Suggestions for a gift

  • Rookz

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    Mar 09, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    Hello Gentlemen,

    I'd just like to make a fishbowl for ideas on what to DO for your boyfriend on his birthday.

    So this Friday is my boyfriend's unfortunate birthday, I say unfortunate for it's Friday the 13 plus his family is March born; too many other birthdays. I'm planning on stopping by his work to drop off a handwritten letter for it's rare for people to receive those kind of gifts (for we do everything typed it seems), take him out for lunch and a gift.

    Problem is, I don't know what kind of small gift to give him?

    Flowers are not a good suggestion. Why? I don't want to give a gift to someone I care for something that's slowly dying. I mean, I could put a bow on my ass and then say, "Happy Birthday Baby! Go unwrap and dig right it!"

    Your suggestions are welcome!
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    That depends entirely on him and his interests. I would do something like concert/theater tickets perhaps?
    I'm silly and it's the little things that make a big deal to me. A letter or homemade card (with stickers) is great. You could paint him some pottery at a studio...that's cute. Then everytime he uses the bowl or plate he thinks of you?
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Maybe skydiving or a hot air balloon ride or something along those lines?
    Obviously not during his lunch break but, suprise him with it the day after or the next day! Something he'll never forget for sure! icon_idea.gif
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:32 AM GMT

    You should definitely dress up like Jason (won't take much) a worksuit and a hockey mask: show up at his work and take him a brand new cutlery set! LOL, I'd do it, but I don't know anyone who has a birthday on Friday The 13.
  • Rookz

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    That's a good one Guilty! Except that his workplace has security for its a government building for transportation, boo.

    BUT, later that night, when he least suspects it, it's Jason time and complete with machete.
  • jgymnast733

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    Since it's his b'day try purchasing something upscale, something he probably wouldnt buy himself..Tiffany's cuff-links are perfect,..
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:41 AM GMT

    lol, you could have included that little tidbit in your original post, so I guess just get him a rabbit's foot, a crucifix, or something.
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    I'll second Fishfriend's suggestion of tickets: Is there a comedian or musician he enjoys that you can buy tickets for, even if the date is way out in the future? I got my hubby some Alanis tickets way early and he was super-excited when the date arrived. If he's got a favorite artist, check out if they're touring and coming to your area...

    Another smaller gift would be to donate to a favorite charity of his, especially if he has a lot of "stuff." It'd show that you're aware of what's important to him, while also supporting those in need in a staggering financial mess. Sadly, most charities have trouble during good economic times, and most are seriously struggling right now.

    Good luck! It's very thoughtful of you to be thinking ahead!!
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    Mar 10, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    When searching for a unique gift yet having no clue what to get exactly, you can go to one of those hole-in-a-wall locally-owned places that sell odds and ends, exotic shipments, thrift, and and material made by locals (art, jewelry, etc). That way not only do you have a myriad of choices, but whatever you choose will be one-of-a-kind and memorable, non-trite. You could instead simply get a custom-made tshirt or mug that has an inside joke that will be funny, thoughtful, and unique to you both.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 10, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    What about a framed picture of the two of you?
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    Mar 10, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
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    Mar 10, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    Hey man my suggestion would be a FULL spa treatment(happy endings optionalicon_wink.gif
  • Rookz

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    Mar 10, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    I had a casual conversation with him, not hinting anything about birthday... he said rope... since our old one is just, loose.

    Bondage video...?

    I don't like where this is going.
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    Mar 10, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    withHonor saidI had a casual conversation with him, not hinting anything about birthday... he said rope... since our old one is just, loose.

    Bondage video...?

    I don't like where this is going.



    hmmm....well...it WOULD be original as far as gifts go. You could tie a bow around it or something.
  • Rookz

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    Mar 10, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Timberoo, that's a great and sweet idea! I should illustrate myself for he complains he would like a picture of me smiling, due to my brief period of misaligned ugly teeth, I rarely smile. Even to this day, this time it should be genuine.
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    Mar 10, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
    Did you try gifts.com? They give gift ideas based on personality types. Also, remember that it's less about what you think is a good gift and more about what he thinks is a good gift. I never get flowers from guys and it's something I've always wanted. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 10, 2009 11:52 AM GMT
    withHonor, it looks like you have some terrific suggestions here. I have found that the best gifts to me and those around me are ones that are gifts that reflect things that the receiver associates with something they love...
    Here's an example - a friend of mine is a huge Wonder Woman fan...so, we got her a portrait of Lynda Carter in her golden lasso outfit. And, my buddy is a Phillies fan, so, we got him awesome seats one year for his b-day...I wonder if there are special things to him that you could relate to a gift that would hold meaning, even if it were a small token or reflection that you listen to what's important to him. Make sense?
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:13 PM GMT
    trainerkp said, "I never get flowers from guys and it's something I've always wanted."

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    I like to insight mysteries... I would try and create one either about:

    1) Lunch

    2) Dinner

    3) Time that you would spend together sexually

    Create a scene based on it and make your gift a part of it. If your bf is really a curious sort, I'm sure it could be fun!
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    Mar 10, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
    Well, there u go. Now my life is complete. Thanks Coolarmydude! icon_biggrin.gif