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paradiddle
« on: November 21, 2006 12:54:55 PM »

I'm in college now, but I'm going back to the store that I worked at for over a year for Thanksgiving, and then back again for Christmas.  There are two or three older ladies that I would like to get gifts for, but I'm a little stumped.

One of them just had a baby, so I thought I might try my luck at one of those felt baby name books with the animals, and maybe get something for her too.

The next is probably in her 60s or 70s, and I'm not really sure what to get her.

And the last one I'm really close with and she shares a lot with me, even though I'm much younger than her.  She is around 50-ish, unmarried (and not particularly happy about it), and she lives with and takes care of her elderly mother.  She doesn't make a lot where we work and she's told me that she barely can pay her bills, with her mom's medical bills and all.  So I wanted to get her some really nice stuff for Christmas.  I was thinking about getting her a gift card to Filene's or something, some scratch tickets, and I wanted to give her something else that's just a thoughtful gift, maybe handmade.  Any ideas?

Thanks in advance! <3
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006 04:38:07 PM »

I have a suggestion for the third person.  Try a spa in a basket, with nice bubble bath, candle(s), lotion etc... Maybe even a wine glass and a bottle of wine (if you can purchase that).  The dollar store is great for wine glasses.  The people I know who care for elderly/ill relatives rarely get a break do do something like that. And a basket like that has a lot of crafty possibilities.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006 07:45:10 PM »

I love making my own gift baskets....
they go for so expensive in stores, so i make my own!
My favorite part is getting the plastic wrap and using the blow dryer to  tighten it right up and make it look store bought!
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 06:20:13 PM »

Thanks for the ideas you guys Smiley

I was thinking about maybe getting a little something from B&BW as well, and I already got each of them a $20 Macy's gift card (since apparently Filene's no longer exists, duh...), but I was hoping to make each of them something as well.
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