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40th birthday present for him????? any ideas

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pinkmamma Sun 01-May-05 06:26:36

Am totally lost as to what to buy - thinking about £200. Any ideas PLEASE PLEASE

cupcakes Sun 01-May-05 07:16:16

Do you want something like a keepsake with sentimental value or just a really good present - something you know he'd really want.
What does he like?
Weekend away springs to mind (but then I do like gifts I can enjoy too!)

bibiboo Sun 01-May-05 10:16:13

How about an iPod. If you buy it direct from Apple, you can get the back engraved for free. Got my DH one for his 30th and he loves it!

bluesky Sun 01-May-05 20:02:16

how about the personalised Monopoly board, all the places can be places from his past, schools, jobs, addresses etc. Someone recommended them on here a year or so ago, they are great.

Yorkiegirl Sun 01-May-05 20:04:15

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MarsLady Sun 01-May-05 20:07:59

am going to watch this with interest. BIL is 40 end of May and my sisters and I want to get him something special. The one thing that we know he's really into is my sister. So not much help there lol.

Doddle Sun 01-May-05 20:30:22

I commissioned an artist friend to paint a picture for DP, for his 40th. The artist asked me lots of things about DP, his interests etc. and incorporated those into his picture. It cost around £200.

cupcakes Sun 01-May-05 21:06:17

Marslady - that description of your BIL is so sweet!
bluesky - where can you get that Monopoly board from? It sounds great!

bosscat Sun 01-May-05 21:09:00

A red letter day, something he has always wanted to do but hasn't been able to yet. Like parachute jumping or sky diving, they have loads on their web site. I bought dh flying lessons from there for his 35th.

cupcakes Sun 01-May-05 21:16:06

ok, I've stopped being lazy and found the personalised monopoly all by myself. (Ignore the flash download message and enter anyway)
£95 + £5 p+p
but what a great gift! It's my parent's 40th wedding anniversary next year - I'll have to remember this!

pinkmamma Mon 02-May-05 08:32:57

thanks for replies. we are going away to bath for the w/e and have found out they do racing at castle coombe circuit so going to look into that.

i like the idea of a watch cause he doesn't wear one but i wouldn't know what make to get etc? hmmm

what exactly is an ipod

chenin Mon 02-May-05 08:53:40

I have done the racing day at Castle Combe as dh bought it for me for my 50th. It is fantastic fun and if your dh likes cars he will love it! I was the only female and there were 19 men doing it, it was last November and it was sleeting on the day but still enjoyed it nevertheless!

pinkmamma Tue 03-May-05 13:46:34

thanks cupcakes for the monopoly idea. its nice but maybe not quite him.... but i don't know what is .... hmmmmmmm

Azure Tue 03-May-05 13:58:12

I got DH a watch for his 40th - at least I will when he gets around to choosing it. My sister got him a great present - she put together a box of things from 40 years ago, mostly bought off E-bay. The items included original copies of newspapers, magazines (the NME), Beano, the single that topped the charts when he was born, a DVD of Camberwick Green (which DS loves!) - all sorts. BTW, the Monopoly board idea is ideal for my best friend, who will be 40 next year - another thanks for that.

Azure Tue 03-May-05 14:00:06

Oh, and I got my sister a flight in a hot air balloon for her birthday. I arranged it for the actual morning of her birthday - she got up at some ridiculous hour (5am?) to get to the place, only to hang around for a couple of hours before they decided it was too cloudy to take off. Oops, sorry sis. She did it another time, though.

bibiboo Tue 03-May-05 15:33:35


this is an iPod

If you've got a PC at home, you can house about 5000 songs on one - dh currently had a weeks worth of contuinuous music play on his - what he'd need that much for I'll never know, but boys love toys.

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