Fiances birthday Don't know what to get

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  1. Kermit the frog macrumors regular

    Kermit the frog

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    I have this problem every year...but this year I'm really short on cash. She isn't your average girly girl...she is more of a tomboy. She plays sports and is a total outdoors nut. I have about 30-50 to get her something. I'm thinking of something special yet not particularly expensive. I have 2 days.
     
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    Tickets to a sporting game or something similar? You could go together and make a day of it.
     
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    hmm, if you can stretch it... get her an engraved iPod shuffle?
     
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    How about outdoor BBQ with enough friends over to play soccer or touch football?

    I do not know where you live but for that price here you can rent two kayaks for a day: have picnic on secluded island or beach.
    Maybe if you are good catch your own dinner, roasted over open fire...
     
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    Go to the racetrack today. How good is your luck?





    Go fishing.
     
  7. Kermit the frog thread starter macrumors regular

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    We are in Milwaukee, WI right now so the braves game is a no go :( and the brewers are on the road this weekend :(
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How about doing a camping trip and getting her something for camping from REI or the like?
     
  9. Kermit the frog thread starter macrumors regular

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    She has to work on her birthday which sucks. So we can't exactly leave this weekend :( why is this sooo hard
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, fine, $40 in condoms and $10 in cheap hard liquor. :D
     
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    lmao classy
     
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    Alright then...$15 of hard liquor...incase she does believe in them ;)
     
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    Massage gift certificate. It's easy and girls love those.
     
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    btw, if you're Kermit, does that make her Ms. Piggy? Could be a fun scenario to explore in the bedroom. :p
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    $15 in liquor and a home pregnancy test? It should really come as a two piece gift set.
     
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    go to a brewers game next homestand. she'll understand if it's late.
     
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    Oh wait, I've got the perfect gift. It involves bath crystals, massage oils, candles, soft jazz music, and jaffa cakes.
     
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    As you're walking down the street, pay a random guy to run up, punch her in the face and try to steal her purse. Then, being the strong and manly frog you are, jump out from behind a tree, punch the guy you paid, retrieve the purse and save the day. Nothing says love like being a hero. Obviously for this to work you'll have to surreptitiously pay the random. If she sees this bit the whole thing could fall through.
     
  20. jng macrumors 65816

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    Lame for birthday gift from YOUR FIANCE though.

    Think a bit harder Kermit. You'll figure something out. Try to make it personal or unique to her.

    And sometimes it's the experience that counts. Low on cash? Make her a really nice dinner and spend the $40 on great wine. That's better than a certifiate if you put in the effort and make it a night she'll remember.

    If not, I second mad jew's idea.
     
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    has she talked abot anything she woulkd like or do?

    sometimes they want to go dancing or to this concert or this thing pay attention!!!!!!
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think he would appreciate it if you sent his fiancée out on a date with Jaffa Cake. :D
     
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    heck, yeah!


    She's still a girl, and there's some girly things she would like.

    I like some of the ideas involving picnics, or a cookout with friends. You could still give her something small and personable.
     
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    Neither would Miss Jaffa Cake. We'd best leave well alone. :eek: ;)
     
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    Hot lingerie! $50 will buy a gorgeous bra and matching pair of panties, in a nice gift box. (And Victoria's Secret has their Semi-Annual Sale going on right now, hint, hint!).

    Even if she's a tomboy she might like you to turn her into a supermodel...

    Other than that: Make her favorite things -- all the things she secretly dreams about, the house with the picket fence, the climb to the top of Mount Everest, the Skydive, the Porsche, or whatever it might be -- out of that clay that hardens in the oven, in lots of strong colors. I always used to say to my ex-bf "I want an elephant for my birthday!", "I want a humongous ornamental plastic donut to put on top of our roof for my birthday!", and all kinds of silly things, and he remembered ALL of those things and made each and every one for me out of colored clay! And it was the best birthday gift I ever got, while it probably cost him <$10. This was 10+ years ago and I still move those clay things with me whenever I move to a new place, 3 boyfriends later and all.

    So be creative, and give her what would make her the most happy!
     

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