Gift Ideas - Wife’s 30th

All ideas welcome. May get together with friends & fam, but blanking on gift ideas. Leaning towards something like a Cartier watch for price reference

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  • Senior Consultant in Consulting
Jan 12, 2021 - 4:18am

You could go for the classics as you mentioned (e.g. a Cartier watch, another piece of jewellery), but I personally do not love receiving physical items as gifts. I would opt for an "experience". If she likes perfumes, you can organise a trip to an perfume studio or atelier and have an interactive afternoon where you make a custom one for her together. Maybe something along those lines.

Jan 12, 2021 - 12:47pm
beejay2izzay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

All else fails, you could surprise her by turning up as a male stripper and performing for her, friends and family at this "party" of yours ... go easy on the helicopter, the after party special

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 12, 2021 - 1:03pm

Suggestion 1: Spa weekend at a nice hotel/resort, maybe along with a physical gift (see suggestion 2).

Suggestion 2: Physical gifts: a) classic jewellery (as mentioned) ((personally I prefer golden bismarck links and my partner/family can add to the collection over the years since it's all in the same style)). b) Lounge set in cashmere (if this seems 'too little', add something more to it). c) Designer hand-bag* or suitcase. d) Designer coat or fur e) Designer suit 

*Personally, I think a lot of women in their 30s don't want to get the things that 20-year olds and influencers get as status symbols, so I would not recommend the most popular Chanel, Gucci, Dior and Prada bags for example. 

  • Principal in PE - LBOs
Jan 12, 2021 - 1:26pm

If your wife has a Pinterest, a cheat code is to look at what she pins during the year

Jan 28, 2021 - 5:31pm
seekingalphadc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Good one! will try

Jan 13, 2021 - 7:11pm
m_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you go new, DO NOT BUY FROM A BOUTIQUE! Go to a Richemont (they own cartier) dealer and ask for a good discount. You can probably get 20% - 30% off sticker. I can recommend one of the guys I deal with. Bought two ALS from him at a huge discount and I usually don't buy new...

Just DM me for the dealer's name, they an AD for Richemont. 

Jan 16, 2021 - 1:58am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Given it's covid rn, I'd opt for the watch as you suggested. As @m_1 suggested (replying because I couldn't tag you for some reason), be smart about where you buy the piece you want to present to your lady. I will just say this though, if she is a ride-or-die kind of girl who is around for the long-run, consult her for what she wants (even if it's between 2-3 pieces), so that you and her are aligned on what to get.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 3:54am
flexomob, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hello. My wife and I try not to give each other expensive gifts, because we save all our savings for travel. So we usually give each other something symbolic. For example, on her last birthday, I gave her a keychain with a figure with her face on it She was thrilled! When the children saw the keychain, they wanted the same ones. I ordered them their personal keychains here. Now the whole family has keychains with figurines with our faces on them. In my opinion, a great idea for a simple symbolic gift. In this store, you can find a bunch of other interesting gift ideas.

Jun 3, 2021 - 4:59pm
money_go_brrr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If she likes experiences, definitely book some fun things to do together (maybe an art tour, museum date, food tour, etc.) that suit her interests. If she like tangible presents, make it personal (i.e. get something engraved on a piece of jewelry, an outfit with some unique stitching) and something that makes her smile.

If she likes both, do both--make the tangible gift a momento of your experience.

Jun 8, 2021 - 9:55pm
patrickb8man, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cartier Tank/Tag Heuer Monaco/Jaeger and LeCoultre ladies/RETAIL ROLEX IF YOU CAN GET THAT'S BALLER. Dior totes (very useful for ladies, you can put a small message for her inside custom). Rings set from Tiffany. Socks from Falke. To be honest. It's the effort that counts. I bet she loves you so much. Not a lot of men does these things for their wife these days. Kudos!

Dec 16, 2021 - 6:16am
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