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Thread: Mother's Day Gifts

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    Mother's Day Gifts

    Members of my family do well if they remember to wish me "Happy Mother's Day" - and that really is - most of the time - okay.

    This year I bought myself my own gift.

    A Hiker H-901 grommet press.

    It should last quite a bit longer than dinner, candy, and/or flowers.

    (DH did bring in some lilacs today - they are wonderful!)
    (They did buy a Nook for me one year - I have enjoyed having it!)

    Do any of you buy yourselves "gifts" - and if so, what?

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    I have in the past - not all of the time but sometimes. Sometimes the only way to get what you want is to get it yourself

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    I'v bought myself 5 ct tennis bracelet, 2 ct dia earrings, 6 ct. morganite ring,Russian chrome diopsde ring
    lot of other jewelry, a emb machine, featherweight machine.A few other things too.If I want I, I get it,
    Oh ad a full length female mahogany mink coat.and a 2ct. cocktail diamond ring.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    My sweet DD has already wished me an early Mother's Day greeting in text. I sometimes get double whammy....My birthday is sometimes on Mother's day. Missed it by three days this year!

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    My DH got me a OLfa 17 inch Rotating Cutting Mat at Joanns and used a 60% off coupon, too. Love it!!!

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    Yes - I get whatever I want whenever I want it. Why not. Mr Stitchnripper and I don't have the kind of relationship where we ask permission. we are level headed and can afford what we want. We also don't want anything all that far out.
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    for anniversaries my dh uses the traditional chart.
    one year I got some dirftwood, I love driftwood.
    Last year I got a little wind chime with a kitty on it.
    Wonder what Ill get this year???? He always comes up with great ideas.
    We get what we want/need and never ask permission either.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    My husband always wants a list from me - so I finally said why don't I just order what I want and then you can wrap it. And he thought it was a wonderful idea. (He doesn't have to wrap it - but he wants to.) This year I ordered 2 dies from Accuquilt. I am not big on Mother's Day - I prefer to be shown love all year long not just one day and at 60 there is very little that I want or need. But they insist, for me I prefer spending the day together and having a nice meal.

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    My family has a tradition. All the moms get together and have a moms day out shopping, having lunch, doing girl things, whatever we want. The dads hang out at home together and do fun things with the kids. We were all stay-home moms when the kids were little, so it was nice to have an entire day to ourselves. This year it was me, my mom, my sister-in-law, and my niece, who, at age 16, has decided it's more fun to hang with us than the dads. We went fabric shopping, had lunch, went shoe shopping, went to a coffee shop, checked out the new toys at Best Buy, went to a bookstore, had drinks, and most of all, laughed and laughed. I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything.

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    Having my family drop over and give me a hug is all the gift I need.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I am not buying myself a Mother's Day present but I am buying myself a 60 birthday (May 29) and a retirement present. I am going to buy a Barnett lap quilt frame

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    I gave my husband a nice "thank you" card for our three children on Mothers Day. I am blessed every day and a "I love you mom" is enough for me.

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    The kids and adopted kids (my daughters friends from high school who adopted us a their parents) always remember us through out the year .
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    One son always sends me flowers as he lives in AZ. the others invite me to their homes or take me out to eat. Just a message or card is fine with me

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    Mother's Day makes me want to cry, especially when I walk past the greeting card or gift displays, since my own mother died. She and I always loved to shop together, and I feel her presence in the dressing rooms as JC Penny's, etc. Silly? Sometimes I do shop for myself around this time and in my head I talk with her about how things fit and what looks good in the mirror. My own daughters sometimes do wonderful things, like the year they got together and bought me an iPod engraved with "Thanks for listening, your favorite four." Some years one might send a gift, another a card, or even an electronic greeting or a phone call. They are all very loving and all are mothers themselves to kids or dogs. Mostly I think the holiday is promoted by retailers to make a buck. Love is an everyday thing.

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    I'm not a mother, but I just went out and purchased a annuals for my above ground pots that supplement all my perennials. That's an advantage of being single, you buy what you want when you want.

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    I picked out bloc loc rulers and had my husband and 2 children buy them for me. Other wise I would have just gotton money. This way I got what I want.
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    If I don't get myself something, I get nothing at all. I bought myself a pretty card and I'll be ordering flowers tomorrow.

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    I love the crazy, odd stuff I get from the kids. But yep, you bet I buy gifts for myself. A package or packages will be delivered and DH will say what is that and I say it's my (pick one) birthday, Christmas, Valentine, Mother's Day, Anniversary, gift you bought me. He says I hope you like it. I have always bought and wrapped a gift to myself for Christmas and put under the tree. I like buying myself things I want.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
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    Every birthday I buy myself a gift. I also stuff my own Christmas stocking . A few years ago hubby and I decided to try to "give less stuff" and instead "do more stuff" (things v experience). For Mothers Day we eat out and do an activity, which I choose or have input on. Last year our family saw MidSummer's Night Dream outside with dinner at the Botanical Garden. Thus year we are having brunch at an English pub and then going to the Art Museum.
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    My son and I are going for brunch. took the furs to the furrier for the summer months, and I saw a great jacket for $600 on sale. my jacket would have been $185-195 to fix, so I treated myself to a new one. I'll pay for brunch with my son, he's out of work and I want to be with him, not take his last few bills he does have.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I had all my children close together so it was a house full of preschoolers, teenagers and such. I used to get bedding plants and a whole day to myself to plant them. No kids, no house, no cooking etc. What a treat. Now that my kids are grown and I have day after day where I can do what I want they come and plant the planters and such and that is a treat. I get to enjoy flowers for months.

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    My daughter got me a FitBit. I guess she's trying to tell me something!
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    I ordered myself a ladder from Little Giant, it's a ladder that converts to a step stool. It's not real big but it is sturdy and just what I need. I'm short and I'm tired of having to wait until my husband is around to reach something for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjwilder View Post
    I ordered myself a ladder from Little Giant, it's a ladder that converts to a step stool. It's not real big but it is sturdy and just what I need. I'm short and I'm tired of having to wait until my husband is around to reach something for me.
    My DH can reach about a foot higher than I can. He likes to "organize" by pushing stuff on the top shelf to the back.
    Now I make a point of asking "Hon, will you get ___ from that shelf?" as often as I can.

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