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Which magazine for my 60ish MIL?

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SoLongAsItsHealthy Thu 09-Dec-10 11:50:27

I want to get my MIL a magazine subscription for Christmas but not sure what to get. I think I've see her reading She and Red in the past. She is quite youthful, interested in fashion and beauty and shops a fair bit... (mostly in John Lewis!). Does anyone know which age-group these mags are aimed at? Thanks.

CaurnieBred Thu 09-Dec-10 11:57:22

I think Red and She are aimed more at 30s-40s. My mum is in her 60s and likes Woman and Home. I have read it a few times too and it seems quite good.

missmartha Thu 09-Dec-10 11:58:18

Try Vogue. You really can't go wrong.

Of course there is no celeb goss., but if she doesn't care for it it's certainly the one I'd choose.

I think you get a month free if you order twelve.

RipMacWinkle Thu 09-Dec-10 12:06:52

Defo Woman and Home. My MIL gets it and likes it. She's young-minded and mid Fifties.

I don't mind admitting that I've had a wee gander and it's readable although definitely pitched older than me.

odetothewestwing Thu 09-Dec-10 12:33:25

Both my mum plus mil have enjoyed the Woman & Home sub we got them last year - and my mum has resuscribed. I quite like it too! Or what about an interiors mag?

purplepeony Thu 09-Dec-10 12:36:22

Woman and Home and Good Housekeeping, Country Living if she lives rural or aspires to!

Bucharest Thu 09-Dec-10 12:37:41

My Mum is 66 and I'm getting her Red. She loves it. It was her that got me reading it.

purplepeony Thu 09-Dec-10 12:38:15

Ripvan- god that post from you makes me feel old- I am mid 50s and being young minded is not a phrase I would dream of using about myself- I consider myself 40s in my head! 55 is not old these days at all. My DD is just out of uni and I am just stopping being a full time mum in my head!

My Mum is 84 and reads Good H and W&H.

muddlinleigh Thu 09-Dec-10 12:44:45

My mum is a Good Housekeeping and Woman and Home fan, she'll shortly be 64.

MollieO Thu 09-Dec-10 12:46:13

My mum has a subscription to W&H that she keeps asking me to cancel. She thinks it is boring and prefers Country Living.

RipMacWinkle Thu 09-Dec-10 12:49:30

Apologies purplepeony

My MIL is mid fifties but often like similar things to me (mid thirties). I guess I worded things a bit clumsily. She definitely thinks like yourself. Young minded did sound fairly poor. However, my own mum is early sixties but she seems older, if that makes sense.

Defo did not mean to make you feel old.

Am I diggiing myself deeper into a hole?

<gets out snow shovel>

SoLongAsItsHealthy Thu 09-Dec-10 13:06:12

Thanks all - have done W&H on your advice!

missmartha Thu 09-Dec-10 13:07:01

Purplepeony, I will never see 50 again either and 'young minded' strikes me as an odd turn of phrase too.

I suggested Vogue as I take it myself an cannot imagine not doing so.

I don't stay at home all day baking and cultivating apple cheeks.

fleetingstay Thu 09-Dec-10 13:43:50

Vogue has nothing in it but advets i always think. I like Red and subscribe to and Easy Living Elle decoration, Homes and Gardens which i hate, Country Homes and interiors and my favourite Living etc I sometimes buy Country Living

fleetingstay Thu 09-Dec-10 13:44:29

sorry all very jumbled, i am in a hurry

mamasmissionimpossible Thu 09-Dec-10 13:48:25

My mum is 63 and read W&H and Good Housekeeping. She is passing them onto me <perhaps she thinks I have an old head on young shoulders!>

UnquietDad Thu 09-Dec-10 13:49:59

It sounds "old" but the Saga magazine is good. It's aimed at 50+. My mum gets it and even DW and I find it interesting sometimes!

UnquietDad Thu 09-Dec-10 13:50:16

It sounds "old" but the Saga magazine is good. It's aimed at 50+. My mum gets it and even DW and I find it interesting sometimes!

missmartha Thu 09-Dec-10 13:55:47

Oh please, not Saga.

Yes it can be interesting, but then, so can a fungal infection on the toenails.

soopermum1 Thu 09-Dec-10 14:02:01

My mum is 65 and reads Heat and Now magazines. She loves her celeb gossip grin

sue52 Thu 09-Dec-10 16:24:21

I'm 59 and would cry if my DDs bought me woman and home. I like Elle and Marie Claire. I must admit I read Heat at the hairdressers.

GeorginaWorsley Thu 09-Dec-10 16:32:38

I like Woman and Home and I am only 43!grin

MayorNaze Thu 09-Dec-10 16:34:16

good housekeeping

i like it meself. except there are lot of references to the menopause and i am hopefully 20 years or so off that...

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 09-Dec-10 16:38:14

My Mum is 61 and she likes Good Housekeeping. She has also confessed to a secret love of Hello, but she only reads it at the hairdressers because she wouldn't be seen dead buying it grin

She used to read Woman and Home, but ditched her subscription about 10 years ago because it had got too old.

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