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zoomer456 Thu 02-Nov-17 17:31:53

Hi I’m stuck. Any ideas? Xx

curlycat Thu 02-Nov-17 17:33:05

Normally tickets for a show. She has all the 'stuff' she wants and enjoys a wee day out

WitchesHatRim Thu 02-Nov-17 17:33:33

Depends really. We tend to get them 'experiences' rather than things iyswim.

This year we are getting both MIL and DM threatee tickets (for different things)

SymphonyofShadows Thu 02-Nov-17 17:52:36

M&S 'Classic' pull on trousers and a twin set normally, she has them in every shade ever invented grin. I'm stuck this year though.

wendz86 Thu 02-Nov-17 17:54:28

Always a photo calendar from grandchildren . Then things like books , cds and bags .

MrsPear Thu 02-Nov-17 17:55:45

Books! She sends me and my sister a wish list in September. We co - ordinate who is buying what - she always put down paper backs 😹 So I get the hard backs - she sees this as a luxury!

Hooleywhipper Thu 02-Nov-17 17:56:27

Magazine subscription, done the same for last three years,she’s happy with it.

Crispsheets Thu 02-Nov-17 17:56:50

How old is she?

Ausparent Thu 02-Nov-17 17:57:18

We got my mum a nixplay digital photo frame.

It is linked via wifi to an online account and all her children have the login details.
We live all over the place but whenever we are dumping out memory card we are able to upload the best pics to the website and they appear on her frame. She loves it and he often been caught sitting watching it instead of the Tv!

There may be other better brands but this is what we happened to get.

zoomer456 Thu 02-Nov-17 18:05:10

Shes 62 but a young 62 people think she’s late mid 50s. She reads but she has a kindle. If I got her tickets I’d have to buy another for someone to go and I don’t spend as much on my step dad lol

CakeNinja Thu 02-Nov-17 20:00:25

My mum is a nightmare to buy for!
Normally play it safe with jo Malone and Molton Brown stuff.
She loves it but would never buy it for herself.

WitchesHatRim Thu 02-Nov-17 20:01:28

Amazon vouchers if she has a kindle?

Cinema vouchers?

TheNewMrs Thu 02-Nov-17 20:11:25

Vouchers for lunch/afternoon tea at a nice hotel could work out cheaper than 2 x tickets for a show smile
Then I do wrap ups...
Photo calendar
Charm for her bracelet
Toiletries (face wipes, cleanser, moisturiser etc)

mrsnec Thu 02-Nov-17 20:16:32

This year some very posh leather gloves so far. Last year some costume jewellery, sparkly socks and books.

starsorwater Thu 02-Nov-17 20:28:03

So far, books, Baileys, Their Finest dvd.

Days off cooking for one, in the form of home made ready meals for her freezer. Winter soups, pies and casseroles for when she can't be bothered.

Stompythedinosaur Thu 02-Nov-17 22:36:22

We do photo calender/photo book quite often.

Books or a dvd I know she will like (we have similar taste).

Have had success with getting her tickets to see one of the live screenings from National Theatre Live that are streamed into local cinemas.

This year we are getting her a ticket to see Matilda along with us (so no need for second ticket).

ChevalierTialys Thu 02-Nov-17 22:41:44

White musk perfume and body lotion set from the body shop.

Helpmeltb Thu 02-Nov-17 22:45:35

I usually get my mum and dad an afternoon tea for 2 voucher. Last year I got a deal on afternoon tea for 3 so they could take mum's sister too. They seem to really like it because they're retired and on low income so it's a treat and makes for a nice day out.

singadream Thu 02-Nov-17 22:48:56

A stocking of fun stuff. This year's has a fun biscuit tin, a book I think she'll like, a novelty notebook that made me laugh, metallic sharpies, Emma Bridgewater mug, artwork form the kids.

Peeetle Fri 03-Nov-17 09:23:57

My mum loves novels so I always buy her a couple.

Often get theatre tickets and we go together so it’s nice for me too.

One year I bought her a posh facial from a nearby spa place. That was particularly good because now that’s what she gets me!

Nice wine glasses and a beautiful vase, leather gloves, a bird house, and nice hand cream are other gifts

IDidContact Fri 03-Nov-17 09:46:00

I got mine one of the beauty advent calendars last year. So she had to open it early but absolutely loved it

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