Pretty sure she already has one of those...
November 24, 2011 3:32 PM Subscribe
I want to get my mom something she'll actually like for Christmas. This is seemingly impossible. What do you get for someone who already has everything they want or need?
posted by meesha to Shopping (41 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Mom is a wonderful person, and we are very close, but she is the most difficult to shop for person, possibly ever. Some details about my current predicament:
Mom: 50. Lives in small town (spa there is terrible, and she already gets her hair and nails done and massages whenever she wants to; there are no stores there besides walmart, so giftcards are not an option; there are no nice restaurants). Does not understand technology. Does not read books she hasn't picked out herself. Does not like to cook or bake. Is not outdoorsy. Has 3 dogs (but I would prefer not to get anything "pet-focused"). Likes jewelry, but not "handmade" stuff. Isn't a big drinker. Likes perfume (but it has to be something she has already smelt). Likes classic rock music (already has a record player). Already has an abundance of paper goods and candles.
Me: Poor student/temp in Ottawa, Canada. No car (so roadtrips out of the question). No recent photos of me (so no "photo album of pictures of yourself"). Not crafty. Can't afford to spend more than $100 on gift for Mom.
I want to get her an actual thing, not just a donation to a charity (she prefers to choose her own anyway), especially since I got my dad actual things, and I don't want her to feel unappreciated. Can you help me, Mefites? Any and all suggestions are appreciated!