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    * 21st Birthday gift ideas (for girlfriend)? Help!

    Hello,

    I'm struggling with choosing the gift for my girlfriend for her 21st birthday. HELP!
    Any suggestion is appreciated, budget is also limited to $500.

    Thanks

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    How long have you been going out with her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torith
    How long have you been going out with her?
    about 2 years
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    Don't give her a perfume because she might hate it
    Urmm, a crrappy gift card and some things related to her hobbies maybe?
    I personally hate gift cards but when I ask women they like em even though you can only buy things at one frikking place.
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    I don't think gift card will work. I actually would be embarrassed to give a gift card for 21st birthday. She won't remember it in 10 years.
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    What about a ring?
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    I already gave her the ring last year for Christmas (not engagement). If I give it this year it has to be engagement ring So no rings ...

    Now you see why it's so complicated?
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    Oh something to be remembered in 10 years. Yeah, a kick *** ring. Or, go spend two weeks in Paris . Or just go someplace. Rent out a whole restaurant for the night and invite all her friends.
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    A nice necklace?
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    Here's the thing about the restaurant.

    Her birthday is this weekend and I already reserved restaurant for 50 people for next week and she knows about it.

    Ring and necklace. Her parents already gave her an expensive ring and necklace (why?why?) so even if I give her a kick *** ring or necklace as a present it won't have that effect.

    I also have 5 tickets for Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the night before her birthday which she also knows about.

    It seems like I made enough of presents for her but I have nothing for her actual birth day and I won't feel comfortable by just giving her flowers. Do you see what I mean?

    Any other ideas / opinions?
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    Rules for gift ideas for women are:

    1) Shiny things. (Rings, necklaces, bracelets.. think diamonds.)
    2) Smelly things. (Candles, perfume, those little dogs that when you hug them they smell like some scent.)
    3) Sentimental garbage. (Picture frame with your picture in it. Locket with your picture in it.)
    4) Something you would never think of having in your place. (Girly pillows, a pink blanket with flowers or angels all over it.)

    That should cover it.
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    Kinky sex toys and objects may make it an interesting evening. Don't quote me on that.
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    get her a day at the spa, all chicks love that gift...
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    21 years old ? how about 500 of good good quality booze.. she'll remember that drinking binge in 10 years, trust me
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    Quote Originally Posted by null
    I already gave her the ring last year for Christmas (not engagement). If I give it this year it has to be engagement ring
    Hard to top that! What about a romantic weekend away for the two of you?
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    Hard to top that! What about a romantic weekend away for the two of you?
    Bah, nothing says "I love you" like a good ole'fashioned beating. Now THAT's something she'll remember in 10 years, not to mention something she'll hold against you for the rest of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LP-Trel
    Rules for gift ideas for women are:

    1) Shiny things. (Rings, necklaces, bracelets.. think diamonds.)
    2) Smelly things. (Candles, perfume, those little dogs that when you hug them they smell like some scent.)
    3) Sentimental garbage. (Picture frame with your picture in it. Locket with your picture in it.)
    4) Something you would never think of having in your place. (Girly pillows, a pink blanket with flowers or angels all over it.)

    That should cover it.
    'girly' things???? *GAG*

    You can't ask strangers what you should get your girlfriend for her birthday...you know her better than anyone else. Don't think of it as what *should* you get her...think of what she likes to do and go in that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by null
    I also have 5 tickets for Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the night before her birthday which she also knows about.
    A nice dinner + that concert is all she'll need if she's worth keeping

    I love TSO They gave my kid an autographed guitar at this year's B'ham Al concert we were quite taken away by that!

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    If she needs more than a nice dinner at a nice restaurant and a concert she's too high maintenance and you should find a chick without such extravagant needs
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    Dude, you don't get gift certificates for a girl you've been going out with for two years, on her 21st birthday.

    It would be nice if it was something she could have a few years down the line and perhaps still use, perhaps a really nice handbag or something.
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    I think the Spa idea is a good one also, I give my wife one of those all day spa deals every few years and she loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by null
    I already gave her the ring last year for Christmas (not engagement). If I give it this year it has to be engagement ring So no rings ...

    Now you see why it's so complicated?

    Shot glasses.... and uh something else.
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    Try a day out doing something? Parachute jump, rally driving, helicopter lessons or anything like that.

    I dont suggest hot air balloons, they are boring as hell, i wish i had my laptop with me last time....
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    Haha. 21st, eh? Maybe just get her hammered.

    No but really, 21st, take her out for a good time and have fun, unless she's already going out with her girlfriends to do that or whatever. Otherwise do some sentimental stuff or what not. I'd suggest do some things appropriately related to her hitting the "landmark" number.
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    I would say a ride to the liquor store would be in line here....
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