(Closed) Stumped for partners 30th birthday present

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 5
2753 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ooo an experience date would be fun. For FI’s bday last Jan, we went sea kayaking to spot whales. No whales, but a hell of a lot of dolphins and a few inquisitive seals. We’re both into nature, especially the ocean, and he likes to be active. I took those factors and put them on steroids, ha. Would she enjoy some sort of adventure like that (obviously based on her preferences, not specifically sea kayaking)?

Also, what about travel? You can put the tickets or an itinerary in a fancy box as the physical part of the gift. Doesn’t have to be a big destination or long trip. Maybe an overnight at a B&B in an interesting location? These are the first ideas that popped into my head. Good luck! Let me know if you would like someone with whom to throw around ideas.

Post # 7
2753 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@anahappilyeverafter:  Hmmm. What are her hobbies? Other important factors to note? I’m gonna throw some ideas that just pop into my head as I brainstorm:

Walking photography tour of cool/interesting spots of the city

Horseback riding in the moors (ha! I’ve always wanted to say something like that)

Ceramics painting and wine outing (or something else crafty like watercolors, etc)

Theater tickets

Blu-ray(s)/DVD(s) of her favorite childhood movies and gourmet popcorn

A first (or early) edition of her favorite book

Extra special, upgraded version of her favorite board game (like how Scrabble has the version made of wood with little drawers and tile placeholders on the surface)

Bottle of wine or aged spirit bottled on her birth year

Itinerary for spring/summer winery and B&B trip

Cooking class for couples around her favorite type of food

Am I getting warmer? 🙂 This is rather fun!

Post # 8
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HisMoon:  you pretty much covered everything I was thinking.

@anahappilyeverafter: You could also just do a night away in a B&B and pack a picnic basket to enjoy in the room. Nice champagne, strawberries, cheese spread with good bread. Her favorite foods and desserts. 

Even bring the requisite checkered table cloth to eat on on the floor.

Or a surprise dinner/cocktail party at your house. Would she enjoy something like a mont blanc pen? (in some professions this is popular)


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