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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!
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..
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.......
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]
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.
<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!>
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
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!