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Old 04-07-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Help! What to buy woman with everything?

For a b-day, what do you buy a woman who has pretty much all material things she needs/wants?
Any suggestions?
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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Is this your mother, your girlfriend, the nun you remember fondly from first grade? A little info would be helpful.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
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GF, and that's what makes this so hard. Can't be something thoughtless, but I'm clueless at this point
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Give her something absolutely useless that will bring a smile to her face and bring back fond memories when she looks at it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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How could we know if you don't?

And you know her intimately.

Twolff made an excellent suggestion.
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For a b-day, what do you buy a woman who has pretty much all material things she needs/wants?
Any suggestions?
Time with you.

*Extravagant date, planned to the nth degree: dinner and a show, limo pickup and dropoff, overnight at a swanky hotel with breakfast in your room, etc.

*A day away, doing goofy touristy things like museums, zoos, photo booths, amusement parks, etc.

*Bicycling through Central Park, only to come upon a gourmet picnic (that one will require hiring someone to set it up for you at a pre-planned time and place).

*Weekend trip: Boston or Cape Cod (all your favorite haunts), Philadelphia or DC (history buff?), the Hamptons (rent a house you couldn't afford to live in).

*Weekend "cruise to nowhere" out of New York.

*Hike part of the Appalachian Trail and camp overnight.

*Sports Fan? Premium tickets to a game/event.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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Damn! I wish I had everything & was D. Gale's GF - LOL.

Her suggestions are excellent & boil down to this... utterly memorable time with YOU!
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I'm with D Gale on this one, Dietrich ---- Something that's she's passionate about (besides you!), that's romantic and will make her smile every time she thinks about it.

Maybe a B & B? Many of them will go the extra bit, to help their guest create a special get away.....

A candle light dinner en suite, her favorite music perhaps (burn a sound track for the weekend of her songs and 'your songs') --- Does she have a favorite scent? A basket of goodies, oils, lotions, bath salts waiting for her in your suite ....

And the one gift that is always perfect?

Tell her you love her. If she holds your heart, Dietrich, she's a special woman, and no matter how much you know you love each other, those three words are the sweetest music.

Hope you and she have a wonderful, deliriously happy birthday!!
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Is she a spa kinda gal? A day at a spa with massage, pedi, mani, waxing or whatever....
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Does she have a favorite cause? Like pet rescue? If so, a donation in her name and a visit to the place, followed by a stop at an indulgent pastry shop for a piece of birthday cake would be nice.
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Wow, a lot of amazing suggestions. Some of them I am going to do for sure. Date planned to the nth degee, including the RedSox vs. Yankees game, maybe get a hotel room, candle-light dinner, basket of goodies in the room, and yes somehow weave in her favorite cause which is fighting cancer as I think a donation to that would really make her happy. And time w me.
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Give her a puppy .

A gal can never have too many puppies .

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So how's that working out for you, with Mrs Pote?
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I gave DW some large wheeled trashcans for Christmas and not one, but TWO scales for her birthday.

Yup, I'm a hopeless romantic...
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Why not show her what you love about Boston?
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Indeed Lilly. I am going to take her to a RedSox Yankees game, and also I got us a framed poster of the front page Boston Globe from the day after we won the world series, when Uehara and Ortiz and Pedroia storm the mound. It's a beautiful picture.

And, to those of us who lived in Boston last year, a picture of Ortiz is somewhat of a tear-jerker as we all remember his famous words "this is our **king city" after the bombing. He meant those words. And it's funny how a short speech (like Giuliani's after 9/11) can cement a person's place in history.

And we will go to Boston on sunday. And I will probly tear up when we get there.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:40 PM   #18
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If your lucky in love, she loves baseball as much as you do, and has a great time in Boston

I would suggest a good massage in Boston at your hotel.
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DH used to buy me rose bushes because cut flowers die so fast. He would plant them for me. I loved it.

We stopped that when we ran out of room.
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