Post # 1
Any suggestions? haha.
He doesn’t want anything at the moment, and we sort of see it as “our” money, so we kind of feel that it’s him partially spending his own money. He said we’d just go out to dinner or something, but I’d like to do something KIND of special at least. I was going to try to see if I could find a new restaurant or something, but does anyone have any other ideas for an activity we could go do that would be unique or out of the ordinary?
My birthday was in February (before we got engaged), and he spent like $100 on a Fitbit thing I wanted, and got me a card. Two cards, actually. since we’re engaged it sort of doesn’t seem as gifty since we just see it as our money, PLUS I’m not even working right now anymore and may not be anytime soon. I worked for like 10 years and have savings, but I’ll probably be going back to school. So it seems even less so.
I figure a gesture of something would be good, but I don’t really know what. Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
One year I took my fiance’ to a “mad-lib” place and he had a blast, I surprised him by bringing along his friends to come celebrate with us.
I don’t know if that is unique or out of the ordinary, but we had a lot of fun.
I think taking him to a new resturaunt would be nice and surprise him with a small gift, like maybe a comic book? A video game? A book? Something that he is really interested in but hasn’t gotten himself yet or in a long time.
Post # 4
For my hubby’s birthday i wanted to give him something extra. I googled unique birthday presents and one came up about a written gift. Get people who are close to him to write him a birthday letter. they can include anything that they want, favourite memory, first time they met, what they love about him. Then get them to put them into an envelope, so he has all these birthday letters to open. Unfortunantly I didnt have time to do this, as i left it too late, so i did a letter to him from myself, outlining the 40 best memories i have that we have shared together, (he was turning 40). He told me it was the absolute best present he had ever gotten ever, he keeps it in his night stand and gets it out every so often. The only thing i wish is that i hand wrote it instead of typed it.
But i am going to get people to wrrite him a letter and i collect them for his next birthday, i will have them sent to my parents, and collect them all and give them to him in a bundle. I just think its the little things that make the best memories.
Post # 5
FI’s bday is this weekend. I’m buying him a new rashguard and writing him a card. I’ll make him a cake the night before, and on his actual birthday we’re going away for the weekend. We both have so much crap that physical gifts aren’t really needed/wanted… we prefer plans/travel/experiences.
Post # 6
I’m starting to wonder this myself. Fiance and I swore we weren’t doing Birthday or Christmas presents this year since we’re getting married in May, but then he goes and buys a whole bunch of really thoughtful presents for my birthday last week.
I’ll bake him a cake, since he’s never around when I cook fun things, but I’m at a loss for presents. There’s no way I can top last years gift, so I might be SOL.