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#1 BubbleBird

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

I'm all out of ideas so would love to hear what others are buying for their Mums. Thanks!

#2 Treehogger

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

A subscription to Country Style magazine, and a new bedspread (she loved it when she saw it in the shop one day, so I snuck back and got it for her).

#3 ~shannon~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

My parents just built a house for their retirement and are in the process of furnishing it, so I've gotten them a really big canvas picture of their grandchildren for them to put on the wall. I was lucky to get a discount voucher, so it wasn't hugely expensive. I love it so much I've also ordered one for our house, too.

#4 dreamingofcats

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Mum and dad just did renovations on their house, I was going to get them a new hall table but realised dad would probably prefer a book so I got mum a new fruit bowl to go in her new kitchen, it matches the really nice wooden cutting board I got her for her birthday at the begining of this month. I got it from oxfam as well and it has a little story about how the organisation that makes them also helps build schools in Indonesia and I knew she would appreciate that because she is a school teacher herself.

#5 Jaffacakes

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

A calendar with her grandkids faces on it.

She insisted she wanted nothing for Christmas, so I thought I'd get her something practical at least.

#6 71Cath

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I had some portraits taken of the kids, so Mum and Dad are getting some of them.

#7 UncommonSense

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

If she was still with us it would be a photo frame with photos of all the Grandkids (Dad will get that now).  Instead i'll buy a gift for a Mum from the wishing tree.

#8 Tigerdog

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

A hard one for me too as my Mum is as far away from materialistic as you can get!  She does love her garden though so she's getting a Better Homes and Gardens subscription (a yearly tradition), a $50 Bunnings voucher, one of those glass photo thingies with a picture of my boys and a pamper pack.

#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

We've got Mum's birthday before Christmas.  Between the 2 occasions, we are getting her:
Tickets to the ballet (mum, sis and I are going together on her birthday)
2013 diary
Cover for her ereader
She and Dad are getting a share set of magnets photo frames with the children's photos


#10 *~dee~*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

I just bought my mum a puppy for christmas! She had to put her 2 old dogs down last year  sad.gif

He is so cute and she's in love again  wub.gif

#11 Frau Farbissina

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

I was thinking of giving my mum and dad tickets to a show in sydney - just not sure what's on where! have to look into it

Also  a calendar with grandkids pics

#12 Frau Farbissina

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I was thinking of giving my mum and dad tickets to a show in sydney - just not sure what's on where! have to look into it

Also  a calendar with grandkids pics

a 2013 diary

#13 jimbobmel

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I got my mum a new camera. She does have one but its pretty old & very slow so I got her a new one so that she can take a gazillion photos of my DS original.gif

#14 Zahhy

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

An alarm clock that she asked for, as well as a gift basket of Yankee Candle Tarts and a melt burner from Dusk (she loves candles).

#15 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Mine asked for an alarm clock as well.

#16 tres-chic

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Chanel #5

#17 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

My mum is getting a prsonalised photo calender of Ethan and a beautiful wooden windchime.

My MIL is also getting a personalised photo calender but is als getting a ceramic decorative wine cooler original.gif

#18 cward

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Mine has got macular degeneration, so I got her a talking clock so she knows the time.  Not sure what else I am going to get her

#19 pippityroo

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm getting her some prints from my instagram. I got a few prints (including a mini book) from Printstagram and they were fab, so will most likely order something for her from there.

#20 Penny*Penny*Penny

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

A slow cooker

#21 KNL909

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Magazine subscription, pedicure voucher and a photobook of our recent holiday to Disneyland.

#22 Cappie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

We usually get her magazine subscriptions, but we got those for her birthday this time so are looking at getting her a certificate for a 'planet cake' cake decorating course.


Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Mum is getting a dark coloured pearl pendant.

MIL a Pierre Cardin bag...bought on sale online for $90

#24 Monroe

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Mum is getting Estée Lauder Aromatics & a photo canvas of the kids.

MIL, I have no idea. We generally do a KK with DH's side of the family.

#25 Broxie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Dinner set, subscription to Jamie magazine, BBC good food magazine, and delicious magazine, some maltesers, and some Douglas Preston books (from me, my sisters, and our partners)

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