B-Day present ideas for my 72 yr old Mom


Old 12-27-07, 09:21 PM
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B-Day present ideas for my 72 yr old Mom

I am absolutely stumped!
What do I get my Mom for her 72nd birthday?
It's this Sunday and I need help.
She's not into fancy stuff, doesn't like to eat out and has pretty bad arthritus so she can't walk too far.
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Old 12-28-07, 01:58 AM
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I considered that my mother was at the stage of her life that she did not actually need anything, and started giving her cut flowers for various occasions. It was something that required no maintenance or permanent accommodation. Plus, women like flowers. Digital picture frames come to mind.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-28-07, 04:14 AM
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If she is into cooking for herself, and with bread prices going through the roof, a bread machine comes to mind. With arthritis it is difficult to stir things, and my mom loves hers. Pour in the ingredients, turn it on and forget it.
Old 12-28-07, 04:53 AM
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Tickets to a show or concert that you could take her to? Something in the way of upkeep on her residence like a professional carpet cleaning? A historic newspaper from her birth date? A scrapbook/photo album of collected family pictures?
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Nice, home cooked family meal or her favorite dish and a nice family picture framed.

Have the kids make her a homemade, crafty birthday card too.

What does she like to do when she's at home? Any hobby stuff?
Old 12-28-07, 04:08 PM
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Hey, thanks everyone.
All good suggestions.
I am leaning toward the picture frame thing or a family tree display.
She has a restictive diet so eating a nice meal isn't allways the best.
I do like the show tickets idea TG, cut flowers are good to.

Keep 'em coming..........

I'm still open for more ideas

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