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Thread: 70th Birthday - gift ideas please!

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    As if im not stuck enough on what to buy family for christmas, its also my mums 70th birthday a few days before christmas and i have no idea what to get her!
    Something special would be nice - but as you can probably appreciate getting to the grand old age of 70 theres not much she either wants or needs!

    Help me pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!!



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    I have the same problem with DH - it's his birthday on the 20th December.

    What about tickets to see a show/musical at your local theatre....even a pantomime at this time of year.
    A nice family meal out.

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    The 20th is my mums too!
    We are all going out for a meal on the 18th, theres going to be quite a few of us at that, its a surprise though as she just thinks me and dh are taking her out.
    I kind of like things she can keep - may look into future shows though if i get really stuck, thank you!



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    my mums is the 23 dec!
    how about filling a photo album with 'special' pictuers taken through her 70 years? you could write inside each page to make it more personal too.




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    What about special treats like spa days or something along those lines? Is that something she'd like?

    Is there something she's always wanted to do or have that she's never done?

    How about finding out about a few/several small things that she's never had and get them for her? I'm thinking of things that she may never have tasted, or owned... little things...






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    For my friend's mum's (she's my surrogate mum :) ) 70th birthday, I arranged for all of her children and grandchildren to go to a local photographers and have their photo taken. I then had the nicest one put on canvas, she loved it, although I was told off because Chris and I weren't in it

    If you know someone who is good at taking photos, then they could do it for you, it would be much cheaper than going to an official photographer and then you can have the canvas made for less money as well.

    The girls made their Nana decorated plant pots, she loves plants and gardening, so the girls got some plain pots and then painted them. She loved it, she is a softy so the more personal the better for her









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    Thank you for your ideas everyone!

    Went shopping today and found something - mum does love her gardening and in a shop called past times there was a beautiful Jemima Puddleduck (from Beatrix Potter) for the garden so i bought that for her, and also a lovely pretty little bird house - i think she will be very pleased with them!



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    omg kate i have just been into my local past times shop and brought my mom a bone china mug with forget me knots on as part of her birthday gift
    they have some lovely gifts in there
    sara x




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    It is a nice shop, i can usually pick up something in there for my mum and dh's grandparents etc. Used to have one in town where i live but in got shut down (for yet another coffee shop that we really did not need)



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    I love Jemima Puddleduck! Do you have a photo by any chance?






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