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What are you buying your mum for Christmas

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MabelStark Tue 10-Dec-13 19:33:14

Having bought gifts for her for 20 odd years I feel like I've bought everything before... Anyone purchased their Mum a great present? Please share it with me!

stumpsxo Tue 10-Dec-13 20:17:00

Im doing my mum a pamper basket. Buying her some goodies, sticking in a pretty box add some shredded tissue paper and some gift wrapping smile

MabelStark Tue 10-Dec-13 20:37:33

That's a lovely idea, just bought her a magazine subscription after seeing it on the Christmas thread so some bits like that would go nicely!!

celestialsquirrels Tue 10-Dec-13 20:38:55

A sewing machine as her ancient one has finally given up the ghost.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Tue 10-Dec-13 20:48:43

A clock and wind chime that she pointed out whilst shopping a few months ago and I found a cute elephant cushion in tyger (she collects elephant stuff) and some proper Turkish delight.

HerrenaHarridan Tue 10-Dec-13 21:02:36

A Tiffany stile bitterly lamp from dd

A drill from me smile

JustOneMoreCoffee Tue 10-Dec-13 22:03:18

Tickets to see a theatre show, favourite perfume and pjs. I get the perfume and pjs every year so try and pick something she won't be expecting each year as well.

mummyzoe2012 Mon 16-Dec-13 21:29:41

A large framed photo of my dd and a medium framed photo of me and dd. A box if sweets and a ticket too see peppa pig with me and dd in feb.

Whatevertheweather Mon 16-Dec-13 21:33:29

This year a swarovski Bambi ornament jointly with my sister and some cushions but I think her favourite gift was 2 years ago when I bought her a lovely old planter and filled it with nice plant pots, packets of seeds, little ceramic hearts, mini watering can, gardening gloves, nice hand cream, some garden plant sticks and other assorted nick nacks

Nerfmother Mon 16-Dec-13 21:50:29

A kindle pre set up and loaded with a couple of books in a nice case. Plus a charger. Went halves with my granddad.

SantaStuffedMyStocking Mon 16-Dec-13 21:51:01

I bought my mum a beautiful basket and filled it with

*4 yankee candles,
*a gorgeous photo frame with picture of her and dds,
*a beautiful hand made wine glass,
*4 bottles of posh wine,
*3 small plant pots with unusual chilli seeds,
*2 posh jars of coffee,
*fancy smellies.

it looks great and it's all stuff she loves can't wait to give her it. grin

JemimaMuddledUp Mon 16-Dec-13 21:52:38

A hamper of goodies from a local deli.

hallowisitmeyourelookingfor Mon 16-Dec-13 22:10:59

Theatre tickets from me and DP (and also one for me!)
Diffuser, perfume and other little bits from the DC.
I won't see her open them as she wanted to have Christmas day at home with her OH and my DSis, but I know she'll be happy with them smile
She's bloody hard to buy for, buys herself anything she needs/wants when she sees it, so I struggle confused
We have bought MIL membership to the Tate Galleries, some L'Occitane stuff and DS did a handprint which his toddler group had made into a reusable shopping bag so she will have that too.

serin Mon 16-Dec-13 22:59:16

She is 80.
She wants tickets to x factor live grin
In the meantime we have got her a new handbag and some smellies!

ImaginativeNewName Mon 16-Dec-13 23:03:37

Nice bubble bath, DVD box set and copious amounts of Baileys. My mum's is always the most boring present I buy. grin

nooka Mon 16-Dec-13 23:07:16

I bought my mum a set of fancy non caffinated tea (little tasters in pretty jars) and a voucher for a swedish massage that I found quite close to where she lives. I'm very pleased with the second present smile it's at a very eco type place that is totally up her street and if she likes the family that run it then it's another local connection for her (my father died in January and we all worry a bit about her being isolated).

1muddymummy Mon 16-Dec-13 23:09:14

I hate buying for my mum. She's is so hard to buy for and you can tell when you've got it wrong! I'm not really happy with this years but unless I can think of something last minute I'll just have to go with it! I've got her a box set of 8hr cream, a personalised phone cover and as a joke a book on the kardashians as they're her guilty pleasure. I've got MIL a canvas of her children and a pair of leather gloves as hers have holes in.

rachyconks Mon 16-Dec-13 23:09:24

House of fraser voucher to buy a Thomas sabo charm with. I bought her the bracelet for her birthday, but she wants to pick the charm herself (which is good as I had a look and wouldn't know which one to go for!)

missnevermind Mon 16-Dec-13 23:10:18

Caught my Mum eying up my extra large chopping board last night.

Bought her her own in Tesco this morning to try and stop mine going missing grin

VinoTime Mon 16-Dec-13 23:12:29

A navy cashmere cardigan and a big box a Scottish tablet. Thorntons seem to have stopped selling it now, so I may just be her favourite daughter this Christmas having tracked some other stuff down fgrin

myron Mon 16-Dec-13 23:38:57

A pair of tickets for her & dad to see cirque du soleil next year

MunchMunch Tue 17-Dec-13 16:50:02

A steam mop.

She has mentioned in the past that she wanted one and borrowed one from a neighbour to have a go, she loved it but never got round to buying it herself.

Mil, will be getting her a lamp she has seen.

StepMIL, a kettle she mentioned to sil that she wanted for her new house, chocolate.

WeAllHaveWings Tue 17-Dec-13 17:09:31

Yankee candle reed diffusers, jigsaws, favourite chocs and a calendar.

ProfondoRosso Tue 17-Dec-13 17:13:22

Tom Kerridge cookbook, Diptyque Tubereuse candle and Blancanieves DVD (from both me and DH).

livingincloggyland Tue 17-Dec-13 19:11:17

A nice pair of pjs, No.7 make up set and a Sabon handcream.

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