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40th birthday present for girlie friend?

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MrsBoo Tue 26-Jul-05 12:42:47

Help please. I am going on a weekend trip to Paris for a 40th birthday treat (organised by the birthday girl). I couldn't really get out of going, and am dreading it. Can someone please suggest a suitable birthday present for her?
She is all right in small doses, but i just know she is going to be really embarassing in Paris.

Tinker Tue 26-Jul-05 12:43:23


compo Tue 26-Jul-05 12:43:59

What kind of things does she like? Why will she be embarassing?!! How about perfume, expensive chocolate and wine perhaps?

MrsBoo Tue 26-Jul-05 12:50:10

I feel like old humbug but she will be really gigly as soon as we reach the airport, and flirty with any male!! I like a good party as well as anyone, but she makes me cringe on a night out, and makes me regress into the background. She is a bit older than me, and a recent divorcee with 2 DD. She likes what i would describe as girlie things, so i was thinking along the lines of beauty products or gift voucher for treatment etc. Just wanted to know if someone else had something really original. Ta

compo Tue 26-Jul-05 12:54:24

a gift voucher for something like this might go down well

dyzzidi Tue 26-Jul-05 16:29:01

maybe a subscription to a glossy magazine for a year?

MrsBoo Wed 27-Jul-05 12:13:01

Thanks for the suggestions, i have taken a chill pill and am now cautiously looking forward to the weekend. I have also found a place that does the 'hot stone treatment' or something like that. Think mad fried will like this.

DaddyCool Wed 27-Jul-05 12:23:05

does she like whisky?

hana Wed 27-Jul-05 12:38:35

prob not what you're thinking of at all, but when sil turned 40, we got her 40 different chocolate bars! She's a real chocaholic

spidermama Wed 27-Jul-05 12:40:36

I was once bought a picnic set from a camping shop and I LOVE it.

I bought one for my sister for her 40th and she LOVES it.

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