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#4646782 - 01/26/18 09:31 AM gift/B-day for wife ideas?
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Hello BITOGers,

I need your advice.

Wife has kind of a tight ship on the family financials, but this year she's going a round number on years.

What would make a good gift/memorable day idea and how to make it happen without her seeing the expense on the statements?

I do not want to implicate family(SIL) or her circle of friends because, they kind of not have the same taste/ideas as her....

Much appreciated.
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#4646796 - 01/26/18 09:41 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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A certificate for a Spa treatment paid for with cash. They typically put in in a gift bag. There are various levels. Try get one that includes nails and a massage. Works wonders on their “attitude”.

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#4646801 - 01/26/18 09:45 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Tickets to a local attraction like an interactive science muesam
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#4646802 - 01/26/18 09:46 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Take her on a nice vacation.
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#4646824 - 01/26/18 10:10 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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I agree on a spa treatment or maybe a massage. They like pampering.
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#4646837 - 01/26/18 10:20 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 11/28/08
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Originally Posted By: pandus13
What would make a good gift/memorable day idea and how to make it happen without her seeing the expense on the statements?


Do you mean something for free ?
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#4646839 - 01/26/18 10:21 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Membership in local YMCA, check out the spin classes!
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#4646841 - 01/26/18 10:26 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Picnic in the park when the weather is nice? Doesn't cost much and it's not something people do regularly so it seems like a special outing.

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#4646856 - 01/26/18 10:37 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: pandus13
Hello BITOGers,

I need your advice.

Wife has kind of a tight ship on the family financials, but this year she's going a round number on years.

What would make a good gift/memorable day idea and how to make it happen without her seeing the expense on the statements?

I do not want to implicate family(SIL) or her circle of friends because, they kind of not have the same taste/ideas as her....

Much appreciated.


shop vacuum or socket set.
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#4646882 - 01/26/18 10:59 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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+1 spa with massage. You might end up with a gift in return. lol

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#4646889 - 01/26/18 11:06 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Originally Posted By: pandus13

What would make a good gift/memorable day idea and how to make it happen without her seeing the expense on the statements?

No personal credit card that you can use?
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#4646891 - 01/26/18 11:08 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 10/08/11
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What do you mean by she runs a tight ship on financial?
Like she would be upset if you spent $50?
If so I think you should plan something for free, no sense in upsetting her.
Coupons with you offering to do things around the house that you don't like but she really wants done.
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#4646895 - 01/26/18 11:13 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Divorce papers? She won't see that coming.
OK a really bad joke, sorry.
I really have nothing constructive to add other than kudos to the OP for trying to do something nice.
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#4646918 - 01/26/18 11:39 AM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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re: no personal credit card: she's the family statement checker
so I may have to dig up / slowly pile up some cash
re: cheap vacation : just come back from 1.5 weeks warm weather one.
re: vacuum cleaner + socket set : I wonder what a lawyer wife would have to said about....?
re: spa + massage : I would check the local chinese massage place. They're pretty good. I'm the dedicated family massager...
re: picnic/nice dinner: I suspect it may be a long winter.... I will try to dig up some dinner gift cards i had from work. Or find out what she crave.
re: opera/museum/events: If she's not tired.
If not I may have to do a 180 and plan for a kids full-day activity schedule just to give her some quiet time.
re: YMCA : she does not like the local place. I think she had more success with a local old-ish club we tried for 3 months.
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#4646970 - 01/26/18 12:51 PM Re: gift/B-day for wife ideas? [Re: pandus13]
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Maybe rent a old style pinstripe suit with a vest and some flapper clothes, head to the Green Mill, and pretend to be Al Capone and his moll while you dance to some jazz? Believe he used to own the place...
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