I've looked through other people's posts...seems like everyone is stumped for ideas. I can come up with many ideas for OTHER people's mothers, but when it comes to my own mom, I'm stumped and I need a little help.
She's very particular in her likes...
She's a gardner, but rarely has time to garden with her job. She can't start a mini garden in the house, and any plants we bring in (like, potted plants) have to be cat safe....everything that's cat safe seems to be....plain and kind of unattractive. Any seeds or plants that have been gotten for her in the past seem to go unused, or fall to my father to plant, and he hates gardening.
She's a writer, both by occupation and by love. She's a journalist by day, novelist by night. I've already made her a few handbound blank books, but she seems to never use them.
She loves to read. But we have so many books in the house that if we were ever to fall homeless, we could create a new dwelling entirely out of the books she has stocked up. She reads mostly historical romance and hates things written in the first person perspective.
She desperately needs new clothing. My mother's wardrobe dates circa 1990. She won't really buy anything, and is particular about what she buys. She loves sweaters, but I haven't got time to knit one...mother's day is quickly approaching. Anything she gets clothing wise, she has to ABSOLUTELY love, and is particular about the fit. She likes to hide her figure.
Her hair is super-long and curly. I've gotten her barettes for it before, but she really only wears one at a time, the others go to waste.
She isn't into girly makeup frou frou body wash smelly things. It just isn't her.
Jewlery has to have special meaning for her, otherwise she won't wear it.
She has an odd penchant for country music, but also has a soft spot for the song "Ridin Dirty".
She LOVES the shows Dead Like Me and Six Feet Under. Maybe a little stuffed grim reaper toy?
So at this point, I'm not too sure what to do for her. I'd prefer it to be low budget, since I'm low on funds....
Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe there's something that one of you great folks can think of that's so totally obvious but I'm completely missing....