questionswhat are you planning to give, or do for mom…

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We're combining Mother's Day and Father's Day and taking both of them out to an outdoor play in June. It will be a surprise until Mother's Day, when I give her the tickets.

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We always go down to mom's, plant all her outdoor flower boxes, do some other yard work, and on Sunday take her out to dinner. For a gift, I usually bring her some sort of plant, corsage, or both.

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She says she just wants teh family to all go out and have dinner somewhere nice.
I want to get her something, just don't know what. Was thinking about this earlier this morning.

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I honestly don't know. I may send her some things from Divvies. She likes them, and it allows her to have some sweets, which she otherwise can't.

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@wickedd365: If she is anything like I am, your presence is the best present of all!

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I'm getting my Mom DVDs, good chocolate and socks. I've gotten Mom socks for her birthday and Mother's Day every year for as long as I can remember. Her birthday is in October, so I get her funky striped knee socks. For Mother's Day I get her fun, often cartoon character, shorter socks. It's our little tradition and Mom rarely has to buy her own socks...except for more formal occasions when Snoopy socks aren't appropriate.

The DVDs are old seasons of tv shows that she didn't see or saw and really enjoyed. She watches them while doing things around the house or working on craft projects. And who doesn't like chocolate? I found a few of her favorites on sale recently and will add in some good European dark chocolate from Aldi (they don't have Aldi near them), which Mom really likes and Dad doesn't (so I don't have to worry about Dad eating half of Mom's candy).

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Clean her house and call her on skype "She's in Afghanistan right now."

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We're combining the holidays, too, this year. My husband will spend the weekend with my father at my parents' house, fishing, drinking, watching movies, playing console games, etc. My mom will be spending the weekend at our place while we talk, sip champagne, watch movies, shop, etc.

for Gran'ma (that's how we spell it in our family), everyone (20 people or so) come together at her house, bringing food so she doesn't have to cook anything. We do work on her balcony plants, make sure her laptop is working well, help her do things around the house, and just have a generally good time. We normally also pitch in together for a gift of some kind - often a big purchase that she wouldn't necessarily buy for herself.

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I'm leaning towards one of those fabric covered gazebos you can get at Target / Walmart for a few hundred bucks. I wonder if they actually survive out in the weather.

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I send a bunch of Yellow Tulips to the Cemetery with her site # on the card.

For her birthday every year she gets Dasies.

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Sadly, this will be the first year I won't get to be near my mom on Mother's Day due to distance (400 miles worth), but she and my dad are coming to visit the following week. Also, her birthday is the week after that. So, that all said, I'm going to combine her gifts. I already got her a really pretty nightgown from Kohl's and the Les Mis 25th anniversary DVD. I'm hoping to put something creative together as a present from the kids too.