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  • Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Rather than buying my wife presents for her 50th next year I want to give her presents she won’t forget.

    So far I’ve sorted out
    Husky sledging
    I’m looking into a car track day as she’s a great driver
    A couple of weekends away.

    But what else could you think of as a surprise gift
    It must be in the UK
    She’s scared of heights so no bungee jumping etc.

    Please keep it clean.

    bradley
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    Track days are great, I had one when I was 16 (now 20, I know it’s only 4 years!) at Mercedez world in their at the time top of the range AMG and it’s my most memorable gift.

    I have nothing else to add just a +1 for track days ๐Ÿ˜€

    Perhaps a session in one of those gravity things where you float?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Get her nothing, she’ll never ever forget that.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Have a portrait painted of her?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Hot air balloon trip?

    mogrim
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    Hot air balloon trip?

    … and spend the whole time curled up in a ball at the bottom of the basket?

    Premier Icon beej
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    Butchery course?
    4×4 driving?
    Skid pan?
    Beer tasting day?

    What part of the country (or indeed, what country?)

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    A few zoo’s do a keeper for the day experience if she likes that sort of thing.

    mogrim
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    Any particular reason you’re limiting it to the UK? And what time of year?

    You could sign her up for a marathon or something, give her a copy of the registration with enough time to actually get ready for it…

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Tattoo, jet boat trip, champagne picnic at the summit of a mountain, scuba diving lessons, an entry into the mega avalanche, trip to see the northern lights

    ask1974
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    Staying with the driving theme if you can book a better day than this then it must be pretty darn special, in fact I believe this is more or less the best event if it’s type, anywhere. I enjoyed a day with Palmer Sports a year or two back and to put it simply it was utterly superb; one day, four circuits, six cars and instructors who basically push you to drive as fast as you possibly can, then faster, and a little bit faster still…

    Other than the single seater you have an instructor with you in every car and it’s basically live tuition;

    “faster, foot down, now keep this pace, hold it, hold it, now BREAK, BREAK, BREAK, break harder! into second, now floor it, 3rd, 4th, hold it, and BREAK HARD etc”. This, in very fast cars, all day. [insert expletive] unbelievable.

    Not cheap though. Four figures, but memorable? Oh yes…

    PalmerSport

    Husky sledging

    – Mariella Fostrup telling you you’re* sh!t at cricket?

    *I’ll give myself the cane, or get mariella to do it

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    thestabiliser – Member
    Husky sledging
    – Mariella Fostrup telling you your sh!t at cricket?

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    (you’re)

    samuri
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    +1 on the palmer sport day. Not cheap but utterly memorable and none of this slowing you down business. They encourage you to completely rag the arse off every single car you drive. I loved it.

    if she likes driving fast she will love it. You come away with a video from each car too. My favourites were the M3 and the Caterham seven. Such wonderful fun. My face was nearly splitting in two in a grin.

    Premier Icon manton69
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    My dad bought my mum (in no particular order):

    – a weight lifting belt with happy birthday embossed on it. It was special so that she could help moving the 3×2 slabs around for his landscape business.
    – a clothes prop with a small brass plaque saying “Happy Birthday”

    Those are only two in a long list, but both would be quite memorable.

    yunki
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    I’ve got a sachet of picolax left over.. email in profile ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ask1974
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    Such wonderful fun. My face was nearly splitting in two in a grin.

    Snap. Then I got into my car for the two hour drive home ๐Ÿ˜

    – a weight lifting belt with happy birthday embossed on it. It was special so that she could help moving the 3×2 slabs around for his landscape business.
    – a clothes prop with a small brass plaque saying “Happy Birthday”

    They’re going in the bank.

    Glider flight – my missus is also scared of heights and loved it. Cheap as chips too.

    jambourgie
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    Get her nothing, she’ll never ever forget that.

    Very good.

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    lucien
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    Hey, has this thread been heavily modified with some posts deleted?

    samuri
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    For some reason M&S new underwear range has popped up in the adverts. It looks great. Get her some of that. I reckon I will.

    Errm, for my wife.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    [video]http://vimeo.com/79860874[/video]

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Thanks all for your help.

    We’re in the UK and can’t fly as we need to be within a few hours of the Mother in Law if anything happens.

    Her birthday is in June, so around then would be great.

    Any more ideas?

    Cheers again

    My wife has never forgotton the day’s tank driving I got her o the tattoo voucher which she took six months to find thee bottle to use.

    Other ideas: Speedboat lessons? Take her back to somewhere that’s been special to the two of you in the past.

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