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Looking for joint birthday present for couple - any ideas?

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franch Fri 19-May-06 16:05:42

Thought maybe some kind of pampery treat they could have together, but don't want to spend a fortune! They're around 30, intelligent couple but also fun and funky, having a joint birthday party next weekend. Based Surrey/London.

bluejelly Fri 19-May-06 16:24:34

Have you seen the books in the Hip Hotels series?
Great coffee table material and also for planning minibreaks -- it's my standard wedding present gift if i don't know the couple that well!

franch Sat 20-May-06 15:43:18

V nice idea bj. Not sure they could afford to stay in any of those places tho, any more than we could! Will have a look

franch Sat 20-May-06 19:25:06

Maybe we'll just get them some nice champagne .... Is that horribly uninspired?

kolakube Sat 20-May-06 19:31:46

Take them out for a fancy meal and have a good night out yourselves at the same time!

SecondhandRose Sat 20-May-06 19:45:09

I have the same problem I was going to get some planted pots for the garden for them - dull, dull, dull I know, need inspiration too.

Skribble Tue 23-May-06 23:56:46

Chocolate fountain ?

Alipiggie Wed 24-May-06 03:25:10

Do you know any company which would deliver a romantic meal for two to their house (which would be affordable!!!)?

franch Wed 24-May-06 14:02:27

Affordable may be the sticking point there Ali but I'll investigate - v nice idea. Chocolate fountain, Skrible - ???

franch Wed 24-May-06 14:11:13

Just googled chocolate fountains ... not exactly cheap Skribble, tho they do look great!

Skribble Wed 24-May-06 17:01:30

It wasn't the huge commercial one, like this but the one we got cost £30. I suppose it is one of things you use once in a blue moon but they are great fun.

We have a chocolate fondue and the kids love it, we have had to cut back as we were getting through rather a lot of chocolate and my waistline was suffering

alittlebitshy Wed 24-May-06 17:18:54

we have bought theatre tokens a few times.....
maybe cheating but it always goes own well. they can use them when and where they want.

franch Thu 25-May-06 19:44:21

Not cheating at all alittlebitshy, unfortunately they're a theatre director and an actress so maybe a bit of a busman's holiday

Can't find a cheaper choc fountain like yours Skribble - v original tho

franch Thu 25-May-06 19:45:00

Oh I see Skribble, your link was to a cheaper one. Aha!

Skribble Fri 26-May-06 00:27:41

I got mine in town, in one of those shops that sells everything from door beads to DVD players and lots of cheap plastic tacky toys. I thought £30 was quite good and have seen the same ones for up to £50.

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