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Old 07-08-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Turning 50

Anyone have a suggestion on what to give a woman friend turning 50?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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Anyone have a suggestion on what to give a woman friend turning 50?
My wife turned 50 last year and I threw her a party and invited all of her girlfriends. That wasn't much, just a lunch in the private dining room of a nice hotel restaurant. But the thing she loved the most, and which had all of her girlfriends jealous (which is very, very important), was a ten minute video I made using photos and video clips from her life. From birth to parenthood and everything in between, all set to a nice romantic bit of music. It was a huge hit and I earned major hubbie points on that one.

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I have lots of suggestions, none of which can be posted here.

Ok......I just turned 50 last fall.
What I DID NOT want was a party where people brought me all sorts of dumb things like black balloons and Geritol, yadda yadda yadda. Pure cornball.
I settled on letting dh2b set up a small party of very close friends at my favorite place (Chinese buffet). He surprised me with a Friendly's ice cream cake, featuring lots of chocolate layers, and 5 candles (one for each decade).
A few friends got me the usual "over the hill" birthday cards to make them feel better.
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I should say someone I know is turning 50 and they are a family friend. I just dont know what to give her for her 50th b'day.
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I just dont know what to give her for her 50th b'day.
Probably not a training bra...
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Ok, you just need a gift idea...here's my wish list...

- Chocolate (the really good expensive European stuff, not Hershey's)
- More chocolate
- Tickets to a show and dinner out for 2 (you escort or she takes her SO as applicable)
- A homemade coupon for a full day of whatever I want to do, and you're driving me around. Your treat within reason.
- A membership at a local museum, or season tickets to a local small theatre group.
- A full massage session including facial and manicure (dh2b actually did this for my 49th. What a guy!)
- A gift certificate to my favorite store (online counts)
- Cheese of the Month club (or similar)

Will any of these fit OK?
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Ok, you just need a gift idea...here's my wish list...

- Chocolate (the really good expensive European stuff, not Hershey's)
- More chocolate
- Tickets to a show and dinner out for 2 (you escort or she takes her SO as applicable)
- A homemade coupon for a full day of whatever I want to do, and you're driving me around. Your treat within reason.
- A membership at a local museum, or season tickets to a local small theatre group.
- A full massage session including facial and manicure (dh2b actually did this for my 49th. What a guy!)
- A gift certificate to my favorite store (online counts)
- Cheese of the Month club (or similar)

Will any of these fit OK?
I am leaning towards body spa not oriental though That would be for the husband.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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A lot of good suggestions previously posted. I would add maybe a really nice bottle of wine or champagne or a mall gift card(to shop at any of the stores at the local mall).
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Steve...since we don't know anything about the lady, it's kind of hard to know what she would like.

If she has a good sense of humor, perhaps you could give her a pic of you in a nice frame, with a big grin holding a sign that says Happy Birthday.......
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Being totally atypical, I would suggest a weekend romance package with no mention of age.
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I am leaning towards body spa not oriental though That would be for the husband.
Um...is there a husband in the picture?
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Um...is there a husband in the picture?

Sorry do I need to include husband? The husband is the one throwing the bash. I ask him if it would be appropriate to send a stripper? He said go ahead. I think he is joking. I know them for 14 years but I don't get in her personal life.
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Being totally atypical, I would suggest a weekend romance package with no mention of age.
Is there such thing as romance package?
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When I turned 50, I specifically asked for no party, particularly one of those where "over the hill" is the theme. DH complied, but my staff at w*rk did all wear black on my b'day in memory of my lost youth. That cracked me up!

Several friends and family made contributions in my honor to a few of my favorite charities...I thought that was the best!
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I'm not a woman, but I'm planning on spending my 50th doing something exotic and/or adventurous...somewhere I've never been before, something I've never done before. But that's me......
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For my 50th co-workers held a "wine" (sparkling apple juice) and cheese party in the office at lunchtime. They know I like fancy cheese so they had a great variety of them with assorted crackers, bread, fruit. I was also given a weighty tome "The Encyclopedia of Cheese". My son gave me a gift certificate to the Nemacolin Woodlands spa for lunch, facial, massage, manicure, pedicure. Nice, but I had to split it into two visits as it would have been too much indulgence for me in one day.
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Sorry do I need to include husband? The husband is the one throwing the bash. I ask him if it would be appropriate to send a stripper? He said go ahead. I think he is joking. I know them for 14 years but I don't get in her personal life.
No, not necessary to include husband in the gift. I just was wondering with respect to the nature of the gifts I suggested.
All clear except maybe the all-day chauffeur idea.
Male strippers are fun for a girlz only party, but if there are family members with no sense of humor or children present, it could fall flat. Really flat.
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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