What to get for the person who doesn't like anything?
December 17, 2013 9:50 AM Subscribe
My mom is so hard to shop for: she doesn't really have any interests, she doesn't really do anything, she doesn't appreciate nice things, and she is very set in her ways. Past years' presents have fallen pretty flat. Help?
posted by rabbitrabbit to Shopping (45 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
She basically watches TV and surfs the web (Facebook and CNN primarily, it seems). She sleeps on the couch as often as she sleeps in her bed. She has a dog. She drinks coffee, but she has her own routine which includes warming up yesterday's pourover in the microwave. She eats instant oatmeal. She is on a very low, fixed budget.
I got her a new microwave last year, because the one she had before that was from 1982. That went over OK, but other years' presents haven't, including handkerchiefs (she has allergies and uses a lot of tissues, but she did not want to make the switch), a teakettle, and jewelry. I have gotten her a quilt pretty recently too.
The only thing I can think of is upgrading her from her flip phone to a smartphone, but that is more than I would like to spend. She's not great with tech in general, and doesn't really read, so a Kindle would be right out. I am having such a hard time thinking of a good gift.
I'd like to spend $50 or less. What should I get her? Bonus if it's available via Amazon Prime.