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Pampered Chef: What to ask for for birthday?

  1. Bluiydangl

    Bluiydangl Member

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    So my birthday is tomorrow- I'll be 27. we have a nearly 4 year old and a 20 month old, one on the way. we just vacationed for 2 weeks, and my husband wants to know what he can get me for my birthday. I'm a scrapbooker- and would LOVE a cricut- but see note that we just vacation for 2 weeks... :) I got a brand new to me- hand me down embroidery sewing machine for my birthday from my mother, and have projects waiting for me...

    I need suggestions for something small that can make him feel like he really got me something great-- but doesn't add to my horrendous to do list.... any ideas?
     
    May 18, 2009
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  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Is there anything else you need so you can do the embroidery work that you have planned? Maybe mention the cricut and leave it up to him to decide. Or, do you have any PC items you want? :)
     
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  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    A gorgeous plant with roots....can see your gift year round

    Or

    Some coupons, hand made by him....free night off....manicure at a future date....massage....wake up for kids....drawn bubble bath, etc....
     
  4. christinaspc

    christinaspc Veteran Member Silver Member

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    gift card for scrapbooking materials from stampin up or gift card for fabric from joanns or walmart or your favorite fabric store. massage or pedicure becoming that time of season. I just had my birthday in jan and was 28th and I got a gift card and pedi it was great loved spending the gift card and going getting my feet pampered !!!!
     
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  5. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    Tell him you want a cricut (along with a list of other things). You never know, he might get it for you later, or he might find a good deal on eBay. They've come down lots with the introduction of the newer versions
     
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  6. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Sounds like you need some pampering BY YOURSELF. I'd ask for a mani/pedi gift certificate and no whining when you make the appointment!

    Happy birthday!
     
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  7. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I'm with Susan. It is your birthday and you deserve some pampering.
     
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  8. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Forgot to say....


    :sing: HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :sing:
     
  9. DebbieJ

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    A Massage, a mani pedi, or something like that.

    Last year for my b-day DH got me a GPS for my car. It's great for driving to shows!
     
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  10. Crystal Patton

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    Too Cool!!! Mine was today - May is such a great month!!

    I love the coupon idea and the alone time idea.

    Happy B-Day!!!
     
  11. Chef Gilles

    Chef Gilles Member Gold Member

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    Why would you pick your own gift????? lol
     
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  12. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Happy Bday Crystal!!!

    The coupon thing rocks, and you can redeem them one at a time when you need them.....kind of prolongs your bday....incidentally, I think August is the month that rocks....hmm, I wonder why! he he
     
  13. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Because there comes a time in every woman's life when she figures out that choosing her own gift means she'll get something she actually wants or needs, instead of another dust-collector that someone else really thinks she'll love! Not that I know this from personal experience or anything... :D
     
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  14. I'm kinda with you! I refuse to even be given any hints about what the surprise is. I'm very much a kid like that. I think it's more about it being special and picked out just for me. All the more if it's your bday and not a holiday because a birthday is a holiday celebrating YOU.

    That being said...you have a hand full of youngsters and one on the way...in my world that has pedicure written all over it.

    But also on the list would be iTunes (to get songs, maybe make a new playlist for your new big day) or movie tickets for when you and DH run for it and hold hands in the dark. Also on my list would be a hand paraffin wax thingy. There is nothing more wonderful!

    Happy YOU day....
     
  15. Crystal Patton

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    I agree - 2 of my 3 kids have b-days in August (the 4th and the 19th) AND my best friend is on the 30th. August ROCKS too!!!:sing:
     
  16. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    LMAO....spoken like a wise woman! My husband always wants ideas for the same reason....I mention ideas, then he decides which he likes, adds another surprise gift that he thought of himself...
     
  17. Crystal Patton

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    I'm really bad, I just get myself something and then tell my DH Thanks. LOL
     
  18. LOL ok that would work for me...as long as the surprise portion was jewelry :D
     
  19. Bluiydangl

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    We were really great at suprise gifts for each other, then we had a budget, house, and kids!! Last year I got to tile our bathroom floor for my birthday- which was awesome! I'm not much for jewelry- except I am working toward my 15,000 in sales for my PC charm-- only $450 to go! nor am I crazy about sit abouts with 2 kids, so I have a couple of hobbies I love, but honestly felt a cricut was too much to say I would really like to have, turns out they are 40% off this week at Joann... our nearest store is 40 minutes away so we took a trip for a lunch and shopping, he got me the Expression, and we found two gorgeous Autumn Blaze maple trees to plant in our front yard 50% off at Lowe's. It was a successful trip-- and now I have a useful crafty tool I can use often, and two trees to plant and watch grow. :) I would usually say that we needed to wait until tomorrow for my actual day- but well whats the point in wrapping something I practically hand picked... maybe he'll put a bow around the trees... :)
     
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  20. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    That was sweet, and you got to hang out together. I hope those maples bring you joy each and every day. Glad you got the cricut thing too!

    Be sure to treat yourself well all day long, and allow everyone to celebrate the fact that you were born and are in their lives. = )

    I'm happy for you chica! Happy Happy Bday to You!
     
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