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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

This is great!! All those suggestions, and she buys the ballscratcher!! I like this lady!!
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This is great!! All those suggestions, and she buys the ballscratcher!! I like this lady!!
EVERYONE needs a ballscratcher!

In case you're interested, here's my list to date:

1. Ballscratcher
2. Lush Bathballs (2x - Keeping with the "ball theme")
4. Cook book
5. Scented oil for candel
6. Bath oils (3x Lemon gras, Eukalyptus, Tannen)
9. Memory book (Weisch no?) with photos and notes from friends and family
10. Booklet made by me "40 things I love about you" (sappy, but wth)
11. Lights for in the bath|shower (he likes baths, and lights, and well, it seems he's a little girly by this list )
12. A helicopter toy I found at interdiscount
13. A bottle of Grappa
14. Geduldsfäden (https://www.geschenkidee.ch/geduldsf...widget=results) because I can be a handful at times...
15. A few special beers (Haven't got them yet, but it will probably be 2-3x)
18. Chocolate - because he's a sweetaholic (2x)
20. Sour tounges (see above)

I will probably find a few other smaller things. Now I'm trying to figure out a few special items (more unique, a little more expensive).
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

I love the ballscratcher idea so much I'm going to order one for hubby for Christmas.
Shame I can't suggest that for the old codger who's retiring.
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

I did this for my husband. Unfortunately I gave him all 40 gifts when he was severely jet lagged after a work trip to Oz so he started crying by about #8 (more because he still had 32 gifts left to unwrap than the emotion of the experience I'm afraid....). My friend did the same a couple of years later but sensibly gave her husband one gift each day for 40 days leading up to his birthday, culminating in the main gift on the big day itself.

Anyhow, I followed the "one for you, one for me" principle with some of my 40 gifts. So he got one tennis racquet, then a second (for me), a cinema ticket, then a second one, a pair of snow shoes and - yep, you've guessed it, another pair, etc etc

One of the gifts he liked most was a bottle of 40 year old port. Best of luck and enjoy the gift gathering!
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Re: 40 Gifts for 40th Birthday

Bits and pieces get lost and forgotten, but memories remain forever.

In your place I would get him two 20 year old escort ladies, he will never, ever, forget your kind gesture! (Don't worry, they WILL send him back!)
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