What type of birthday gift will you give an 85 year old mother you've never been

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  1. AloBeDa profile image97
    AloBeDaposted 3 years ago

    What type of birthday gift will you give an 85 year old mother you've never been really close to?

    I have never really been close to my mother, and we have been mostly estranged.However, we kind of made up again recently. It's her birthday and I don't know what to give her.

  2. Jasmeetk profile image83
    Jasmeetkposted 3 years ago

    I believe that at this age materialistic things won't matter to her. As you said you are not close to her, then there must not be too much memories of both of u. Still, I do suggest for a customize gift for her. Make some collage of photographers. She will love it smile

    1. AloBeDa profile image97
      AloBeDaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right Jasmeet. Material things don't really appeal to the 80+ The collage of photographs, or in an album perhaps. Good idea. Thanks a bunch.

  3. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    my mother in law is 85 this year, she had just celebrated her birthday. Old folks doesn't like to receive gifts. Instead, old folks love family gathering, shopping, dining and food to share.

    1. AloBeDa profile image97
      AloBeDaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Peachy. She can't stay long on her feet though, so shopping is out.
      I like the idea of the family gathering. This way, i don't have to be stuck one-on-one with her. Not much to say to each other really.

  4. connorj profile image78
    connorjposted 3 years ago

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    You simply give her the most valued two attributes she could possibly derive from you. Namely your time (with her) and complete forgiveness for being so distant etc.

    1. AloBeDa profile image97
      AloBeDaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response John. But it's the forgiveness thing that's so hard. So hard....

  5. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 3 years ago

    How about some Maid service or  getting her hair done. There are many who will come into the home to do this. A nursing home will lhave some names for you to call.

 
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