Every year it gets harder and harder for me to find something unique and fabulous for my mother.
In the first place I have five other siblings and we all strive to find something she’d like–something she doesn’t already own. At her age too, she’d rather have experiences than another bathrobe or flowers.
I try to focus on what means the most to her–her grandkids, travel, and Elvis, in that order. 🙂 One year I got her one of those frames that runs a carousel of photos. I downloaded a few photos of Greg and me and then asked my brother to download all the pictures from her camera. She LOVED it. To this day, she brags about her photo frame.
Another gift she loves is her cell phone. My brother bought her that. He pays for her monthly bill too. I always thought it was funny that she learned to text before I did! Shop Amazon – Contract Cell Phones & Service Plans
Last year, I got her a Keurig. You’d think she had died and gone to heaven. She loves trying out different coffees.
This year I think I’ll probably take the easy route and send her a gift card. Is cash crass? Not in my book, and not when you get to be that age. She’s a stone-cold shopaholic. (How is it possible we’re even related?!) I’d rather she use a gift card for mad money than dip into her savings.
Here are some links for the things I’ve bought my mom and a few more for consideration. By the way, have you seen the price on Kindles lately? I never thought they’d go that low. Time to start thinking about graduates too.
I should check to see if mom has Amazon Prime. She likes to watch her telly. Might be worth getting her this instead.
Keurig Rivo: Cappuccino and Latte: Hope Greg doesn’t ask for this one too. He only gets so much counter space in my kitchen.
K-45 Coffemaker: This is the one I got my mom.
Digital Photo Frame: Two things to remember: Make sure it’s big enough. There’s no point in choosing the smaller frame especially if it hangs on a wall. Secondly, make sure it has a goodly amount of storage capacity.
Elite 8 qt Pressure Cooker: I posted this before, but I stand by it. If you or your mom likes to cook, you will love this.
Seasons’ Beginnings, by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan FREE! Psst: If it looks familiar, I also designed the cover. It’s a series so check out the others.
Doctor Wolf by Jenny Schwartz: A werewolf in London romance
Becoming Queen Victoria: Pricey for digital, but I’m a glutton for royal biographies.
LIMITED TIME OFFERS
These were listed for a limited time. I think most of the sales end this week.
Kindle: Now that B&N nuked its Nook, it might be time to switch to Kindle.
Fire Tablet: Maybe I should stop hunting these bargains. I want this too. I’ve been looking for a tablet. The best I’ve found comparable to this was on sale for $250 at Costco.
Prismacolor Pencils: Speaking as an artist, I’ve always liked Prismacolor. This is an excellent price for this package.
I really wanted this post to be about gardening so I’m going to sneak this in here in case some of you have moms who are gardeners too.
Pruners: Every gardener needs a good pair of pruners, preferably in two sizes. I can’t live without mine.
Gloves: I keep a pair of gloves socked away everywhere. This has two sets, so great price.
Gardening Seat/Kneeler: My knees have reached a point where this might become a necessity.
Rose Pruning Gloves: If you’ve ever pruned roses, you don’t need to ask why you need these kind of gloves.
Well, I hope I picked out some good buys for you. These posts take a long time to research, but I try to find the best deals I can. In my book, it’s a cardinal sin to spend more money than necessary.
What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day? What would you like for yourself?
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