Thank you gift for flying 3000 miles for my dumb birthday party?
October 18, 2010 8:13 PM Subscribe
My friends flew 3000 miles to Seattle as a surprise for my 40th birthday party, and I just don't know how to thank them for what it meant to me! Friends: married couple, and the wife's sister (who I've known since she was like 10 and is now 35). They are super-cool and very not-poor and live in Brooklyn and don't need for anything, and I have no clue what I could do/give to express my thanks.
posted by tristeza to society & culture (16 answers total)
So my friends Christine (best friend in HS, known since 1985), her husband Jonathan (known since about 1991) and her sister Liz (known also since 1985) surprised me by showing up in Seattle from NYC the day before my 40th birthday party. I was blown AWAY and couldn't believe what they had done. They left 2 kids under 5 at home with Grandma, for god's sake!
I was completely shocked and am, even 4 months later, so incredibly grateful. It made my birthday really, really special and I am stunned by their generosity of spirit, time and money.
I have NO IDEA HOW TO THANK THEM.
They are very cool (he is a relatively famous musician, she's a TV producer and Liz is a graphic designer for a publishing co.), they don't need any "things" and are really just awesome and hard to buy for.
I need something to thank them and let them know how much it meant to me that they came. There are no pix of the event worth duplicating, I thought of that. :) I am very open to any and all ideas.
I know this is kind of like "Hey, guess about my friends!!" but I am so at a loss as to a nice gift/gesture that wouldn't just be dumb and boring like flowers or cards or whatever.....
Thank you in advance!