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    Default Gift ideas please...

    My MIL is doing us an enormous favour by looking after our 18 week old DD 3 days a week due me having to go back and run our business until Christmas due to a staffing issue.

    I would love some ideas on what to get her as thank you gesture. I'm thinking maybe an experience but open to lots of ideas. She is quite a solitary and sensible person (mid 60's) with not much interest in things that I would love eg: massage, pampering (which is kind of why maybe I should get her something like that because she will never do it herself)

    Hit me....

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    What's your budget?

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    My mum is like that - a day spa/massage voucher is like her idea of hell - total opposite to me!
    Other ideas (may or may not be suitable)

    - a good cooking class
    - pottery/sculpture class (I went to one recently and it was FULL of 50-60 yr old women!)
    - a sunset cruise (if you live near ocean/river etc)
    - voucher to a nice restaurant

    I think whatever you do, the most thoughtful thing is that you accompany the gift with a heart-felt, hand written thank you card outlining specifically how grateful you are. The gift is merely a nice gesture 😊

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    Could you take her away for a sea change/tree change few days after Christmas rush is over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    What's your budget?
    Good question between 200-300

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    Does she have hobbies?
    Eg. Gardening - some nice plants in pot
    Sewing/crafts - gift card to spotlight

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    If she likes wine, then a wine tour for her and a friend/partner? Or a wine tasting/education course.
    If she's techy, then an e-reader with a voucher for credit to go with it.
    A night at a hotel.
    A voucher for a short course through CAE or similar.

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    My parents love photos of the family. Could you investigate local photographers to see if you could get a family photo session and a couple of photos (to frame) in that budget? A lovely photo of your mum with your family would probably mean a lot to her

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    What about a nice photo of something/someone made into a painting style 3D image. We have some at work of the local beach, some landscapes ect they look amazing. I think photo shops do these. Another thing I once did was get a photo oil painted into a painting of my Mums furbaby. It was really personal and she loved it. I just contacted an artist from the yellow pages.

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    I sometimes buy my difficult-to-buy-for mum tickets to a stage show/musical. She loves it so much. It's something she would never ever do for herself.
    I guess you've got to think though who she would go with; I go with my mum as she has no one else to go with and it's nice for us to spend time together anyway. Does your MIL have a spouse, or would you be happy to go with her?

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