Birthday gifts for parents

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by babadook, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Update: Ok, so I settled on a plum tree. Why you might ask? I don't know. Could be a symbol of youth. But please do not stop posting your ideas. There's always next year...

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    So my mothers birthday is coming up and I feel I have to give her something. I asked her what she wanted but she said that she didn't really want anything else than a good dinner etc. So, what to do? My dad already shotgunned the dinner so I should come up with something else.

    Got any ideas? Do you usually give your parents gifts? What do you give? I can't really remember how I solved this issue last year...

    Things done in the past though;
    glass coasters with pics of her kids (that would be me)
    a gift card for a massage place (bad idea, wallet empty)
    A home made wooden bowl (obviously an bad idea but somehow considered sweet if you're 10 years old)

    I'm thinking about one of those Frö greenhouses from Ikea and maybe add a plant to that.
     
  2. Zacirus

    Zacirus Wasteland Lurker

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    Aug 8, 2008
    One dozen roses, a birthday card, a bathroom pack (soaps, a sponge, bathsalts) and some scented candles, my mom liked that for last year. You could try that.
     
  3. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    This never goes wrong, when in doubt buy:




    Best socks that money can buy for a woman.
     
  4. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Is that a Large sports sock?

    It's not a bad idea. I think I've done the soap and bathsalt thing before though. Not that it can't be done again of course ;)
     
  5. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Inexpensive, time-wasting, cliche, but usually deemed thoughtful:
    A collage of pictures with you and your mom, with a big heart in the middle and some phrase you'd see in a hallmark card.

    Girls sometimes enjoy straying their interest from materialistic things for more sentimental items. Give it a try if you don't have any "good" ideas.

    This is also a good way for saying, "I'm poor," and could benefit you in the future.
     
  6. Zaron

    Zaron Vault Fossil
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    Feb 5, 2007
    Who buys birthday gifts to his mum? That's like asking for incest.
     
  7. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    You already called dibs on her milk-makers years ago, why not go the whole nine yards?

    I love Arkansas.
     
  8. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    how about a beautifully framed print-out of the 10 most homo-erotic things you've ever said in The Order, decorated using only circa-1991 adult-themed clip-art?

    (most hyphens used in a single sentence, ever).

    or a Brett Favre poster? (GB colors, btw, ftw)
     
  9. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    One word.

    Quaffer.

    She'll find it tasty AND good for her skin.
     
  10. Zacirus

    Zacirus Wasteland Lurker

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    Aug 8, 2008
    Wow so many helpful posts here. :roll:
     
  11. welsh

    welsh This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 5, 2003
    Buy sex toys. Because its what she really wants.
     
  12. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Grandchildren.
     
  13. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    No, it is THE large sports sock. Wool and other materials mixed together with perfect design will keep her feet warm for all situations. A mother with cold feet is not a happy one and these will keep them warm in all conditions.
     
  14. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Ban. Please. I gave her a plum tree.
     
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    DVD release of SWAP.avi
     
  16. Destroyaz_

    Destroyaz_ First time out of the vault

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    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm getting mom some spare batteries and dad a prepaid internet account.
     
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Elder Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    You could think a little and maybe you'll remember something she likes.
     
  18. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 2, 2004
    Well go for things she might use and dosent have. I started a trend, by buying her MP3 player, then laptop and now dish washing machine(its a savior for post birthday parties when cleaning starts).