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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!

snozzlemaid Tue 17-Dec-13 19:12:57

A voucher for afternoon tea for two at Fowey Hall hotel.

BerylStreep Tue 17-Dec-13 19:15:23

Kindle Fire

MIL - necklace and scarf

dashoflime Tue 17-Dec-13 19:18:51

Portmerion Botanic serving bowl and plate.
I saw them in a charity shop and got all excited because I thought the line had been discontinued and I'd found this amazing rare thing.
Turns out John Lewis's still do 'em. Never mind- she'll still like them.

Also this silly book of pictures of dogs underwater.

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 17-Dec-13 19:20:59

The first two Elizabeth Chadwick novels. She got engrossed in one of mine when I left her unattended by the bookshelf one Sunday while she was here for lunch.

She's developing dementia and has been hoarding, so don't want to give her too much as we (my sisters and I) are actively decluttering her home at the moment.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 17-Dec-13 19:23:28

M&D are getting joint gifts, mainly.

A calendar of my dd
A board game
A boxed cinema voucher

Then she is getting

A book
A bottle of wine
A box of chocolates

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 17-Dec-13 19:24:18

No help sorry, I'm just looking for inspiration fgrin

Flisspaps Tue 17-Dec-13 19:24:37



It's what she's asked for.

Marrow Tue 17-Dec-13 19:26:41

Last year I got her National Trust membership. She has enjoyed it so much that I have renewed it for her this year.

Womnaleplus Tue 17-Dec-13 20:08:15

Two illustrated books - one on British songbirds and one on garden birds.

The twelve poems for Christmas card alternative.

Some dark choc truffles and ginger biscuits from the boys.

grabaspoon Tue 17-Dec-13 20:09:32

Got a 4 gift rule

So bought = Pj's, a framed print of me and my sister, hand warmers, and a book on happiness.

Will also do her a stocking with lots of little bits inside.

Chocotrekkie Tue 17-Dec-13 20:11:10

I've done a calendar with pics of all her grandchildren.

Also chocs and handcream.

PaschasDanglyReindeerBaubles Tue 17-Dec-13 20:13:00

Joint English Heritage membership and some gloves

Bertrude Wed 18-Dec-13 07:05:20

A wine case from Virgin wines. I know it'll get used so better than buying something for the sake grin

snowmanshoes Wed 18-Dec-13 07:19:49

A pandora charm and a cardi that she heavily hinted she liked from good old M and S

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 18-Dec-13 07:46:22

Some ikea clips and either a big woollen wrap our done smellies. In my defence she's the only person I've not finished grin

honeybeeridiculous Wed 18-Dec-13 08:31:53

I've made a basket full of her favourite smellies
Magazine subscription which has been carrying on for years!
Tickets for her and father to a local show
Turkish delight

Davros Wed 18-Dec-13 10:04:35

I got mine a new digital radio that she wants which must have a cassette player! Git it with CD as well, about £40/£50. If I had waited I would rush to M&S today as they've got 30% off knitwear and she loves their cashmere

HavantGuard Wed 18-Dec-13 10:07:53

Clothes and candles.

wordfactory Wed 18-Dec-13 10:14:26

Tickets for Swan Lake.
PJs and slippers to keep at our house (so she can keep her luggage lighter).
Oven gloves (I noticed hers were threadbare).
A lavander cushion with her catch phrase on it 'All you need is love.'

DH has bought her the Malala book and a CD of Jaquline Du Pres.

DS has bought her a set of three nail varnishes.
DD has bought her a pocket diary.

NotAnotherStuffedTurkey Wed 18-Dec-13 10:22:27

A mobile phone cover it's a last ditch attempt to persuade her to keep her phone turned on rather than turned off and wrapped up in two zip lock plastic bags in the inside pocket of her handbag fgrin

BlueChampagne Wed 18-Dec-13 12:40:08

Touch screen gloves (M&S) now she's got a smart phone!

puffinnuffin Wed 18-Dec-13 12:44:31

pizza stone and cutter (she's wanted one for ages).

Marzipanface Fri 20-Dec-13 23:21:53

A bobble filter bottle as she is always complaining about the taste of tap water and doesn't drink enough.

Three books she wanted

New Gransnet book


Hand cream


Purplefrogshoe Fri 20-Dec-13 23:29:04

Radley bag(she has hinted for months) Yankee candles and willow tree christmas bauble

mumblecrumble Fri 20-Dec-13 23:51:46

I have just wrapped my Mum up the most beautiful.... cordless drill :-D

She asked for Philips screwdriver...but she has just moved and is pu5in g up furniture etc and I am really hoping it goes down well....

Also a beautiful tin of chocs and a Philips screw driver that was 89p

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