S.B. asks from Omaha, NE on August 21, 2012
40Th Birthday Gift Ideas - Omaha,NE
My best friend will be turning 40 in a couple weeks. I line out-of-state so I won't be there to celebrate with her, but I do want to send her something. The problem is...I have NO IDEA what to do/buy/send her. (The only thing I know for sure is that I don't want to do a gag gift?) Any ideas would be appreciated :). Thanks mamas!
P.W. answers from Dallas on August 22, 2012
Do you have enough photos to make a little friendship album?
Paint a friendship dish or mug.
Vera Bradley has some lovely feminine things at every price point.
Swarovski Crystals have many cute little figurines starting under $50 and one might seem right.
L.A. answers from Austin on August 21, 2012
Wish we knew more about her.
I like to get items that have been personalized like a robe, a cosmetic travel bag, a tote. Beautiful linens, that are monogrammed.
Or I love giving a really generous gift card to a super nice place for dinner. So they can get dressed up and go out.
I like to send gourmet baskets, maybe speak with her husband about taking her on a romantic picnic when the basket arrives.
Or a special piece of jewelry, James Avery has special pieces.
Maybe pay for a night or 2 at a Bed and Breakfast. Send it on a gift card.
I am sure you will come up with something amazing.
C.O. answers from Minneapolis on August 23, 2012
K.M. answers from Kansas City on August 21, 2012
Is there any way you can go???? Your presence would be the best gift of all!!!!
J.K. answers from Sacramento on August 21, 2012
When I turned 40 my sister wrote me a note that said "40 reasons I love my sister", and then she listed a bunch of sweet things that are special to her about me. It was so sweet and thoughtful.
You could also make her a photo book of the two of you through the years. You can scan in photos and then use iPhoto to make a book. They turn out really cute.
I second Laurie's idea of something personalized. I also have a monogrammed pocket mirror that my (very thoughtful) sister gave me.