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Old 11-25-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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I'm at a loss. I have no idea what to get my mom for Christmas.

I used up two really good ones last year with Mothers Day and Christmas

Mothers Day/Birthday I made a DVD slide show with pictures of me from years past playing to a couple of her favorite songs.. (tear jerker)

For last Christmas I got her a day at the Spa.

Now i'm clueless.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I don't know your mother, of course, but I tell my kids that if I can't eat it, drink it or smoke it (I mean like candles, not cigars or pot), or use it up in some other way, I don't want it. That is to say, at a certain point she probably has enough "stuff". The spa idea is always a hit, a lobster gram, take her to a nice restaurant or some other activity to spend time with you.
A friend of mine in Ohio took her mother on a bus trip to Graceland, since you're in KY, this would be doable, Her mother was a big Elvis fan, and they had a great time. Anyway, whatever your mother's interested in, do it with her, and maybe take lots of pictures and make an album of the trip.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: California
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Get her a handbag. Or a male dancer.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:26 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I am a Mom almost 62. Give me a picture of your family without the frame. I have more frames than I know what to do with now. Maybe a picture as the first entry in an album. I love to scrapbook.

Handbag is good, but medium size. I am not as strong as I used to be and I don't need to be carrying a lot of things.

I love that spa idea. Maybe make it a tradition.

My husband and I still are young enough to travel on our own, so our children gave us time in a bed and breakfast.

A little lady in my range of motion class mentioned to me that she and her husband do not go anywhere because they do not feel comfortable driving. If that is a case with your mother, maybe you can volunteer to take her to a place she likes. My mother did not drive, so I would go to her home and ask where she wanted to go that day. She loved it. If I really wanted to make her happy, I would take the weekend and we would travel to her brothers home.

If she doesn't already have a maid service, maybe she could have a maid for a day, or a yard service for a day or week. I could probably use one for a month.

Pay the tuition for an art class at a local community college.

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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those are all great ideas....my mom always says no more knick knacks. I've been taking my mom to lunch and a museum for birthdays lately.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:11 AM
 
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A "girls" weekend trip for the 2 of you to take together
Dinner and tickets to a live theatrical performance, opera, ballet, etc.
Host a post-holiday cocktail party at your house and invite her close friends so she can relax and visit with them while you host the party. Give her an invitation to "her party" at Christmas and maybe buy her a new outfit to wear at the party
If she likes to gamble. take her to an area casino and give her $100 spending money and have dinner together there
Commission an area artist to paint a portrait of her home, grandchildren, etc.
If she likes classical music, make an extravagant dinner at your home for her and hire a 3 or 4 piece chamber music group or violinist to serenade during dinner
If she travels, buy her a nice set of luggage and put travel items inside like a travel journal, travel sized toiletries, etc.
Upload family photos in a digital photo frame
Put together a scrapbook of family photos from Christmas' past
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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If she wears a certain brand of makeup or perfume, give her a gift certificate that she can use at the makeup counter or maybe schedule her a make over or something like that. Does she read? Gift certificate to the book store is always good.

They have those fruit of the month clubs where they send a different assortment of food every month. My mom liked that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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The spa one is a good idea. My mom gets her nails and feet done so I give her a gift certificate.
Also, perfume, a gc to a bookstore.
She likes gift certificates. No knick knacks for her.
My mom is pretty easy to please. It's my brother I need to wonder about.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Well, I can say that if I got my mom a day at a spa.. she'd look at me like I was stupid.

This year, she wants a new set of wrenches. And we're not talking about cheapos or even Craftsman - she wants real professional grade.. so I spent a little extra to get her ones that are made in Germany. I'm also deciding between getting her a Wii or a Zune.

It all depends though, on the type of person your mother is. But, try to spice up the gifts a bit.. getting perfume and other girly things might get boring after a while.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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Wicked is coming to town, how would some of you like tickets to a play like that?
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