50th Birthday Present ideas

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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stoopyftmstoopyftm Forumite
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Hi,

I'm looking for ideas for my partners 50th birthday

Before anyone says, Im not trying to do this on the cheap :-) just looking for ideas

She's really not materialistic, not 'label' conscious and not into tech, doesnt currently hold a passport, and is registered disabled due to arhritis so cant really walk anywhere - in fact she's pretty much content with what 'money can buy'

So you can see I'm struggling a little - so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Me and our daughter are taking her for a few days break at a hot tub cabin thing so she can just sit about and get away from life for a bit, but it would be nice to get her something else too.

Thanks
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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Why not tell her you really want to get her something nice and would like some suggestions...?
  • Pollycat wrote: »
    Why not tell her you really want to get her something nice and would like some suggestions...?
    I wanted to surprise her with something.
    Me and the daughter have picked her a locket out and I'm going to put pictures of her son and daughter in.
  • suejb2suejb2 Forumite
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    Can you do 50 things for her?
    A shout out on her favourite radio station.
    Trio to ?????
    Cinema day out
    Cut the grass!
    These are random but you're the one picking them.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    Rather depends what you want to spend and what her hobbies are

    Afternoon tea at M&S or a stately home?
    An 'experience'- some great animal ones near me @ £55
    Her favourite photo made into a large canvas

    A small treat per week for 50 weeks /or the year- could be written as a voucher book:
    These could be magazine subscription- lots @ 6 for £6 at present by Hearst mags such as Good Housekeeping
    recently published paperback
    luxury tea/coff/drinking chocolate
    bar of chocolate
    new lipstick
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  • sarah69696pinksarah69696pink Forumite
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    Spa treatment?/day?
    Something personal - like book of 50 things you love about her?
    framed pic/photo?
  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
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    What about things that focus on your trip away.

    A nice set of lauggage/holdall or new handbag/purse.

    Nice set of bath/body products.

    New outfit.

    If she's not into brands/labels focus your purchases on practicality instead.
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Is she even faintly into family? As a year's ancestry membership might be a lot of fun if so. (If she gets seriously into it you may never go on holiday again without having gravestones or parish registers to check but the skills are actually useful to the legal profession who want to sort out this missing heir who's just appeared...)
  • Ms_ChocaholicMs_Chocaholic Forumite
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    What about jewellery, a lovely pair of earrings. Maybe her daughter could help you choose.
    Thrifty Till 50 Then Spend Till the End
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  • edited 5 August 2019 at 4:04PM
    PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    edited 5 August 2019 at 4:04PM
    Does anyone else think that there is connection between the suggestion for a 'small tent party' from user 'nationaltentandparty'? :cool:

    Hit the :spam: button.
    Again!

    nationaltentandparty has already had one advertising post removed from this thread.


    And they are based in the US - Minneapolis.
  • You can gift her scrapbook in which you have mentioned all the memories you have spent with her.
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