What to get for the mother who wants for noth­ing

Al­though we love our mothers dearly, it’s fair to say they are the hard­est peo­ple to buy gifts for.

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From Christ­mas, to birthdays, to Mother’s Day: it’s sim­ply not an easy task. With fa­thers, you know you can draw from a pool of re­sources. How can you go wrong with a box of beer or any car or bike re­lated prod­uct? Dad will al­ways love what you get him as long as you ap­peal to his tastes. But with Mum, she’s so busy look­ing af­ter the kids, the house and the fam­ily that we of­ten lose sight of her hob­bies, in­ter­ests and any­thing else she holds dear to her. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s that once we can gain an idea of what she would like, the ap­pre­ci­a­tion is great. So what do you get for the mother who has ev­ery­thing? Or the mother who ap­pears to want for noth­ing yet never treats her­self? It’s time to be­come an in­ves­ti­ga­tor. Whether you live at home with your mother, or you visit her with your own chil­dren, just by look­ing around and tak­ing no­tice of things, it will soon be­come ob­vi­ous what holds her in­ter­est. Does she have lots of same-themed items around the home? For ex­am­ple, bright coloured vases, din­ing sets and table­cloths? Does she buy the same mag­a­zine ev­ery week? Does she watch a lot of TV? Ap­peal to her in­ter­ests, make her see you are tak­ing in­ter­est. Buy her some­thing bright to match what she has, get her a mag­a­zine sub­scrip­tion to her favourite mag­a­zine, buy her a TV pro­gramme sub­scrip­tion or a new TV if it’s within your bud­get. By see­ing what she takes plea­sure from, she will love the thought that has gone into the gift. But some mothers sim­ply just don’t show what they love. You can never go wrong with a box of choco­lates and a heart­felt card, a pic­ture of the grand­chil­dren or break­fast in bed. Ev­ery­thing is ap­pre­ci­ated to show YOUR ap­pre­ci­a­tion for HER.

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