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Any brilliant ideas for my mum?

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Givinguph0pe Wed 09-Dec-15 11:53:32

Mid 60s and impossible to buy for. Got her a trip to Harry Potter studios for her birthday and a letterbox bouquet subscription last Christmas (which was brilliant by the way) but this year I have a complete blank. She does not want:

Any jewellery
Any perfume or make up (allergic to quite a few brands so always has the same ones and doesn't need any)
Any ornaments or photos
Any clothes - wouldn't risk this anyway as she would take them back
Anything to eat or drink as she's just lost over two stone and is now super slim and doesn't want to put the weight back on
Anything for the house
Can't buy her a break away for a night at the moment at my gran is very ill and I know my mum wouldn't want to go in case of getting called back at short notice.

Already has a kindle and iPad and a newish phone.

Dear god. What on earth can I get her?! I'm starting to panic a bit as I have absolutely no clue at all of any sort. Normally by now I at least have an idea!
Can spend up to around £150. She's a great mum and I want to get her something lovely but I have absolutely no idea what.

florentina1 Wed 09-Dec-15 11:58:45

Would she like theatre or cinema tokens?

Tokelau Wed 09-Dec-15 12:12:27

Nice cases or accessories for the kindle, iPad and phone? Vouchers for the kindle to buy books?

I feel your pain. My mum is equally impossible. This year I am giving my parents a nice bottle of wine each and a voucher for a meal out. I always make them a calendar with photos of the children too.

I also have an aunt who is impossible to buy for. I haven't thought of anything yet!

fresta Wed 09-Dec-15 12:15:40


Purplehonesty Wed 09-Dec-15 12:44:10

Does she like to sew? Could she learn if not and you could get her a super sewing machine and lessons or how to guide?

Or some classes like flower arranging or cake decorating?

clarabellap Wed 09-Dec-15 12:50:54

Does she drink tea or coffee? Either a good quality coffee machine or a lovely teapot and cups to match (something made in Britain still like Denby)
A gardener and some plants for gardener to add to garden? Or more plants if she does garden herself?

Groovee Wed 09-Dec-15 13:01:02

A soup maker? A theatre break?

JamieAndTheMagicFleshlight Mon 14-Dec-15 22:21:30

An adult colouring book and nice pens/pencils?

soloula Mon 14-Dec-15 23:05:55

I'm getting my folks an amazon fire tv stick and subscriptions to prime and netflix.

defineme Mon 14-Dec-15 23:15:53

Would her diet be helped by a nutribullet, spirulizer etc or a Lakeland fresh start hamper that comes in a nice bag and is full of lovely healthy food.
Manicure etc or day spa or hair do
Membership to a gym or something for an activity she does eg heated gloves for a walker
Cashmere socks or wristwarmers
Tea flowers and tea pot
Photobook of family memories

defineme Mon 14-Dec-15 23:19:36

Magazine subscription
Box set
Digital radio

Viewofhedges Tue 15-Dec-15 17:09:50

Was in similar stuck position for my mum. Walked past a posh hairdressers/day spa and mum now has a voucher for a massage. (My mum also caring for her mum so I know this will be therapeutic too).

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