Your wife’s 30th birthday is the first major milestone of many more to come. The last birthday that really mattered was turning 21. After that, the focus on birthdays died down for a few years. Now, it is safe to say that you are both officially adults. At this stage of life, you are mature individuals who know what you want out of life.
Unfortunately, this trait makes it harder to buy a present. Your wife is a confident woman who knows what she wants from life and the rest of the world. Because of this, choosing the perfect gift can become impossible. If you want your wife to feel young, beautiful and dear to you, then these 40th birthday ideas for wife can help.
1. A Scavenger Hunt
One top 30th birthday idea is to create a scavenger hunt. While you are both mature adults now, there is still something incredibly fun about getting a treasure map. At each spot, leave a clue for your wife to find the next gift and clue. At the end of the scavenger hunt, wait for her with a romantic picnic or at her favorite restaurant. This idea is also a great one because it allows you to get many small presents to go with each clue, so you have more chances of actually getting something she likes. At the very least, she will love the thought and care you put into designing her present.
2. A Birthday Bouquet
The last idea involves a lot of thought, planning and care. If you are short on time or just want an easier gift idea, then pick out a floral bouquet for her. This tends to be a less personalized gift though, so you should spend some extra time to show that you actually put thought into the bouquet. One easy way to do this is to look up the meaning of different flowers. As you design the bouquet, write out the meaning of each flower in it within her birthday card. Then, she will know that you bought a pretty gift that also took a lot of thought.
3. Collect Her Memories
At this point, there is a good chance that you have been together for at least a couple of years or longer. Because of this, you and your wife have many shared memories together. If you want to show her how much you care, create a scrapbook with all of your memorable memories as a couple. If you really want to put a lot of work into this present, go to her family and friends to ask for pictures from her childhood and school years. Spend some extra time personalizing the scrapbook, and she will be amazed by the effort you put into it.
4. Spa Day
After a stressful week—or year—at work, nothing is as relaxing as a spa day. Give your wife a luxurious day at the spa to give her a chance to pamper herself and enjoy relaxing skin treatments. To make this day even more special, buy a spa day for two so that she can bring along one of her girlfriends. If you are open to it, you could also plan a couple’s day at a spa for a 30th birthday present that she remembers for years.
5. Breakfast in Bed
This is one of the 30th birthday ideas for wife that works if you are on a budget or just want to show a more personal approach to her gift. It is also a good complement to any of the other present ideas on this list. Make up her favorite breakfast foods and bring it to her on a tray. To make this an even better present, add a birthday card, her birthday present or some flowers to the tray as well.
6. Pick a Destination
A romantic getaway is always fun, and it is a great birthday idea. You can rent a tree house, an ocean-side cabin or a couple’s retreat for your wife’s birthday. Your destination could be anywhere that makes her happy or reminds you of the earlier years of your relationship. For an even more exciting present, plan out a vacation. You have to be extremely careful about this option though because there is always a chance that you will spend a lot of money on a vacation that she does not want. A few months before her 30th birthday, spend some time talking about her dream vacations. Then, you will have a few months until the big day for her to forget about your sly inquiries.
7. Music Festivals and Concerts
If you want to make your wife happy on her 30th birthday, find tickets to her favorite band’s concert! If you are not sure which band is her favorite or what she would really like to do, take her to a music festival. In addition to having a lot of fun listening to music, the music festival will also include parties, drinks, entertainment and plenty of food!
8. Romantic Dates
Sometimes, the best birthday gifts are all about events and spending time together. Instead of just buying her a present, plan an event that can help make her special day memorable. A romantic dinner at an expensive restaurant, an evening mystery dinner on a cruise or dining at a beachfront restaurant are all excellent options. This will give you a chance to dance, listen to music and woo her like you did when you first started dating. If you are short on cash, you can always modify this plan by making a romantic candlelight dinner at home instead.
If your wife already has ever present that she ever needs, then you can always surprise her with a party. This is a hard gift idea to do though. For it to work, you have to make sure that all of her family and friends keep the party a secret. It is easier to keep a secret among just a handful of people, but it would be more fun with a lot of friends and loved ones present.