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40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

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For my OH's 40th I have decided to get him 40 smallish gifts instead of something big - everyday items from socks to chocolate and maybe some more interesting ones.

I was hoping for some advice from you Ef-ers.

Have you done something like this before? Have you come across some cool items lately that might be fun? Guys - what kinds of things would you like to find in a big pile of gifts?
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

This is a really fun thing to do, we did this for my OH's 30th. My lil one got to gift wrap and keep 2 or 3 of his favorite toys for daddy to play with . It was a fun day. We also did coupons for his favorite eats. Sweets, perfume, wallet, belt. Have fun planning.
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Guys - what kinds of things would you like to find in a big pile of gifts?
Socks for 40th birthday? Auh... I'd be a bit underwhelmed...

Some alternatives:
- eau de cologne
- ticket to paragliding
- ticket for rock concert (that he likes)
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

*Favorite music CD or ITunes credit
*Cook favorite meal
*Visit a place he loves (local or travel)
*Write a letter highlighting your favorite memories together
*Write an original song
*Send a happy birthday video
*Tell him the 40 things you love about him
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*Favorite music CD or ITunes credit
*Cook favorite meal
*Visit a place he loves (local or travel)
*Write a letter highlighting your favorite memories together
*Write an original song
*Send a happy birthday video
*Tell him the 40 things you love about him
A guy's perspective:

Yes
Definitely
No
GOD NO!
HELL NO!
Naked? Yes
NO NO NO!

actually - theses are pretty good


Oh - and if he doesn't have one - get him an XBOX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lvxTo4Oq8
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

Is he a beer drinker? You could source some bottles of unusual ales. That would "use" a few of your 40 gifts. It's a lovely idea. (your present idea, not my suggestion!)


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Is he a beer drinker? You could source some bottles of unusual ales. That would "use" a few of your 40 gifts. It's a lovely idea.
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*Favorite music CD or ITunes credit
*Cook favorite meal
*Visit a place he loves (local or travel)
*Write a letter highlighting your favorite memories together
*Write an original song
*Send a happy birthday video
*Tell him the 40 things you love about him
One of the gifts is a book of memories from friends and myself. The 40 things I love about him sounds sweet. I better start writing this down...

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A guy's perspective:

Yes
Definitely
No
GOD NO!
HELL NO!
Naked? Yes
NO NO NO!

actually - theses are pretty good


Oh - and if he doesn't have one - get him an XBOX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lvxTo4Oq8
He has a playstation and has been talking about getting the new one. I asked him if he would like me to get that for him and he said "No. That's something I would get for myself".

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Socks for 40th birthday? Auh... I'd be a bit underwhelmed...

Some alternatives:
- eau de cologne
- ticket to paragliding
- ticket for rock concert (that he likes)
These would be really, really nice socks. He likes socks. He's very picky. It's kinda wierd.

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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

BTW, I should clarify, my "It's a lovely idea" was in reference to your initial posts, not my beery suggestion!


My OH always enjoys a new pair of random socks. Although he'd probably be a bit peeved if they were his main present!


Best


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Oh - and if he doesn't have one - get him an XBOX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lvxTo4Oq8

I just watched the video. One has to learn how to live with the console. It's a give and take (and occassionally threaten to throw it out the window and worse).
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

Cufflinks?


Do you know www.notonthehighstreet.com


I had a quick look on their site and it automatically changed my location to Switzerland and my currency to CHFs, so I assume they deliver here - although I appreciate it may not be that straightforward!
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Is he a beer drinker? You could source some bottles of unusual ales. That would "use" a few of your 40 gifts.
A few? Forty different beers from around the world would be enough on its own.

As long as you don't mind when he samples them all in one sitting
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

Noooo .... one big extravagant, big boys toy; or something like a track day ..... pleeease.

Save the girlie ideas to the ... well, er .... girlies.
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Noooo .... one big extravagant, big boys toy; or something like a track day ..... pleeease.

Save the girlie ideas to the ... well, er .... girlies.
What's this "track day" you speak of?
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Socks for 40th birthday? Auh... I'd be a bit underwhelmed...

Some alternatives:
- eau de cologne
- ticket to paragliding
- ticket for rock concert (that he likes)
Personally I'd be underwhelmed by them too. I don't use perfume, and the others are just promises somehow (and I wouldn't want to do paragliding anyway).

No, something real and immediate is required, IMO. Nice treats, depending on taste, but things like a tiny box of Belgian pralines, for example, would do it for me. Or things in the clothing area that he needs but won't/can't justify buying 'cos the old ones are still OK (if he's anything like me) like some new Merino ski socks, a decent winter hat or gloves, new linen handkerchiefs.

All to my taste, of course, but a whole load of little things that I will actually use and enjoy would fit the bill.
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Socks for 40th birthday? Auh... I'd be a bit underwhelmed...

Some alternatives:
- eau de cologne
- ticket to paragliding
- ticket for rock concert (that he likes)
40 gifts of that calibre would be more than a tad pricey I would say.

A nice pair of socks amongst 39 other gifts would fine in my opinion. . There needs to be quite a few small 'token' gifts in there unless the OP really wants to break the bank.
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What's this "track day" you speak of?
Something along the lines of ...... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_day


It's been previously discussed here - just google 'track day, switzerland' (also gives link to petrolheads forum discussion)
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

40 bottles of beer would be great - I saw in Germany last year beer and whisky advent calendars so could do something fun like that

depends what he likes really and budget.

I find IWOOT and Firebox are great sites for smallish silly stuff
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