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OT - First Anniversary Gift Ideas

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    edited July 2018


    My vote is go really big on the paper, while setting the bar very low.




    Phoenix 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,815
    I’m waiting for @Lit to weigh in.  Seems to have some good suggestions today.
    Austin, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,638
    Get her an egg!

    The receipt will be paper :smiley:

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,364
    Kayak said:

    Hand her $200?


    Depends. Will she take it the wrong way if you leave it on the nightstand?
    Stillwater, MN
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,296
    Just get this, you know what to do. The box is paper. 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,524
    Make paper statues cut from her favorite book.. look up "book  art".  I'd like to guess "pride and prejudice" is a good bet.  Mr Darcy and Elizabeth statues, made of paper of their own book, standing in the open pages of said book. 

    Paper. 




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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 566
    Surely you, and your Egg, are the greatest gift she could have hoped for?

    I suggest you take some time to remind her just how fortunate she is that you chose her - despite several strong alternatives.  Then go on to sincerely explain that while she has shown some development in her new role, you remain confident she can overcome the shortfalls and hopefully save you having to seek supplementary support.

    You have nothing to fear from this approach as you will either;  never have to go through this anniversary gift selection process again, or, you will meet a mercifully swift and painless end.  

    Actually - thinking a bit more about it,  you might like to warn neighbours that if you are unseen for a few days but the Egg is working 24/7,  not to accept any cooked meat. 

    All that aside, have a great day. Never is there a better example of investment return if you go for it.

    My wedding anniversary is looming, too -after nearly 30 of them the gift choices do get simpler.   My daughter celebrated her 1st a few weeks ago and son-in-law had 'their wedding song' printed and framed as a the paper element.  

     "Shohna ba Shohna"
    Op Herrick / Enduring Freedom  2011 - 14.
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,478
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,445
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    That’s the antithesis of managing expectations. You’re screwed and tattooed for the rest of your life. 
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,364


    I always recommend this approach.
    Stillwater, MN
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,670
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    My own thinking. 

    Im a romantic. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 964
    dmchicago said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    My own thinking. 

    Im a romantic. 

     "Don't listen to her, Bob.Remember: those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,800
    Make something.  Those are the best.  A photo book from your favorite print place of all things done in that year (new car, house, kid, dog, whatever).  

    Also, get a nice canvas print of your wedding photos.  
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,670
    billt01 said:
    dmchicago said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    My own thinking. 

    Im a romantic. 

    I don’t know what that is but I would put red sprinkles on it in the shape of a heart and put it in the picnic basket.
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,670
    I don’t want to pick nits but Cheez Balls are more appropriate for the 5th year anniversary. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,445
    dmchicago said:
    I don’t want to pick nits but Cheez Balls are more appropriate for the 5th year anniversary. 
    The container has paper sides. Does that count? 
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,670
    Depends. How good does your right hand feel?
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,815
    I can’t remember what we did on our first anniversary.  I am no help.  Maybe ask those that have had multiple 1 year anniversaries what worked best.
    Austin, TX
  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,280
    dmchicago said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    My own thinking. 

    Im a romantic. 
    You have a can of Febreeze in your truck too, don't you?    =)  ;)
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,670
    Botch said:
    dmchicago said:
    Sea2Ski said:
    dmchicago said:
    A kite. Paper. Tie misc. copies of your wedding photos to the tail and take her to a park for a nice picnic, wine, whatever. 

    Fly the kite together and talk about the heights of your lives together still to climb.

    After, frame the kite and hang in the bedroom.
    Dude....  did you think that up? Or get that from  someone else. 
    My own thinking. 

    Im a romantic. 
    You have a can of Febreeze in your truck too, don't you?    =)  ;)
    Ozium. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,282
    Legume said:
    I can’t remember what we did on our first anniversary.  I am no help.  Maybe ask those that have had multiple 1 year anniversaries what worked best.
    Brilliant.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • TexasRebelTexasRebel Posts: 97
    CPFC1905 said:
    Surely you, and your Egg, are the greatest gift she could have hoped for?

    I suggest you take some time to remind her just how fortunate she is that you chose her - despite several strong alternatives.  Then go on to sincerely explain that while she has shown some development in her new role, you remain confident she can overcome the shortfalls and hopefully save you having to seek supplementary support.

    You have nothing to fear from this approach as you will either;  never have to go through this anniversary gift selection process again, or, you will meet a mercifully swift and painless end.  

    Actually - thinking a bit more about it,  you might like to warn neighbours that if you are unseen for a few days but the Egg is working 24/7,  not to accept any cooked meat. 

    All that aside, have a great day. Never is there a better example of investment return if you go for it.

    My wedding anniversary is looming, too -after nearly 30 of them the gift choices do get simpler.   My daughter celebrated her 1st a few weeks ago and son-in-law had 'their wedding song' printed and framed as a the paper element.  

    I'm going to try this one I think.  Kinda like an annual review approach...."here are the things I think you could improve on" type deal.  I'll let you know how it works out!  What could possibly go wrong!?!?!
    Just an Ole Miss Rebel fan living in Texas.
    Hotty Toddy!
    Mansfield, TX

  • BBQBuddyBBQBuddy Posts: 275
    Flowers, dinner out, and make a  "coupon book".  Like a coupon for another dinner out, movie night, girls night out, manicure, trip to the mall, several coupons for things she would enjoy and she can "redeem" when she wants...and for God's sake, champagne!!
    Hubby and I just celebrated out 25th.  I told him I wanted a fishing trip...
    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

  • CornfedMACornfedMA Posts: 204
    All I can say is Card. Don’t forget the damn card. I could get my wife a Maserati for our anniversary and the first thing she’d do is open the door and look for the card. 
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,478
    CornfedMA said:
    All I can say is Card. Don’t forget the damn card. I could get my wife a Maserati for our anniversary and the first thing she’d do is open the door and look for the card. 
    Yours too, huh?
    About 4 years ago I did not buy one. I was a dead man walking. So I ended up making one. 
    She loved it.

    Now I can do that for every holiday or even and she is fine with it. 
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    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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