#22 Posted on 24.8.05 1538.22 Reposted on: 24.8.12 1544.04
Dad - a bathrobe and slippers, as he was in hospital at the time.
Mom - a framed portrait of the grandkids, and fruit-of-the- month subscription.
The last presents I got them when they were still healthy was a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, which they later re-gifted to my Aunt.
I have in many ways been closer to my in-laws for years, and Mrs. t-o-n and I always give a donation in her Dad's name to the local foodshare (his standard request).
For her mom, a flowering plant and a day at the spa (massage, nails, facials, etc.). She and her friends go together twice a year, usually a week or so before Easter and a week or two before Thanksgiving.
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#23 Posted on 24.8.05 1616.49 Reposted on: 24.8.12 1623.14
I got my mother a super-ultra George Forman Grill thing for her most recent birthday on 6/29. Removable dishwasher-safe plates, temperature gauge with timer, and large enough to cook four burgers at the same time if you want. Such a great invention.
#24 Posted on 24.8.05 1922.07 Reposted on: 24.8.12 1926.46
I don't remember the last present I got my dad but then I haven't talked to him for over 2 years now. But it was probably a couple ties, he always wore button up shirts and ties everywhere he went.
My mom, I remember because I just do. She was going blind from Diabetes and she was hiding it from us. This is sad, but she said she was embarassed by it and didn't want to be a 'bother' to me and my dad, which was stupid.
I bought her a cd disc changer and told her she could put all 27 of the cd's she owned in it, and she could use the remote to skip to which ever one she wanted to listen to.
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#30 Posted on 8.9.05 1029.52 Reposted on: 8.9.12 1030.09
Originally posted by DrOpZed--have you and Guru decided on gifts yet? Has this thread been helpful at all?
I have an idea but I haven't run it by Aaron yet because I'd probably want to split it with him 'cause it's kinda pricey.
Technically, I'm now late as Dad's birthday is TODAY, but my out is I'm waiting until I can get to Modesto to give them their gift (that is, the gift that isn't me showing up at their place - which is some other kinda gift altogether) - besides I still have a couple weeks before Mom's birthday. ;-)
My parents have decided to get THEMSELVES a new giant gas grill, so apparently one of my gifts will be to char some kind of meat for them when I'm there and also be jealous and envious of the big shiny barbecue I can't have for myself until we move to a place with a back yard.