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UzziInSunshine Report 24 Apr 2013 18:50

My fantastic Mother in law turns 70 this year, her major present is the fact that her son who left the UK 9years ago is very quietly going to be there for her.

What do we buy her?
OH wanted to buy a kindle sis in law has vetoed this but suggested that Mum wants to come over to Spain this year (her brother lives 2 hrs away from us) we pay towards her flight. I don´t like just giving money but have to agree that it might be the best option. Even if it is I want to send something small then that Mum in law can keep ..
Ideas please, remember OH is traveling light so no carry but we can send things.

Mum in law used to love X stitch but sadly doesn´t /can´t do it no more, she also does cake decorating ...Yeahhh she did my wedding cake but arthritis has set in and both although are still a major part of her life are a dwindling part

Ideas both for send over the net and small to hand over

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Apr 2013 19:00

Does she like jewellery ?

It would be light to carry . as she has arthritis it would need to be something not too fiddly to put on and off. maybe a nice brooch or a cross and chain that can be left on .

Does. she like flowers or plants , theres lots of online companies that do online ordering and they would be delivered to her so no carrying needed .


Mersey Report 24 Apr 2013 19:02

Uzzi take a look at this site.....

I got my Nan a pendant of my Grandad's picture engraved for her....she adores it <3

There are other ideas, but worth a look......

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Apr 2013 19:05

They look lovely Mersey . <3


Mersey Report 24 Apr 2013 19:10

Thanks Shirley I think they make the perfect gifts....... :-)


KempinaPartyhat Report 24 Apr 2013 19:20

What about making a photo book of her life ...get photos back as far as possible and bring it up todate with children hubbies wives children and grand children!!!

I,ve done it a couple of times with family

If you go to snappy snaps they can do alsorts these days with going in closer to just a face or person!! great fun


UzziInSunshine Report 24 Apr 2013 19:22

Thank you Shirley and and Mersey what a brilliant idea, I will ask OH (I think this present is from just me) Thanks


UzziInSunshine Report 24 Apr 2013 19:24

Kemp it would be a great idea but trust me not 1 I could do


UzziInSunshine Report 24 Apr 2013 19:27

I should add that I want to do something special is cos MI thinks I don´t like her.

She is so very wrong


Kay???? Report 24 Apr 2013 19:49

Dont know where she lives and able to get about and of course how much is avaliable to spend...

what about afternoon tea at Harrods,lots of the large London Hotels do it now,,,,,Clarridges ,Savoy.,,,they can lay a small cake on....

so do many country hotels in lovely surroundings,,,,


George Report 24 Apr 2013 19:53

UzziInSunshine ,

Why don't you tell her she is wrong if she thinks you don't like her.

George :-) :-)


UzziInSunshine Report 24 Apr 2013 20:15

George trust me I have been married to her son for years .I have told her but then I did take her son to Spain just after she moved to Worthing to be near us.


wisechild Report 25 Apr 2013 07:37

How about a copy of a newspaper for the day she was born?
They have proved very acceptable for older rellies of mine in the past.
Have also used them as gifts for special wedding anniversaties...obviously for the date of the wedding.


Joeva Report 25 Apr 2013 09:01

Just a suggestion :

Worth looking at :-)


LadyScozz Report 25 Apr 2013 11:16

A friend of mine & her siblings got their mother a ring for a "special" birthday

Several stones (no idea how many), one for each of her children, the stones were the children's birthstones.

It doesn't have to be a ring, could be a brooch, or a pendant.