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06/03/2013 at 11:27
It's my Mum's 65th birthday next month, can't believe she's that old, she certainly doesn't look it and is much more active than me - plays tennis multiple times a week!
For her 60th we bought her some really nice ruby jewellery (she loves red), and for my Dad's 60th and 65th last year we've bought him experience things (balloon ride, and hovercraft thing which he's finally got round to booking and is going the week before my Mum's birthday!) but when I've looked at those sort of things, there isn't any I can see that she'd particularly enjoy, and she isn't really into spa days. Not sure about jewellery, although obviously I can get lots of that through MrDD! She loves reading, but she's already got a Kindle.
So any suggestions what I can get my Mum? Budget of about £100ish.
06/03/2013 at 12:08
Theatre tickets? Weekend away? Canvas of you & your family? New coat/boots?
06/03/2013 at 12:15
afternoon tea, make a memory photobook type thing ,
06/03/2013 at 12:32
Thanks for the ideas, I'm not sure about most of them as I want something that's really just for her rather than something my Dad would share - theatre tickets would probably be more his sort of thing anyway! (me and him both sing and perform)
Coat/boots - she's recently bought herself some.
Photobook/canvas - maybe, although again it's more a joint thing.
06/03/2013 at 18:52
Some nice clothes or expensive make-up/purfume/toiletries she wouldn't spend the money on usually.
a new watch.
06/03/2013 at 19:13
A hamper type gift with cake, wine, chocolates, vouchers for her kindle, candle, some nice hand cream?
06/03/2013 at 19:20
A day out at Wimbledon?? Must be some kind of experience thing for that? But again might be a joint thing
06/03/2013 at 21:03
Is there something you and she could do together? Afternoon tea or similar?
06/03/2013 at 21:04
Whereabouts in the country does she live?
06/03/2013 at 22:13
07/03/2013 at 08:32
I'll have to talk to my Dad and brothers about it (me and my 2 brothers are putting in together to get her present, I'm hoping my older brother's gf will have some ideas, she seems quite good at presents!) - my Dad might have some ideas, but typically I start thinking about this when they're on holiday!
She's so difficult to buy clothes or handbags, makeup etc for that I wouldn't be able to choose, plus she just buys them when she needs them anyway. She's been to Wimbledon a few times, and like you say weekender, it would be a joint present.
Afternoon tea would be a bit too expensive for us all to go - there'd be 10 of us in total including partners and children, plus I'm not really sure it's her sort of thing.
Giddy - we're in the East Midlands.
Thanks for all the ideas, I don't mean to sound negative but I just know they're not really what she'd like, but then I obviously don't know what she would like! x
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