Sometimes you’ve been with a person so long that you have run through the list of traditional birthday gifts or party ideas. Then, there are other times when a traditional birthday just won’t fit the way you feel about that special woman. In these cases, only a unique gift will do. These 10 ideas are sure to spark your creativity so that you can create the perfect birthday.
If the birthday lady loves surprises, then this may be the birthday surprise you are looking for. Think of her one of her favorite things, such as flowers, candy, teddy bears or candles. Place these items all over a room in her home or in her office. Go to a just-a-dollar shop and buy inexpensive items and/or choose a small room such as a bathroom to cut the cost.
Treat her to a relaxing day with an at-home spa treatment. Fill a tub with warm water and foot salts for soaking her feet, give her a foot and back massage, and pamper her with herbal teas and fresh fruit.
As soon as she’s ready for the day, take her by the hand and put her in the car. Don’t tell her where you are going and drive her to someplace fun, such as an amusement park, bed and breakfast, or the beach.
Made From the Heart
Women love gestures from the heart. Make her something with your own hands. Go to a craft or hobby store for ideas and kits.
Make her dream come true. Buy her dance lessons, plane flying lessons, gear for a mountain climb or admission for acting classes, for example.
Write It Down
Write her a story that tells of a special time the two of you shared. You can have it bound at a copy shop to make it a nice keepsake.
Cook It Up
Hire a chef to come to her house to make her a three-course meal. Make sure to clean up afterward.
Forget the traditional cake and ice cream. Find out what her favorite, most decadent dessert is and serve that to her at the party.
Go through her phone numbers and have as many people call her as possible to wish her a happy birthday on the exact hour of her birth as listed on her birth certificate. She’ll have fun going through all of the voice messages full of happy wishes.
Decorate her desk at work or at home with crepe paper, balloons, ribbons and a banner that says “happy birthday.” She may be embarrassed, but she’ll love the gesture.