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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!

by Anonymousreply 6803/12/2015

A life insurance policy with you designated as the sole beneficiary.

by Anonymousreply 109/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 209/02/2013

A 22-year-old male escort to service her.

by Anonymousreply 309/02/2013

I love poster 1.

by Anonymousreply 409/02/2013

roller blading or sky diving lessons. don't forget that insurance policy!

by Anonymousreply 509/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 609/02/2013

I have the perfect gift. Tell her she gets another year reprieve from the nursing home.

by Anonymousreply 709/02/2013

Does she collecting anything or like gardening? We need more info on her tastes and likes before being able to suggest anything.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/02/2013

Pearls, earrings or necklace.

by Anonymousreply 1209/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1309/02/2013

I got my mom a massage /spa gift certificate and a book for her birthday. She is 70.

by Anonymousreply 1409/02/2013

Spa gift certificate

by Anonymousreply 1509/02/2013

Subscription to and

by Anonymousreply 1609/02/2013

What she most misses is touch. Massage therapy certificate.

by Anonymousreply 1709/02/2013

But it has to be someone good who knows older people and their bones are fragile.

by Anonymousreply 1809/02/2013

She loves gardening and I have gotten her massages in the past.

by Anonymousreply 1909/02/2013

R13, learnt????

Is that similar to smelt? As in I smelt a rose?

by Anonymousreply 2009/02/2013

R13, where are you from?

by Anonymousreply 2109/02/2013

A 7 Inch Dildo & Lots of KY.

by Anonymousreply 2209/02/2013

R13, giving one's mother 'lessions' for her birthday is not acceptable in civilised countries

by Anonymousreply 2309/02/2013

Get her a Trojan Twister. It will blow her hair back!

by Anonymousreply 2409/02/2013

The Men of Blanche's Boudoir Calendar.

by Anonymousreply 2509/02/2013

How about some lovely exotic orchids, they are low maintenance and can be kept indoors.

by Anonymousreply 2609/02/2013

Hire gigilos

by Anonymousreply 2709/18/2013

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2909/18/2013

Where does she live? Get her a weekend stay with a girlfriend at a nice hotel along with some theatre tickets.

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by Anonymousreply 3109/18/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 3209/18/2013

When my dad turned 75 I bought him a bottle of really expensive champagne. He liked it.

by Anonymousreply 3309/18/2013

A cemetery plot.

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by Anonymousreply 3509/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3609/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3709/18/2013

Some nembutal from Mexico

by Anonymousreply 3809/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3909/18/2013

Big black realistic penis shaped dildo

by Anonymousreply 4009/18/2013

Anal beads

by Anonymousreply 4109/18/2013

Pogo Stick!

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.

by Anonymousreply 4209/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4309/18/2013

A Sunrise Retirement Center apartment

by Anonymousreply 4409/18/2013

A coffin

by Anonymousreply 4509/18/2013

A trip to a euthanasia clinic.

by Anonymousreply 4609/21/2013

I got my ma a romba (robot vacume cleaner) She really likes it.

by Anonymousreply 4703/11/2015

Get her car detailed for her.

by Anonymousreply 4803/11/2015

A hustler for the weekend

by Anonymousreply 4903/11/2015

How pathetic are you to be asking total strangers what to by YOUR mother?

by Anonymousreply 5003/11/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 5103/11/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 5203/11/2015

Plastic surgery gift certificate

by Anonymousreply 5303/11/2015

If you can't pick out a gift for your own mother OP, you are pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 5403/11/2015

Spend more time with her, OP, it's the most valuable gift you have.

by Anonymousreply 5503/11/2015

A little trip together, she just wants to spend time with you

by Anonymousreply 5603/11/2015

[You do realize that this is a troll, right? You might want to stop talking to it.]

by Anonymousreply 5703/11/2015

A decorative urn might be nice.

by Anonymousreply 5803/11/2015

A gift certificate for anal bleaching.

by Anonymousreply 5903/11/2015

What I got Harold! Five dollars!

by Anonymousreply 6003/11/2015

One of those vials with the supernatural glowing liquid from Isabella Rossellini. And happy birthday to your Mom, sincerely.

by Anonymousreply 6103/11/2015

Something to do with music. The love of music lasts forever.

by Anonymousreply 6203/11/2015

What did you end up getting your mother, OP?

by Anonymousreply 6303/11/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 6403/11/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 6503/11/2015

[You do realize that this is a troll, right? You might want to stop talking to it.]

by Anonymousreply 6603/11/2015

R22, I say go for the 8 to 12 incher and most moms prefer AstroGlide...I'm just sayin', 75 should be special.

by Anonymousreply 6703/12/2015

How about a burial plan.

by Anonymousreply 6803/12/2015
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