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Ladies: I need help with my wife's birthday

Hello, this is very last minute my wifes birthday is thrusday and I completly forgot. I am out of town and want advise from a woman's point of view as to what I should do in terms of gift and surprise. My wife is a teacher and is off from school for the summer and wanted ideas from members as to what I should do, thanks in advance

Tue. Jun 12, 12:35pm

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Flowers are always a welcome surprise, along with a note telling her how much you love her.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 12:47 PM

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Kick off her summer with some pampering! Fortunately I don't work so I'm able to do the usual upkeep, mani/pedi, body scrubs, etc. Your wife may love these types of spa treatments and the beginning of summer is a great time to indulge! Help her get her feet looking great with a pedicure (sandal season) along with a manicure (if she likes them) and a great body scrub with massage...smooth skin for summer!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 12:48 PM

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Special dinner out and lots of attention. Tell her what she means to you (or write it in your card to her). It's the love most women want...not so much the stuff. Let her know she is really special!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 1:12 PM

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how about surprising her with tickets to a show? a local theatre company or larger, depending where you live, with a gift certificate for lunch or dinner? she and a friend can attend a matinee on her b-day if you have to work.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 1:19 PM

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i like those fruit baskets cut to look like flowers (in my area it's called "edible arrangements") you can send right online since you are out of town. i also like it when hubby buys me clothes - he buys stuff i'd never pick and it expands my horizons

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 1:30 PM

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definitely something w/ words...a card or a letter or a poem...something romantic and makes her realize how special you know she is. then, if you want to really impress her, make arrangements for a one night or weekend get a way if you can afford it and realistically do it. to know you put thought and effort into it would be really amazing. maybe a dinner at her favorite type of restaurant and then do something fun that you've done on one of your first dates together. Personally, I think a thoughtful card along with some quality alone time somewhere special would be the best present. Hmm...maybe I need to start dropping some hints to my bf since my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:08 PM

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how about touring a local flower garden and then buying some of the cut flowers? or making her favorite dinner and then giving her a soothing massage?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:13 PM

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If you decide to send flowers, please call a florist local to where your wife is...when you use a national contact company, 1-800-Flowers, etc. much of the actual money you spend is stuck in fees. Those companies just contact the local florists anyway & they are the companies who actually make & deliver the arrangement. Local florists are able to give you better value for your money because the money is spend directly on the arrangement, delivery & taxes...not a service fee!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:22 PM

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What is up with all the flower ideas? I buy my own flowers.

I don't care what any of you say, women like and appreciate expensive gifts! Words, affection, flowers don't have the same effect as diamonds, luxurious treats, or a car (just joking on the last one).

I have told my husband before,"Oh honey, don't buy me anything" or "don't spend too much" and I was disappointed. I have learned since.

So I'm materialistic and superficial. MOST WOMEN ARE :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:33 PM

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I'm happy with anything that is thoughtful and a surprise, but my favorite gifts are girly. I'm a huge Steelers fan, but when my husband surprised me with a Steelers jersey for my b-day, despite playing on my interest and being a surprise, I was still a bit disappointed; I wanted something romantic!

Jewelry, or a nice engraved jewelry box (stores like Things Remembered can do same-day engraving), would mean the world to me! I'd also like silky pajamas, or a gift certificate for a spa treatment, or something like that.

I'd rather have a nicer present, and be taken out somewhere more casual, than vice versa.

Or, if my husband just made a big fuss over the day and planned out fun stuff to do - a picnic in the park, pre-purchased tix to a movie or show I wanted to see, etc., and surprised me with a day that was all about me, and I didn't have to plan, that'd be a great b-day present too!

Hmm, I wish my husband would read this...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 3:27 PM

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