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#2069107 - 03/15/16 01:07 PM Mom's 60th birthday
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Ok so I am a bad son and have totally dropped the ball of getting my mom's 60th birthday gift! Her birthday is in 2 days. She is so hard to buy for as she is not a jewelry person or many things type of person. Usually the simpler the better. Too late to order anything off internet unless I can get next day shipping.

Any suggestions?

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#2069117 - 03/15/16 01:17 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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What about a gift certificate to a night out - someplace that she wouldn't spend the money for typically - overnight at a bed and breakfast? day spa for massage and/or mani/pedi? special restaurant?

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#2069118 - 03/15/16 01:18 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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How about a gift certificate to where she has her hair done, a pedicure, or a massage. I'm not 60 but I love receiving them.
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#2069126 - 03/15/16 01:34 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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a donation in her name to the human fund
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#2069127 - 03/15/16 01:36 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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I think doodles is onto something.
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#2069132 - 03/15/16 01:45 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Your Mom is pretty young for some of the things I would suggest... grin

A best seller? Flowers? Something related to a hobby? An old family photograph enlarged and newly framed?

Those who are hard to buy for cannot be "wowed" by how much something costs, only by the insight that the purchase reflects. (One of my best gifts ever was a gasoline powered model helicopter. I was 34.)
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#2069142 - 03/15/16 01:57 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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If she likes receiving flowers, arrange with a florist to deliver a bouquet a month.

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#2069304 - 03/15/16 06:13 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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If she is close by how about a day with her son. You can do whatever she wants. She will cherish it especially if she hasn't spent much time with you lately.
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#2069307 - 03/15/16 06:19 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Give a book of "ahkcompliance coupons"

1. Good for one Lawn Mowing
2. Good for one Car Wash
3. Good for a night out
4. (Make up your own stuff)
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#2069310 - 03/15/16 06:21 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday #ONENANA
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Originally Posted By #ONENANA
If she is close by how about a day with her son. You can do whatever she wants. She will cherish it especially if she hasn't spent much time with you lately.


He is trying to be nice why punish him?
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#2069318 - 03/15/16 06:37 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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smile
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#2069321 - 03/15/16 06:44 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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The Squirrels are back...Your father says that it is personal this time.
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#2069322 - 03/15/16 06:45 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Oh DD - we LOVE this commercial.
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#2069325 - 03/15/16 06:49 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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we donate to Heifer International for my parents on Christmas, birthdays, etc...they already buy whatever they need, so buying some chickens or a tree or a goat for a 3rd world family makes them very happy...they have requested the other siblings now do the same...proving, once again, why i'm the favorite...
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#2069326 - 03/15/16 06:49 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Are you taking a zumba class?
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#2069337 - 03/15/16 07:09 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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I saw the preview for this thread and cracked up.

"Mom's 60th Birthday"...."Are you taking a Zumba class?" Quintessential 60th birthday vow. laugh

Nothing solid here, but Amazon has some ideas:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=moms+60th+birthday&sprefix=moms+60th+birthday%2Caps%2C179
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#2069341 - 03/15/16 07:12 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Kenny Powers would get her a PS3
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#2069434 - 03/15/16 10:23 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Amazon gift card - they deliver electronically within 15 minutes. smile Can be spent on pretty much anything she can think of.
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#2069642 - 03/16/16 06:58 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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As a mom who will turn 60 this year, all I want is time with both of my adult kids, at the same time. It hasn't happened since May 2012. And it likely won't happen this year either, but a mom can dream can't she?

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#2069673 - 03/16/16 07:37 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday NotDoneYet
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Originally Posted By NotDoneYet
As a mom who will turn 60 this year, all I want is time with both of my adult kids, at the same time. It hasn't happened since May 2012. And it likely won't happen this year either, but a mom can dream can't she?
This brought a tear to my eye...really.
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#2069708 - 03/16/16 08:47 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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I understand, NotDoneYet. We get both kids at the same time once or twice a year, but when one is missing at Christmas it's hard, especially for my wife. Four years would be an awfully long time. Although, when they are both home, they usually end up fighting like they're still in Junior High.

As a dad of two grown kids who is turning 60 this year, I'm just hoping for a phone call. I doubt either will be able to come home. It falls on a Tuesday, so I don't envision much of a celebration.
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#2069753 - 03/17/16 01:19 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Thanks all for your suggestions! Luckily, for my parents all of us kids live around the same area and we see each other often. I think I have decided on a gift card to a favorite restaurant of theirs. We are all meeting tonight for cake and ice cream.

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#2069774 - 03/17/16 02:35 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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This year is my Mom's 80th, my aunt's 70th, and my sister's 60th. We're having one big party Memorial Day weekend for them all. going out to dinner at Mother's favorite seafood restaurant, cake, just being together - that's all she wants.
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#2069941 - 03/18/16 03:32 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday ahkcompliance
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Our 4 boys & 2 wives wrote my mom (grandma) a letter of memories. SHE LOVED IT!! We bought her a nice photo album to put them in along with pictures from little to adulthood of them and her.

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#2069943 - 03/18/16 03:42 PM Re: Mom's 60th birthday Summer Nights
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Outstanding; it really is the thought that counts. I wrote my Dad a detailed "Thank You" note when I was in college. I found it in his safe deposit box after he died 30 years later...
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