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Feb 19, 2013, 04:14 AM
 
My GF's birthday is next week. I can't come up with any great ideas. We've been dating for about 7 months. For Christmas I built her an awesome bike rack, and got her a toaster oven. Yes I'm a practical gift giver. But I need some ideas!!

     
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Feb 19, 2013, 11:25 AM
 
Hey, practical is thoughtful, shows that you notice what she needs. One of the first gifts my husband gave me was a new phone.

What does she like? Is she geeky? arty? athletic?

At 7 mos, you may be fine with just a really nice night out and some interesting jewelry (if she wears it).
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 11:56 AM
 
Your sig is still enormous... wasn't 200px wide the old rule?

Anyhow. Listing some things she likes would be a good start.

IMO gifts should be things that the person wouldn't normally buy on their own. So if she's geeky, get her a cool geek toy from thinkgeek.com that she can put on her desk at work. If she's arty, maybe get her a really high-quality set of art supplies (watercolors, pencils, etc.).

I don't know of any woman (or man, for that matter) who would be disappointed to get a certificate for a day at a spa, either. Massages and mud wraps are universal happiness.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I don't know of any woman (or man, for that matter) who would be disappointed to get a certificate for a day at a spa, either. Massages and mud wraps are universal happiness.
These always go down well with my wife. Why not get 2 tickets, one for yourself?
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 12:27 PM
 
^good points.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 02:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I don't know of any woman (or man, for that matter) who would be disappointed to get a certificate for a day at a spa, either. Massages and mud wraps are universal happiness.
It's like your speaking a foreign language. For my birthday, I hope she gets me a 3-ride pass to Highland Mountain Bike Park
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 03:01 PM
 
and after a long day at the bike park, a nice relaxing hot tub and massage!

Does she bike too?
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 03:13 PM
 
She has a bike and i'm trying to get her into it, but shes not into it like i'm into it, and probably never will be.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 06:24 PM
 
I'll try to make this simple



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Feb 20, 2013, 03:12 AM
 
1. Cut a hole in a box.
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Feb 20, 2013, 03:41 AM
 
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Feb 20, 2013, 12:50 PM
 
A custom dessert basket with truffles, cookies, weird stuff etc.
Maybe tickets to a show (theater or something)
...and what snowi said.

You've only been dating 7 months so probably no need to go overboard or anything.

Personally I always try do event type stuff, some of it really cliche... I don't buy 'things' for people unless I happen to know something that they would like and I come across it; which is rare. It seems to work for me.
     
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Feb 21, 2013, 09:54 AM
 
it's only been 7 months, but if you're head over heels for this girl, maybe a nice charm bracelet and some flowers, or some really good quality chocolates. Depends on budget.
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
     
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Feb 21, 2013, 03:38 PM
 
Rubber ducky
     
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Feb 21, 2013, 05:55 PM
 
Get a fake flower and mix it with real flowers, and place them on her bed with a note "I'll love you until the last flower dies. Happy Birthday!"
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Feb 22, 2013, 01:50 AM
 
It's been 7 months not 17 years people, tone it down! Hows about a small stuffed animal, a fancy pair of craft scissors, and dinner at an indian restaurant that I don't like but she does.
     
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Feb 22, 2013, 03:33 AM
 
more sincerity and practicability. best wishes for you!
     
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Feb 28, 2013, 04:54 AM
 
Laser print some sex vouchers at work.
Cheap and fun.
     
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Feb 28, 2013, 12:32 PM
 
yeah, chicks just love sex vouchers.
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Feb 28, 2013, 06:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
yeah, chicks just love sex vouchers.
My wife told me those are just a more subtle version of DiaB.
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