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    • stoopyftm
    • By stoopyftm 11th Apr 19, 1:12 PM
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    50th Birthday Present ideas
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    • 11th Apr 19, 1:12 PM
    50th Birthday Present ideas 11th Apr 19 at 1:12 PM
    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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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Apr 19, 7:54 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 7:54 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 7:54 AM
    Why not tell her you really want to get her something nice and would like some suggestions...?
    • stoopyftm
    • By stoopyftm 15th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
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    • 15th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
    Why not tell her you really want to get her something nice and would like some suggestions...?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    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.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 5th Jun 19, 7:04 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Jun 19, 7:04 PM
    Birthday
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    • 5th Jun 19, 7:04 PM
    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.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 8th Jun 19, 9:23 PM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 9:23 PM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 9:23 PM
    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
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
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    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 8th Jun 19, 11:53 PM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 11:53 PM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 11:53 PM
    Spa treatment?/day?
    Something personal - like book of 50 things you love about her?
    framed pic/photo?
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 9th Jun 19, 3:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 19, 3:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 19, 3:05 PM
    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.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Jun 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 10th Jun 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 10th Jun 19, 10:42 AM
    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 Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 10th Jun 19, 10:58 AM
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    • 10th Jun 19, 10:58 AM
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    • 10th Jun 19, 10:58 AM
    What about jewellery, a lovely pair of earrings. Maybe her daughter could help you choose.
    Thrifty Till 50 Then Spend Till The End

    You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Aug 19, 12:02 PM
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    Does anyone else think that there is connection between the suggestion for a 'small tent party' from user 'nationaltentandparty'?

    Hit the button.
    Again!

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


    And they are based in the US - Minneapolis.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 05-08-2019 at 4:04 PM.
    • aanch_mittal
    • By aanch_mittal 6th Aug 19, 7:34 AM
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    You can gift her scrapbook in which you have mentioned all the memories you have spent with her.
    • Kojak12
    • By Kojak12 15th Aug 19, 5:00 PM
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    Get her a photobook. If you or the kids are reasonable on a computer it's easy, you upload photos and add text, poems - anything you like. You can choose different page layouts, background colours and choose different books from a small ring-bound one to a large hardback version. I have used these for 60ths, 18ths, weddings and lots of other occasions. They never fail to go down well and you can spend as much time as you want on them. Get friends and extended family to contribute photos or write some meaningful text too. Just google 'photo books' and you will see what I mean. I have used Photobox loads in the past and they have always been great.
    • zanuda
    • By zanuda 23rd Sep 19, 8:57 AM
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    Dig out a lot of old photos and make it into a movie. You'll probably neet to hire somebody for that because it requires some skills and time.
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