Post # 17
We always go to Vancouver the weekend of his birthday because of the Vancouver Marathon (we usually run the half) and I bring him a cake, and about 10-15 of us celebrate with him before the race. He and I usually stay an extra day and tour around and eat at our fave restaurant (Bin 941). So nothing too big, but it’s somewhat of a tradition.
THIS year he is turning 30, so I have to do something bigger. Our friends and I are renting out the rolling huts in Methow Valley http://rollinghuts.com/ for the weekend after his birthday. Though it will be May and hard to determine the weather, at the very least we can get some hiking and maybe some rafting in. We just reserved them last night, and we’re at this point expecting 14 of our friends to come.
Post # 18
I took him to a Celtics game. It was kind of a spur of the moment decision but I was surprised at how relatively inexpensive I could get tickets, even the day of the game!
Post # 19
@Lees4308:We went to Vegas
Post # 20
I took my hubby to his favorite steak place. It is very expensive so we don’t go often at all.
Post # 21
OH glad this thread came up. my FI’s birthday is in less than a month.
I’m thinking of getting him a driver.
Post # 22
Sexual favors don’t cost much.
Post # 23
@Lees — My boy’s b-day is in July and I always use it as an excuse to go on a mini-vacation. This past year, we rented a glass cabin in the middle of the woods — amazing!
But as far a something a little more practical…. think of his hobbies! I got the boy a new drill and a food dehydrator for Cmas and he was over the moon, but that’s just because he’s into things like that! Is your guy a techie, outdoors guy, likes to go to the gym?…..
YAY! What a super freakin cute idea. I love it. I love road trips and sentimental things, so those together are the perfect idea. You’re so creative 🙂
LOL, so true!
I’d be afraid we would accidentally get married 🙂 hahahaha!
Post # 24
If we aren’t spending a lot, I will just get him an ice cream cake from DQ… But we get one of those for every occasion (even all the dogs’ and the cat’s birthdays). But otherwise, his birthday is Valentine’s Day which is also usually close to President’s Day, so we pretty much always take a trip. We alternate between cold and warm climates (one year skiing in MN, then Phoenix for golfing and hiking Camelback, this year the Black Hills for a rodeo and he might go snow mobiling). I’m also letting him pick out his gift, but my “gift” is that I’m letting him buy something expensive that we don’t need and I’m not complaining. LOL. I know that isn’t very helpful since you wanted low budget, but I did say the ice cream cake thing! 🙂
Post # 25
i want that for my birthday!!!!
last year for his bday i got him a few little things, maybe one will work for you…just some clothes, mets tix (crappy seats so they weren’t that much money lol), and i made him a photo album on snapfish of a trip we had taken to europe. He also loves these sugar cookies I make, so I try to make a batch for bdays, etc- they’re really annoying to decorate so I only do them when I have a real reason!
This year I think I’m going to take him to DC for a weekend. That is inexpensive vacation wise, thanks to a ton of his Amtrak points and my Expedia coupons.
Post # 26
Dinner and cuff links which he loved!
Post # 27
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I put together a surprise party at one of Mr. HC’s favorite restaurants and got about 25 people together – cost us dinner for two and a really fun night!
Post # 28
I didn’t have a ton of money before SO’s last birthday – his birthday fell three days before his completion of his PhD, so I got him a new leather portfolio for work (he loves all that fancy office supply stuff). I had it embossed with His Name, Ph.D on the front. He really liked it!
Post # 29
Great thread with lots of great ideas! My hubby’s birthday is next month and it’s his last one before our baby is born so I’d like to make it extra special.