Post # 1
So my SO is turning 30 in March and I really want to get him something special. He is planning his own party and we’re going to have a dinner with some friends as per his request (it’s just a cheap morroccan place but the food is amazing) but I still want to get him something to remember the milestone.Weekends away etc are not an option at this stage, but I am happy to spend up to $1000 on a gift(s).
A little about him:
– Works as an Electrician so doesn’t wear suits or fancy clothes
– Loves sport – especially Soccer and Aussie rules football.
– He DJ’s as a hobby (just at home, doesn’t play in public)
– Loves cars
– Has never travelled but we plan on doing a big Europe trip in 2015
– He’s a big movie and music buff
– Has a fear of heights (so we can’t go hot air ballooning or anything of the sort)
– Generally he is a bit of a man’s man
I’ve put some of my ideas in a poll, but none of these are jumping out at me as being particulary special…
What have you ladies given your partners for their milestone birthdays and was it a huge hit? Any other suggestions?
Post # 4
@MsPups: if you don’t mind him being away for the games, i think a football club membership is great. i also like the idea of DJ lessons.
Post # 5
@MsPups: im planning a surprise 30th for DH
Since you SO is already planning his own, maybe you can make it special by getting him a custome cake
Then a gift from you, since he is a movie buff, are there any dine in movie theatres near you? Those are awesome.
Also, there if you go online and search waht to do in your area, look into doing a tour where movies have been filmed. For example, we live in NYC so there was a tour that took us to all the famous places that have been used in movies.
Is he a handy man? Does he have a nice tool set?
Post # 6
@Kili: thanks for your input! I don’t mind him going to the games – although I might eat my words if he starts ditching me too many weekends in a row LOL
@Daizy914: Funny you say that – I’m in Australia so our dine in movies are called ‘Gold Class’ – a girlfriend just gave us two double passes as a “thank-you”, because SO helped with the music for her engagement party.
We’re in Melbourne, Australia so a movie film tour would be hard to come by (but sounds SO AWESOME!). GREAT idea – will keep it in mind when we travel next year as a surprise.
He is definitely a handy man, but being an electrician he literally has every tool ever made! LOL. He and his brother are building two houses this year though, so I might think about getting him a voucher for one of our local hardware stores. Thank you so much for your suggestions.
Still open to suggestions
Post # 7
@MsPups: So I got on google and started looking up things to do in Melbourne
and I found a few things
Since he likes sports, have you been to the National Sports Museum yet? If not, its rate one of the #6 things to do in Melbourne
here is the link: http://www.nsm.org.au/
Don’t know if he likes wine, but you can do a wine tour? DH and I love it. its fun!!!
here is the link to that : http://winebus.com.au/
Or you can do a “sports tour” (this looks cool)
Post # 8
@MsPups: Go jet boating! Surely they have something like that in Melbs? It’s the adrenaline hit without the fear-of-heights factor.
OMG just thought of something – has he been to Dracula’s?! Dinner and a great show… You could always add a couple of VIP tickets with whatever else you’re getting him… and knowing that place, they’ll make sure everyone knows it’s his birthday 😛
Post # 9
@Daizy914: Thanks for your ideas! He is not into wine, BUT the museam and sports tour sound right on target! I could probably combine one of those tours with the football membership. Hmmm..
@ksus07: I will have a look on redballoon and adrenalin.com to see if I can find an experience he’ll like.. Jet boating could be fun! We have never been to Dracula’s but I’ve always wanted to go there! Will keep that in mind.
Thanks for your help everyone! I always get stuck when it comes to buying him gifts 🙁 why is it so harrrrddd!!! *first world problems*
Post # 10
FI also dj’s. Mostly just our parties now, but some NYC clubs and a lot in college, and he recommends Serato (computer software and time coded records which can play from computer to turntables) and he said it’s $300 and really a great DJ investment.
If he already has that, an Ecler mixer is “amazing.”
i feel like I’m speaking a foreign language!!
Post # 11
@MsPups: I highly recommend Draculas. My fiance and I went to the one on the Gold Coast and it was fantastic – of course you can’t be too precious – the show is very risque and cheeky and rude and awesome all at once. If he likes to drink he’ll enjoy the cocktail menu – fancy the Seven Deadly Sins (shots)? Or maybe hungry for a ‘Silence of the Lambs’ (their lamb dish)?
It’s a great night out, I really hope you do it! 🙂
Post # 12
@Kwhoa: hahaha I know what you mean! He tried to teach me how to use the turntables once and I gave up after 3 seconds. Thanks for the advice though, I’ll look into both of those things. I bought him the decks and headphones so it makes sense for me to keep funding his DJ hobby I guess Lol
@ksus07: sounds just like my kind of show LOL 🙂 you have convinced me organise a night out there with friends very soon (even if it’s not for SO birthday!) Will let you know how it goes 😉
All your ideas are fabulous thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 13
So I have decided to go with the sport theme!! The sport tours looked cool, but they seem as though they are mostly for people who don’t know much about the game. So I am going to get this:
Which will be a great addition to his sport memorabilia collection, and something to keep 🙂 ….
…. Along with the 2014 football membership!! The best part about both of these gifts… I can pay them both off in monthly installments!! LOLLL… now that’s my kinda gift!
Thanks for the votes and input ladies. You have some fabulous ideas here that I will definitely use for inspiration later on!