Return to the House Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

Posted by chrissy Maine (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 22, 06 at 12:57

Hey Guys,
A much loved coworker's husband is returning home after 18 mts in Iraq. I got a collection going for her and got WAY more $$$ then I expected! I'm actually having a hard time spending it all and thought I'd ask for some idea's. They have 3 teen daughters also. So far I've gotten a $50 gift card to the Olive Garden (their fav restaurant), $25 gift card to Victoria's Secret (WOO HOO!), a couple of joke like kinky things from the local joke shop, and am planning to get them gift cards to the video retal store. My friend is getting them a bottle of wine and wine glasses. I've still got about $75 left. We can't pay for their hotel room because they don't know where they'll be staying when she picks him up down state. Any idea's or suggestions?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

Maybe a gift certificate to a local theme park or something else fun like that...where the whole family can go. I'm not saying that $75 would pay for it all, but it would knock out at least a chunk of the entrance fee to someplace like that. (Around here, the entry fee for "Frontier City" is about $35, I think. The $75 would take care of almost half of that.)

RE: Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

Tickets to a nice museum, where he and his beloved would be away from crowds, loud noises, squawling brats, etc.

RE: Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 22, 06 at 22:25

He's probably going to be pretty strung out after 18 very tense months. What about some informal "therapy"? Like a free massage session? Or a double session that they could both go to together, if he feels weird about getting a massage (Some people are weird about getting massages! I'm not just making this stuff up!)

RE: Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

Lots of good ideas!
Another possibility- a sitting for a family portrait with everybody together again.

RE: Need 'Welcome Home From Iraq'Gift Idea's

Oooh! Good one, jen!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the House Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here