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help - need ideas for 5th wedding pressie for dh with the theme of WOOD!

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eleanorsmum Wed 20-Aug-08 10:08:43

5 years saturday, off out to dins, dd at nannies for the weekend, time to ourselves so all well planned but!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what to buy dh as a gift. we're doing traditional, alwyas do, so its wood. thought of nice picture but we're running out of wall space, thought of wooden pen but he's a teacher and he'd be worried it'd nicked! so help! what can i buy oh and have about £20 to spend!

MamaG Wed 20-Aug-08 10:09:51

How about a wooden carving of something or other? My local slightly-lentil-weavy shop has lots of little wooden carvings that are fab

Jackstini Wed 20-Aug-08 10:16:16

Nice tree for the garden? Pref one that flowers around your anniversary.

DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 10:17:39

A hard on?

<sorry, couldn't resist>

mistypeaks Wed 20-Aug-08 10:17:48

Bonsai Tree? Symbolic too.

nailpolish Wed 20-Aug-08 10:19:08

a rolling pin

MamaG Wed 20-Aug-08 10:21:35

LOL at rolling pin

EachPeachPearMum Wed 20-Aug-08 11:45:46

It's our 5th this year too- so need suggestions.
I thought of wooden cufflinks so far- booring!

babycat Wed 20-Aug-08 12:33:37

I'm watching this thread with interest.

It's our 5th wedding anniversary on 13th September and I've got no ideas at the moment. Quite like the idea of a tree as Jackstini & mistypeaks suggested as he likes gardening.

I did think of getting some sex toys along the theme of 'wood' winkblush. We could certainly do with something to spice up our relationship at the moment!

hana Wed 20-Aug-08 12:35:18

tree for garden - that's what dh got me, was a gorgeous Japanese maple. Love it.

eleanorsmum Wed 20-Aug-08 18:09:33

thanks for all the suggestions!

Tree - garden way too small and he wouldn't really want one!

bedroom bits - not me blush

wooden cufflinks - got too many already!

so any more


mistypeaks Wed 20-Aug-08 20:37:51

My Dh professes he would like some kind of wood working tool i.e. a jigsaw/sander. Appropriate(ish) useful and manly. I can only apologise that I don't have a romantic bloke who would love a rolling pin to make "you a beautiful meal that you deserve darling"!!! grin

EachPeachPearMum Thu 21-Aug-08 10:53:22

Umm- DH is an 'absent-minded professor' type.... power tools are way too dangerous grin

We don't do knick-knacks or ornaments, am struggling.

mistypeaks Thu 21-Aug-08 11:36:59

How about a wooden pencil box or pen holder to keep at home for the dreaded 'marking'?

bubblagirl Thu 21-Aug-08 11:54:20

try here

Jackstini Thu 21-Aug-08 22:34:47

Wooden photo album with 5 years of precious memories?

2HotCrossBunnies Thu 21-Aug-08 22:41:17

Ooh Babycat it's my 5th wedding anniversary on 13 Sept too!! Also struggling - there's almost too much choice with "Wood", previous years were much easier!
Like the idea of a Bonsai tree so far...

pollywobbledoodle Thu 21-Aug-08 22:45:56

tickets to "go ape"

mistypeaks Fri 22-Aug-08 11:42:15

I'm directing someone over here that may well be able to help (clever lady she is!)

Whizzz Fri 22-Aug-08 11:55:46

I've been making wooden tiles with pictures on. So far have made them for pendants but could also make cufflinks with a picture drawn by your DD. Or I am also toying with the idea of keyrings with pictures on
YOu can see what I did here for Mistypeaks

mistypeaks Fri 22-Aug-08 12:10:23

And it is truly gorgeous in the 'flesh' smile
<thanks Whizz>

Whizzz Fri 22-Aug-08 12:30:22

Thanks Misty grin - I should have taken a better photo of the finished tile

EachPeachPearMum Sat 23-Aug-08 14:56:41

WHizzz- they're great! But DD is a little too young to do a picture just yet smile

Clary Sat 23-Aug-08 21:09:25

I got DH an apple tree.

New wooden number for house.

wooden fruit bowl?

How about a day out somewhere woody - eg the National Forest, or a weekend break in the Forest of Dean/New Forest???

Thomcat Sat 23-Aug-08 21:13:02

Wooden picture frame with pic of you and kids in it?

Arrange to have children looked after and go for a walk through the woods and take 2 glasses and a bottle of bubbles with you.

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