DH and I were invited to his colleague's wife's surprise 50th Birthday party. It's going to be a fancy affair, held in a nearby hotel in about a month. I've met this woman at business events a few times and she is wonderful - a down-to-earth family gal who loves to cook, keep house and in general, love her family.
They are hard working, and they are quite wealthy - I've never been to their home, but DH has, and he says they have a magnificent home and whatever they want or need, they have the means to buy it.
My problem is that I have no idea what to get her, and I've asked her husband for suggestions, and got nowhere. I asked about her favorite salon, restaurant, department store, cooking supply store, favorite perfume etc., and (like a typical man) he said he thinks she likes to shop at Macy's. They entertain a lot, but he wouldn't tell me what kind of wine they like, etc. They've been married 30 years, like me, and I swear my DH wouldn't know how to respond either!
I could give her a Macy's gift card, and I will if I can't come up with anything else, but I feel that's kind of impersonal. Jewelry is sort of too personal, I don't know her color scheme at home, and I can't buy her clothes or a pocketbook.
I have to buy something nice. Other than Macy's card, any suggestions? I've hit a wall here. Thanks!