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So what are you buying your mother?

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BitOutOfPractice Thu 30-Nov-17 11:33:50

I'm stuck completely for ideas for my lovely 80yo mom

Please inspire me!

Taffeta Thu 30-Nov-17 11:39:17

A fleecy nightgown from Patra
The new Greenpeace calendar
Some petit fours

namechange2222 Thu 30-Nov-17 11:47:52

I've bought a lovely porcelain bowl and have planted a lasagna of bulbs. Mum has everything she wants or needs now so really appreciates gifts that thought and time have gone into

BitOutOfPractice Thu 30-Nov-17 11:54:02

Ooo great ideas. I love the idea of the porcelain bowl

ChipInTheSugar Thu 30-Nov-17 11:55:47

A bee hotel? Or nice garden pots/ornaments?

lynmilne65 Thu 30-Nov-17 13:00:28

nothing since she died in 52 ☹️

BitOutOfPractice Thu 30-Nov-17 14:34:31

I'm s sorry for your loss lyn. I lost my dad 20 years ago too. It's hard at this time of year thanks

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Thu 30-Nov-17 14:35:59

Minion handwash and a Barbie hairbrush, at her request! It's like having a 5th DC.

Breakfastat Thu 30-Nov-17 14:37:05

We bought my gran of a similar age a lovely bird bath for her garden

EnidBlighty Thu 30-Nov-17 14:38:44

I've ordered her a Cornish cheese hamper from her hometown.
Plus some Royal Honey stuff that she loves.

ALemonyPea Thu 30-Nov-17 14:39:16

Mirrored jewellery box and a fancy glass for her gin

Lovemusic33 Thu 30-Nov-17 15:43:08

I have bought my mum a bee hotel and some m&s handcream (set of 3).

CryingShame Thu 30-Nov-17 15:50:26

My mum mentioned over the summer, when I offered her my old mac before charity shopping it, that she regretted throwing away her long winter mac. She's getting one for Christmas as I found a nice one on eBay. I end up keeping an ear out through the year for random "oh we don't have X" comments and add them to the calendar for December.

What does your mum enjoy - breakfast hamper with jam etc. in it, a CD of music she'd enjoy?

Dairymilkmuncher Thu 30-Nov-17 15:54:32

I sourced some wine my mum loved last year and got her a shawl but don't have any ideas this year

ajandjjmum Thu 30-Nov-17 15:59:40

I've got MIL a small memory box that I've filled with photos from over the years.

And the usual M & S exchange-ables!

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 30-Nov-17 16:01:44

I got my (late 60s) mum The Crown on DVD, as she doesn't have Netflix.

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chickensandbees Thu 30-Nov-17 16:07:14

Garden shears....its what she asked for. Might get her wine as well.

SandAndSea Thu 30-Nov-17 16:11:43

I have to give my mum things she can easily carry home in a case. So, this year, I've got her:

A solar rainbow maker
Woollen gloves
An address and birthday book
A token for her favourite café
Bits for stocking: satsuma, nuts, chocolate bars, emery boards etc

MoreThanJustANumber Thu 30-Nov-17 16:16:06

I've got mine the based on the year of her birth with pictures of family etc. She'll love it because it is so personalised for her. Will get a few more bits but she's got everything she needs so it's just little things I know she'll like.

smartiecake Thu 30-Nov-17 16:37:01

I have got my mom (70) some sugar free sweets and some max factor make up she asked for and may get her a wrap/cardi thing.
I looked at Betty's teashops - they do some foodie gifts that are delivered?

Mooonie Thu 30-Nov-17 18:09:33

A guitar.. she's just qualified as a vicar and thinks that a guitar will serve her well grin

Jaffalong Thu 30-Nov-17 18:49:09

Have a look on this ladies gift thread

ladies gifts

Anasnake Thu 30-Nov-17 18:51:03

Peter Kay tickets

pieceofpurplesky Thu 30-Nov-17 19:05:03

I am taking her to the ballet (76)

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