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Topic: What to make a mom who wants "nothing really..."?  (Read 3414 times)
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« on: November 19, 2006 06:46:38 PM »

Well I get the same thing every year. "Its ok, I dont want anything..." and this year, it was even more pathetic " A lampshade would be nice...." Well gosh darnit, im going to get a lampshade and make something anyway!! im skiled in ceramics....slightly in sewing (i can make bags, quilts, and stuffies, none of which she wants/needs) and in beading (she doesnt wear jewelry).  You can see how this is hard! Any suggestions?


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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 06:48:21 PM »

Make her a lovely box and when you open it it says "nothing" on the bottom.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 06:55:30 PM »

Make her a calendar - doesn't everyone need one?
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006 10:31:29 PM »

bwahaha....I love the box idea.   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006 03:53:24 AM »

My mom gives me the same speech every year (telling me to save my money). She is such a great mom, that I always struggle to figure out what to give her.The last few years, I have made her a calendar with pictues of my children - she loves that.
Also, maybe a grocery gift card or a nice box with all occasion cards, a nice pen, some stamps. You always need that.
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006 08:20:01 AM »

Does she write to anyone??

I am not sure about the US, but in Canada you can upload a photo online to custom make postage stamps with a photo of your choice.

You end up with a sheet of real postage and a larger version of your photo.


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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006 10:52:06 AM »

Homemade Chocolate Truffles wouldn't go to waste in most homes...
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006 11:13:14 AM »

I agree with OriginalYouth - food is always good!  I think when people say that they want "nothing", it usually means that they have a lot of stuff already and don't want more things.  In this case I find the best gift is something practical, maybe out of the ordinary, that they can use.  Like those nice scented beads you put in the vacuum cleaner, or bath salts, or a tasty gourmet food.  Something she probably wouldn't buy for herself, but that will definitely get used up.

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006 11:18:58 AM »

Make her a nice quilted pillow with 'nothing really' appliqued or embroidered on it!  Or a cross stitch.... Smiley

« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006 11:29:54 AM »

food, does she like to cook? you could make a "kit" of Asian or another kind of food, something she would want to make but wouldn't bother to do it if she had to buy the stuff herself.
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