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TJ65

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08-27-2010 11:38 AM

Ok everyone I really need HELP!!!!!!

I know you answer lots of questions so here is one for you!!!
My Husband is turning the big 5 0 !!!!!! OMG I will be married to a 50 year old.!!! Now that is amazing! :-)

I have been thinking about it for so long, but I have absolutely NO idea of what to get.
We have recently stopped dirt bike riding (because of me falling off!!) and planning to go out bush by a small Suzuki instead. So as you can gather he loves the bush! AS for anything else he has a passion for well ….. not much. He fiddles a bit iin the shed and on the cars, likes the footy and stuff but no real passion. Likes the computer but recently had to upgrade so I cant buy him a new one. (same goes with a phone.)

Thought of the trip away – too expensive … and we have to place the cat and dog somewhere. He’s got all the 4×4 stuff he needs. His tools are all pretty well stocked. I have thought of making him something but time has just passed with no idea of what to make, now it is probably too late!

PLEASE HELP, ANY IDEAS ARE WELCOME

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/


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ellen35

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#1 posted 08-27-2010 12:31 PM

Can you get him a nice photo of the area he likes the best and make the frame yourself?
If you are a photographer, you can do both.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 08-27-2010 12:31 PM

Hi Theresa, Hubby must have got you from the cradle, sorry, I was thinking of the old saying “cradle snatching”. If he likes camping and if the budget is OK what about a petrol powered generator or other
camping gear. Failing that buy some tools for your workshop and say you will be making him something special. See, I have been no help at all. Do give him a nice hug and a party, the 50th only comes once.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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NH_Hermit

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#3 posted 08-27-2010 02:01 PM

Does he enjoy fishing? Fly fishing can be a never ending idea for gifts.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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GMman

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 02:33 PM

Depends what he likes. 50 is special.
If he likes a crowd give him a party.
If not take him to a nice restaurant and choose a nice card that tells him how much you love him.
And finally 50 is still young the last thing give him a good night of loving.
He will be a new man in the morning.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-27-2010 02:37 PM

Hi, Theresa, hows it going down in the outback? You didn’t mention cameras – I suppose he probably already has one but if he doesn’t I think that it would make a nice gift for someone who loves the outdoors. Photography is the best way that I know of to save the memories. Even if he has a camera then maybe he could use a tripod for his camera. Photographs look so much better when taken from a camera on a tripod when time permits. Another thought would be some good binoculars. How about buying one or two knife blades and trying your hand at making some beautiful handles for the knives. These are just some thoughts that popped into my head when I saw your post. Anyways, I hope your husband has a blessed birthday.

If I think of some others I’ll post them. Does he need any tools to work on his trains? There are some awfully good books about trains and another idea might be to make him a nice tool box.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 08-27-2010 02:51 PM

Wish him Happy Birthday from all of us! 50 is not old or over the hill, by no means. I like the idea of a camera. Digital cameras offer so much- a chip can store a bunch of pictures and transfer them to the computer. Great way to go back and remember times past. We have bunches of pictures of the grandkids. Last “download” was over 200!

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docholladay

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 03:03 PM

Not sure about the gift. However, I feel very safe in saying, whatever you do, make a big deal of it. Make sure he knows how much you appreciate and love him and he will be very pleased. In this case, it really isn’t so much the gift, but the thought that counts. I had a birthday recently, and he thing that I enjoyed more than anything was an e-card that I received from a friend that was completely unexpected. I also had several friends call me on the phone. I was at work, but they insisted that I put them on speaker phone. They then began to sing the worlds worst renditiono of the Happy Birthday song ever performed. I asked them if they were the Moron Tabernacle Choir. Yet, it was really fun and made me feel very good. Just make a big deal of how much you appreciate him and he will be very pleased.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Gregn

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 03:22 PM

Does he already have a good GPS system? Another good idea for the outdoors man would be a new firearm one can never have enough firearms in their collection. Maybe a new Bush hat, I’m always looking for a new hat. Have you checked with any of his friends to see if there is anything he’s been wanting, sometimes the best Ideas come from those who are close friends. If all else fails give him a nice romantic dinner at home and a gift certificate to his favorite store. I know I wish my family would do that sometimes. Nothing like having mad money to be frivolous with.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 03:32 PM

Since he likes tech stuff, how about an iPad?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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patron

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#10 posted 08-27-2010 03:38 PM

if i was turning 50 ,

id want a
TORQUES WORK CENTER

think of all the quality
time together

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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jussdandy

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 03:54 PM

from my vast experance, lol ,a gift card that can be used anywhere they take visa, for christmas my family all bought me gift cards for lowes, they were to buy me a lathe, hmmmm lowes dont sell lathes except for special order from delta, I sell delta tools, I cant use my lowes gift cards there though, oh well, its the thought that counts. by the way I turn 55 next month if ya wanna send me a gift card.

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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dbhost

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#12 posted 08-27-2010 04:15 PM

Go out to bush? Huh? I am taking a wild stab at this and saying that maybe he is an outdoorsman, and going out to bush is what we here in the states would call camping? It also sounds like he is using a small 4×4 like a Samurai or similar to get there, so room is an issue… How about a good tent? If it’s just the 2 of you, then a good quality backpacking tent would be great. LOML and I use a Sierra Designs Sirius 3 that we love… Self inflating sleeping pads, good sleeping bags, etc…

Not sure about the fuels available where you are, but maybe a good backpacking stove like an MSR XGK-EX which will pretty much burn any flamable liquid would be a great idea… If you have Butane / Propane canisters available, the Coleman Exponent F1 Ultralight stove is great, it folds up to about the size of a cigarette lighter, but you can cook whole meals on it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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richgreer

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#13 posted 08-27-2010 04:29 PM

For my wife’s 50th, I arranged a very special surprise dinner party. I took her to our favorite restaurant for a quiet dinner for the 2 of us. The waitress, escorted us past our usual table and into a private dining room where 20 close friends surprised her. It was a great evening. I even arranged for a close friend from another state to join us. It was a lot of work to arrange everything, but it was well worth it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Spoontaneous

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#14 posted 08-27-2010 04:49 PM

So, let me get this straight. This feller has a beautiful wife that is into woodworking?! What else could he want… he already has it all. jmho Wish him a Happy Birthday from the LumberJocks.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Big_Eddy

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#15 posted 08-27-2010 06:08 PM

I am 54 and my darlin wife spend a wonderful day at a spa(must clarify) I M a very manly man and am not into fufu stuff. But I insisted she go with me. What a great time we had. They starred off with a deep muscle message and then plastered cream on the face And it got better even still. They had a full hour of aroma therapy. So I found out that the women have a wonderful secret in these spas. No I don’t feel like a wussie. little secret you will enjoy it too. That was on my 50th and we now do it yearly together, however she sneeks a trip of two in when I have to work outta town. whatever you do I’m sure he’ll love it. May you have many many more years or doing things for each other. Spontinaity is great.

-- If i'd a knowed you coulda goed I'd a seen you gotta went

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