Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > JUDDD
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Forum Jump
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
OT ~ Need gift ideas for wedding anniversary

My wedding anniversary is coming up, and I'm stumped about what to get DH. I know what he got me, and it was pretty expensive and very thoughtful. Anybody have ideas?

He's not into sports. He doesn't really have any hobbies. He works a LOT of hours and I can't surprise him with a trip or anything because of his schedule. He's lost a lot of weight, and has pretty much all new clothes, though he doesn't have a suit, so that's one thought I had.

DH is a wonderful husband and amazing father and I'd like to do something special for him, but he's honestly the world's hardest person to buy for! Help!
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 04-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #2
GME
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
GME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CA Coast
Posts: 4,420
Gallery: GME
Stats: 250/199/not sure 5'7
WOE: JUDDD/LC/Gluten Free
Start Date: April 2000 (the first time)
Does he like suits? Is he done losing? What about a custom suit fitting?

My son told me yesterday his friend's parents did that for his 21st birthday. Sounds like an odd gift for a kid, but he is dapper.
__________________
Gina

2/7/15 - Together Love Run 5K-I won! 3/15/15- California Classic Half Marathon- I won! 3/22/15- She is Beautiful 10K- I won! 4/12/15- Santa Cruz Half Marathon- I won!

*My definition of win: I didn't quit, didn't throw up, and they didn't close the course on me.
GME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:06 AM   #3
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
That's what I was thinking, a custom suit fitting. He likes suits, and he's only planning to lose another 20 pounds or so. His last suit fit him at 450 pounds. He's now 220ish, so I'm thinking it's time.
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:22 AM   #4
CarolinaCoast
Major LCF Poster!
 
CarolinaCoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coastal NC
Posts: 1,838
Gallery: CarolinaCoast
Stats: 155/124.2/122-125
WOE: Chronic Experimenter
My husband loves Wine Country Gift Baskets. You can go to their website. He dropped a hint that he'd love to have one of those chocolate towers. I was surprised that he was so taken with the baskets. We've also bought them for family and friends. They are just beautiful and look as lovely in person as the ones in their pictures.
CarolinaCoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:36 AM   #5
Dottie
Administrator
 
Dottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 7,274
Gallery: Dottie
It took me months, calling around online liquor stores, but for our 25th I got him a bottle of scotch that was casked on our wedding date.
It wasn't fantastic scotch lol - but the label had the cask date on it and everything
__________________
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions

Need to contact LCF?
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/contact.html

Everyone has an opinion. Take what you need and leave the rest.
Dottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:40 AM   #6
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolinaCoast View Post
My husband loves Wine Country Gift Baskets. You can go to their website. He dropped a hint that he'd love to have one of those chocolate towers. I was surprised that he was so taken with the baskets. We've also bought them for family and friends. They are just beautiful and look as lovely in person as the ones in their pictures.
I'm on their site now. There are some gorgeous baskets!
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dottie View Post
It took me months, calling around online liquor stores, but for our 25th I got him a bottle of scotch that was casked on our wedding date.
It wasn't fantastic scotch lol - but the label had the cask date on it and everything
That's a really cool idea, and one I'll save for a big anniversary. This is our 11th. Last year we renewed our vows for our 10th.
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #8
LoCarbGal
Way too much time on my hands!
 
LoCarbGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 11,362
Gallery: LoCarbGal
WOE: HDE/JUDDD/Lowish Carb
Gosh, has it been a year since your vow renewal? I got to "attend" online and it was great - you guys were so cute, and Keira, what a doll!

CC's and Dottie's ideas are great! Dottie, yours is amazingly cool, especially like Dawn said, for a big one. How did you think of that?

I don't really have any good suggestions. If I do say so myself, I'm pretty amazing at getting people the perfect gift. But I am careful to listen to what people say all year about what they're interested in (just the offhand comment, or what they stop to look for when shopping, online, etc). It has paid off, because I've gotten some pretty cool reactions. My favorite has been, "It's perfect! I didn't even know I wanted that, but I do!"

Good luck finding your perfect gift. I think I saw what you're getting on FB. Pretty darn cool!
__________________
~~~LCG aka Carol~~~

Ordinary things, done consistently, produce extraordinary results. ~ Keith Cunningham

My Journal: LoCarbGal's Balancing Act ~ Part 2
LoCarbGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 09:25 AM   #9
Dottie
Administrator
 
Dottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 7,274
Gallery: Dottie
lol well I always get him a bottle of scotch (he's easy!) but I thought it would be nice to find something more specific.
Once I started looking at online liquor stores, I saw the cask dates on some distilleries and thought I'd give it a shot.
What surprised me was that I had pretty much given up on it when I got an email from one of the stores telling me they found what I was looking for (and it was under $200 which was a nice bonus).
He has the bottle packed away in the garage somewhere so it won't get broken
__________________
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions

Need to contact LCF?
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/contact.html

Everyone has an opinion. Take what you need and leave the rest.
Dottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 10:07 AM   #10
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoCarbGal View Post
Gosh, has it been a year since your vow renewal? I got to "attend" online and it was great - you guys were so cute, and Keira, what a doll!

CC's and Dottie's ideas are great! Dottie, yours is amazingly cool, especially like Dawn said, for a big one. How did you think of that?

I don't really have any good suggestions. If I do say so myself, I'm pretty amazing at getting people the perfect gift. But I am careful to listen to what people say all year about what they're interested in (just the offhand comment, or what they stop to look for when shopping, online, etc). It has paid off, because I've gotten some pretty cool reactions. My favorite has been, "It's perfect! I didn't even know I wanted that, but I do!"

Good luck finding your perfect gift. I think I saw what you're getting on FB. Pretty darn cool!
I try to listen all year, too, but he's not one to really want anything. Ugh.

RE: what he got me (a small, concealable hand gun--sorry if anyone is anti-gun!). He got me something very similar for our 1st anniversary, but a bit bigger. I found out I was pregnant a few weeks later and didn't get to try it out until after Keira was born!

A few weeks ago, the Panera 2 blocks away from where I get my bagel in the morning was robbed. The cashier couldn't get the drawer opened fast enough, so the robber went around to all the patrons and robbed them too. DH has been worried about me since, and wants me to get my CCW. Thus, the smaller version of the 1st anniversary present. When I got home last night, the application for the CCW was sitting on my desk. He REALLY wants me to be protected.
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 03:01 PM   #11
Librarygirl
Big Yapper!!!!
 
Librarygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 8,114
Gallery: Librarygirl
Stats: HW 207/(JUDDD) 198/CW 172/GW 150 5'4 49 yo
WOE: JUDDD
Start Date: Low calorie 6/12 ; Low carb 9/12/ ; JUDDD 11/13/12
I saw your gift on FB and it is really cool! I have never owned a gun. I'm askeered.

How about a really nice bottle of wine, tablecloth and a catered dinner at home...candlelight, etc. Of course, you might also want a sleepover for Kiera.
__________________


"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."


"In every triumph there is a lot of try."

"Have the courage of your desire."
*Cindy*
Librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 03:17 PM   #12
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
I was askeered too, until I learned to use one. Now I have no problem.

I thought about the nice dinner thing. Problem: He doesn't drink (very rarely, a small something) and doesn't eat much.

We do already have a sitter lined up for that night, so I know we'll go out to dinner and probably dancing or something.

My coworker is steering me away from the "suit" idea since DH still has a small amount to lose. He suggested a really nice sports coat which could be worn with jeans, khakis, or dress pants. That actually might work out. Plus something else.
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #13
Carly
Big Yapper!!!!
 
Carly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 8,813
Gallery: Carly
Stats: 199/120.0/126.8 5'2" 38yrs Size 20/4P
WOE: JUDDD/ 5:2 to maintain
Start Date: 2/21/12- Low carb (199lbs) 3/28/12 JUDDD (189lbs)
Cologne? An IPad? A watch? A favorite restaraunt?
A his and hers massage?
__________________
<---- Before Carly
JUDDD changed my life. It transformed my health, gave me freedom and restored my confidence.

JUDDD is very simple, very livable and very flexible. JUDDD allows weight loss and life to happen simultaneously.

See my before and after pictures
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/we...ore-after.html
Carly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #14
Yennie
Major LCF Poster!
 
Yennie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,544
Gallery: Yennie
Stats: 5'3" 35yo 199/sig/146 No longer obese!
WOE: A.I. 1/1-1/20; JUDDD 1/21/13, Potatoes as needed
I saw your present on FB as well. Nice!
I wasn't ever scared, per se, but feel much more confident after learning how to use them.
I spend a lot of time alone, we live in the boonies (both a blessing and a curse) and I know exactly where the Glock is, how to load it and where to aim.

Back to the topic at hand, I like the suit idea as well. But maybe talk to a clothing place and ask them if your purchase would be alter-able with some additional weight loss? If its possible to take it in, then I say go for it. I guess it depends somewhat on WHERE the weight would come from? Anyway, a purchase that's alterable might be a good way to go.
__________________

*****************************************
My Potato Hacking Journal
All I ask is that you lead an evidence-based life.
Yennie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 06:03 AM   #15
zipp2play
Big Yapper!!!!
 
zipp2play's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 8,747
Gallery: zipp2play
Stats: 206/180.2/161 5'8"
WOE: JUDDD
What did you decide?
__________________
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/sh...831097&page=58

Monica -Come see my journey!
zipp2play is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #16
KeirasMom
Way too much time on my hands!
 
KeirasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 14,348
Gallery: KeirasMom
Stats: 277.6/156.8/155
WOE: Back to JUDDD 1/5/15
I ended up ordering him something from ManCrates. It's an outdoor survival ammo can filled with survivalist goodies. It's kind of a joke, but kind of goes with what he got me. I still need to come up with something else, though, too. I'm stumped.
__________________
Dawn

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
KeirasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2015 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.