To Gift the Impossible Gift
November 23, 2011 8:14 AM Subscribe
My mother's 60th birthday is next week and I want to get her something really special, but she's the single hardest person in the world to shop for.
posted by TheGoldenOne to shopping (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
When she sees something she likes, she buys it for herself. She doesn't like to travel, doesn't like spas, isn't sentimental, and has very few hobbies. She likes to shop and play card games on her computer/ipad. I wanted to take her on a great NYC shopping trip, but between her distaste for travel and the $1,000 I figured it would cost for train tickets, a hotel room and meals for a weekend, it was a little out of my budget. I told her I was going to get her a lap dog because she's currently pretty isolated where she lives and doesn't have friends in the area, but she threatened to disinherit me. I have about $600 to spend on this. It's a milestone birthday, so I want to do it right, but she makes it so very difficult. Help!