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I had forgotten it is my mums birthday in a few days, and I have not prepared anything.

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GoodKingQuintless Thu 20-Nov-14 19:34:07

I have been so busy, and caught up in my own world, I have forgotten to arrange anything for my mum.

Not that she cares, or knows, or remembers or anything. But I usually send her some nice hand cream, maybe a nice merino sweater, and I make a booklet with pictures of my kids.

I only remembered after I had been to the post office to post Christmas gifts for my cousins! confused

I guess I could send her a box of chocolate? But it wont get there in time!!

I reckon Interflora is my best bet.

Mrsjayy Thu 20-Nov-14 19:37:32

Yes send her some nice flowers interflora to chocs too

MrsCosmopilite Thu 20-Nov-14 19:41:19

Flowers or there is a site where you can get a personalised hamper (food or other goodies) made up and sent out. Not sure what their turnaround is though.

Noteventhebestdrummer Thu 20-Nov-14 19:42:44

You could do a month free trial of Amazon prime so you get free next day delivery?

Send a book/DVD/kitchen gadget/pretty thing?

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 20-Nov-14 19:43:58

There are loads of sites who deliver in a day or two (unless she lives in the Outer Hebrides)

noblegiraffe Thu 20-Nov-14 19:48:58

Interflora chocs are minging.

These are nice

peachgirl Thu 20-Nov-14 20:00:54

Moonpig card and flowers?

LittleBearPad Thu 20-Nov-14 20:03:49

A few days... You'll be fine. Lots of places do next day delivery and a card will get there in loads of time.

NotTheKitchenAgainPlease Thu 20-Nov-14 20:09:06

Flowers and a voucher for a massage or other pampering?

Jenijena Thu 20-Nov-14 20:10:36

Cake from

jelliebelly Thu 20-Nov-14 20:14:33

This is what inter flora was invented for smile

GoodKingQuintless Sun 23-Nov-14 22:52:42

Interflora sorted.

I feel like shit though.

It is her 80th. She wont even know.

CocktailQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 22:56:04

Does she have Alzheimer's or another dementia? That's very hard. How about something to remind her of happy times - a cd from the 50s or 60s? Or something tactile - a shawl or blanket? A talking book?

Meechimoo Sun 23-Nov-14 22:56:06

How about some M&S vouchers, that's what I send my Mum? (the same age)

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Sun 23-Nov-14 22:56:58

Could you ring a florist or other service local to her and have them deliver directly?

Meechimoo Sun 23-Nov-14 22:57:03

Oh so sorry, missed the bit up thread

GoodKingQuintless Sun 23-Nov-14 23:03:18

There is nothing she would want.

I ordered here £50 worth of tulips in all colours available, £70 including delivery and a card.

Tulips are her favourite flower.

She needs nothing. Is in a lovely care home. Presence of family disturbs her now.

Although, I did mention her 80th to my cousin, the daughter of her youngest sibling, so I suspect her day wont be lonely! I reminded my niece her oldest grandchild of her birthday, so she will bring chocolate and visit, with my dad.

I cant do more.

I just spent a week with her in hospital holding her hand through a full hysterectomy back in October.

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