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What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

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NewlyMrs
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What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

I'm so at a loss of what to get my mom.

I'm out of state, so a spa day is hard (plan to do when she visits around her BDay)
she's not a "label" person
My Step father passed away this year, so i dont want to do a restaurant certificate type thing.

I've done "grandma jewlery", flowers, redbox, edible, etc.

UGG.....anyone have any ideas?

(she doesn't want a kindle)

Posted 12/6/12 1:23 PM
 
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Bluechristmas
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Photo books, calendar etc

Posted 12/6/12 1:25 PM
 

want2beamom
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Not sure how far you live away from each other, but any chance you could schedule a weekend away with the 2 of you, maybe someone in between?

Posted 12/6/12 1:26 PM
 

MrsT809
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What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

How about a magazine subscription? You could do a cute basket with slippers, a coffee mug, and the print out of the subscription or an one of the actual magazines. Amazon has some great deals.

Posted 12/6/12 1:33 PM
 

JenniferEver
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Love the basket idea. Pampering herself kind of thing.

Also, there's a lot you can do with photos of your DCs.

Posted 12/6/12 1:39 PM
 

ALD618
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

My mom is like this. I make her a photobook of family photos I've taken throughout the year (she loves this) and I also buy her "fun" clothes she'd never buy herself.

Posted 12/6/12 1:43 PM
 

NewlyMrs
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

She's planning to probably come down in march. So that sorta is a get-away for her.

I love photo gifts, but she has just about every nice picture ever taken of my family & she prints them all the time.

Every year I go thru this, because she won't give me a wish list.

She's in NY, I'm in NC.

Posted 12/6/12 1:56 PM
 

JenniferEver
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Are there any NC foods or items she likes that she can't get in NY? Maybe send her some of those items along with a photo of the kids and a GC to something you can do together when she comes?

Posted 12/6/12 1:59 PM
 

violet25
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

my parents are like this. we are buying them a family photo shoot with all of us

Posted 12/6/12 1:59 PM
 

JDubs
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

on shutterfly you can create a lot of nice mementos, including a photo book and calendar.

Posted 12/6/12 2:00 PM
 

dani731
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

How about scheduling a photoshoot for HER with your kids for her visit?? I'm sure she will love the experience and cherish the photos. I'm sure your kids would appreciate having these pics as well when they are older.

Posted 12/6/12 2:05 PM
 

drwifettc
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What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

My mom loves her ugg slippers, maybe a magazine subscription? Birchbox if she's into cosmetics? I like the weekend away idea too, just the two of you!

Posted 12/6/12 2:11 PM
 

halfbaked
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

What about surprising her and coming to see her in NY? Maybe taking her to a show? Cinderella is coming to Broadway in February- maybe you can have your kids go, too. I know that gets pricey, but I believe the tix aren't too bad.

Posted 12/6/12 2:17 PM
 

Twstdvenus1
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Posted by dani731

How about scheduling a photoshoot for HER with your kids for her visit?? I'm sure she will love the experience and cherish the photos. I'm sure your kids would appreciate having these pics as well when they are older.



I can never figure out what to get my mom either, but now that DD1 is older (7) she is making my mom a gift from her and her little sister but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo shoot with her and the kids!!! What an awesome idea, Dani Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 12/6/2012 2:18:54 PM.

Posted 12/6/12 2:18 PM
 

LadyBug1209
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

What about a nice digital picture frame loaded up with pics of your family?

Posted 12/6/12 2:39 PM
 

dlj97
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Posted by halfbaked

What about surprising her and coming to see her in NY? Maybe taking her to a show? Cinderella is coming to Broadway in February- maybe you can have your kids go, too. I know that gets pricey, but I believe the tix aren't too bad.



I was going to suggest this too, or buying her a ticket to come to you.

Posted 12/6/12 2:39 PM
 

computergirl
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Posted by dlj97

Posted by halfbaked

What about surprising her and coming to see her in NY? Maybe taking her to a show? Cinderella is coming to Broadway in February- maybe you can have your kids go, too. I know that gets pricey, but I believe the tix aren't too bad.



I was going to suggest this too, or buying her a ticket to come to you.



I love this idea! If this wouldn't work, I also love the idea of a photoshoot for her with the grandkids. I might even steal the photoshoot idea for my own parents next year!

Posted 12/6/12 2:42 PM
 

Akajt98
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

I am not sure how much you are looking to spend but here are some ideas:

A bottle of her favorite perfume
Clarisonic
Ugg Slippers
Ipad
Designer Wallet
SLR Camera

Anything that she wouldn't buy for herself!

Posted 12/6/12 2:46 PM
 

NewlyMrs
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

I'm thinking about the photoshoot idea for when I come up again & include my sister & her kids. I'm just so afraid we won't have enough time to fit it in. Maybe waiting for when she comes down here, when I know we will have the time.

The broadway show is a GREAT idea, but if I can't guarantee a babysitter, while up in NY it might not work.

Posted 12/6/12 3:02 PM
 

NewlyMrs
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Posted by JenniferEver

Are there any NC foods or items she likes that she can't get in NY? Maybe send her some of those items along with a photo of the kids and a GC to something you can do together when she comes?




LOL I have to laugh over this. I have a Reisling from an NC vineyard I love, but that's about all we have here, that NYers can't get.

Posted 12/6/12 3:04 PM
 

moonmist09
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Posted by dani731

How about scheduling a photoshoot for HER with your kids for her visit?? I'm sure she will love the experience and cherish the photos. I'm sure your kids would appreciate having these pics as well when they are older.



i LOVE this idea!Chat Icon

Posted 12/6/12 3:04 PM
 

butterfly20
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What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

photo gifts my inlaws have loved....

photo throw blanket, mug, calendar, trivet, sweatshirt.

handmade soaps from etsy vendor

Message edited 12/6/2012 3:06:06 PM.

Posted 12/6/12 3:05 PM
 

cityandbeachmom
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Suffer the pain of discipline,

Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Broadway tix

Posted 12/6/12 10:23 PM
 

nickipa
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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

Check out the wantful website

Posted 12/6/12 10:29 PM
 

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Re: What do you buy that person who wants nothing, needs nothing....BUT they mean the world to you (i.e. A parent)

In recent years I have gotten my mother a label maker and Christmas ornament boxes--she is THAT hard to by for. She doesn't like STUFF, and she doesn't like to go places.This year I am honestly just thinking of honoring her wishes to not buy anything. I know that my mother means what she says.

She only asked me to make my grandmother's cookie recipes, which I will attempt this year for the first time.

Message edited 12/6/2012 11:47:25 PM.

Posted 12/6/12 11:40 PM
 
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