What can I get my mother for her 70th birthday?
May 30, 2007 7:07 PM Subscribe
What can I get my mother for her 70th birthday? I'm thinking a cultural/educational experience more than an object.
posted by gottabefunky to grab bag (11 answers total)
It's at the end of June. She lives in the suburbs north of New York City, sells real estate, loves gardening (#1 passion), theater, art and museums, plays, classical music, just about anything educational and cultural, and working with her hands (she grew up on a farm in PA).
She's also very fit for her age, so something active would work except for the fact that my father (71) isn't, so hikes and stuff are pretty much out for them as a couple.
I'm thinking of a weekend somewhere nice, like a B&B, or some sort of 1- or 2-day educational thing nearby like a Smithsonian tour, though those are way out of my price range. I'm hoping to spend around $250-300. As a comparison, when my father turned 70 I got him a ride in an old biplane.
Last thing: I just moved to Portland, OR, so it could be something around here for when they come visit.