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Old 07-09-2009, 06:59 AM   #21
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Anyone have a suggestion on what to give a woman friend turning 50?
Well, let's see... I got a divorce after 23 years of marriage. I didn't get any other birthday presents that year.

What would I have liked? A dozen red roses from an attractive man, followed by dinner out at a very nice/expensive restaurant, and a movie.

I guess it all depends on the individual woman, since we are not all alike.
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Might need one again....
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...Music is always a good idea. Depending on her tastes, of course. Enya is a choice that is pretty much universally liked. YMMV
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Steve88, this could be a minefield since you know her as part of a couple. I take people at their word when they say, "no gifts." Arrived at one 50-year-old b-day lunch to find that most people brought creative gives like albums with significant photos from, like, the 40th birthday party. One guy was into wine so almost everyone brought wine-related gifts; I brought a coffee mug from a park we had visited together.

I knew a woman who received a certificate for a spa treatment but it wasn't her thing and she never did fit it into her schedule.

I think it was Emerson who said that a gift should be a part of the giver, something you are into, maybe you print your own photos, from me it would be a coffee mug and a printed photo from the 40th.
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Is there such thing as romance package?
Many hotels/resorts offer weekend romance packages.

Quick search found one here:
Our Hotel Near Downtown Dayton Offers Military Rates
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Maybe you could suggest such to the husband.
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50? Pfffft...

Fifty is so five years ago last year...

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50? Pfffft...

Fifty is so five years ago last year...

Why you young whippersnapper!
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Depending on how much you would like to spend, my suggestions are a gift certificate for dinner at a nice restaurant, flowers, a flowering plant, a box of decadent truffles, a nice bottle of wine, or books (if she likes books and you know the type she reads).

This is the kind of stuff I like to get for gifts and I'm in the same age bracket.
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Anyone have a suggestion on what to give a woman friend turning 50? Thanks
Here's an outside-the-box idea.

Ask her spouse if she has any photo albums or movies/videos that she's been meaning to digitize. Volunteer a few hours of your labor with a scanner or have the footage converted to DVDs at your local Costco. For extra bonus points, buy a battery-powered digital frame to display the JPEGs.

And then let me know how it works out, because I only have four (holy cow) two years left to do something similar for my spouse's 11th anniversary of her 39th birthday...
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Here's an outside-the-box idea.

Ask her spouse if she has any photo albums or movies/videos that she's been meaning to digitize. Volunteer a few hours of your labor with a scanner or have the footage converted to DVDs at your local Costco. For extra bonus points, buy a battery-powered digital frame to display the JPEGs.

And then let me know how it works out, because I only have four (holy cow) two years left to do something similar for my spouse's 11th anniversary of her 39th birthday...
I am not sure if I have the nerve to ask him for pictures. Its seems more appropriate for a woman type of project. Its a great idea but seem very personal.
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50? Pfffft...

Fifty is so five years ago last year...

Yeah, soooooooo last year.
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