We don't really do birthday presents, but for his 30th I got him a sightseeing flight around our city. He'd never flown in a smaller aircraft before and really liked it. For Christmas last year I got his high school football jersey framed and I scrapbooked a bunch of his football clippings. And I registered him for a scotch tasting class - he really likes scotch. The Christmas gifts were all lower cost and very meaningful to him.
For his 40th b-day I had wanted to get him a sightseeing tour in a helicopter, but finances didn't allow for that so I threw him a big party with all his friends, maybe for his 50th we can do the helicopter tour.
at 9:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2011