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Help! What can i buy my mum?

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Wenchelda Fri 01-Dec-17 12:57:09

I’m done with all my shopping, apart from DH (Who will get nothing at this rate as he’s impossible to buy for!) and my mum, who I’m really stuck for ideas for.

She’s a young 68, very active, cycles everywhere, does various classes/hobbies inc dance, singing, art, family history. Likes reading (but actual books, not a kindle or anything) canals, wildlife, being outdoors. Already has English Heritage and National Trust membership. Have previously bought her voucher for spa day, voucher for posh afternoon tea, and took her on a high ropes adventure course. She’s tried indoor skydiving (hated it). Have also bought her a large garden bird feeder hanging frame thing a couple of years ago.

I have no idea what to get her. Only thing I can think of is something for the garden - ie a hedgehog house or similar as although she’s not into gardening, she’s keen to encourage wildlife into the garden. But it seems a bit of a rubbish present and like it’s not really “for her”.

Help! I’m stumped with this one confused

RestingBitchFaced Fri 01-Dec-17 13:05:31

I'm getting my mum a memory foam mattress topper and a new teapot! Not very Christmassy but I know she will like and use them

traviata Fri 01-Dec-17 13:16:46

bicycle accessories from Basil

or try cyclechic

lovelyjubilly Fri 01-Dec-17 13:26:02

Does she like jewellery?

My mum has one of these nomination bracelets , the idea being that the links are replaced gradually over time by links that are personal to the owner so that eventually the whole bracelet is a story of your life.

I've just bought my mum a new link for her's for Christmas, and I suspect other family members will have too.

The spare links that have been replaced can then be saved and made into a new bracelet to pass on to someone else.

Musidora Fri 01-Dec-17 13:36:31

She sounds quite like my MIL, and a bit like my dad too - both of whom are very tricky to buy for (hoping to pick up some ideas here)!

What about:
a fitbit
one of those night vision cameras that records wildlife in your garden
some outdoor clothing
a coffee table book about her favourite artist
and there's always nice food and drink, e.g. some fancy cheeses

PizzaPlease Fri 01-Dec-17 13:48:17

I saw someone else suggest one of those bird boxes that sticks on the window recently and thought it was a lovely idea.

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