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Ideas for Mom's 60Th Birthday Gift?

Hi Ladies,
I need some ideas for my mom's 60th birthday gift. She's the woman who either has or buys everything she wants, so she's very hard to shop for. She also really has no hobbies. My sister got her a cute necklace, I need a great idea. I'm looking to spend $100 or less. Please share your ideas!


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Thank you, Ladies, for all your wonderful suggestions! I was under the gun for time, so I could not do anything too creative, though I wish I had asked for ideas earlier. Today I ended up going to Things Engraved and got her a beautiful sterling heart locket and had it engraved. I will put our photos inside for her. :)

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How about gift cards for movies or theater? Or a spa day. Or a spring cleaning. I also recommend a new game called ColorKu--it's fun and really keeps the brain working. It's Sudoku without numbers.


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Hi there. I would recommend personalcreations.com.
It is a website where you can order most anything personalized with their name. I order from them a lot when I have someone to buy for that is not easy.
Especially at Christmas.
Oh - and google coupons for that site like couponmountain.com, couponcode.com etc b/c sometimes you can find a 10 or 20% off code to enter in at checkin.
Good luck!

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How about gift cards for movies or theater? Or a spa day. Or a spring cleaning. I also recommend a new game called ColorKu--it's fun and really keeps the brain working. It's Sudoku without numbers.


My mom, for her 50th, we took all the grandkids and got a group photo and framed it. She loved that. My mom too needs nothing or buys what she needs. Another idea we have used in the past, at Hallmark and even JoAnn Fabrics, they have talking scrapbooks. We make pages for each kid or grandkid and then they record something with the page and it can be played back.
Just some ideas!

Does she enjoy theater? Take her to a show!

I second all the great ideas with videos, pictures and writing from friends and family. My husband's grandmother has a book full of letters from family, she received it for her 90th, she reads it frequently and loves it.

Good luck!

Hi T.,
How about a scrapbook through the years. You could start with her as a young lady or even an infant and then add to it with things or pictures of important times in her life right up to the current. You could include pictures from family and friends, hobbies or trips. Also, to keep the cost down you could make it very simple and use a 4x6 or 5x7 size.
I'm sure your Mom will love whatever you come up with!

My mom's favorite gift that I got her, was I made appointments for her and I and my daughter to get manicures together. She never pampers herself like that, and she loved spending time with us.

I got a really neat digital picture frame and loaded it with pics of us kids growing up. She loved it! It was personal and something we can keep adding on to.

I am duplicating another post, but wanted to share. For my mom's 60th, we got the 3 kids, spouses and grandkids together for a large family photo. We then framed it and gave it to her. She loved it. We went to Sears where it's not so expensive. I love that my brothers and I are together with our kids for the picture.

good luck.

For my parents 50th wedding anniversary, I took all the family photos and made it into a video, starting with each parent growing up, meeting, dating, marrying, then the each child growing up and marrying and their kids and grand kids etc. Put to music. It is a treasure that everyone enjoyed. It is a beautiful keepsake and rememberance of a great life and fond memories.

If you are having a party and you didn't want the guest to bring a gift you can always ask them to make a donation to you mom's favorite charity in honor of her birthday. And you can show the video to the group as well on a large screen.

In our large family, for "milestone" events like a 60th, one of us would coordinate a letter writing campaign to the honoree's friends and family. Especially people they haven't talked to in ages, old college pals, former neighbors, best pals from childhood. As well as the usual people like friends and family. Co-workers in some cases, if they are really close.

We include a self-addressed return envelope and a couple of sheets of pretty stationary. We request they return a note and a photo, or anything else. Sometimes we gets poems or drawings (esp. from kids). Then, one person assembles the letters and photos, etc. in scrapbook. But, you could also just put them in a pretty box. We give people the option of keeping their envelope sealed, too, in case the information is personal.

Include an email address, too. Some folks seem to respond quicker that way! Then, just print their letter in a pretty font on stationary.

Give people a time limit of 2-3 weeks, max. Or, your request will get lost!

There's 6 kids in our family so, for my mom, we all made a video with the 16 grand kids all saying things about Grandma and then put her favorite song in the background. It went over very well and is watched all the time. We also had just as much fun planning the party and having it decked out very classy at my parent's private lake club that they belong too. It was very casual but very special.

My mom's a very practical person so we also bought her a whole new out fit from head to toe (earrings to shoes, etc.) and then all the sisters and sister-in-laws took her out for a pedicure and lunch. It was very fun! And I know she loved it too and will remember it forever.

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