B.L. asks from Roswell, GA on March 27, 2008
Husband's 40Th B'day - Need Ideas for Gifts
My husband will be 40 soon. I would like some ideas for gifts. We are 1st time parents. Not only would I like some ideas for gifts from me, but I would also like some ideas for gifts from our 5 mo old son. Thanks in advance for your help.
J.W. answers from Savannah on March 30, 2008
My hubby loves electronic stuff! Anything that does cool stuff, for Christmas he asked for a coffee maker with a timer, he loves it! And I also got him a GPS last year and that is a lifesaver! He couldnt thank me enough! Its been a year and he is still thanking me for it! LOL
A.M. answers from Augusta on March 28, 2008
One year for my husband's birthday I contacted as many of his old friends/other family members as I could and asked them each to email me a favorite memory they have of him or something they admire about him and I put them all together in a memory book for him. He really loved it and it's a great gift to pull out every now and then to just read over and help him feel good about himself.
K.P. answers from Atlanta on March 27, 2008
Consider a photo book from Shutterfly.com. It could be from you or from your baby. They are hardback bound books and Shutterfly has decent prices and specials on their products. I gave it to my husband last year for his 40th birthday.
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S.B. answers from Atlanta on March 28, 2008
When my 1st son was about 6 months old, I made a frame for my husband. I bought a big, black matted frame with about 8 or 9 openings for small pics. I copied pictures of Daddy and Tanner in black and white and put them in the frame. At the bottom, in a silver acid free pen (on the matte) I wrote "Happy Birthday, Daddy, 2005, Love, Tanner." My husband cherishes this frame. I have an 18 month old now, and I need to make one from him, too!
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S.J. answers from Myrtle Beach on April 02, 2008
Here are some ideas that come to mind: first, portraits of your husband and son together- the black and white/ close and emotion-evoking kind. Then, something with your son's handprint/footprint will always be a great gift as they grow. Since he stays at home with him, how about a membership to a baby-fun-time place, such as Gymboree. Then for the two of you, maybe you could get away for a day or two and leave the little one with grandma!
E.B. answers from Augusta on March 28, 2008
I have a hard time finding gifts for my husband, and am rarely able to surprise him, but for Christmas I found the perfect thing! I went to one of our local small airports with my 2 kids and bought him a gift certificate for a flying lesson. He LOVED it, and can't wait to go again! It was much cheaper than I had thought it would be (about $80 for an hour), and the kids liked being a part of getting it for him. I know it's a gift he'll never forget!
R.C. answers from Atlanta on March 31, 2008
My husband is a 42yo SAHD, and is helping me compose this response :-) ! He suggested a speed camp, where they go and get to drive race cars, or maybe a trip to Vegas. We don't know his personality, but Vegas has lots to offer besides gambling.
One year for our anniversary, I gave my husband tickets to the Florida/FSU football game--maybe tickets to some sporting event he would like.
C.E. answers from Atlanta on March 28, 2008
Since your husband is SAH, and will likely start needing places to go with your son, I'd suggest a membership to the Zoo, Botanical Garden (great for out of town company), or even the Children's Museum. If you work for a large company, you may even be able to get a discount or a matching gift to the organization (which they LOVE). I turned 40 yesterday.
J.G. answers from Atlanta on March 28, 2008
I went to Things Remembered (at most malls) and bought my husband a keychain that you open and can insert a small picture. He loved it. I had it engraved also from my son. Very reasonably priced also.
S.S. answers from Atlanta on March 28, 2008
Any gift that involves time alone with you is the perfect gift - it's an investment in your relationship. Depending on your budget, give him a dinner out with just the two of you, a weekend get-a-way or two weeks on a beach somewhere. This will also be a gift to your son and his grandparents - time they can spend together bonding. Hope this helps, S.