10 Year Anniversary

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Coming up on December 31st, my wife and I will have been married for 10 years.

    I've decided to get her a Movado watch, and a Coach bag. She likes those things, but would never buy them herself. I normally don't spend that kind of money, but this is a special event...10 years. My idea is to put the watch inside the bag. After she gets over the excitement of getting a Coach bag, when she opens it up and sees the Movado, she is going to flip out.

    I just wanted some input from others as to how good of an idea this is. Perhaps some of y'all could share what you have given your wife on anniversary.

  2. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    Sounds like a good idea to me, but 'twould be helpful if I knew what a coach bag was...

    But congratulations none the less! Hope you enjoyed your years and many more to come! :p
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Congrats Mike!!!

    My girlfriend's parents are having their 40th Anniversary on Dec 31st as well!

    ps, nice touch with the Movado and Coach!
  4. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Is she getting you a Sadowsky or an MTD?
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Nope, I'm happy with my MIA Jazz. However, my son did catch her on the Epifani website last week.

  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Congrats :)

    I was going to buy my gf a coach purse for christmas but she has requested that her family buy her it so im off the hook.
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Flippin' sweet for you dude.

    My wife has been craving a Coach purse for some time, but won't buy it. I slyly paid attention to the model she always checked out, so I even know the color and model to get. She is going to go nuts when she sees it.

  8. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Congratulations! Ten years is a big deal, the more so these days. My wife and I just celebrated our 4th anniversary on the 1st :D I hope you guys have many more together.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats thats awesome. :)
  10. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    I just wanted some input from others as to how good of an idea this is. Perhaps some of y'all could share what you have given your wife on anniversary.


    I gave my wife a 3 stone diamond band and she got me a Blonde/Birdseye 55-94.
  11. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Feels like 15 minutes .... under water :p
  12. Sounds like a great idea to me, Mike! Very nice gifts.
  13. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    Just a suggestion, maybe offer one option or the other and then surprise her with both, but be nonchalant about the second (whichever was more dear to her) item. Kinda of like, "Here is ______ .... oh yeah.... I also got you a little something extra.... I wasn't sure if you'd like it."

    Make sure the kids are out of the house. Do you have kids? :D
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Yes, two. Our 20 year old daughter moved out already, but our 16 year old son is still at home.

    Well.....I gave her the gifts. I added in a pair of Birkenstocks and a scarf I made myself with the help of a friend at work. My wife flipped out when she opened the purse and saw the watch. She started crying. It was a nice occasion.

    I freaked out when I was given my gifts. Something I have wanted for a long time. She got me a nine piece set of DeWalt cordless power tools, a DeWalt compound miter saw, a workbench to put everything on, and an indoor fountain I have been wanting since this past summer. I was totally blown away by the gifts. Ten years is a big deal, but my wife went buck wild this year. This doesn't even count the 50" plasma she agreed to let me buy a couple weeks ago.

    I was very happy I did not get any bass gear. Bass isn't really a big part of my life anymore, so a new piece of gear would have been a nice gift, but not something I would have really wanted.

    Now we are off to dinner with my parents, and my sister and her husband. We are going to a small Italian restaurant here in town called Pelligrino's. My parents and sister have some gifts for us as well.

  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Mike- Happy anniversary to you and your Wife.
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I think today's John Turner's anniversary, too. He's been married for a while, if my memory serves....
  17. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Happy Anniversary. You knitted a scarf for her??
  18. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    hey bro that's cool happy anniversary!
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Yeah, I did. A lady at work helped me out. Well, she did most of the work. I just knitted a few spots here and there. Last year, I helped make a huge chenille blanket that was three different colors.

    Part of me is saying I should be embarassed to admit I did some knitting. Oh well, I thought it was cool to make my wife something.

  20. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Way cool! Congratulations Mike. My wife and everyone else in my family knits, and I've gotten a couple of scarfs that are very special to me. I'd knit too, just to share in my wife's hobby, but I don't have the time. I like helping her with patterns and yarn selection though.

    Movado watch in a Coach bag...she must have flipped out! I'd be happy with the power tools too; need to live someplace where I have room for a toolshed.

    I don't remember what my wife and I did for our tenth in 2004 (we count our dating anniversary, not our city hall date).