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jfb
12-16-2012, 11:07 AM
What's up PRS buds! With the holidays coming up I wanted to know what your best gifts ever where. Who knows some of these might just give you a good idea for your next gifting.

Here are mine.

THE CAR
For my 30th birthday my wife helped me get a new car. Here's how. As we leave for work I find this MB branded bag in my current car's floorboard. Inside are some brochures, a key chain, thermos and so on and letter she wrote, but it reads like it is from the MB dealer, which spells out the gift. The gift is that once I had selected a car she would pay for all the fees to get the car off the lot and also pay 1/2 the payment until I was 31. Awesome gift! Awesome wife!

The bag in my floorboard.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NptdHyjoeps/UM36cDsEEYI/AAAAAAAABHA/L4svhqVEh70/s640/photo%25204.JPG

The car.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3SympBlNVsI/UM36d5YTuGI/AAAAAAAABHQ/eAnMJ6haoy4/s640/photo%25201.JPG


THE MENU
For my 31st birthday my wife had the menu's at my favorite restaurant printed with my name on them. See picture. The menu's had removable inserts. She took these to a copy center and just had them add the text. She said it was like $2 a menu and the place had 50-60 menus. So it wasn't such an expensive gift but we go there weekly...more if I have my way so it is kind of our place. They let us keep the menu's like this and every so often I hear someone say "I wonder who this Jesse guy is". Great idea! Great wife!

Check out that "Tamale Deluxe" action. And yes if any of you are in the STL area your Tamale Deluxe is on me.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XXZdygwT0f0/UM36dgxba6I/AAAAAAAABHI/FE1KHRLM0jk/s640/photo%25202.JPG

The meal.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MUgcaXhWfGY/UM39d_5iKrI/AAAAAAAABHo/gCKNnZfi8dE/s640/photo-5.JPG


THE SHOPPING
For my wife's 30th birthday I took her on a shopping spree to a local Von Maur which is my favorite department store. I wanted it to be after hours and have the piano player to learn some of her favorite songs to play while she shopped. I couldn't get them to open up for us after hours but they let us come in just before closing and agreed to stay until we left. Easy compromise I thought so I went with it. The piano player was great and agreed to learn all of the requested songs. Poor guy. Hahaha. The staff greeted us when we entered and gave my wife her birthday card and the piano player started happy birthday. After she got to loot up with a personal shopper while listening to some of her favorite songs. I thought it was a pretty good one.

Action shot.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tx2R3OJZ2jc/UM36a9gD1kI/AAAAAAAABG4/_eu8iZI8ODY/s640/photo%25203.JPG


Let's hear yours. I want some new ideas!

sergiodeblanc
12-16-2012, 01:12 PM
I got fifty bucks once.

jfb
12-16-2012, 01:33 PM
I got fifty bucks once.

You can get some good stuff for $50.

sergiodeblanc
12-16-2012, 01:43 PM
You can get some good stuff for $50.

The good stuff costs $60 around here.:top:

captdg
12-16-2012, 01:52 PM
I am usually offshore during Christmas and New Years.. I like it this way because when I get home,its just me and my wife exchanging gifts.. And I get to miss all the travelling to her families get togethers..They talk bad about each other all year and then during Christmas they all are like "Come hug My neck! Ooh we have missed yall sooo much, why dont yall come by ?" then after they leave the room..mumble mumble , daughter is a floozie, mumble, son is a meth dealer, mumble.... So I get to miss this ..and play my guitar!

veinbuster
12-16-2012, 03:14 PM
I like this idea. Interestingly, I collected some of the ones I have received a while ago - I'll stick a link at the end with longer versions and more photos.

Getting:
a hand made cedar strip canoe, which is totally awesome for anyone who grew up around all of the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario
a rodeo kayak and a weekend in the spring run off of Algonquin park
a PRS archtop - the few people who own one of these know how special they are
a babinga Mark V
- yes I am spoiled stinking rotten

Giving:
a weekend in New York (for my daughter and her boyfriend)
dinner at her favourite restaurant - which is 600 miles away (for my wife)
- but to be honest, mostly my family likes dedicated time - especially if it comes in the form of an unexpected adventure

oops, almost forgot the link: Past gifts (http://mrpetesays.com/BirthdaysPast.html)

LSchefman
12-16-2012, 03:43 PM
JFB for the win.

t.shamone
12-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Best gifts received were from my wife:

My boy and girl twins who are in college now.
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/Other%20Stuff/dadandkids001.jpg

My Martin 000-28EC.
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/New000front.jpg

My Ramirez .
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/NewRamirezfront.jpg

Most recently, my Ted 245 Wood Library SC.
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/DSCF4171.jpg


I give vacations, cook wonderful meals and the credit card. :wink:

cwhenke
12-16-2012, 05:40 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XXZdygwT0f0/UM36dgxba6I/AAAAAAAABHI/FE1KHRLM0jk/s640/photo%25202.JPG



El Maguey???

jfb
12-16-2012, 05:45 PM
El Maguey???

Yep. The one off of Long Road in Chesterfield, MO.

Jester
12-16-2012, 06:40 PM
Wife bought me one of these my first birthday after we started dating.

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/18/001/388/671/DV016_Jpg_Large_423479.jpg