yellow ginger were in full bloom. Soft music and a hour and a half full massage........

Tickle all of her senses.......


 7:42 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'll second everyone who said cooking is a great gift and an essential skill. My wife has reasons to want her birthday ignored, but I've used it on other occasions and it's always appreciated. Just make sure you remember the list of potential ingredients she hates. :) The fact that you think sauteed fresh organic mushroom adds a wonderful flavor to the sauce doesn't go over well if she hates mushrooms. I'm still living that one down. (She was very appreciative at the time. But I think it's going to be a while before she stops teasing be about that one.)

It occurrs to me that I might never even have *met* my wife if I didn't cook.

<added>Forgot to say so, but doing the massage yourself goes over well, too. If you don't know how, learn that too! Then learn all the spots in her particular back that tend to hurt, and even if you're not professional caliber, you can make up for it with your knowledge of her body's quirks.</added>

[edited by: dingman at 7:46 pm (utc) on Oct. 18, 2002]


 7:44 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just noticed you are from Canada (me too!)

If you are near Vancouver, the StarLight express is still running (the train up the mountain). It serves dinner and some cars have dancing (not like the music in the other thread, 1940's and 50's stuff). Did I mention great view as well.

Pricey but a very enjoyable romantic evening.

:) Shane


 7:49 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Shane - Canadian eh?! Right on! Unfortunately, I'm on the other side! I live about 45 minutes north of Toronto, in a town called Caledon. That train sounds like a lot of fun, dinner, dancing and a train ride, who could ask for more :)

- Chad

<added - I'm not a great cook, and I wish I was, the dishes being suggested sound delicious! I'm afraid I would probably end up burning the salad, believe me, I could do it!>


 7:55 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Buy her a Porsche! And in the trunk, bags Aveda, soaps, lotions, mud masks, bubble baths, candles and a day spa pass as was mentioned earlier! Then let her drive you to dinner!:)


 11:37 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

>For the woman who has everything, be as thoughful as you can and do something together which she truly loves.

I think this is the best advice in here. In fact I think I need to get Liane to talk to my boyfriend ;)

Sometimes I think we get a little carried away with material goods. Life is about experiences and not about what you have sitting in your cupboard. The fact that SlyGuy has put so much thought into this shows how much he cares, so I'm sure it will be a sucess :D


 11:48 pm on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think this is the best advice in here.

The Porsche isn't a bad idea though... ;) I'd be wondering what all the cr@p in the trunk was, but the car's got good resale value. hehehe.


 1:31 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can never go wrong, with power tools :)


 3:26 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

I gave my ex a baby daughter which arrived on her birthday, but of course you gotta plan 9 months ahead for that..LOL
The birthday present is 20 years old now and a real diamond!
Shame about the ex...... he he he


 3:38 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Once again, thanks to everyone who took the time to help me out with suggestions!

What an interesting weekend.

I thought long and hard, and decided that since winter is right around the corner here in Toronto, that my best bet would be a nice, warm winter jacket. I went out to the stores and found this beautiful, full length suede coat, and guess what...

She loves it! She really loves it!

I promised her a dinner and some more shopping, but she was still under the weather on Saturday and most of Sunday, so we're going out tonight to shop at her favorite mall.

I also have a gaggle of ideas for upcoming birthdays, thanks to all of you! I'll never be stumped again! Yee-haw!


- Chad


 3:50 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup, I've flagged this thread for future reference as well!


 3:50 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup, I've flagged this thread for future reference as well! Glad you found the perfect solution!


 4:51 pm on Oct 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

So ... what did you get her?

(added) Sorry, somehow I missed your post.

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