Jump to content

What did you buy and/or do for your DP/DH/DW's 30th Birthday?


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 *~Luvmy3~*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Its DP's 30th birthday on the 6th Jan and i had no idea what to do or get him. I will pay for him to get his skippers ticket but what im most excited about is he loves fishing and i have organised with his mate and his brother to go deep sea fishing. They are going on the 28th, i put in $55 and they paid the rest as its kinda like a split present being its $185 per person and they are paying for themselves. He doesnt know as it will be a surprise, his mate is staying here the night before and will wake him very early hours of the morning and then DP's brother will come and pick them up, i told them he will ask questions but not to tell him anything as he will find out for himself when they arrive at their destination.

Then for his birthday im taking him out for dinner "just me and him" but will have his mate and his brother and his brothers gf at the restaurant waiting for us then we will finish off with a few games of bowling. Nothing flash but he isnt a big partier and doesnt have a large group of friends which means a party is out of the question.

So what did you buy/do for your partners 30th or vice versa?

#2 Bazinga

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

We are going to Daydream Island for a week for his birthday in February original.gif

We didn't have a honeymoon and every holiday/event this year and last has been spent entertaining family and not getting anytime for ourselves as a family so we're running away to a tropical island (only 2 hrs away LOL) to have some time to kick back and relax without interruption.

#3 Mis-Placed

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

I find that sometimes instead of a "pressie" organising a beautiful "activity" is so much better because you have the memories of a beautiful day forever....

So for my husbands 30th i organised a hot air balloon flight. He absolutely loved it! And i kept it a surprise! Most balloon flights happen at sunrise and this one in particular had a champagne breakfast included. It really was the most amazing day and better than any present i could have gotten.

For my 30th - he gave me a lovely piece of jewelry... wub.gif  hheart.gif

#4 JingleJangle

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

I had a friend of a friend (poor, struggling artist) to complete a painting on canvas based on a photo of DH's favourite place.  

He still loves it, 15 years later.

#5 strawberry blondes

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:57 AM

DH had a fancy dress party which he organised himself lol, I bought him a gorgeous Dora ring.

#6 Always amazed!

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

I organized a weekend away to a bush retreat. Just me and him no kids..
It was middle of winter log fire spa ect  i want to go back!


#7 .MrsM.

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

my fishing-mad dh got a small dingy that he wanted.
a couple of birthdays before i got him a special bag which holds all of his fishing boxes/lures. cost $100 or so but he loved it.
if i had to get him something now, i would probably buy a rack like they have in the shops which hold all his rods, i know he'd like one to organise all of his.

#8 pumpkin89

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

For DH I bought him V8 hotlaps (You get to go to the race track at willowbank in Brisbane, have a little bit of driver training and then race around the track in a V8 race car).  Because we live about 6 hours away, it was also a weekend away for us and our first big trip with DD1 (who was about 3 months old at the time). DH bought me a beautiful watch, that he spent way too much money on, but I love and wear every day. Neither of us are big "party" people, so we both just had a casual BBQ lunch at home to celebrate with family and friends.

#9 EsmeLennox

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

I can't remember, it was too long ago. For his 40th however, he got a whizz bang smartphone.

#10 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

I can't remember what I did (if anything for DP's 30th) but I think he remembers the 'experience present' I supplied for him though.

Carrying me into a crowded A&E at about 11pm and having me whisked off immediately while poor DP was faced filling in all the paperwork in full view of an outraged and furious crowded room all screaming "I've been here for #$%ing hours! Why did she get to go in right away!"

By the time he got out the back to where I was taken they had hooked me up to a morphine drip and was awaiting emergency surgery in the morning so I was in a mystical poppy dreamy place!  

Yeah... he still remembers it!

#11 robot sm

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

DH had never been ten-pin bowling, so we went bowling with a bunch of friends, then out to dinner.  Simple and fun!  And I bought him a practice amp, since his own amp/box was cumbersome to load in the car and take to band stuff.

#12 WYSIWYG

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

We went out for lunch at his favourite restaurant with his parents. He didnt want a big fuss.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

We were on our honeymoon & I surprised DH with a seaplane flight over the great barrier reef.

If anyone is heading to airlie beach I highly recomend it, the reef looks stunning from the air.

#14 Therese

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

We had a party at home for his 30th. I don't remember what his present was though..it was ages ago.

#15 SierraX

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

I'm about to turn 30 and I'm not a big party-person.
I've always wanted to go hot air ballooning so that' what I've asked for. I'm not a fan of surprises and would definitely prefer an experience over a physical gift.
I'm really excited!

#16 little lion

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

He got a Weber BBQ. We considered a party but I was in my first trimester with near constant morning sickness so not in the party mood. Instead we had a quiet dinner just the two of us. I'm thinking of having a 31st party for him this year to make up for last year.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Mums reveal their nappy bag essentials

Ever wondered what other mums carry in their nappy bags? We have, so we asked mums to tell us their must-have nappy bag items.

Toddler died because he wasn't given antibiotics soon enough

A 15-month-old boy would almost certainly be alive today if doctors had given him antibiotics sooner, a coroner has ruled.

VIDEO: moment a toddler falls on to train tracks in Melbourne

Shocking footage has emerged capturing the moment a pram carrying a toddler rolled off a platform and onto train tracks in suburban Melbourne.

Sold on natural birth? Read the fine print

In the excitement and anticipation of a first pregnancy, I ignored the fine print: some women, some of the time.

Child with alcoholic mum who drank while pregnant won't win pay-out

A young child is not entitled to criminal injuries compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

Superbugs killing India's babies, posing wider threat

A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, tens of thousands of newborns dying because antibiotics no longer work.

Can you teach a toddler to sleep in?

Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.

Keeping your relationship on track as new parents

About 70 per cent of couples experience a slump in their relationship within three years of having a baby. Here's how we tried to get back on track.

America's favourite baby names of 2014

Americans are turning to television, Netflix and sports for ideas for what to name their wee ones.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.