I'm trying to figure out a good 30th birthday gift for my girlfriend. She has always wanted to visit Paris (and missed out on an opportunity once which she always regretted). I thought giving the gift of travel would be nice, but I have problems with this because she just started a new job and I have no idea when she will be able to go. Is it possible to book airline tickets with no set departure date? Or possibly give some sort of gift certificate to a travel company (but that can only be used for the destination of my choice). I mean I'm sure I can give her like an American Airlines gift certificate, but theres no guarantee she'd use it for France -- and the point of this gift would be to essentially force her into doing something she's wanted to do but has been reluctant to do for financial reasons.
Any ideas on how to go about doing this?
Thanks in advance!