questionswhat are some good gifts for mother's day?

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Got my wife a Kindle Fire from the kids. It was was hard to hide since the box was labeled Kindle Fire when we received it from UPS. She got it early and loves it. I also took the liberty of loading it up with some Best Seller's books to it, ones that I know she was wanting to read.

Good luck on your pick.

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My mom's gone, but I remember how I used to worry about what to get her for birthdays, holidays, etc. She was not easy to buy for; if she wanted it, she bought it for herself. I don't think that's the case with most moms. Here are a few ideas I tried over the years. Some met with success, some didn't, but I think they are still all good ideas. The best gift is your time with her, unless you already spend a good deal of time with her. Maybe dinner/picnic for just the 2 of you or you, your sibs & your mom. Other ideas: gift certificates for hair salon, massage, manicures. Anything she might like but would not "splurge" by spending for herself. If she has mobility issues; general cleaning, washing all of the windows inside & out, cleaning the gutters, having her car detailed, car-washing coupons. Even take her car in & have a tune-up done & depending on your budget, maybe new tires, etc. I think Moms are easy to buy for; anything that makes her life a bit easier is good.

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@wvtechguru: What a nice gift and adding the books she likes makes it really special.

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It would help if you told us your budget and a little about what types of things she likes.

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A grandchild!

JK (not really). Learn a craft/hobby and make her something. Every mother appreciates something their child creates. This is one of the feelings that mothers never grow out of. :)

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Depends. If you're nearby nothing really beats some personal time over a nice dinner, or an activity you'll both enjoy. For a long distance gift, try asking your father or her friends what her favorite restaurant currently is, or if there's a salon where she likes being pampered and look into getting gift card(s) for these places.

Even if your budget is so minimal that all you can afford is the long distance charges on a phone call, she'll still appreciate that you cared enough to think of her.

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Tickets to a concert or play.

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Oof... reading these replies too because I need an idea within a small budget, sadly =\ Might take her shooting... she expressed an interest haha. A small .22 she should be able to handle.

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A nice lunch/dinner/coffee where you come prepared with a "trip down memory lane". Start it off with, "you know what I though might be fun..." and break out sets of pics in chronological order and have some very specific stories to highlight and chat about. Especially the ones where she "saved the day". You'd be surprised at how much you remember and how getting the ball rolling opens up discussion and details that you might not have ever known.

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Give her the gift of your time alone w/her. Just the 2 of you. (No siblings, spouse or grandchildren...there are other times for that.) Either physically if you can, or by phone. This is 'her' day...thank her for giving birth to you - she might have had a choice not to. Thank her for raising you & doing it in a way where you learned things. Reminisce about fun things you did when you were a child. AND as an adult! Tell her you appreciate all that she's done for you. If you can think of specifics that's good. If not, just let her know you appreciate her for who she is. Tell her you're honored to be a part of her life.

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What's wrong with lingerie?

J/K of course. How about a photo album filled with pictures of you and your siblings/kids?

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I am still a young mom, but I love getting pictures of my kids to put up on the walls. I have already asked my husband for a new collage frame that I saw in an ad (yes, I am one of those wonderful wives that just tells her husband what she wants for gifts). These gifts also work well for an older mom especially if you have kids or if you can find some older photos from your childhood. Otherwise, buy something based on her interests or that will make her life easier. And of course, time is a wonderful gift as others have stated.

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I'm getting my mom a coupld of seasons of a tv show she likes on DVD (she specifically requested these), marshmallow forks for roasting marshmallows over the new firepit they got not long ago (Mom realized when my nephews were visiting last time that she had gotten rid of the roasting forks...hard to make smores without something to roast the marshmallows on) and socks. I've gotten Mom socks for Mother's day and her birthday for as long as I can remember. Sometimes they're silly patterned ones. Sometimes they're the expensive but oh so comfy ones. But there are always socks.

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My mom is getting a Lock & Lock set from woot (all her plasticware is cheap crap, and she never has the right lids, etc. She's also getting a nice photo of my kids and one of the candle rails from the wootoff. stepmom will get the candle rail and photo. Everyone gets to spend time with us (either a visit or dinner). :) Almost mil gets a photo and a card, b/c I know her son won't send her anything (they don't really do holidays at all)

My kids will give me cards. My xh never got me anything for mother's day, so it's nothing new. My kids sometimes make me breakfast in bed, so we'll see if that happens again. Middle kid will probably help make dinner with my stepdad and make dessert. My stepdad is giving me a little child-free time while he & the younger 2 kids work on their Pinewood Derby cars.

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Time is always good. Go spend the day with her. Cook her a meal or take her out to eat.