April 28, 2014 8:17 AM Subscribe
I work with a woman whose adult son passed away a little over a year ago. My mom also passed away 2.5 years ago, and we really connected over our losses. Last year for Mother's Day I sent my co-worker some standard flowers. This year I'd like to do something different, but need ideas.
I'm not opposed to ordering flowers again, but I thought it would be nice to give her something more original this year. It's her second Mother's Day without her son and my third Mother's Day without my mom, but I find that "having" to shop for a gift really brings me joy. I'm willing to spend about $75. I don't know a ton about my co-worker, but I do know that she lives alone, has 2 small dogs, and enjoys the beach. She also really likes astronomy, and she recently showed me an app on her phone that shows you what constellations are present depending on where in the sky you're looking. She said she had once given her son a similar toy when he was small, so the app reminded her of a good memory of him. Maybe something to do with astronomy, then?
Does anyone have any suggestions on a meaningful Mother's Day gift, or do you think I should just stick with flowers?