I need help with a birthday gift. I would SOOOOO apreciate it.

United States
January 23, 2007 10:53am CST
Me and my guy are currently a state away from each other because he is working out of town. Last year we were away from each other and when I talked to him, he seemed sad because he said he didn't even get a birthday cake. For this year, I wanted to actually make him a cake and send it, but I don't know ANYTHING about doing that, so I was thinking about buying his favorite cake mix, frosting, and candles and tying it up with a bow, along with 2 pics of our daughter. Do you think that is corny or stupid? I want him to be happy even though he is away from us on his b-day and I don't know if sending him somethinig he has to cook will work for that...
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I think you definitely need to send him something so he feels that you love him and remembered his birthday. If you do a search for bakeries in the city that he is in, you might be able to locate a bakery that would deliver a custom cake to him. That way, he wouldn't have to bake it himself. Another option would be for you to make him a cookie cake. They are much less delicate than a normal cake and would ship better. Good luck in whatever you decide and Happy Birthday to your guy :)
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
The idea about checking for places where he is to bake and deliver a cake is definately a wonderfully tremendous idea that i could see working! That would be a good shot to try!!!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I might try a cookie cake. I looked about getting a delivery cake, but then I was thinking, is that too impersonal? Which I suppose it's not, but then the prices REALLY dissuaded me from that idea...$50+ for a birthday was shocking!
• United States
24 Jan 07
i think that is a good idea too and maybe you can send him your 2 pics of yuor daughter with a little present
• India
24 Jan 07
I would suggest you not to send him cake but instead send him something wearable.. like shoes, or cloth.. the reason is.. cake once he eats its all over.. but cloth.. whenever he will wear them.. he will always remember the day, and smile will come on his face :)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm trying to keep it in budget, and well, he is picky! But thank you tons for the suggestion!
• Singapore
24 Jan 07
Thats super sweet. Remember its the thought that counts. I think he will find it amusing and nice that you care, maybe if you made the cake and drove to him and suprised him. You could jump out of a cake? Haha how does that sounds?
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Haha, I would love to jump out of a cake :P
• Singapore
26 Jan 07
i know me too its been one of my life ambitions :P
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
24 Jan 07
well if u're willing to spend good money then there r cakes u can have delivered, but u'll end up paying like 50 or 60 dollars, here r some links... http://www.cakesacrossamerica.com/ http://www.wireacake.com/
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I looked into some internet site like that and I was shocked at the prices...almost fell out of the chair
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
24 Jan 07
yeah it's pretty expensive!
• United States
24 Jan 07
that is not corny that is a very wondering idea and i would do that for my hubby if he was working in another state or vice verse beside we love them no matter what
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I think that it is a great idea. I would check into bakeries in his area that do deliveries or that he could go pick up. It would be much easier on him and you. Good luck!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks! I do have the tendency to get corny, so sometimes I have to double check myself!
23 Jan 07
i think a cake would be a great idea and the pics are the icing on the cake so to speak lol,but being his birthday why dont you totaly surprise him by delivering his birthday cake in person i think it would be the best present he could wish for
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@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I think it is a great idea.. Surprise him with d cake. Its just for his birthday anyway and it would totally make it special because he got two things he wanted. Im sure he is missing u on his birthday especially that u live apart right now so this is pretty much worth considering. Of course, if its too much money to go there urself, don't worry , it's the thought that counts anyway. :)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I really wish we could go see him, unfortunately, even though it's just a state away, it's still 4 hours...and 4 hours with a 9-month-old by myself...welllll, you know how that would go!
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
24 Jan 07
I think you should do it, but before doing such thing ask the post office if it's possible to send a cake in mail, because the cake could be ruin while she's on the way. Anyway, you can always send him something else that he likes. Send him a Happy Birthday from me :)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
@nitkavi (11)
• India
24 Jan 07
CAKE- right now you must send his favaourt cake photograph and say him when we meet i am definatly make a cake for u. Along with the lots of birthday wishes I am confident hi will definatly happy from your response.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your suggestion :-)
@micheller (1365)
• United States
24 Jan 07
NO! That is not corny at all. I think that is really sweet what you are doing. You can either do that or you can go online and search for somewhere that you can order a cake for him and have it sent to him.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you!
@hamza123 (984)
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
well in my opinion the best birthday gift which can be given to any person is a wrist watch.it can be given to people of all the age groups..
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I already had bad experience trying to get a watch one time...he flat out told me he didn't want a watch...I think watches are good gifts thouhg, but ahhhhh, he does not.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
how far are you from each other? if it's not that far and you have enough money, maybe you could give him a little visit.. togethe with your 2 kids... sending him alo those stuff would also be great. why not add some red roses??? i've read in a magazine that man are touched when a woman gives them flowers.
• United States
24 Jan 07
It's only one kid, but it's 4 hours and that's a bit of a long drive with a 9 month old
• India
24 Jan 07
welll i wud just like to say here that its not making the cake that matters... its the love that goes with it..... if your guy loves you and u know how much he loves you... this cake making wont come in between u... i dont think that sending him this is a bad idea... just give him a card saying...'I tried my best but could only come up with this.... dont see the cake but the feelings i have for you which are hidden in it... love _______' its a guarantee that he will love the idea and laugh at ur smartness and intelligence( in a good way!!!)
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your suggestion!
@xxjupaxx (13)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think that is a great idea! It shows that you were thinking of him and what he missed out on in prior birthdays. It is a very creative idea and adding the pictures of your daughter is a very nice personal touch. I say go for it!
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks!
@Phemzy (97)
• Nigeria
24 Jan 07
No, you don't have send to send what he will cook because on a birthday, he will need every right thing to be happy and he will also have so many people visiting him and so many mails that he is reading about his birthday, I therefore suggest you go and buy a special cake that he liked most containing all the ingredients he like by telling the baker. Happy birhtday to your guy.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks for the happy birthday wishes!
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
a perfume..........
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• United States
24 Jan 07
thanks for the suggestion
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Do a search on personalized birthday cookies. You can order a cookie to be delivered to him with writing on it..including his name! They also usually have other gifts that you can send along with it. A bouquet of balloons or stuffed animal can be sent also. It is a great substitute for a birthday cake and is large enough to share with others.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Another person actually suggested a cookie site that I looked at...it actually looks pretty cool, so I may look into that
@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Jan 07
Firstly being away from your loved one or partnet is really sad. Usually we miss them very much when its an important day for either of them. You can do this. First send a cute loving birthday card along with a loving mail and when you call him to wish him you can ask him to check his mail first in the morning. Then you can order cake and flowers online where they have the facility to deliver it to you hubby on his birthday. There are many sites providing such services. I think this will really make his day. Good luck.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your suggestion! It does make me sad to be away from him :-(
@brihanna (381)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think you are too sweet. Even just to find time to think about it, while taking care of a 9 month old. How about baking the cake yourself, and sending it. Just wrap it up real good and put it in a box (or even do cupcakes wrapped in saran wrap. You could send a second box with premade frosting, candles, pics, etc.
• United States
24 Jan 07
That's a good idea...you know to actually make the cake part and just send the candles and frosting...that could definitely work!!!! Thank you for your suggestion!
• India
24 Jan 07
ya i think u have to give something to him and i tell u u should send the same gift given by u at first time that can revice your old mammories and love good luck dear
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Is it bad I don't remember the first gift? lol
• United Arab Emirates
24 Jan 07
It's kind of cute idea, yet thoughtful. Anyway, where is he working? Maybe you can find a website which delivers goodies in any location in the world, including the location of your husband, with it you can include your personal message. Anyway, your idea with the photos of your daughter and yours too would of course be very nice for him, and maybe you can add a voice tape or video tape for more personal touch.
• United States
24 Jan 07
He works graveyard at an industrial location, but he is also there to care for his granny (who raised him)...it would definitely have to be delivered to the house because he works overnight.