Wife's 50th Birthday

Later this year, my lovely wife will be turning 50 and I want to make her day very special and memorable. I adore her to death and I think she is the sexiest and most alluring woman I have ever known. So far, I have a gift ready and I am planning a party for her. The gift is a functional "statement" piece, a Tiffany tote bag, and the party is more of a casual dinner with a few friends and work colleagues.


Over the past few years, my wife has worked very hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, and has lost and kept off 75 lbs. I have not only taken notice, but have encouraged her to stay at it for her sake as she looks great. Nonetheless, I have the opportunity to give her a gift that I feel really makes a statement about how great she looks which costs about the same as bag I already have for her. It's not at all "trashy" but says, "At 50, I can still rock things out."

My question is, is this too much for this occasion? Part of me says, no, because it's a very special day for her while the other part says, the bag and party will make it memorable. I'm kind of leaning in the direction of making the latter part an "overflow" for next year.



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July 31, 20150 found this helpful

I think it's wonderful that you care for your wife so much. However, I think that men making decisions about women's clothing is always a gamble.

Women's emotions fluctuate quite a bit on special days. Depending on her mood, the gift you have in mind might say "I think you are the sexiest woman I know," or it might say "I love you because you look good to me."

If you would like to add something to the bag, I suggest a gift certificate for portrait studio photos of the two of you together. Memories and sentiment trump sexy at anniversaries. Anything truly personal you want to give her should certainly be given after the party when everyone else has gone home. Your continued interest in her is proof enough that you find her sexy.

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August 2, 20150 found this helpful

Well said Abigail!
Yes, I totally agree!
If you want her to know how pivotal she is to your life I wouldn't highlight that it isn't due to her 'efforts' to be healthy..she will appreciate being loved and important for who she is...not her weight or exercise regime.


Something totally romantic (name a star after her because she is your ETERNAL LOVE) a special getaway somewhere memorable (or even a "This is your Life" road trip or video (complete with some of your favorite songs) to where she was born, grew up, went to school, met you, etc) would be nice!

How meeting her and her life made a difference to you and the world (It's a Wonderful Life style format...:) or even a cute photo album with the history of her life would be romantic and memorable.

That professional photo that YOU want of her for your office, workplace, wallet, etc...says more about what she means to you than anything.

All the best for your love of each other...she is a lucky woman to have your love and devotion!

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