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    My mom's 65th Birthday - what should I get her?

    Its my mom's birthday on 19th. I don't know what to get her, I want something special for her. Not jewellery as she won't wear it. My sister and I bought her a camera for christmas and accessories for her mixer. She's just bought herself a new mobile.

    A bit about her - she's disabled (mobility) and she loves puzzles.

    Any ideas welcome.

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    If she is an active person a tandem skydive, awesome :thumbsup:

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    esq3585;4025622

    If she is an active person a tandem skydive, awesome :thumbsup:



    Hahah - I can just imagine!:-D:w00t:

    How about a stay in a hotel, meal out, photo album of family pics?

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    Banana79;4025668

    How about a stay in a hotel, meal out, photo album of family pics?



    She wants something to keep. She's got loads of photos of us all.

    a ds with brain training or prof layton?

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    barky;4025718

    a ds with brain training or prof layton?



    She bought herself a DS for christmas and I gave her Brain Training for it.:thumbsup:

    netbook?

    Get her a dog (serious).

    a personalised jigsaw puzzle from a family photo?

    Digital photo frame? - maybe loaded with some special pics?
    Does she have one of those roll up mat things for doing jigsaw puzzles?
    Good idea re personalised jigsaw from Marnie - how about one of her fav pics put on canvas?
    Or do an evening (video'd) in a limited version of "This is your life" - invite old friends, workmates and relatives to a small party and put up pics and things on a screen?
    But am sure - as long as there is your thought and effort behind it -that will be what pleases your mum most - more so than going out and spending a fortune :-)

    Good luck!
    SH

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    barky;4025747

    netbook?



    The JFK;4025763

    Get her a dog (serious).



    She's not long bought a laptop and she's had a dog for 10 years. Good ideas though:thumbsup:

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    holly100;4025905

    buy one of these and personalise for your … buy one of these and personalise for your mumhttp://hotukdeals.com/item/315349/make-your-own-opoly-monopoly-amazon



    Excellent idea - not any good for my mom, she doesn't like monopoly but my son is 10 next month.:thumbsup: Rep given.

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    MarnieMc;4025764

    a personalised jigsaw puzzle from a family photo?



    Great - just ordered one from Photobox:thumbsup:

    Deek43;4025684

    She wants something to keep. She's got loads of photos of us all.



    ok....she has loads of photos of you all...and she likes puzzles? Jigsaw puzzles? Get a photo of the family made


    edit: doh......read the whole thread before commenting into one

    Is there, somwhere, a view or a house or some place that means a lot to her, could you ask an artist to paint it. I have done this on several occasions and it always very well received. Pic of a much family home that they could not longer afford to live in.

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    bellabonkers;4026431

    ok....she has loads of photos of you all...and she likes puzzles? Jigsaw … ok....she has loads of photos of you all...and she likes puzzles? Jigsaw puzzles? Get a photo of the family made edit: doh......read the whole thread before commenting into one



    Its still a good idea.:-D

    or professional one of you all together, photo that is. or give a memory, we have so many things an experience she would not for get would be good.

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    craig guy;4026764

    Is there, somwhere, a view or a house or some place that means a lot to … Is there, somwhere, a view or a house or some place that means a lot to her, could you ask an artist to paint it. I have done this on several occasions and it always very well received. Pic of a much family home that they could not longer afford to live in.



    I'll have to think about that, can't think of a place. Hubby drew her animals in pastels last year. Will have a good think.:thumbsup:

    anywere from childhood? can you ask siblings

    Take Her On A Hot Air Balloon And Take Photos Then Make It Into A Canvas?

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    craig guy;4026802

    anywere from childhood? can you ask siblings



    I'll ask her brother.:thumbsup:

    Deek43;4026817

    I'll ask her brother.:thumbsup:



    let me know how you get on

    I think somebody has recomended this but got my mum (60) a digital photoframe, got a friend to fill it with lots of photos of the family etc, she loves it !!!!!

    Not a runner this one above- her pc has aslide show of HUNDREDS of pics of us all!
    I would suggest going halves on a hol with Auntie A but you know how she goes on about her holidays!:whistling:
    As far as J doing her a pic- perhaps a joint one of K and Mya?

    i guess she dont get out that much since shes disabled how about some craft stuff for either card making or better still u say she had loads of photos of u lot,buy her a scrapbbook and she pop all ur photos in it and personalise it?
    or an ebook??

    A locket with a favourite photograph of someone special inside.

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    murie;4031091

    Not a runner this one above- her pc has aslide show of HUNDREDS of pics … Not a runner this one above- her pc has aslide show of HUNDREDS of pics of us all!I would suggest going halves on a hol with Auntie A but you know how she goes on about her holidays!:whistling:As far as J doing her a pic- perhaps a joint one of K and Mya?



    He doesn't want to do one of the animals. I asked her what her favourite place is/was and she said "Home" - I could take some piccies and ask J to do one of that - he said he could do it.

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    ClarityofMind;4031916

    A locket with a favourite photograph of someone special inside.



    A nice idea, but she doesn't wear jewellery.

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    lyndaloo;4031647

    i guess she dont get out that much since shes disabled how about some … i guess she dont get out that much since shes disabled how about some craft stuff for either card making or better still u say she had loads of photos of u lot,buy her a scrapbbook and she pop all ur photos in it and personalise it?or an ebook??



    She's got more craft stuff than I have! We all make cards in my family and my mom and sister do scrapbooking. She doesn't need an ebook, to be honest, she wouldn't use it. Thanks for the ideas though.

    Deek43;4032246

    She's got more craft stuff than I have! We all make cards in my family … She's got more craft stuff than I have! We all make cards in my family and my mom and sister do scrapbooking. She doesn't need an ebook, to be honest, she wouldn't use it. Thanks for the ideas though.



    we have a shared interest then :thumbsup:

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    craig guy;4027858

    let me know how you get on



    I asked both uncles and neither of them have a clue! Have to think of something else.:thumbsup:

    Deek43;4038970

    I asked both uncles and neither of them have a clue! Have to think of … I asked both uncles and neither of them have a clue! Have to think of something else.:thumbsup:



    have you seen the smilers stamps you can personalise, go to your local post office and you should see the leaflet. pic you own digital image send it to the po and the stamps are legal tender. very cheap, but very effective

    has she an idol? can you arrange a concert, meeting with the idol/celeb, you can only ask.

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    craig guy;4041900

    has she an idol? can you arrange a concert, meeting with the idol/celeb, … has she an idol? can you arrange a concert, meeting with the idol/celeb, you can only ask.



    She doesn't do idols and she doesn't like going out.:oops:

    I guess... Speaking as a Mum... What I like most is when one of the kids makes something for me or spends some time with me, telling me about things.

    Make her a cup of coffee, slice up a bit of cake and sit down and natter with her for a couple of hours...

    Lovely birthday!!
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