I'd like some ideas on making husband's birthday a very special day despite our very crazy life (at the time of his birthday we'll likely have a couple-week old newborn plus an active 15-month old). Between now and then, I don't see myself doing much shopping or prep for his birthday because I'm getting ready for birth. The initial postpartum days would be quiet tough too without anyone around to help. What are some ideas to make him a special birthday?
Also, what are some ideas for Christmas present for husband during this crazy time? What do you get for a man who is not into the materialistic at all and basically has everything he needs (which to him are only the daily essentials). I always used to get him essential stuff, like new clothes he needs, new underwear... just very essential stuff that he'd need to get anyways - because I know those "gifts" would be "useful". But that doesn't feel very "special" when I just pack him, say some underwear and toothbrush for Christmas or birthday. I don't want to spend on fancy things or "extra things" that he doesn't care for because that kind of spending won't make him feel too good when we've got a family to raise on a single income. What other ideas can you suggest?