What would be a cool gift to get my mom for her 75th birthday?
She's relatively youthful, as 75 year olds go.
I happen to be in NY this weekend, so I could pick out something here.
I need your good taste!
A life insurance policy with you designated as the sole beneficiary.
At her age she doesn't much care about material gifts.
My mom would have preferred a flower club or fruit club where you receive a bouquet or box of fruit every so often, from every month to 4 times a year.
Some other commitment like meeting for lunch every month or taking her to a movie or something. A date each month.
A 22-year-old male escort to service her.
I love poster 1.
roller blading or sky diving lessons. don't forget that insurance policy!
If she is a relatively spry 75 ask her if she would like some kind of lessons. Don't just get them for her based on what you think because she might not really want that.
A friend got his 80 year old mother a package of 6 singing lessons three years ago and she is still going every week. She loves it.
But ask first, otherwise you might create an obligation.
I have the perfect gift. Tell her she gets another year reprieve from the nursing home.
Does she collecting anything or like gardening?
We need more info on her tastes and likes before being able to suggest anything.
Pearls, earrings or necklace.
If she's never learnt, how about a musical instrument and some lessions? I know an 84-year-old who has just started to learn the piano.
Also, if she'd like to combine it with exercise, make it a drum kit.
I got my mom a massage /spa gift certificate and a book for her birthday. She is 70.
Spa gift certificate
Subscription to RandyBlue.com and WeLiveTogether.com
What she most misses is touch. Massage therapy certificate.
But it has to be someone good who knows older people and their bones are fragile.
She loves gardening and I have gotten her massages in the past.
Is that similar to smelt? As in I smelt a rose?
R13, where are you from?
A 7 Inch Dildo & Lots of KY.
R13, giving one's mother 'lessions' for her birthday is not acceptable in civilised countries
Get her a Trojan Twister. It will blow her hair back!
The Men of Blanche's Boudoir Calendar.
How about some lovely exotic orchids, they are low maintenance and can be kept indoors.
Nothing expresses both the pure love of a child for a mother and the celebration of a long life well lived like a lovely jar of jam.
Where does she live? Get her a weekend stay with a girlfriend at a nice hotel along with some theatre tickets.
If she is into gardening, you can go to some of the really good online nurseries or speciality retailers online and get some expensive tulips, daffodils or irises to plants this fall. Or even look for lady slippers (cypripediums).
Or buy some expensive unique orchids in bud that she can keep indoors. Again, you can find some speciality orchid retailers online that will ship to you.
Does she still entertain and cook? My Mom is about the same age as yours and I got her a large sized gift certificate from Crate and Barrel and she was ecstatic about going on a mini-shopping spree for whatever she liked.
And does she have any favourite entertainers or activity? I've got my Mom concert tickets and tickets to the world figure skating championships and she really enjoyed those as well?
Do you have a budget in mind?
When my dad turned 75 I bought him a bottle of really expensive champagne. He liked it.
Get her a t-shirt that says:
These aren't the best days of your life, they are the last days of my life.
Stuff like that is hilarious.
Wow, I guess most of the posters in this thread do not come from families with parents/grandparents who are healthy and vital in their later years. Both sets of my grandparents are in early 90s, and my mother just ran her 50th marathon at the age of 72. Longevity is an inheritable trait, by the way, so based on your comments I assume that many of you will either be dead by 75 or incontinent and wasting away in state run nursing homes.
Some nembutal from Mexico
Black Tahitian pearl earrings 8-10 mm.
Tickets to a concert or show. You could take her to dinner and a show if you live near her. Make it extra special and give her a giftcard to a store she enjoys and let her buy herself a new outfit to wear on the date. If not the clothes, give her the earrings to wear that night. Buy her flowers too. Make it a night to remember.
Write her a nice letter on how she's made the world a better place for you and for others.
If you don't live near her, buy her season tickets to a local theatre or university concert series. She can bring a friend.
Big black realistic penis shaped dildo
It'll take her right back to her childhood.
Good for her circulation system, too.
And get her a Hula Hoop while you're at it.
Take her on a vacation somewhere she's always wanted to go but has never been.
If the cost of that is an issue, book a weekend somewhere closer to home but still interesting to her.
For something NYC-centric, maybe a few days in the city? As you're running around this week, take funny pictures of the places you'll be taking her - restaurants, a show you think she'll like, the Cloisters, whatever.
Or just go to Tiffany's, buy her something nice and get her a copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's, or a picture of you having breakfast at Tiffany's, to go with it.
A Sunrise Retirement Center apartment
A trip to a euthanasia clinic.
I got my ma a romba (robot vacume cleaner) She really likes it.
Get her car detailed for her.
A hustler for the weekend
How pathetic are you to be asking total strangers what to by YOUR mother?
R50, you're miserable. Don't open threads that don't interest you or that you have the inability to contribute to.
If you can't be pleasant you should steer clear of others. Have some manners.
R50 is pathetic when you look at some of the shit posted back at the OP? It's too feeble to be true so that means it was an attempt at wit or humour.
Plastic surgery gift certificate
If you can't pick out a gift for your own mother OP, you are pathetic.
Spend more time with her, OP, it's the most valuable gift you have.
A little trip together, she just wants to spend time with you
Youthful? Relative to what? Whatever's left of Zsa Zsa's rotting body?
One of those vials with the supernatural glowing liquid from Isabella Rossellini. And happy birthday to your Mom, sincerely.
Something to do with music. The love of music lasts forever.
What did you end up getting your mother, OP?
i learned from my own dear mother that getting something to do is better than an actual gift. It can be anything from reading: a magazine subscription (large type) to a vacation. I got my mother season tickets to the Symphony. One year I paid for her membership at our art museum for a year. She loves that stuff.
Another time I got her a semester of beginning French, language classes. She might enjoy a cooking class. As people get older they may tend to isolate themselves so it's important to get them things they can get out and enjoy.
I know my mother hates driving at night so I got her tickets for the Sunday afternoon por matinee concerts. Same with subscriptions for road shows of Broadway plays.
Look around her house. Something must be dilapidated. The weekend before my Mom died, I was out looking for a new floor lamp for her. I wish I took a picture of the old one she was still using, it was ridulously in tatters. It was the first thing I put in the trash the next week, with the greatest of enthusiasm.
[quote]When my dad turned 75 I bought him a bottle of really expensive champagne. He liked it.
You failed to mention that he liked the $1.99 bottle of ripple you got him for Christmas even better.
R22, I say go for the 8 to 12 incher and most moms prefer AstroGlide...I'm just sayin', 75 should be special.