first world birthday dilemmas

13 Jan

Ok so what do you do when you simply run out of ideas? …Birthday gift ideas that is.

After celebrating 35 Christmas’ …35 birthdays… and 33 anniversaries…not to mention the random acts of gift giving in between,  I have finally drawn a blank when it comes to that special treat for my ‘50 something’ man. The 103+ presents to date have ranged from practical to creative and at times completely useless (I remember the 2 ton pet rock for the garden in 1995),  and from thrifty to extravagant. P1090245But today I could think of  nothing!!! nought, zip, zero.

Why is it that are men are just so hard to buy for ?… He either has it, (or simply doesn’t need or want it) or is fussy and too hard to please.  Yet on the other hand women are so easy (they can NEVER have too much jewellery or perfume).

One year I even tried the World Vision ‘water wells for a village’ approach …mmm, while it made me feel good it probably missed the mark just a little (lucky I didn’t go for the goat).

Sigh…perhaps it’s time to revisit to old days of sock and undies with the odd hankie thrown in (actually, come to think of it …does anyone even use hankies these days?)


3 Responses to “first world birthday dilemmas”

  1. Flamingo Dancer January 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    I have the same issue but we have a agreement now that we don’t buy gifts for each other, unless something is specifically requested. A nice meal is enough and a little pandering such as coffee and tea on request for the day, is more than enough.

    • 50 something but not dead yet January 14, 2014 at 8:41 am #

      great suggestion… and one I think may now be in order for us. I little attention and pampering goes a long way.

  2. camrynforrest57 January 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    I’ve had more than one person end up checking out my artwork for the “person who has everything” but still deserves something.
    In my own personal life, we’ve been giving each other small gifts to represent experiences: such as a box of hand warmers (the kind you shake and they create heat) to represent that we were going to a college football game. Sometimes, making memories is a welcome gift.

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