What to buy Mum for her 60th Birthday - Long Distance Edition
February 12, 2014 7:57 AM Subscribe
My Mum turns 60 in early March. I live in Canada and she lives in the UK. Rather than return home to celebrate with her, she will be visiting me in July and we will attend the Calgary Stampede together as her birthday treat, but I still want her to actually be able to open something from me on the big day. What unique gift can I send to ensure her day is memorable?
posted by JenThePro to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
In the past I've sent flowers, cheese hampers and that kind of thing. Mum isn't a big drinker so any alcohol type gift is out. She loves golf and is a fantastic golfer, but over the years I've given many golf related things and short of buying her a new club (which is a very personal thing) I don't think she needs any more novelty golf items.
I'm really at a loss.... it's a special birthday for her and also coincides with UK Mother's Day so there must be something wonderful I can send her - I'm just all out of ideas right now so I'm turning to you for help!
The gift must be able to be ordered online and sent to the UK so I'm erring towards UK based websites, but I'm also looking for fun ideas too that will show her how much I love her and miss her. I'm not averse to getting her a gift in Canada and posting it to her but in the past presents have taken so long to get there I'm worried I'll miss her birthday.
Help me please!