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What should I buy my girlfriend for her 40th Birthday?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dean_e_boy, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. dean_e_boy


    Joined: Oct 3, 2004

    Posts: 64

    Location: Biggin Hill

    HELP, its my girlfriend 40th birthday next month and have no idea on what to buy. I was thinking of getting a Rolex watch, but as they start at around £2000 that is a bit out of my budget ( I had no idea they were SO expensive :mad:), was thinking of spending around £800, but I just have no idea what to get and I am now starting to PANIC :confused:

    Any ideas would be greatfully received
  2. TheCenturion


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 13,075

    Maybe a holiday? Might be a big stretch at £800 though.

    Maybe another type of watch

    EDIT: show her the suggestions in this thread and ask her which she likes ;)
  3. ejr22


    Joined: Sep 29, 2009

    Posts: 834

    ATI 5890


    Joined: Mar 12, 2009

    Posts: 26,677

    A long weekend away somewhere romantic would be my suggestion.

    LOL! Crossfire!
  5. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2009

    Posts: 1,517

    Location: Leicester

    I agree with this, good budget for a long weekend.

  6. djmc0


    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 2,886

    Oil of Olay
  7. xyphox


    Joined: Jun 14, 2009

    Posts: 259

    Location: Essex

    Spa day? Weekend away?

    They love that kind of stuff...
  8. cheechm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 16, 2008

    Posts: 2,350

    Anti-wrinkle cream.
  9. .Lethal


    Joined: Jun 8, 2005

    Posts: 5,762

    Location: United Kingdom

    £800 for a GIRLFRIEND???? If it was your wife I might understand but I find this quite hard to accept.

    A colleague at work is going away to New York for her 40th which she has saved months for along with her husband (both band 7 with the NHS). Why would you want to spend so much on a girlfriend?

    I guess if this is what you have decided to do then I suppose a long weekend away to one of the european countries would be nice. Pick any city, maybe Rome or Milan? or Barcelona or Paris? All are very affordable with that price you are looking at. I tend to spend about 5-600 on said breaks with my wife now and then.

    For £800 on my next birthday I will be your girlfriend too ;)
  10. EffBee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 9, 2006

    Posts: 1,329

    Beard Trimmer?
  11. ^TANK^


    Joined: Aug 29, 2005

    Posts: 15,181

    Location: West Sussex

    LEGO Technic Crane Truck for £120 tbh.


  12. kylew


    Joined: May 31, 2007

    Posts: 10,739

    Location: Liverpool

    :eek: I want one!
  13. toon_mad


    Joined: Jan 8, 2009

    Posts: 4,731

    Location: North East

    OUCH! that will be expensive..

    if she is reading, i suggest a £300000 sports car ;)
  14. Nix


    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

    Posts: 19,866

    Diamonds. She'll pretty much have to.

    When she's done, tell her about all the poor little children who died for it.
  15. ^TANK^


    Joined: Aug 29, 2005

    Posts: 15,181

    Location: West Sussex

    Me too but the question is where the **** would we keep it:(.
  16. Gog


    Joined: Jan 22, 2006

    Posts: 740

    Location: Sarf Landon

    I'm not the OP, but I've been with my girlfriend for 14 years in January. Not even engaged. Maybe the OP is in a similar situation?

    To the OP - Have you asked if there is anything she particularly would like, or does this have to be a surprise? What are her hobbies, likes/dislikes, etc.?
  17. Sawell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 7, 2005

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    Location: Southampton

    An engagement ring and a good oven.

    I mean, let's face it, you've not got a whole heap of time left on the clock so you may as well face the reality of your impending free bus pass.
  18. K1LLSW1TCH


    Joined: Mar 12, 2009

    Posts: 26,677

    Don't bother buying her a rolex, there's a clock on the stove.
  19. Rotty


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 38,490

    Location: Notts

    My missus's 40th in about 3 weeks

    taking her to NY, think it was about £1100 ( tagged 4 days playing poker in Atlantic City on back of it but that's the kind of great guy I am :p )

    oh and a meal in a Michelin 3* restaurant while there

    er and a new netbook

    and a party when we get back for family

    should have bought a Rolex now I think about it :( ;) :D
  20. kylew


    Joined: May 31, 2007

    Posts: 10,739

    Location: Liverpool

    On a shelf in the open!

    Easier to play with more often then. :D

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