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

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)
  1. AloBeDa profile image94
    AloBeDaposted 7 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 image80
    Jasmeetkposted 7 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 image94
      AloBeDaposted 7 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 image80
    peachpurpleposted 7 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 image94
      AloBeDaposted 7 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 image73
    connorjposted 7 years ago


    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 image94
      AloBeDaposted 7 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 image60
    Penny Gposted 7 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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)