HELP! B-day gift!

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    for my very special friend, some details below:

    man, 30th birthday, photographer, academic teacher, likes things that can survive a long time, very very very vlose friend of mine....


    any ideas?!?!? I have still one month to come up with something great!

    what would you buy/do?
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    How much money are you willing to spend?
     
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    A turtle pet? ;)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A photo of you?
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    What are his interests?
    A piece of 'antique' equipment from his area of expertise is always a good thing. You know - like buying an old camera or light meter for a photographer.
    After shave is always good. So is a good bottle of whisky.
    My favourite present that I got when I hit 50 was a mechanical toy. Most men are just big kids at heart.
    Or even a romantic ride in a hot air baloon.
    Or just take him for dinner.
    If he is any kind of normal man just being with you should be more than enough ;)




    "very, very, very close friend"? Why Alex, you naughty girl :mrgreen:
    Good luck with the relationship. He's a very lucky boy.
     
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    i agree with the whisky idea, although i wouldn't be able to keep that for a very long time
     
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    niah niah niah :D yeah, he is a kind of a guy who hates when I spend money on him...to buy him something... firstly I thought I'd bake him a cake :) he loves sweets and prefers things "hand made" rather than those bought...but then I thought of buying him a...kite :p yep... when we were by the seaside he kept on watching two blokes (more less his age) who were playing with a kite.... he wanted the same toy, but we were in hurry coming back and we forgot... :p
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    well...once he had a dog...for 16 years...when the doggy died it was a terrible day for the whole family and he's not willing to have any pet in a near future...
     
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    he's not a kind of drinking guy... :p really... :D he likes to drink a beer in a pub, or guiness in Irish pub, but not much :D and I am really hapy because of it!
     
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    a good lens is always nice to get!
     
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    Now that I read your original post more closely, an old camera might be in order. Just make sure you get something that's a collectible and in good shape. A Minox B perhaps? Just an idea...
     
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    Then you already know what to get him.
    Just get him a good one.
    This company make some of the best - both traditional and modern. I've got several of theirs and I love them.
    http://www.brookite.com/
     

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