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#1 MintyBiscuit

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

gifty type things for Great Grandmothers? My grandmother is impossible to buy for, so for Christmas I was just going to get her something "Great Grandmother". I don't really mind what it is - one of those little poem plaque things would be ideal, but I know finding anything with great grandmother is difficult. She also hates the term grandma, so although I've found a few with great grandma, she'd probably give it back to me and glare.

if anyone's seen anything around, either online or in stores, it would be much appreciated original.gif I'm in Sydney if that helps

Edit - I meant to put this in Miscellaneous ddoh.gif oops

Edited by HollyOllyOxenfree, 05 December 2012 - 01:48 PM.


#2 LittleBear

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

Can't help you with what you are after - my only thoughts were perhaps you could get one from the markets in your local area if you have time between now and Christmas.

My other thoughts of what you could do for someone impossible to buy for - Movie voucher/gift card or send them to a high tea somewhere nice.

Amanda


#3 R2B2

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I'd try one of those little specialty gift shops.

#4 pinkcupcakes

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

holly what does she like to be called instead, what's her title? just to search for things easier...  http://www.redballoon.com.au/gourmet-gifts...e-30-characters  ...does she like chocolate? biggrin.gif

Edited by pinkcupcakes, 05 December 2012 - 03:37 PM.


#5 Fanny McPhail

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

There are a few things on Etsy that come up with a search of Grandmother including this Necklace which I thought was rather nice.

#6 JustBeige

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

Can you get her a printed mug from Vistaprint (for example)  You can put your own pictures / words on it and she can at least use it.

#7 mindy05

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

The first thing I thought of was those tiny china angels you can get in card and gift shops. You can get them with names on, or with teacher, aunt, godmother or grandma on them. I'm pretty sure they would have great grandma ones, too. My MIL is the same age as most GGMs, and doesn't need anything. I usually get her some tea from T2, with maybe a nice tea infuser.

#8 MintyBiscuit

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Thanks everyone original.gif she really is a pain - she's 87, quite a homebody, doesn't like chocolate, only drinks one particular type of tea which is just a supermarket brand. really tricky.

Fanny, that necklace is lovely, but unfortunately she's a widow and has also lost her sons, so the wife and mother part would be a bit iffy I think. The vistaprint thing isn't a bad idea, will look into that. I've tried gift shops locally and they don't have great grandmother, only grandma or nana. Will try some a bit further afield though, because I've seen those little angels and think they'd be right up her alley

Edited by HollyOllyOxenfree, 05 December 2012 - 05:22 PM.


#9 snortle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

I got my grandmother a photo frame with some grandmother poem on it and put a picture of my kids in it. Personally I think it looks great  biggrin.gif
I know shes not their grandmother but thats the best I can do, she will hate it anyway lol
She is the most amazing woman I've ever known but is awful at receiving gifts she has never liked a gift she has received in her 80-something years on this earth lol

#10 JustBeige

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Do you mean the Willow Tree Angels by Demdaco?   They are just beautiful and you can buy all sorts of groupings and figurines now, not just angels.

Here is a link to the grandparent ones. http://www.demdaco.com/Grandparents/106000...&brandId=WT


I usually get mine from Ebay.  I find they have the best prices.   I just google the title of the one I want, once I have had a good look through the above page.

Edited by JustBeige, 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM.


#11 laridae

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

On the few occasions I've got my grandma in our family secret santa, I've got her a new bra (no underwire, my mum suggested it), and made up a gift basket of tasty treats.  She was thrilled both times! (She's 91 I think...), she has also loved new comfortable sandles.

#12 ALEJA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

If you are on facebook check out "Addi & Me". They do custom wall art made using machine cut vinyl. Something with her name and some describing words like, love, thoughtful etc that apply to her?? You might just need to check the waiting list if interested though.

#13 Silver Girl

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

For an elderly relative in aged care we give personalised calendars with photos of family members each month. Big W etc have them and kikki k has a nice DIY one where you stick a hardcopy photo onto each month. They also sell rubber stamps of the alphabet I think, so you could use these or alphabet stickers to form the letters for GGM on the page.




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