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Thread: 30th birthday help

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    30th birthday help

    My daughter will be turning 30 in June. I have absolutely no idea what to get her. I want something special. She is a teacher. She is married and has a little boy who is 15 months old. She is not a quilter. (yet). LOL. They just moved into a new home. Please give me some ideas. I know I can count on this board. Thank you.

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    How about a gift certificate to a nice restaurant for 2 and an offer to baby sit while they are out?

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    how about a quilted tote with a clear pocket on the outside so she can change out pics of the boy as he ages
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    Restaurant gift certificate sounds like a good idea.
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    A Lowes or Home Depot gift certificate and a magazine/book from there with DIY or decorating ideas. ALL new home owners need trips to Lowes!!

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    Does she have an amazon wish list? Does she have any hobbies? Is there a particular room she wants done in a special way where you could conspire with her husband to finish. I have seen incredible scrapbooks done to celebrate her birthday with different stages of her life highlighted. A day of pampering? Do you have a budget?

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    What about some landscaping like a tree, the giving tree book to read to her son and a picnic quilt? I am imagining a big sprawling lawn, not a row home in the city...

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    30 can be quite a significant birthday for many women. We all pitched in and bought our daughter an emerald ring - the stone is the birthstone of her first born.

    My friend in California - her friends contacted all her friends, far and near, to create a page for a friends memory book. We each made a scrapbook page signifying our friendship with Candi. It was loads of fun to create and very exciting to hear about her reaction to each person's page.

    Because its a significant birthday, I tend toward the very personal gift for this one.
    Kookie (Patti)

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    Great ideas everyone. Thanks. I will be thinking about all these ideas.

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    How about a quilt ?

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    How timely this post is, my daughter turns 30 at the end of May, and I have no idea what to get her. I shall be watching the replies.

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    My 30th is the only birthday that ever gave a little shiver down my back! After that, birthdays were/are wonderful! Don't really know why 30 affected me that way... so just in case this happens to your daughter, I'm thankful you are trying to decide on something special! My favorite idea is to make a way for her to choose a tree for the yard! Maybe a gift certificate to a local nursery... then she can decide on the tree. The trees we planted when I was 30 are beautiful now! I'm staring down 60 in only a few days, and I'm kinda getting that shiver again... sheesh...
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    I second what Jan in Va.said

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