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    Default What to get DH for his birthday?

    So after the - 'worst birthday gift' thread ... I ended up with a great present from DH

    But now the pressure is on me

    His birthday is while we are away on holidays ... we will be in Italy ... so will go out for a nice dinner, but I would like to do something special if I can.

    It cant be something big (in size) as luggage is limited - but it can be a bit more expensive if I find something nice


    he likes techno stuff and wine ... but I just bought him some really lovely wine that he wanted.

    We have 5 days in Florence just before his birthday, so I was thinking maybe a wine tour ... but we have DD with us who would be super-bored and not make it a fun day.

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    Some guys like to do the v8 hot laps. I realise you said he is more the technology type. But, is there an "experience" he would like to do that you can buy tickets for and present them to him in a nice holder. That way he gets something while away but he also has something to look forward to when you all get back.

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    My DH turns 30 this year and is very much into scotch. I plan to buy him a bottle of 30yr aged scotch. The one I've been eyeing off is about $500 and apparently that's one of the cheapest that are aged 30yrs... 😳

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    hi katiesmum, do you have to stay the whole time in Florence? nearby is the town of Verona, as in from Romeo and Juliet. and in the town is 'Juliet's balcony'. We had travelling companions propose to his finance on the balcony. so romantic. for me Italy would be a fantastic birthday present. I would not want for anything else. but for your hubby, wonderful Italian leather shoes, jackets, watches, fantastic restaurants. have a wonderful time. ( insert jealous little face here) marie.

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    If his techno interest extends to cars, I'm pretty sure you can do a factory tour of Lamborghini

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    its funny as I thought about the lamborghini thing ... I mentioned it in a vague 'you could do that' kinda way as we were planning where/when etc, and he didnt sound that excited.

    SuperGranny - Itinerary is fairly fixed, and Verona is a fair way away for a day trip. We looked at it last time as its pretty close to Venice (and beautiful .. the square there is amazing) but didnt get there.

    DH has family in Italy that we are staying with - so we will be back again. This is not the last time we will ever be there. (I am well and truly hooked, Italy is sensational)

    I am thinking perhaps just buy him something in Florence (I have a day set aside for shopping while we are there) ... maybe I will just send him on a wine tour while I go shopping, and find him something nice.

    Its Fathers Day too ... so we will have a nice dinner that night and call it a day

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    katiesmum, I will happily carry your bags or babysit, or anything else if you have a spare ticket. I love Italy too. marie

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    It's been a while since we were in Florence, but there are some fantastic leather shops there. My DH bought a leather satchel and wallet there that he still uses for work every day.

    Maybe a fancy man-bag of some sort?

    I dunno, men are SO hard to buy for!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    hi katiesmum, do you have to stay the whole time in Florence? nearby is the town of Verona, as in from Romeo and Juliet. and in the town is 'Juliet's balcony'. We had travelling companions propose to his finance on the balcony. so romantic. for me Italy would be a fantastic birthday present. I would not want for anything else. but for your hubby, wonderful Italian leather shoes, jackets, watches, fantastic restaurants. have a wonderful time. ( insert jealous little face here) marie.
    I will second that. Verona is beautiful.

    Or you could travel out to San Gimignano or Assisi??

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    I will second that. Verona is beautiful.

    Or you could travel out to San Gimignano or Assisi??
    And I will third it. Verona is the most beautiful city I visited in Europe. We went back for the opera season and saw Tosca in the Roman arena in the middle of the city and stayed a few doors down from Juliet's balcony.

    Pisa is closer to Florence, nice town and of course, that wobbly tower.

    I thought Florence was a bit over-rated although sitting in the street eating pizza was good fun. The gelato shops were pretty impressive too.

    I have no clues about what to buy for your DH. It's my DH's birthday soon too so I was following the thread for ideas! Unfortunately we're not going to Italy though.


 

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