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Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! 10 Gift Ideas for the First Lady

Our first lady Michelle Obama is turning 50 this weekend and I’m sure that a lot of people in her inner circle are plagued with the dilemma of what to get a woman that already has basically everything she needs in her world. I mean, I too would find it pretty intimidating trying to find that perfect gift for one of the most recognizable women who just happens to be the wife of the leader of the free world!

But thankfully, Michelle Obama isn’t the type of woman who expects to get the latest $10,000 Louis Vuitton purse or personalized and one-of-a-kind pearls from Karl Lagerfeld. Instead, this Chicago-born wife and mother enjoys the simple things in life, just like you and me. It’s so refreshing to have a first lady in the White House who knows and understands the thrill you get when you find your favorite items on clearance at your local Target!

Check out our photo gallery of some birthday suggestions for Michelle Obama, all based on her favorite foods, travel destinations and preferences. And of course, Happy Birthday! We can’t wait to find out how she is going to celebrate the big 5-0.

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  • Five Guys Birthday Lunch 2 of 11
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    Michelle Obama and her family have been spotted devouring the best burgers and fries ever at their local Five Guys several times during President Obama's presidential term in office. Rather than having the First Lady sneak out to Five Guys with the Secret Service, why not get them to cater a special birthday lunch to her at the White House instead?

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    Michelle Obama, America's First Lady, is all smiles as she enjoys a short vacation in the southern Spanish resort of Marbella

    Michelle Obama loves to travel and in recent years has taken several trips to Europe, including two to Marbella and Costa del Sol, Spain. Perhaps advanced Spanish lessons would be a great gift to give to the first lady since she loves traveling there so much? I'm sure it would come in much more handy than just using the Google Translator app!

  • All-Inclusive Trip to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia 4 of 11
    United States First Lady Michelle Obama seen cheering and waving the US flag while supporting the US swimming team at the Aquatics Centre of the Olympic Park, London

    Michelle Obama loves to not only participate in sports, but she also loves watching sporting competitions and games. She was there to help cheer on Team USA during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London almost two years ago. Why not get the First Lady an all-inclusive trip to Sochi, Russia this year so she can help cheer the United States team to first place at the 2014 Winter Olympics as well?

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    Beyonce Knowles arrives at a party for her new album at SVA Theater in New York City

    At first I wanted to suggest getting the first lady an iTunes card so she can download the latest Beyonce, but why get the CD when you can just get Beyonce herself to sing all of her latest hits off of her album? Yeah, let's do that instead.

  • Target Gift Card 6 of 11
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    Michelle Obama has made it no secret that she loves shopping at Target, as she was once spotted picking up a few items at a Washington D.C.-area Target Superstore with the Secret Service. She also once claimed that she likes to call herself a "Target shopper" as she prefers the store to Wal-Mart. I guess that means she wouldn't mind if we slipped her a Target gift certificate along with her birthday card this year too, right?

  • Gift Certificate to Spiaggia in Chicago 7 of 11
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    One of the Obama's favorite Chicago-area restaurants is Spiaggia. The President and the first lady love to dine there when they're in town, and they even celebrated his presidential win here back in 2008. I think a gift certificate to this trendy and elegant restaurant would definitely put a smile on Michelle's face!

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    Michelle Obama has also made it no secret that while she loves all different kinds of sports, tennis has a special place in the heart. She is often spotted in the stands at the U.S. Open year after the year. A great gift would be this personalized tennis necklace from Etsy.

  • CrossFit Groupon Coupon 9 of 11
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    If there is anything that Michelle Obama is known for, it's those sculpted arms of hers. Man, does that woman make me wish I could go to the gym more often. And that is probably why Michelle loves to show off her guns in sleeveless shirts, too. Since she's such an avid gym-buff, why not get her a Groupon coupon to one of the local Washington, D.C.-based Crossfit gyms? As many in the Cross-Fit community would say, she'd tear up those WODs like a beast!

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    It's being reported that Michelle Obama plans on celebrating her 50th birthday at Oprah's grand estate in Hawaii during her birthday weekend. Since she is going to be in the Aloha State, why not get her a Hawaiian-inspired floral arrangement delivered to Oprah's house?

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    Michelle Obama has recently said she would "never say never" to botox or plastic surgery, but to be honest with you, I don't think she needs it as she looks incredibly youthful for someone who is about to turn 50. However, a gift certificate to the Hela Spa in Washington D.C. would probably make her very excited about spending a blissful day of pampering all by herself.

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com

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