Need Silver Anniversary Gift Idea for DH

aceyMay 12, 2007

I need you all to help elicit some creative ideas for me!

Yes, it will be 25 years on May 15th (so not a lot of time left to shop!)

We have no children, good jobs, $$$ in the bank. Our hobby is scuba diving, but we can't take a vacation for a few months yet, so a "dive trip" present is out of the question.

I need something to give him on "The Day".

He already has every techno gadget known to modern man, and I would not know what more to get for him. I'm talking computers, cameras, telescope, treadmill, dive gear, etc.

He can't stand jewelry, just wears his plain wedding band, and I doubt he'd like a new one because the original is just fine, plus it is THE one. He'd never wear a neck chain, men's ring or bracelet, and has several watches, but prefers his plastic Casio anyway.

I could get him a bottle of a high quality single malt scotch, I suppose, and I know he likes Glenlivet, but every body buys him a bottle at Christmas anyway.

He has every book imaginable, and Amazon and Borders know him well. So many yet to read. He buys DVD's all the time, and we have a media room packed to the rafters.

He buys us concert tickets all the time, in fact, just took me to one for my birthday last week, so that too is not a creative idea.

I am not crafty, and work full time, so I can't sneak around and make something.

We are beyond the "want to take flying lessons" time of life. I could buy a boat, but even then, I'd need his input.

WHAT DO I GET THIS GUY that he can open on our silver anniversary???

I would spend up to about $500.00

All ideas welcome, thanks!

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I was gonna say "the moon is silver", because it sounds like that's what you might have to aim for in order to get him something he doesn't already have, but..

how about a second honey*moon*?

Even if you can't take vacation time for a few months, you might take him away for a long week-end at a romantic bed & breakfast by the silver sea, (or you could go ahead & make the arrangements in advance for your "real" vacation.)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 11:56AM
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Dora Vann Snider

We celebrated our 50th last May and I got my husband a Seiko mantle clock. It plays six different songs and they are all so pretty. They had several clocks to chose from and each clock had different songs. We have had so many compliments on the clock and the beautiful music. My husband was so pleased and that is saying a lot as he usually doesn't pay much attention to such things. I had a plate engraved and put on the front of it. Felt like it was a real hit. The cost was around $300. Bought it at a jewelry store, but you might google and find one on line. By the way, it doesn't have to be a mantle clock, but that is where we put it.


Dora Lou

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 12:53AM
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What about a work of art ? A sculpture, or some indigenous art, is always lovely. Painting, maybe.

Its my 25th, next year and my DH says we are going to Paris !

As the time draws near, it might be somewhere closer to home !

I live in Sydney and we have a harbour bridge climb, which is something that is stunning, (a bit scarey for me, though), but it costs about $300, I believe, and it would be a memorable event. Perhaps you have got something like that near you. Bungy jumping, hot air balooning, helicopter ride.

Let us know what you end up purchasing.



    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 7:47PM
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Hot Air Balloon ride wins!
Won't happen tomorrow, but I can put the certificate in a card for HIM to OPEN!

Thanks, all!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 9:47PM
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