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The Gift of a Special Weekend

For our parents' wedding anniversary one year (when my siblings and I were still at home, in school and 2 of us had jobs). We wanted to do something really special for them, other than the usual gifts we gave. So we rented a hotel room for 2 days (with a jacuzzi) at a State Park a few counties away (and near my work).

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Shortly before Mom and Dad were to arrive at check-in, my brother, his girlfriend (now wife), my sister and I prepared the room as we wanted it. We left a beautiful sliced fruit tray on ice, a bottle of wine on ice, an assorted cheese tray with an assortment of crackers, a beautiful bouquet of flowers with an anniversary card and bubble bath.

It worked out perfectly, they never knew we were there, till after their 2 days. They were delighted with their gift and had the most relaxing time, ever. So if you're stumped over what to do for someone's upcoming birthday, anniversary, or whatever. I guarantee this is the best idea and gift we could have done!

By Terri

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June 20, 20050 found this helpful

Be sure that if you are giving a gift of a weekend for two like Terri did that...

your parents will use it. We bought a gift certificate like that for my parents and they never used it.

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Of course, the place we got the gift certificate for also put an expiry date on it and so even a year or two later they couldn't have gone there because it was expired.

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