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Topic # 66067 11-Aug-2010 23:13
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Hi all,

Well it's that time of the year again when I suddenly realize my wife's birthday is coming up and I do not have a clue of what to get her.

Whilst she loves my iPad, I want to stay away from tech stuff and focus on an event, day spa type activity, and a special dinner. She's a bit of a girly girl, in her late 30's.

We are in Auckland, does anyone have any great suggestions on really special presents, restaurants, etc.?
Hopefully the power of crowdsourcing will come to the rescue!

Thanks!

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  Reply # 366565 11-Aug-2010 23:37
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I reckon making your very own birthday card by hand would be a very good start on her birthday.

Also - ok this idea "borrowed" from a friend - making her heart shaped toasts for her breakfast in bed:)

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  Reply # 366566 11-Aug-2010 23:45
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This shall do it. She will love it! It won't cost you much either.




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  Reply # 366568 11-Aug-2010 23:52
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a new Iron/Ironing board or a Sowing machine.

either of those are bound to go down well.

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  Reply # 366569 11-Aug-2010 23:55
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michaelmurfy: This shall do it. She will love it! It won't cost you much either.

And ruin a perfectly good box?!

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  Reply # 366571 11-Aug-2010 23:58
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bazzer:
michaelmurfy: This shall do it. She will love it! It won't cost you much either.

And ruin a perfectly good box?!


Yeah I was thinking that, there's no point ruining the box. You may be able to Recycle it though :)

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  Reply # 366573 12-Aug-2010 00:04
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Don't know what your budget is mate, some ideas

Hot air balloon ride followed by dinner somewhere nice.
Helicopter variation to the above, that's a bit more expensive and more boy-ish too.

If she likes animals some Zoo's do Cheetah experiences, they are pretty cool.

Most girls love jewelery, though if you are like me then you can't support that evil habit.

Theater, get some culture in ya.

Weekend away, see if you can get a deal for a couple of nights away, Wellington is fantastic this time of year...........

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  Reply # 366577 12-Aug-2010 00:13
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Flamingtree:
Most girls love jewelery, though if you are like me then you can't support that evil habit.


+1 to the first part of your sentence and +1 +1 +1 to the second, haha.

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  Reply # 366578 12-Aug-2010 00:14
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Actually, on a more serious note, you could take her to Hanmer Springs? It's really nice at this time of year (since it's freezing outside and nice and warm in the pools) - Get some accommodation around there which is normally quite cheap this year, and maybe see if you can go Bungee Jumping while your at it :)

Then you can even stop at Christchurch to let her do some shopping if you're nice enough :)




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  Reply # 366621 12-Aug-2010 08:39
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I tried for a few months a hot air ballon ride in the Wairarapa but alwas cancelled due to weather - spent a couple of weekends there with false start. Ended up having a hot air ballon ride in Melbourne, with brunch at a winery nearby.

Melbourne is a great birthday present. But it all comes down to budget.





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  Reply # 366623 12-Aug-2010 08:45
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If your budget is less, and your wife likes crafty things, anything from the felt.co.nz / jewelry section would probably be well received.

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  Reply # 366630 12-Aug-2010 09:01
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I purchased some germs for my wife a few years ago..... http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/

She said theyre the most original gift anyone had given her :)




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  Reply # 366636 12-Aug-2010 09:23
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heavenlywild: heart shaped toasts for her breakfast in bed:)

To us that's just so vomit inducing but it's actually pure genius, cheers!

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  Reply # 366640 12-Aug-2010 09:28
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"Got my son an iPhone for his birthday the other week and recently got my daughter an iPod for hers. 




 

I was chuffed when the family clubbed together and bought me an iPad for Father’s day.

 

I got my wife an iRon for her birthday.  It was around then the fight started......"








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  Reply # 366644 12-Aug-2010 09:35
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michaelmurfy: Actually, on a more serious note, you could take her to Hanmer Springs? It's really nice at this time of year (since it's freezing outside and nice and warm in the pools) - Get some accommodation around there which is normally quite cheap this year, and maybe see if you can go Bungee Jumping while your at it :)

Then you can even stop at Christchurch to let her do some shopping if you're nice enough :)


OOOO ITTTTT :) if you can afford it

Did this trip with the wife a 6 years ago when we first started going out, took the Ferry down from Welly, down to Picton, through Kaikoura, then Hanmer, then Chch, then back.  Was amazing....prepare to budget in the 1500-2k area though, still, Hanmer especially will stick in her mind forever!  


Otherwise, nice restaurant somewhere depending on the food she likes, followed by a coffee or walk on the beach(although being semi winter, it'll be freezing) followed by a night cap(not the deadly mushroom variety, the drink variety)!  




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  Reply # 366970 12-Aug-2010 22:06
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Thanks for all the responses everyone, what a wonderful selection of suggestions...


> I reckon making your very own birthday card by hand would be a very good start on her birthday. -> actually I have done this a few times. Now the kids do this too.
> Also - ok this idea "borrowed" from a friend - making her heart shaped toasts for her breakfast in bed:) -> another good suggestion. I did heart shaped pancakes last weekend, so am looking for something different...
> Dick in a Box -> possibly could be seen as a bit cheap, what if she asks for an exchange card? :-)
> a new Iron/Ironing board or a Sowing machine. -> pass
> Hot air balloon ride followed by dinner somewhere nice. -> would love to do this and suggested it a few years ago, but she is not keen at all... (should have gone for the surprise :-)
> Helicopter variation to the above, that's a bit more expensive and more boy-ish too. -> ditto
> If she likes animals some Zoo's do Cheetah experiences, they are pretty cool. -> interesting, not really an animal person
> Most girls love jewelery, though if you are like me then you can't support that evil habit. -> can never go wrong with jewellery, but be careful of precedent setting for future birthdays!
> Theater, get some culture in ya. -> not a lot on at the moment
> Weekend away, see if you can get a deal for a couple of nights away, Wellington is fantastic this time of year........... -> good suggestion, just done that recently
> Actually, on a more serious note, you could take her to Hanmer Springs? It's really nice at this time of year (since it's freezing outside and nice and warm in the pools) -> did this 2 years ago
> Otherwise, nice restaurant somewhere depending on the food she likes, followed by a coffee or walk on the beach(although being semi winter, it'll be freezing) followed by a night cap(not the deadly mushroom variety, the drink variety)! -> any partticular venues you can recommend? Somewhere flash and special in Akld?
> Melbourne is a great birthday present. But it all comes down to budget. -> bit outside the budget at the moment...
> If your budget is less, and your wife likes crafty things, anything from the felt.co.nz / jewelry section would probably be well received. -> great site, will take a closer look

> "Got my son an iPhone for his birthday the other week and recently got my daughter an iPod for hers.
> I was chuffed when the family clubbed together and bought me an iPad for Father?s day.
> I got my wife an iRon for her birthday. It was around then the fight started......" -> I like it!

So far I think I am leaning towards a special dinner. Is there any new flash, special, or unusual and memorable venues anyone can suggest?

Thanks

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