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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Best Mother's Day gifts suggestions and ideas

Hey everyone! Thought I'd start a thread that we can use to help get some creative juices flowing for Mother's Day gift ideas and inspiration. I'm sure since this is an Apple forum, many of these ideas will be apple accessory related, and that's fine, but try and add some non tech related suggestions as well. Anyway here's somewhere to start for ideas.
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Old May 1, 2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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I got my mom a whiskey barrel. Before you call me crazy lol, I mean that literally. One of the old fashioned individual-board barrels.

She just had her condo patio redone due to a termite issue and replaced a bunch of planting areas with concrete. So I got her the barrel and I'm going to fill it with dirt and give it to her to let her plant her favorite flowers in it. :-)
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I got my mom a whiskey barrel. Before you call me crazy lol, I mean that literally. One of the old fashioned individual-board barrels.

She just had her condo patio redone due to a termite issue and replaced a bunch of planting areas with concrete. So I got her the barrel and I'm going to fill it with dirt and give it to her to let her plant her favorite flowers in it. :-)
That is totally awesome!
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I got my mom a whiskey barrel. Before you call me crazy lol, I mean that literally. One of the old fashioned individual-board barrels.
Are you going to cut it in half??

She may have issues with rust from the end band.
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I got my mom a whiskey barrel. Before you call me crazy lol, I mean that literally. One of the old fashioned individual-board barrels.

She just had her condo patio redone due to a termite issue and replaced a bunch of planting areas with concrete. So I got her the barrel and I'm going to fill it with dirt and give it to her to let her plant her favorite flowers in it. :-)
You should find out what her favorites are and plant them before you give it to her, so she gets more than just a pot of dirt. Love the idea though!!
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You should find out what her favorites are and plant them before you give it to her, so she gets more than just a pot of dirt. Love the idea though!!
You got a fork-lift truck handy?
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You should find out what her favorites are and plant them before you give it to her, so she gets more than just a pot of dirt. Love the idea though!!
Cool idea - I want it to be a surprise though so I'd have to move it in without her noticing. I'll have to move it empty to her patio then bring in dirt. I thought about getting the flowers too, but she likes to go around and actually pick ones that suite her current mood. Plus, she doesn't get many opportunities to plant anymore, so this will be one of those.
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Cool idea - I want it to be a surprise though so I'd have to move it in without her noticing. I'll have to move it empty to her patio then bring in dirt. I thought about getting the flowers too, but she likes to go around and actually pick ones that suite her current mood. Plus, she doesn't get many opportunities to plant anymore, so this will be one of those.
Oh I was under the impression you would some how give her the pot already filled with dirt. That's why I added the flower idea. What if you got her a small gift card to somewhere where she could buy the flowers. It doesn't take much to buy flowers or seeds, and it would really complete the gift! Still love the idea and might need to steal it actually. I'm talking to my sister about it right now! I'd say for a 15 year old like myself, it's not a bad gift! Thanks for the idea!
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I made my mom a delicious breakfast, took her out to eat at a fancy resturant. Bought her an Apple TV and also a nice coat
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QT is probably the best one I've seen but beyond that, how about hiring a service to clean her house? This is great for the elderly.

Another gift my mum really likes is a calendar. I take the photos from the previous year and build a memento complete with family members' birthdays.
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Take her out for a nice meal or other activity. As a dad spending time with your kid is so much better than any gift you could buy.
How about enrol in a fun class together (like pottery or painting) or some other joint activity?
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What I do is make a card on Microsoft word and print it out. The key is to write a awesome paragraph in it.
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This is the first Mother's Day that I won't be celebrating since my mom passed last July. But, when she was around, I used to just say "I'm your present!" And she would always say, "Can I return it?" And of course I say, "All sales Final". Haha.

Some Mother's Day though, me and my siblings might pool together and get something for my mom, like jewelry or a couture brand like Chanel and Gucci. If not that, I sometimes take her out to dinner/meal and we just talk, which is nice. A one-on-one talk over a meal in a restaurant with your mom is a great experience.
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I normally get mother some of the wine she likes, or a voucher for her favourite store around town.

It puts a big smile on her face thats the main thing
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Diamond and gold tennis bracelet. Flowers.

Oh, and don't forget the Hallmark card. They love that.
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