What do I want for my birthday?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
March 25, 2007 2:06am CST
It's funny, but I can't decide what to tell people that I want for my birthday. For those of you who've read my posts on here, what do you think I should ask for? I'm into photography and hope to buy the Nikon D80 soon. I also like animals, especially rabbits, guinea pigs, sea lions, and elephant seals. I like jewelry too, but other than a nice chain, I think I have a lot (well, enough for me). What should I ask for?
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@rainbow (6763)
25 Mar 07
Maybe everyone could give you money or vouchers towards your camera, that would be nice. If you made a list of the actual things you want it makes this easier for people to buy the right thing, or you could end up with things you cannot use with your Nikon system, not sure how it works really, are there add-ons, nice case, tripod, things like that? Do you process your own pictures, do you need darkroom things or nice printer paper for your computer or Nikon Printer? What about asking for a day out to a place where you can take loads of pictures and spend time with your nearest and dearest? Books on photography that may help you progress, could be listed so that you get ones you feel would be relevant too? I hope you have a fantastic day and get presents that you can use and enjoy!
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
25 Mar 07
That is so true... I need my camera! Actually, I'm getting really close now. But I will need a lens for it. Maybe I'll ask for a monopod. I have 5 tripods for various uses, but I have no monopod and I've always wanted one. They're not overly expensive either, as I don't need the best of the best. I'm buying a digital SLR, so no darkroom stuff needed. I don't process my own film though either, but it would be nice to. I have a photo printer, but I generally have photos printed if I really like them. But I suppose printer paper would be nice because I like to print a lot of photos just to show them off. That's a good idea about books. I'm not a good reader and I have a ton of photography books, but a book specifically about my camera would be useful and I'd probably read it. I like the trip to a place idea too... maybe one of my friends will buy me a trip to the zoo. :)
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I'm having the same problem. Except it's from my hubby for our anniversary. I really don't want anything other than really expensive stuff (annivesary band; past, present, and future ring; digital camera). And we just don't have that kind of dough. I would say maybe money to buy more goodies for your new camera - or to put towards your new camera. I know I hate asking for money but sometimes it's easier. Especially when it's hard to put a name on something you want.
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@perugu (5281)
• India
25 Mar 07
hi,friend,its all depend on financial budget and special birthday like 13,19,20,25.. finally go for any gift but you should satisfy first and select out of your liking only.Apart from this help to poor some thing on that day.wish you happy advanced birth day.all the best.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
25 Mar 07
This might sound bad, but even though I'm always volunteering and donating, I wouldn't want someone to give me a donation to a group as a gift. Unless they really knew me I guess and picked a charity I already donate to or volunteer for. I like to look into the group first and make sure my money is actually going to be put to use. Funny how different cultures have different special birthdays. Here, the special years are: 10, 13, 15 or 16 depending if it's quincinera or sweet 16, 18, and 21. So I'm past all the special birthdays already, hehe.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I was thinking the same thing about the birthdays.
@anup12 (4184)
• India
26 Mar 07
I think you can ask for a camera with zoom lens and all which will giev you a much needed improved verison of photography.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I did actually ask for a zoom lens from my parents. I know they wouldn't get me both the camera and the lens, so I found a reasonably priced zoom lens and suggested that. :) For friends though, I need some less expensive suggestions. Maybe filters or something.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
26 Mar 07
lol...it is very funny.but i think that you should ask yourself which one do you really need?in fact,everyone wants to get many things,but maybe he only can gain one of them.it is said that "fish and bear paw can not be got both".if your birthday will be coming,i will say happy birthday to you ,as i believe that the blessing frome others is the best lift.right?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I always like presents that I actually need. One of my favorite presents ever was a blanket I received for Christmas. I guess I'm just having a hard time thinking of things I actually need right now. Other than school supplies I guess.
@freak369 (4376)
• United States
25 Mar 07
You can't go wrong with gift cards if they can be used at retail locations. If memory serves me correctly, gift cards in California are exempt from expiration dates and fees that other States have to abide by. Like I said, gift cards are a nice way to shop and almost every store under the sun has one these days.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
25 Mar 07
That's true somewhat. I've had gift cards expire before because the store went out of business. Even California law can't protect us from that. I've also received some gift cards before that were for things I would never do. If I get gift cards, I want them to be for an amount that I could actually buy something in that store without adding a ton of money to it, and to be for some place that actually has something I'd buy. Book stores, camera stores, electronics places, etc. Clothing isn't as useful to me, because I generally go for second hand.
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