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Help me shop for my mother please?

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BonesyBones Mon 23-Nov-15 14:56:14

I haven't got a clue.
We hadn't spoken in 6 years before now, and now she's coming for Xmas along with her wife and my youngest brother.

Here is literally all I know:
-She likes tigers
-She likes pandas
-She likes tigger (winnie the Pooh)
-Music - The Beautiful South and madness
-TV - old series Bad Girls
-Scared of heights
-Recovering alcoholic
-No sweet tooth
-Aged 42, married with 4 kids
-Part time hotel cleaner
-No religious beliefs
-Not very good with techy stuff
-Doesn't wear jewellery, makeup or perfume
-Very practical on clothing (jeans and tshirt with trainers is about the limit)

I am completely stumped. Budget not really an issue, looking for 3 or 4 items.

As far as I'm aware she has a tablet and kindle but I have no idea of her taste in books.

As a rule we don't give vouchers as gifts.

She doesn't really seem to have any hobbies at all.

So far all I'm getting her is an adult colouring book because her doodling is all I remember of her before things got bad when I was young.

Any ideas would be gratefully received smile

milaforni Mon 23-Nov-15 16:49:57

Cute T-Shirts
Nice slippers with lambs wool inside
or am I thinking about me?
Something for her kitchen? Set of mugs or a kitchen gadget you love.
Down pillow
me again

traviata Mon 23-Nov-15 21:14:27

Madstock CD or DVD?

does she like cheese and crackers? A savoury food gift?

Cineworld night out box?

PomBearWithAnOFRS Tue 24-Nov-15 03:18:05

Adopt a tiger or panda with the WWF or similar?

NathalieM Tue 24-Nov-15 12:42:29

How about an experience day? Where you can go out for a 3-course meal or attend a premier etc?

BonesyBones Tue 24-Nov-15 14:25:25

Thanks all, have added the CD you suggested traviata and have decided to adopt a tiger in her name PomBear.

Mila thanks for the suggestions but unfortunately I can't see any of those being particularly appreciated. She's certainly not the type to wear "cute" anything!

Nathalie again thank you for the suggestion but she isn't the type who's likely to bother herself with the hassle of going out, all very boring really.

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