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62 year old lady, what to buy?

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lilly153 Tue 30-Nov-10 18:57:45

its my ds gran ive asked his dad and i suppose hes a typical man not got a clue confused
shes not like a really old gran shes youngish, i though she was honestly only about 55 yrs old if thats any help confused

celebmum Tue 30-Nov-10 19:01:43

Whats your budget? We buy DH Gran a tin of shortbread every year, she loves it and shares it with her friends at bingo! grin

Besom Tue 30-Nov-10 19:01:45

Framed photo of ds? Photobook with pictures of ds/other gc's if there are any?

What is budget?

About the same age as my mum. smile I've made mine a diary from photobox, putting in photos of the dc for every week. Would she like that?

StealthPolarBear Tue 30-Nov-10 19:04:04

What are hr hobbies?

lilly153 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:09:39

ive not really got a set budget maybe about £50 could go a little more if needed

i cant do photos ive used that for the last 2 xmas and it was her bday last month n i got her one of thouse photobook from photobox so was looking for something different

she doesnt really have any hobbies that i no of she is always working

ItsJustMyOpinion Tue 30-Nov-10 19:14:30

How about a really nice cardigan, a nice plant like a ponsettia (sp), nice hat, scarf and gloves?

lilly153 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:16:32

i was thinking a clothing item but not sure on exact size but supposed could always buy something and give her recipteif she needs to change it?

Majorca Tue 30-Nov-10 19:17:52

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MeowyChristmasEveryone Tue 30-Nov-10 19:18:38

What is her job, as you say she's always working?

DuelingFanio Tue 30-Nov-10 19:18:47

Do you have any photos where she's wearing jewelry? Could you get an idea of what kind of thing she likes and find something similar?

She sounds young and funky rather than old ladyish.

ItsJustMyOpinion Tue 30-Nov-10 19:19:55

A locket with picture/s of grandchildren inside? You can get really nice ones without having to spend a fortune.

lilly153 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:23:44

yeah i never thought of gettin a picture see what type she wears will get my sons dad to get me a few thanks alot
she just works in an office through the week and cleans her local church at the weekends she in a lot of debt so hence why shes always working

Wottknottandmincepies Tue 30-Nov-10 19:29:09

Something totally just for her. Big box of expensive chocolates from Thorntons. Something she wouldn't ever treat herself too. She sounds like she works hard.

lilly153 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:43:47

yeah she does work hard so really want to get her something nice
thanks

iloveblue Tue 30-Nov-10 20:39:06

A really nice throw/blanket
We bought this for MIL last year who is of a similar age and she loved it - and uses it all the time.
They have some nice merino wool ones too.

stickylittlefingers Tue 30-Nov-10 22:00:38

I agree with something she wouldn't ever spend on herself (especially if she's working to pay off debt, so she probably doesn't spoil herself much). The past couple of years I have got my Mum nice treatments at the (very nice) city spa near us, foot massages, facials, that sort of thing. Wouldn't be everyone's idea of "nice" but it's just the sort of thing my Mum wouldn't have spent money on herself and wouldn't have felt she was "allowed" to. She so loves it!!

Squiz Tue 30-Nov-10 22:02:49

Voucher for facial or similar at local salon? Marks have got nice 'loungewear' pj sets - that's what my mum (62 also) is getting.

lilly153 Wed 01-Dec-10 22:07:48

thanks ladies never even thought about spa vouchers not really sure if a spa or beauty place would be her idea of fun/nice but everybody likes to get their hair done right?

Wottknottandmincepies Wed 01-Dec-10 23:12:59

treat to the hairdresser - lovely idea

onmyfeet Thu 02-Dec-10 07:25:11

Find out where she gets her hair done if you would like to do that, my mom always went to the same place, same with my mil. And I agree, it is a great present!

If she is in debt, how about a voucher for the grocery store she shops at? My mom loves useful things like that, frees her money up! My mom also loved vouchers for any dept store she shops at actually, as well as local restaurants. Or, if you feel crafty, make her a nice little Christmas Gift Basket yourself.
Working so much, I bet your gran just likes to sit and relax, so how about some dvd's? With some nice treats to nibble on while watching them.
An electric blanket or electric throw?
Warm night or pj's?
Book, if you know what she reads. (be careful if a paper back that the font isn't too tiny)
Subscription to magazine
Soft fluffy housecoat

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