November 11, 2008 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #588595DebbyMember
Does any one have any good ideas for a cheap birthday surprise for a husband?November 11, 2008 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #624797lammed heyMember
send kids out and spend time with him.November 11, 2008 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #624798smalltowngirlMember
Everyone’s idea of cheap is relative…
My husband loved when I sponsored shalosh seuda in our shul it was just “the guys” and a l’chayim…of course when Shabbos was over the kids and I added to the celebration with ice cream!
May he have many more healthy and happy birthdays to celebrate!November 11, 2008 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #624799smartcookieMember
I did something fantastic- we all loved it.
I got a dish that has a ceramic bowl on a stand with a candle underneath it.(bought in Manhattan dept. store for about $10).
I cut up some fresh fruits, melons, even banana! and of course some fresh choc chip cookies/brownie cakes. I then filled this dish with bittersweet baking chocolate, lit the candle under the dish, and waited for the choc to melt.
We then had a delicious dessert dipping the fruits into the hot chocolate!!!!
Was a real delicacy!!
The family was thrilled!!!!November 12, 2008 12:30 am at 12:30 am #624800noitallmrParticipant
Husbands tend to love gifts given with love and not so much their materialistic worth. So anything ranging from his favorite cake to a night out in a hotel will have him thrilled and positively looking forward to his next birthday!November 12, 2008 3:48 am at 3:48 am #624801mazal77Participant
A few years ago, I got my hubby a Sefer Hakiddush with his name on it. He stills uses it every Shabbos and Yom Tov (except Pesach). Maybe make him a mug (Snapfish.com is where you could get one and type in winter08 for 20% off) with pictures of you and him together or the family. Or make a framed collage for his office. Good Luck!!November 12, 2008 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #624802squeakParticipant
I agree with the know-it-all. I think that if it is for a guy, making the day special trumps giving him a chotchke. Favorite supper, or a homemade cake are some good ideas.
Of course, if you buy toys he will like them too (e.g. a 21.6 volt cordless drill or a gas powered chain saw), but if you don’t plan on spending a lot of money on something nearly useless, the costless gifts are the priceless ones.November 12, 2008 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #624803arcParticipant
a mousepad with a family picture is about $15 and great for the officeNovember 12, 2008 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #624804mdlevineMember
Debby – give him a giftcard for the YWN Coffee Room.
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